While the Xbox Series X remains full price, its less powerful counterpart has got cheaper on Amazon, as well as the expansion cards for it.
Microsoft has already begun discounting select Xbox games as part of its Black Friday sale, with the likes of FIFA 23 and Gotham Knights going for around £40 until the end of the month.
There’s so far a noticeable lack of discounts on actual hardware, which isn’t ideal for anyone looking to get their hands on a modern console for cheaper than normal.
However, if you’re an Xbox fan who’s yet to upgrade, you’ll be interested to know that Amazon is currently selling the Xbox Series S for less than £200.
It’s currently being sold for £189.99, which is £60 less than its original price of £249.99.
The bundle that includes an Elite Wireless Controller is reduced as well. Normally priced at £409.98, it’s dropped to £331.99, which is a saving of £77.99.
This is also slightly cheaper than buying the console and controller separately, as Microsoft has the controller discounted t £142.99 (compared to £159.99) on its own website.
If you’re interested, both the Xbox Series S on its own and the controller bundle can be found at this link.
The Xbox Series X remains full price, unfortunately, and there’s no mention of it getting a price drop for the Black Friday sales. Plus, Microsoft has admitted that it will need to make it more expensive once Christmas passes.
In case you’re unfamiliar with the differences, the Xbox Series S is effectively a less powerful version of the Xbox Series X and exists as a cheaper alternative.
It plays all the same games though and is just as capable of running them at upwards of 120 frames per second.
The only real downsides are that it can’t display games at native 4K resolution and it has less internal storage (512GB compared to 1TB) but this can be expanded with an expansion card.
Conveniently, the Seagate store expansion card designed specifically for Xbox is also cheaper on Amazon at the moment. The 1TB card has seen a 27% reduction to £184.99 while the 2TB card is down by 37% to £299.99.
In case you can’t/don’t want to use Amazon for whatever reason, Microsoft is offering the exact same discount on the Xbox Series S on its official website.
On top of that, it will be delivered in one or two business days, with next day delivery costing an extra £10. Plus, you have the option to bundle it with an extra controller or two, though prices vary.
Speaking of, these wireless controllers can be purchased separately and some of them are discounted too. Normally priced at £54.99, they’re now £20 cheaper and can be found here.
At the time of writing, though, four out of the five possible colours are available – carbon black, shock blue, pulse red, and and electric volt. Robot white is out of stock.
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