Posted on September 8, 2014, Viet Do Tomorrow’s Destiny Spurs The Best Xbox One Deals To Date
Update 9/9/14: Destiny is now confirmed as a free game you can choose during this promotion. Newegg’s deal has also ended.
As Bungie’s soon-to-be-a-hit Destiny releases, this week Microsoft is pushing hard for Xbox One sales with a free game promotion. At most retailers you can even get a copy of Destiny for free with the purchase of an Xbox One console. The bonuses seen this week are probably as good as you’ll see for the Xbox One until Black Friday rolls around later this year.
Microsoft’s own store has a pretty awesome deal going on. For the price of a regular Xbox one + Kinect bundle, you not only get the console but a $50 Xbox Gift Card and your choice of 1 out of 34 games. The Xbox Gift Card is redeemable on Xbox LIVE and arrives via email. If you wait until tomorrow, Destiny will be available as a free game in the bundle, as it was an implied option when originally reported here. With the $50 Xbox credit into your account, you can also grab the Destiny Expansion Pass. Essentially getting you a complete Destiny experience with this promotion.
Best Buy: Xbox One Madden NFL 15 Bundle + Free Game (35 options) — $399.99. List is $400.
This offer is almost identical to GameStop’s offer just below. Just be careful, Best Buy lists 43 options as “free games” but we have seen that not all 43 options they list will work (notably the Titanfall Collector’s Edition and WWE 2K15: Hulkamania Collector’s Edition) as they are priced out of the $59.99 range of this offer.
This bundle from GameStop essentially nets you two bonus games with your standard edition Xbox One Console. Unlike the Microsoft Store, GameStop has Diablo III Ultimate available and in-stock.
To get this deal from GameStop, you’ll first have to add the Madden NFL 15 Xbox One bundle to your shopping cart. After that, browse this list of 30 game options and add one to cart as well. When you review your shopping cart before checkout, you will see the game is now marked free.
When you think of NewEgg, you probably think of computer parts, but today Newegg threw up this incredible Xbox bundle on their eBay storefront. For the same price as a standard Xbox One + Kinect, you also receive a free copy of Destiny, Forza Motorsports 5 (digital copy) along with a 12 month subscription to Xbox LIVE Gold. Essentially you’re getting ~$180 in bonuses for what’s usually the standard price of an Xbox with Kinect only. Delivery is also expected to be completed on or before Friday, thanks to Newegg’s quick fulfillment centers.
What all these bundles have in common is an ending point. They all run through September 13th, and from there will return to normal pricing without bonuses. That said, it is likely the NewEgg bundle on eBay will sell out well before this Friday as it is listed with “limited quantity available.” Let us know in the comments if you spot another spin on this free game bundle along with any Destiny + Xbox One related deals and we’ll add to the list above.