It so happens that this year the Black Friday comes right after the release of Xbox Series X/S, the latest incarnation of Microsoft’s console, and with it a new generation of quality of life and graphics for every Xbox fan. With two generations of Xbox now thriving on the market, and G2A Black Friday sale around the corner, it’s a good time to get some fancy gadgets and games to make the most out of this situation!

Microsoft’s consoles live In a great synergy, and with systems like Game Pass and Xbox Play Anywhere you can enjoy a game on your PC one moment and then move to your couch, fire up your Xbox, and pick where you left off. Xbox Series X/S features several exciting features which makes playing games on it an easily accessible spectacle. Thanks to full support for 4k resolution and ray tracing, Xbox games get to look better than ever, while the SSD and the Quick Resume makes sure you’ll never wait long before you can start playing.

Xbox Electronics Black Friday [2020]
*Price and discount date check 11/26/2020
GameDiscountRelease date
Microsoft XBOX One S 1TB White Microsoft XBOX One S 1TB – White 7% $296.36
Microsoft XBOX One X 1 TB Gold Rush Special Edition Black Microsoft XBOX One X 1 TB – Gold Rush Special Edition – Black 17% $392.37
Microsoft Xbox One S 1TB + StarWars Jedi Fallen Order White Microsoft Xbox One S 1TB + StarWars Jedi: Fallen Order – White 21% $282.06
Microsoft Xbox One X 1TB USK 18 + Gear 5 + GoW Collection Microsoft Xbox One X 1TB USK 18 + Gear 5 + GoW Collection 30% $371.14
Xbox One Bluetooth Wireless Microsoft Controller - box Xbox One Bluetooth Wireless Microsoft Controller - $83.48
Microsoft Xbox360 Dual Shock Remote Gamepad Bluetooth Microsoft Xbox360 Dual Shock Remote Gamepad Bluetooth Wireless - $35.76

It’s also going to be the best way to enjoy many of the upcoming games. Of course Xbox One has merits as well: it has a massive library and will keep getting new games for a while yet, and thanks to the new generation being here already, it’s only going to get cheaper. Better yet if the Xbox One games you buy have the “Smart Delivery” option you’ll get their upgraded version for free when you switch to Series X/S!

Xbox Subscriptions

There two excellent subscription programs available for Xbox users: Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass. Xbox Live Gold is your gateway to the full range of user perks. That includes full access to multiplayer features and new communication options, including private chats. There are also more community perks, such as being able to easily record and share cool moments from your gameplay. The big thing about Live Gold sub is the Games with Gold offer, giving you access to a gallery of free games for as long as your subscription lasts. It’s a fantastic way to get new games, but it’s limited to your Xbox console. Game Pass isn’t.

Xbox Live Cyber Monday & Black Friday Sales [2020]
*Price and discount date check 11/24/2020
NameTypeDiscountPrice
$10 xbox gift card XBOX Live Gift Card 10 USD (US) Card 16% $9.90
xbox gift card $100 usd XBOX Live Gift Card 100 USD (US) Card 20% $93.76
$50 xbox gift card XBOX Live Gift Card 50 USD (US) Card 10% $53.30
xbox gift card 10€ XBOX Live Gift Card 10 EUR (EU) Card - $11.31
100€ xbox gift card XBOX Live Gift Card 100 EUR (EU) Card 7% $109.83
15€ xbox gift card XBOX Live Gift Card 15 EUR (EU) Card - $17.59
75€ xbox gift card XBOX Live Gift Card 75 EUR (EU) Card - $87.96
xbox gift card 50€ XBOX Live Gift Card 50 EUR (EU) Card - $60.69
Xbox Game Pass Trial 30 Days box cover Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One 30 Days Trial Subscription 66% $3.96
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 3 Months Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 1 Month (Xbox Live) Subscription - $15.06
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 3 Months Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 3 Months (Xbox Live) Subscription - $40.68
Xbox Live GOLD 1 Month Xbox Live GOLD Subscription Card 1 Month Subscription - $12.83
Xbox Live GOLD 12 Months Xbox Live GOLD Subscription Card 12 Months (EU) Subscription 11% $63.13
xbox live gold 12 months subscription Xbox Live GOLD Subscription Card 12 Months Subscription 10% $63.42
Assassin's Creed Valhalla Standard Edition Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla | Standard Edition (Xbox Series X) (Xbox Live) Game 11% $62.64
Assassin's Creed Odyssey Standard Edition Xbox Live Assassin’s Creed Odyssey | Standard Edition (Xbox Live) Game 73% $22.25
Call of Duty Black Ops III Digital Deluxe Edition Call of Duty: Black Ops III Digital Deluxe Edition (Xbox Live) Game 37% $74.29
Forza Horizon 4 Standard Edition Forza Horizon 4 Standard Edition (Xbox Live) Game 37% $51.88
Halo The Master Chief Collection Halo: The Master Chief Collection (Xbox Live) Game 64% $12.74
Grand Theft Auto V Xbox Live Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox Live) Game 45% $19.23

