Xbox Series X now available in new Forza Horizon 5 bundle

Xbox Series X — Forza Horizon 5 Bundle with all content laid out.
(Image credit: Xbox | Best Buy)

What you need to know

  • The Xbox Series X is Microsoft's flagship current-gen console, and is in high demand.
  • On Thursday, Microsoft announced a new bundle that includes the Xbox Series X and Forza Horizon 5 Premium Edition.
  • The bundle retails for USD $559.99, and is available from Microsoft and third-party retailers.
  • With the Xbox Series X — Forza Horizon 5 Bundle, players get the console, an Xbox Wireless Controller, Forza Horizon 5, and almost all its DLC and add-ons.

Millions of players already have an Xbox Series X in their living room, but there are countless more who haven't been able to find the Xbox Series X in stock and at its retail price, even over two years after the console's release. A new bundle from Microsoft may give some of those players a chance to acquire an Xbox Series X, along with one of its most critically-acclaimed and beloved games.

The Xbox Series X — Forza Horizon 5 Bundle, announced by Microsoft on Thursday, is now available to preorder directly from Microsoft and is rolling out via third-party retailers such as Best Buy. The bundle retails for $559.99, a $60 increase over the cost of an Xbox Series X by itself, and includes a tantalizing amount of content for fans of one of Xbox's best racing games.

Here's what's included in the Xbox Series X — Forza Horizon 5 Bundle:

Normally, Forza Horizon 5 Premium Edition runs for $99.99 on its own, meaning players are getting all the Premium Edition upgrades without the added premium (get it?), saving $40 with this bundle. It remains to be seen just how much stock will be available for the Xbox Series X — Forza Horizon 5 Bundle, so interested buyers should act fast to get their hands on an Xbox Series X of their own. The Microsoft Store lists the bundle as officially releasing on Jan. 9, 2023.

Zachary Boddy
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Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer for Windows Central, primarily focused on covering the latest news in tech and gaming, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting Windows and Xbox hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life starting with the original Xbox, and started out as a freelancer for Windows Central and its sister sites in 2019. Now a full-fledged Staff Writer, Zachary has expanded from only writing about all things Minecraft to covering practically everything on which Windows Central is an expert, especially when it comes to Microsoft. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.