Black Friday is upon us again, bringing the warm glow of unsustainable capitalism to every storefront, glass screen, and tech site on earth. Hurrah! Seriously, though, it’s the best time of year to do gift shopping for loved ones ahead of Christmas, and also a great time to snipe some upgrades to your gaming experience.
Xbox consoles, accessories, and games are all going to be steeply discounted. There will be no better time to snag a deal than Black Friday 2019, and Microsoft has already begun the festivities with huge discounts and deals on dozens of Xbox games, products, and services.
Here’s a range of the best early bird deals we’ve found so far, as well as some products that you should definitely keep an eye on as we head towards the big day.
Originally announced at Microsoft’s X019 event, the firm revealed that Xbox One consoles would enjoy up to $150 off for Black Friday 2019. Starting on November 24, 2019, the three main Xbox One consoles will enjoy steep discounts on the Microsoft Store and Amazon. We won’t know for sure which storefront has better deals until the big day, so be sure to keep an eye on both.
Microsoft’s Xbox One S All-Digital console is the cheapest option out there and will be just $150 during Black Friday. It drops the disc drive for additional savings, but retains the sleek aesthetic and is an excellent option for 1080p gaming.
If you’re new to the ecosystem, keep an eye on the price of the starter bundle, which is expected to gain anywhere up to $150 off (although it may be less on the day). The starter bundle comes with Xbox Game Pass, providing access to dozens upon dozens of games out of the box, as well as UHD movie playback.
Currently the world’s most powerful console, the Xbox One X, is the ideal partner for anyone with a 4K HDR TV (or anyone planning to grab one in the Black Friday sales). UHD gaming and movies, the X could be anywhere up to $150 off during Black Friday.
If you’re a big Gears 5 fan, there’s every chance Microsoft may discount the stunning Limited Edition Xbox One X during Black Friday. The Gears 5 Xbox One X comes with unique sound effects, a vivid icy finish, and a custom controller.
Best Xbox One Black Friday 2019 deals: Games
Microsoft already has a huge sale going on for games, which will last between now and November 25. Microsoft will also run a separate Black Friday sale on November 25 through to December 2. Here are some of the best games already discounted on the Microsoft Store, and a few more recent games that will likely get discounts during the Black Friday sale.
This is arguably the best game on Xbox One, set towards the end of the “Wild West” era in a fictional county in the United States. During Black Friday, Red Dead Redemption 2 will be 50 percent cheaper.
The Outer Worlds is an incredible first-person RPG set in a declining colony on the fringes of frontier space. During Black Friday, the game will be up to 25 percent off, which is a great deal considering it only just came out.
The Witcher 3 is one of the best games on Xbox One, and it’s due for a steep discount during Black Friday. Set in a fantasy world based on novels of the same name, The Witcher series is full of political intrigue, mythical beasts, and epic battles.
Rainbow Six Siege is an industry-leading tactical shooter, and it will enjoy some steep discounts to all versions during the Black Friday festivities. Few games have been supported as well as this one post-launch in terms of DLC, so be sure to give it a look.
We have a full list of Black Friday Xbox game deals over here for the Microsoft Store.
Best Xbox One Black Friday 2019 deals: Accessories
Another area primed for massive savings is Xbox accessories. Everything from headsets, controllers, batteries, and more are likely to grab some significant discounts during Black Friday, and we’ve rounded up some of our favorite products here that you should definitely keep your eye on.
The LucidSound LS35X is the best value wireless Xbox headset available right now, and it will most likely enjoy some discounts during Black Friday since it has been available for quite a while.
Arguably the best Xbox One headset on the market right now in terms of features, the Astro A50 is a pricey option. However, Astro is known for participating in Black Friday, and will likely offer some good deals on this piece of kit.
Western Digital’s new WD_Black Game Drive will be available for up to $20 less during Black Friday, adding up to 6TB of extra storage for your growing games collection.
If you need a new/spare Xbox One controller, Microsoft has said that their standard Bluetooth-compatible Xbox One controllers will be up to $20 cheaper during Black Friday.
For other potential deals, consult our best Xbox One accessories round-up during Black Friday to see what Amazon has to offer.
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