Early Black Friday Xbox Series X deals: console, games, accessories, and more

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I mean, you need something to play your video games, right? You might as well play them on a beautiful OLED panel. This is my favorite panels. Colors will pop, spooky games will look awesome in the dark, and everything will look its best. Plus, it’s a 42-inch TV, not something ridiculous that will require you to have neck surgery at some point. A 42-inch screen is a good size so you can stay close and immersed in whatever you play.

The LG C2 series is one of LG’s latest OLED TVs with a better design, faster processor and more. It offers huge support for turning your living room into a home theater with Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, and even a Filmmaker Mode that lets you see your favorite movies the way the director intended. Moreover, for gaming, it has features like FreeSync Premium, G-Sync compatibility, 4K resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and more.

The $100 VISA card arrives about two to four weeks after your purchase, but then you can use it pretty much however you want. You won’t be limited to BuyDig with. Buy a new game or invest in audio upgrades for your Xbox or whatever you want.

Screenshot of the Elden Ring

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Let’s talk about video games. It wouldn’t really be a great Xbox blog if we didn’t. The truth is, Game Pass is the best gaming deal. You can play all the games you want and you don’t pay close to the cost of an actual game to do so. Many of the best games are also on Game Pass, especially first-party titles from Xbox.

However, you don’t always know which games are going to stay on Xbox. Much like Netflix or another streaming service, “inventory” changes a lot. Especially for long-running games like Elden Ring or Cyberpunk that could keep you entertained for months, you might want to own them alone so you never lose access. If you’ve never played Cyberpunk 2077 before, or haven’t been back in a while, I recommend giving it another shot. Considering it costs less than $20 at Walmart, the game really pays off in terms of value.

You can always check Amazon for more video game discounts. Amazon is usually on top of the latest prices.

Govee LED Strip Lights

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I wouldn’t say this is specifically an Xbox Series X offering, but you shouldn’t underestimate the power of bias lighting through a light strip or light bars like this to create the ‘vibe. You can sync these lights with the games you play or whatever you do. They can wrap around the back of a monitor or TV and can be adjusted to suit your screen size. It really adds a little something to your setup when playing with properly configured LEDs. And Govee has established itself as a quality company in this niche.

What you get with the DreamView G1 Pro kit is a 55-inch LED light strip, two 17-inch light bars with a camera, smart home features, music syncing, and more. You can read all about this kit in our review talking about the good and the bad and how immersive it can be for your gameplay.

Refurbished Xbox Series X

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Look, chances are we’re not going to see a lot of direct Xbox Series X price discounts, even for Black Friday. I mean, PlayStation prices are going up* so just thank our lucky stars Microsoft has yet to follow suit (and has already said it has no plans to). That being said, there are things you can do. We’re sure to see bundles that could include free games or additional controllers.

And you can still via the Microsoft store and get a refurbished Xbox Series X at a discount. Save $30 on the cost of a new one and still get a console guaranteed to be quality from Microsoft. The company examines, repairs, tests and cleans every refurbished unit. Plus, it even comes with a 12-month warranty so you’re covered for a long time to ensure it’s in great working order.

Xbox Elite Series 2

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A few weeks ago, we shared a deal with GameStop as the company dropped the price of the Elite Series 2 and several other retailers, including Amazon and Microsoft, matched the drop. Well, here we are in the middle of Walmart’s Black Friday Deals for Days event and the Elite Series 2 is now even lower than that offer. This drop isn’t the *absolute* lowest we’ve seen, but it’s certainly a significant discount if you’re interested in Microsoft’s much more expensive controller.

Of course, it’s expensive for a reason. It is a fully customizable controller that lets you adjust every hardware element like thumbsticks and paddles. You can use the Xbox Accessories app to really tweak things like the accent curve controls and get absolutely perfect gameplay. It has a long-lasting battery that lasts up to 40 hours so your gaming sessions are never interrupted.

Astro A40 TR X-Edition Helmet

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The Astro A40 TR headset looks fantastic, and the X-Edition with its unique, crisp color and design is perfect for anyone wanting a new gaming headset this holiday season. It looks great, sounds better and will last a long time. It even has the ability to be modified with a separately purchased mod kit which is cool and essential for traveling gamers if you prefer a closed back design instead of the default open back which can be less noise isolating .

The A40 TR also features a unidirectional mic that can focus your voice and minimize your game sound. It’s swappable so you can mount it wherever you want. It has customizable speaker labels, and Astro even promises low carbon impact with this product and its packaging if that’s important to you.

Xbox Seagate 1TB Expansion

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The first thing to really love about this 1TB SSD is how small it is. If you have your Xbox in a cabinet or with its back against a wall, you won’t have to adjust it much for this drive to fit. Once it’s there, you can set it and forget it. Simply use it to keep all your favorite games close at hand.

Although manufactured by Seagate, the card was designed in partnership with Xbox so it works seamlessly with Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X. It even replicates the Xbox Velocity Architecture to ensure you get fast load times with all your games, even older games thanks to backward compatibility. You’ll also be able to switch between games on the console’s internal SSD or this one quite easily.

Xbox Series S bundle

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There was a time when just being able to find the Xbox Series X or S in stock was pretty big news. This is still quite often the case as you cannot find it at some retailers. Walmart seems to have plenty of them, though, and this bundle actually saves you $20 off the normal Xbox Series S price while also giving you extra in-game currency and downloadable content for Fortnite video games and Rocket League. Hard to argue with that.

Dora W. Clawson