Xbox One bundles can be had at a slew of big name retailers, from GameStop to Walmart, and what the deals lack in variety they make up for in being $50 cheaper than last year.
Xbox One bundles are generally going for $250 this holiday shopping season, $50 off the regular price and $50 off the going price last holiday season. (Compare vs. 2015 Xbox Black Friday deals here.)
But not all the deals are exactly alike, and if you shop around, you’ll find some are a bit better when you take into account gift cards and other goodies thrown into the packages.
Kohl’s has one of the sweetest deals on the Xbox One S 500GB Minecraft console bundle, which costs $250 but also includes $75 in Kohl’s cash to spend later. The deal is available starting at 1pm Friday in stores and online.
Target comes close to this by offering the Xbox One S 500GB Battlefield 1 bundle with a $40 gift card.
Dell has quite the competitive offer too: An Xbox One S 500GB Battlefield 1 bundle, plus Gears of War 4 and an extra controller. Doorbuster deal available exclusively online, while supplies last, beginning at 9pm on Thanksgiving.
GameStop won’t save you any extra money than the other retailers on the Xbox One S 500GB Games of War 4 bundle, which it is selling for $250. But you can get what it describes as an exclusive blue console and controller (Microsoft has actually branched out beyond black and white systems with a variety of limited edition colors).
One mystery is exactly what Microsoft itself will offer, though a leaked preview of its Black Friday ad shows the company knocking the standard $50 off a bundle, but also tossing in a $25 gift code. Microsoft starts Black Friday offers first thing online on Thanksgiving Day.
These retailers are also offering Xbox One bundles at $250:
*Walmart: Xbox One S White 500GB Battlefield bundle
*Best Buy: Xbox One S 500GB Minecraft Favorites Console bundle or other Xbox bundles
*Costco: Xbox One S 500GB Minecraft Bundle. The Xbox bundle includes the Minecraft Favorites pack.
You might want one of these too: Dollar General is offering half off a 3-month Microsoft Xbox Live Gold membership card ($25).