Black Friday gaming deals 2021 – what to expect

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Black Friday gaming deals may be starting to wind down, but you can still find a load of excellent discounts on PS5, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC if you know where to look. Indeed, there have been more than a few record low prices as part of the sale. That includes everything from the latest, greatest games to some of the best accessories 2021 has to offer.

Highlights in today’s Black Friday gaming deals include a 12 month PS Plus subscription down to just $39.99 (was $59.99) (opens in new tab) at Best Buy, and games like Guardians of the Galaxy on the PS5 have tumbled in price to $25 rather than $59.99. That’s a fall of 58% one a title that’s only a month old. 

As for those hunting down a Nintendo console, we’d recommend checking in for the return of the $299.99 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (opens in new tab) Switch bundle that’s been flying off shelves recently. It’s been a highlight of the Black Friday gaming deals so far, and it’s matched only by the offer at GameStop that gets you 60% off a broad collection of Switch games (opens in new tab).

Over in the world of Xbox, we’re seeing equally good Black Friday gaming deals. Namely, you can get up to 67% off digital games at Microsoft (opens in new tab) to go with an excellent $88 sales price (opens in new tab) on the Microsoft Wireless headset (was $99.99) at Best Buy. 

Meanwhile, those looking to step into the world of virtual reality can take advantage of an excellent $50 credit when they buy the Oculus Quest 2 (opens in new tab). These VR headsets are notoriously difficult to get hold of, so being rewarded with a cheeky gift is a nice way to kick off the weekend.

Let’s get into it, shall we? You’ll find all the best Black Friday gaming deals available at the moment below. Stay tuned, because we’ll be bringing you all the biggest discounts throughout the day as well.

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Today’s best Black Friday gaming deals

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PS Plus (12 months) | $59.99 $39.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $20 – In terms of absurdly good deals, this one takes the cake. Because you need PlayStation Plus to use multiplayer (not to mention the fact that it comes with free games each month), it’s an essential purchase that only becomes more of a bargain with this discount.
UK deal – £49.99 £32.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Deathloop (PS5) | $59.99 $29.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $30 – As one of the biggest games of 2021, it’s a surprise (but a welcome one) to see Deathloop fall by 50% in the Black Friday gaming deals. Don’t miss it.
UK deal – £59.99 £38.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (PS5) | $59.99 $29.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save 50% – Because this game practically came out of nowhere and was fantastic, getting such a massive $30 saving on it already is big news. We’ve already seen it sell out at Amazon though, so move fast.
UK deal – £59.99 £34.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Razer BlackShark V2 Pro | $179.99 $129.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $50 – This is by far and away one of our favorite gaming headsets on the market right now, so such a massive discount shouldn’t be missed. This one’s compatible with PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
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WD SN850 SSD (1TB, with Heatsink) | $279.99 $249.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $20Looking for a good boost to your PS5’s internal storage? This is one of our favorite PS5 SSDs, and it’s enjoying a sizeable discount right now. Even the non-heatsink 1TB model has dropped to $149.99 (opens in new tab), though you’ll need a DIY heatsink solution.
UK deals – £324.99 at Amazon (no discount) (opens in new tab)

Black Friday gaming deals – PlayStation

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Now that the full Black Friday gaming deals are here, the PlayStation discounts are out in full force. No matter whether you’re looking for PS4 or PlayStation 5 gear, the Black Friday PS5 deals will see you through. We’ve rounded up some of the best ones below.

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It’s been notoriously difficult to find a PS5 restock over the last few months, and we don’t expect that to change all that much during the Black Friday gaming deals. However, there’s always a possibility that retailers are holding back consoles for the sales event and will surprise us all. If PS5 deals do come up, make sure you’re not paying over the $499.99 / £449.99 standard price unless you’re grabbing a bundle – we’ve seen more than a few people inflating the price.

Games

Game discounts new and old are the bread and butter of annual Black Friday gaming deals, so we’re getting you ahead of the curve by gathering all the savings that are available for must-have titles right now.

