Having knocked $50 off the price of the console in the US and $60 off in Canada, Microsoft has cut the Xbox Series S price by £60 in the UK, from £249.99 to £189.99.
Microsoft’s Black Friday offers are now live until November 28, and the £189.99 Xbox Series S deal is being matched by Amazon.
Microsoft's UK Black Friday hardware / peripheral deals
Xbox Series S
Xbox Wireless Controller – Carbon Black
Xbox Wireless Controller – Robot White
Xbox Wireless Controller - Pulse Red
Xbox Wireless Controller – Shock Blue
And the platform holder said its Black Friday sale includes up to 75% off games. Discounted first-party titles include (only prices for UK readers are discounted):
Microsoft's UK Black Friday game deals
Halo Infinite (Xbox/PC)
Age of Empires IV: Anniversary Edition – Windows Digital Code
Forza Horizon 5 Standard (Xbox/PC)
Sea of Thieves Standard (Xbox/PC)
Minecraft Dungeons: Ultimate Edition (Xbox)
The Series S price drop, while temporary, may lead to further comparisons with the PlayStation 5, which in August received a price increase in most of the world (with the US being a notable exception).
However, Microsoft‘s head of gaming Phil Spencer then suggested last month that Xbox consoles, games and/or subscriptions may increase in price in the future.
“I think at some point we’ll have to raise the prices on certain things,” Spencer said at WSJ Tech Live, “but going into the holiday we thought it was important to maintain the prices.”
He added: “We’ve held price on our console, we’ve held price on games […] and our subscription. I don’t think we’ll be able to do that forever. I do think at some point we’ll have to raise some prices on certain things.”