Now being billed as the best place to play games and the best 4K entertainment system that money can buy, Microsoft’s Xbox One entertainment console is virtually guaranteed to be a hot-ticket item this holiday shopping season. The console has been the best-selling living room gaming system for the last three months in the United States, according to NPD Group. What’s more, retailers have a heap of Xbox One Black Friday 2016 deals designed to get shoppers in their stores for accessory purchases and more.
Keen to topple Sony’s PS4 for another month, Microsoft itself has helped with these Xbox One Black Friday 2016 deals. It’s slashed the cost of some bundles by $50. Additionally, it’s offering very deep discounts on games and Xbox Live Gold. Retailers are throwing in their own savings on top of that. One is giving away a free Xbox One Wireless Controller. Another is offering a gift card that effectively makes the Xbox One S $209.
Here are the best Xbox One Black Friday 2016 deals around.
Xbox One Black Friday 2016 Deals: Free Controller at Best Buy
Anyone that purchases an Xbox One with 1TB of storage from Best Buy gets one of the Xbox One’s most expensive accessories, an Xbox One Wireless Controller, at no additional charge. An Xbox One Wireless Controller normally costs $59.99. Xbox One bundles already include a controller at no charge.
Xbox One Black Friday 2016 Deals: $29.99 Games at Best Buy
NBA 2K17, Madden NFL 17, FIFA 17 and Gears of War 4 are all $29.99 at Best Buy. The promotion doesn’t allow shoppers to stack their Gamers Club Unlocked discount with this Xbox One Black Friday deal.
Xbox One Black Friday 2016 Deals: $249 Xbox One S at Wal-Mart & $39.99 Controllers
Wal-Mart is slashing the cost of the Xbox One with 500GB of storage to $249, just like everyone else. It’s also offering the Xbox One Wireless Controller for $39.99. That’s $20 off its normal price.
Xbox One Black Friday 2016 Deals: Games for $15, $25, $35
Besides cheaper consoles, Wal-Mart is heavily discounting games themselves. How cheap the game is depends on how old it is, it seems.
At $15 there’s a mix of Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles available. Far Cry 4 and Star Wars Battlefront are included. $25 gets shoppers Grand Theft Auto 5, Fallout 4, Skyrim and The Division. Gears of War 4, NBA 2K17, Bioshock and Overwatch are $35.
Xbox One Black Friday 2016 Deals: $249 Xbox One S & $40 Gift Card at Target
Target has this year’s killer Xbox One S Black Friday deal. It’s lowering the price of the Xbox One S with Battlefield 1 or Minecraft to $249.99. It’s also throwing in a $40 gift card for future purchases.
Xbox One Black Friday 2016 Deals: $249 Xbox One & More at the Microsoft Store
Microsoft’s own retail stores are dropping the cost of an Xbox One to $249.99. The company is also taking $10 off the cost of a 6 month subscription to Xbox Live Gold, the Xbox One Stereo Headset, Xbox One controllers and giving away free engraving when shoppers order a custom controller through its Xbox Design Lab website.
The savings makes 6-months of Xbox Live $29.99 instead of $39.99. The Xbox Stereo Headset is $34.99 instead of $44.99. Controllers are normally $59.99, but will be $49.99 during the sale. Buyers at the Microsoft Store also get a $10 Gift Code.
In addition to this savings, the Xbox Store and Windows Stores will offer steep discounts for those looking for cheap digital games. Those sales begin this Friday, November 18th for Xbox Live Gold subscribers and continue through Thanksgiving Weekend.
Good luck tracking down Xbox One Black Friday 2016 deals this holiday weekend.