I found 8 unbeatable Cyber Monday deals on both Xbox consoles with free controllers, games, gift cards, and more

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Welcome to Cyber Monday 2023, where the opportunity to snag a cutting-edge Xbox console has never been better. Whether you have your eye on the sleek and compact Xbox Series S or the gaming behemoth that is the Xbox Series X, this year's deals and bundles are too good to pass up. I've rounded up unbeatable value deals with additional controllers, free games, and even extra cash.

As for those unfamiliar with Cyber Monday, it's a digital shopping extravaganza that follows the Thanksgiving weekend. Where Black Friday traditionally concentrated on in-store offers, Cyber Monday was the online counterpart. Now as we know, it's all online nowadays but that means even better access to the best deals for a longer period. Cyber Monday is your last chance over the long weekend to get fantastic deals on coveted gaming gear. Now, I'll dive into the Xbox Series S deals first, but don't forget to utilize the convenient links to discover offers on the Xbox Series X and even some UK deals too.

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Cyber Monday 2023: The best Xbox Series S deals

Xbox Series S 512GB + 3-months Xbox Game Pass Ultimate | $299.99 now $239.99 at Target

The Xbox Series S Starter Bundle is the best entryway into the incredible world of console gaming, including everything you need to get started. You'll get the Xbox Series S, an Xbox Wireless Controller, and 3-months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. With Dell's price back up, Target is now the champion.

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Xbox Series S 512GB + 3-months Xbox Game Pass Ultimate | was $299.99 now $239.99 at Target

The Xbox Series S Starter Bundle is the best entryway into the incredible world of console gaming, including everything you need to get started. You'll get the Xbox Series S, an Xbox Wireless Controller, and 3-months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. With Dell's price back up, Target is now the champion.

💰Price check: $249 at Best Buy

Xbox Series S 512GB + extra Xbox Wireless Controller |$369.98now $289.99 at Walmart

Xbox Series S 512GB + extra Xbox Wireless Controller | was $369.98 now $289.99 at Walmart

If you'd rather get an extra Xbox Wireless Controller, this alternative bundle still nets you the Xbox Series S and a 3-month subscription to regular Xbox Game Pass, but also includes a second controller to share with a friend. It's also enjoying a substantial discount for a limited time.

💰Price check: Bundle not stocked elsewhere but combined value of items in the current sales, so purchasing the Starter Bundle above and a controller in the sales would get you the same price. So this bundle is really just for convenience's sake but may appeal if you have a Walmart Membership.

Xbox Series S 512GB |$299.99 now free when switching to Verizon 5G home internet

Xbox Series S 512GB | was $299.99 now free when switching to Verizon 5G home internet

Need lightning-fast internet to help elevate your gameplay? Well, for a limited time you can also score an Xbox Series S completely for free when you switch to Verizon's 5G home internet plan. Just scroll down to the "Choose an extra, on us" section and scroll to the right until you see the Series S.

👀Also available at: Verizon FIOS fiber optic (same rules as above)

💰Price check:
$249.99 at Best Buy

✅Perfect for: Those who want to play the latest and greatest Xbox games a with a compact, efficient, digital-only console that doesn't cost too much. 

❌Avoid if: You want to play physical games, as the Xbox Series S is an all-digital gaming solution. 

💰Price Check: $249.99 at Best Buy | $249.99 at Target

🔍Our experience: Xbox Series S review | Xbox Game Pass review

👀Alternative deal: Xbox Series S Gilded Hunter Bundle for $299.99 $269 at Walmart

🤔Best Buy or Walmart: Both Best Buy and Walmart have enhanced customer service if you sign up to their memberships, and sometimes only the free tier is required for stuff like seeing extra discounts. Walmart Plus explained and Best Buy memberships explained.

Cyber Monday 2023: The best Xbox Series X deals

Xbox Series X + Diablo IV |$559.99now $449.99 at Target w/ free $75 Target gift card

Xbox Series X + Diablo IV | was $559.99 now $449.99 at Target w/ free $75 Target gift card

Target currently has the absolute best Xbox Series X deal you can find right now, with $50 off the Diablo IV bundle and a free $75 Target gift card that you can spend on absolutely anything you want from Target, including accessories, games, and more.

