As Xbox One moves into the end of its life, Microsoft is working to make the system appeal more to families. To that end, the company is launching the Xbox One S Roblox Bundle that includes some in-game bonuses for the popular player-powered game.
The Xbox One S Roblox Bundle is available now for $300 with a 1TB version of the console. It also includes a download code for Roblox, which is a game where players create content, worlds, and games for one another. Of course, Roblox is already free-to-play, so like the Xbox Fortnite bundle, this gives players other bonuses. You will get 2,500 Robux to spend on microtransactions as well as three exclusive items.
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This bundle also comes with one month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Game Pass has a Netflix-style library of games as well as the premium version of Xbox Live. Once that expires, however, players will have to pay for Xbox Live to continue accessing the Roblox servers.
With the Roblox bundle, Microsoft is trying to make things easier for families. If a kid asks for Minecraft, Fortnite, or Roblox, Microsoft now has $300 bundles for those parents to go out and buy.
This is a smart strategy for Microsoft because those kinds of families are the most likely to have sat out the current generation of hardware. And if Microsoft can get those families into the Xbox ecosystem with a subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, the young Roblox fan may continue to choose Xbox as they get older.
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DEAN TAKAHASHI@DEANTAKAPRIL 04, 2020 10:25 AM
Intellivision Entertainment‘s Amico retro video game console is proving popular with gamers who are anticipating its October launch in spite of the coronavirus pandemic.
In a presale, Intellivision has received robux generator more than 10,000 preorders for the VIP version of the Amico, which is available for presales until Tuesday. Tommy Tallarico, CEO of Intellivision, said in an email that the company started presales of the VIP version on March 31 for $249 (for the black and the white versions) and $279 for a woodgrain version. Those VIP versions come with two controllers, six games, a $25 gift card for more games, a 3D Lenticular playing card autographed by Tallarico, and three digital video game soundtrack albums. Tallarico said he was pleased with the latest presale, which ends on Tuesday.
“And that’s one of the amazing things about this,” Tallarico said. “All this is happening during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.”
Back in January, Tallarico said that the company sold 2,600 Founders Edition Amico consoles in five hours. (The 2,600 number was a jab at rival Atari, which used to sell the Atari 2600 decades ago. Atari has had trouble getting its latest VCS console to market.) With all of the preorders, consumers put down a $100 deposit. But that amount is completely refundable. So far, very few have asked for refunds, Tallarico said.