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Black Friday Xbox Series X deals 2021: all the best discounts still available

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Black Friday Xbox Series X deals are still coming all weekend long even with the day itself done and dusted. Sadly, the consoles themselves have remained just about as hard to find as they were earlier in the year, but there are still tons of deals to be had on accessories to improve your experience across Xbox consoles or new games to play to make the most of the new-gen hardware you may already have.

If you do happen to have an Xbox Series X just waiting to load up with games, you're in luck: we're seeing a massive range of games up to $35 off at Best Buy. Not only that, but Black Friday Xbox Series X deals keep coming on the accessories side with some all-time low prices on some cool third-party accessories such as the Razer Wolverine V2 controller (now $69.99, was $99.99 at Amazon) or Wolverine Ultimate (now $99.99, was $159.99 at Best Buy).

Meanwhile, UK shoppers have just as many savings to be found from a range of retailers. In particular, there are some actual consoles to be had among a small selection of Xbox Series S bundles going up for grabs at Currys, as well as a nice assortment of games for both Xbox Series X and Xbox One starting at only £15 at Amazon.

With all that set up, you're finally ready to dive straight into the deals. Whatever you find right now, make sure you keep coming back throughout the next few days to see all the updated deals and savings - we're on the case all weekend long.

The best Black Friday Xbox Series X deals available now

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Black Friday Xbox Series X deals in the US

Digital Xbox games up to 67% off at Microsoft

Digital Xbox games up to 67% off at Microsoft
Microsoft has launched its own official Black Friday Xbox Series X deals this week, with up to 67% off a range of digital titles. You'll find everything from Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy to Forza listed in here, with plenty of additional savings for Game Pass members.

NBA 2K22 | $69.99

NBA 2K22 | $69.99 $26 at Amazon
Save $43.99 -
Get the best price we've ever seen on the latest chapter of the only official NBA game in town - which is also one of the best-looking sports games on Xbox Series X.

Lost Judgment | $59.99

Lost Judgment | $59.99 $29.99 at Amazon
Save $30 -
This is easily the best price we've seen on Lost Judgment, which had held steady around its original MSRP right up until now. It's technically a sequel, but this hardboiled detective story stands just fine on its own.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition | $59.99

Mass Effect Legendary Edition | $59.99 $27.99 at Best Buy
Save $32 - Whether you're yet to dive into the world of Mass Effect, or you're returning home to enjoy the saga again, you'll find the Legendary release available for just $27.99 at Best Buy right now.

Riders Republic | $59.99

Riders Republic | $59.99 $24.99 at Amazon
Save $35 - You can save a massive $35 on this Xbox copy of Riders Republic in Amazon's early Black Friday Xbox Series X deals. Considering we'd only seen discounts just starting to hit $10 off over the last few days that's an excellent offer.

Guardians of the Galaxy | $59.99

Guardians of the Galaxy | $59.99 $29.99 at Best Buy
Save $30 - Guardians of the Galaxy is currently half price in Best Buy's Black Friday Xbox Series X deals. That's a stunning result considering this is such a recent release and has been avoiding price cuts in the few weeks it's been on the market.

Life Is Strange: True Colors | $59.99

Life Is Strange: True Colors | $59.99 $34.99 at Best Buy
Save $25 - The latest Life Is Strange release launched just last month, but you'll find it available for $25 off in Best Buy's latest round of discounts. That's an excellent result, especially if you've been waiting for the right price to dive in.

Far Cry 6 | $59.99

Far Cry 6 | $59.99 $35 at Amazon
Save $10 - Amazon has the lowest price going on Far Cry 6 for Xbox Series X and Xbox One in its latest early Black Friday deals. That's excellent if you've been holding off on the latest release in hopes of a future discount.

Xbox Game Pass PC three-month membership | $29.99

Xbox Game Pass PC three-month membership | $29.99 $19.99 at Amazon
Save $10 - Amazon can save you $10 on an Xbox Game Pass PC subscription right now. That's perfect if you're looking to step away from the console for a bit and get some Windows time in as well.

Xbox $50 gift card | $50

Xbox $50 gift card | $50 $44 at Newegg
Save $6 - Use promo code BFFRDY34 to grab a $50 Xbox gift card for just $44 at Newegg, essentially nabbing $6 of digital credit for free. That's perfect if you regularly shop on the Microsoft Store.

PowerA Enhanced wired controller for Xbox Series X | $37.99

PowerA Enhanced wired controller for Xbox Series X | $37.99 $27.99 at Amazon
Save $10 - The PowerA Enhanced wired controller has just hit an all-time record low price at Amazon. That means you can pick up a spare gamepad for multiplayer for under $30 this week.

