Best Xbox deals for January 2021

The best deals on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox games, Game Pass, accessories and more.

With the new consoles now upon us, it's become a lot harder to track down any good Xbox deals. With stock issues making it hard to track down the Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S in the first place, you find any price cuts anyway. However, if you're lucky enough to already own a console and are looking for cheap games, Xbox Game Pass subscriptions or accessories we've got some top picks below.

With Microsoft discontinuing production of the older Xbox One range as well, finding a console is a major challenge in general. We'd suggest you avoid buying an Xbox One anyway, as the new Xbox Series S is similarly priced and much better value - plus it'll still play all the same games!

Perhaps there will be more to add in the weeks and months ahead, so even if there's limited stock out there that won't stop us bringing you all the best Xbox deals right here.

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The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S packaging

Best Xbox Series X deals

As the Xbox Series X has only been out for a few months, there aren't any great Xbox Series X bundle deals right now. This is unlikely to change soon, given that the console goes out of stock in a matter of minutes every time it becomes available. You can keep an eye on our Xbox Series X stock page for the latest news.

Some stores are creating their own bundles with a number of games or accessories in order to combat the bots and scalpers that are hoovering up the consoles when they are just sold on their own. Some of these are incredibly expensive but are (usually) priced at RRP so you aren't necessarily still getting ripped off. Still, it's a much bigger investment than a console by itself.

Best Xbox Series S deals

The Xbox Series S has actually been much easier to get a hold of since Microsoft's pair of new consoles launched back in November. It makes sense that Microsoft would prioritise it heading into the holiday period given its more affordable price and its better position as a gifting option.

That said, we're still seeing it sell out at stores fair regularly, so you may not always be able to find it on demand. Once again, stick to our Xbox Series S stock page for the latest updates.

Best Xbox One deals

Microsoft's previous-generation console can now be just as difficult to find as its latest two, given that the manufacturer has ceased production of the older models. Given that the Xbox Series S is also priced very competitively for a significant power bump compared to the Xbox One, we'd suggest picking up that console instead for a much better Xbox deal.

Best Xbox game deals

With the value of Game Pass, some might be tempted to say that it isn't worth buying certain Xbox games at full price. If you're happy to get them as part of a subscription, then definitely check out the Game Pass and Game Pass Ultimate deals below.

However, for those out there who still like to own a copy of their games - whether that's physically or digitally - here are the top Xbox game deals we've spotted right now. Remember, copies of some of these games on Xbox One will also be eligible for a free upgrade to the Xbox Series versions that to Xbox Smart Delivery. Worth knowing if you're planning to upgrade to the latest console at some point down the line.

Best Xbox Game Pass deals

Characters from some Xbox Game Pass games

Microsoft's subscription service has regularly proven itself to be one of the best value deals in gaming right now - even at full price. However, you can regularly find it discounted by up to 50 per cent, or new members can sign up for their first three months for just £1 / $1 to try it out!

As a member of Xbox Game Pass, you'll get access to a rotating library of hundreds of games to download and play. This includes many first-party Microsoft exclusives, EA Play and so much more. For a little extra, you can get Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which also includes Xbox Live Gold so you can play online multiplayer with friends, too.

Best Xbox Live Gold deals

In order to play the majority of multiplayer games online, you'll need an Xbox Live Gold subscription. It usually costs a fixed flat fee each month, or you can buy more membership time at once to make a saving. There are sometimes offers live that reduce this cost, so it's best to stock up when you see a discount.

Best Xbox Controller deals

Even though they've only been available for a few months, the new Xbox controllers saw a decent discount over Black Friday. Outside of these big sales events or the odd retailer-specific reduction, though, you can usually expect to pay full price, which is around £50. Don't expect to see the new Pulse Red Xbox Controller discounted just yet!

Best Xbox accessory deals

Other useful accessories for your Xbox could include a headset, external hard drive, storage expansion card (for Series X and Series S) or even controller batteries and chargers. No matter what you're looking for, we've gathered some of the best Xbox accessory deals available to buy right now.

We'll continue to update this page with the best Xbox deals each and every month. Here's hoping there will be more opportunities for us to include Xbox Series X consoles in the future. It'll be interesting to see if availability improves throughout the year and what that means for the Xbox Black Friday deals in 2021.

For other consoles, do check out our pages dedicated to all the best Nintendo Switch deals and the best PS5 deals. You can also head over to Jelly Deals or give us a follow on Twitter for daily update on a whole host of bargains from across the web.

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