Black Friday is in full swing now, but one thing you won’t find during the annual sale is stock of the PS5 or Xbox Series X. Both consoles are notoriously difficult to find, a problem that is likely to persist for many more months to come. The Xbox Series S, however, is in plentiful supply — and there are even some enticing bundles and discounts.
Microsoft’s strategy of releasing less powerful consoles may have been dismissed by some as a waste of time, but the longer the Xbox Series X continues to sell, the more attractive the Xbox Series S has become.
With a price point of $299 / £249, the Xbox Series S is significantly cheaper than the Xbox Series X and PS5 at $449, which are often bundled with games and accessories to push the price up even more.
Meanwhile, the Xbox Series S can be purchased on its own or with a subscription to Xbox Game Pass, which gives you access to hundreds of games, including Halo Infinity and Forza Horizon 5, to name but a few. Xbox All Access is also a possibility if you want to pay for the console in monthly installments.
While the Xbox Series S is certainly a step down from the Xbox Series X, it’s not as drastic as some might think — you’re only really sacrificing resolution and sometimes framerate. Basically, you’re still going to be playing the same games as Xbox Series X owners, such as the aforementioned Halo Infinite, and countless other next-gen titles that have been released. You don’t need to pay just by nose to have it.
While this may seem insignificant to some, the size of the Xbox Series S deserves a lot of praise. It’s impossibly small—the smallest Xbox Microsoft has actually made—and it looks absolutely gorgeous in person. If console aesthetics matter anything to you, the Xbox Series S is comfortably the best-looking piece of hardware of this generation and makes the PS5 look like it was designed during a fever dream. It can also be mounted vertically or horizontally and is completely silent in operation.
If you’re tired of waiting for the Xbox Series X to come out in stock, or any of your PlayStation fans who just want a place to play future Xbox exclusive games like Starfield without breaking the bank, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are your way to go. A wonderful opportunity for Pick up the already cheap Xbox Series S and get even more bang for your money. That alone is worth it, honestly, for Halo Infinity’s multiplayer, which is completely free to play.
Today’s Best Xbox Series S Black Friday Deals (US)
Xbox Series S – Fortnite and Rocket League Bundle: $299.99 at Gamestop
This bundle packs in Xbox Series S Plus content for the price of Fortnite and Rocket League all consoles. GameStop is also offering a deal where you can get three months of Game Pass Ultimate for just $9.99 when you buy the console.
Xbox Series S: $299 at Walmart
This is the regular price for an Xbox Series S console and is already good value for money when paired with Xbox Game Pass to provide access to hundreds of games.
Today’s Best Xbox Series S Black Friday Deals (UK)
Xbox Series S – Fortnite and Rocket League Bundle: £249.99 on Amazon
This bundle packs in Xbox Series S Plus content for the price of Fortnite and Rocket League all consoles. However, it is worth noting that this is a pre-order and will not be released until December 13.
Xbox Series S+ 3 Month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate: £279 at Currys
Save £2.99 – If you can’t find an Xbox Series X, don’t overlook the Xbox Series S. While it may not be as powerful as its big brother, it is still capable of playing every next-gen game. This bundle includes three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which gives you access to all those titles and more.
Xbox Series S+ Xbox Wireless Controller: £299.99 at Curry
Save £4.99 – Get £5 off Currys on this Xbox Series S bundle that includes an extra controller. If you have two players in your life, or just like being able to switch to a spare pad, this is likely to be a popular Black Friday deal.
Xbox Series S+ 3 Month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate: £282.98 on Amazon
Amazon has a bundle similar to Curry available but at a slightly higher price. If you prefer to buy from Amazon then we have listed it here.
We’re rounding up all the best Black Friday Xbox Series X/S deals, Black Friday PS5 deals and Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals, so stay tuned to Nerdshala so you don’t miss out on the latest and greatest offers.
More Xbox Series S Deals
No matter where you live, you’ll find all the lowest prices for Xbox Series S from around the web, along with offers available in your area.
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