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Xbox's Big Annual Sale Returns Next Week; Xbox One Drops to $280 Today

The Steam sale is almost over, but now it's Xbox's turn.


This summer will see the latest iteration of the Xbox Store's Ultimate Game Sale, with things set to kick off this coming Tuesday, July 5.

The week-long sale will include over 250 Xbox games alongside deals on Windows 10 games and Xbox One consoles, according to Microsoft. Specific game prices have not been announced--those will be shared on July 3--but the company says discounts on Xbox games will be up to 60 percent off, with some games offering even larger price cuts. Those with an Xbox Live Gold subscription will save an additional 10 percent.

Among the games included are newer releases like Doom, Quantum Break, Mirror's Edge Catalyst, Dark Souls III, and The Division's Underground DLC. Xbox 360 games playable on Xbox One (such as The Witcher 2, South Park: The Stick of Truth, and Deus Ex: Human Revolution) will also be a part of the sale. On the PC side, Quantum Break, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will all be on sale.

In terms of hardware, Xbox One consoles can be had for as little as $280 starting today. The name-your-game, Quantum Break, and Gears of War bundles can (along with a few others) all be had for that price at retailers like Best Buy, Amazon, and GameStop. The Microsoft Store also has them on sale, and is throwing in a $50 gift card, a free controller, and a free select game. Keep in mind, though, that a new version of the Xbox One is on the way.

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