The best Black Friday Xbox Series S deal just got even better

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The holidays are just around the corner, and that means Black Friday deals are already trickling through. While the major shopping event isn't until next week, some deals are already live. Right now, you can purchase an Xbox Series S for $250 through Microsoft, Best Buy, Dell, and Target, which is the lowest price we've seen so far. It usually costs $300.

As an added bonus, ordering the console through Target will also get you a $50 Target gift card. That's about enough for one of the best Xbox games or several months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

The Xbox Series S is a next-gen console from Microsoft. In our Xbox Series S review, we championed the console's value proposition above all else.  It targets 1080p and 1440- gaming at 60 frames per second. It has a compact design that makes it easier to fit on a shelf or in a TV stand. The specific model that's on sale or Black Friday has 512GB of storage. It also comes in a holiday box to celebrate the season if you order through Best Buy.

UPDATE (Nov 21, 2022): The Xbox Series S holiday bundle is now available from Dell for just $235 (opens in new tab), making it the lowest Xbox Series S price we've ever seen available. 

UPDATE 2 (Nov 21, 2022): Microsoft has now lowered its own Xbox Series S pricing to $240 at the Microsoft Store. (opens in new tab)

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Xbox Series S | $300 $235 at Dell (opens in new tab)

If you're happy to purchase from Dell, the Xbox Series S just hit its lowest price ever in the US with this deal from Dell. The Xbox Series S is a pint-sized powerhouse delivering up to 120 FPS in games like Call of Duty, while boosting loading speeds thanks to its SSD. It won't output in 4K UHD quality generally like its more powerful Xbox Series X cousin, but for those who aren't counting the pixels, this is a great and affordable alternative for Xbox Game Pass. 

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Xbox Series S | $300 $240 (opens in new tab)

The Xbox Series S is a next-gen console that allows you to play the latest games at 1080p or 1440p at 60 frames per second. It features a compact design that's easy to fit into a TV unit or on a stand. This Black Friday deal brings the Xbox Series S to the lowest price we've seen so far. If you order the console through Target, you'll also get a $50 gift card.

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The Xbox Series S is the most affordable way to enter the next generation of console gaming. With that low price comes the fact that the console does not have a disc drive. That means all of your games need to be digital purchases and that you can't play DVDs or Blu-rays on the device.

If you want a more powerful console, you can go with the Xbox Series X, but that's more for hardcore gamers. The naming of the Xbox consoles can be a bit confusing, especially if you're not a gamer and are trying to get someone a gift. Our guide comparing the Xbox Series X vs Series S can help you make sure you order the right console.

Sean Endicott
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Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com (opens in new tab).