The day after Thanksgiving has long been a major boon for retailers and consumers with massive sales and deals. Recently these sales have spilled over well beyond the actual Friday. This year Microsoft is starting their Black Friday Sale a week early, November 18, for Gold Members.
Thanks to the ease of digital downloads Microsoft is flipping the Black Friday Sale switch early on their digital store. A promo video shows off several big games that rwere eleased this year, including Overwatch, Battlefield 1, and Gears of War 4. The trailer claims over 250 games will be on sale.
Many games, such as Gears of War 4 and Forza Horizon 3, can be purchased once and played on both Xbox One and a Windows 10 PC. Additionally music, movies, and apps will also benefit from the Black Friday Sale.
Black Friday Sale prices have not yet been revealed, but are often the best deals of the year. Current promo deals include a $10 Microsoft Store gift card for pre-ordering upcoming games such as Final Fantasy XV or For Honor. You can also snag a free game and $10 off 3-month and 6-month Gold Memberships with the new 4K-capable Xbox One S console.
If you’re not already a Gold Member, Microsoft is offering your first month’s membership for $1. Early Gold Access for Gold Members starts November 18. The Black Friday Sale will then be available to everyone starting on November 22. According to the trailer, more deals will be available on the actual Black Friday date, November 25. The sale will last through Thanksgiving and the weekend, ending November 28.