Xbox Black Friday 2019: The cheapest bargains
Score Microsoft's console with up to $190 off the RRP.
The Xbox One has undergone a remarkable turnaround since its ill-fated launch as the more expensive, less powerful, less flexible competitor to the PlayStation 4. Since then, the high-end Xbox One X model has become the most powerful console on the market, the UI has been dramatically overhauled for the better and cheaper entry-level options like the Xbox One S and Xbox One All-Digital Edition have made it easier than ever to jump into the fray.
Perhaps more significantly, with the Xbox Game Pass subscription service and its Netflix-like business model, the usually steep cost barrier to playing new games has been removed. It's a fantastic service that includes all Xbox first-party titles like Forza Horizon 4 and Gears of War 5 as well as a respectable list of recent third-party titles – it's now entirely possible to play most of the Xbox One's best games without buying a single one.
If you overlooked the Xbox One (for understandable reasons) at the start of this console cycle, there are plenty of reasons to give it a chance this Black Friday.
Best Xbox Black Friday 2019 deals
Here's a list of the best deals we've found so far (which we'll update as we find more):
Best bundled deals: If you're not interested in 4K gaming, Big W has a great deal on the Xbox One S 1TB bundled with Star Wars: Jedi – Fallen Order for $299. That's $100 off the RRP.
If you can do without Fallen Order (despite some strong reviews, it's exceedingly average), Big W has an even better deal on the Xbox One S 1TB All-Digital Edition, which comes bundled with Minecraft, Fortnite exclusive content and Sea of Thieves for $249. The console itself usually retails for $349. (It should be noted that the All-Digital Edition does not have a disc drive, so you'll need to buy all your games digitally, and you won't be able to use it as a 4K Blu-ray player.)
JB Hi-Fi has the same deal, but it's even cheaper! You can get the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, Minecraft, Fortnite exclusive content and Sea of Thieves for an insane $199. That's $150 off JB's ticket price.
Best Xbox One X deal: For hardcore gaming aficionados, the top of the line Xbox One X, which doubles as a solid 4K Blu-ray player, is available at JB Hi-Fi packaged with Star Wars: Jedi – Fallen Order for $429. That's a huge $190 off the standard ticket price of $619. You'll be hard pressed to do better.