Right now, you can pick up the Xbox Series S (opens in new tab) for its lowest ever price in, arguably, the best Black Friday gaming deal we’ve seen in a long time. Not just because of the price, but because of how many amazing games you’re going to be getting over the next few years.
In fact, seeing a current gen console this cheap gave me flashbacks of the Nintendo Wii, in terms of it being a cheap system with tons of potential. And given rumors that the price may be going up in the new year, this is the perfect time to buy.
Why should you buy the Xbox Series S?
I’ve written loads about the Series S, from my one year review (and yes, at two years, it’s still fantastic), and how you can transform it into a great emulation machine. But I can boil down this question to two reasons: value for money and games.
Sure, it’s not as powerful when compared to the Xbox Series X, or the PS5. But with a similar architecture to its bigger brother — a 3.6-GHz AMD Zen 2-based processor with 10GB of RAM, a 4-teraflop AMD RDNA 2 GPU with 20 compute units, and 512GB of storage — it’s more than capable of playing all the same latest and greatest games.
And looking at what’s on the horizon for Xbox Game Pass, you’re going to be feasting hard throughout 2023 with the likes of Starfield, Forza Motorsport, Redfall and so much more. At the precipice of Xbox Game Studios bringing the heat, this is the perfect time to buy.
So whether you’re looking for the ultimate gaming gift, treating yourself to a new console, or you’ve always played Playstation (like me) and you want to dip your toes into Game Pass, this is the saving you’ve been waiting for.