Razer Wolverine V2 controller | $99.99

Razer Wolverine V2 controller | $99.99 $69.99 at Amazon
Save $30 - The Razer Wolverine V2 controller has dropped down to a record low $69.99 position at Amazon this week. That means there's never been a better time to up your game with a remappable set of buttons and hair trigger bumpers.

Razer Wolverine Ultimate controller | $159.99

Razer Wolverine Ultimate controller | $159.99 $99.99 at Best Buy
Save $60 - Not only is this a record low price on the Razer Wolverine Ultimate controller, but Best Buy is also offering its price guarantee here. That means that if there are further discounts on the gamepad, Best Buy will refund its members the difference.

Razer BlackShark V2 X gaming headset | $59.99

Razer BlackShark V2 X gaming headset | $59.99 $34.99 at Amazon
Save $25 - This is a record low price on the Razer BlackShark V2 X, an already affordable version of one of the best sets of cups on the market. Amazon's $20 discount leaves us with a $34.99 sales price here - perfect if you're after a cheap headset to compliment your new console.

Astro A10 wired gaming headset | $59.99

Astro A10 wired gaming headset | $59.99 $49.99 at Best Buy
Save $10 - You're only saving $10 on this already cheap Xbox headset, but there's also a Black Friday price guarantee on here which covers My Best Buy members for any future price drops as well. Those after a budget set of cups, then, will be sorted here.

Microsoft Xbox Wireless headset | $99.99

Microsoft Xbox Wireless headset | $99.99 $88.99 at Best Buy
Save $11 - We very rarely see discounts on the official Xbox Wireless headset, which means this $11 saving is offering excellent value - even if it's just $1 off the lowest price we've seen. Amazon currently doesn't even have stock of these cups, so Best Buy's discount is particularly impressive.

WD 1TB External SSD for Xbox | $219.99

WD 1TB External SSD for Xbox | $219.99 $149.99 at Best Buy
Save $70 - If you're looking to upgrade your Xbox One or Xbox Series X/S storage, this 1TB external SSD from Western Digital is available for $70 off right now. What's more, My Best Buy members are protected against further discounts with the Black Friday price guarantee as well.

Black Friday Xbox Series X deals in the UK

Xbox Series S | Game Pass Ultimate 3 months | £282.98 at Amazon

Xbox Series S | Game Pass Ultimate 3 months | £282.98 at Amazon
If you're struggling to get your hands on an Xbox Series X by Christmas, then it might be time to turn your attention to the far more available Series S. This bundle at Amazon even offers up three months of Game Pass Ultimate at a heavily discounted rate.

Xbox Series S | Xbox Wireless controller | £299 at Currys

Xbox Series S | Xbox Wireless controller | £299 at Currys
You're only saving £4.99 with this Xbox bundle, but if you're after the cheaper (and far easier to buy) Xbox Series S console, this is one of the best deals out there. You're getting an additional Xbox Wireless controller in this offer, which accounts for the extra £50 on the price tag, but Currys has shaved a little off the cost of both items.

Immortals: Fenyx Rising | £57.99

Immortals: Fenyx Rising | £57.99 £15 at Amazon
Save £42 - We've never seen Immortals: Fenyx Rising for Xbox drop below £20 before, which means you've got an excellent chance to add the Ubisoft open world adventure to your library today. Amazon's early Black Friday Xbox Series X deals are offering a record low price on this release.
 

Xbox Game Pass PC 3 months | £23.99

Xbox Game Pass PC 3 months | £23.99 £15.99 at Amazon
Save £8 - This is the cheapest price we've ever seen on Amazon for a three-month Xbox Game Pass PC subscription. That means those looking to take their play away from their Xbox Series X stand to pick up some excellent value here.

Far Cry 6 | £57.99

Far Cry 6 | £57.99 £39.99 at Amazon
Save £18 - While the Gold edition is also on sale just below, you'll also find the standard edition of Far Cry 6 available for a record low price this week at Amazon. Grab the latest release for just £39.99, and save nearly £20.

Razer Kraken X gaming headset | £49.99

Razer Kraken X gaming headset | £49.99 £26.29 at Amazon
Save £23 - The Razer Kraken X is already a budget headset, but Amazon's early Black Friday Xbox Series X deals have dropped this affordable set of cups down to a record low price. You're saving just under 50% here, bringing that £50 RRP down to just £26.29.

