Microsoft has announced some of the biggest deals for Black Friday; which includes savings on Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Game Pass, consoles, bundles, controllers, and more. Deals will be offered through the Microsoft online store, physical stores, and on Xbox or Windows 10 devices.

The console savings will begin November 18th with game, console, and hardware sales to follow starting on the 22nd for the general public. Xbox Live Gold members will have access to game sales starting November 15th.

Xbox Game Pass & Live Gold

Microsoft is offering the first month of Game Pass to new members only for $1 between November 10th,2018 and January 3rd, 2019. This offer includes free and discounted access to over 100 games from Xbox 360 and Xbox One on Xbox One.

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This $1 offer will also apply to Xbox Live Gold, for new members only, which grants online access and access to “Deals With Gold” which gives players 50-75% in savings for different Xbox titles every week.  November’s “Games With Gold” include Battlefield 1 and Assasin’s Creed. Between November 22nd through the 26th, anyone can purchase a 3-month subscription for 40% off.  Usually $24.99 every 3 months, it is offered at $9.99 for the first 3 months with this discount.

Console & Hardware Discounts

Anyone purchasing an Xbox One S, Xbox One X or Xbox Wireless controller will receive a digital token for Gears of War 4 free at participating retailers.

Discounts apply from November 18th through the 26th:

  • The 1 TB Xbox One X (normally $499) will be offered for $399.
  • The Xbox One S Minecraft Creators Bundle (normally $299) will be offered for $199.
  • Certain bundles will be $70 off. Forza Horizon 4 Bundle (normally $499) will be offered for $429, with other bundles TBA.


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Discounts apply from November 22nd through the 26th:

  • Select Xbox wireless controllers will be $20 off.
  • Any custom controllers order through the Xbox Design lab will be $10 off.
  • The Turtle Beach Stealth 300 Gaming Headset for Xbox One (usually $79.95) will be offered for $35 off at $44.95.

Saving on Games

Discounts from November 22nd to the 30th:

  • Forza Horizon 4 (Standard Edition now $59.99) for up to 35% off
  • Forza Motorsport 7 (Standard Edition now $49.99) for up to 50% off
  • State of Decay 2 (Standard Edition now $29.99) for 35% off
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (Standard Edition now $29.99) for 35% off
  • Sea of Thieves (Standard Edition now $59.99) for 50% off
  • Super Lucky’s Tale (Standard Edition now $19.99) for 35% off
  • Disneyland Adventures (Standard Edition now $19.99) for 35% off
  • Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure for (Standard Edition now $19.99) 35% off
  • Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection (Standard Edition now $19.99) for 35% off


For more Black Friday game sales and all the latest gaming news, previews, and reviews; check out Gaming Access Weekly.


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About me: Christine "smollbirb" Marten is a recent college grad that has been playing video games since she was gifted with her first NES console in 1999. Known as LuxAterna on Steam, she started as a games journalist in 2012 and has been writing about games and the industry since. In college, she acted as the president/clubmother for the gaming club, and hosted her own gaming radio show called SoundWave Games. When she is not gaming she can be seen cosplaying at conventions, working with non-profits that fundraise through video games (like Extra Life and Child's Play), acting as community manager for The Senpai Project, playing League of Legends with friends, or serenading passerbyers with her violin skills on the streets of NYC. She will literally play anything that is thrown at her (but please don't throw to hard she is smoll). She enjoys indie games and horror games especially, and her favorite series of all times is Kingdom Hearts. Her third love, after video games and violin, is puns. Although it is a dangerous life she makes them whenever she hears the opportunity to do so. Christine hopes to bring her own spin on storytelling to the GAW community as she continues to seek out whatever the world has to offer!