While there are sales and deals on Xbox games and hardware sprinkled throughout the year, perhaps none are as monolithic as Black Friday. With the annual shoppers “holiday” moving from a single day to a weekend and now close to a full-fledged month, some retailers are already offering discounts — and others are gearing up.
Plenty of game deals and hardware sales are up for grabs this year for both Xbox One and Series X|S. Though, you’ll still likely have trouble actually finding one of Microsoft’s next-gen consoles online or in-store. Xbox Series X|S restock is still in critically short supply nearly one year after launch.
With a few weeks left to go until actual Black Friday, only some retailers have active sales and deals. We’ll be updating this page to include new discounts as they become available — and hopefully, some of those will be for Series X|S hardware inventory. Use the links below to jump to each retailer’s section.
Amazon Buy 2 Get 1 Free Xbox One, Series X|S Games
Ok, so this isn’t being called a Black Friday deal by Amazon, but it’s November, and it’s a sale, so it’s close enough for now. Amazon will conceivably have more deals in the weeks ahead, and we’ll add those here. But you really can’t pass up this BOGO offer in the slightest.
This Buy 2 Get 1 sale is on a wide range of video games, including those for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PS5. It includes many of 2021’s Game of the Year contenders, as well as brand-new releases like Call of Duty Vanguard, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Far Cry 6.
Something to keep in mind is that this is a mix-and-match BOGO, where you can buy two games for any platform and get one free for any platform. It also includes movies and books, among other products. Some of the games are on sale, while others are full price.
Click over to the BOGO page on Amazon, and sift through the qualified titles. To take advantage of the deal and redeem the offer, Amazon says that you’ll need to add three items to your shopping cart and the savings “will automatically be applied at checkout, if eligible.”
A few highlights for Xbox One and Series X|S include:
- Call of Duty Vanguard
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes
- Minecraft Dungeons
- Microsoft Flight Simulator
- Riders Republic
- Star Wars Squadrons
- Hitman 3
- Chivalry 2
- FIFA 22
- Far Cry 6
A very select few controllers, such as the Pulse Red Xbox Wireless Controller, are slightly discounted, but again, this isn’t a full-fledged Black Friday sale just yet. So hold off unless you really need one right now.
Xbox One, Series X|S Black Friday at Target
This is another sale that falls just outside of the Black Friday umbrella it seems. Like Amazon, Tarjay also has a Buy 2 Get 1 free deal for video games. An ad scan mentions that these deals are valid through November 13, so act fast.
Similar to Amazon, this sale is a Buy 2 Get 1 mix-and-match sale, including all gaming platforms, movies, books, and more. Here are some highlights:
- Madden 22
- MLB The Show 21
- It Takes Two
- Hitman 3
- Resident Evil Village
- Subnautica Below Zero
- Cyberpunk 2077
- Scarlet Nexus
- Crash N. Sane Trilogy
- Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania
- Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2
- Little Nightmares 2
Again, some of these games are currently on sale, while others are going for regular price. If you’re after something in particular, waiting until Black Friday may be the better choice. But if you’re looking to pick up a few games and get one 100% free, well, this is a pretty solid deal.
GameStop Xboe One, Series X|S Deals
We’ll have to wait just a little bit longer for GameStop’s 2021 Black Friday ad to make it into the wild, but until that happens, there are a few Xbox One and Series X|S games on sale, all in new condition.
- Far Cry 6 ($49.94)
- Resident Evil Village ($49.94)
- Scarlet Nexus ($37.18)
- Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition ($33.88)
- Control ($23.99)
- Microsoft Flight Simulator ($50.99)
- Madden 22 ($46.14)
And that’s basically the list; there aren’t any barn burner bargains just yet. Aside from these, you can pick up the Shock Blue and Carbon Black Wireless Controllers for $10 off, as well as a LucidSound LS10X Wired headset for $20 off. Head over here to check it out.
Best Buy Xbox One, Series X|S Sale
Best Buy has been offering Black Friday deals since mid-October, but there really isn’t much at all available for Xbox owners right now. There are a few (small) bargains available, such as $10 off the Astro A10 Wired Stereo Headset and $60 off the Razer Wolverine Ultimate Wired Controller, but there isn’t much outside of that.
Walmart Xbox Deals
Walmart is still holding its Black Friday deals and discounts close to the vest. There are a few games on sale, but nothing brand-new it seems and certainly no BOGO offers. Walmart will be beginning its Black Friday sale on November 13 at 3 p.m. EST. It’s an Early Access period for Walmart+ members because why not?
Unless you’re a Walmart+ member (trials aren’t eligible for Early Access Black Friday sales), you’ll have to wait until the bargains go live closer to Black Friday.
As with any sale, it’s hard to say what will be available, though there’s a chance newer games like Vanguard and Black 4 Blood will see some price drops. It’s also likely some peripherals such as controllers and headsets will go on sale as well. Series X|S console restock? That might be wishful thinking.
Microsoft Store Discounts
There are currently 250 items, games and DLC included, on sale over on the Microsoft Store. They are, yet again, another set of deals not marked as Black Friday bargains, but they are part of a November sale nonetheless. There’s no current timeframe for how long these will be discounted
Keep in mind that it’s very likely a specific Black Friday event will hit the store in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, you can save on all kinds of digital games, including:
- LEGO Harry Potter Collection ($9.99)
- Gang Beasts ($9.99)
- Mass Effect Legendary Edition ($32.99)
- Hades ($19.99)
- Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning FATE Ed. ($32.99)
- Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection ($14.99)
- Backbone ($19.99)
- Children of Morta ($8.79)
- The Artful Escape ($15.99)
- Twelve Minutes ($19.99)
- Star Wars Squadrons ($13.99)
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Deluxe Ed. ($19.99)
- Hitman 3 ($31.99)
You can find more over here.
Those are the Black Friday and before Black Friday Xbox One and Series X|S deals and sales available right now. We’re still waiting to see any movement on consoles, controllers, and most other hardware. Hopefully, more retailers will be able to add restock consoles and other hardware will see discounts. Bookmark this page, as we’ll be updating it throughout the month.