Black Friday has passed, so now it's time for Cyber Monday: the smaller and less keenly-discounted sibling of the annual bargain frenzy. It's still fertile ground for deal-hunters, though, with many offers having survived over the Black Friday weekend and a modest number of new arrivals added on Cyber Monday itself. We've been monitoring the main retailers throughout, and are keeping this page fresh with the latest Xbox One offers in the UK and the US.
Xbox One S bundle deals are still opening at the £199.99 mark for a 500GB Minecraft pack with Forza Horizon 3, and only £229.99 for a 500GB Xbox One S with Tomb Raider, Forza Horizon 3, and FIFA 17. The 1TB version can be had for as little as £279.99 with Gears 4, Forza and Tomb Raider - that's a lot of game and a lot of hardware for not a huge amount of money.
This has been paired with deals galore on boxed games, with slow-selling recent releases like Titanfall 2, Dishonored 2 and Watch Dogs 2. Microsoft has been enthusiastically discounting digital games on the Xbox store, too, with bargains galore on older titles like Fallout 4 and DOOM.
The best Xbox One bundles and console deals for Black Friday weekend and Cyber Monday 2016
The cheapest Xbox One bundle in the UK is the Xbox One S 500GB Minecraft Bundle with Forza Horizon 3, a mere £199.99 from Amazon. That's two excellent games and the latest console for under £200, which is about as cheap as things get. You're also now able to get an Xbox One S 500GB Storm Grey with Final Fantasy XV and Call of Duty Infinite Warfare for £249.99.
Meanwhile the absolute best value UK Xbox One deal so far has to be GAME's 500GB Xbox One S for £229.99, which gets you FIFA 17, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Forza Horizon 3, as well as a Now TV Sky Cinema Pass. For the same price, you can get the same console with either Minecraft and a controller, or FIFA 17 and a controller from Amazon.
If you're not bothered about what games you get with the console itself, you can save £10 by getting Zavvi's Minecraft bundle, which comes with a 500GB Xbox One S for a cool £219. Better still, Amazon will do even better for the same bundle but with an extra controller for an extra tenner - yours for £204.99.
If you're in the US, the best deal is a toss-up between a Xbox One S 500GB Battlefield 1 Bundle with The Elder Scrolls Skyrim for $288.99, or the Xbox One S 1TB console with Gears of War 4 for $269.99. Find more US deals further down the page.
Other consoles and bundles still available:
- Xbox One S 500GB with Minecraft, LEGO Star Wars Force Awakens, extra controller and NOW TV - £214.99 (GAME)
- Xbox One 500GB (old-style) with Forza Horizon 3 and Disney Infinity 2.0 - £179.00 (Amazon UK)
- Xbox One S 500GB with FIFA 17 + Forza Horizon 3 OR Gears 4 OR Second controller - £229.99 (Argos)
- Xbox One S 500GB Minecraft bundle with extra controller - £199.99 (Microsoft Store)
- Xbox One S 500GB with FIFA 17, Halo 5 and Forza Horizon 3 - £229.99 (Microsoft Store)
- Xbox One S 500GB Minecraft Bundle with Extra controller - £204.99 (Amazon UK)
- Xbox One S 500GB Minecraft Bundle with extra controller and Forza Horizon 3 - £229.99 (Amazon UK)
- Xbox One S 500GB Minecraft Bundle with extra controller. Forza Horizon 3 and LEGO Star Wars Force Awakens Gold Edition - £259.99 (Amazon UK)
- Xbox One S 1TB Gears of War Bundle with Forza Horizon 3 plus Tomb Raider & NOW TV - £279.99 (GAME)
- Xbox One S 1TB with FIFA + Controller - £274.99 (Amazon UK)
- Xbox One S 1TB with Gears of War 4 + Controller - £274.99 (Amazon UK)
- Xbox One S 500GB with Minecraft + Controller + Forza Horizon 3 - £229.99 (Amazon UK)
- Xbox One S 500GB Console - Storm Grey - w/ Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - £249.99 (Amazon UK)
- Xbox One S Grey with FIFA 17, COD Infinite Warfare and NOW TV - £259.99 (GAME)
The best Xbox One Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2016 games deals
This autumn has been pretty good for games, and it's quite likely you've not actually been able to play all of them, considering just how many have come out. We're already seeing some pretty good discounts on recent games, such as Dishonored 2 going down to £30 not two weeks after release, as well as Watch Dogs 2 for £32.99, Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 for £27.99 and DOOM for £14.99. Titanfall 2 is another that's gotten a heavy discount not long after release, and is now available for £28.00 over at Amazon. Looking for a multiplayer shooter that's a little more grounded? Overwatch Origins Edition is available for a respectable £25 with Tesco. Finally, Gears of War 4 has gotten a pretty good discount, dropping it down to £21.99, as has Quantum Break for £15.99. Don't forget that you'll need access to Xbox Live if you're planning on playing online: , , you can get a 12 month subscription as well as a Gears of War 4 skin.