Game Pass is a service that gives subscribers access to more than 100 fantastic games, including hot releases and some classics, and you can enjoy many of them whether you play on a Windows 10 PC or console. The library of available games expands all the time, and you get cool discounts if you want to keep certain games even after you end the subscription.

Xbox games worth paying attention to

Many exciting games for XSX are still deep in development, such as Avowed, an action RPG sharing its setting with Pillars of Eternity, or a revival of the Fable franchise., and little is known about what they are exactly going to be like and when they are going to come out. But there are also a few known games which should give you enough reason to consider getting a Series X/S, be it to play them at all, or to get the best of what they have to offer.

Xbox Games Cyber Monday & Black Friday Sales [2020]
*Price and discount date check 11/25/2020
GameGenreRelease date
The Medium Xbox One (Xbox Live) (US) Psychological horror Dec 2020 $48.48
Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox One (Xbox Live) (US) Action-adventure Dec 10, 2020 $57.65 (-19%)
Gears 5 box cover Gears 5 Xbox One / Windows 10 (Xbox Live) Third-person shooter Sep 10, 2019 $22.15 (-73%)
anthem xbox live box cover Anthem Xbox Live Action role-playing, shooter Jan 25, 2019 $20.11 (-75%)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey Gold Edition Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Gold Edition (Xbox Live) Action role-playing Oct 2, 2018 $34.43
Assassin's Creed Odyssey Ultimate Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Ultimate (Xbox Live) Action role-playing Oct 2, 2018 $41.77
Assassin's Creed Odyssey Standard Edition Xbox Live Assassin’s Creed Odyssey | Standard Edition (Xbox Live) Action role-playing Oct 2, 2018 $28.14 (-66%)
Assassin's Creed Origins Assassin’s Creed Origins (Xbox Live) Action-adventure Oct 27, 2017 $18.66 (-77%)
Assassin's Creed Unity Assassin’s Creed Unity (Xbox Live) Action-adventure Nov 11, 2014 $3.31 (-90%)
Assassin's Creed Valhalla Standard Edition Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla | Standard Edition (Xbox Series X) (Xbox Live) Action role-playing Nov 10, 2020 $60.30 (-15%)
Call of Duty Black Ops III Digital Deluxe Edition Call of Duty: Black Ops III Digital Deluxe Edition (Xbox Live) First-person shooter Aug 19, 2015 $83.11 (-30%)
EA SPORTS FIFA 21 Xbox Live EA SPORTS FIFA 21 (Xbox Live) Sport Oct 5, 2020 $41.14 (-42%)
EA Sports UFC 4 EA Sports UFC 4 (Xbox Live) Fighting Feb 2, 2018 $50.52 (-29%)
Forza Horizon 3 Forza Horizon 3 (Xbox Live) Racing Sep 27, 2016 $33.06 (-7%)
Forza Horizon 4 Standard Edition Forza Horizon 4 Standard Edition (Xbox Live) Racing Sep 28, 2018 $55.92 (-33%)
Forza Motorsport 7 Forza Motorsport 7 (Xbox Live) Racing Oct 3, 2017 $30.94 (-35%)
Grand Theft Auto V Xbox Live Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox Live) Action-adventure Sep 17, 2013 $24.97 (-30%)
Halo The Master Chief Collection Halo: The Master Chief Collection (Xbox Live) First-person shooter Nov 11, 2014 $34.43
immortals fenyx rising cover Immortals Fenyx Rising (Xbox Live) Action-adventure 2020 $57.10 (-20%)
Red Dead Redemption 2 Xbox Live Red Dead Redemption 2 (Xbox Live) Action-adventure Oct 26, 2018 $55.25 (-33%)
Red Dead Redemption 2 Ultimate Edition Red Dead Redemption 2 Ultimate Edition (Xbox Live) Action-adventure Oct 26, 2018 $52.55 (-55%)
Sea of Thieves Sea of Thieves (Xbox Live) Action-adventure Apr 20, 2017 $39.31 (-34%)
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order Deluxe Edition Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Deluxe Edition (Xbox Live) Action-adventure Nov 15, 2019 $41.00 (-57%)
The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Special Edition The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition (Xbox Live) Action role-playing Oct 28, 2016 $24.22 (-49%)
JUMP FORCE Xbox Live box cover JUMP FORCE Xbox Live Fighting Feb 15, 2019 $36.22 (-49%)
metro exodus xbox live box cover Metro Exodus Xbox Live First-person shooter Feb 15, 2019 $38.98 (-53%)
Minecraft: Dungeons Xbox Live Dungeon crawler May 26, 2020 $22.01 (-7%)
kingdom hearts 3 box cover Kingdom Hearts III Xbox Live Action role-playing Jan 25, 2019 $28.12 (-66%)
RAGE 2 Xbox Live box cover RAGE 2 Xbox Live First-person shooter May 14, 2019 $31.86 (-61%)
Resident Evil 2 Remake Xbox Live cover box Resident Evil 2 Remake Xbox Live Survival Horror Jan 25, 2019 $32.90 (-54%)
the-division-2-xbox-box-cover Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Xbox Live Action RPG Mar 15, 2019 $13.97 (-83%)
NHL 20 Standard Edition XBOX LIVE box cover NHL 20 Standard Edition XBOX LIVE Sport Sep 13, 2019 $49.75
Madden NFL 20 Standard Edition XBOX LIVE box cover Madden NFL 20 Standard Edition XBOX LIVE Sport Aug 2, 2019 $36.73 (-48%)
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 3 Months Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 1 Month (Xbox Live) - Jun 1, 2017 $16.58
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 3 Months Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 3 Months (Xbox Live) - Jun 1, 2017 $40.89
call-of-duty-black-ops-cold-war-xbox-one Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War Xbox One (Xbox Live) (US) First-person shooter Nov 13, 2020 $59.63 (-16%)

