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This is your ultimate source for the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on Xbox consoles, headsets, games, storage devices, controllers, gaming accessories, TVs, and more. Many of these items hit the lowest prices of the year around Black Friday, so it's a great time to treat yourself or get some holidays shopping done for less. This may even be the time to pick up a brand-new Xbox Series S or high-end TV.

With so many stores competing for the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Xbox deals, the action seems to get started every year. Windows Central will be constantly monitoring for the most lucrative discounts and sales all through Cyber Monday — Or until stock lasts. You can rest assured that we won't recommend products that aren't actually good. We extensively test and research every deal we post here. Our goal is to help you make good choices this Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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RiotPWR cloud gaming controller Xbox edition

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For gamers with an iPhone, this portable joypad from RiotPWR is perfect for playing Xbox Cloud Gaming on the go. Featuring an Xbox color theme, the controller takes clear inspiration from the official Xbox pad and offers all the same standard buttons. Its detachable device holder can stretch to fit even the chunkiest of phones and rotates to help balance the weight when playing. Offering a Prime-exclusive deal for Black Friday, you can grab it for $14 less than its usual price and play Xbox from the cloud anywhere with a reliable connection.

We tested a colored variant in our RiotPWR ESL edition review, proving to be a surprisingly comfortable option with helpful extras like passthrough charging to keep your phone battery from draining. At first glance, it might look a little cumbersome compared to an extendable option with controls on either side of your phone. Thankfully, it's genuinely enjoyable to use, considering its similarities to the official Xbox joypad and has no noticeable latency with its wired Lightning cable connection. You can always prop your iPhone on a separate stand and hold the RiotPWR controller freely, perfect for long journeys. — Ben Wilson

Turtle Beach Recon wired controller

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The official wireless Xbox controllers are enjoying heavy discounts, but there's still a lot of value in this wired variant from Turtle beach, down by 33% for a $25 saving during Black Friday. With two extra buttons on the rear, it fits a middle-ground niche between a standard pad and the customizable Elite S2 from Microsoft but with another sneaky feature putting it miles ahead of its competitors. As mentioned in our Turtle Beach Recon controller review, this controller contains the fantastic Superhuman Hearing mode suite of post-processing audio effects.

Acting as a compressor to boost balance the sounds from your game, you can hear distant footsteps and the subtle pings of empty cases landing on the ground. It's a common feature of Turtle Beach headsets and makes a difference in competitive play. Playing any action-filled game during a rainstorm sounds unreal with the bass + treble profile, making this Recon controller a tempting pick over almost any other wired controller for the enhanced audio alone. Pick up this bargain pad for FPS games; the Recon sticks are far better than its d-pad. — Ben Wilson

Corsair HS60 PRO wired headset

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It's baffling how Corsair makes its headsets so comfortable with high-quality parts in the budget price bracket, and the HS60 Pro is no exception. A bargain at its usual price, value for money is even higher with this 36% reduction during Black Friday for a $25 saving. Carrying at least the same praise as our HS50 Pro review, this 7.1 surround-sound model is a step above the entry-level variant with audio improvements. The microphone is even detachable, making these comfortable cans a viable option for listening to music on the go.

At a touch under $45, this wired headset is one of the most comfortable options you'll ever find on a budget. There's a USB DAC included for enabling 7.1 audio on PC or any other devices that might support it, but the standard stereo performance will still sound great for regular gameplay. It's lightweight and durable with a braided cable, and there's a volume control wheel alongside a microphone mute button on the left side for simple audio management. The Corsair mic will be fine for party chat, considering we've heard much worse in the budget range and hardly anything offering the same comfort as the Corsair HS60 Pro. — Ben Wilson

Astro A10 Gen 2 wired headset

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One of the better wired Xbox gaming headsets for anyone on a budget is now even cheaper during Black Friday headset sales, with a 17% saving on the Astro A10 Gen 2 at Amazon. A detachable 3.5mm jack cable offers compatibility with a standard Xbox controller and anything else with this common connection type, including PCs, laptops, and mobile devices. There's also a volume control wheel on the same cord that's a little easier to find than fumbling blindly behind your ears for fast audio adjustments.

Already a bargain for a headset under $100, dropping the second-generation revision just below $50 makes it a steal. The flip-to-mute mic sounds fantastic on Xbox and mobile, as heard in our Astro A10 Gen 2 review, and can provide similar results on a desktop PC, depending on your hardware. It's super lightweight at a mere 240g, but there are no reductions in durability here. Grab this bargain if you're in the market for an affordable wired Xbox headset. — Ben Wilson

Xbox Series S holidays box.

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The Xbox Series S is already one of the best values in gaming, and it's now even more affordable for the holidays with a myriad of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Those who want to save as much money as possible can pick up the Xbox Series S for its lowest price ever from Woot ($80 off!), while those who prefer freebies can purchase the Xbox Series S from Target and get a free $50 Target gift card to spend on whatever they want.

