If you’ve been on the fence about picking up an Xbox One, now might be the time buy it. Microsoft has been steadily been making tweaks, including a more compact look and upgraded Blu-ray player, that have led to an improved model. Fear not if you think that you’ve missed out on the Black Friday deals that put Xbox One at an all-time low price. Check out Target and Gamestop, among other retailers, to find console bundles for $250 each with a $30 gift card on top of it.
On top of a low price, there is an ever-growing list of Xbox 360 games that you can now play on the Xbox One. For a console that started out without backward compatibility before November 2015, it’s pretty impressive that it’s now racked up a list of approximately 300 games. This list includes games from beloved series such as Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty, and it’s still growing with new releases each month.
It’s also worthwhile to note that this feature is totally free, which might turn the heads of even some die-hard PlayStation fans who pay to play their older generation games. So if you’ve been avoiding the upgrade from your 360 because of the Xbox One’s inability to play some of your favorite games, you might be missing out for no reason. You can view the full list of backward compatible games on Microsoft’s website.
If you do take the plunge and purchase an Xbox One, you’ll also be able to fully take advantage of the massive Xbox store sale that starts today. This countdown sale is advertised to include up to 60% off on Xbox 360 and One games and give you an Xbox Live Gold membership at only $1 for the first month. This sale will last through January 9. Check out all the details here. With titles such as “Biggest Xbox sale in history” being flaunted around the internet, it’s bound to be a good one.