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Best Black Friday Xbox Series X deals

Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S
Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S (Image credit: Matt Brown | Windows Central)

November means it's time to check out the latest Black Friday Xbox Series X deals as most retailers have some incredible deals available online. So if you're still looking for the console, or maybe some discounted accessories and games, we're doing our best through the weekend. Of course, games, headsets, controllers, storage expansions, and so on will work on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles too.

Finding stock of the Series X|S consoles has been seriously tough for the last year and it will be so for quite some time yet. So if you see any stock appear for the standard MSRP (beware of scalpers!), snap it up straight away as it'll be gone in minutes. We'll round up the stores you should be checking in on regularly below too. Don't expect any discounts though.

We do expect to see some great deals on accessories and games though and we'll be highlighting the best offers from a selection of retailers with fresh deals as and when we find them right here on this page. If you want to go deeper, however, also check out our roundup of the best Black Friday Xbox accessory deals.

Check these stores for Xbox Series X and Series S stock

The best Xbox Series X deals on sale right now

Xbox Series X Cyber Monday restock at Walmart (opens in new tab)

Stock incoming: Walmart has outlined a planned Xbox Series X and PS5 restock for Cyber Monday, providing another opportunity to score a console after Black Friday. It launches online at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT via the retailer's paid Walmart+ subscription meaning there's a better chance of a successful checkout. Free trials won't work here, so you'll need to pick up a membership for $12.95 per month.

Xbox Wireless Controllers only $49 at Walmart (opens in new tab)

Save $16: Microsoft's newest Xbox controllers have scored huge Black Friday savings. You can find all the popular colors and styles for just $49, presenting an all-time low on its gamepads. They work with Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, or even PCs, making for an ideal gift for your player two.

Grab the new Xbox Series S bundle at GameStop (opens in new tab)

Act fast: While Xbox Series X remains impossible to track down, you might be able to score the more affordable Xbox Series S. It plays the same next-generation games as Xbox Series X, albeit better suited to HD gaming, rather than 4K resolution. It's also missing a disc drive, making this perfect for Xbox Game Pass and digital gaming. GameStop has stocked the first Xbox Series S bundle, bundling Fortnite and Rocket League bonuses at no additional cost.

Score the best value in Xbox controllers with Afterglow (opens in new tab)

Save $15: PDP's Afterglow controllers are built to last. So, if you want a $25 investment that may save you from having to buy another controller for upwards of a decade, this isn't a deal to skip.

Get started with Xbox Cloud Gaming for $10.49 (opens in new tab)

Save $16: Cloud gaming is finally a reality, and a mobile clip is one of the cheapest ways to get started. The PowerA MOGA clip allows you to mount almost any smartphone to your Xbox One or Xbox Series X controller for a serious upgrade to your mobile gaming.

Up to $900 off the best 4K TV for Xbox Series X (opens in new tab)

The best for less: The LG C1 remains an undisputed champion for Xbox Series X and PS5 gaming, delivering 4K up to 120Hz via HDMI 2.1, compliant with popular HDR standards, and supporting all the pillars of next-gen gaming. But the OLED panel sets this apart, with per-pixel control over images enabling vivid colors and high contrast for ultra-rich blacks. It's the best 4K gaming TV money can buy, provided it fits the budget.

Xbox Series X Replica Mini Fridge restocks incoming! (opens in new tab)

Stay cool: Microsoft embraced the memes with its Xbox Series X replica mini-fridge, translating its 4K gaming expertise to the world of cooling beverages. It boasts room for up to 10 drinks and some snacks, with support for AC and DC, suitable for any occasion. It's a hot commodity exclusive to Target in the U.S. but with in-store restocks announced through Cyber Monday.

Where to find the best Black Friday Xbox Series X deals

If you want to have a browse of retailers most likely to get in the best Black Friday Xbox Series X deals then we've listed a handful of them below. Keep coming back to this page if you'd like to see some curated highlights from us too.

Black Friday Xbox Series X deals: Storage

You might have noticed your Xbox Series X or Series S really gobbles up storage capacity, especially if you're signed up to Game Pass and have been busy packing your console with loads of top titles. It's time to upgrade your capacity then. Important note though, as far as playing Series X|S title on external drives goes, the Seagate memory card expansion is your only option. Other external devices, be they SSD or regular hard drive will only let you store these new-gen games, but you can play Xbox games from them directly. That Seagate card isn't cheap though, although Black Friday is the perfect time to get a better deal.

