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Cyber Monday: Xbox Series X|S And Xbox One Games Still Have Big Discounts
Hundreds of digital Xbox games are still on sale following Cyber Monday, making this the perfect time to stock up.
Cyber Monday may be over, but plenty of stores are still holding Cyber Week sales. One of these is the digital Xbox Store, which currently has a bunch of deals on the best digital Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S games out there. You have until December 3, so if you're interested in getting some new games on the cheap, then you'll want to act fast. The Cyber Monday sale mostly includes Xbox One games, but some do feature Xbox's Smart Delivery feature, which gets you the best version of a game that your platform can run--that means many of these games have free Xbox Series X upgrades. If you have the digital-only Xbox Series S, then you'll definitely want to check out this all-digital sale.
As for what you can expect for Smart Delivery games, there are a number that come with free Xbox Series X|S upgrades. Halo: The Master Chief Collection is down to $26 and features an Xbox Series X upgrade that allows for 120fps gameplay. And while Control: Ultimate Edition and Marvel's Avengers don't have their next-gen updates yet, you can buy them at their cheaper price now and get a free upgrade when it's released later.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, our 2019 Game of the Year, is down to $39, and the recently launched Watch Dogs: Legion is on sale for $40.19. Although the brand-new Assassin's Creed Valhalla is not on sale on Xbox Live, you can get a bundle with Valhalla and Legion for $91.29, saving you almost $19 off the standard price. If you'd prefer to go all Assassin's Creed, you can get a bundle with Valhalla, Odyssey, and Origins for $80. It has enough content to last you for several months.
Sports game fans also have a variety of options for discounted Xbox One games, including Madden NFL 21 for $36 and NBA 2K21 for $30. Both of these will have Xbox Series X/S versions available, but whereas Madden's is a free upgrade (once it arrives in December), you'll need to buy a separate version (or more expensive bundle) of NBA 2K21 to get the next-gen edition, which is not included in this sale. The separate next-gen-only version of Madden will also be $70, making this a great chance to save. The free upgrade option will be available up until the next Madden releases, as it isn't part of the Smart Delivery program.
Other highlights include Star Wars: Squadrons for $24, Gears 5 for $10 (fresh off the release of its Series X/S enhancements and big free multiplayer update), and Titanfall 2 for $4. And if you somehow don't have Grand Theft Auto V yet, the Premium edition (with some bonus GTA Online content) is down to $15 ahead of the impending release of a new heist or Online expansion. Full next-gen upgrades come to the game next year.
While the sale is far too extensive to list everything, you can see a roundup of many of the notable deals below. Keep in mind that if you have Xbox Game Pass, you can get some of these games for no extra cost. Target has a great deal on it right now. However, some of the third-party games on the service will eventually leave, so buying them outright can still be a good idea.
- Control: Ultimate Edition -- $20 (
- Watch Dogs: Legion -- $40.19 (
- Assassin's Creed Valhalla + Watch Dogs: Legion -- $91.29 (
- Assassin's Creed Valhalla + Odyssey + Origins -- $80 (
- Marvel's Avengers -- $30 (
- Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice -- $39 (
- Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time -- $39 (
- Star Wars: Squadrons -- $24 (
- Red Ded Redemption 2 -- $27 (
- Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition -- $15 (
- Halo: The Master Chief Collection -- $26 (
- Mortal Kombat 11 -- $15 (
- Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Expansion -- $20 (
- Hitman 2 -- $12 (
- Spyro: The Reignited Trilogy -- $14 (
- NBA 2K21 (Xbox One edition) -- $30 (
- Madden NFL 21 -- $36 (
- Resident Evil 2 -- $16 (
- Kingdom Hearts III -- $18 (
- Dishonored: Definitive Edition -- $6 (
- Dishonored 2 -- $12 (
- Dishonored: Death of the Outsider -- $9 (
- Gears 5 -- $10 (
- Titanfall 2 -- $4 (
- XCOM 2 -- $15 (
Keep in mind that, even with Xbox One games, you may see benefits when playing on Xbox Series X/S. That can include dramatic improvements to load times and, depending on the game, improved frame rates and higher resolutions.
The Xbox Store sale runs until December 3. If you're open to buying physical games, be sure to check out our roundup of the best Xbox gaming deals.
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