The Xbox Series S is the smaller, less powerful counterpart to the flagship Series X, but it's still a true current-gen console that offers a premium gaming experience for hundreds of optimized titles and is a perfect partner for Xbox Game Pass. Efficient, compact, and with an unbeatable price tag, the Xbox Series S is a must-have addition to any gaming setup. Also, it's coming in a slick new box for the holidays.

The Xbox Series S is more affordable than ever with the deal at Woot, but supply is likely to run out quickly, so act fast! The Target deal for an Xbox Series S and an accompanying gift card is understandably going out of stock, but you can still find the Xbox Series S with a nifty $50-60 discount at Microsoft and Best Buy. — Zachary Boddy

Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Max Gen 2 Review 2022

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Turtle Beach is one of the world's biggest manufacturers of Xbox and PC gaming accessories, and some of their best Xbox headsets are on sale for the Black Friday season, with options for practically any budget and use case.

The premium mid-range Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 MAX earned top marks in our review for its multiplatform support, stellar battery life, and fantastic sound quality, while the more affordable Stealth 600 Gen 2 earned an even higher score for its superb value-driven experience.

The Battle Buds in-ear headphones are a unique solution for players looking for a portable gaming headset or something that severely undercuts the competition in price without sacrificing sound quality. The Recon 500 headset works well with Xbox One and the Xbox Series S and X, with a lightweight design that includes a reinforced headband for comfortable long-term gaming. — Zachary Boddy, J.D. Levite

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One of the biggest Xbox discounts of the entire Black Friday period isn't a console, it is, in fact, a headset. 

The B&O BeoPlay Portal headset is typically a verifiably insane $500 dollars, costing as much as an Xbox Series X itself. Why is it so expensive? It's all about premium leather, coolant-gel-infused cups, AptX Bluetooth support, active noise canceling, and other fancy bells and whistles. Ultimately, these are lifestyle headphones designed to be used with your phone for music and your PC for work calls — with a bit of Xbox on the side. I found it difficult to overlook in my B&O BeoPlay Portal review, owing to the sheer quality on offer here. But man, that RRP price point was a toughie, but this new Black Friday deal makes it far more reasonable. 

This headset supports Xbox Wireless alongside Bluetooth 5.1, making it a great headset for those who are looking for a single product for every aspect of their musical life. It feels great to wear, it has crystalline audio and premium construction throughout. If you can swallow that price point, that is. 👀 — Jez Corden

HyperX CloudX

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HyperX has a sizeable sale going on at Amazon right now for Black Friday, across both its Xbox and PC gaming headsets. HyperX make some of the best Xbox headsets and best PC headsets without breaking your bank account, making them products I actively and readily recommend for their sound quality and durability. The HyperX CloudX for example is a headset I would readily recommend to literally anyone, and now that it's $40 for Black Friday it's arguably the best Xbox headset deal of the lot right now. 

There are a variety of other options, too. The CloudX Flight is essentially a wireless version of the CloudX, coming in with a sizeable 70 dollars off the typical asking price. The Cloud II wired headset for PC also comes with a 7.1 surround sound USB injector, which will elevate your soundscape with cavernous spatial audio that is tough to beat. These are headsets I can't recommend enough, and the Black Friday deals season makes the value all the sweeter. 

Similar discounts on incredible HyperX headsets can be found at Best Buy, often perfectly matching those offered at Amazon. HP, the owner of HyperX, is also offering the lowest price we've seen yet on the cross-platform HyperX Cloud Stinger, as long as you use the code HyperX10 at checkout to score an extra 10% off. — Jez Corden, Zachary Boddy

LucidSound LS50x

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The LucidSound LS50X is a great option and one of the best Xbox headsets you can get. We've long recommended the LS35X as the best you can get, but this headset improves on the LS35X with its impressive Bluetooth capabilities and ability to mix audio from two devices. For the first time at the moment, they are both at a similar price point due to the crazy sales this week. — Jennifer Young

SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Headset

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SteelSeries makes some of the greatest Xbox headsets you can buy at any budget, and a handful are on sale as part of Xbox's Black Friday. Chief among them is the stunning SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro wireless headset, which we named as the "king of all Xbox and PC gaming headsets" in our extensive review. While the discount is the largest, it's not often we see this premium (and recent) gaming headset see a price cut.

