Bad news first: you’ll not find any great deals on the Xbox Series X or S this Black Friday. Microsoft is unlikely to dramatically cut the price of a console so soon after launch – even now, during the capitalist holiday to end all capitalist holidays. But don’t despair yet, Microsoft fans! There is at least one sparkly new thing you can get your hands on for cheap. The new Xbox Wireless controller – hardly a month old – is £10 off pretty much everywhere it’s sold.
Promotional materials boast of ‘sculpted surfaces’ and ‘refined geometry’. But why would you actually want to splash out on one of these sleek goobers?
Cross-compatibility is probably the biggest draw. The new model works not just on the Xbox One, Series S and Series X, but also PC, Android and iPhone, so you can enjoy that delectable geometry no matter what machine you’re playing on. There’s also a dishy new D-Pad (dish shaped, I mean), a dedicated ‘share’ button for influencers and influencer wannabes, and a USB-C port so you can charge and play simultaneously. Plus, matte finish. Everyone loves a matte finish.