Similar to PS5 and Switch consoles, the best time of year to buy an Xbox Series X is over Black Friday or the weeks following the sale. Not only that, but we’ve continued to see some impressive discounts over the past few days — especially for those looking for the best Xbox Series X deal going. The most impressive deal going right now (while it is limited to location and YMMV), is the Walmart Xbox Series X Diablo 4 bundle for just $349. For more Xbox deal updates, ensure you’re following @IGNDeals on Twitter/X.
Best Xbox Series X Deal: $349 at Walmart
This is a staggeringly good offer, and well worth considering if you can secure one from your local store. Our top tip on this: try changing your shipping to pickup if see your local store has one! There’s also the standard Xbox Series X available for $349 with similar caveats, so it’s worth trying on both to see if you can secure the best deal possible.
Please Note: As we’ve mentioned the Xbox Diablo 4 bundle is only available in select locations. If it’s not available for you, there’s also an Xbox Series X console (non-bundle) that’s also available for $349. It’s not as good as the Diablo 4 bundle, but it’s still better than any Xbox deal we saw during Black Friday (~$399)
Best Xbox Series S Deal
While we haven’t had any deals quite as good as we saw during Black Friday, these Xbox Series S deals are still mighty impressive as far as we’re concerned. Our favorite right now is on the Xbox Series S + 3-months Game Pass + an Extra Xbox Wireless Controller for just $289.99. Overall that’s a saving of about $80 overall – not bad at all.
Best Xbox Deals: Xbox Core Wireless Controller for $34.99
Need a second controller? Lenovo has the official Microsoft Xbox Core Wireless Controller for for Xbox Series X|S consoles for only $34.99 after you apply a $5 off coupon code “MXBOXWH” in your shopping cart. Only the Robot White color is available at this price. This was the lowest price we saw for an official Xbox Core wireless controller during Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Other notable gaming deals right now include Star Wars Jedi Survivor for $32.99, Assassin’s Creed Mirage for $34.99 and Dead Space Digital Deluxe Edition for $7.99 for those with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
How to Trade in Your Old Xbox
If you’re looking to trade in your old Xbox consoles, you can do so at select retailers in-store and online. Often, the most widely available retailers are GameStop and Best Buy. However, you can also trade your used devices online at retailers such as Amazon and Microsoft.
Some retailers will offer you cash for your used goods, while others may provide you with a gift card that can be used in-store and online. This is a great way to offload your old gaming gear and get some money that you can put towards a newer console and games.
While trading devices in at retailers will often net you the lowest amount for your used consoles, there are also online marketplaces such as eBay, Craigslist, and OfferUp that may fetch higher prices, but you’ll often be responsible for packing and shipping costs, or be required to meet someone in person for the transaction, the latter of which poses its own risks.
Where to Trade in Xbox Games
Similar to Xbox console trade ins, you can also trade your existing games in at specific retailers. The most widely available retailer accepting used video games is GameStop, but they are notorious for giving you pennies on the dollar for your pre-owned titles. However, if you’re looking for an easy way to offload some of your library for cash or in-store credit, this is a convenient option. You can always look up the expected trade-in value on GameStop’s website before heading into a store, so you know exactly how much you’ll receive. Additionally, you can trade in your used games online through Amazon in exchange for an Amazon gift card.
Best Xbox Holiday Gift Ideas for 2023
Buying gifts for Xbox owners can sometimes be a challenge. Whether they’re a newcomer to the platform or a seasoned veteran, there are a wide variety of options out there to choose from. Do you go for a wireless headset? Or maybe some brand-new video games? Or maybe you set them up with an Xbox Game Pass subscription? No matter what kind of gift you’re looking to buy, we’ve got you covered with some of the best options available right here and ready for the festive holiday season.
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Check Out These Amazing Xbox-Themed Gifts
For the devoted Xbox enthusiast, their passion for the gaming console can become a defining aspect of their every day life. Well, there’s no better way to express that dedication by adorning their space with an array of enticing collectibles. Imagine having a jaw-dropping Master Chief action figure or a stunning statue that comes equipped with the iconic Grappleshot and Energy Sword.
You can also transform your gaming sanctuary with Xbox-themed lighting, casting a warm, radiant glow as you unlock those coveted achievements, or proudly display the iconic Xbox logo itself. Additionally, don’t miss out on the sheer thrill of owning the NERF Halo Needler Replica, which stands as a remarkable gift choice for any fervent Xbox or Halo fan in your life. These additions can help you further immerse yourself in the captivating world of Xbox and make your gaming haven truly exceptional.
Robert Anderson is a deals expert and Commerce Editor for IGN. You can follow him @robertliam21 on Twitter.