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Xbox Black Friday Deals in 2023: Where to Find the Best Sales

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Updated December 19, 2023

If you’ve been on the fence about getting an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S console, have been waiting for a few games to go on sale, or need to jump-start your Christmas shopping, Black Friday 2023 is overflowing with deep discounts for all things Xbox. Anyone itching to blast space aliens, ready to finally replace that iffy controller or excited to get their own Xbox, will want to read this comprehensive guide for all of the best Black Friday deals for everything Xbox.

Our top picks for the best Xbox Black Friday deals

Xbox Series X Consoles

If you’re missing out on gorgeous 4K HDR gaming, Black Friday is the perfect time to pick up an Xbox Series X console for $50 off. In addition, Xbox is also offering Series X bundles that include Forza Horizon 5 or Diablo IV for $50 off, as well. Whether you prefer white-knuckle racing or battling the forces of darkness, $449 is an excellent deal on an Xbox Series X console bundle.

Xbox Series X Consoles

Xbox Series X Consoles

Xbox Series S Starter Bundle Console

Anyone who prefers to buy their games digitally and wants to save even more on the smallest Xbox console to date can get $50 off an Xbox Series S throughout Black Friday. If the low $249 price tag caught your attention, the Xbox Series S Starter Bundle includes a 3-month trial of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, allowing you to play hundreds of critically acclaimed games like Starfield, Halo Infinite, and Minecraft Legends right out of the box.

Xbox Series S Starter Bundle Console

Xbox Series S Starter Bundle Console

Xbox Wireless Controllers

If your go-to controller has seen better days, or you need a few spares for when family and friends come over to play, a range of official Xbox Wireless Controllers are on sale for $10 off this Black Friday. Whether you prefer Electric Volt, Velocity Green, or the new Astral Purple, there is an Xbox Wireless Controller to match your style.

Xbox Wireless Controllers

Xbox Wireless Controllers

Starfield

Fully customize your one-of-a-kind explorer and travel the galaxy however you want in Starfield, Xbox’s biggest game of the year. This anticipated action RPG can be yours for only $55.99, (a solid discount of 20%) and with countless planets to visit, you’ll definitely get your money’s worth.

Starfield

Star Wars: Squadrons

What if I said you could soar among the stars in epic 5-vs-5 battles as a pilot for the Galactic Empire or New Republic in your choice of eight iconic Star Wars ships for only $1.99? At a whopping 95% off, the real question is whether you’d prefer an X-wing or TIE fighter.

Star Wars: Squadrons

Star Wars: Squadrons

Rare Replay

Relive the good ol’ days of gaming with 31 retro titles from legendary game developer Rare for only $7.49 this Black Friday. This wildly varied collection features plenty of smash-hits and lesser-known gems, including Banjo-Kazooie, Kameo: Elements of Power, Jet Force Gemini, Goldeneye 007, and Battletoads.

Rare Replay

Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition

With 29 savage fighters to choose from and a massive community of online players to bite, punch, and laser-blast, Killer Instinct is the most accessible, yet deep fighting game on Xbox. If you love cyborg dinosaurs, brutal werewolves, and undead ogres, you can join in on the monster mash for only $13.19 this Black Friday.

Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition

Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition

Resident Evil Triple Pack

Normally this bundle of Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6 games would set you back $59.49, but horror fans who want to experience this trio of terrifying action-packed adventures can download them for just $11.89 throughout Xbox’s Black Friday sales event.

Resident Evil Triple Pack

Resident Evil Triple Pack

Stellaris: Console Edition

It’s a big universe out there, and it is up to you to choose what your civilization does after taking its first steps among the stars. This gigantic galactic simulation is regularly $39.99, and with many exciting expansion packs available to add more to the base game, $7.99 is an excellent deal for getting addicted to the core Stellaris experience.

Stellaris: Console Edition

Stellaris: Console Edition

Minecraft Dungeons: Ultimate Edition

Team up with four players and venture to the depths of twisted jungles, frozen caverns, and other exotic locales in this monster-packed unique action-RPG style twist on the Minecraft formula. At just $19.99, (normally $39.99) Minecraft Dungeons: Ultimate Edition is a must-have for entertaining kids for hours on end.

Minecraft Dungeons Ultimate Edition - For Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X - Rated E (For Everyone) - Action & Adventure

Minecraft Dungeons Ultimate Edition - For Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X - Rated E (For Everyone) - Action & Adventure

Resident Evil 4

Whether you’re familiar with the original 2005 smash-hit, or are headed to Europe to rescue the president’s daughter from hordes of terrifying creatures for the first time in this beautifully scary remake, Resident Evil 4’s Black Friday price tag of only $30 (50% off) makes it easy to get lost in this incredible Game Awards 2023 Game of the Year nominee.

Resident Evil 4 - Xbox Series X

Resident Evil 4 - Xbox Series X

PAC-MAN MUSEUM+

The iconic round yellow hero has starred in countless games since his 1980 debut, and PAC-MAN MUSEUM+ sports a whopping 14 titles for retro gaming fans to master in a fully-customizable arcade for only $9.99. (50% off)

PAC-MAN MUSEUM+

PAC-MAN MUSEUM+

My Friend Peppa Pig

Since it’s easy for extra-young players to get frustrated with advanced video games, a laid-back experience where kids can design an animal buddy and play with Peppa Pig is an excellent “my first Xbox game” for the holidays. If splashing in mud puddles and playing pretend sounds like fun, you can grab a copy of My Friend Peppa Pig for the low price of $17.99 and save $27 this Black Friday.