Astro A10 gaming headset | £59.99

Astro A10 gaming headset | £59.99 £39.54 at Amazon
Save £20 - If you're after a super cheap headset for your Xbox Series X or Xbox One, you'll find an excellent £20 discount on this Astro A10 at Amazon. That's just £1 away from a record low price that we've only ever seen once before. Perfect for a budget friendly setup, the A10 is compatible with all current and previous generation consoles and PC.

Logitech G635 wired gaming headset | £129.99

Logitech G635 wired gaming headset | £129.99 £59.49 at Amazon
Save £70 - This is a brand new record low price on the Logitech G635, with a £70 discount that brings that mid-range £129.99 price down to a budget friendly £59 position. That means you're getting a higher quality set of cups than you'll usually find in this bracket - excellent if you've just splashed out on a new console.

Razer Kaira wireless gaming headset | £99.99

Razer Kaira wireless gaming headset | £99.99 £73.99 at Amazon
Save £26 - This £26 discount is offering up a new record price low on the Razer Kaira Xbox headset. That's perfect if you're after a set of cups tailor made for the Xbox Series X / S or the Xbox One. With 50mm drivers and cardioid mic you're also getting great value for money overall.

Razer Wolverine V2 wired gaming controller | £99.99

Razer Wolverine V2 wired gaming controller | £99.99 £59.99 at Amazon
Save £40 - The Razer Wolverine V2 controller has never been this cheap before - previous sales only ever offered up a £64.99 sales price here. That means you're getting an excellent Xbox controller alternative and strong value for money all in one.

Xbox Elite Series 2 wireless controller | Game Pass Ultimate 3 months | £192.98

Xbox Elite Series 2 wireless controller | Game Pass Ultimate 3 months | £192.98 £159 at Currys
Save £31 - We were previously seeing this Xbox Elite Series 2 controller and Game Pass Ultimate bundle available for closer to £180, and then down to £170 just a few days ago. Now you can pick up both items for just £159 - that means you're saving an additional £10 in this week's Black Friday Xbox Series X deals.

Black Friday Xbox Series X deals: FAQs

When will Black Friday Xbox Series X deals start?

Black Friday Xbox Series X deals will officially start tomorrow, November 26, but we're already seeing plenty of discounts live right now. 

Where to find the best Xbox Series X Black Friday deals

We'll be rounding up all the best Xbox Series X Black Friday deals right here when they land. However, if you're hunting alone you'll want to check out some tried and tested retailers that we've found to offer the biggest discounts in years gone by. 

US
Amazon:
often price matches on controllers, headsets, and more
Best Buy:
accessory bundle deals often include Game Pass
CDKeys:
big discounts on a massive range of games
Microsoft:
All Access purchase options and big accessory savings
Newegg:
regular bundle deals with free games
Walmart:
best for budget third party accessories and cheap games

UK
Amazon:
regular discounts on games and accessories
Argos:
best for budget controllers and accessory bundles
CDKeys:
big savings on old and new games
Currys:
stock drops regularly include Game Pass bundles
Microsoft:
regular discounts on controllers and accessories
Very:
console bundles often stay in stock longer

Will the Xbox Series X be in stock on Black Friday?

If you're looking to get your hands on a console before the holidays this year, Black Friday Xbox Series X deals would traditionally be the time to do so. However, stock madness means we're unlikely to see any of the standard bundle offers that may have previously graced our shelves. Instead, we may see a handful of console restocks at retailers like Walmart, Best Buy, GameStop and potentially Amazon. 

These restocks are big business, driving hundreds of thousands of eyes to retailer sites with every drop. Having that many people looking at your store over Black Friday is a lucrative proposition, so it's likely we'll see more retailers holding stock back for the big weekend. 

How to get the best Black Friday Xbox Series X deals

Black Friday Xbox Series X deals can move quickly, especially if they're on the latest games or high flying accessories. That's why it pays to have a game plan going into the event. We've been tracking Black Friday for years now, and while Xbox Series X is still fairly new to the event, we've got some tips and tricks that will see you safely to checkout. 

1. Know when to buy
You might see offers branded as Black Friday Xbox Series X deals landing from as early as October, however it can pay to wait until at least the start of Thanksgiving week before making the leap. That's when we start to see retailers offering larger discounts, with the truly blockbuster offers landing on the Friday itself. 

However, it's worth noting that these deals will run out of stock a little quicker - and there's no guarantee that a lower price will be available. If you don't want to fight for it, we'd recommend picking up a good price any time in late November.

2. Stick around
Once you've found your perfect price, it's worth keeping a close eye on the rest of the weekend's offers. Retailers sometimes discount certain colorways or games even further over Cyber Monday, if they aren't performing as well. Keep your original purchase boxed and you might be able to get a better price later on.

