The Xbox Series S is being heavily discounted in the UK for Black Friday 2022, dropping as low as £189.99 at Smyths Toys and Amazon, with other retailers not too far behind.
Update: Microsoft, Very and Currys have all price matched Smyths Toys at £189.99
Following on from their $50 discount in North America, Microsoft has extended their Black Friday price drop to other regions, cutting the price in the UK from £249.99 to £209.99, but many places are going further than that. The best that we’ve see is with Smyths Toys and Amazon cutting the price to £189.99, slashing £60 off the MSRP, but many others are down to £199.99.
- Xbox Series S at Smyths Toys – £189.99
- Xbox Series S at Very.co.uk – £189.99
- Xbox Series S at Currys – £189.99
- Xbox Series S at Microsoft – £189.99
- Xbox Series S at Amazon – £189.99 (Out of stock)
- Xbox Series S at John Lewis – £199.99 (potential extra £10 off with code MYJL5OFF02 )
- Xbox Series S at Argos – £199.99
- Xbox Series S at Game – £199.99
Note: Be aware of additional postage costs at some retailers.
Additionally, Xbox Series controllers have been officially reduced to £39.99, with several retailers dropping that to £34.99, including Smyths Toys, Amazon, Game and Argos. This includes the white, black, blue, red, and ‘electric volt’ green versions of the controller.
This seems to be the main current gen console discount that we’re going to get for Black Friday 2022. Where we used to see Sony and Microsoft making big price cuts during the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 days, this year Sony has mainly cut prices on DualSense controllers, while Microsoft is only discounting their lower-powered console. The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are both holding their premium price, though there’s always a chance that retailers will put together promotional bundles and cut prices on them as we get to Black Friday itself later this week.
If you’re looking for an Xbox Series S, though, now is absolutely the time to buy one. Sony’s recent PS5 price hikes made getting a current gen PlayStation more expensive earlier this year, and Xbox boss Phil Spencer has hinted that Microsoft will be following suit in 2023, though they are holding their prices steady through the end of this year.
Though Black Friday isn’t until 25th November, the day after Thanksgiving in the US, everyone goes early with their sales these days. Here’s the big console companies with all their sales:
It’s almost tempting at that price. Although I need to resist that temptation with PSVR2 coming.
Wow, even cheaper than buying a used one!