Joining retailers like Target, Walmart, and Best Buy, Microsoft has pulled the trigger early and announced many of the deals that will be available through the Microsoft Store on Black Friday 2018. While the official date for the shopping holiday is November 23, Black Friday prices begin online at 12 AM ET November 22 / 9 PM PT November 21.
What kind of deals will we see? For starters, you’ll be able to save money on Xbox One consoles. The Xbox One S Minecraft Creators Bundle will be $100 off, bringing it down to $200. If you have a 4K TV or plan to get one soon, you might be better off picking up an Xbox One X for $400 (also $100 off). Xbox One X and S bundles will be $70 off; these include pack-in games like Battlefield V, Fallout 76, NBA 2K19, and more.
If you’re in the market for services and you’re not already a member, you can get a one-month membership to Xbox Game Pass for $1; that deal is actually live now and will continue through Black Friday. Xbox Game Pass lets you download and play a selection of over 100 games, including all games recently published by Microsoft, like Sea of Thieves and Forza Horizon 4. Starting November 15, new members can get a month’s worth of Xbox Live Gold for $1 as well.
Starting on November 22, you can save $10 off Xbox Design Lab wireless controllers, whose color combinations you can design yourself. If you’re fine with the pre-made Xbox One controller designs, you’ll be able to pick those up for $20 off (including Elite Xbox One controllers).
No individual game discounts have been announced yet, but we’ve been assured we’ll see price drops on at least a few games on Black Friday. You can see more items in Microsoft’s Black Friday sneak peek, or check out all of the Black Friday deals announced so far.