The still-premium predecessor to the lavish Nova Pro, the Arctis 9X, is also enjoying a similarly sized discount for Black Friday, making it a lovely option for those that desire one of the best gaming headsets you can buy without going over $200. Finally, the excellent budget-oriented Arctis 3 wired headset is a whopping 50% off, taking an already affordable headset to all-new lows. If you need a solid headset without the frills, it'll be hard to beat the value of this one. — Zachary Boddy

Razer Kaira Pro

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The Razer Kaira Pro is a solid choice for an Xbox Bluetooth headset, and it's currently below $90 at Amazon. Featuring the signature Razer Chroma lighting, which can thankfully be turned off for more battery life, this comes in black or white to match your console. We tested this unit and gave it a 4 out of 5 for comfort, sound and mic quality, and the addition of an impressive customization app on the Xbox. At $89.99 it's a steal. Razer has a bunch of other items on discount too which you can check out here.  — Jennifer Young

Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller in Black

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Our best pick for an Xbox controller, the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 is now at a tasty $129.99 at Newegg when using discount code BFFDAY22 at checkout. With Xbox's best ever build quality, customer button and paddle mapping, changeable sticks and D pad, this is the perfect choice for precision gaming. More durable than it's predecessor we think this is worth every dollar and even more so at this crazy discount.

If you've ever wanted the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 but didn't want to pay the full price, good news! Microsoft came out with a budget version called the Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 Core. This wireless controller comes with few parts to customize and protect it versus the more expensive model, but it also starts at just $119.99 instead of $180. — Jennifer Young, J.D. Levite

Samsung QN90B smart TV.

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Need a premium gaming TV without paying the added cost for OLED? Samsung's QN90B is highly rated and sought after, and it's easy to see why. This series of TVs trades OLED technology for Mini LED and Quantum Dot, which allows Samsung to achieve peerless brightness and color accuracy. Samsung is offering the TV starting at only $999.99 for the 43-inch version, although you can go all the way up to a truly ridiculous 98-inches if you're willing to pay the (still discounted) outlandish cost.

The QN90B series of TVs perfectly supports Xbox Series X|S gaming technologies, including 4K at up to 120 FPS, HDR for better colors and contrast, and AMD's premium FreeSync Pro VRR for smoother gaming. Of course, you don't need an Xbox console at all to enjoy the latest and greatest Xbox games with this TV, as Samsung is including 3 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and a free Xbox Wireless Controller with each purchase.

The Samsung QN90B Neo QLED TVs come with the Samsung Gaming Hub and Xbox Cloud Gaming built-in, allowing you to leave the console behind and stream hundreds of Xbox games straight to your TV. This is one of the most popular TVs of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday season for a reason. — Zachary Boddy

Elgato Game Capture Card HD Black Friday deal

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Elgato makes some of the best accessories and products for content creators and streamers. The HD60 X external capture card counts among the best options available on Xbox for those wishing to expand their capture capabilities while gaming on their Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One. As part of the best Xbox Black Friday deals, the Elgato HD60 X is 25% off, netting you a savings of $50 on this Windows Central favorite.

The HD60 X is the go-to external capture card for recording 1080p at 60FPS or 4K at 30FPS footage on Xbox, complete with VRR and HDR support. It's also a fantastic tool for capturing screenshots or video of the Xbox operating system, as it's not limited to games (unlike Xbox's native sharing tools). You'll need a nearby PC in order to take advantage of the Elgato HD60 X's capabilities, but there are few capture cards that come even close to it. — Zachary Boddy

Xbox Games Sale

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The Xbox Store couldn't possibly avoid dropping hot digital game deals during Black Friday, giving lucky gamers up to 85% off on a truly ridiculous number of games, collections, and add-ons. We've compiled the complete list as well as our picks of the best Xbox games on sale for Black Friday, which highlights some sweet savings of which you can take advantage right now.

Some of the best deals include 67% off the now-on-Xbox immersive shooter DEATHLOOP, 85% of the action-packed cyberpunk Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, 75% off the award-winning RESIDENT EVIL 2 (2019), 75% off the Assassin's Creed Legendary Collection, and many, many, many more. Peruse the list in the article above, which also includes an easy-to-search format and individual links directly to every game.

The entire catalog of modern Star Wars titles is enjoying a hefty suite of discounts on Xbox. Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order is widely considered to be one of the best Star Wars games in years, for example, combining a riveting cross-planet narrative with Dark Souls-inspired gameplay.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is doubtless one of the best Xbox and PC games of all time, and it has a steep discount on the Microsoft Store for Xbox Series X|S consoles. Cyberpunk 2077 is also currently enjoying a nice sale for Black Friday. If you play it like an action-RPG, you'll discover one of the most carefully crafted and infectiously fun sims of modern times, as you take control of merc for hire V.   — Zachary Boddy, Jez Corden

Psychonauts 2

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Psychonauts 2 was one of the absolute best games of 2021, bar none, and marked a beautiful return of Double Fine Productions. This Xbox Black Friday deal takes a significant chunk off the price of the Motherlobe Edition, which includes a physical copy of the game and various additional add-ons, such as premium vinyl stickers, art cards, and a digital code for the wonderful in-game soundtrack.

Other retailers like Amazon and Walmart are offering great deals on physical Xbox games like Cyberpunk 2077, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, and LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. Truly a great time to be a collector of physical game discs. — Zachary Boddy

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