Other Xbox game deals live now
- Mafia 3 Collector's Edition - £59.99 (GAME)
- Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition - £30.00 (Amazon UK)
- Far Cry Primal - £16.00 (Amazon UK)
- Dark Souls 3 - £17.00 (Amazon UK)
- Guitar Hero Live Supreme Party Edition - £31.99 (Argos)
- Assassin's Creed Syndicate Steelbook Edition - £15.99 (Amazon UK)
- Bioshock The Collection - £24.00 (Tesco Direct)
- Dark Souls III - £17.00 (Tesco Direct)
- XCOM 2: Resistance Warrior Pack - £23.85 (Tesco Direct)
- The Division (Xbox One) - £15.00 (Tesco Direct)
- The Witcher 3 Game of the Year - £19.00 (Tesco Direct)
- Forza Horizon 3 - £26.86 (ShopTo)
- Gears of War 4 - £24.99 (Smyths Toys)
- Recore - £14.85 (Simply Games)
- Forza Horizon 3 - £26.85 (Simply Games)
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt via Xbox Live Gold Sale - £12.50 (Microsoft Store)
- Rock Band 4 + Guitar Controller Bundle - £19.99 (Argos)
- DOOM - £14.00 (Amazon UK)
- BATTLEFIELD 1 (XBox One) - £32.00 (Amazon UK)
- Call of Duty Infinite Warfare (XB1) Amazon Exclusive Game + Pin Badges + Hellstorm DLC - £30.99 (Amazon UK)
- Fallout 4 (Xbox One) - £12.99 (Amazon UK)
- FIFA 17 - £29.00 (Amazon UK)
- The Division (Xbox One) - £14.99 (Amazon UK)
- LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Special Edition - £29.99 (ToysRUs)
- Dark Souls III - £17.99 (Smyths Toys)
- Destiny: The Collection - £24.99 (ToysRUs)
- Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of The Year Edition - £21.85 (ShopTo)
- XCOM 2: Resistance Warrior Pack - £23.85 (ShopTo)
- Tales from the Borderlands - £9.85 (ShopTo)
- Destiny: The Collection - £27.85 (ShopTo)
- Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition - £19.99 (GAME)
- Elite Dangerous (Standard Edition) - £19.99 (Microsoft Store)
- Song of the Deep (Requires Xbox Live Gold) - £7.19 (Microsoft Store)
- Just Dance 2017 - £18.00 (Amazon UK)
- Rainbow Six Siege on Xbox One - £16.00 (Tesco Direct)
- Gears of War 4 (Download) - £25.04 (Microsoft Store)
- Call of Duty Infinite Warfare with Amazon Exclusive pins and DLC - £30.99 (Amazon UK)
- Dying Light The Following Enhanced Edition - £23.39 (Base)
- DOOM With Only At GAME UAC Pack - £14.99 (GAME)
- Homefront: The Revolution GAME Edition - £14.99 (GAME)
- Mortal Kombat XL on Xbox One - £13.85 (ShopTo)
- Call of Duty Infinite Warfare on Xbox One - £29.00 (Tesco Direct)
- Wolfenstein The New Order via Xbox Live Gold Sale - £4.95 (Microsoft Store)
- Overwatch Origins Edition via Xbox Live Gold Sale - £32.99 (Microsoft Store)
- Mafia 3 via Xbox Live Gold Sale - £38.49 (Microsoft Store)
- Grand Theft Auto V via Xbox Live Gold Sale - £27.50 (Microsoft Store)
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on Xbox One - £19.99 (GAME)
- Just Cause 3 via Xbox Live Gold Sale - £14.85 (Microsoft)
- Rainbow Six Siege via Xbox Live Gold Sale (Requires Xbox Live Gold) - £15.00 (Microsoft)
- MIrror's Edge Catalyst via Xbox Live Gold Sale (Requires Xbox Live Gold) - £15.00 (Microsoft)
- Wolfenstein: The Old Blood via Xbox Live Gold Sale (Requires Xbox Live Gold) - £4.95 (Microsoft)
- Forza Horizon 3 - £23.99 (Amazon UK)
- Call of Duty Infinite Warfare on Xbox One - £29.99 (SimplyGames)
Best Deals for Xbox One Accessories on Black Friday and Cyber Monday
If you've already splashed out on a new console, or your budget won't stand to a full-bore upgrade, you can at least treat yourself to a new controller. They'll be ideal for those looming Christmas multiplayer opportunities, and the Xbox One Elite Controller is widely heralded to be the finest example of the form. It's still expensive, even with a Black Friday discount, but you'll quite literally feel the investment every time you play.
