Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, announces backwards compatibility to play all Xbox 360 games on the Xbox One during game publisher Microsoft's Xbox media briefing before the opening day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, in Los Angeles, California, United States, June 15, 2015. Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

Christmas is just a few weeks away and it is time for gamers to be stocking up on video games, consoles and goodies to have the best Christmas time ever. Now is the time to look out for the best bundles for gaming consoles. Gamers should consider Microsoft’s recently re-designed Xbox One S.

The Microsoft Xbox One S comes loaded with a 4K Blu-Ray player and HDR support. According to Microsoft Australia, the Xbox One S “FIFA 17” Bundle (500GB) is available for $349 including GST. The gamer saves $50. It includes the console, the Xbox wireless controller, full “FIFA 2017” game download, three FIFA Ultimate Team Loaned Legends (Xbox exclusive), one month EA access and 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial.

There are many other deals such as on 1TB versions with “Gears of War 4” and “Battlefield 1.” The same goes for the “Minecraft” Favourites Bundle (500GB) that is also available for $349. As per, the Xbox One S is arguably the machine that should have been the original Xbox One. Moreover, the console is the cheapest 4K Blu-Ray Player available in Australia currently.

The 500GB Xbox One S in Australia, bundled with a copy of “Halo 5: Guardians” and a digital download of the Halo complete collection, is now available for $349, reports Gizmodo Australia. There is a possibility that the price will go down further taking into account the competition from other retailers.

The Xbox One S is both a gaming and an entertainment machine. It plays the most recent console games with ease and also has entertainment apps such as Foxtel Play, Stan and Netflix. Of course, it also plays 4K Blu-ray discs. Gamers should consider buying the Xbox One S as it’s worth it.

In fact, Microsoft should be promoting this functionality and it’s strange it’s not doing so. Thus, if one wants a 4K TV with HDR support, he should get a 4K-ready Blu-ray player or a similar gaming console. The Xbox One S console serves both the purposes.