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Microsoft - Xbox One S 500GB Madden NFL 18 Bundle with 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray - White-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for sports gamers

    Posted
    ScottMac

    As someone who came from an Xbox 360, I have to say that I’m extremely satisfied with the One S and the bundle that came with it. When I bought my console in December 2017, my bundle included the electronic download Madden 18 and Rocket League, and a three-month free trial to Xbox Game Pass. This bundle package works great for sports gamers, whether you play every now and then or are a consistent video game player. The value of the Madden and Rocket League, $60 and $30 respectively, is what makes the deal. It makes the amount you’re paying for just the console become $190, an extremely good value. When compared to the PlayStation 4, you save about $20 on the overall price, around $280 for the Xbox and $300 for the PS4, and get the extra sports game in the bundle. Although this deal only comes with the white colored Xbox One S, it includes a sports game (which the PS4 bundles don’t have), and beats the competition in price. The performance of the console has also been fantastic. The overall game play has improved, from smoother controls and movements in the games I’ve tried to the efforts to make the games more like what you would expect in real life. In the past month and a half, there have been no issues with crashing or connection to the internet, allowing for smooth online gaming. These were issues that occurred as time progressed with the 360, so it’ll be something to keep an eye on as the One S gets older. The games are required to be downloaded to the hard drive for gameplay, and with the console only having 500 GB, storage can be an issue. However, you can buy an external hard drive for $80-$100 with 2-4 terabytes, which allows for more gaming and is a worthwhile investment for those who will play many games. Having Netflix and other apps available for download is another positive that allows you to only need one device and creates convenience for the user. Finally, the quality of the console is a definite step up from the 360. The graphics are even clearer and more realistic to the athletes that you see either in real life or television. The past few months would suggest that the Xbox is solidly made. It’s a strong console that will hold up for many years, similar to the previous 360. It is also lighter than the 360, which many will appreciate when they have to set it up. While the 4K HD Blu-ray is a part that hasn’t been utilized yet, it’s nice to know that the console has the ability for that usage if/when necessary. All in all, the value, performance, and quality of this Xbox One S bundle makes it a great option for sports gamers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Second Best Xbox One Ever

    Posted
    ccalloway92
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    I absolutely love this Xbox One S. Everything from the new controller to the color (which is handsomely named Robot White), to being able to support up to a 2TB HDD. Blu-ray equipped up to 4K resolution instead of just 1080p with the Xbox One which was my former console. Also, NO HEAVY POWER BRICK. That's what I love the most because I was always looking for a way to hide it from plain sight but now, no need to worry. The Xbox One S also supports HDR, or High Dynamic Range, which greatly broadens the range of displayed colors and contrast. Deeper colors and richer contrast means more vibrant and realistic imagery. All of this creates more stunning, vivid, and lifelike graphics. The HDR upgrade makes for a vivid in-game experience, but you must have an HDR-capable TV. Even then, only a small selection of games, like Gears of War 4 and Forza Horizon 3 support the feature. In terms of aesthetics, the Xbox One S is marvelous compared to the Xbox One. Less bulk all around, the ability to stand it vertically or horizontally if you prefer, and now to Cortana. If you're already familiar with Cortana, great. If not, it is Microsoft's personal assistant. Similar to Siri or Google Now or Alexa, when configured, is aimed at carrying out an array of standard tasks, and thus allows you to look up the weather, search the internet, open apps, and perform a host of other actions. Other more advanced tasks will likely be implemented in the future but it's there if and when you need it. Now to the controller. Really love the textured grip and it takes me back to the old days of Xbox with the smaller controller that came with the OG Xbox. Plus the 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom allows for you to choose to plug in headphones or a headset directly into the Bluetooth controller. Oh, and to mention the Bluetooth, it's great. The range on the controller was extended and makes wireless gaming (which I assume most of us do anyway) much easier. So in short, if you haven't already gotten yourself an S or you're wanting an X, I would say only if you are seeking a true 4K console. Otherwise, pull the trigger and get the S. Without any hesitation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth Every Penny

    Posted
    wjenk42
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    I bought an Xbox360 for my kids last year, and we've enjoyed hours of fun as family with the Kinect and many games. I debated waiting for the Xbox One X, but decided to buy the One S instead, and I'm not disappointed with that decision in the least. The 4K and HDR look amazing on my TV, and the gameplay is extremely smooth. Extras: The free download of Madden 18 made this purchase a no-brainer, but the extras kept coming. I received Forza 5, Battlefield 3, and Ryse: Son of Rome free as part of my Xbox Live membership. I also have Games For Gold, and that gave me several more free titles. A few of the games which I had previously purchased from the Xbox store on the 360 were backwards compatible, and I was able to download those on the new system. I haven't tried out the HD Blu-Ray capability yet, but I will soon., Drawbacks: 1. Uses a huge amount of disk space- If Microsoft were to make a compression utility available in the Xbox store I promise that the number of downloads for said software would crash their server farm. Between the OS, poor native disk management, and bloatware, the 500GB HDD fills up way too quick. I decided to buy a Western Digital 4TB USB HDD for roughly $109, as opposed to the 2TB Seagate they keep right by the Xbox One S displays for roughly the same price. Overall: Worth every penny I paid, and the family is enjoying our gaming together.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun gaming system, at a fair price...

