The early deals of Black Friday 2023 are very much live right now, and Xbox enthusiasts can already save money. It’s that time when gaming aficionados can expect jaw-dropping discounts and incredible savings on their favorite Microsoft gaming gear. Microsoft has a reputation for offering substantial discounts on its first-party games and hardware during the holiday season, making this Black Friday a treat for all Xbox fans.
Black Friday is the golden moment of the year when Xbox lovers can dive headfirst into a world of incredible deals. From first-party titles to accessories and even console discounts, the holiday season is brimming with opportunities to snag your favorite Xbox products at a fraction of their regular price. For those after an early deal, GameStop has already got some interesting discounts, and Amazon has got $25 off the WD Black Xbox 1TB Expansion Card.
Xbox Console Deals
You can already save a ton of money on an Xbox Series X bundle. right now, you can save some cash on an Xbox Series X Diablo IV bundle at a variety of retailers. Alternately, if you only want the system itself, you can get a Series X, plus a $75 Dell gift card, all for $449.99. Not bad.
Although there isn’t an imminent ‘slim’ model release for Xbox consoles, as the mid-gen refresh isn’t expected until around 2024 according to leaked court documents, Microsoft can still leverage Black Friday as a prime opportunity to regain market share. With recent launches like Starfield, Forza Motorsport, and the rejuvenation of Halo Infinite, there are compelling reasons to consider getting an Xbox. A significant Black Friday discount might be the push needed to attract a large influx of new customers into the Xbox ecosystem. Stay tuned for more information, and follow @IGNDeals on Twitter/X for further updates.
Xbox Game Pass Deals
We all heard about the Xbox Game Pass price hike that Microsoft implemented recently. But, if you weren’t aware, you can actually still circumvent this change by buying Game Pass codes from retailers like Amazon who haven’t yet increased their prices to reflect the change. While it may not be a substantial discount, we’re hoping for the reappearance of the Black Friday special offering three months of Game Pass Ultimate for $31.49.
Xbox Accessory Deals
Xbox Wireless Controllers were a hot item last Black Friday, available at a discounted price of $39, a substantial $20-$25 off their regular cost. If history repeats itself, this deal will be a standout offer that’s hard to beat. Another essential accessory to keep an eye on is Xbox SSD expansion cards, and looking at recent deals on Xbox-compatible SSDs, we expect to see 1TB cards drop to around $100-125. In fact, we only recently saw a great deal on the WD Black C50 Expansion Card for $125, so you can expect to see that return in the near future.
Where to Find Xbox Deals on Black Friday
When it comes to hunting for Xbox deals on Black Friday, you have a multitude of options. Retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and similar stores are sure to offer enticing discounts on Xbox games and accessories. If you prefer digital titles, the Xbox Store will have its share of deals too. Look out for upcoming sales from Best Buy, Walmart, and Amazon to score the best deals.
Here’s a guide on where to buy Xbox Series X and S consoles.
Xbox Black Friday Shopping Tips
Before you dive into the Black Friday shopping frenzy, keep these Black Friday shopping tips in mind:
- Plan Your Spending: Set a budget and stick to it. Only buy games or accessories you genuinely intend to use.
- Create a Wishlist: Make a list of the items you want to buy and stick to it to avoid impulsive purchases.
- Compare Prices: Double-check deals at different retailers to ensure you’re getting the best price.
- Act Swiftly: Exceptional deals may sell out quickly, so don’t hesitate to grab them.
- Don’t Worry If You Miss Out: If you miss a deal, it might come back on Cyber Monday or during the next Prime Day.
Robert Anderson is a deals expert and Commerce Editor for IGN. You can follow him @robertliam21 on Twitter.