Xbox is the "best place to play" this holiday, Microsoft boasts in a statement on the Xbox Wire today recapping all of its announcements from Gamescom. With new console bundles, exclusive games, and major multiplatform titles, the Xbox One is the console to beat, Microsoft says.
Another reason why the Xbox One is the console to beat this holiday, Microsoft says, is because consumers will have "unparalleled options" for purchasing a system. Microsoft today announced three new Xbox One bundles, the first of which is a $500 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare bundle that includes a 1TB hard drive (the biggest ever for a game console), a custom-designed system, special wireless controller, and a copy of the Day Zero edition of the game that lets you play a day early.
The next bundle is a $399 white Xbox One that comes with a copy of Sunset Overdrive, a matching white controller, and various in-game items. It launches October 28 alongside the game and marks the first time a white Xbox One is being made available publicly. Previously, you had to work at Microsoft to get a white Xbox One--or win an auction. The third Xbox One bundle going on sale this year is a FIFA 15 package that launches in September only in Europe for £349.99/€399.99. It includes a console, controller, 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial, digital copy of the game, and an Ultimate Team Legends Gold Pack.
"We're excited to offer fans more choice and value than ever before," Xbox boss Phil Spencer said in a statement. "These bundles offer a great opportunity to enjoy Xbox One alongside an incredible lineup of first- and third-party games, making Xbox the best place to play this holiday and beyond."
"While this holiday delivers an unprecedented line-up of incredible first- and third-party titles, 2015 will also see Xbox at the forefront of gaming innovation," Xbox corporate vice president Phil Harrison said.