Don't miss this rare Xbox Series X deal just in time for Starfield

Xbox Series X deal
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Dell is currently offering an Xbox Series X deal which gets you the console with a $25 saving ahead of Starfield's launch next week. 

The Xbox Series X is retailing for just $474.99 (was $500) for $25 off. However, that's just one side of the story as you're also getting a free $75 gift card to spend on the Dell store as well. While this saving cannot be used in tandem with the system, that's still a solid bonus on top of the saving. 

That saving could be put toward Xbox Game Pass as Starfield lands on Microsoft's streaming service on day one, due on September 6. Alternatively, you can get your hands on the game ahead of schedule, as those who pre-order Starfield have access this Thursday (August 31). 

Xbox Series X: was $500

Xbox Series X: was $500 now $474.99 at Dell

Includes a $75 Dell gift card. 

Key features: 4K support, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision, up to 120fps, Ultra HD Blu-ray drive, 1TB SSD. 

Date launched: November 2020 

Price history: The Xbox Series X has sold cheaper than this once in the past, by $25, for a full total of $50 off. However, this deal gets you both the system at a discount and a $75 gift card, so you're ultimately getting a better offer here just in time for Starfield

Price check: Amazon - $499 | Best Buy - $499.99

Review Consensus: The Xbox Series X features some truly excellent visual capabilities and in-game performance bolstered by Dolby. Xbox Game Pass is also an excellent inclusion that provides a wealth of titles for a low monthly fee. However, there are few exclusives and new thrills since the console offers a standard controller and familiar user interface when compared to the PS5

TRG: 4 stars | Tom's Guide: 4.5 stars | Tom's Hardware: 4 stars | GamesRadar: 4 stars 

Buy it if: You're invested in the Xbox ecosystem and enjoy the likes of Halo and Forza, and you want to play multi-platform releases in 4K with Dolby Atmos. You'll also be getting an amazing deal with Game Pass. 

Don't buy it if: You want must-have exclusives you won't find anywhere else. Everything comes to PC and the previous-gen is still greatly supported. 

Starfield is one of the biggest upcoming games of the year and is poised to be one of the most high-profile releases on the platform. Time will tell whether it can be considered one of the best Xbox Series X games, however. That said, if you're into some of the best RPGs then it could be what you've been waiting for. 

Once you've secured the console, you can make the best of it with one of the best monitors for Xbox Series X, the best Xbox controllers, and one of the best Xbox Series X hard drives and SSDs

Aleksha McLoughlin
Hardware Editor

Aleksha McLoughlin is the Hardware Editor for TechRadar Gaming and oversees all hardware coverage for the site. She looks after buying guides, writes hardware reviews, news, and features as well as manages the hardware team. Before joining TRG she was the Hardware Editor for sister publication GamesRadar+ and she has also been PC Guide's Hardware Specialist. She has also contributed hardware content to the likes of Trusted Reviews, The Metro, Expert Reviews, and Android Central. When she isn't working, you'll often find her in mosh pits at metal gigs and festivals or listening to whatever new black and death metal has debuted that week.