This is not a drill! The Xbox Series S with 1TB has dropped below $300 for the first time, and you can STILL get one!

🚨DEAL IS OVER: Unfortunately, this deal has ended, but you can still get an Xbox Series S (512GB) + Game Pass Ultimate for $299 $249 at Walmart!

Black Friday was filled with great Xbox deals, and while the seemingly-unending sales are drawing to a close, there are still some great last-minute offers for prospective console buyers to consider. Chief among these late deals is an Xbox Series S 1TB model which is just $299 at Dell, a $50 savings over the normal price. There's no telling how quickly this'll go, so if you're interested, you need to jump on this immediately!

Xbox Series S 1TB Carbon Black |was $349.99now $299.99 at Dell

Xbox Series S 1TB Carbon Black | was $349.99 now $299.99 at Dell

A normal Xbox Series S offers 512GB of storage for $300. This Cyber Monday sale means getting twice as much storage for the same price. This is the most balanced way to get into the current-generation Xbox ecosystem, perfect for newcomers.

✅Perfect for: You want to play current-generation Xbox titles with 1TB of internal storage while still saving some money.

❌Avoid it if: You REALLY want the best visuals and framerates for Xbox games.

💰Price check: $349.99 at Best Buy

🔎Our experience: Xbox Series S review: Modern gaming at an affordable price

Post-Cyber Monday deals STILL AVAILABLE!

Why grab an Xbox Series S 1TB model?

Same power, more space. (Image credit: Microsoft)

As the smaller sibling of the Xbox Series X, the Xbox Series S plays all the same games as noted in our Xbox Series S review. You can still enjoy current or upcoming titles like Alan Wake 2, Baldur's Gate 3, and Starfield, just with lower resolutions and sometimes a lack of framerate options. That's the tradeoff, you're getting a more affordable console but less graphical fidelity. A few months ago, that also would've meant getting less premium, ultra-fast SSD storage capacity. Enter the Xbox Series S 1TB model. 

There are two differences between the Xbox Series S 1TB model and the original Xbox Series S. The first is the color, as the newer console comes in Carbon Black, as does the accompanying controller. The second and more important difference is that it has twice as much usable space, with a 1TB SSD included as opposed to the 512GB SSD in the original model. That's enough space to store Starfield five times over!

No matter what Xbox console you get, you're likely going to want to invest in one of the best Xbox external drives and a premium SSD expansion. But if you're starting off with twice as much space, it's far less of a rush. I constantly juggle what games I have installed on my Xbox, and let me tell you, half a terabyte means a lot these days. Grabbing this console at $300 instead of $350 isn't a deal to pass up. 

WD_BLACK C50 Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S — 1TB | $149.99now $124.99 at Best Buy

WD_BLACK C50 Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S — 1TB | was $149.99 now $124.99 at Best Buy

The WD_Black 1TB C50 Storage Expansion Card is a must-have accessory for Xbox gamers. It adds 1TB of extra space to your Xbox Series X|S console, simply by plugging it in, and is one of the only ways to download and play more current-gen Xbox games. Right now, it's also the most affordable.

👀Alternative deal: WD_BLACK C50 Expansion Card — 1TB + Forza Motorsport Race Day Car Pack for $149.99 $124.99 at Western Digital

To make sure you have the proper context, a regular Xbox Series S is around $240 or so through the rest of Cyber Monday, while an Xbox Series X with Diablo 4 will set you back about $450. If you're trying to balance cost with what you get, then the Xbox Series S 1TB model is the best middle-of-the-road option.

Samuel Tolbert
Freelance Writer

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.