💰Alternative Deal: You can get this for $10 cheaper without a giftcard from Walmart OR you can purchase gift cards at Newegg using this guide to get the console for $390 from Microsoft

Xbox Series X | $499.99 now $399.99 at Best Buy + free $50 Best Buy gift card for Best Buy Plus/Total members

Xbox Series X | was $499.99 now $399.99 at Best Buy + free $50 Best Buy gift card for Best Buy Plus/Total members

It's hard to find good deals on just the Xbox Series X, and this one sees $100 shaved off the retail price if you're a Best Buy Plus or Total member. Anyone can score an additional, free $50 Best Buy gift card, too. Now that's an awesome deal. If you plan to buy other items from Best Buy, the Best Buy membership will pay for itself very quickly.

💰Price check: $399.99 at Bjs (membership req)

Xbox Series X | $499.99 now $399.99 at Bjs (membership required)

Xbox Series X | was $499.99 now $399.99 at Bjs (membership required)

This one isn't quite as good as the Best Buy deal, as you don't get the voucher, but if you're already a member of the wholesale warehouse BJs it's worth knowing you can get the console there for $399.99 right now, stocks are limited to 2 per customer. Bjs membership details.

💰Price check: $399.99 at Best Buy (membership req)

Xbox Series X + Diablo IV + Xbox Wireless Controller — Shock Blue | $619.98 now $479 at Walmart

Xbox Series X + Diablo IV + Xbox Wireless Controller — Shock Blue | was $619.98 now $479 at Walmart

If you'd rather score an extra Xbox controller with your brand-new console instead of a second game, this is the bundle for you. You still get the 1TB Xbox Series X and Diablo 4, but a Shock Blue (one of my favorite colors) Xbox Wireless Controller is also included, all for $20 less than just the console would normally cost.

💰Price check:
$520 on Amazon when purchasing items seperately

✅Perfect for: Those who want to play the latest and greatest Xbox games at their absolute best, especially when you're bundling the console with incredible titles like Diablo 4.

❌Avoid it if: You don't have a 4K TV or high refresh-rate display that can take advantage of the Xbox Series X, or you'd rather save money and still be able to play all the same games.

💰Price check: $449 at Walmart

🔍Our experience: Xbox Series X review | Diablo 4 review | Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 review

👀Alternative deal: Xbox Series X + Diablo 4 for $559.99 $439.99 at Walmart

🤔Best Buy or Walmart: Both Best Buy and Walmart have enhanced customer service if you sign up to their memberships, and sometimes only the free tier is required for stuff like seeing extra discounts. Walmart Plus explained and Best Buy memberships explained.

Cyber Monday 2023: The best UK Xbox Series X|S deals

Xbox Series S Starter Bundle | was £249.99 now £189.99 at Amazon

Xbox Series S Starter Bundle | was £249.99 now £189.99 at Amazon

This bundle only launched just recently and was already stunning value at full price, you're basically getting the console and 3 months of Game Pass for free, but now retailers are cutting £50 off for Black Friday. A great gift for someone new to the world of Xbox, and you'll have instant access to a huge library of Xbox Game Pass titles.

👍Price Check: £199 at EE

Xbox Series S 1TB Carbon Black | £284.98now £294 at CostcoPrice Check:

Xbox Series S 1TB Carbon Black | was £284.98 now £294 at Costco
Not the hottest of deals for sure, but the Xbox Series S in Carbon Black with the 1TB storage upgrade has only just launched in the UK, and if you want to buy it for less than RRP the best place for it right now is Costco.

💰Price Check: £294 at Amazon

Xbox Series X 1TB - Forza Horizon 5 Bundle | was £469.99 now £369.99 at Smyths

The bundle includes the Xbox Series X console, and Forza Horizon 5 with a bunch of DLC, which lets you explore the stunning open world of Mexico. A must-have for any racing fan. You can order online or click and collect from your nearest store, alternatively, Amazon is running the same deal.

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Xbox Series X 1TB - Forza Horizon 5 Bundle | was £469.99 now £369.99 at Smyths

The bundle includes the Xbox Series X console, and Forza Horizon 5 with a bunch of DLC, which lets you explore the stunning open world of Mexico. A must-have for any racing fan. You can order online or click and collect from your nearest store, alternatively, Amazon is running the same deal.

