Somehow we're already deep into November so all of the best Xbox Black Friday deals in 2019 are now starting to emerge. Whether you're after an Xbox One S or Xbox One X, we've got a good feeling that this year will be the best time to grab a brand new Xbox One console for cheap. After falling behind for a few years, Microsoft is well aware they need to compete with Sony - especially with the next generation and Project Scarlett on the horizon.
Knowing this, Microsoft has already come out with all the Xbox Black Friday offers that are going to be available this year. An announcement at their X019 event in London covered the major news, all of which you can find below. We've also gathered together all the early Xbox Black Friday deals that are currently live, so you can have a bit of a spend already if you feel so inclined. We'll also take a look at some of the best bargains that were available last year on the Xbox One S, Xbox One X, games and accessories so you've got a good idea of what to look out for when the sales extravaganza begins soon. Use this as the ultimate Black Friday resource for all your Xbox needs!
- The best Xbox Black Friday deals so far
- What even is Black Friday?
- What are our Xbox Black Friday deal predictions for this year?
- Will Black Friday be a good time to buy an Xbox One X?
- What about a good Xbox Game Pass Ultimate deal?
- But isn't Project Scarlett due for release soon?
- What were the best Xbox Black Friday deals last November?
The best Xbox Black Friday deals so far
Not to worry, though, as they're going to be replaced by a whole range of Xbox One Black Friday console deals. All variations are involved, though you'll have to wait until the 28th for them to be available. Microsoft has also announced that Sea of Thieves: Anniversary Edition and a range of Xbox One controllers will be involved in their first wave of Xbox Black Friday deals. Expect to find them when they go live along with many other Xbox Black Friday bargains very soon!
In the UK:
- Xbox One S 1TB Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order Console for £199.99
- Xbox One S 1TB Gears 5 Console Bundle for £199.99
- Xbox One X 1TB with Gears 5 and The Division 2 for £449.99 from GAME
- Xbox One X Gears 5 Limited Edition Bundle with FIFA 20, Borderlands 3, Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller, Turtle Beach Recon 200 Gaming Headset and 3 Months Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for £719.00 from GAME
- Xbox Wireless Controller - Gears 5 Kait Diaz Limited Edition for £59.99 from Amazon UK
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare for £40.76
- FIFA 20 for £34.39
- Resident Evil 2 for £19.99 from Amazon UK
- Devil May Cry 5 for £14.85 from Base
- Man of Medan for £15.99 from Amazon UK
- 3 Months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for £1
In the US:
- Xbox One S 1TB Console - Gears 5 Bundle for $245 from Amazon US
- Xbox One S 1TB Console with NBA 2K20, FIFA 20, Madden NFL 20 and a bonus controller for $299.99 from Walmart
- Xbox One X 1TB Gears 5 Limited Edition Bundle for $449.95 from Amazon US
- Xbox Wireless Controller - Black for $39.99 from Amazon US
- Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller for $179.99 from Amazon US
- Borderlands 3 for $44.99 from Amazon US
- 3 Months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $1
What even is Black Friday?
Black Friday is a frighteningly large retail event that will take place on 29th November 2019. A long-standing tradition in the US, it's generally known as one of the biggest shopping days of the year as everyone looks to snap up a bargain after Thanksgiving. In recent years, though, it's grown to become a global phenomenon as retailers from around the world compete to host the biggest sales.
While you can absolutely get yourself an amazing discount on big-budget tech items and more during Black Friday, the determination from some sellers to get in on the sales means they may stretch the truth a little with their offers. Be sure to check the item you're buying is actually reduced before a snap purchase. Or, you can follow all of our Black Friday deals pages to only ensure you're seeing the best of the best.
Oh, and remember, Black Friday is no longer just a single day event either. Many places will run offers in the weeks prior and following the 29th November. The biggest of these will be available on Cyber Monday on 2nd December! We'll be sure to bring you all those offers right here, too.
What are our Xbox Black Friday deal predictions for this year?
