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Is the Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition Xbox One 1TB Console Bundle worth purchasing?

Unsurprisingly, Microsoft will be releasing a limited edition console bundle to commemorate the launch of the Halo 5: Guardians videogame. So is the product worth purchasing if you are planning to get a Xbox One to play the latest game in the Halo series? Before you decided, you can check out our list of factors with our buying guide below.


The Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition Xbox One 1TB Console Bundle will be the most expensive SKU for on the market Microsoft’s current-gen system when it releases. With that said, it does come with some extras that may justify its costs. You can check out the price tag for Xbox One system bundle with this link on Amazon’s shopping website.

Custom Halo Designed Xbox One Console

The bundle comes with a custom Halo designed Xbox One system based on the armor worn by Spartan Locke. Aside from the sleek aesthetics, it will also include custom sound effects when you turn it on, shut it off and eject the disc.

Another notable item is a matching Limited Edition Xbox One Wireless Controller, which can be bought separately at a premium price (you can check out its price tag here). One last feature is the inclusion of an internal 1 TB hard disk drive. If you are planning on using the Xbox One to play a lot of games aside from Halo 5, you will appreciate the larger HDD (the console initially launched with just a 500 GB hard drive, which can fill up pretty quickly). You can check out some photos of what the custom console looks like below this paragraph.

Halo 5: Guardians

The bundle comes with a digital version of Halo 5: Guardians in addition to other digital extras. The bonuses include a Warzone REQ Pack that contains 14 Premium Requisition Packs along with a FOTUS-class armor and multiplayer emblem. You will also get to download Halo: The Fall of Reach Animated Series.

In terms of physical extras, the bundle comes with a steelbook case (even though it does not include a disc copy of the game). Also packed in are a Guardian statue created by Metal Earth along with documents containing Spartan Locke’s orders, Blue Team dossiers and Fireteam Osiris dossiers.

The only issue we have is the lack of a physical disc version being included in the bundle, which doesn’t really make since when you consider that a steelbook case is a part of the product. Not to mention that the limited edition of the game comes with all of the above in addition to having a physical disc copy. So you may be better off buying a regular Xbox One console along with Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition if you want a cheaper price and don’t care about the aesthetics of the system.

Early Release

With that said, having a digital copy of the videogame gives Microsoft the opportunity to release the system bundle a week ahead of Halo 5: Guardians’ launch. This will give gamers plenty of time to preload the data in advance and, as a result, will let them play as soon as possible. Even so, the differences, especially in the long run, isn’t that great as we are talking about the difference of a few hours if you are planning on buying the physical copy on launch day.


Depending on your needs, you may or may not want the system bundle. If you don’t mind getting a digital copy of the game and the premium price tag, then the Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition Xbox One 1TB Console Bundle is definitely worth checking out. If you are interested, you can preorder the bundle with this link.

On the other hand, if you want a physical copy and don’t care about the special custom Xbox One, then you can save some cash by buying a lower-priced Xbox One SKU (such as the recently-released Gears of War: Ultimate Edition 500 GB Xbox One Bundle) along with the Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition.

The Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition Xbox One 1TB Console Bundle will be released on the 20th of October while the videogame is coming out a week later on Oct. 27.