Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One will be $50 cheaper in the U.S. during this upcoming holiday season.

The limited-time promotion will begin on November 2 and stretch on through to January 3, 2015 at participating retailers, which include Toys R Us, GameStop, Best Buy, Microsoft Stores, Walmart and Amazon.

The markdown applies to all versions of the Xbox one, so those interested in either the system alone, the system with the Kinect or the system’s various bundles can get it for $50 cheaper.

Upcoming bundles for the Xbox One include:

  • Assassin’s Creed Unity Xbox One Bundle: Priced at $349 for the base Xbox One and $449 for the Xbox One with the Kinect, this bundle set features a digital copy of ‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’ as well as ‘Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag.’ Those who get the ‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’ Xbox One with Kinect bundle will also get ‘Dance Central Spotlight’ as well. The bundle will be available on November 2.
  • ‘Sunset Overdrive’ Xbox One Special Edition Bundle: Available in limited quantities,  this bundle is priced at $349 and includes a white Xbox One and wireless controller as well as a digital copy of ‘Sunset Overdrive’ with exclusive Day One edition in-game items.
  • ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Xbox One Limited Edition Bundle: Priced at $449 and available starting November 3, this bundle features a custom Xbox One with a 1 TB hard drive, a custom controller and a digital copy of ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ Day Zero Edition.  

“A big part of what we try and do at Xbox is that we really try to listen hard to our fans and what they want to play with, and they really told us and influenced us is that what matters is great games, make it fun and attractive with some great bundles that we’ve put together and also make it as affordable as possible,” said Yusuf Mehdi, chief marketing and straetgy officer at Xbox in the video below. “You saw that with the option we introduced with a Kinect SKU and one without Kinect if you want. And now at $349, we also make it easy and affordable to get on and try Xbox for a limited time.”

You can learn more about this holiday promotion below:

The $50 holiday markdown for Xbox One will begin November 2 and end on January 2, 2015.  

Source: Major Nelson