Now that Microsoft has come out and said what their Xbox Black Friday deals will be this year there's no longer any need for wild guesswork. So, we can say that the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition and all standard Xbox One S consoles will be reduced by $100. Will can also say that you'll be able to find a massive $150 saving on all Xbox One S consoles. That's all of them - even those bundled with Gears 5, FIFA 20 and The Division 2. How's that for starters?
Things are a little less clear in terms of which Xbox One X games will be on sale for Black Friday. Of course, we already knew about the Sea of Thieves: Anniversary Edition. They also confirmed that Gears 5, Forza Horizon 4, State of Decay 2 and Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice would be joining that list. We usually see a small reduction on end-of-year AAA releases such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare as well so look for that to round out the Xbox Black Friday bargains from other retailers!
That said, many Xbox One owners are starting to shy away from lots of physical releases with the ascent of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. This subscription service allows you to download from a rolling library of games that includes all first-party titles and many recent releases. An offer to get six months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for the price of three has already been and gone. Could this be repeated for Black Friday?
Will Black Friday be a good time to buy an Xbox One X?
We think so. As it's the more premium product and a more powerful console there's less of a price cut. Still, $150 off the regular cost is lovely to see over Black Friday. Absolutely keep an eye out for the Gears 5 Limited Edition bundle as many of these leftovers will want to be shifted by retailers. Reducing the cost in a big Black Friday sale is an excellent way for them to do this and it could represent some terrific value for you.
What about a good Xbox Game Pass Ultimate deal?
Um, it's already happened. Just a few weeks ago you could buy three months Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and you'd get three months free. What a bargain! Sadly, that offer is no longer live. We're hoping it - or something similar - comes back for Black Friday.
We want to see more of it because Xbox Game Pass Ultimate has shown itself to be one of the best value gaming subscription services over recent months. Any offer on it during Black Friday would be too good to refuse. It's already given players the likes of Gears 5, Sea of Thieves and State of Decay 2 to play ahead of physical release. And even third party hits such as Devil May Cry 5 are being added shortly after launch, too!
Luckily, Microsoft has heard our call and made 3 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate available for just £1/$1 for new members. Remember, you can still covert existing Xbox Live Gold membership into Game Pass, too. Also, you can always keep an eye on our page tracking the best price for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on Jelly Deals.
But isn't Project Scarlett due for release soon?
True! Microsoft has confirmed that Project Scarlett will be released in 'Holiday 2020' so it's only a year away. On the one hand, that may encourage you to avoid buying an Xbox One during Black Friday as a new console is just around the corner. On the other hand, though, think of the potential discounts as retailers look to sell off their remaining stock before Scarlett's release. That could mean a huge saving for you on a new Xbox One S or Xbox One X this Black Friday!
Microsoft has also chosen to launch an upgrade scheme for its next Xbox console. With this, you'll be able to purchase and Xbox One console right now on a finance scheme and then upgrade to Project Scarlett once it goes on sale. Named Xbox All Access, it's available right now at GAME.
What were the best Xbox Black Friday deals last November?
There was quite a spread of Xbox Black Friday deals last year.
With the Xbox One S, we saw the console hit that magic £170 spot with a couple of controllers included. With the addition of a few games such as Red Dead Redemption 2 and Battlefield 5, the price jumped up above the £200 mark. In the US, the official Microsoft Store was offering bundles with a single game around the $200 mark as well.
As for the Xbox One X, the price points we saw with a single game were £360 in the UK and around $400 in the US. That's still less than the standard price for the console if you went to buy one now from Amazon, so something similar to those numbers when Black Friday gets underway.
Last year's Black Friday was an ideal time to sort yourself out some new Xbox One accessories too. We saw a whole load of controller and headset deals for very tempted prices. Add to that some of the biggest game from earlier in the year at 50% off or more and you've got some tough bargains to match!
Overall, it could be a terrific Black Friday for Xbox. With both the Xbox One S and Xbox One X console expected to drop considerably in price and the potential value in an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, this could be the best time to get caught up with everything you've missed this generation.
Stick with us right here for all the best Xbox One Black Friday offers, or take a trip over to our pages on the best PS4 Black Friday deals and best Nintendo Switch Black Friday discounts for even more gaming goodies.