By Viet Do . August 13, 2014 . 3:00pm
If you build it, surely they will come? With the Gamescom reveal of the White version of Xbox One along with the special Call of Duty Advance Warfare 1TB bundle, Microsoft will have three extra ways to push Xbox One into households. Soon after the news reveal yesterday, Microsoft made all the bundles available for pre-order on its official online storefront. (Most retailers are starting to offer it too, such as Best Buy and Amazon.)
If you’re fairly convinced you’ll want an Xbox One for the upcoming Fall 2014 games but haven’t picked one up, these are actually attractive deals available now, all things considered. Of note from the three bundles is the Madden NFL 15 bundle which comes out later this month. If you grab from Microsoft Store, they’re offering free release day shipping as an extra incentive. While there’s no word on the available shipping methods for the Sunset Overdrive or Advanced Warfare bundle, we’re fairly certain Microsoft Store will offer the same release day shipping deal — anything to get these into your house quicker ;)
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard that on October 28th the Xbox One will launch its first white-colored console with black trim. It will look slick to those that prefer white and comes with the Xbox One exclusive 3rd person shooter Sunset Overdrive. For the price of the current standard Black console, you’ll get the new White model with a free digital game. As mentioned in yesterday’s announcement, the game will also come with bonus digital content as a “Day One” edition.
If a white console isn’t as appealing and you want your console in time for the next Madden, this is a straightforward deal. On August 26th, the same day Madden NFL 15 goes live, you can get an Xbox One Bundle with the game included delivered to your house. If you pre-order by August 22nd at 2PM Pacific, the console will ship with a guaranteed August 26th arrival, provided you don’t live in the middle of nowhere.
For those who know 500GB isn’t enough for a collection of games, on November 3rd an upgraded 1TB Xbox One console will become available. The upgraded system will be decked out with a Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare theme, and you’ll also get the next COD for “free.” Pre-order from the Microsoft Store and the included copy of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be the “Day Zero Edition”, meaning you’ll get a few unique in-game bonuses and access to the game on November 3rd – a full 24 hours ahead of the official November 4th launch.