Toshiba Canvio Basics 2TB Hard Drive $52.74 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save $7.25: When it comes to expanding any Xbox console, a 2TB hard drive is the perfect spot for most. It provides ample room to install all your favorite games with headroom for future releases. We've consistently recommended Toshiba's Canvio Basics lineup for its incredible value and the small saving only sweetens that deal.

Seagate 2TB Game Drive for Xbox $69.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save $40: Seagate and Microsoft banded together on this custom Xbox hard drive adding 2TB to any console. While it doesn't function differently from other drives on this list, you're getting a bold all-green shell with Xbox branding at a small premium.

WD_BLACK 5TB P10 Game Drive $99.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save $50: With games now larger than ever, storage is a valuable resource with Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles. This 5TB hard drive delivers a considerable upgrade, adding ten times the storage of many entry-level Xbox consoles. It has the capacity for all your games, with room to spare, even when tackling this year's biggest downloads like Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Forza.

Samsung T7 Portable SSD 1TB $109.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save $60: The trusty Samsung T7 SSD series has been one of our favorites to give your Xbox a solid-state upgrade. It's slick and speedy compared to standard hard drives, reducing load times across Xbox One games and other backward compatible titles. While it can't play Xbox Series X|S games, you can still store them with lightning-fast transfer speeds to the internal SSD. While SSDs are notoriously expensive, this is the cheapest we've seen on the 1TB model. While you can find a 500GB model for even less, those Black Friday discounts are comparatively lackluster.

Black Friday Xbox Series X deals: Headsets

You can be assured that the Black Friday Xbox deals will see plenty of the best Xbox Series X headsets get some chunky discounts. And don't forget, gaming headsets aren't just for online multiplayer coms, they can add truly immersive 3D audio and surround sound to make your single-player games sound better than ever. They're much cheaper than a surround sound system or soundbar too and really help you enjoy your games more if your TV's speakers are a bit weak. Check out the latest prices on some of our favorite headsets below.

Corsair HS75 XB $119.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save $30: The Corsair HS75 XB took home our "Best Xbox headset" award for 2021 and for good reason. Dollar for dollar, this is the best wireless headset you can get on the basis of pure value for Xbox in my view, and this Black Friday deal makes it all the sweeter.

HyperX CloudX Xbox Gaming Headset $39.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save $30: The HyperX CloudX headset remains one of the best affordable Xbox headsets out there, with vivid audio rendering the full soundscape of games, plus a noise-canceling mic for chatting. It's well constructed, in part due to its robust aluminum frame, with a comfortable headband and memory foam ear pads. The CloudX just hit its lowest price in history and remains an unbeatable option in this budget bracket.

Xbox Stereo Headset for Xbox $46.50 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save $13.49: Microsoft launched its own Xbox headset lineup earlier this year, promising high-quality audio on a budget. The Xbox Stereo Headset is the wired variant, hooking up directly to a controller over the 3.5mm connector, delivering rich stereo audio with support for spatial sound. It has on-ear volume and mixing dials to control sound, plus an adjustable microphone for chatting with friends. A great headset that covers all the fundamentals of gaming.

Black Friday Xbox Series X deals: Controllers

Microsoft has released plenty of new colors for its standard Series X|S controller since launch, so you have a rich selection to choose from right now. We've seen regular discounts on them too, so you should never pay full price. We've included the latest prices below for various colors and also the super fancy Elite Series 2 model. There are some solid third-party options in there too from Razer and Turtle Beach.

Razer Wolverine V2 Xbox Controller $69.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save $30: We just gave the Razer Wolverine V2 our best Xbox accessory award for 2021. This device is well-built and packed with functionality, featuring back paddles, extra buttons, and other customizable features. It also has a sensitivity clutch, which according to our Xbox editor Jez Corden, almost feels like cheating in shooters and other competitive games. It's one of the best Xbox controllers out there, currently discounted to an all-time low.

Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 $139.99 at Microsoft (opens in new tab)

Save $40: That's an excellent Black Friday Xbox deal on what's confortably the best Xbox Series X controller money can buy. Amazon had this same price, but it's now $30 more, so don't miss the same excellent deal at Microsoft before discounted supply runs out there too. Tweakable analogs, rapid-fire trigger locks, swappable padle controls on the rear, superb grip, built-in rechargeable battery - it's got everything you could want and now you won't feel (as) guilty for spending this much money on a pad.

PowerA FUSION Pro 2 Controller $62.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save $27: While it might look like a standard Xbox controller, that's anything but the truth with the PowerA Fusion Pro 2. It's a luxury gamepad that rivals the Xbox Elite Controller, featuring customizable rear paddles, trigger stops, and replaceable components. While it's wired, it's an incredible budget alternative, with Black Friday savings meaning it's one-third of Microsoft's gamepad.

Black Friday Xbox Series X deals: TV

If it's been a while since you last upgraded your TV, owning a new Xbox is certainly a good excuse to take a look at what's out there. This is the best time of year by far to pick up a new TV, including ones with next-gen gaming features. Be on the lookout for models with HDMI 2.1 and 120Hz displays especially as supported games look super smooth running at 120fps. Samsung and LG have made some of the best TVs for Xbox Series X in recent times and we've highlighted their latest prices below on some of our favorite units.

Black Friday Xbox Series X deals: Game Pass

Game Pass has absolutely nailed it this year with non-stop updates bringing fresh games to the Netflix for games-esque subscription service almost every week. We've seen some seriously big hitters lately too with Microsoft Flight Simulator, Marvel's Avengers, and Forza Horizon 5 saving us lots of money. You can buy Game Pass on its own, but the best value option is to pick it up in a Game Pass Ultimate bundle as this includes Xbox Live Gold so you can play games online. Subscriptions stack too, so even if you're currently signed up you can add more months to your deal if you spot an offer you like.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (3 Months) $26.99 at Walmart (opens in new tab)

Save $13: Fun fact, I haven't bought a game all year on my Xbox Series X. I have had Game Pass for a year though and it's frankly bonkers how good value it is. New games are added on an almost weekly basis and Forza Horizon 5 has just arrived and Halo: Infinite is just around the corner. This deal gets you three months of access, plus online gaming, at a reduced price. Subs do stack so fill your boots.

Xbox Live Gold (12 Months) $49.49 at Newegg (opens in new tab)

Save $10.50: If you're not drawn by Xbox Game Pass and its endless stream of games, an Xbox Live Gold membership grants access to online multiplayer coupled with exclusive free games and discounts. You can stock up with a 12-month membership for less than $50 this Black Friday using this super-special "HAPPYBKSALE" code at checkout.

Black Friday Xbox Series X deals: Video games

Black Friday is also an ideal time to add bulk to your video game collection. While Microsoft has digital discounts via the Xbox Store, you're looking at further savings via retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart. While many older games have received expected discounts, we also see new releases slashed at record rates. Titles like Call of Duty: Vanguard and Battlefield 2042 are among those at a fraction of their launch prices despite launching only earlier this month. We're rounding up the Xbox game deals that catch our eye below.

When do the Black Friday Xbox Series X deals start?

The Black Friday Xbox Series X deals have already started at some retailers, but the day itself is November 26. However, you can expect some of the tastiest deals to really get going the Monday before as retailers attempt to get a head start on each other.

Given the stock shortages and various issues with shipping happening around the world right now, we'd pounce on any deal you like even if it's before then as it might end up being the best price you'll see for the rest of the year.

If you're looking for team blue too, then be sure to check out the best Black Friday PS5 deals via our friends at Android Central. The Ninty fans over at iMore have you covered for Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals too.

Brendan Griffiths
Brendan Griffiths

Brendan oversees content strategy for our buying guides and deal pages here at Windows Central and also iMore and Android Central. He's a former freelance games journalist, then the first ever Deals Editor for TechRadar and then the Managing Editor of eCommerce & Hardware at GamesRadar before joining us. When he's not rummaging through online sales or trying to appease the Google algorithm you'll find him binging boxsets, laughing at fools that don't have Xbox Game Pass and testing every Xbox controller out there, then just using the one standard Series X one.