3. Learn what a good deal looks like
If you've already got a handful of products on your shopping list, it's time to start tracking their prices. We'd recommend keeping a close eye on the accessories or games you're looking for over the next couple of months, and take note of any significant price drops. 

Not only will you know what a good deal looks like on the day, but some products may, in fact, see record low prices that are worth grabbing before Black Friday Xbox Series X deals even begin. 

4. Stay in touch
We'll be rounding up all the very best Black Friday Xbox Series X deals right here, which means you can bookmark this page and come back on the day for a curated roundup of the biggest offers available. 

What to look out for in this year's Black Friday Xbox Series X deals

If you're not sure where to start with this year's Black Friday Xbox Series X deals, but know you want to get some new stash for your console, you've come to the right place. There's so much going on during the biggest sale of the year that it can be difficult to separate the products you need from the ones that are simply on sale. That's why we're rounding up our top three picks for items we not only expect will see some interesting discounts this year, but items that simply offer the best enhancements for your console.

SteelSeries Arctis 9X

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1. SteelSeries Arctis 9X

The best Xbox Series X headset

Reasons to buy
+Wireless+Superb 3D spatial audio+Excellent battery life+Direct to Xbox Bluetooth pairing
Reasons to avoid
-Fairly expensive when not on sale-'Only' 40mm drivers

The $199 SteelSeries Arctis 9X is the best headset you can buy for the Xbox Series X right now. Not only is there easy pairing direct to your console's Bluetooth, but you're getting that super comfortable ski goggle design, 3D spatial sound, and an excellent battery life to boot.

Xbox Elite wireless controller 2

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2. Xbox Elite Wireless Controller 2

The best pro Xbox controller

Reasons to buy
+Excellent customization options+Built-in battery+Modular design+Regularly on sale
Reasons to avoid
-Newer models are catching up to it -Larger starting price

If you're after a new set of buttons, the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 has plenty on offer. The wildly customizable gamepad took over from the original model in 2019, but has since been stuck at the same MSRP. However, recent months have seen the first significant discounts landing in the US and UK, which means Black Friday Xbox Series X deals may be the best time to buy.

Xbox Series S

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3. Xbox Series S

The cheapest Xbox console

Reasons to buy
+Far more regularly available+Still plays all the same games+Available on All Access
Reasons to avoid
-No 4K -Lacks the power of the main release

It's long been accepted that the Xbox Series S has been far easier to get your hands on over the last year. In fact, we regularly see these consoles in stock these days, and we may even see some bundle deals creeping onto the shelves over Black Friday. While technically the opposite of a Black Friday Xbox Series X deal, it's worth keeping a close eye on the budget model, especially if you're looking for value over power.

Black Friday Xbox Series X deals: what to expect

It's highly unlikely that we'll see discounts on the console itself during 2021's Black Friday Xbox Series X deals. However, we are looking forward to some excellent savings on controllers, headsets, and other accessories. If you're looking for something a little more expensive, we'd recommend checking out Black Friday Xbox Series X TV deals and Black Friday Xbox Series X monitor deals

All of the peripheral gear originally launched alongside the Xbox Series X console has now had plenty of time on the shelves. By the time Black Friday Xbox Series X deals roll around, these controllers and headsets will have been available for a year and will have to start competing with younger, more feature-rich models at lower price points. That's when the big savings start rolling around. Third parties have got their heads around the new consoles and the additional features they require, which means the day one releases need to drop their prices to stay relevant. 

Last year's most valuable savings sat on games, so those looking to stock up their library with older (and a handful of new) games will likely be well served this November. Game Pass titles will be available for the lowest prices, but we're also expecting some record low prices on games already released in 2021; Resident Evil Village, Hitman 3 and The Medium should be high up on your list. 

Will there be deals on Xbox Series X games on Black Friday?

Halo Infinite multiplayer

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Games might not play such a large role in this year's Black Friday Xbox Series X deals as they did last year. That's because we will likely see far more accessories mature in time for this year's discounts, with bigger savings on the hardware side of things. 

However, there have been a few key releases over the course of 2021 which look set for some excellent price cuts come November. That's not even to mention the likely discounts on services like Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold

Microsoft's holiday window is stacked, but with Halo Infinite launching just after Black Friday Xbox Series X deals are due to take place we're looking only at pre-order gifts for those eager to get back into Mjolnir armor. 

Forza Horizon 5 looks well placed for some blockbuster savings, launching on November 5. While we may not see major discounts here, Game Pass members might see reduced rates on these recent releases throughout the holiday window, so it might pay to keep an eye on your account if you plan on picking this game up outside of your subscription. 

