Whether you're on the hunt for a new console or looking to stock up on accessories, Black Friday Xbox deals always delight in record low prices, high value bundle offers, and rare flash sales. Last year's discounts certainly offered all these draws, with some late-game savings on the Series X console in the UK and plenty of competing discounts on the Series S to boot. On top of that we saw some of the lowest prices of the year (and of the generation in some cases) on accessories and games. That all left us wanting more, though, which is why we're looking ahead to Black Friday 2023.
Of course, it's a little early to start making serious plans - we've got a whole year of discounts to look forward to after all. However, if you've got a new piggy bank waiting to be smashed in November, it's well worth getting a jumpstart on your research. We've been tracking Black Friday Xbox deals for years now, bringing you all the juiciest savings and the highest value bundles. That's how we know where to find the best Xbox Series X deals and the lowest Xbox Series S prices, after all. You'll find everything you can expect from this year's sales just below.
Between consoles and the best Xbox Series X accessories, there's going to be plenty of savings to catch up on throughout the year as well. If you're eager to get ahead of the game, you'll find the lowest prices on some of our favorite tech just below.
When will Black Friday Xbox deals start?
Black Friday Xbox deals will land on November 24 this year, but considering we saw sales properly kick off a few days earlier last year (and in plenty other years before that) we'd recommend readying the wallet from November 20 onwards. That's the start of Thanksgiving week and, while we generally see discounts tick up from October onwards, that's when we normally see the highest value savings hitting the shelves.
Black Friday Xbox deals: what to expect
We could well see some of the first price drops on the Xbox Series X console over Black Friday 2023. Stock has been reliable for a long time now, and we even saw that RRP waver ever so slightly in the UK during last year's round of discounts. We're more likely to be looking at bundles this year, though, sending you home with a console and a discounted (or even free) game.
We are also looking forward to some excellent savings on controllers, headsets, and other accessories. If you're looking for something a little more expensive, we'd recommend checking out Black Friday Xbox Series X TV deals.
All of the peripheral gear originally launched alongside the Xbox Series X console has now had plenty of time on the shelves. By the time Black Friday Xbox deals 2023 roll around, these controllers and headsets will have been available for three years and will have to start competing with younger, more feature-rich models at lower price points. That's when the big savings start rolling around. Third parties have got their heads around the new consoles and the additional features they require, which means the day one releases need to drop their prices to stay relevant. We've already seen some excellent prices on gamepads ahead of official Black Friday Xbox controller deals, but we haven't yet spotted an improvement over the $39.99 sales price featured in the official controller's very first run at holiday sales. With costs sticking close to $49.99 (usually $59.99) when on sale, things could start to loosen up this holiday season.
Where to find the best Black Friday Xbox deals
We'll be rounding up all the best Black Friday Xbox deals right here when they land. However, if you're hunting alone you'll want to check out some tried and tested retailers that we've found to offer the biggest discounts in years gone by.
Amazon: often price matches on controllers, headsets, and more (opens in new tab)
Best Buy: accessory bundle deals often include Game Pass (opens in new tab)
CDKeys: big discounts on a massive range of games (opens in new tab)
Microsoft: All Access purchase options and big accessory savings (opens in new tab)
Newegg: regular bundle deals with free games (opens in new tab)
Walmart: best for budget third party accessories and cheap games (opens in new tab)
Amazon: regular discounts on games and accessories (opens in new tab)
Argos: best for budget controllers and accessory bundles (opens in new tab)
CDKeys: big savings on old and new games (opens in new tab)
Currys: stock drops regularly include Game Pass bundles (opens in new tab)
Microsoft: regular discounts on controllers and accessories (opens in new tab)
Very: console bundles often stay in stock longer (opens in new tab)
What to expect from controllers in Black Friday Xbox deals
If you're after a new gamepad, then it might be worth holding out for Black Friday Xbox controller deals. We would recommend keeping a close eye on not only the Xbox Core controller but also Razer's line of Xbox-compatible models. The former is a sure bet for some discounts in this year's Black Friday Xbox deals, with the record low $39 sales price returning in last year's holiday sales.
In the Razer camp, however, the Wolverine V2 is lined up for some excellent discounts. 2022 saw the first ever dip to below $80 here, with a $49.99 / £55 sale price back in March / August. Since then, costs have settled at around $69.99 / £69.99, but have been jumping up the full $99.99 / £99.99 every now and then.
The Razer Wolverine Ultimate is a little older but took a long time to stray from its $169 / £159 MSRP. In fact, January 2022 saw a brand new record low here, tipping things down to just $79.99 for a very brief sale in the US. The UK followed suit to £99.94 in May, but since then we've never seen that cost trickle back below $100 / £100. We're certainly looking for a two-figure price tag come November, though.
Similarly, the Xbox Elite Wireless Series 2 has been taking far larger price cuts in recent months. Just like the Wolverine Ultimate, we haven't seen much deviation from MSRP on this premium gamepad since launch. That $179.99 / £159.99 launch price dipped down to $146 in 2022, but we still have seen a lower cost than 2020's £126 rate in the UK. That, plus the fact that we've got the Core version on the shelves to compete, means we're looking forward to additional savings throughout this year, culminating in some new record low prices come November.
Will there be Black Friday Xbox Series S deals?
The Xbox Series S led the charge in last year's Black Friday Xbox deals, with record low prices across the system taking us straight back to those glorious days of the dirt cheap Xbox One S. That trend is likely to continue in 2023, with discounts taking us back to the same $219 - $249 / £189 position sporadically throughout the year, and returning in November as well. We could see those costs dip down to $199 in the US if the holiday period is going particularly well, but we're not expecting much more off over in the UK.
