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- Microsoft‘s newest consoles, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, are still super popular and hard to find in stores.
- Though consoles are hard to find, you can often find discounts on accessories and games.
- Below, we’ve compiled the best deals on Xbox consoles, games, accessories, and subscriptions.
Deals on Xbox consoles have been few and far between with Microsoft’s new video game consoles, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, in high demand.
While newly released Xbox games will continue to work on Xbox One consoles for years to come, Microsoft has discontinued its older models in favor of the $500 Series X and $300 Series S.
The good news is that new Xbox games will continue to work on both the new Series S|X and older Xbox Ones, and gamers who already have a collection of Xbox One games can bring their collection to the next-gen consoles. Controllers designed for Xbox One will work with Xbox Series S|X consoles too.
We’ve collected the best deals on Xbox consoles, games, subscriptions, and accessories below. These should come in handy whether you’re an Xbox One owner looking forward to the Series X, looking for games to add to your Series S|X library, or picking up your first video game console.
Here are the best Xbox deals for July 2021:
Due to high demand, stock for all Xbox consoles remains low at many retailers, especially for the $500 Xbox Series X. Xbox One consoles may still be available at some retailers, but we recommend buying a refurbished Xbox One or the $300 Xbox Series S rather than investing extra money in aging hardware.
Xbox consoles are capable media devices too, with robust support for streaming apps, 4K resolution, and a digital storefront for movies and shows. Keep in mind that the Xbox Series S doesn’t have a disc-drive, so if you want Blu-Ray disc playback, you’ll have to opt for the Series X or an Xbox One.
- Pre-Owned Xbox One S, $279.99 ($299.99 new) at GameStop [You save $20 buying pre-owned]
Best deals on Xbox games
There are thousands of games available for Xbox, and they’re all designed to work across the Xbox Series S|X and Xbox One family of devices thanks to a feature called smart delivery.
Digital games are available through the Microsoft Store, which offers sales on a regular basis, as well as from other digital retailers like Amazon or Gamefly. We’ve collected some of the better recent sales, including major titles like The Sims 4, Battlefield 5, and Madden NFL 21.
Whether you purchase a digital or physical copy of an Xbox One game, you can still use it on an Xbox Series X if you choose to upgrade, though some games purchased for the X|S won’t work on the Xbox One, so check before you buy.
Below, we’ve selected some of the best games on sale right now.
Best Xbox controller deals
The Xbox controller has become the standard in gaming thanks to its compatibility with Windows, Android, and Apple devices. Newer versions of the Xbox controller support Bluetooth, making it easy to connect to your computer or phone.
The standard Xbox controller uses AA batteries, but Microsoft has released a $25 rechargeable battery pack that allows you to charge the newest Xbox controllers via USB-C. Xbox controllers are universal, so they’ll work whether they’re connected to the Xbox Series S|X or the Xbox One, and you won’t have to buy new ones if you upgrade to a next-gen console.
Microsoft also makes a premium Xbox One gamepad, the $180 Xbox Elite controller. The Elite series offers some notable improvements, like a rechargeable battery with 40 hours of playtime, four rear paddle buttons for extra control, customizable thumbsticks, and a rubber grip.
Best Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass deals
Xbox Live Gold is a subscription service that’s required for online play with nearly all Xbox One games. The subscription also offers free games each month that remain available as long as the Xbox Live Gold subscription is active.
If you’re already an Xbox Live Gold subscriber, buying a discounted membership will add time to the length of your current subscription.
Meanwhile, Xbox Game Pass is a subscription gaming service that lets you download hundreds of games to your Xbox One or Windows PC. The service costs $5 a month on PC or $10 a month on Xbox One. New Game Pass subscribers will only pay $1 for their first month thanks to an ongoing promotion.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate includes an Xbox Live Gold subscription and will give you access to Game Pass on both PC, Xbox, and Android devices for a regular price of $15 per month.