The Xbox series X is one of the best gaming consoles ever made. It’s powerful, lightning-fast and offers an unbeatable gaming experience, thanks to Xbox Game Pass. The biggest drawback? Its price.
Ever since I started reporting on the great Xbox series X stock shortage of 2021 and 2022, I’ve been patiently waiting for the Xbox to come down in price. But discounts have been few and far between.
In fact, in July this year, the Xbox series X became even more expensive, when Microsoft decided to follow in the footsteps of rival Sony, bumping up the price of the flagship console by £30 (to £480).
But the deal I’ve been waiting for finally arrived last week in the form of £72 off and now Amazon has only gone one step further by reducing the console by a very impressive 25 per cent. Three years after its launch, Microsoft has discounted the console by a huge £120, seeing the Xbox series X plummet to the lowest price I’ve ever seen it, ahead of Black Friday.
Follow live: The best and latest Black Friday deals as they drop
The Xbox series X is Microsoft’s most powerful machine. Large and cuboid but completely silent, it matches the performance of a high-end gaming PC, loading games in a snap and booting up menus in a fraction of a second.
While there aren’t as many exclusives as there are on the PS5, the console’s library has grown significantly since it was first released in 2020 – Xbox Game Pass is worth every penny. The subscription service offers access to hundreds of games for a flat monthly fee.
If you’ve been waiting years for the Xbox series X to come down in price, your time has come. In this early Black Friday deal, you can save a whopping 25 per cent on the next-generation console, reducing it by £120 to just £359.99. My top tip? Snap this one up while you can.
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I’ve outlined some of the best gaming Black Friday deals available to shop now, plus there are Xbox-specific deals, too