Black Friday is officially here, and so are the console deals. Xbox Series S is down to just $249 at Amazon, and plenty of other retailers right now. This is probably the best deal we're going to see when it comes to the 'new-gen' consoles this coming Black Friday. For a limited time only, you can get $50 off the smallest Xbox ever and set yourself up for one of the best years Xbox has ever had in 2023.
Moreover, this deal also makes the Xbox Series S officially cheaper than the most popular gaming console, the Nintendo Switch, which also has its own incredible Black Friday deals. While you're here, several retailers have also got Xbox Controllers down to just $39.99 right now for Black Friday, which is another superb deal. Don't miss our full best Xbox Black Fridays deals roundup, and make sure you're following @IGNDeals for the very latest Black Friday updates on Twitter.
Score an Xbox Series S for Just $250 for Black Friday
Remember, games like Starfield, Redfall, High on Life, Hellblade 2 (hopefully), Warhammer 40K: Darktide, Forza Motorsport, Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl, and plenty will be dropping on the Xbox Series S from now until the end of 2023, and you can play them all with Game Pass. There's currently no indication that the Xbox Series X will be dropping any further than its $499.99 price tag, but Microsoft Gaming CEO Phill Spencer has also said they're not intending to raise the price on it as Sony similarly did for PS5…for now.
This deal is a great opportunity to jump onto the Xbox hype train going forward, especially if you've just got a PS5 at the moment. It's affordable, and definitely worthy of being a console in your collection. Or, if you're feeling generous, this would also make an excellent gift during the holiday season as well.
Robert Anderson is a deals expert and Commerce Editor for IGN. You can follow him @robertliam21 on Twitter.