Anyone planning to buy a Microsoft Xbox One or Sony PlayStation 4 game console will probably want to review Walmart’s latest discount offers. The retailer is reportedly extending two promotional deals that could help customers save as much as $60 on the consoles.
Walmart is selling the Xbox One Halo: The Master Chief Collection Console Bundle along with an additional Xbox One wireless controller for $349. This deal saves $59, or 14 percent, off the price of the bundle. Customers are given the option to choose among six different controller models.
The 500 GB Sony PS4 bundle, under a discount deal, comes with the game “The Last of Us: Remastered.” In addition, buyers can choose the second controller from three different options, apart from the Sony Dualshock 4 Controller in Glacier White hue. This PS4 deal will cost $399, saving customers $59.96, or 13 percent, on the bundle. Lastly, readers can place an online order from the following links: Walmart’s Xbox One and Walmart’s PS4.
Meanwhile, BGR reports that the PS4 was considered to be marching toward the top in console sales after a slight decline during the holiday season. Notably, Sony released several exclusive games, like “The Order: 1886,” “Bloodborne” and “MLB 15: The Show.” Therefore, the Sony console was believed to be the one to look out for in the first half of 2015. But then, April figures from the NPD Group suggest a different story.
Microsoft has apparently sent the official statement on the NPD results to BGR. Going by the report, sales of Xbox One managed to trump those of PS4 in April. BGR reports that Microsoft's edge could be attributed to the “Halo 5: Guardians” title or the open-world zombie title “State of Decay.”
Here is the official statement from Microsoft, as reported by BGR: “As the best-selling console in the U.S. in April, fans set record April sales and engagement for Xbox One last month. Xbox One console sales in the U.S. increased 63 percent in April 2015 compared to April 2014 and Xbox Live comparisons showed the number of active global users (Xbox One and Xbox 360) grew 24 percent.”