💰Price Check:
£369.99 at Amazon

Xbox Series X 1TB | was £479 now £359 at Currys

The best price right now for the stand alone Xbox Series X console in the UK is Currys, and they are also throwing in some sweeteners to the Black Friday deals on tech like 5 months of free Apple TV+. If you prefer, Amazon is price matching for £359Alternative Deal: 💰Price Check:

Xbox Series X 1TB | was £479 now £359 at Currys

The best price right now for the stand alone Xbox Series X console in the UK is Currys, and they are also throwing in some sweeteners to the Black Friday deals on tech like 5 months of free Apple TV+. If you prefer, Amazon is price matching for £359.

👀Alternative Deal: £359.99 at Smyths
💰Price Check: £354.99 at Costco but members only

Xbox Series X + Diablo IV |was £489.99now £379,99 at GAME

Xbox Series X + Diablo IV | was £489.99 now £379,99 at GAME

Not only are you getting a discount on the Xbox Series X, you're getting Blizzard's fastest-selling game bundled in. If you want to pay an extra £10 though, you can get 2-year standard warranty at John Lewis, or get it from Amazon.

💰Price Check:
£389.99 at John Lewis | £389 at Amazon

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Cyber Monday 2023: How to choose between Xbox Series X and S

The Xbox Series X and S are two of the best consoles you can buy right now, but which should you choose?

Both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are fantastic gaming consoles, and they're both enjoying sweet discounts thanks to Cyber Monday 2023. You can't go wrong with either console, honestly, but if you're on the fence and trying to decide between all the best discounts and sales we've found, it can become tricky. So, let's break down the differences and how you can choose the Xbox console that's best for you.

Let's start with the Xbox Series S. It's the more affordable of the duo, capable of playing all the same games (at up to 120 FPS), but usually limited to 1080 or 1440p resolutions rather than the 4K the Xbox Series X is consistently capable of. It still supports all the same current-gen features, too, like Xbox Quick Resume, Smart Delivery, full backward compatibility with hundreds of Xbox One, Xbox 360, and original Xbox games, FPS Boost and Auto HDR to improve those games, and other niceties like Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision.

Usually, the Xbox Series S retails for $299.99 with 512GB of storage, but new bundles and frequent discounts often see it go for much lower than that. The Starter Bundle gives you some extra value with 3-months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate included in the box, giving you access to hundreds of Xbox, Windows PC, and cloud games in addition to exclusive perks and online multiplayer access. Other bundles may see you get an extra Xbox controller or in-game goodies, too.

The Xbox Series S is a fantastic way for gamers to be introduced to the Xbox platform, either as a second console or for casual gamers, and it's also an excellent gift for the holiday season. You can take the cash you save buying the Xbox Series S and use it toward Black Friday deals on Xbox accessories. The only cons of the Series S are the lack of a physical disc drive (so you're limited to just digital games) and the meager 512GB of storage. Fortunately, you can expand that storage with one of the best Xbox storage upgrades.

The Xbox Series X is a different beast entirely. It's much larger and far more expensive, but it packs a lot more power to play all the best Xbox games at the highest resolutions, framerates, and visual settings. It also comes with 1TB of storage standard and a physical disc drive (that can also play 4K Blu-Ray movies), and can do absolutely everything the Series S can do (including expanding that storage for even more gaming room). Discounts on the Series X are less frequent and tend to be less lucrative than for the Series S, but this Black Friday is seeing that shift. We're seeing plenty of discounts not only on the console, but on bundles including critically-acclaimed games like Diablo 4 and Call of Duty.

Whichever console you choose, you can rest assured you're getting the best prices right here.

Jennifer Young

Jen is a News Writer for Windows Central, focused on all things gaming and Microsoft. Anything slaying monsters with magical weapons will get a thumbs up such as Dark Souls, Dragon Age, Diablo, and Monster Hunter. When not playing games, she'll be watching a horror or trash reality TV show, she hasn't decided which of those categories the Kardashians fit into. You can follow Jen on Twitter @Jenbox360 for more Diablo fangirling and general moaning about British weather.