Waiting for some Black Friday deals on Xbox One X bundles? Don't hold your breath, as Microsoft's chief of Xbox Games Marketing Aaron Greenberg just said there aren't any in plan.
The holiday may have gotten a shade darker for some, but there's always next year — or even better, some alternatives around the market, such as bargains for the Xbox One S, PlayStation 4, and even Nintendo stuff.
Black Friday Xbox One X Bundles? Nope
First things first, Twitter user "No more pony" or @Nomorepony2 asked Greenberg whether or not Microsoft is going to roll out some sweet Black Friday deals on Xbox One X bundles. However, all he got in reply was a confirmation that there won't be any.
We are not planning any bundles with the X this holiday.
— Aaron Greenberg (@aarongreenberg) November 10, 2017
You'd think that the company would make the most out of the consumers' shopping spirit this holiday by offering the console packaged with a game or extra controller at a price that's hard to refuse, but it's not.
Other Black Friday Deals To Consider
Retailers across the nation will definitely put the Xbox One S up with discounted prices, and it's only a matter of time before you'd come across the best bargain for you. That said, it's worth noting that Target is shaving $90 off the 500 GB Xbox One S, bringing the price down from $279.99 to $189.99, not to mention it's going to come with a $25 gift card too.
Now Sony already took the wraps off its Black Friday deals on the PS4 and PlayStation VR. Notably, there's the PS4 Slim for $199.99, the PSVR Gran Turismo Sport bundle for $299.99, and the PSVR Skyrim VR bundle for $349.99.
Meanwhile, Nintendo revealed what it's bringing to the table pretty early, particularly The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Explorer's Edition and a Link green 2DS. The list goes on to include a white and red 2DS with New Super Smash Bros. preloaded, a white and orange New 2DS XL, the Poké Ball Edition New 2DS XL, and a special edition of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and a matching Switch Pro Controller themed after the game to boot.
If your heart is really set on an Xbox One X bundle this Black Friday, then you can turn to eBay. At that, there's a deal for the console that comes with a copy of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands for $499.99 going on at the time of this writing. Sure, you're paying full price for the Xbox One X, but you're essentially getting a free game out of it.