The Xbox Series S has made quite the splash this weekend, with hundreds of thousands of unit sales overlapping rival consoles on most major retail sites — including the Series X. That means, at present, it is one of the best-selling bits of hardware to come out of the Black Friday sales. Go figure.
Perhaps it was the convenience of the Series S that drew curious games to test its digital waters. Perhaps it was the fact Game Pass would make an ideal companion, what with its hundreds of day one exclusives available at the press of a button. Or maybe, just maybe, it was down to the fact that Amazon was basically giving them away at a fraction of their original price.
Of course, the hunt for both the PS5 and Xbox Series X has been a bit of a nightmare these past twelve months, with scalper bots piling up consoles and selling them off for quadruple the proposed price tags. The Series S, on the other hand, hasn’t quite had the same problem. And while they’re not exactly available by the motherload — they are somewhat easier to track down than other consoles. This passing Black Friday has made that abundantly clear, of course.
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According to the statistics ripped from the Adobe Digital Economy Index, over one trillion retail site visits were analysed over the Black Friday sales, and a further thousand unique retailers were surveyed on what products were selling more than others. And, you guessed it — the Xbox Series S turned up trumps, becoming one of the most popular deals of the weekend.
Although the deals are basically dying down and nudging back towards their original tags, there are still plenty of last-minute offers running amok. If you know where to look, of course. But as for the Series S and its far more superior sibling, you’ll soon have to fork out either $300 or $500, depending on your console preference. If you’re lucky, then you might just snag a sneaky discount while stocks last.
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