It’s finally November, and that means that Black Friday 2016 will be here before you know it. Black Friday takes place on November 25th, 2016. If you’re shopping around for some great Xbox One deals and sales before the holiday season, we’ve got you covered. This article will serve as your one-stop shop for Black Friday savings on Xbox One consoles, accessories, and more. We will update this article regularly throughout November so that you can snag some of the best deals in the weeks leading up to Black Friday, as well as on the big day itself.
Prepare for Black Friday 2016
By reading this article, you're already one step ahead of the Black Friday crowds. Preparing for Black Friday means knowing what you want to buy, and how much you’re willing to spend on the products you want. Some of the best deals come in the form of bundles and drastically-discounted items. With the recent release of the Xbox One S, you may want to consider not only updating your console, but also upgrading to a 4K television to get the most out of the new console’s 4K Blu-ray and video streaming features.
If you're looking to supplement your search for great Black Friday deals, head over to Prima Games' Xbox One Black Friday guide for more bargains.
Xbox Live Black Friday Video Game Sale
Microsoft launches its Xbox Black Friday video game sale on Friday, November 18th. The sale will run until November 28th on the Xbox Live Marketplace. Discounts range between 40-57% off of retail prices, and Xbox Live Gold members receive an additional 10% discount on various sale items. Xbox is offering discounted prices for an assortment of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games, including newer titles like Battlefield 1 and Rise of the Tomb Raider. The sale features a wide range of games, from popular AAA titles to lesser-known indie games.
Xbox One S Black Friday Console Deals 2016
Based on a leaked ad from BFAds, Dell will be offering a 500 GB Battlefield 1 Xbox One S Bundle that includes Gears of War 4 and an extra XB1 wireless controller for $249.99. The regular BF1 bundle alone sells for $300 without the added controller and Gears game, making this one of the better Black Friday deals so far. This bundle is online-exclusive and becomes available at 9pm EST on Thursday, November 24th (Thanksgiving Day).
According to Best Buy's Black Friday ad preview, they will be offering the 1TB Battlefield 1 Xbox One S Special Edition Console Bundle for $299, which is originally priced at $349, making a $50 savings on this special military-green console. Their ad also states that you can get a free Xbox One Wireless Controller with the purchase of any 1TB Xbox One S, saving you an additional $50. This is a great deal if you were looking to buy an Xbox One S with additional space, plus you receive a second controller for free. Grab this deal if you can!
Best Buy will open its doors for their Black Friday sale at 5pm on November 24th, but you can already shop 16 deals from their Black Friday ad right now.
If you miss the Dell deal, your other option is to shop at Sam’s Club for a similar Black Friday deal instead. Sam’s Club shoppers can choose between either a 500 GB Battlefield 1 Xbox One S Bundle or a 500 GB Minecraft Xbox One S Bundle, each of which come with an additional white XB1 controller (two controllers total). Each bundle sells for $249.99 apiece and includes free shipping.
The Target Black Friday ad also mentions the same discounted 500 GB Battlefield 1 or Minecraft Xbox One S Bundles for $249.99 each, knocking $50 off of their original retail price. Target will also offer a $40 Target Gift Card for free with the purchase of any Xbox One S, which includes these bundles.
Target will open their doors to begin their Black Friday sale at 6pm on November 24th, Thanksgiving evening. Their online sales will become available the same day and continue through Black Friday. Until then, be sure to check back with Target from the 19th through the 28th to take advantage of their 10 Days of Deals, which feature new sales and deals each day.
Toys R Us
Taking $50 off of these console bundles seems to be the trend across the board this Black Friday. According to their leaked Toys R Us ad, the store will also offer the 500 GB Battlefield 1 Xbox One S or Minecraft Xbox One S Bundles for $249.99, along with savings on various games and accessories. Xbox Live Gold 3-Month Membership Cards will be on sale for $14.99, and there will be additional $25 discounts on select games, including The Division, Overwatch, Gears of War 4 and more.
Toys R Us stores open at 5pm on November 24th, but you can shop their Black Friday deals online starting on Wednesday, November 23rd at 9pm ET.
Costco's leaked Black Friday ad also states a similar deal on the 500 GB Minecraft Xbox One S Bundle, marking $50 off of the their original asking price for the bundle. It doesn't seem to include the additional controller, however. Costco's Black Friday sale runs from November 25th through November 28th, with doors opening on Black Friday at 9am.
According to their Black Friday ad, Kohl’s shoppers can partake in the Kohl's Black Friday Doorbusters sale online as early as November 21st. We've listed a couple of the noteworthy deals from their Black Friday sale below. These deals come with free Kohl’s Cash coupons, which can be redeemed in-store on the following Thursday, November 24th.
- 500 GB Minecraft Xbox One S Bundle plus $75 in Kohl's Cash for $249.99.
- Haier 49-inch, 4K Ultra HD TV Bundle plus $75 in Kohl's Cash for $249.99.
We plan to keep this article updated with the best Black Friday deals on Xbox One video games, consoles, and accessories throughout the month, along with upcoming Cyber Monday deals as well. Be sure to return to this page to snag the best Black Friday deals before they’re gone. Head over to our PS4 Black Friday Deals 2016 guide to finish off your holiday shopping!