Good news, gamers! Microsoft announced Monday they will be offering a Madden 18 Xbox One S bundle on the same day the game launches and it’s now up for preorder for $279.
The bundle comes with a 500GB Xbox One S, an Xbox Wireless Controller, and a standard edition of Madden 18. It is also packed with a couple of other, smaller bonuses including a one-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass, a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial, and a promo code that gets you 20% off an order at NFLShop.com.
Not a bad collection of stuff for $280. In fact, it’s slightly cheaper than the standard retail price of 500 GB Xbox One S systems, which tend to be $300 but are occasionally discounted to $250. Not to mention, it’s picked up on the same day EA’s next entry in its long-running Madden series launches.
Madden NFL 18 is a special version of the long-loved game, not just because the league’s best-ever quarterback, Tom Brady, graces the cover of the box. This year, the game also adds a new story mode called Longshot, wherein gamers can play through the life of an NFL prospect heading into the draft. The game will feature dedicated Xbox servers as well for better stability, speed, and reliability.
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The Madden 18 Xbox One S bundle will be available in the US, Canada, and Mexico starting August 25. For those who already own a console, the game can be pre-ordered alone directly from Microsoft.
Meanwhile, Microsoft has also launched another promotion: a 1TB Xbox One S systems with a free game of your choice (up to $60). The said game comes in addition to any game the system might already be bundled with. This offer, per Gamespot, is available through Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Target, GameStop, the Microsoft Store, and other retailers in the United States. It’s unclear, however, how long the promo runs.
Keep in mind though that Xbox One X is arriving in a few months. The upgraded version launches in November for $500, and pre-orders will apparently begin before long.