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Don’t miss out: Xbox Series S Black Friday bundle stock now live

Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 have proven near impossible to find since launch, and with stock shortages set to continue for at least another year, don’t expect it to get easier. Microsoft’s affordable Xbox Series S isn’t sitting on shelves either and restocks have proven challenging to find throughout Black Friday. With availability set to worsen into the holidays, the Xbox Series S might be your best shot at a video game console in 2021.

Dell has now launched its Black Friday bundle for Xbox Series S, providing one of the latest opportunities to score a console this weekend. You’re getting an Xbox Series S console, coupled alongside a discounted Xbox Wireless Controller, totaling $349.98 with free U.S. shipping. However, you will want to act fast, with over half the available stock now claimed as of writing.

Xbox Series S

Grab an Xbox Series S bundle at Dell

While Xbox Series X remains impossible to track down, you might be able to score the more affordable Xbox Series S. It plays the same next-generation games as Xbox Series X, albeit better suited to HD gaming, rather than 4K resolution. It’s also missing a disc drive, making this perfect for Xbox Game Pass and digital gaming. Dell has stocked an Xbox Series S bundle, packing a spare controller at a discount.

$350 at Dell

Xbox Series S presents a more affordable latest generation console, sharing the same fundamentals as Xbox Series X, albeit scaled down into a more compact $299 package. It plays all the latest Xbox games on the market, including Xbox Series X|S exclusives like Microsoft Flight Simulator, plus future games that won’t launch on Xbox One. The device also has similar hardware, including identical solid-state drive (SSD) storage for speedier load times and more complex worlds, albeit at a smaller 512GB capacity. However, Microsoft makes it easy to expand Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S storage with an external hard drive.

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The hefty saving primarily comes down to performance, with the device targeting Full HD gaming rather than the 4K resolution target with Xbox Series X. It’s also an all-digital affair, with no onboard optical disc drive, making this better for Xbox Game Pass subscriptions and digital games.

Black Friday bundles have seen Xbox Series S availability tighten, with many bundles now unavailable at prominent retailers. While we continue to round up the best Xbox Black Friday deals, the Xbox Series S appears to be a hit this shopping season, providing a taste of what’s next for Xbox, for less.

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