Free Game of Choice with Xbox One

All next week, you can get a great deal with a new Xbox One.

If you're still on the fence about getting an Xbox One, now's your chance.

From September 7th through the 13th, buying a new Xbox One will net you a free game. What can you choose from? Any disc-based game! As long as it's not a pre-order.

"...the sky's the limit: Whether you want to lock-and-load with your friends in Destiny or Titanfall, face the legions of hell in Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, hack the planet in Watch_Dogs, or hit the sports arena of your choice in Madden NFL 15 or NHL 15, the choice is yours."

Want more? The deal even works with a few bundles:

"...the offer is good for our Xbox One system bundles, too – so if you want to pick up the Xbox One Madden NFL 15 Bundle or Forza Motorsport 5 Bundle, you're getting another free game of your choice priced at $59.99 or lower on top of it!"

It's a tremendously good promotion for people who've waited for the best deal possible. For those who very recently purchased an Xbox One in preparation for Destiny – cough, myself – it's a painful $60 lesson. Eventually, there will always be a better deal...but it'll be tough to beat this one.

So why is Microsoft doing this? Our guess is to inflate console sales even further for the end of Q3. Destiny is no doubt pushing units, so maximizing that number would give them a hefty sales figure to throw around come Q4/Holiday 2014. It could also be an effort to simply widen the install base for Halo: The Master Chief Collection and beyond.

Colt "ShdwFlm" Casey
Deputy Editor


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