How to get the best Black Friday Xbox deals
Black Friday Xbox deals can move quickly, especially if they're on the latest games or high flying accessories. That's why it pays to have a game plan going into the event. We've been tracking Black Friday for years now, and while Xbox Series X is still fairly new to the event, we've got some tips and tricks that will see you safely to checkout.
1. Know when to buy
You might see offers branded as Black Friday Xbox deals landing from as early as October, however it can pay to wait until at least the start of Thanksgiving week before making the leap. That's when we start to see retailers offering larger discounts, with the truly blockbuster offers landing on the Friday itself.
However, it's worth noting that these deals will run out of stock a little quicker - and there's no guarantee that a lower price will be available. If you don't want to fight for it, we'd recommend picking up a good price any time in late November.
2. Stick around
Once you've found your perfect price, it's worth keeping a close eye on the rest of the weekend's offers. Retailers sometimes discount certain colorways or games even further over Cyber Monday, if they aren't performing as well. Keep your original purchase boxed and you might be able to get a better price later on.
3. Learn what a good deal looks like
If you've already got a handful of products on your shopping list, it's time to start tracking their prices. We'd recommend keeping a close eye on the accessories or games you're looking for over the next couple of months, and take note of any significant price drops.
Not only will you know what a good deal looks like on the day, but some products may, in fact, see record low prices that are worth grabbing before Black Friday Xbox Series X deals even begin.
4. Stay in touch
We'll be rounding up all the very best Black Friday Xbox deals right here, which means you can bookmark this page and come back on the day for a curated roundup of the biggest offers available.
Last year's best Black Friday Xbox deals in the US
Xbox Series X (Refurbished) |
$499.99 $469.99 at Microsoft
Save $30 - The only way to save on an Xbox Series X console last year was to pick up a refurbished model from Microsoft itself. You were saving $30 here, but if you preferred to grab a new one you could also find stock available.
Xbox Series S |
$299.99 $219.99 at Woot
Save $80 - Microsoft launched its Black Friday Xbox Series S deals, with $50 off the console, towards the start of Thanksgiving week. However, Woot – who distribute through Amazon, flew in with an additional $30 off shortly after, dropping that price all the way down to $219.99. That was a brand new record-low price.
Xbox Series S | Xbox Wireless Controller |
$359.99 $289.99 at Walmart
Save $70 - Even with the Xbox Series S on sale for $249 by itself, you were still getting an excellent deal here. You were essentially picking up an additional wireless controller for just $40 - that's the cheapest we'd ever seen the official gamepad go for.
3 months Xbox Game Pass Ultimate |
$44.99 $26.59 at CDKeys
Save $18.40 - CDKeys had a slightly lower before price here, but you'll usually pay $44.99 for a three month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate code. That means you were saving $18 in total on this subscription, bringing that price down below $30.
Elden Ring |
$59.99 $35 at Walmart
Save $24.99 - We'd seen Elden Ring stuck at a $49.99 sales price for a few months, so Walmart's additional discount down to $35 was particularly impressive. You were getting one of the best games of the year at a record low price here - this certainly wasn't one to miss.
It Takes Two |
$39.99 $20 at Walmart
Save $20 - You were getting It Takes Two for half price at Walmart right now - an excellent offer if you're yet to pick up this couch co-op extravaganza. We'd seen a fair few sales on this title since release in 2021, but this was excellent value.
Xbox Wireless controller (Carbon Black) |
$59.99 $39.99 at Amazon
Save $20 – The standard Xbox Wireless Controller at the cheapest price it had been in over two years. Whether you're rocking an Xbox Series X or Xbox One, this Carbon Black pad was an essential purchase at this price.
Xbox Elite Series 2 Core |
$129.99 $99.99 at Newegg with promo code
Save $30 - You could get a great $30 discount on the new Xbox Elite Series 2 Core controller. Doing so dropped that $129.99 MSRP down to $99.99 at Newegg - impressive considering this gamepad wasn't seeing sales anywhere else.
Last year's best Black Friday Xbox deals in the UK
Xbox Series X |
£449.99 £429.99 at Microsoft (opens in new tab)
Save £20 - Very was offering £20 off the Xbox Series X. And frankly, you weren't going to see anything better than this. It may not be a colossal discount like what we're seeing on the Series S, but for the more powerful machine, it was a nice little saving – and you could grab a few games for that extra £20.
3 months Xbox Game Pass Ultimate |
£32.99 £21.99 at CDKeys
Save £11 - CDKeys regularly has some of the best Game Pass prices, and last year's Black Friday Xbox deals were no different. You could find a three month subscription available for £21.99, saving you £11 on your membership all in.
Xbox Wireless controller |
£54.99 £34.99 at Amazon
Save £20 - The official Xbox Wireless controller was £20 off at Amazon, which brought us down to a brand new record low price. We'd only ever seen these buttons dip to £39.99 in the past (back in September), which means you were saving an additional £5 here.
If you're on the other side of the battlefield, we're also rounding up everything we expect to see from Black Friday PS5 deals. Or, if you're staying out of the argument all together, we're also predicting the biggest offers in 2022's Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals. It's also worth getting your eye in for Black Friday gaming headset deals to truly make the most of your new console. You'll also find plenty of Black Friday video game deals on the horizon as well.