Are Xbox One Black Friday Deals Worth Buying?

Black Friday 2014 ads are arriving full force as the race to start Black Friday earlier and earlier continues. With the new announcements we’re learning about incredible Xbox One Black Friday 2014 deals. Unlike the PS4 Black Friday sales, there are a number of Xbox One Black Friday deals that offer a variety of savings.

Most of these sales are Xbox One Black Friday Bundles, but there are way more options to choose from, so you can get a game you want and still save a lot on a new Xbox One this year.

We’re hearing from friends and family, asking if the Xbox One Black Friday bundles are worth buying and where the best Xbox One Black Friday deals are for 2014.

Here’s what we know about the Xbox One Black Friday deals, including how much you’ll save and where you can go to make sure you get the best Xbox One Black Friday 2014 deal without taking a risk that the seal will sell out and leave you empty-handed for Christmas.

Read: Xbox One Review

We’ll also run through the popular places to buy the Xbox One on Black Friday in-store and online, with details on when you need to line up or get online.

Joins us for a look at five important details buyers need to know about the Xbox One Black Friday 2014 deals. Although Bundles are traditionally a bad word when buying a new console, these offer a lot of value to the consumer.

Xbox One Black Friday Bundles

There are two main Xbox One Black Friday bundles, but these aren’t the only Xbox One Black Friday deals out there.

First up is the Xbox One with Assassin’s Creed Unity and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. You can find this console for $329 at Walmart, Target and Best Buy.

The Walmart Black Friday 2014 ad reveals the new 1 Hour Guarantee items including an iPad mini and Xbox One with Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
The Walmart Black Friday 2014 ad reveals the new 1 Hour Guarantee items including an iPad mini and Xbox One with Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

Walmart also offers a Xbox One Halo Bundle with the Xbox One and Halo: The Master Chief Collection for $329. If you buy this at Walmart as part of the guaranteed in stock items on Thanksgiving day you also get a $30 gift card, knocking the effective price down to $299.

If you shop online at Walmart on Thursday you can buy the Xbox One with your choice of one game and a 12-month Xbox Live card for $379.

Xbox One Black Friday Savings

The $329 Xbox One bundles offer a lot of savings, even before you count the savings on games. That’s $20 off the price you’d pay today, and $70 off the price for the Xbox One without Kinect that retailers charged up until November 2nd when Microsoft announced a $50 holiday price drop.

You also score $59.99 in savings on Assassin’s Creed Unity and about $30 in savings for Assassin’s Creed Black Flag. Depending how you slice it you’re saving roughly $20 over buying it at any store today. Overall the savings from what this would have cost last month is $160, but not a lot over avoiding Black Friday hassles.

Target Black Friday 2014 ad - Xbox One Deal
You can find many Xbox One Black Friday bundles.

The major deal is the Walmart Xbox One Halo bundle which is guaranteed in stock for an hour, or if they run out you can buy it and get it by Christmas.

This is $299 after you factor in the gift card. That’s $50 off the current price of the Xbox One, and $100 off last month’s price. You also save $59.99 thanks to the included copy of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Total savings from buying it today are $110 and from buying it last month $160.

For the other pick your own game bundle, you are paying $379 for something that is currently valued at $350 + $59.99 + $49.99 (Xbox Live on Amazon) or roughly $460. That’s $100 in savings and you can choose the game you want instead of going for pre-determined bundles, but the Halo option is still the biggest overall value in savings compared to buying today and buying on Black Friday.

Where to Buy Xbox One Black Friday Deals

Get ready for big deals in the Walmart Black Friday 2014 ad.
The best Xbox One Black Friday deal is in the Walmart Black Friday 2014 ad.

So far the Black Friday 2014 ads show three main locations to buy the Xbox One Black Friday bundles. We may see Amazon and Toys R Us join in the coming weeks. Here are the stores where Xbox One Black Friday 2014 deals are confirmed.

In store these deals start at 5 PM and 6 PM on Thanksgiving Day. You can buy some of these deals online, but not the Walmart Xbox One Halo bundle.

Xbox One Trade in Deals

So far there are no confirmed Xbox One trade-in deals for Black Friday. Best Buy currently offers $150 for select PS3 and Xbox 360 models that drops the current price of the Xbox One Assassin’s creed bundle to $200. If you need to unload one of these systems, this is better than waiting or Black Friday, as this is an inflated trade value.

If any store will offer a Xbox One trade-in bonus on Black Friday it could be GameStop. We’re still waiting to see the GameStop Black Friday 2014 ad.

Other Xbox One Black Friday Deals

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Save with these additional Xbox One Black Friday deals on games and controllers.

For users who already own a Xbox One, or users who simply need to add tot he bundle they are buying there are plenty of other Xbox One Black Friday deals on games and accessories.

  • $20 off Xbox One Controllers
  • $15 to $55 of Headsets and Headphones for Gaming
  • Xbox One Games for $19 to $45 including new and recent releases
  • Half Price three months of Xbox Live

You can see more details about the 2014 Black Friday ads and other important details in the slides below.

Black Friday 2014 Deals & Ads

Walmart Black Friday 2014 Ad

Walmart Black Friday 2014 Ad

Walmart Black Friday 2014 deals start at 6PM on Thanksgiving and roll all the way through Cyber Monday. There are three specific events on Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2014, including nine 1 Hour Guarantee items that are in stock or you can get it by Christmas at the Black Friday price. 

This includes a 65-inch Vizio HDTV for $648, the Xbox One with Halo for $299 after gift card rebate and an iPad mini for $169 after gift card. 

You can check out more details on how the Walmart Black Friday 2014 1 Hour Guarantee will work. Duncan Mac Naughton, chief merchandising officer at Walmart states, “We’ve taken significant steps to improve the 1-Hour Guarantee process from beginning to end. It’s simple and seamless.”

Walmart beat our Xbox One and PS4 Black Friday 2014 predictions with big savings on the Xbox One and the PS4 GTA 5 and The Last of US Remastered bundle for $399. Here's a look at the nine guaranteed in stock items for 2014. 

  • 50” Class LED HDTV for $218 ($180 savings)
  • Vizio 65” Class Smart LED HDTV for $648 ($350 savings)
  • Apple iPad Mini 16GB with Wi-Fi for $199 with a $30 Walmart Gift Card ($70 value)
  • Xbox One Halo “The Master Chief Collection” Bundle for $329 with a $30 Walmart Gift Card 
  • RCA 7” Google Play Wi-Fi Tablet for $29 (special buy)
  • Samsung Galaxy Ace Style on Straight Talk Wireless for $29 ($100 savings)
  • LG Blu-ray Disc Player for $35 (special buy)
  • Beats by Dr. Dre Wireless Headphones for $149 ($130 savings)
  • HP Intel Celeron Touch Laptop for $249 (special buy)

You can see the full Walmart Black Friday 2014 ad and deals online now. Wlaamrt will post store maps on November 18th and share more detials as the event approaches. 

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