We will once again be tracking this year’s top Black Friday and Thanksgiving weekend deals on Xbox One S. We’re also watching the deals coming on Xbox One X but don’t expect to see much, if any at all (as with it being released in early November, you’ll be lucky to even find one before Christmas… mid-2018 is when the discounts on Xbox One X will likely arrive). Check back in mid-November for more news.
Updated November 24, 2016: Happy Thanksgiving! If a new Xbox One S game system console or some new games are what you’re mostly looking forward to finding on sale this Black Friday weekend, then we’re once again tracking all of the top 2016 Xbox One deals coming from our favorite stores. Each year the price points and game options vary; in 2015 most stores had bundles priced at around $299.99, some with free store gift cards or extras like controllers with it. Looks like the price points are even lower for 2016 at around $249.99, with select games expected to be 40% to 60% off.
Here is our top list of 2016 Xbox One S Black Friday deals:
– Kohl’s: You’ll be able to pick up Microsoft’s new Xbox One S 500GB bundled with Minecraft on sale for $249.99 (regularly $299.99). What makes this a killer deal is that you’re also getting $75.00 in Kohl’s Cash with this purchase (effectively dropping the price down to $174.99!). Stores open once again at 6:00PM on Thanksgiving day however many of their Black Friday deals will be available early, starting Monday November 21st, at kohls.com.
– Dell: Beginning at 9:00PM EST on Thanksgiving day (Nov 24, 2016), Dell.com will be having a doorbuster Black Friday special on the Xbox One S 500GB “Battlefield 1” bundle for $249.99, But what makes this a great deal is that you’re also getting the “Gears of War 4” game and an extra wireless controller with it for a total savings of $170.00. You’ll just have to be quick to get it as we suspect it will sell out really fast. See dell.com for full details.
– Walmart: Walmart will be offering $50.00 off any Xbox console. That includes the Xbox One S White 500GB Battlefield bundle that will be in sale for $249.00 and the Xbox 360 500GB Forza Horizon 2 Bundle that will be on sale for just $129.00. You’ll also find Xbox One controllers on sale for $39.00/each and 6-month Xbox Live subscription cards for $25.00/each. The sale begins at 6:00PM on Thursday, Thanksgiving day, in-stores (Nov. 24th). But you’ll be able to get a head-start as Walmart’s Black Friday deals go live a few hours early on Thursday morning at walmart.com!
– Target: Just like most of the other stores this holiday weekend, Target also has the 500GB Xbox One S bundle with your choice of Battlefield and Minecraft for $50.00 off the list price (on sale for $249.99). But they go a step further giving you a a free $40.00 Target gift card. So that drops the price down to $209.99 with savings included (an awesome price!). You will be able to pick up this deal at Wednesday Nov. 23rd, the day before Thanksgiving, and Thanksgiving day at target.com (while supplies last!).
– Gamestop: Gamestop will be offering the Xbox One S Gears of War 4 or Minecraft bundles, your choice at $249.99/each (500GB version – 1TB console is $50.00 more). You can also pick up the older Xbox One 500GB, preowned, for $219.99. The sale goes live on Thursday, Thanksgiving day (Nov 24, 2016) online at gamestop.com. Stores are closed this year on Thanksgiving day but open on Black Friday at 5:00AM. All offers valid through Sunday November 27, 2016 while supplies last.
– Sam’s Club: Starting Thanksgiving day online and Friday at 7:00AM in-stores, you’ll be able to pick up one of two Xbox One S bundles for $249.00 (normal club price of $353.00, savings of $104.00). Choose from either the Battlefield 1 or Minecraft bundle, both of which include the new slim design 500GB console, two white controllers, and the digital download of the game. Online shoppers also get free shipping. Details at samsclub.com.
– Best Buy: Best Buy will most of their Xbox One S bundles on sale, starting Thanksgiving day, at $50.00 off (just like everywhere else). However, if you pick up any Xbox One S 1TB console then you’ll also get a free wireless controller. Be sure to also check out the games on sale. Check out the details at bestbuy.com.
– Toys R Us: Toys R Us will also have both Xbox One S 500GB bundles on sale that we’re seeing everywhere else this year; choose from either the Battlefield 1 or Minecraft on sale for $249.99. They also have up to $25.00 off select Xbox games, including Grand Theft Auto, The Division, Overwatch, and others, as well as 3-month Xbox Live cards on sale for $14.99/each (that’s $10.00 off). The sale begins Wednesday night 11/23 at toysrus.com and Thanksgiving day 11/24 at 5:00PM in stores.
– Shopko: Shopko will have the larger 1TB hard-drive version of the Xbox One S “Gears of War 4” Bundle on sale for $299.99. You’ll also get “$100 savings in electronic coupons” but we don’t know what’s in there at this moment and what that’s really worth. Be sure to also check out their doorbuster video game deals for as low as $19.99 and the 3-month Xbox Live Gold Card deal for $14.99 (normally $24.99). Sale begins online at shopko.com on Wednesday November 23rd and Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, November 24th in stores at 4:00PM local time when doors open.
– Costco: Costco will be having two different Xbox deals, one available in-store and one only online. The first one is the one we all want to get and of course they’ll make us go in-store to find it. That’s the Xbox One Slim 500GB Minecraft bundle that’s $50.00 off. At our local Costco it’s listed for $289.99, so with the $50.00 off, that makes it a cool $239.99 (prices may vary by location). Stores open at 9:00AM on Black Friday.
