Xbox 360 Black Friday Special on Amazon with Console Deal and Free Live Gold Weekend

Microsoft Xbox 360 console fans can look forward to a Black Friday Amazon deal and a free Gold Membership for Xbox LIVE this weekend.

For those looking to buy an Xbox 360 of their own, Amazon is offering a great deal on Black Friday.

When customers order an Xbox 360 4 GB model on Amazon, they will receive a copy of "Battlefield 3" and an Xbox LIVE 3 Month Gold Membership free. This deal will only be available for one day on Black Friday.

As for those who already own the Xbox 360, they will be able to take part in a special online promotion for Xbox LIVE.

Starting Nov. 24 through Nov. 27, gamers without an Xbox LIVE Gold Membership will gain access to it free. Gamers will then be able to play multiplayer sessions online. They will also have access to applications such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, Facebook, ESPN, Video Kinect, and Zune Music Pass.

Microsoft said this deal will only be available for "the 50 United States or Washington, D.C."

The next update for Microsoft's dashboard update will also be officially downloadable Dec. 6.

Larry Hyrb, also known as Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson, previously broke the news on his personal blog website.

"While many of you have been involved in the Xbox LIVE Preview Program and have been busy getting an early look at the next Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE features, I wanted to let you know that the official release for the update for all Xbox LIVE members will be Tuesday, December 6th,” wrote Hyrb.

Hyrb also posted the features to the new update.

  • New personal and social features including Cloud Storage for Game Saves and LIVE Profile
  • Beacons and Facebook Sharing
  • Enhanced Family Settings
  • Integrated voice and gesture controls across the dashboard and in apps
  • Bing voice search (Available this year in the U.S., U.K. and Canada)

"In addition to all these great dashboard features, starting on December 6th and continuing on an ongoing basis through the holiday months, a wealth of new content will be coming to Xbox 360. New, customized applications for television, movies, internet videos, sports and music will begin rolling out from world-leading providers in more than 20 countries,” Hyrb added.

Microsoft's video game console is sure to make millions of fans happy this holiday season with its new retail deals and online updates.