The Medium

Bloober Team’s upcoming horror game, scheduled for a January 2021 release, is going to be an Xbox Series X/S and Microsoft Windows exclusive. One of the coolest features of The Medium is the way it presents its world to the players. As the main character is a medium who can see both the material and spiritual world, the game renders them for you side by side, at the same time. This way you can interact with a physical object and their spiritual representations as necessary in order to solve environmental puzzles and piece together the mystery of a certain holiday resort. It’s definitely a game you should keep an eye on if you’re a fan of horror’s and Bloober’s previous works.

Halo Infinite

The Halo series has originated on the first Xbox, and has since been one of the flagship titles for Microsoft’s console. It’s no surprise that Xbox Series X/S is going to have its own entry, in the form of Halo Infinite. What can you expect? The Master Chief is back in action, for one, and he’s going to fight the Banished, a Covenant splinter faction introduced in Halo Wars 2. John-117 got some new toys to play with, including some enhancements to his mobility options. It’s not scheduled for any specific date at the time of writing, but you definitely should follow the news about it.

Cyberpunk 2077

This RPG from the creators of The Witcher 3 is one of the hottest releases of 2020, and much anticipated by thousands of players hungry for CDPR’s new game. You’re going to play the role of V, an up-and-coming mercenary hoping to make a big buck in the underground of a futuristic city. Be it off-the-book ops for corporate sponsors, running errands for crime lords, or striking off on their (unlike Geralt V is customizable) own. Somewhere along the way V ends up with a hologram of famous rockerboy Jonny Silverhand in their head, and things get weird.

Gears 5

Although launched for Xbox One, Gears 5 is going to boast a noticeably improved version on Xbox Series X, with native 4k support, stable 60 fps, and many subtle and obvious graphical improvements. If you’re played Gears of War 4, but decided to skip 5 at the time, it’s great idea to try it out on XSX for the best version of the game, and if you already have it in your library you can play it on a new XSX with no additional cost. As for the game itself, it follows up on the threads uncovered in GoW4 and follows the journey of Cait Diaz