    Posted
    Toddman35
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    This a fun system to game on. I got it for my 9 yr olds birthday, first xbox since the origonal i owned. I hate that Microsoft makes you pay to play online, so I dont. I really wouls like to see a standard 1tb hdd offered, as 500gb fills up Fast. Your forxed to buy a external hd for extra storage or upgrade the internal drive. Which you can get a 2tb internal 2.5 hd for 99.99. The controllers arent as nice as the sonys, as you have to use standard AA batteries. Where as sonys are standard rechargables, microsoft charges a additional 24.99 per controller for a chargable battery lack, such a money grab! Subtracted a star for the small hd, and non rechargable controllers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, mostly

    Posted
    Josh
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    Had to return the first one, otherwise a good product. The game play is fluid, the graphics are impressive. It is a bonus that this Xbox plays bluray. I've had an Xbox, Xbox 360, PS, PS2 & PS3. The Xbox One of course plays and looks better than all of them. I have not played a PS4 yet, so I can't compare the two of them. The Xbox One is sleek, light, and quiet. All games must be downloaded before play, so factor that time into hard drive space decision and planning for game play. Co-op games require that anyone playing together have their own account. This was something I wished that I knew prior. I had to create Microsoft accounts for all my kids, which meant thinking up email accounts for all my kids. There are few kid friendly games available for the Xbox One. This is not a family oriented system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bang for your buck

    Posted
    DadtheGeek
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    I admit, I stay a gen behind on consoles nowadays, but what with the price of college for the kids and all, oh well. I agonized over making the switch to Xbox after owning a PS3 my son and I have enjoyed for years, but the reasons I chose a PS3 are the same reasons I choose an Xbox One now. UHD/4K blu-ray -check. ps4 nope. Access to eaacess - check. PS4 nope. Backwards compatibility to play older, less expensive but still fun games - check. PS4 nope. Some of these were the very reasons I bought a PS3 over a 360, but Sony missed the boat IMHO. We are loving this and getting the free controller and the newest Madden game allowed my son and I to get right to it. I haven’t used the tv features yet that are available through the HDMI Input, but will update if I go that route.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome gift

    Posted
    Grandma
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    Bought this for my grandson who is turning 13. He set it up himself, with an extra external hard drive, also on sale at Best Buy, and everything went great! I’ve learned a lot by reading customer reviews before I bought this. Lots and lots of reviews. That’s how I learned how handy it would be for extra hard drive. He has so many games already and will love being able to download games. Something else I didn’t know, myself. Now I’m trying to comprehend the “club or whatever” that you pay a yearly amount to receive discounts, games, etc. I’ve done all of my shopping online but it seems like the majority of comments say that there are many, many problems if you do the activation online. That it’s best to pay and activate it at the store.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love This System

    Posted
    WJenkins
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    I'm giving this review four stars for two decisions made by Microsoft, which I feel should be viewed separately from the system as whole. Pros: 1. Excellent graphics with smooth frame rates. Games look amazing on this system. 2. Speed: I've experienced no lag or stuttering with the One S. 3. The number backwards compatible titles continues to grow. 4. Games with Gold is well worth the $10 per month, even if you play and game and delete it because you didn't like it. Cons: 1. Having to pop for an additional $29.99 for an adapter to make the Kinect One work with the One S is shady in my opinion. 2. The Blu-ray app is straight garbage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Do you like the future of Dial-up Modems now ???

    Posted
    CVN70
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    I would not recommend any one buying an Xbox with any bundle or used. MS has known about the issue of players getting booted from, disconnected from games, and the system reboots it's self quite frequently while trrying to participate in multi-player games. This is not the sellers problem, that is why I am demanding my refund from Microsoft, they have told me to get refund from my seller That's Wrong. Only one star because I don't think dial-up will make a come back. P.S. - The folks at Xbox support are really friendly and try to help its not their fault eiother, so please be reasonable with them. Thank you

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Controller Disconection

    Posted
    SUNSINE69
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    I Have had Xboxs for a long time. But the S almost made me move to PS4. My Controller kept disconnecting, almost like the batteries were dead. Tried replacing batteries, tried the rechargeable packs, NOTHING. So its the controller right? Go get a new controller and its still happening. I try different brands of batteries everything. Still No. At this point Its the Xbox. I Replace the One S with another One S and it still is doing it. I bite the bullet and buy the One X, and everything is fine but should be with a 300$ Increase. This only got 2 stars because its better than the Wii.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally upgraded!

