Microsoft has officially dropped the price for the Xbox One. Starting today, the standard Xbox One 500GB model console will be available for $349 in the US, with other unspecified price cuts for the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and India.
The Xbox One has been available at the $349 price point through semi-frequent promotions for much of the year, but Microsoft is making the cut permanent as it rolls out a new model at the $399 price point. The new Xbox One will include a 1TB hard drive, as well as a new version of the Xbox One wireless controller that includes a 3.5mm headset jack. In some markets, it will also be bundled with Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The new model will begin shipping to retailers on June 16 in the US, followed by other markets later in the month.
Finally, Microsoft announced a fall release for the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows, which will let users play games on their Windows 10 PCs, laptops, and tablets with a standard Xbox One wireless controller. The adapter will sell for $25, or $80 bundled with an Xbox One controller.