October 4, 2022

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Black Friday deals: here’s where you can pre-order and buy Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S

The Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S are flittering in and out of stock at various retailers. Demand is very high as we look to Microsoft’s newest generation of consoles – and all the associated exclusives and peripherals.

Update: During this week of Black Friday deals, some retailers have gotten their hands on a fresh batch of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles and are selling them with multiple bundled products, including games (yay!) and erm, t-shirts and hats.

Currys PC World will have stock on the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on sale from 1pm UK time, November 24. Here’s a link to the retailer, where you might want to camp out until it goes live.

Game in the UK was flogging the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S with all sorts of stuff, but the best deal is the console with a 24 month subscription to Games Pass Ultimate for £28.99 a month. Here’s some quick links for you – it’s worth bookmarking this page for when those offers come back around, and expect to be put into a queue when you click to buy.

And don’t forget you can buy the new Xbox Wireless Controller for $20 off in the US and £10 off in the UK.

Original deals: Below, we’ve listed all the online retailers who are going to be selling the console, and we’ll be updating the page as we get more details on availability. Alternatively, check out Jelly Deals on Twitter for up-to-the-minute Xbox Series X/S pre-order news.

Pre-order Xbox Series X/S Consoles

Xbox Series X ($499.99/£449.99/€499.99):

Xbox Series S ($299.99/£249.99/€299.99):

Xbox All Access:

Pre-ordering an Xbox Series X at the moment will cost $499.99/£449.99/€499.99. For this, you’ll get the console itself, the controller and an Ultra High Speed HDMI cable. You can also get the smaller Xbox Series S for $299.99/£249.99/€299.99. There are no bundles available at time of writing.

That being said, one big initiative that’s available for new consoles is Xbox All Access. This monthly payment plan lasts for two years but gets you either console and 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. This plan costs $34.99/£28.99/€34.99 for the Series X, and $24.99/£20.99/€24.99 for the Series S. Taken as a whole, this plan generally lowers the price involved by a small amount, assuming you were going to get Xbox Ultimate Game Pass either way. This plan is available at fewer retailers than the regular consoles, but Microsoft has said they will be bringing it to more countries and retailers in 2021.

Pre-order Xbox Series X/S Accessories

Xbox Series X/S Wireless Controller

Rechargeable Battery + USB-C Cable

Xbox Storage Expansion Card

  • Microsoft Store – TBC
  • Amazon UK – TBC
  • Amazon US – TBC

Elite Series 2 Controller

Microsoft has announced that all the official Xbox One accessories will be compatible with the Series X and S, meaning that any controllers and hardware you have leftover should work on the new generation of consoles. There aren’t many new accessories announced at the moment, possibly for that reason, but we’ve listed those that are worth keeping an eye on, and we’ll be sure to update as we find out more. The Xbox Storage Expansion Card is likely the most important if you’re looking to add more room for Xbox Series X/S game installs on your console.

Pre-order Xbox Series X/S Games

We’ve listed all the Xbox Series X/S games you can currently pre-order below. See anything that makes you particularly excited?

Amazon US:

There’s no shortage of launch title games when the Series X and S hit shelves as well as a whole glut of games supposedly coming soon after – even if many are available on last-gen, too!

Halo Infinite looks to be a big seller on the Xbox (though it’s been delayed to 2021), and there’s a new Fable game in the works. Plus, some existing games will be making the jump to a new generation, like Marvel’s Avengers, Gears 5 and Devil May Cry 5. There’s also going to be thousands of backwards compatible games, and Xbox has announced the existence of their “Smart Delivery” system, in which certain games will transfer across from the Xbox One (though not all games will do this).

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Still considering your own Xbox Series X or S? We’ve outlined all the Xbox Series X’s specs right here, as well as all more confirmed titles and important details. Alternatively, check here to see how the Xbox and PS5’s sizes compare if space is at a premium in your living room. Are you going to take the plunge and get the latest generation of Xbox?