    Posted
    pianogal
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    So, hubby and I are not ones to jump on the bandwagon when the next new thing comes along..... obviously, since the Xbox one has been out for some time now. If it's not broke don't fix it, right?! However, it had gotten to the point that hubby wasn't able to play the latest games anymore, and he was very interested in the new WWII game out. So, we bit the bullet and upgraded over Black Friday. Got an awesome deal through Best Buy. Was delivered quickly. All was in brand new condition. Works beautifully! Will have fun learning the new format, but over all I think it will be fairly intuitive. Great buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Game on!!

    Posted
    FriscoJG
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    Aside from the lengthy and confusing set up (due to download of updates and Wi-fi network dependent set up, I was able to start playing games after 2-3 days of set up and multiple downloads of initial updates. The only drawback is that you can't simply plug and play. You will need some patience for all the initial system updates to download. As long as you have sufficient broadband capacity to complete all necessary set-up downlaods, then you'll begin to utilize the console. I've always been an Xbox gamer and this console did not disappoint once I completed all the initial set up downlaods for the console.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible performance

    Posted
    Jimmy
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    The XBox One S is junk. We were so excited to upgrade from the XBox 360, but we were extremely disappointed. When it works, it’s great. It works 10 percent of the time. It always disconnects from the internet in WiFi mode. The connection always drops in the middle of multi player games, and I mean like every minute. I finally paid a guy $250 to hard wire an Ethernet connection to my router, and even then I have to restart the XBox 2 or 3 times before the connection is stable enough to play. Wait for the replacement and check if others have good performance before spending your money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent. Long setup.

    Posted
    DavidF
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    My last system was a PS2 and Wii. Never though I would buy a XBOX but I am glad I did. It is user friendly and not just a gaming system but also an entertainment system. Setup takes 30 mins with highs peed internet. Madden took about 5 hours to fully download at 17 Mbps. File is 39 GBs. What I DID NOT LIKE is having to setup Microsoft account for each person. There is a guest account but all achievements can be tracked and backup-ed online. The accounts make it possible for each player to have their on set of parental restrictions. You can also track their game usage online.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent buy!

    Posted
    Devils65
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    Don't listen to previous review. I have had my first Xbox one since day one edition, recently purchased a Sony 65 x900e awesome TV so I had to upgrade my Xbox for 4K player and gaming. Excellent build and transferring games with MS help was easy. I also love my PS4 pro but prefer MS interface more. All gaming systems come with a standard warranty. If it breaks and its out of warranty like my PS3 was I pay for repair or buy extended warranty like I have with TV. Madden NFL 18 is great also excellent graphics.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Game console for the kids

    Posted
    Novato1979
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    We were waiting for the next version of the Xbox to come, but instead they came with the Xbox one x, and sisnce is the same console just with more power we decided to buy this one instead of the new one, we are really please with our decision since this is a console for the little ones in our house and they don’t need the extra power that the new console offers, the only downsides is that if you want to play Kinect games you need to get the adapter for it since the camera needs more power than the console can provide, other that that, this was a good purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Gift

    Posted
    VSAngel24
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    Great package bundle for any gamer ages 8 and up! I got it for my son’s 10th birthday a week again and he’s still excited. Easy to set up and came with a few free trials like a 14 day trail for Xbox Live. That helps because it’ll determine whether it’s a need and if it’s beneficial for me to purchase an actual year membership for someone his age. My 16 yr old has live so he can play online with his brother in each of the respective rooms but if his friends his age have live I may just get it for him. The free trial will definitely help make the final decision.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome System

    Posted
    NYRANGERSRULE
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    My 10 year old was in awe this past Christmas! The system definitely exceeded my expectations from a gaming standpoint. The graphics and response are great. Only drawback seems to be the blue ray player so that you have to download. There seems to be many complaints over that. If you are using this as just a gaming system, it’s definitely the way to go. Microsoft vs Sony, Microsoft has been dominating the market it would appear. Prior to purchasing I had read many reviews from multiple sites, and I can tell you I am not sorry with my decision!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Only problems was in set up

    Posted
    Pokerking
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    Unhappy with outlook. Felt bullied into having to set up new account. Way too much info they ask during setup. I was very annoyed with setup. Not easy to understand instructions. I’m not a gamer understand. But I’m computer literate. This is for 8yr old without his own cc guys! After we got by that nightmare setup, he’s now enjoying his games. I’m just happy it’s on. Maybe it’s just me idk...honestly, after spending hours in set up, given the choice I’d try the other guy. Sorry Xbox ! I don’t have hours to waste like I did on confusing setup!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Price

    Posted
    Mike
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    My son’s first Xbox One finally gave out as he wore that thing out. This Xbox One S seems to be almost as good as the One X but it was half the price. The only down side with the newer versions is they no longer offer Kinect with them. There is no port on the system for Kinect even if you have a working Kinect. There is a converter for it but Microsoft apparently stopped making them so they are hard to find which has driven up the price if you do find someone selling one. Otherwise this is a great console especially for the reduced price.

    I would recommend this to a friend