There’s nothing better than relaxing at home after Thanksgiving to game… unless of course you’re relaxing at home and avoiding the Black Friday crush by hitting up the sales online. A new game console means hundreds of hours of entertainment with the best games. And a console bought during Black Friday means hundreds of dollars of savings.
Last updated on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 8:00 p.m. PT with Walmart deals and details on deals that are out of stock.
We’ve collected some of the best deals we’ve seen so far below. Bear in mind:
Update: As of Wednesday Nov. 21 at 8:00 p.m. PT, this one is low on stock. We’ll keep an eye on things and update here if it goes out of stock.
The entry-level PS4 is great, but if you want 4K gaming, you’ll want the step-up PS4 Pro model. That isn’t really discounted below its standard $400 price, but you can find it bundled with Red Dead Redemption 2 — one of the best games ever — at no extra charge. That’s effectively a $60 discount, and months of amazing (adult) gameplay. (We have to note, though, that the Xbox One X version of the game does look better.)
This bundle is available everywhere, but like the Slim PS4 bundle above, it’s already getting difficult to find.
If you already own a PS4, this kit takes it to the next level with two great VR games — Creed: Rise to Glory and Superhot VR — as well as the two Move controllers for just $30 more than you’d normally pay for the base VR system alone.
This bundle is widely available now at numerous retailers, including Walmart.
If you don’t care about those games, or the Move controllers, you can look for a variety of bundles at major retailers starting at $50 less. Titles include Astro Bot Rescue Mission, Firewall, and Creed: Rise to Glory, and retailers include Walmart (below) as well as Best Buy and GameStop.
If you’re going to be getting these bundles and games, you’ll likely want to play multiplayer to take advantage of Sony’s monthly selection of free games. This year’s Black Friday discounts knock $20 off the usual $60 12-month PlayStation Plus subscription.
Update: As of 8:00 p.m. PT on Wed. Nov. 21 this deal is out of stock at Walmart, Gamestop, Target and Best Buy. You may have luck trying in-store at those retailers, but this one was selling out early. We’ll update here if anything changes.
If Xbox is more your speed, this deal can save you a bundle. It’s currently available pretty much everywhere and unlike the PlayStation bundles, doesn’t seem to be selling out. Go figure.
If you want the more powerful Xbox One X 1TB by itself, you can get it for $100 off from numerous retailers now.
Want to kickstart your Xbox One X gaming experience? With this deal, you’ll get an extra controller and Battlefield V.
Expect to see similar versions of this deal at Amazon and elsewhere. For instance, Walmart has the Xbox One X bundled with several game options for $429, including one with PUBG, Fallout 76 or NBA 2K19.
Play on your big-screen TV or on the go with the Nintendo Switch and with Super Mario Kart Deluxe as part of the package, you can hit the racetracks immediately.
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