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Microsoft - Xbox One S 500GB Console - White

Own the Xbox One S (500GB), featuring an Xbox wireless controller. Experience the only console with 4K Blu-ray, 4K video streaming, and High Dynamic Range.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Xbox One S 500GB Console
    • Xbox Wireless Controller
    • HDMI cable (4K Capable)
    • AC power cable

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1734 out of 1772)

    Features


    OVER 100 EXCLUSIVE GAMES

    Xbox One S has over 100 exclusive games, built-in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™ and 4K video streaming.

    CONSOLE EXCLUSIVES

    Play console exclusives like Forza Motorsport 7, Crackdown 3, and State of Decay 2 plus blockbusters like Madden 18, Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™, Minecraft and FIFA 18.

    HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE

    Experience richer, more luminous colors in games like Forza Motorsport 7 and Middle-earth: Shadow of War.

    With a higher contrast ratio between lights and darks, High Dynamic Range technology brings out the true visual depth of your games.

    4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY AND VIDEO STREAMING

    With four times the resolution of Full HD, 4K Ultra HD delivers the clearest, most realistic video possible.

    The Xbox One S lets you stream 4K content on Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu and watch Ultra HD Blu-ray™ movies in stunning visual fidelity with High Dynamic Range.

    Enjoy your favorite apps like YouTube, HBO GO, Spotify, and ESPN. And experience premium Dolby Atmos 7 and DTS:X audio.

    MULTIPLAYER NETWORK

    Find friends, rivals, and teammates in the global gaming community. Dedicated Xbox Live servers maximize performance by ensuring stability, speed, and reliability.

    Compete, connect, and share across platforms with gamers on Xbox One and Windows 10. And get two-four free games each month with Xbox Live Gold.

    PLAY POPULAR XBOX 360 GAMES AND ENJOY EXCLUSIVE OFFERS LIKE XBOX GAME PASS

    Xbox Game Pass gives you unlimited access to over 100 great Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles.

    Relive your favorite game franchises from the beginning and across generations. Enjoy the freedom of Xbox Play Anywhere games on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC at no additional cost. All Xbox One games and accessories work with Xbox One S

    *Motion-Sensing technology requires Kinect Sensor (sold separately).


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1772 reviews

    98%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 21 reviews

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Exactly what I expected

      Posted
      DRGZ
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I finally took the plunge and joined the Xbox One/PS4 generation of consoles. I was kind of a lapsed gamer, only occasionally playing Nintendo games on Wii U/3DS since getting rid of my PS3 and 360. Though I own a Nintendo Switch now, the past couple years I generally wasn't interested in joining this gen of consoles. After Picking up a 4K TV, I started to consider purchasing a PS4 Pro and Xbox One X. However, when I came across the One S for $190, I couldn't ignore this deal for the "lesser" version between the S and X consoles. The console itself looks good. I don't care much for white, but it works, and my Nintendo Switch looks good on top of it. The controller feels great. Though, the d-pad feels stiff and slightly awkward in positioning. Setup for this console is as simple as can be if anyone is intimidated by electronics. Not much else to add here, so what about performance... I don't have much to compare this system against, so the S holds up really well on its own merits. The games I have played run well and look good. I really enjoyed playing Cuphead but noticed minor technical issues--not sure if it's the optimization of the game or the hardware itself. The only slight gripe I have is the dashboard. It seems to be a bit more than the S model can handle and is not always the smoothest experience while navigating--I assume the One X handles the dash smoothly but I don't know. Now that I've had a few weeks with the console, I'm really glad I decided to go with the S instead of the $500 X. It's not to say I won't upgrade to the X in the near future, but I think this will tide me over until Xbox releases its next console or the X receives a price drop.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good

      Posted
      Garyghazarian
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Okay, so I had to upgrade when the disc drive on my original Xbox One stopped reading discs. That said, I'm going to get that repaired at least so it'll be in my office. The timing was right though as I got this when it was less than $200. But now on to this puppy... I'm really enjoying the form factor on this one a lot. This thing does run smooth and still runs games like a charm. I have a projector setup, though not at 4K just yet - I'm holding out on that format as 1080 is still sufficient for me - and this is still worthy of an entertainment device for sure. What's also useful is how I had my game installs on an external drive so I could do a seem-less transition over. What stinks is that I'll eventually have to get an adapter if I want to use the Kinect on this, and I actually utilized it a few different times (but I'll be honest, it was for voice commands mostly). What also stinks is that the storage space on board is so limited, though that's a common problem. If you have 4K and want super-high performance, then go ahead and shell out for the X. If you are a bit on the "lower end" then this is best bang for the buck. However, I should once more stress that I got this heavily on sale, so yes I can say it's for sure a bargain. Otherwise, if you get a bundle for around $250-300, then go for that!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A solid improvement over the original

