Three things to consider before buying an Xbox One S
1. Don’t wait until Black Friday
While it can seem that the best Xbox One S deals only happen around Black Friday, all of the retailers we compare prices for run their own independent sales all year round. We’ve even seen some of the cheapest Xbox One S deals on sale during Spring and Summer periods. Our advice is always never to wait, and instead pick up an Xbox One S whenever you see the best deal for you.
2. Xbox One X boasts the better visuals, Xbox One S the best price
The Xbox One S might be able to play new releases at 4K resolution, but it’s the console’s older brother, the Xbox One X, that can run games natively at this level. Most people won’t be able to notice the difference, with it only ever really coming to light when the same game is being played side-by-side on an X and S simultaneously. Xbox One S, by comparison, has price on its side.
3. You get one Xbox One controller
Regardless of the Xbox One model you punt for, each one will always come packaged with at least one controller in the box. Sold separately, they retail for an average price of £49.99 – expensive, but worthwhile for use in Xbox One S’s various split-screen multiplayer games.