This is the year to buy into Xbox. Each of Microsoft's console's are primed to be the focus of the best Black Friday Xbox One deals - the S has been available for long enough to see massive savings, and the X represents Microsoft's big hope for the near-future, thanks to its sheer power and 4K capabilities. If you don't own an Xbox console, this November will be the time to pick one up. Black Friday itself is on November 23, but you can expect the deals to run from around mid-November until the start of December. We'd start seriously following the big retailers from about November 16, to be sure.
For those of you with a console, the Black Friday Xbox One deals will represent a chance to fully kit out your gaming set-up and grab a few big games for less money. The best gaming TVs will undoubtedly be going cheap, so if you're waiting to upgrade your set or take the first step into 4K, now is the time. It's also a good opportunity to get things like headsets or hard drives, to expand and enhance what your Xbox is capable of - the stuff you'd sometimes decide not to spend money on. And if you're thinking about renewing your Xbox Live 12 month Gold membership, or getting involved in Xbox Game Pass... yeah, you get the message by now.
Here on GR, we'll be keeping an eye on all the best deals and posting them in this article for you to see. We'll only pick the best games and kit to showcase here, and only when they're genuine bargains - not just a few $/£ saving. There's such a wealth of Black Friday Xbox One deals... you're going to need to know which ones are the best. And if you're looking for all the offers, check out our Black Friday game deals hub to keep track of everything.
Black Friday Xbox One deals - when will they start?
So, the official date for Black Friday 2018 is November 23. However, in previous years - and it's expected to be the same this year - the bargains tend to be spread over the previous and following weeks. So, you're probably looking at the main Xbox deals starting on 16 November, and rolling through until 30 November. However, this doesn't mean you'll have access to everything on day 1. What tends to happen is that retailers release specific deals at specific times, often saving their best offers for the weekend of Black Friday itself.
The Monday following Black Friday is called 'Cyber Monday' and while there isn't a distinction any more, this used to be the day that tech would go on sale. However, it all blends into one, massive shopping event now, so there will be quality tech deals throughout the whole Black Friday period. You won't need to wait until Cyber Monday for a great bargain on a 4K TV, for example.
Black Friday Xbox One deals - what to expect
The big question is: what Xbox One deals will actually appear this year? While only the retailers actually know for certain, we can make a damn good guess. As mentioned above, Microsoft wants to sell Xbox One X consoles, to get all its players properly 4K ready. The console has been available for more than a year now, so it's prime for a price drop. If you're looking at $479 / £410 for an Xbox One X on its own right now, then you're likely to see it drop below $400 on Black Friday. In the UK, you can expect it to even hit £350. And that may even include a game. In the US, you're maybe looking at a PUBG bundle, with something like Forza Horizon 4 and the console for around $420. And in the UK, you could see the Xbox One X with FIFA 19 for £350. Somewhere in that region. So, if you're looking to get yourself a 4K console, Black Friday will absolutely be the time to do it.
What else can you expect? Well, in addition to 4K consoles, Black Friday will also see loads of 4K TVs on sale. Last year we saw discounts of about 30% on some panels, which is a significant saving if you're looking at one that costs $1000 or more. Expect exactly the same deals this year, just on newer and better 4K TVs. If you want a killer 4K set to play your new Xbox One X on... yes, you'll be able to grab a bargain for sure.
In terms of actual Xbox One games, you're going to see discounts on the likes of Sea of Thieves and Far Cry 5 - March's biggest games will undoubtedly come in at maybe $25 each, or lower. £25 if you're in the UK. Don't be surprised if there are decent discounts on the likes of Assassin's Creed Odyssey too, and you'll probably be able to pick up bigger games from 2017 and 2016 for less than $20 or £15. Still not played DOOM? It's always on sale during Black Friday, usually for less than the price of a pizza. Yes.
You'll also see stuff like the best Xbox One headsets going on sale - from the likes of Razer and Logitech - and you'll definitely see reductions on controllers. So, if you're looking to grab a fancy Elite controller, or you're just going to get a second pad to play local co-op with friends, again you'll save a few dollars / pounds on these things. And that least sexy of purchases - the Xbox One external hard drive, for example - will cost you way less too.
And don't forget, Black Friday is always a good time for stocking up on your digital subscriptions. You'll find great savings on Xbox Live Gold 12 month codes, on Xbox Game Pass subscriptions, and on things like FIFA 19 FUT cards. If you pick up more Xbox Gold membership, for example, you could get another 12 months of membership for half price, as we've seen in previous years.
Where should I look for Black Friday Xbox One deals?
So, this article right here will have you covered for all Black Friday Xbox One deals. We'll be updating this feature every few minutes to make sure you get the best prices and offers on whatever Xbox swag you're looking for. However, generally speaking you should look to the big US and UK retailers for the hottest bargains. Amazon is usually the main player, and people like Walmart, NewEgg and ThinkGeek all go big on gaming and tech stuff during Black Friday.
If you're in the UK, again it's Amazon.co.uk. However, you can often find massive Black Friday bargains at places like Argos, Tesco, and even John Lewis. Yes, we know they're usually really expensive, but they go big for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Again, though, if you bookmark this page... we will find the best deals for you. And if you're looking to buy now, or to see what you can currently get for your money, here are some of our console buying guides below:
- Best Xbox One bundle - the cheapest offers on Xbox One S right now
- Xbox One X deals - looking to go 4K and upgrade? This is for you
- Best gaming TVs - this is for all your 4K needs
More Black Friday buying guides for you
- Black Friday PC deals - if you're building a PC, this is all you need
- Black Friday 4K TV deals - a fresh TV for your new Xbox One X
- Black Friday Star Wars deals - maybe grab a gift for your REAL father
- Best Nintendo Switch bundles - fancy a second console?
- Black Friday PS4 deals - maybe you have both consoles?
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