      Posted
      cac237
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Okay, so I had to upgrade when the disc drive on my original Xbox One stopped reading discs. That said, I'm going to get that repaired at least so it'll be in my office. The timing was right though as I got this when it was less than $200. But now on to this puppy... I'm really enjoying the form factor on this one a lot. This thing does run smooth and still runs games like a charm. I have a projector setup, though not at 4K just yet - I'm holding out on that format as 1080 is still sufficient for me - and this is still worthy of an entertainment device for sure. What's also useful is how I had my game installs on an external drive so I could do a seem-less transition over. What stinks is that I'll eventually have to get an adapter if I want to use the Kinect on this, and I actually utilized it a few different times (but I'll be honest, it was for voice commands mostly). What also stinks is that the storage space on board is so limited, though that's a common problem. If you have 4K and want super-high performance, then go ahead and shell out for the X. If you are a bit on the "lower end" then this is best bang for the buck. However, I should once more stress that I got this heavily on sale, so yes I can say it's for sure a bargain. Otherwise, if you get a bundle for around $250-300, then go for that!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      May not be the right product category for you

      Posted
      ActiveUser
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      If you haven't used modern consoles, the XBoxOne (and similar consoles) may just be annoying, so if you buy one start using it quickly so you'll know if you want to return it quickly. Much of the start-up time goes into doing things that are easier to do on a PC. Hand held systems are easier to use and, I feel, just as fun. If you're not already a console warrior then you may be turned off by the set-up time before you can enjoy playing your games. Then again, the struggle may lead to a sense of accomplishment and mystique. I'm just old and not that impressed. Otherwise I recognize that XBoxOneS style consoles have a lot to offer. Otherwise there are better alternatives for your money and your time. 3 relevant things about me: 1) I play games on the PC. The PC is just easier to use, IMHO. Consoles may seem simpler, but that's an illusion. 2) I use the Chromecast ALL THE TIME, and I have a relatively cheap smart phone. The XBoxOne was not a comparable user experience. 3) I mostly play on Nintendo handheld systems due to convenience and fun factor. 4) I have other things that I WANT to do with my leisure time (but don't find myself having enough time for), and so I really cringe at the time messing with the XBoxONe's UI, downloading and installing software, etc.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great System, Poor Controller..

      Posted
      kingy69
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      So happy with my purchase of the Xbox One. Traditionally I am a PlayStation guy, but my fiancé has really converted met to a full-fledged Xbox'er. Unfortunately I have to take a star away due to the controller that came in my systems' bundle. It does not turn the system on when the "X" is held down. It does seem to function eventually once the system has been turned on and it syncs up. I have also had troubles with it syncing with the console though as well. As I said in my review of the Xbox Controller..I am glad I purchased the extra controller because I am able to use that secondary controller (which functions as it should). I have contacted Best Buy today though, after much procrastination, and they are having me bring it into the store to more than likely be replaced!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Gift for Grandson

      Posted
      Btgma
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      purchased this online for my Grandson to be able to play with his friends when he visits. He loved it. I only gave it 4 stars as it came with a game card which was to give him some kind of access to his game, but it would not work. It said it was expired, We called and I was very disappointed with the help we received with trying to remedy the issue. They advised us we could go online and buy one, a game card. I went to the nearest Best Buy to my location and the manager was very helpful and gave a solution that should work. We will see if it does when he comes again. I love the customer service and products available from Best Buy. Never had an issue that wasn't resolved quickly except this one. Otherwise he is happy with his gift. Would Recommend Best Buy for all you electronic needs & Geek Squad rocks

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great price for a good console.

      Posted
      Will
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I had been debating getting an Xbox One to upgrade my old and outdated Xbox360 for some time, but wasn't sure I wanted to spend $300 (or $250, when that was the sale price for the S), nor did I like the selection of games included in any of the bundles. In fact, I wasn't really interested in a bundle at all; all I really wanted was a console by itself, and was somewhat frustrated that there weren't any options to do just that (at least if I wanted it new, anyway). I was very happy to see in Best Buy's Black Friday deals, then, that not only was Microsoft releasing a 500GB standalone console, no bundle need apply, but at the limited time offer price of just $189; a total steal as far as I am concerned. I picked it up at my local Best Buy two weeks ago, and have been having a total blast playing on it. Definitely would recommend this for anyone looking for an affordable next-gen console, who isn't interested in or doesn't mind not getting a game bundle.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great console & Blu-ray player

      Posted
      AaronMG
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I initially bought this because I was looking for a new UHD 4K Blu-ray player. The price of this ($189) was around the same price as the other basic UHD 4K Blu-ray players out there! But this is a full console on top of being a UHD 4K Blu-ray player. So... it's been great so far (I've had for about 4 months now). Amazing UHD 4K Blu-ray player (you have to download the Blu-ray app) and a fun console! The only downside is that all the Xbox One S games for this, you have to download first before you can play them! Even if you have the disc, there's still a BIG download that has to take place first before you can play your game. So make sure you have a fast internet connection, patience and maybe start the install hours before you actually want to play your games. Other than that, once you play, it's so fun!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars with 21 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about family , design, game selection and price. Editors are less positive about connectivity. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 98/100 = Excellent quality.
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