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These are the best deals on Xbox consoles you’ll find this month

Update: Microsoft announced that it is ending production on Xbox One S All-Digital Edition consoles as well as the Xbox One X. These consoles are harder than ever to find in stock these days, but now is the time to grab one if you don’t want to miss the opportunity — even if it’s from a reseller.

Finding an Xbox One deal or bundle is not hard these days, but how do you know when you’ve found one that’s worth your time (and money)? With all the different models and bundle options out there, especially with Black Friday just around the corner, finding a great deal can be a tad bit overwhelming. Luckily, the guide below will help you make an informed choice on which model to buy and where to purchase it.

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While you’ll usually have the option of picking up an Xbox One S or Xbox One X console on its own, the better deals generally reach the bundled options — in part because retailers seek to get rid of consoles bundled with games which are no longer new or that gamers are avoiding. For instance, last year, there were some great deals to be had on the Xbox One X with Fallout 76. Finding an amazing deal usually comes down to being in the right place at the right time.

Here’s a breakdown of current Xbox One console deals and prices.

Rather than having to search all the various retailers like Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and GameStop yourself, we’ve scoured them all for you and created the following guide to the best Xbox One deals, discounts, and bundles available right now.

Best Cheap Xbox One S All-Digital Deals

While the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is generally the most affordable Xbox model these days, it’s unlike any that’s come before it and may end up increasing the cost you spend on games. That’s because, just like its name suggests, this Xbox One console can only play digital video games. That’s not so fun for anyone who already has a collection of physical Xbox One games or anyone who likes to buy used games. However, if you have an Xbox Game Pass membership or if you’re subscribed to Game Pass Ultimate, you won’t have to worry too much about spending on digital games. With your membership, you can play over 100 digital Xbox One and Xbox 360 games whenever you’d like.

Microsoft just announced that it will no longer be producing models of the Xbox One S All-Digital console. That means it’s unlikely we’ll see any great deals on it from trusted retailers, so grab one now if you don’t want to miss out!

The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition has been hard to find for most of 2020, but right now, you can pick up the console refurbished at GameStop and save $50 off its original price.

$199.99 at GameStop

While the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition can’t be found in new condition at any major retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, or Walmart currently, you can still pick one up at eBay if you’re willing to pay a bit more to a reseller for one.

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Best Cheap Xbox One S Deals

The Xbox One S is the most affordable traditional Xbox One console available. Though it’s not as inexpensive as the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, this model can read physical video game discs. One of the downsides of choosing the All-Digital Edition is losing the ability to play any Xbox One game you might already own physically. Considering how easier it is to find deals on physical games compared to digital ones, you’ll be saving more money in the long run by having the option of playing physical or digital games.

Best Cheap Xbox One X Deals

The Xbox One X is designed to perfectly complement any 4K home theater setup, with the ability to stream in 4K and even play 4K UHD discs. When you’re not gaming, you can use it as a streaming media player and watch services like Netflix and Hulu. The console was originally priced at $500 but later received a permanent discount to $399.99. Finding deals to bring the console’s price lower than that aren’t too uncommon, though you’ll have to keep your eyes peeled if you want to snag a great deal.

Microsoft just announced that the Xbox One X will no longer be produced as we move into the next era of modern gaming. That means the stock will become increasingly difficult to find, and if you’re interested in this specific model, now is the time to buy.

Save on the Xbox One X 1TB console by picking up this refurbished console at GameStop. Today’s deal saves you $30 off the console’s regular price and is one of the only ways to get your hands on one for less than $400.

$369.99 at GameStop

Walmart has the refurbished Xbox One X only available in this limited-time bundle. You’ll score the refurb 1TB console along with a bonus controller or a 3-month Game Pass Ultimate subscription. Click ‘Edit Bundle’ to switch your selection.

$449.87 at Walmart

Xbox One Price Tracking

It probably goes without saying, but the best time to find a deal on an Xbox console is during the holidays. While we’re in the middle of the year, it can be a bit more difficult to find discounts that are worth snagging. With these consoles, it’s best not to worry too much about the lowest price they’ve ever reached; most of those deals were very limited and only lasted for a few days max. If you’re hoping to wait until one reaches a new low price, you might be waiting until Prime Day or Black Friday comes.

It’s not uncommon to see the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition on sale between $220 and $250 when it’s available, while the standard Xbox One S is more likely to be found priced around $250 and $300. Any sales you see below those prices are truly worthwhile deals. Meanwhile, the Xbox One X’s price fluctuates a bit more, though it’s common to see bundles on sale between $350 and $400 and to rise as high as $500.

Xbox One S vs Xbox One X vs All-Digital Edition: Which should you buy?

This question really comes down to how you like to play video games. If you already have a collection of physical Xbox One games which you intend to keep playing, the Xbox One X is for you. You’ll score an enhanced console that supports 4K streaming and can play both physical and digital games. Its discounted price is not so far from the price of the more affordable models, either.

On the other hand, if you can live with only playing digital games, the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is a great choice. You might not find as many sales on digital games, but with an Xbox Game Pass or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership, you’ll have access to play over 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games whenever you want. Plus, new games are added to the service all the time.

The Xbox One S gives you the best of both worlds. It’s affordable while not removing your ability to play physical games. Considering how cheap used games become, this might be a no-brainer if you regularly purchase pre-owned titles. You’ll have a hard time finding similar discounts on any digital games.

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This post was written by Jared DiPane and was first posted to WindowsCentral

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