Let’s get excited about the next-gen consoles and see the Xbox Series X Black Friday deals for Thanksgiving 2020! This has been referred to in the media as the Xbox Two for some time since it will replace it with amazing new specs. We may even get Xbox Series S Black Friday deals for Project Lockhart (a slim downed lower priced version) as well. The new Xbox will be a huge seller during the holiday shopping season and Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals could be a bigger contributor to it as sales are announced for pre-orders and consoles throughout November.
JULY 1 UPDATE:
Xbox Series X Components
The reports are that it will have a custom AMD Zen 2 CPU, 12 TF RDNA 2.0 graphics card to support 4K gaming (8K read)and next-generation SSD hard drive for faster loads. It will be backwards compatible to support four generations of games including all Xbox One titles.
Xbox Series X Price
The first Xbox One and the Microsoft Xbox One X both launched with an initial price of $500. It is expected that the price of the Series X will not be lower than $500 and will probably be more expensive than the price at previous launches due to the stronger specifications. Microsoft is calling it their fastest, most powerful console ever. At the same time. Microsoft is also trying to make the Xbox Series X more affordable, according to the head of Xbox at Microsoft. The rumors are that Series X pricing will be revealed in August. Games Radar has estimated that pricing based on the components would lead to a price of $450 – $500.
How much will the Xbox Series X cost on Black Friday?
Pricing on initial launch is normally tightly controlled so we do not expect there to be a lot of price discounting on the Xbox Series X Black Friday deals during the biggest deals weekend of the year. At the same time, electronics retailers will be looking to make up ground from lower sales this year due to the coronavirus. Manufacturers will also looking to ensure that there products are price competitive with both Sony and Microsoft releasing consoles right before the holiday shopping season. We expect that most Black Friday deals will be using free gift card giveaways with purchase (in amounts probably between $25 and $100) as well as bundling an extra game or choice of new accessories for no (or a small) additional price.
Xbox Series X Accessories
The Xbox Series X controller will have a slightly tweaked design from the Xbox One controller as well as a share button in the middle. There are also reports of a 1 terabyte Xbox Series X Storage expansion card to replicate the speed of the internal SSD storage.
Xbox Series S Rumors (aka Xbox Lockhart)
There are rumors that details about the second next generation Xbox gaming console will be released in August 2020. The rumors are that this will be a more affordable option which is designed for 1080p and 1440p monitors / televisions. The August announcement is expected to tie with the announcement of pricing for the Xbox Series X. Games Radar has said that their are “mutterings” it could be as little as half of its first next generation console (although this seems low to us here at Funtober). Sony has announced a digital PS5 without a disc player and the Xbox Lockhart could be designed to compete against this lower priced new Sony Playstation.
Are you ready for the Black Friday Xbox Two debut in 2019 or 2020? We will be closely following all of the Microsoft news, rumors, speculation and other stuff about whether the first black friday for the epic gaming system Xbox 2 will be released before or after Black Friday 2020.
The first Black Friday after the Microsoft Xbox 2 game system release will see season low prices to generate buzz about the product and see reach buyers take advantage of big sales to stretch their budget and buy the new video game console bundle with games and become the first of their friends to splurge on the future of gaming.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
We still aren’t sure what year it will be released by Microsoft but we are positive that we will have the best deals available posted here so that you can get big discounts whether it happens on Black Friday 2019, or Black Friday 2020. It seems so far away to be planning this early but this will likely be an epic gaming release that changes the entirety of the gaming market.
We will post it here when it the Xbox 2 is available!
Xbox Two Release Date
Industry analysts have speculated that the new game system won’t be ready until 2020. However, the pace of technological advancement is quickening and there is fierce competition between Microsoft and Sony to be the next to put a popular game system in the market. We will be watching closely to see whether the Xbox Two’s first Black Friday will be in 2019, or 2020. It is also possible that the gaming manufacturer will decide to instead prioritize another version of the Xbox One (maybe the Xbox One Z this time?) and then all bets are off about the Xbox Two release date.
April 2019 Update: Microsoft is working on the next generation of Xbox consoles. The codename for the collection is Xbox Scarlett and the first games for it are anticipated to be The Elder Scrolls 6, Cyberpunk 2077 and Halo Infinite. Xbox Scarlett Cloud is the rumored name of the next generation Xbox streaming only service. The codenames of the two upcoming consoles are Anaconda and Lockhart. They will reportedly (according to rumors) be announced in 2019 with a release date in 2020.
The Microsoft Xbox Lockhart is the entry-level system with a lower price and lower performance according to the leaked specs. The Microsoft Xbox Anaconda is according to rumors a higher end system with high performance and higher price point. Personally, if I had to guess the Anaconda might be called the Xbox Two X (total speculation).
Xbox Two Price
The regular price of Microsoft’s next generation gaming system is likely to be between $499 and $699. This price point would indicate its place as a premium gaming system and reflect the new technology that it incorporates. It will probably see discounts of between $100 and $150 over the course of its first Black Friday and Cyber Monday, depending on the package and bundle of games purchased, as well as whether it is in competition with the release of another big video game system.
Ad Release Dates
We already know that Microsoft, Best Buy, GameStop and several other stores will be announcing big sales on the Xbox 2 over Thanksgiving weekend when it hits the market. The release of Black Friday ads is moving earlier and earlier as it could soon be as early as September when the first ad is leaked to the market. However, it seems likely that the electronics retailers will continue to wait until November so that their competitors don’t have time to match or beat the amazing prices and gift cards they are offering to buyers.
Stop Back Soon!
We know it is at least months if not years until the Xbox Two hits Black Friday deals. But when it does, we will be bringing all of them to you here. It is a virtual certainty that the retailers will be competing to bring shoppers the best price as doorbusters to get the dollars in the door.
Last Update: July 1, 2020