It’s that time again. America’s busiest shopping day is upon us, and with it comes an excellent opportunity to pick up a new console. The Xbox One may have gone through a bit of a rough patch, but it’s back in full force with backwards compatibility, the slimmed down “S” model, and a couple of years worth of excellent games. If you’ve waited this long, you could do worse than picking up an Xbox One S this Black Friday.
As a rule, expect $50 off Xbox One bundles in their various forms. This puts standard 500 gb Xbox One S bundles at $249.99, and other SKUs priced accordingly.
Dell has one of the best deals out there today: the 500 gb Battlefield 1 bundle with Gears of War 4 and an extra controller $249.99. If you’re a fan of shooters, both of those are worth having. The Microsoft Store has flexible bundles overall, with $50 off select bundles plus a select game and a $25 code. Shopko has the 500 gb Battlefield 1 bundle for $299 with $100 in electronics coupons.
Target is offering 500 gb Battlefield 1 and Minecraft bundles for $249.99 plus a $40 gift card. Gamestop has got a pretty slick-looking Blue 500 gb Xbox One S Bundle for $249.99, or a 1tb Gears of War 4 bundle for $299.
Game wise, deals are all over the place. But some of the best you’ll find are at Best Buy, which has a wide range of new and slightly older games at deep discounts. A good rule of thumb for buying software during Black Friday is to skip anything that came out in the past three months or so: nobody discounts those much. Head back a year, however, and you can find truly excellent games for $20 and under. Even some of the biggest hits from 2016 summer and winter are finding themselves down 50% or more. I’d recommend Overwatch at $35.
Most other major retailers online and off will have $50 off most bundles, so that’s what we’re working with here.