Xbox is a great place to play, and as part of Black Friday sales, you can grab tons of great things for your Xbox (whether you already have one, or you are just getting an Xbox now). From stylish controllers to additional storage options, we’ve got a list of the best Xbox accessories you’ll need to make the most of your play.
WD Black C50 1TB Storage Expansion Card (SSD) for Xbox for $124.99
The WD Black C50 expansion card is a 1TB NVME SSD in a specialized Xbox-compatible form factor. Unlike the PS5 SSD installation process, which involves opening up the PS5 to access the SSD slot, the Seagate expansion card simply plugs into its dedicated port on the back of the Xbox. Easy peasy.
This expansion card also offers the same speed as the internal SSD, meaning you’ll still get the same fast load speeds, access to Quick Resume, and all of that. With a 1TB expansion card, you can double the storage on your Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S Carbon Black Edition console, and triple the storage on your OG (white) Xbox Series S console.
That easy installation and seamless functioning comes with a cost, though. In contrast to the PS5, there are no other high speed storage options for your Xbox console (although you can use a standard USB external drive, you’ll lose Quick Resume and high load speeds). Your options are limited to either the WD or Seagate expansion cards, so if that interests you, now is the time to strike.
Save Over 20% on An Xbox Controller During Black Friday
This Xbox Series X|S controller is an improvement, even over the Xbox One model. With an improved D-Pad, a new Share button, and a USB-C charging port, it’s my favorite controller to use, whether on Xbox or PC. The Xbox Controller can be used seamlessly across Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Android iOS, and PC. With Bluetooth functionality, you can easily connect to whatever device you wish. Additionally, you can connect it to your Nintendo Switch or other gaming device with a USB adapter. This makes it a great choice if you’re in the market for a fantastic ‘all-around’ controller.
If you like color variants, you can also snag the Astral Purple Xbox controller.
Other Xbox Accessories for Black Friday 2023
Whether you are hopping online for some multiplayer, or just want to get the best audio immersion for your games, having a good gaming headset is a fantastic idea. Right now you can get the official Xbox headset or opt to go for the Turtle Beach Series X/S headset.
The Xbox Wireless comes with Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos, DTS support and has noise canceling tech in it. It also has Bluetooth, so you can pair it with all kinds of things. The Turtle Beach headset uses a proprietary wireless connection, so your connection options are more limited.
The Logitech G920 wheel and pedals is discounted by $100, which is a great deal for one of the absolute best racing wheels around. If you are a Forza fan, this is a great way to take the sim racer experience to the next level, or even the arcade experience with Forza Horizon and other racing games.
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