Xbox, take my money! Series X drops to lowest-ever price in EE Black Friday deal

The Xbox Series X is at my target £379 price point, making it a Black Friday must buy!

Xbox Series X Black Friday
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It was only a matter of days ago that I, as a PlayStation 5 owner, had penned that Xbox could lure me (to the dark side?) if the Xbox Series X dropped to a low enough price for Black Friday. Well, here we are: as EE has the Microsoft console at its lowest-ever price in this early deal. 

So this is me putting my money where my mouth is with this being one of the best Black Friday deals I've seen. Except it's proven so darn popular that whilst I was desperately trying to log in to my BT/EE account with the deal happily sat in my basket the whole Series X stock at EE sold out. So, what's a deal-hunter to do?

Xbox Series X:was £479now £379 at EE

Xbox Series X: was £479, now £379 at EE

A massive £100 off the Xbox Series X sees the Microsoft console drop to its lowest-ever price. That's cheaper than even the best PS5 deals this Black Friday. Considering this is the most powerful console on the planet, and Microsoft keeps landing publishing exclusives – such as those with Bethesda – it's worth buying for great games like Starfield alone.

Well, you've got some options. The site says another 50 or so are expected in the coming days, although they may have already been pre-assigned for sale. However, for a mere £10 more you can add Diablo IV and take a gamble on the £389 bundle. It doesn't have a shipping date and states that it could be delayed. But you can buy it, unlike the console-only deal. So that might be a savvy workaround.

My approach? I've set up a deal alert in third-party tracking site CamelCamelCamel, as whilst that tracks Amazon stock specifically, it's fairly unusual that this major retailer doesn't match with the best Black Friday deals out there. So I'm crossing my fingers that it'll drop from its current £409 asking price on that site – as £379 is my threshold. 

The main reason I want an Xbox Series X is to play Starfield, quite frankly, which is also price-cut as part of the Black Friday sales. I've seen the game as low as £42.99 at Currys right now. Tempted as I would be to buy that to avoid disappointment, until I've snagged myself a console purchase I'm just going to have to play the waiting game... but there's time enough before Black Friday proper, so I'm confident other Xbox deals will match in the coming days!

Mike Lowe
Tech Editor

Mike is the Tech Editor and AV Editor at He's been writing about consumer technology for 15 and, as a phones expert, has seen hundreds of handsets over the years – swathes of Android devices, a smattering of iPhones, and a batch of Windows Phone products (remember those?). But that's not all, as a tech aficionado his beat for T3 also covers tablets, laptops, gaming, home cinema, TVs, speakers and more – there's barely a stone unturned that he's not had a hand on. Previously the Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint for a 10 years, he's also provided work for publications such as Wired, The Guardian, Metro, and more. In addition to his tech knowledge, Mike is also a flights and travel expert, having travelled the globe extensively. You'll likely find him setting up a new mobile phone, critiquing the next MacBook, all while planning his next getaway... or cycling somewhere.