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These are all the Xbox One 2015 holiday bundles you need to know about

Nearly two years after its launch, Microsoft's Xbox One console remains a hot item for the 2015 holiday shopping season. This year, the company has so many different Xbox One bundles with different free games and hardware configurations that it can be extremely confusing to pick which one to buy for the gamer on your holiday shopping list. However, there's no need to panic; we have the full list of all the 2015 Xbox One bundles that are either on sale now or available for pre-order.

Gears of War bundles

There are two Xbox One bundle you can get a free copy of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, the recently launched graphical remake of the original Gears of War shooter game. You can get the regular bundle with a black 500GB Xbox One console, right now for $349 from several retailers. Keep in mind that the game also comes with free downloads of all of the Gears of War games for the Xbox 360 that can be played on the Xbox One later via backwards compatiblity.

Gears of War White Xbox One

In addition, Walmart is taking pre-orders for an exclusive Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Edition bundle, with a free copy of the game alongside a white 500GB version of the console and controller. It will start shipping at the end of October

Pre-order the Xbox One Special Edition Gears of War Bundle at Walmart for $349 (opens in new tab)

EA Sports bundles

Electronic Arts has teamed up with Microsoft for two Xbox One bundles, both with the 1TB version of the console with free EA Sports games. Both also come with one year of EA Access, which allows users to play a number of older EA games for free.

The Madden 16 bundle comes with a free copy of the always popular pro football game from EA

Similarly, the FIFA 16 bundle gives pro soccer fan a free copy of the hit game along with their 1TB Xbox One

Forza Motorsport 6 Bundle

If you love racing sims, then you likely already know about Forza Motorsport 6. If you want both the game and a custom Xbox One console, you should consider the Xbox One Limited Edition Forza Motorsport 6 Bundle. The Xbox One itself has a slick looking blue color for the console and controller, and there's even some simulated racing sounds when you turn the console on and off. You can also get the full Forza Motorsport 6 game for free along with a code for a Ten Year Anniversary Car Pack.

Halo 5: Guardians Bundle

Halo fans have been waiting a long time for a true next-gen game in the shooter series, and Halo 5: Guardians for the Xbox One will be that game. Fans can also get a 1TB limited edition Xbox One Halo 5 bundle with a special Halo-themed custom design for both console and controller, along with special Halo-based sounds. It comes with a free copy of the Limited Edition version of the game, which has some extra pyshial and digital content. The console starts shipping on October 20.

Rise of the Tomb Raider Bundle

Microsoft wants everyone to know that the Xbox platform will be the first place anyone can get Rise of the Tomb Raider, the next game in the long-running action-adventure series. That includes a Xbox One Rise of the Tomb Raider bundle with the 1TB version of the console and free copies of both Rise of the Tomb Raider and Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, along with a Tactical Survival Kit Content Pack for the new game. The bundle will start shipping on November 3 and is available only at Best Buy and Microsoft Stores in the US

LEGO Movie bundle

If you want to buy an Xbox One for your child or other younger family member or friend, this might be the one to get. It has the 500GB version of the console with a free copy of the recent f The LEGO Movie Videogame.

Fallout 4 Bundle

Bethesda Softworks will release its massive post-apocalypse RPG Fallout 4 soon, and Microsoft is ready with a 1TB Xbox One bundle that include a free copy of the game, along with a free copy of Fallout 3 for the Xbox 360 that can be played on the Xbox One via backwards compatiblity. It ships on November 10.

Xbox One 1TB Holiday Bundle

Gamers will really love this holiday bundle from Microsoft. It has the 1TB version with three free games: Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Rara Replay (with 30 older games from Rare made to work on the Xbox One) and Ori and the Blind Forest. It ships on October 27.

Xbox One Kinect Bundle

Microsoft still wants people to try out its Kinect motion and voice sensor for the Xbox One so it has thrown in three free games (Dance Central Spotlight, Kinect Sports Rivals, and Zoo Tycoon) with its latest Kinect bundle with the 500GB Xbox One console. It ships on October 27

Xbox One Elite Bundle

This is the only Xbox One bundle being sold without a free game, but that may not matter for the hardcore gamer who is the target of this product. The Xbox One Elite Bundle comes with a 1TB hybrid hard drive with a solid state componant that will reportedly load games up to 20% faster. It also comes with the new Xbox One Elite Controller with lots of extra features.

Conclusion

Alltogether, Microsoft has 12 different Xbox One bundles this year, and they all cater to different audiences. Which Xbox One bundle do you play to buy for yourself, and which ones are you thinking about getting as gifts for family or friends? Let us know in the comments!

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29 Comments
  • Bummer... I was hoping for another Halo bundle with regular console and controller, not just the limited one.
  • But the Halo 5 LE bundle is so much nicer! Then again, I feel you on the $100 markup.
  • Nice to see 1TB bundles are available, with 2015 games taking up between 35 and 50GB on average it is good you can now install more than 10 games without getting out of storage.
  • 2015? How about 2014's Halo: TMCC, which is around 62 GB?
  • External HDD. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • As nice as they are they dont always work especially on preview branch.
  • Elite bundle has my attention
  • Me too.
  • I want the Elite with Kinect. Unless, maybe they announce some new xbox Cortana accesory that doesn't require Kinect.
  • I'm trading my launch console, but keeping the kinect. EB have said nothing about needed it, just have to trade the console, a controller and the cables.
  • Unless they start offering the bundles with a physical copy of the game, I won't buy 1. Shame cause I would like the Halo but no disc means no buy. Looking at the Elite bundle though.
  • GameStop doesn't sell bundles with digital copies. They alone give physical games, so if you have one, check it out.
  • But game stop said they were stopping the sale of console with bundled games.
  • That was with bundled DIGITAL games. They will and do still offer bundles with physical games. They did it to protect themeselves, as they can't make any money off reselling didgital games and are thus against it :/
  • To bad the Tomb Raider Xbox One does not like it was chiseld out of rock to match the theme.
  • I already have an Xbox One and I don't care about racing games, but that Forza bundle looks great. Anyone know if that controller can be bought separately?
  • Yes at the Microsoft Store.
  • The controller is awesome and comfortable as all hell
  • I wish the Forza Xbox was painted to match that Ford GT. Color doesn't match IMO.
  • They really should have bundled the Forza 6 Ultimate edition with the console. You're buying a console too; you should get everything.  
  • Yep though they'd have to had shipped early to make the most of ultimate
  • Already Preordered the Elite bundle. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • How many are there of ones I don't need to know about?
  • Already got m6y forza bundle
  • Upgrading to an elite. Its a shame bestbuy wont match trade value cause im losing faith in ebgames id go to microplay before id go to eb but I don't think their offering it
  • I've got the Elite on order. Was keen on the Halo 5 bundle, but I'm trading my launch console, and there's a $100 difference in favour of the Elite when trading at my local EB Games. I'm moving house after Christmas so if I find I need(want) another console, I'll go after the Halo 5 bundle then. My launch day controller is wearing out physically too, so the Elite controller will be good for wear and tear. A month to go.
  • I want the Forza console for its beauty and the Elite console for its better drive and controller. Maybe someday... It's not like I don't have two Xbox Ones already.
  • Since I have little kids, I will probably be getting the Rare Replay bundle this holiday season. I can pick up a used Xbox One Kinect controller on Craig's List for $50 bucks.Too bad they don't throw in one headset with the controller.
  • No Holiday Bundle? You'd get Rare plus two more games and a better hard drive for the extra fifty bucks.