Microsoft's Black Friday ad is out, and it includes a ton of Xbox deals also revealed by Major Nelson, Xbox Live's Director of Programming, on his blog. While some of the deals are decent, the majority of these are prices we've seen before and sales we already knew about.
For example, the Xbox One S will be priced at $189 between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday. That's a price we've seen at Kohl's, Newegg, Target, and more. The real key to savings there is finding a retailer that rewards you for shopping with them, such as with Kohl's cash or an extra 5% off with the Target REDcard.
The next deal says you can get the Xbox One S for $249 plus a free game now through Nov 18, but Walmart already has that deal beat with the Xbox One S, an extra controller, the brand new Call of Duty game, a bunch of Halo games, and the movie Passengers for the same price.
Most of the game deals are pretty standard fair, too, with Gears of War 4 for $20 even though it's sitting at $21 right now as an example. If you like the Forza games, Forza Motorsport 7 for $40 and Forza Horizon 3 for $30 aren't terrible but are the deals I'd expect to see.
Xbox One controllers for $40 is kind of a rip-off since we've had plenty of deals with them for much cheaper. However, $50 off the Xbox Elite controller is a nice discount since we've only seen that controller drop to $100 a couple times in the past. (Although this deal requires the purchase of an Xbox One X at regular price.)
Noticeably absent is the Xbox One X. We didn't expect to see any deals on Xbox's newest console, so we created our own deal for one lucky Thrifter reader. We've also seen some bundle prices recently and expect to see a few more of those.
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