As you may have heard, Microsoft has discounted its Xbox One consoles by $50, with the cheapest bundle now selling for just $299. That’s a great
price. But you shouldn’t buy an Xbox One now, given the high probability that Microsoft will announce one or more new consoles next week.
Don’t mistake this advice: I use the Xbox One daily and recommend it, and will continue using it going forward. But the current version of the console has always been too big and too loud, and it’s likely that a coming revision to the Xbox One will solve those issues. So it makes sense to wait.
The question is how long to wait.
Microsoft’s E3 2016 keynote
is just 6 days away. If you’re as serious about Xbox as I am, you’ll want to pay close attention to what the firm announces at the show, and then act accordingly.
So, for example, let’s say Microsoft does announce a slimmer, quieter, cost-reduced Xbox One, which I’ll call Xbox One S for simplicity’s sake. (Where “S” stands for “slim” as it did for the Xbox 360 S that Microsoft announced in 2010, five years after the original console.) At that point, the question will be whether to purchase that new console, which will likely command a higher (or, maybe “normal”) price, or to purchase the initial console version at the $50 discount...