This year more than ever, Black Friday is a great time to get a snag a cheap console.
We know there will be some great deals for the PS4 and Xbox One – but will their next-generation counterparts get the Black Friday treatment?
When will the Xbox Series X launch?
The release window was previously only specified to be holiday 2020, with a November release rumoured for some time. But we now know that the Xbox Series X will launch on November 10th 2020.
How much will Xbox Series X cost?
The Xbox Series X console will cost £449 here in the UK and $499 stateside, it has now been announced. There will also be a more affordable alternative version of the new console which will be called the Xbox Series S. This console will retail at the lower price point of £249/$299.
Will the Xbox Series X be on offer on Black Friday?
It’s clear that Microsoft is aiming to release their console ahead of the sales – and would surely want to take advantage of the opportunity to claw back customers and start selling games to them.
However, this being a brand new release, don’t expect too drastic a discount – especially if stock is limited after disruption from COVID-19 – with the greatest deals likely to be found on the Xbox Series X games themselves. We have already seen the consoles vanish quickly from shopping websites as demand has been so huge and if the latest generation do end up in a sale- we imagine it would the Series S rather than the X.
There is a good chance, however, that we will see some great bundles being sold, allowing you to get heavily discounted or even free accessories and games with your new console – including upcoming games such as Marvel’s Avengers, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II and Immortals: Fenyx Rising.
It would also be a chance to get a dirt-cheap Xbox One as retailers attempt to shift older stock – last year the Xbox One S went for as low as £99 on eBay which is one hell of a saving.
Games you can buy for the Xbox Series X
While at the moment the games listed are at their pre-order price given that the Xbox Series X is still a few weeks out from release date, it is worth checking back as there is every possibility that they will see a reduction some Black Friday. There is certainly more chance of getting a decent discount on a game than there will be on anything substantial for the console itself.
- Assassins Creed Valhalla £51.99 at Amazon
- Watch Dogs Legion £51.99 at Amazon
- Far Cry 6 £54.99 at Amazon
- Immortals Fenyx Rising £57.99 at Amazon
Xbox One deals
Maybe you are yet to join the Xbox world and are considering investing an older console rather than the brand spanking new one. If so, here are some deals for the Xbox One deals that you may be interested in.
And, we’d suggest keeping an eye on our Xbox Series X Black Friday page, too.
- Xbox One S White 1tb with a 1-month games pass and 14 days Xbox Live gold membership £249.99 on Game
- Xbox One X Cyberpunk 2077 Limited Edition Bundle (1TB) £495 at Amazon
- Xbox One S 1TB Console – Forza Horizon 4 Lego Speed Champions Bundle £249 at Amazon
- Xbox One X Robot White Special Edition (1TB) £359.99 at Amazon