Xbox Gift Guide 2020: Best Gifts For Xbox Series X/S And Xbox One Owners

Microsoft has a big holiday season ahead of itself, with new consoles, accessories, and games on the market. Big games like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Yakuza: Like A Dragon are purported to show off the power of the next-gen Xbox Series X and S consoles, but with Microsoft’s commitment to backwards compatibility, all Xbox One games and a varied library of Xbox 360 and original Xbox titles are also playable on the Series X and S. On top of that, all Xbox One accessories will be compatible with both of the new Xbox consoles, making this console launch particularly exciting–you don’t have to buy a brand-new set of accessories for your loved one if they’re getting a new console.

Unfortunately, the Xbox Series X and Series S are currently sold out after preorders went live on September 22, but it’s possible some consoles will be restocked before the holidays. Microsoft has urged hopeful buyers to sign up for stock updates at major retailers. We’re also tracking Xbox Series X and Series S availability in our preorder guide, where you can quickly check all the main retailer listings.

Even if you can’t get your hands on one of the new consoles just yet, there are still a lot of gift options that would make any Xbox fan happy. From merchandise and accessories to subscriptions and games like Watch Dogs Legion and Cyberpunk 2077, there’s a wide selection of great Xbox gifts available this holiday. And the fact that all Xbox One accessories are compatible with Xbox Series X/S makes it incredibly easy to find a great headset, controller, or anything in between.

For more Xbox gift ideas, see our guides to the best Xbox Series X controllers and the best 4K TVs for next-gen gaming.

Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S games

Thankfully, Microsoft has kept it simple when it comes to games. Every Xbox One game can be played on the Xbox Series X and S. Xbox One games will also see faster load times and greater performance on the new consoles. This holiday season is full of great Xbox games that will see these benefits and more via free next-gen upgrades, including titles like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs Legion, and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

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