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PS Plus (12 months) | $59.99 $39.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $20 – PlayStation Plus is an essential purchase if you’re a PS5 or PS4 owner, as it allows you to access online gaming and gets you a few free games each month. However, deals don’t come around often so this discount is very noteworthy. Seriously, don’t miss it.
UK deal – £49.99 £32.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (PS5) | $59.99 $29.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save 50% – Considering just now new this release is, that $30 discount is a record low price. It probably won’t stay like this for long, so it might be a good idea to jump on this as soon as possible.
UK deal – £59.99 £34.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Battlefield 2042 (PS5) | $59.99 $47.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 33% – The latest entry in the Battlefield series has just dropped in price for the Black Friday gaming deals, bringing the overall cost down by $22.99. Considering how new this game is, that’s exceptional.
UK deal – £69.99 £57.50 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Deathloop (PS5) | $59.99 $29.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $30 – There’s a rather tasty $30 off the standard edition of Deathloop on PS5 right now, and that’s an impressive discount on such a recent game. If you’ve not tried the time-loop shooter yet, there’s unlikely to be a better opportunity.
UK deal – £59.99 (opens in new tab)£38.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Far Cry 6 (PS5) | $59.99 $35 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 42% – With one of the franchise’s better villains and the same engrossing, collect-it-all gameplay that sees you clearing a vast map filled with enemy outposts, Far Cry 6 hits all the right notes. Being able to pick it up for $20 less is pretty good going as a result.
UK price – £54.99 £39.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart | $69.99 $49.94 at GameStop (opens in new tab)
Save $20 – Ratchet and Clank has refused to drop in price over the summer, so being able to save $20 on this PS5 game is a welcome surprise. It probably won’t stay that way for long, so make it a priority in this year’s Black Friday gaming deals if you missed it at launch.
UK deal – £69.99 £44.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Lost Judgment (PS5) | $59.99 $29.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $30 – The sequel to Yakuza spinoff Judgment is getting excellent reviews, and though it just launched in September, its price has already been sliced in half for Black Friday. If you’re a fan of Yakuza, Japan, or good deals, don’t pass this deal up.
UK deal – £49.99 £27.99 at Amazon
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Riders Republic (PS5) | $59.99 $24.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 58% – Skate, ski, and cycle your way through an over-the-top multiplayer playground for less with this discount on Riders Republic. Considering how new this game is, that reduction isn’t bad going.
UK price – £57.99 £32.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (PS5) | $59.99 $19.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 67% – Although it’s not as big a discount as last week’s offer, this is still a good chunk of change off one of the Assassin’s Creed series’ best entries. Missed Valhalla when it dropped last year? You can make up for that at a fraction of the cost.
UK price – £59.99 £22.99 at Amazon
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Demon’s Souls (PS5) | $69.99 $39.82 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 43% – Want to satisfy your craving for challenge ahead of Elden Ring’s launch? The Demon’s Souls remake has been slashed in price for the Black Friday gaming deals, and it’s more than worth a go.
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Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS5) | $69.99 $49.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 29% – This follow-up to the PlayStation-exclusive Spider-Man sees Miles get his superhero start on the snowy streets of New York, and it’s a technical marvel (pun intended). A must-have if you’re a fan of the web-slinger. This one also includes a remastered version of the older game, too.
UK price – £51.99 £29.99 at Amazon (standard edition)
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Immortals Fenyx Rising (PS5) | $59.99 $14.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 68% – This was a real surprise hit last year, so seeing it drop well below half price is a bargain you shouldn’t miss. If you like open-world games like Assassin’s Creed or Breath of the Wild, don’t skip this one.
UK price – £30 £15 at Amazon
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Gaming headsets

The best gaming headsets can be expensive to say the least, so reductions are always welcome at any time of the year – it doesn’t have to be Black Friday. With that in mind, you’ll find offers on some of the best PS4 headsets and best PS5 headsets below.

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Razer BlackShark V2 X | $59.99 $34.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 42% – The BlackShark V2 ranks as one of the best headsets from Razer in recent years, and the X edition is a slightly more affordable alternative that’s still fantastic. This price drop is a steal, so don’t miss it.
UK price – £59.99 £35.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Turtle Beach Recon 500 | $79.95 $47.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 40% – This is one of our favorite headsets for PlayStation 5 and our pick for PS5 headset of the year thanks to excellent audio quality powered by 60MM drivers, so getting a 40% discount ahead of the Black Friday gaming deals isn’t an opportunity to be missed.
UK price – £59.99 $43.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Razer BlackShark V2 Pro | $179.99 $129.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $50 – As a more advanced version of the BlackShark V2 X listed above, this Pro headset is the one to prioritise if your budget can stretch that far. It’s one of the best headsets out there, so be sure to take advantage of this saving if you don’t want to compromise on quality in this year’s Black Friday gaming deals.
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SteelSeries Arctis 7 | $169.99 $119.26 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 30% – Despite being a little more expensive, it’s definitely worth considering the Arctis 7 at this heavily reduced price. SteelSeries are well known for their awesome headsets, and this one brings a fantastic mic and a comfortable, versatile design to the fore.
UK price – £159.99 £109 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Hard drives & SSDs

Now that you can use additional PS5 SSD or PS4 SSD sticks to boost the memory of your console, these handy bits of tech – and more traditional PS5 external hard drives, not to mention PS4 external hard drives – are going to get a lot of action over the course of the Black Friday gaming deals. Especially because they’re known for getting big discounts over the sales period… 

We’ve listed today’s top offers here.

