The Xbox Series S can be unloved at times, but Microsoft’s little white box isn’t just a QHD-capable console with 512GB of storage, it’s also a true bargain machine. That’s because unlike its big brother, the Xbox Series X, the Series S often sees some worthwhile sales. Right now, for example, Target is offering a special online-only package that includes a free digital game when you buy Xbox Series S for $297.99.
In total, there are about 50 eligible Xbox titles to choose from, including more recent hits like Diablo IV, MLB The Show 23, Hogwarts Legacyand Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, along with a handful of other digital titles that normally retail for $69.99. And the Xbox Series S on offer is also the “Gilded Hunter Pack”, which includes in-game content for free games like Fortnite, rocket leagueand Fall Guys. However, if you prefer just a direct discount, Best Buy has you covered, offering the same Gilded Hunter Bundle (no free game). for $249.99 ($50 off) through the end of today, August 18.
While the Series S may be seen as the “lesser” Xbox, it plays all the same digital games as the flagship Series X. The compact console also pairs nicely with an Xbox Game Pass subscription, though keep in mind that the console’s 364GB of usable storage can fill it up quickly if you download titles larger than 100GB like Bethesda’s upcoming space epic, star field.