Microsoft Unveils Console Discounts For Black Friday, Including $50 Off Select Bundles

Microsoft has announced its full suite of Xbox Black Friday sales for 2023, including discounts on its pair of current-gen consoles. The company will be offering up $50 discounts on both Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S systems, and the sales sound pretty widespread - at least in the US.

You can get $50 off the base Xbox Series X console, or you can get $50 off the Diablo 4 / Forza Horizon 5 Series X bundles "while stocks last". The team hasn't announced where these discounts will feature, but we'd expect them to go ahead on the Microsoft Store and at participating retailers. These Black Friday consoles discounts start on Saturday, November 18th.

Xbox Series S gets a decent price cut as well. While we've seen the budget console go on sale plenty of times already, for Black Friday 2023, Microsoft is taking $50 off the 'Starter Bundle' price - which includes three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. The bundle will clock in at just $250 starting this Saturday, which is pretty good for a current-gen console and three months of Game Pass!

For now, we don't have any concrete information on international offers, but we have already seen UK retailers (including the Microsoft Store) begin to discount Xbox consoles ahead of Black Friday. We'll drop a link to some of those discounts down below, alongside an early look at Xbox's huge digital sale which goes live later this week.

Do you have your eyes on anything for Black Friday, Xbox-wise? Drop your shopping lists down below!