Black Friday shopping has been well underway since Friday, November 20, 2015 but as every savvy shopper knows, the best deals are yet to come. Gamers and shoppers with gamers on their lists want to know where the best Black Friday Xbox One deals can be found on consoles, games, controllers and other accessories needed to have a complete gaming experience. With every major retailer making noise about having the best deals for Black Friday it can often be difficult for shoppers to know who actually has the best sale going on. We have gone out and taken a look at all of the deals on Xbox One that are being offered by top retailers this Black Friday to help consumers find the best deals possible.
Various retailers are offering various promotions, discounts, and deals on Xbox One this season but most people will likely find the Xbox One 1TB Holiday Bundle very attractive because it comes with 3 games and is being sold at the lowest price compared to the other options for Xbox One. The Xbox One Elite Bundle is also very popular right now along with themed bundles such as the Xbox One Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians Bundle, Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle, and Xbox One Rise of the Tomb Raider Bundle and then of course the standard Xbox One console with no add-ons. Let’s take a look at what we know about the deals each major retailer will be offering on each of these options right now.
Wal-Mart, Target, and GameStop are taking a similar approach by both offering the 500 GB Xbox One Gears of War bundle at $299 which is $50 off the regular price of $349. The deal at Target is a little better because Target is offering a $60 gift card with the purchase of the Gears of War Xbox One Bundle while Wal-Mart is only offering a $30 gift card. GameStop is not offering any type of gift card or promotional credits at this time. In addition, Wal-Mart’s deal is an in-store only deal while Target’s deal is available in limited quantities online.
Best Buy is taking a different approach and offering the Xbox One Rise of the Tomb Raider Bundle for $349 which is $50 off the $399 regular price. This bundle comes with full-downloads of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and Rise of the Tomb Raider, and the exclusive Tactical Survival Kit Content Pack along with an extra free Xbox One wireless controller that will allow more people to join in on the fun.
The best choice for shoppers who are looking for variety, great deals, and the ability to shop online and skip the crowds of crazed holiday shoppers, Amazon seems to be the best choice. All of the most popular Xbox One bundles including the Xbox One Holiday Bundle are available and being sold at prices that are comparable to the big box retail stores that everybody will be lined up outside of this Black Friday. The deals for all of the console bundles that are on sale for Black Friday at Amazon are listed below:
• 1TB Xbox One 3 Games Holiday Bundle-$349
• 1 TB Xbox One Elite Bundle-$449
• Xbox One Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians Bundle-$449
• Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle-$299
• 1 TB Xbox One Rise of the Tomb Raider Bundle-$349
There are also other Xbox One console bundles with different themes to them that are being offered by Amazon but no word on whether they will be discounted or not. To shop all of the Xbox One bundles visit the Xbox One Console Bundles page on the Amazon website.
The final verdict, for those who are still trying to make sense of all of the Black Friday Xbox One deals out there comes down to Amazon and Target. For shoppers who are happy with the Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Bundle, Target appears to be the best choice because of the $60 gift card that comes with it. For those who are looking for variety and who are looking for the 1 TB Xbox One Holiday Bundle that comes with 3 games for only $349, Amazon is the clear choice. One final note about Amazon is, they will run several Xbox One deals throughout the day leading up to Thanksgiving and Black Friday where the consoles will likely be listed in the video games section of the Black Friday Deals Week 2015 store. Target shoppers will have to wait until the Thanksgiving to take advantage of the Xbox One deal that is being featured. You can view the Wal-Mart Black Friday ad here, Target Black Friday ad here, Best Buy Black Friday ad here, GameStop Black Friday ad here (opens as PDF), and Amazon Black Friday deals guide here to see all Xbox One deals available.