- Xbox One Elite controller with free Halo 5 or Gears of War 4 - £99.99 (Argos)
- Xbox One Elite Controller - £99.99 (Amazon UK)
- Xbox One Wireless Controller - White - £34.99 (Amazon UK)
- Xbox One Wireless Controller - Blue - £34.99 (Tesco Direct)
- Xbox One Wireless Controller V2 - Black - £34.99 (Tesco Direct)
- Xbox One Wireless Controller - White - £34.99 (Tesco Direct)
The best Xbox One US console deals this Black Friday and Cyber Monday
This month has seen some very compelling deals on the original models of Xbox One, but those have been getting rarer as stock has run low - most sellers are focusing on bundle deals of the Xbox One S. You're now able to get an Xbox One S for the base price of $249, with most bundles hanging around the $279 point. There are some pretty strong packages out there, with today's Xbox One S 500GB Console - Battlefield 1 Bundle + The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - SteelBook Edition only $245.48.
Other Xbox One bundles available in the US
- Xbox One S 1TB Battlefield 1 Bundle with $50 eBay Gift Card - $299.99 (eBay)
- Xbox One S 1TB Madden NFL 17 Bundle with $50 eBay Gift Card - $299.99 (eBay)
- Xbox One S 500GB Minecraft Bundle with $40 eBay Gift Card - $249.99 (eBay)
- Xbox One S 1TB Madden NFL 17 Bundle - $299.99 (Target)
- Xbox One S 1TB with Gears of War 4 - $299.99 (Target)
- Xbox One S consoles $50 off with free $25 Xbox Live gift card - $249.00 (Microsoft Store)
- Xbox One S 2TB Console - Gears of War 4 Limited Edition Bundle - $399.99 (Amazon US)
- Xbox One S 1TB (Military Green) with Battlefield 1 - $299.99 (GameStop US)
- Xbox One S 1TB with Gears of War 4 - $299.99 (GameStop US)
- Xbox One 1TB (old-style) with The Division - $249.99 (GameStop US)
- Xbox One S 1TB Army Green with Battlefield 1 - $299.99 (Amazon US)
- Xbox One 1TB console (old style) - $224.99 (eBay)
Xbox One accessories - US Black Friday deals
- Xbox One Controller - White - $39.00 (Amazon US)
- Xbox One Controller - Black - $39.00 (Amazon US)
- Xbox One Controller with 3.5mm headphone jack - $39.99 (Microsoft Store)
- Xbox One Controller - Covert Forces Urban Camo Special Edition - $39.99 (Microsoft Store)
- Xbox One Controller with Play and Charge Kit - $39.99 (Microsoft Store)
- Xbox One Controller (with Bluetooth) - $39.99 (Microsoft Store)
- Xbox One Controller - Dawn Shadow Special Edition - $39.99 (Microsoft Store)
- Xbox One Controller - Blue - $39.99 (Microsoft Store)
Black Friday's best Xbox One game deals in the US
Now that the year is winding down, and the big releases of the year are out, it's time to start picking up what you missed and getting good and ready for those year-end best-of arguments. DOOM is a fine GOTY contender, and you can pick that up for $19.99 right now. Similarly discounted is Dishonored 2, which released two weeks ago, and is now available for $35. The other great immersive stealth game, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, can be all yours for $25.00, too. If you're wanting to run around in the criminal underworld of America, Mafia 3 is available for $29.99, and Grand Theft Auto V for $24.99. Need a little multiplayer in your life? Overwatch Origins Edition is available for $34.99 through Amazon, and well worth it.
