Microsoft released the Xbox One to retail last September, following rival Sony's offering into the market. Since then, new games have launched and a discounted bundle that does not include Kinect has even hit store shelves. But price reductions on the console have been hard to come by, so today's news from Costco will be welcome to would-be customers.
The retail giant is knocking $50 off the price of the full bundle -- the one that includes the Kinect. For $549, folks can now grab the entire thing -- console, Kinect, controller, headphones and even a Forza 5 game for racing enthusiasts. You will even get 12 months of Xbox Live Gold, though that is no longer as necessary as it once was.
Keep in mind that the base price for the Xbox One with Kinect is $499. For $50 more you can get the bundle, complete with a Forza 5 game and a 12 month subscription to Xbox Live Gold, as part of this deal. Otherwise, the regular price is $599.
Costco, for those not familiar, is a popular warehouse chain in the US, and it does require membership, which entails an annual fee. However, if you are already a member, or have been planning to join, then now is the time to take advantage of a good offer. The company does not list how long the deal will last, but you can grab it right online and have your box in "3-5 days".