Far Cry 6, Psychonauts 2, and Back 4 Blood will also be on our radar. These cross platform titles are far more likely to take part in larger discounts to stay in line with their PlayStation counterparts and will have been on the shelves for a considerable time longer than newer releases by the time November rolls around. 

Of course, we'd also recommend looking for older Xbox staples that you might need to fill your collection with. Games like Gears 5, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, Red Dead Redemption 2, Borderlands 3, and Forza Horizon 4 are all staples when it comes to Xbox sales and you'll likely find them dirt cheap in November. 

Black Friday Xbox Series X deals: what to expect from headsets

Razer Kaira Pro Xbox Series X headset

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Xbox Series X headsets will likely see more discounts across the price range than last year. We didn't see too many blockbuster savings in the previous sale event, due to the fact that last year's discounts landed just weeks after the consoles themselves. 

Retailers were hesitant to drop their prices too far considering the demand available, but in 2021 we may get a better set of savings across the price range. The Razer Kaira Pro for Xbox took a cut down to $119 from $149 in the summer, and that's a price we expect might be slightly improved upon come November. Plus, the Astro A50 looks ready to return to its previous Black Friday price of $239.99 (usually $299.99). 

As part of the wider Black Friday Xbox Series X deals, we expect this year's Black Friday gaming headset deals to outperform last year's simply due to the fact that the cups released to coincide with the new console will have had a year on the shelves by the time November rolls around. That's a long time in hardware, and with competitors threatening those early launch price tags with cheaper models and more features, we're betting on some of the biggest names to drop some significant discounts towards the end of the year. 

At the cheaper end of the scale, though, we'd recommend budget shoppers turn their attention to two sets of cups in particular. The Razer Kraken Tournament Edition and the HyperX Cloud Stinger have both been readily available for under $50 / £50 over the last few months. However, they've both improved on last year's Black Friday prices in 2021 as well, which means we'll likely see even cheaper costs come November.

Will there be discounts on controllers in Black Friday Xbox Series X deals 2021?

Xbox Series X controller

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If you're after a new gamepad, then it might be worth holding out for Black Friday Xbox controller deals. We would recommend keeping a close eye on not only the Xbox Core controller but also Razer's line of Xbox-compatible models. The former is a sure bet for some discounts in this year's Black Friday Xbox Series X deals, with a likely return to the $39 sales price that we saw last year. That price hasn't been beaten in 2021 yet, but we have seen costs dipping down to $49 / £44.99 so far this year. 

In the Razer camp, however, the Wolverine V2 is lined up for some excellent discounts. While on the shelves over last year's Black Friday Xbox Series X deals, this premium controller was still a little too fresh to see significant price cuts in the annual sales. Since then, we've seen the $99 gamepad drop as low as $76.50 in the US, regularly taking part in various holiday sales. 

The V2 will be celebrating its first birthday close to Black Friday this year, which means enough time spent on the shelves for some even larger savings. 

The Razer Wolverine Ultimate is a little older but hasn't strayed far from its $160 MSRP since launch. However, if you're looking for even more personalization this might be the better option in 2021. Over the last few months, that cost has been trickling down to between $110 and $130 far more regularly than in previous years. There's certainly wiggle room for a sub-$100 Black Friday price here, then.  

Similarly, the Xbox Elite Wireless Series 2 has been taking far larger price cuts in recent months. Just like the Wolverine Ultimate, we haven't seen much deviation from MSRP on this premium gamepad since launch. However, over the summer months of 2021, the $179.99 controller has dropped as far as $157.99 for the first time. That's a trend we can easily see being repeated in November, potentially with even bigger savings.

Check the latest Xbox Series X stock

If you're looking to get your hands on a console, we wouldn't recommend waiting until Black Friday to do so. There will be more stock drops over the next few months, and our best advice is to keep in regular contact with the retailers below for the chance to put your order in before November.

Today's best deals

We recommend using the time between now and November to research all the best Xbox Series X headsets and best Xbox Series X accessories to make sure you're chasing the right deals when they land later this year.

These offers are going to make up a significant chunk of this year's offers, but there's going to be huge demand for the Black Friday PS5 SSD deals too, and the Black Friday Samsung TV deals are always worth a look too. Of course, we'll be rounding up all the latest Black Friday gaming deals as soon as they land. 

Tabitha Baker

I originally landed in hardware at our sister site TechRadar before moving over to GamesRadar. In between, I've written for Tom’s Guide, Wireframe, The Indie Game Website and That Video Game Blog, covering everything from the PS5 launch to the Apple Pencil. Now, i'm focused on Nintendo Switch, keyboards, mice, and the quest for an RTX gaming laptop.