PSA: Xbox One, PS4 bundles back down to $299 for holidays

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Were you too busy enjoying the pleasures of friends and family to get the lowest-ever official prices on Xbox One and PS4 bundles over Black Friday weekend? Good news, procrastinators: Microsoft and Sony are giving you a second chance at those low prices.

All Xbox One bundles (listed below) are available at $50 off the usual price starting today through December 26, putting them as low as $299. Meanwhile, two PS4 bundles (including either Star Wars: Battlefront or Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection) are back at their $300 sale price through December 19. If you happened to buy either system at regular price in the last week or so... well, we hope you kept the receipt.

Don't be shocked if either Microsoft or Sony pivot from these "limited time offers" for the holidays to a permanent price drop for the consoles going in to next year. In 2014, the Xbox One dropped to $349 as a holiday promotion from November 2 through January 3. Two weeks after that offer expired, the company decided to stick with the $349 price for the longer term (Sony didn't drop the PS4 to $350 until October.)

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