My Friend Peppa Pig

My Friend Peppa Pig

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Step into the role of the Master Chief and protect humanity from a large-scale alien invasion, or blast your friends in a number of fun multiplayer modes in this classic collection of six Halo games for just $9.99 for Black Friday. (regularly $39.99) Between its massive community of players, array of pulse-pounding challenges, and gripping storyline, The Master Chief Collection is sure to keep sci-fi fans glued to their Xbox for a long time to come.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection

Live out your dream job as a zookeeper in this family-friendly sim that covers everything from micromanaging which snacks are available for guests, to selecting the chimpanzees, elephants, tigers, and nearly 200 other animals to place on display. Zoo Tycoon is an educational, yet entertaining experience, and is only $6.59 throughout Black Friday. (savings of $13.40)

Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection

Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection

What you need to know for Black Friday

When is Black Friday?

Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, and in 2023, it falls on November 24th. While it officially starts at midnight, expect to find early Black Friday sales in the days and weeks leading up to the 24th.

Although most Black Friday sales will end on November 25th, some may last throughout the weekend and into Cyber Monday as supplies last.

What Xbox-related deals should I expect?

Xbox console bundles

Black Friday is the perfect time to buy an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S console, because you’ll find savings on console bundles that include an additional game or a lengthy Xbox Game Pass trial to play hundreds of games for a few months.

Xbox games

You may be surprised to find extra-deep discounts on recently released games of 75% off or more. It’s a prime time to fill out your Xbox game collection, knock out some early Christmas shopping, and get a pricey game or two from your personal wish list.

Xbox accessories

Savvy shoppers will find impressive deals on Xbox controllers, memory drives for additional game storage, headsets, and charging devices during Black Friday tech deals.

What kind of Xbox deals did they have last year?

Some of the best Xbox deals of 2022 included $50 off Xbox Series S consoles, official Xbox Wireless Controllers for sale at $39.99 (normally $59.99), and massive deals on popular Xbox games like Halo Infinite, Resident Evil 3, and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

How to get good Xbox deals on Black Friday

Make a list of your top Xbox consoles, games, and accessories, manually search the internet’s biggest gaming retailers for sales, and compare the prices and options between them to find the best deals.

The absolute best Xbox game sales will be digitally available directly from the Xbox marketplace. If you prefer buying digital games or own an Xbox Series S console (the model without the disc drive), there will be a huge collection of excellent games at low prices.

Actively browse your social media platform of choice and search for the specific Xbox products you have your eye on. You never know when you may stumble upon a premium Black Friday sale.

Act quickly if something catches your eye at a low price, as it may sell out faster than you may expect!

How to choose the best Xbox tech for you?

Xbox consoles

There are currently two different Xbox consoles: the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S. Although the Xbox Series X is more expensive, it is slightly more powerful, has a 4K resolution, a disc drive, and 1TB of internal storage. The Xbox Series S is more affordable. It’s the smallest Xbox to date, features a 1440p resolution, and exclusively plays digitally downloaded games.

While both consoles will have attractive bundle deals available for Black Friday, it is up to you whether you would prefer the pricier, yet more visually impressive Xbox Series X, or the cheaper, compact, and all-digital Xbox Series S.

Xbox games

Since there are countless games available for the Xbox Series X/S consoles and a large selection of highly acclaimed titles will be on sale for Black Friday, it can be difficult to decide where to begin. I highly recommend getting a trial subscription to Xbox Game Pass, so you can play your choice of hundreds of quality games. Look out for your favorite games when Black Friday arrives.

Xbox accessories

It’s always nice to have an additional controller to play with friends and family, extra game storage for downloaded games, and the best gaming headsets for playing with or against rivals online. Consider comfort by shopping for the gaming chair Black Friday sales for better seating, as well. If your Xbox gaming experience needs an upgrade, grab a few heavily discounted accessories while they are still available this Black Friday. 

Where to find Black Friday Xbox deals

Xbox

There will be a huge collection of Xbox consoles, games, and accessories on sale directly from Xbox/Microsoft, and it’s easily the best place to buy digitally downloaded games directly to your console at a steep discount on Black Friday.

Amazon

The internet’s biggest online store will also have a sizable collection of Xbox consoles, games, and accessories of all kinds, and with massive sales to match—our Amazon Black Friday deals round-up will keep tabs on the best savings. Amazon Prime subscribers should lookout for special Prime exclusive discounts, too. 

Best Buy

This retailer will have plenty of impressive sales on a wide range of Xbox games and accessories. If you’re looking beyond Xbox, check out their gaming monitor Black Friday deals, gaming PC Black Friday deals, and gaming laptop Black Friday deals.

Walmart

Walmart is another top tier place to buy Xbox consoles, games, and accessories with a big markdown with speedy shipping. Walmart will also offer good Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals and ps5 Black Friday deals.

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