The rest of the Black Friday deals
- Dishonored 2 Collector's Edition - $74.99
- WWE 2K17 - $29.99
- ReCore - $15
- Life is Strange (Complete Season Boxed) - $8
- Batman: The Telltale Series - $14.99
- Mortal Kombat XL - $19.99
- Mad Max - $9.99
- Transformers Devastation - $9.99
- Gears of War 4 - $29.99
- Mirror'd Edge Catalyst - $14.99
- Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition - $19.99
- Destiny The Collection - $29.99
- Bioshock The Collection - $29.99
- Dishonored 2 - $34.99
- The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt - $24.99
- Mafia 3 - $29.99
- Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Special Edition - $24.99
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 - $24.99
- Assassin's Creed Syndicate - $8
- Xbox One Wireless Controller - $39.99
- Titanfall 2 - $35
- Shadow Warrior - $8
- Dead Rising - $8
- Final Fantasy Type-0 HD - $8
- Deus Ex Mankind Divided - $25
- Battlefield 1 - $35
- Call of Duty Infinite Warfare on Xbox One - $39.99
- Skylanders Imaginators - $37.49
- Gears of War 4 - $29.99
- Elite Dangerous (Standard Edition) - $20.09
- Song of the Deep (Requires Xbox Live Gold) - $7.5
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 - $25
- Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on Xbox One - $12.87
- Red Dead Redemption GOTY Edition on Xbox 360 (Backwards Compatible) - $14.99
- XCOM 2 - $29.99
- Dark Souls 3 on Xbox One - $19.99
- Battleborn - $9.99
- Rock Band Rivals with Fender Jaguar Guitar - $69.99
- Grand Theft Auto on Xbox One - $34.99
- Call of Duty Infinite Warfare on Xbox One - $39.99
- ReCore (Digital) on Xbox One - $19.99
- Gears of War 4 Ultimate Edition on Xbox One - $69.99
- Overwatch Origins Edition on Xbox One ($27.99 with GCU) - $34.99
- Forza Horizon 3 - $39.99
- Call of Duty Infinite Warfare on Xbox One - $39.99
- Xbox One Wireless Adapter - $15.99
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege - Xbox One - $19.00
- Just Cause 3 via Xbox Live Gold Sale - $19.8
- Rainbow Six Siege via Xbox Live Gold Sale - $25
- MIrror's Edge Catalyst via Xbox Live Gold Sale - $20
- Wolfenstein: The Old Blood via Xbox Live Gold Sale - $6.60
- Wolfenstein The New Order via Xbox Live Gold Sale - $6.60
- Overwatch Origins Edition via Xbox Live Gold Sale - $35.99
- Mafia 3 via Xbox Live Gold Sale - $41.99
- Grand Theft Auto V via Xbox Live Gold Sale - $30
- Overwatch Origins Edition - $34.99
- Titanfall 2 Xbox One - $29.99
- Halo 5 Limited Edition - $27.99
- Xbox One Controller - White - $39.00
- Xbox One Controller - Black - $39.00
- Xbox One Controller with 3.5mm headphone jack - $39.99
- Xbox One Controller - Covert Forces Urban Camo Special Edition - $39.99
- Xbox One Controller with Play and Charge Kit - $39.99
- Xbox One Controller (with Bluetooth) - $39.99
- Xbox One Controller - Dawn Shadow Special Edition - $39.99
- Xbox One Controller - Blue - $39.99
Looking for PS4 savings as well? Check our guide to the best PS4 Black Friday deals
Looking for tech deals or non-gaming deals? Check out the Jelly Deals Black Friday Deals 2016 list for loads of other great bargains.
Here's where to find Black Friday Deals in the UK:
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Amazon US's 'Countdown to Black Friday' deals are live now, you're going to want to keep an eye on this page for anything that might come up!
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Why is it called 'Black Friday'?
