With strong sales this holiday season, is Microsoft really going to raise the price of Xbox One?

Before the holiday shopping season kicked off, Microsoft said that they would be temporarily cutting the price of the Xbox One to $349.99, a drop of $50. Following this announcement, and a plethora of Black Friday and Christmas deals, the Xbox One outsold the PS4 during Black Friday.

Now that the holidays are over, the company is saying that you need to act by January 3rd if you want to grab a console at the reduced price. According to Major Nelson, after this weekend, the price will jump back up to $400.

That move seems crazy considering that they are finally getting serious momentum behind the platform but that's what the post leads everyone to believe. Although, this could a last holiday push for the console and the company will announce later this week that the price is staying at $349.99 permanently.

But, it is not worth gambling at this point if you intend to buy a console. If you are looking to burn that holiday cash, below are a few deals that can get you the console and a game or two.

  • Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop and Target: $50 off Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Unity Bundle or Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Unity Bundle with Kinect, plus a free $50 gift card
  • Toys 'R Us: $50 off Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Unity Bundle or Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Unity Bundle with Kinect, plus a free Xbox One controller
  • Meijer: $50 off Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Unity Bundle or Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Unity Bundle with Kinect, plus a free Xbox One game of your choice
  • Newegg: $50 off Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Unity Bundle or Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Unity Bundle with Kinect, plus a free 12-month Xbox Live Gold subscription and a $20 Newegg gift card

If you did get an Xbox One this holiday season, let us know in the comments below which games are 'must haves' for newcomers to the platform.

Source: Major Nelson

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