Xbox Series S just $250 in limited-time Amazon Woot deal (sold out)

Xbox Series S
Xbox Series S (Image credit: Microsoft)

Microsoft's Xbox Series S has received its first major discount, slashing the price of its latest next-generation Xbox console to $250 in the U.S. Amazon-owned deal site Woot has shaved $50 off Xbox Series S consoles for a limited time, or while stock lasts, though you'll probably want to act fast to avoid missing out. It's the lowest-ever price we've seen on Xbox Series S since launch.

Like Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S has proven challenging to find since the devices launched just over one year ago. While Xbox Series S remains easier to find, topping last year's Black Friday sales charts, this $50 deal is one of the few discounts we've seen to date. It's available through Feb. 28, with free shipping available to Amazon Prime members too, although we don't expect stock to last.

Woot's lucrative Xbox Series S deal has now sold out, though you can still find stock on Amazon at the usual $299 RRP, via the Fortnite & Rocket League Bundle.

Xbox Series S launched alongside Xbox Series X, providing a similar, more affordable alternative to its flagship gaming console. It's designed to offer the same features as Xbox Series X, running all the latest next-gen games for years to come. While it targets between 1080p and 1440p, rather than a full-fledged 4K, it still boasts 120 frames-per-second (FPS) support across many titles.

It also has an onboard 512GB solid-state drive (SSD) to cut load times, supporting more complex game worlds, far outpacing what was possible on older Xbox One devices. It supports 4K streaming, too, perfect for services like Netflix and Disney Plus.

It's worth stressing the Xbox Series S is an all-digital console lacking a physical disc drive and geared to downloads and subscription services. It works great with Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft's Netflix-style membership for Xbox games, plus free-to-play games like Fortnite and Call of Duty: Warzone. However, it's not for everyone, especially those who buy used game discs. You can check our Xbox Series S review for a deeper dive into Microsoft's tiny but mighty Xbox console.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.