Xbox One Deals (Black Friday 2018): Cheap Consoles And Games
By Jordan Ramée | @JMRamee on
Xbox One's Best Black Friday 2018 Deals
Turkey time is over, and Black Friday is technically over too, but there's still time to hunt down discounts and deals on everything from TVs to refrigerations to vacuums, and of course also games. Black Friday provides plenty of opportunities to save money on a new Xbox One console or games. The price drops can be found on online stores and major retailers, such as Best Buy, Target, and Walmart, so there's a load of options available.
In this gallery, we highlight the best deals for anything in regards to Xbox One. This includes the family of consoles, consisting of the Xbox One S and Xbox One X, as well games, both third-party and exclusives titles. For the most part, games are where you're going to find the most discounts, but the Xbox One S is also getting a price cut this Black Friday at plenty of locations too. If you don't see what you're looking for, read our list of every Xbox One deal being offered this Black Friday. And if you're an Xbox Live Gold member, Xbox Live's digital games sale is already live.
Specific pricing on some of these consoles and games fluctuate depending on where you choose to buy them from. We've listed all the discounted prices for each product, so you can plan ahead and have a back-up plan if your chosen retailer runs out of stock. We will update this gallery if additional deals become available.
Xbox One Console Deals
Both the Xbox One S and Xbox One X are on sale this Black Friday. On either console, you'll be able to play all Xbox One games, as well as select Xbox 360 titles. Unlike the original Xbox One, both the One S and One X can be stored horizontally or vertically if you have the right accessory.
The major difference between the One S and One X is how much smoother games run on the latter. The One X is the first and only Xbox console to render games natively in 4K. It also offers faster load times and enhanced framerates despite being smaller than the One S. To take full advantage of a One X, you'll want to invest in a 4K TV, which are also on sale this Black Friday.
- Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft Creators Bundle -- $200
- Xbox One X Gold Rush Special Edition Battlefield V Bundle + select controller -- $430
- Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft Creators Bundle + $20 Target Gift Card -- $200
- Xbox One S -- $70 off
Xbox One X -- $70 off (unconfirmed)
- Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft Creators Bundle -- $199
- Xbox One X -- $399
- Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft Creators Bundle + $60 Kohl's Cash -- $200
- Xbox One X 1TB PlayUnknown's Battlegrounds Bundle + $120 Kohl's Cash -- $400
Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft Creators Bundle + $50 GameSpot Gift Card -- $200
Xbox Game Pass Subscription
Xbox Game Pass has proven to be an excellent subscription service for anyone looking to play a majority of new games on Xbox One. Subscribing to Xbox Game Pass opens up a vast library of over 100 free Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles that's updated every month.
During Black Friday 2018, Best Buy is offering a fairly large discount on a 12-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass. At $70, that's a year's access to dozens of new games--such as Forza Horizon 4--as well as older classics like Mass Effect and Sunset Overdrive. For context, the 6-month Xbox Game Pass subscription is normally offered at $60, so if you take advantage of this Black Friday deal, you get twice as much time for only $10 more.
12-Month Subscription -- $70
1-Month Subscription -- $1
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
In our Assassin's Creed Odyssey review, Alessandro Fillari gave the game an 8/10, writing, "While its large-scale campaign--clocking in at over 50 hours--can occasionally be tiresome, and some features don't quite make the impact they should, Odyssey makes great strides in its massive and dynamic world, and it's a joy to venture out and leave your mark on its ever-changing setting."
Best Buy has the best deal on Ubisoft's new action role-playing game, but both Target and Walmart offer fairly substantial discounts as well.
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
In our Borderlands: The Handsome Collection review, Cameron Woolsey gave the game an 8/10, writing, "Let’s be clear: You don’t have to be Handsome Jack’s number-one fan to appreciate Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. But even if you’re not, you will still find an impressive archive, chock full of dozens upon dozens of hours of laughter and exciting combat."
Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4
In our Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 review, Kallie Plagge gave the game an 8/10, writing, "Blackout pushes Call of Duty in an entirely new direction, making use of aspects from both multiplayer and Zombies for a take on the battle royale genre that stands on its own. Sure, there isn't a traditional single-player campaign, but with the depth and breadth of what is there, Black Ops 4 doesn't need it."
Black Ops 4 hasn't been out for very long, but it's already making waves with its phenomenal Blackout battle royale mode. There's a $20 discount on Black Ops 4 at Walmart this Black Friday, and the game is on sale at Best Buy and Target too.
Destiny 2: Forsaken Legendary Collection
In our Destiny 2: Forsaken review, Kallie Plagge gave the expansion an 8/10, writing, "There is a lot to do in Forsaken, so much so that it can be difficult to see it all. That also means that, for the average player, this expansion has a much longer tail than previous iterations of Destiny 2."
Forsaken Legendary Collection includes Destiny 2, Expansion I: Curse of Osiris, Expansion II: Warmind, Forsaken, and a level 30 character boost. It's pretty much everything you need to catch up with other players, and Target is offering the entire collection for half the cost of a normal triple-A title.
