Interested in learning what's next for the gaming industry? Join gaming executives to discuss emerging parts of the industry this October at GamesBeat Summit Next. Learn more.


The Xbox One is posed to have a strong holiday because the base model is selling for an all-time low of $180 and the Xbox One X is actually the most powerful console ever. I’ve reached a point where if I’m going to play a game on a console, I want to do it on the Xbox One X, and I think everyone who gets one during these holidays will probably feel the same way.

But whether you have to get a gift for a new Xbox One X owner, a new Xbox One S owner, or the fan still rocking their 2013 launch console, here’s some gift ideas to help you make their season bright.


Seagate Backup Plus 4TB Portable External Hard Drive

Price: $94
Buy from: Amazon

Event

MetaBeat 2022

MetaBeat will bring together metaverse thought leaders to give guidance on how metaverse technology will transform the way all industries communicate and do business on October 3-4 in San Francisco, CA.

Register Here

The Xbox One is excellent for adding external storage, and this 4TB USB 3.0 hard drive is on sale for the holidays. The Seagate portable drive sells for $130, but you can increase the storage of your Xbox One X by 400 percent for less than $100. This will enable you to keep all of your games installed on the system for whenever you need them — even the huge 4K 100GB-plus games.


Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller

Price: $150
Buy from: Target

This is still the best controller I’ve ever used, and I think it’s the best gift you give to anyone who plays a lot of Xbox One (or PC) games. The Elite gamepad is such a huge quality leap over everything else for every other system that I still get a little giddy every time I pick mine up.


Astro A50 Wireless Headset + Base Station

Price: $300
Buy from: Astro Gaming

The Astro A50 Wireless Headset is a little bit of overkill at this point. You no longer need a base station to connect wirelessly to an Xbox One with a headset, and yet I still really like it. For one, the A50s sound amazing, and I also love having a dedicated place to set my headset down that will also charge them back up for my next session.


Trutle Beach Stealth 600

Price: $100
Buy from: Best Buy

If you don’t want to spend $300 or need a base station, go with the Turtle Beach Stealth 600. It is wireless and doesn’t use a dongle, and it still sounds great.


Dolby Access

Above: Dolby Access can unlock Atmos processing on the Xbox One, which makes a huge difference to positional audio.

Image Credit: Dolby

Price: $15
Buy from: Microsoft Store

If you get one of the headphones above, you should also get out your credit card and spend $15 to unlock Dolby Atmos. The Dolby Access app is available on Windows and Xbox One, and it can bring amazing 3D sound to your games and movies. It’s a big improvement and worth the money.

GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. Learn more about membership.