The second offer from Costco is for the Xbox One Battlefield Elite Bundle for $50.00 off as well. However, from the ad we’re not sure if this is for the original Xbox One or Xbox One S as no item number is listed. This deal will be available on Thanksgiving day, online only at costco.com. And remember, you have to be a current Costco Club member to shop either online or at one of their warehouse locations.
– BJ’s Wholesale Club: BJ’s will be offering the Xbox One S (500GB model) with Mincraft Bundle for $50.00 off their regular price for Black Friday. You’ll also be able to pick up assorted gaming controllers on sale from $39.99 to $49.99/each. Plus check out the Xbox games on sale from $33.99/each (after $20.00 off). These offers are available from Friday November 25th through Cyber Monday November 28th, 2016, in stores and at bjs.com.
– Overstock: Overstock.com is featuring the Microsoft Xbox One S 500GB Mindcraft Collection Bundle for $299.99 for their Black Friday sale this year. You’ll also be able to pick up Battlefield 1 for $39.99 (that’s 33% off ).
– hhgregg: The two standard Xbox One S 500GB bundles will be offered at hhgregg this year, your choice of either Battlefield 1 or Minecraft. They will also have an Xbox One Wireless Controller with Headphone Jack on sale for $49.99 ($10.00 off), an Xbox One Wired Camo Controller on sale for $29.99 (also $10.00 off), and the Afterglow Level 3 White Stereo Headset for Xbox One on sale for $34.99 (that’s $5.00 off). You’ll be able to pick up any of these deals online at hhgregg.com starting Thanksgiving day (Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016) or the next day on Black Friday morning (Friday, Nov. 25, 2016) at 7:00AM when stores open (limit one per customer, while supplies last).
– AAFES/Shop My Exchange: AAFES will have the 1TB Xbox One S Military Appreciation bundle on sale for for $279 vs. the regular price of $329. It includes Battlefield 1 and a one-month Xbox Live card. Item #8151592. The sale begins when stores open at 4:00AM on Black Friday (Nov. 25, 2016). Just keep in mind that only army and military personnel with a current Military ID can shop at AAFES. Check out shopmyexchange.com for more details on how to qualify.
We will be updating this list if we learn of any more compelling Xbox One S Black Friday deals so be sure to check back often!
What’s your favorite Xbox One S bundle this year? Planning on picking up some games this coming Thanksgiving weekend? Find some other Xbox One deals not listed here with us? Then let us know in the comments below!
With Xbox being one of the most popular items once again for Christmas this year, there are some many stores this holiday that are competing for your business. And of course Black Friday is where we’ll see some of the best deals of the year!
We’ve put together our list of favorite Xbox One console and game Black Friday weekend deals this year – Here’s what’s made our list:
Dell – Dell.com is having an online doorbuster exclusive that’s so good, it’s made it to the top of our favorites list this year. For $299.99 you’ll get the 500GB Microsoft One Xbox Gears of War: Ultimate Edition bundle, Fallout 4 game, an extra controller, and 3.5mm headset. That’s a total savings of $170.00 (valued at $469.99).
Microsoft Store – This is where you’ll find the largest selection of game consoles bundles – 12 in all – each at $50.00 off with systems starting at $299. You’ll also be able to choose form over 150 games on sale at 40% to 60% off. Plus, Xbox One or Xbox 360 owners can upgrade to Gold through their console for $1 for the first month of membership if purchased on Black Friday.
Best Buy – Here they have the Microsoft Xbox One Rise of the Tomb Raider Bundle (in black) on sale for $349.99 ($50.00 off). But as an added bonus, you’ll also get a free Wireless controller with the bundle purchase. They also have a number of games on sale for just $29.99 each including Madden NFL ’16 and FIFA ’16.
Walmart – Like the Microsoft Store, Walmart too is offering $50.00 off Xbox One bundles which drops the price of many to $299.99, but they also through in an extra $30.00 store gift card with it. That includes on this year’s most popular bundle – The Gears of War: Ultimate Edition bundle. Or you can choose from the more expensive Ultimate Edition bundles on sale for from $349.99. You can also pick up you Gold membership for half price for $12.50 for your first three months.
Target – Like some of the others here above, Target has the 500GB Xbox Gears of War: Ultimate Edition bundle for $50.00 off, listed for $299.99. But here they are throwing in a $60.00 store gift card with purchase.
Amazon – We love Amazon, and on a day like Black Friday you can expect them to have some of the lowest prices on nearly EVERYTHING. While of course the prices chance constantly (we don’t want to quote any prices because we’ll get in trouble if they change throughout the day slightly) but you’ll save around $50.00 off the already lower sale prices on nearly very console game system bundle. You can also pick up a few game on sale for $25.00 off including Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (normally lists for $59.99).
GameStop – They too are offering the standard $50.00 off on the 500GB Microsoft Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Edition bundle. The best deals though come in on their pre-owned games so be sure to check that out to see which one are on sale that you don’t yet have.
Toys “R” Us – Here you’ll find, well you guessed it, $50.00 off select Xbox bundles. But at Toys “R” Us they are featuring the Lego Movie bundle so if this is the game you want and not Gears of War, then you also have this option.