It's Time to Game with Xbox Deals

What could be better than finding a shiny new Xbox bundle under the Christmas tree this year? Of course, you don’t need to wait for someone to buy one for you, you could get online and snap up a great deal yourself.

If you’re feeling a bit mystified by what’s on offer, take a few minutes to read our handy guide to Xbox and see if it’s the right gaming console for you!

Xbox 360: still popular

Whether you’re looking for the 'old' Xbox 360 bundles or want to order the new Xbox One, there are plenty of great value bundles to be found online. Head for websites such as Game, Amazon and Argos for the best deals; there’s lots on offer!

If you’re after an Xbox 360 bundle, think about how big a hard drive you’re looking for – this will be used to install games from disc as well as downloading games from the store, so you should get the biggest you can afford. Xbox 360 hard drives range from 4GB at the cheapest end of the scale to 250GB, which is the most popular size.

You could grab a bundle which includes your favourite games, extra controllers, collectible editions of games or even a themed console, such as the Star Wars Console Bundle, designed around Star Wars characters C-3P0 and R2-D2. Or choose a bundle that’s great for the whole family to enjoy such as one with the Kinect motion sensor.

Xbox One : the latest technology

If it’s the Xbox One that you’re lying awake dreaming of, you’ll find plenty of great pre-order deals online to tempt you, from bundles including Call of Duty: Ghosts to the new Fifa 14 game.

Make sure you shop around for the best deal, particularly if you’re ordering the new Xbox One console, as prices can vary wildly on different websites. It’s a good idea to check out 2-3 different websites to see not only what’s on offer but what the prices are.

Buyer's checklist

Here are a few things to think about before you start shopping:

• What’s your budget? Don’t be tempted to overspend, as this can be all too easy when you see what’s on offer!
• What size hard drive do you need?
• Do you want to play the latest releases or would you rather play games that have already been released which may be more affordable?
• Who is the console for? Kids might enjoy the Kinect bundle as it’s great for family fun
• Do you want a bundle which includes games, or would you rather choose your own games?

By considering all of the above, you’ll be well on your way to finding the best Xbox bundle for you, a friend or family member. So take your time and make sure you get the very best value for money.