There are a few different stories milling around that explain why this is. A popular one is the idea of a company's financial performance running at a loss for the majority of the year, "in the red", if you will. When this fateful day in November rolls around and customers stampede their way into stores to buy everything in sight, the company's profits finally rise and are back "in the black". Hence 'Black Friday'. Good story, right?
Unfortunately, the truth isn't quite as pretty. The origins of the term 'Black Friday' arose in Philadelphia in the 1950s - it was originally a phrase used colloquially between police officers readying themselves for day of pandemonium ahead. With the price slashing frenzy becoming an annual event, police and other emergency service employees came to know Black Friday as the day of increased hours, stressful work conditions and unruly crowds. It wasn't unexpected - mixing heavily discounted products, limited stock levels and impatient crowds of people was never going to end that well - but police forces would prepare in advance and hope for the best.
Thankfully, over recent years, Black Friday has been embraced by more and more online retailers as well, meaning you won't have to venture out into the wildlands to have a chance at grabbing the half-priced luxury item you really want. With every passing year, Black Friday seems to grow a little more, too. What started as a one-day event grew into a weekend, which grew into a four-day weekend, which ballooned into a nearly two-week savings bonanza.
To curb the massive spike of traffic they usually get, online retailers often put products on sale a little earlier- usually around mid-November. These aren't always the best bargains, but they're worth keeping an eye on - if you have a specific product in mind, you might be able to get it early and avoid both internet and stores on the day itself. Either way, the convenience of getting an online Black Friday deal almost pays for itself. Well, it might not pay for a 4K TV, but we can't win them all, eh?
Black Friday 2016 comes highly anticipated since this year sees the launch of the new Xbox One S as well as several improvements to other tech and electronics. The arrival of a new Xbox One model has already lead to some massive price cuts on the older-style Xbox One consoles, as well as bundles featuring the old models along with several games. 4K televisions are finally dropping in price into the realms of "affordable" and "very affordable", so expect to see some deep discounts on them. Add to that the usual Black Friday suspects - tech, such as home theatre sound systems, projectors, and sound bars - and you should begin to be able to paint yourself a fairly good picture of what you can expect to see on offer in November.
So, if you're looking for a fancy new luxury tech item - be it a TV, monitor, graphics card, refrigerator or bluetooth speakers - you're most likely going to find something that interests you.
How can you prepare for Black Friday 2016?
The best way to prepare for Black Friday is to have a good idea what you want, but to give yourself some wiggle room. Let's say you want to buy a new gaming console. This year, you'll probably be choosing between a vanilla PS4, the new and still somewhat uncertain PS4 Pro, Xbox One and Xbox One S. Inside those categories, you'll have choices for hard drive size for each of those. Having a good idea of what you want is great - you may decide you want to grab an Xbox One on Black Friday - but giving yourself the wiggle room of not minding what games come with the bundle or what size the hard drive is will really help you in grabbing the best deal. Make sure you're buying what you want, but be aware that the best deal on a product like that won't be around forever, and be prepared to make a quick buying decision.
It's more than likely that Brick & Mortar stores will also have some great 'doorbuster' deals, so if you miss out on those great Black Friday deals, make sure that you're ready to travel to get some bargains. On occasion if you hear of a killer deal that's also available in store, it might be worth going out to the store rather than endlessly refreshing 15 browser tabs. A little more effort can go a long way in grabbing yourself a Black Friday bargain. It's all about preparation, and to get some of the best deals you might just have to venture out.
In short, figure out what you want to buy ahead of time and keep an eye out for what retailers are offering. Maybe you don't mind if you buy a 1TB Xbox One or a 500GB Xbox One, so you might save yourself some money by grabbing the one that's absolutely the cheapest. Maybe the deal is cheap, but doesn't come with exactly the games you're after, but remember you can sell the games after the fact and recoup some money towards the titles you are after.
What is Cyber Monday?
Cyber Monday is the Monday after Black Friday and is another US tradition that is making it's way across the Atlantic. It was a term created by marketing companies and retailers to create an online version of Black Friday to persuade consumers to spend even more money. The result of this is now an entire weekend of deals and price cuts. The boundaries between the two days are blurred and some retailers even offer pre-Black Friday deals to further entice and spread out the spending.