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Xbox Series S Has Gotten a Substantial Holiday Price Cut from Microsoft

For Black Friday and the broader Christmas holiday season in 2022, Microsoft has given Xbox Series S a price cut of $50 in the US, plus more deals.

Black Friday and the rest of the 2022 holiday season is here, and with it, Xbox Series S is receiving a price cut in the US and Canada of $50. (More regions will receive “additional holiday offers” soon.) It typically retails for $299.99, so this brings its price down to $249.99. That means it costs $50 less than a standard Nintendo Switch, $150 less than a PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, and a whopping $250 less than a standard PlayStation 5.

Xbox Series S is the smaller, cheaper, and less powerful version of Microsoft’s current-gen tech, with its larger, more expensive counterpart being the $500 Xbox Series X. Aside from offering buyers a slightly downgraded visual experience when compared to the latter, Xbox Series S is an all-digital console. That means you can’t put any physical game discs in it if you jump on that $250 deal. While you won’t be able to physically pop in the latest Call of Duty though, the Xbox Series S is great for players who don’t like to hoard discs around their house, and it’s really convenient for Xbox Game Pass subscribers.

In addition to the Xbox Series S price cut, Xbox Wire has detailed more deals for Black Friday and the holiday season (which includes a huge list of games currently on sale digitally):

  • Save up to 30% on select gaming accessories
  • Save up to 67% on hundreds of digital games
  • Save up to 50% on select games from Xbox Game Studios
  • Save up to 70% on select PC digital games

You can find Xbox Series S with its $50 holiday price cut on the Microsoft Store and participating retailers in the US. Microsoft did not clarify how long the deal will be available, so if you’ve been in the market for a new Xbox console, you might want to jump on this quickly.

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