Why wait for Black Friday? These Xbox One deals rock

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There are lots of deals on the Xbox One S, but sadly none for the Xbox One X.


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Black Friday is closer than you think and retailers have already begun sharing the deals they will be offering on Xbox. Let’s be clear right up front: We haven’t see any Black Friday deals for the Xbox One X and most likely won’t. But we did find plenty of great discounts on the Xbox One S, controllers and games.

Editors’ Note: Black Friday links won’t show discounted prices until they are live. We’ll update this article with more deals as they are posted.

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It’s a good year to want an Xbox One S. The console will be on sale on Black Friday for $190.


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Pre-Black Friday deals

Usually Black Friday brings the best deals, but these pre-Black Friday ones are rather compelling. 

Amazon has a Battlefield 1 bundle that includes an Xbox One S 500GB and the game for $200. What makes this such a bargain is that on Black Friday the console without a game is $190. So you’re basically getting Battlefield 1 for $10, and you don’t have to wait a week.

Newegg is offering the Forza Horizon 3 Bundle along with Star Wars Battlefront II and The Evil Within 2 for $266 when you use the code EMCBBBH44.

Microsoft is adding two free games to all of its $250 bundles. The selection of free games includes one recent title like Call Of Duty: WWII or Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, and one lesser value game like Hasbro Family Fun Pack or Watch Dogs.

Walmart has a Halo bundle with Halo 1-5, Star Wars Battlefront II and another game for $250. This is simply one of the best pre-Black Friday deals we’ve seen.

Xbox One S 500GB consoles

The most common discount is an Xbox One S 500GB console for $189 or $190. Some retailers like Target and Kohls also include a store gift card with the purchase. Check out the deals below:

Best Buy — $190

Jet — $190

Kohls — $190, includes $45 Kohls gift card

Microsoft Store — $189, includes a free Ubisoft game and one-month Xbox Game Pass

Newegg — $190

Sam’s Club — $190

Target — $190, includes $25 Target gift card

Toys R Us — $190

Walmart — $189

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If you need a console and a game, check out all the deals on Xbox One S bundles.


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Bundles

If you are looking for both a game and console, several stores and websites are offering discounts on bundles. Each one is a little different:

Best Buy — $230 Xbox One S 500GB Madden 18 bundle

Costco — $220 Xbox One S 500GB bundle, includes two controllers and three-month Game Pass

Costco — $300 Xbox One S 500GB sports bundle, includes two controllers, Madden 18, NBA 2K18, three-month Xbox Game Pass

Kohls — $330 Xbox One S 1TB Halo Wars two bundle, includes game and two controllers

Microsoft Store — $50 off Xbox One S 500GB or 1TB bundles

Microsoft Store — $249 Xbox One S starter bundle, includes two free games, three-month Xbox Game Pass and three-month Xbox Live Gold membership

Microsoft Store — $369 Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft bundle, includes Minecraft digital download, Minecraft Creeper controller, vertical stand, two free games and one-month Xbox Game Pass

Walmart — $50 off any Xbox One S bundle

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Xbox One controllers will be discounted up to $20 off.


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Controllers

Black Friday is always a great time to get an extra controller or upgrade the current one you have. Here are some of the best deals on select Xbox One controllers:

Best Buy — $40

Microsoft Store — Up to $20 off

Target — $40

Toys R Us — Up to $20 off

Walmart — $39

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Games

There are plenty of game deals to be had. Walmart has the best deals with games starting at $9. Here are the offerings:

Best Buy — Select games will be $15-$40 including titles like Assassin’s Creed Origins, Gears Of War 4, Madden NFL 18, Need For Speed Payback and Red Dead Redemption.

Microsoft Store — Select games will be 50 percent off including titles like Assassin’s Creed Origins, Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles Edition, Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition, Madden NFL 18, Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition and Wolfenstein: The Two-Pack – The New Order/The Old Blood.

Target — Select games will be $15-$45 including titles like Forza Motorsport 7, Madden NFL 18, Minecraft Story Mode: The Complete Adventure, Sims 4, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, WWE 2K18. Lego Dimensions Starter Pack will be 50 percent off.

Toys R Us — Select games will be $20-$45 including titles like Assassin’s Creed Origins, Call of Duty: WWII, FIFA 18, Middle-earth: Shadow of War and South Park: The Fractured But Whole. Skylanders Starter Packs and Lego Dimensions Starter Pack will be 50 percent off.

Walmart — Select games will be $9-$59 including titles like Battlefield 1 Revolution, Call Of Duty: WWII, Fallout 4, Halo Wars 2 and NBA 2K18.

If your are looking for Black Friday deals on Nintendo and PlayStation, check out our article on Black Friday gaming deals.

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