Xbox Series S just hits dirt cheap $234 in Black Friday deal

Xbox Series S deal
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Black Friday gaming deals have been surprisingly quiet. But with the Xbox Series S dropping to its lowest price ever, that's all changed.

The Xbox Series S is now just $234 at Dell. That's a further $15 off the $249 price we've been seeing at retailers this holiday season. While it's too early to say for sure, this may be the lowest price we see for this next-generation console this year.

Update: This deal has sold out, but you can get the Xbox Series S for $274 at Walmart

Xbox Series S: was $299 now $234 @ Dell

Xbox Series S: was $299 now $234 @ Dell
The next-gen Xbox Series S is limited to 1440p output, but don't let that stop you from taking advantage of this deal. It still delivers fast loading, ray tracing, and high frame rates. Plus, with a GPU with up to 4 teraflops of output, 10GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD for storage it's plenty powerful. Just keep in mind there's no disc drive.

The Xbox Series S is basically the little sibling to the flagship Xbox Series X. It's noticeably less powerful but it’s still a great gaming machine. Plus, it can play all the same games as its larger sibling. That makes it an ideal console for accessing the vast library of titles included with Xbox Game Pass including recently released titles such as Pentiment and A Plague Tale Requiem.  

In our Xbox Series S review, we praised it for its “gorgeous graphics and enormous game selection” despite its relative lack of power. We also appreciated its more affordable price tag compared to the Xbox Series X — which retails for a hefty $499. Now, thanks to this Black Friday deal, the console is an even bigger bargain. 

In fairness, the Xbox Series S does come with a few drawbacks. It’s not as powerful as the Series X or PS5, and can’t reach the same performance and resolution benchmark as those consoles. Plus, its stock 512GB SSD will fill up seriously fast. It’s also not the most future-proof console, so if you’re wanting a console for the long term you might want to splurge for the Xbox Series X instead. 

However, if your budget is a little tight this year, or you’re just looking to play the latest games on Xbox Game Pass the Xbox Series S is definitely a great choice. So go ahead and grab one for the lowest price ever at Dell now before they sell out. Then, make sure to check out our Black Friday deals hub for even more great deals. 

Malcolm McMillan
Senior Streaming Writer

Malcolm McMillan is a senior writer for Tom's Guide, covering all the latest in streaming TV shows and movies. That means news, analysis, recommendations, reviews and more for just about anything you can watch, including sports! If it can be seen on a screen, he can write about it. Previously, Malcolm had been a staff writer for Tom's Guide for over a year, with a focus on artificial intelligence (AI), A/V tech and VR headsets.

Before writing for Tom's Guide, Malcolm worked as a fantasy football analyst writing for several sites and also had a brief stint working for Microsoft selling laptops, Xbox products and even the ill-fated Windows phone. He is passionate about video games and sports, though both cause him to yell at the TV frequently. He proudly sports many tattoos, including an Arsenal tattoo, in honor of the team that causes him to yell at the TV the most.