The ultra-lucrative holiday season is upon us, and that means video game publishers are about to start rolling out some major savings to entice fans to open up their wallets. You can expect sales to begin popping up across the industry soon, but one of the more intriguing deals has already been revealed by Microsoft.
In a recent blog post, Microsoft outlined their " biggest Black Friday sale ever." There will be plenty of deals to choose from, but the real headline-grabber is that they're slashing $100 off select Xbox One consoles. From November 18th through November 26th you can grab an Xbox One X for $100 less than their usual price. That puts the powerful X model at $399, which is its lowest price to date. The cheaper Xbox One S model is also getting deals, including a $100 discount on the Xbox One S Minecraft Creators Bundle and a $70 discount on other bundles.
Those who buy an Xbox One S, Xbox One X, or Xbox Wireless controller at participating retailers can also receive a free digital token for Gears of War 4. Those controllers, by the way, are going on sale ($10 off) from the 22nd through the 26th.
On top of the hardware savings, Microsoft is offering one month of Xbox Game Pass and one month of Xbox Live Gold for $1 each. These services are normally $9.99 for a single month's subscription, so that's quite the savings. The Game Pass savings will be available to new subscribers through January 3rd of next year, while the Gold deal lasts until November 30th.
Finally, Microsoft is also offering big savings on software. From the 22nd through the 30th of November, you can take advantage of the following deals:
- Forza Horizon 4 for up to 35% off
- Forza Motorsport 7 for up to 50% off
- State of Decay 2 for 35% off
- PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for 35% off
- Sea of Thieves for 50% off
- Super Lucky's Tale for 35% off
- Disneyland Adventures for 35% off
- Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure for 35% off
- Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection for 35% off