Diablo 3: Eternal Collection
In our Diablo 3: Eternal Collection review, Mike Mahardy gave the game a 9/10, writing, "Diablo 3 is a game about long term goals accomplished in short, thrilling bursts. It's rewarding and subtle. It's flashy and boisterous."
Eternal Collection includes Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition and the Rise of the Necromancer expansion. That's dozens of hours of looting, and both Walmart and Best Buy are offering the collection at a third of its normal cost.
In our Doom review, Peter Brown gave the game an 8/10, writing, "But without a doubt, the loud and chaotic campaign is Doom's strongest component. It's straightforward and simple, but it serves its purpose: to thrust you into increasingly dire scenarios fueled by rage and the spirit of heavy metal. Many shooters chase the thrill Doom delivers, but few are as potent in their execution."
Doom may have been overshadowed by Overwatch in 2016, but it's still one of the best first-person shooters seen in recent years. With Doom's sequel scheduled for 2019, it's the perfect time to catch up with the first game. This Black Friday, Walmart is selling it for $12 and Target also has a discount that's nearly as good.
Dragon Ball FighterZ
In our Dragon Ball FighterZ review, Peter Brown gave the game a 9/10, writing, "FighterZ is complex and distinct enough to be enjoyed by fighting game competitors, but there's no question that it's been designed to tap into the hearts of Dragon Ball's most dedicated fans, and no doubt those same qualities will win people over who've never given the series a chance."
One of the best fighting games of 2018 is being sold at a fraction of its original cost at Walmart, Best Buy, and Target.
For Honor: Marching Fire Edition
In our For Honor review, Matt Espineli gave the game an 8/10, writing, "After slaying countless foes, it’s clear the impact For Honor's combat has had; its fundamental tenets of discipline and restraint are bestowed upon you permanently, forever changing the way you perceive a melee-combat encounter in a game."
The Marching Fire expansion adds a Chinese faction to For Honor, a brand-new army to confront the vikings, knights, and samurai of the original game.
Forza Horizon 4
In our Forza Horizon 4 review, Edmond Tran gave the game a 9/10, writing, "There's such a diverse range of activities stuffed into every corner of Horizon 4, and meaningful changes contribute to smart driving dynamics and a more consistent sense of achievement. Everything you do in Horizon feels valuable, no matter how big or small...."
Possibly the best racing game of 2018, Forza Horizon 4 is being offered half off this Black Friday at Best Buy.
Injustice 2: Legendary Edition
In our Injustice 2 review, Peter Brown gave the game a 9/10, writing, "With AI battles, online and local versus matches, the diverse and ever-changing Multiverse, and an impressive story mode, Injustice 2 offers numerous ways of engaging with its characters and testing your abilities without feeling repetitive."
The Legendary Edition of Injustice 2 includes every DLC fighter, which adds Power Girl, The Atom, Sub-Zero, John Stewart, Reverse Flash, Raiden, Black Lightning, Black Manta, Starfire, Hellboy, Red Hood, Darkseid, Enchantress, and all four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the game. It's normally offered for $60.
- $20 - Best Buy
- $20 - GameSpot
Middle-earth: Shadow Of War Definitive Edition
In our Middle-earth: Shadow of War review, Justin Haywald gave the game a 7/10, writing, "[Shadow of War] tries to be larger than its predecessor, there are more abilities, more weapons, more Orcs, yet it leaves you wanting less. But at its core, it's a fun experience with brilliant moments that provide fascinating insight into some of the untold stories of Middle-earth."
The Definitive Edition of Shadow of War fixes almost every major problem with the original game, removing a huge chunk of the game that promoted buying loot boxes and also streamlining parts of the story.
- $20 - Best Buy
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Gold Edition
In our Resident Evil 7: Biohazard review, Scott Buttersworth gave the game an 8/10, writing, "The boss fights may be slightly inconsistent and certain sections might drag after a while, but RE7 is still a remarkable success. It has a clear vision and executes it with impressive patience and precision."
At Walmart, you can buy the Gold Edition of Resident Evil 7--which includes all three of the game's DLC packs--for $17, which is only $5 more than the store's Black Friday deal of the standard edition of the game.
Rocket League: Ultimate Edition
In our Rocket League review, Miguel Concepcion gave the game a 9/10, writing, "The joy of Rocket League rests on the countless plans that are conceived and discarded every other second in any given match. Trying to predict where and how the ball will bounce next is a game within the game."
The Ultimate Edition of Rocket League includes four DLC packs, the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice bundle, and seven DLC battle-cars.
- $17 - Walmart
- $20 - Best Buy
- $20 - GameStop
Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus
In our Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus review, Kallie Plagge gave the game a 9/10, writing, "You're never given a chance between cutscenes, missions, and even downtime on the U-boat to lose sight of the Reich's cruelty. Wolfenstein's tense gameplay elevates this further by giving you the power to truly resist--and come out of each battle ready for another fight."
Chances are, you missed out on The New Colossus, which released the same day as Assassin's Creed Origins and Super Mario Odyssey. This Black Friday, Target is selling this hidden gem for a fourth of its original cost.