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WD SN850 SSD (1TB, with Heatsink) | $279.99 $249.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $20This is a pretty good discount from our favorite PS5 SSD, and although it’s been lower in the past, any money off is still much appreciated. Want to lower the cost? You can opt for a non-heatsink 1TB model for $149.99 (opens in new tab) instead of $230 if you’d prefer, though that’s really only for those who have a DIY heatsink solution in mind.
UK deals – $324.99 at Amazon (no discount) (opens in new tab)

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Gigabyte Aorus 7000s with Heatsink (1TB) | $229 $189.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $40 – While it isn’t the biggest of the Black Friday gaming deals we’ve seen so far, this is still excellent value. The fact that this SSD comes with its own heatsink makes it perfect for expanding your PS5’s internal memory and not wearing out, so don’t miss it if you were eyeing up a Solid State Drive for your own machine.
UK deal – £178.69 at Amazon (no discount) (opens in new tab)

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WD Black 950 (500GB) | $179.99 $119.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 33% – The base WD Black 950 SSD has received a very healthy discount of $50 ahead of the Black Friday gaming deals. Because it’s compatible with the PS5 and PS4 (not to mention Xbox, PC, or Mac), this is a flexible option that’ll help take the load off your console’s internal memory.
UK price – £149.99 £89.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD (1TB) | $240 $119.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $120 – This is pretty mega saving, all things considered. Getting you a super-fast NVMe SSD for storing games and files while not in use on your console, it’s a very robust choice that’ll last you for a long time to come.
UK deal – £221.99 £99.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Samsung T7 SSD (1TB) | $170 $109.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $60 – The T7 is a step up from the eternally popular T5 SSD from Samsung, and that means it’s got faster read and write speeds up its sleeve. It’s well worth a look if you need to expand your PS5 storage via an external drive.
UK deal – £163.79 £81.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Controllers

Controllers are essential bits of kit no matter what system you’re using, but they’ve only gone up in price over the last few years. Because extra Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons are kinda crucial for multiplayer (and a small number of DualSense thumbsticks have been known to drift in the past), being able to get them on the cheap isn’t an opportunity to miss.

Luckily, the Black Friday gaming deals often feature discounts on handsets of all kinds. If you want to get cheap PS4 controllers or PS5 handsets, November is the time to strike.

Black Friday gaming deals – Xbox

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If there’s one thing you can count on during the Black Friday gaming deals, it’s a reduction on… well, games. Xbox releases from the past year and beyond are given hefty discounts throughout November, and you can usually pick up some must-have titles for a fraction of the price to go with the latest tech. With that in mind, you’ll find the best Black Friday Xbox Series X deals below.

Consoles

Should we expect an Xbox Series X restock in the remaining Black Friday gaming deals? It’s certainly possible, but you’ll need to be alert and ready to go should that prove to be true – these consoles fly off the shelves faster than you’d believe. If you hear that Xbox Series X deals are on the way at a specific retailer, sign in ahead of time and get your details ready to avoid any unnecessary holdups.

Games

Game discounts from Amazon and co are always a highlight of the Black Friday gaming deals, so we’ve gathered all the savings that are available for must-have titles here. Our team of bargain-hunters will also keep this page updated as and when more turn up. 

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Digital Xbox games up to 67% off at Microsoft (opens in new tab)
The Black Friday gaming deals have officially arrived at Microsoft, and you can save yourself up to 67% off many, many digital titles. That includes everything from Guardians of the Galaxy to Forza, but the real headline is that Game Pass members are able to save even more.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard | $69.99 $39 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Save $30 – Want one of the most eye-catching Black Friday gaming deals? It’d have to be this massive offer on the latest Call of Duty. Seeing it drop to such a low price just weeks after launch is something of a Black Friday miracle, so make the most of that saving if you’d been tempted by Vanguard.
UK deal – £64.99 £58 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Guardians of the Galaxy (Xbox) | $59.99 $29.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save 50% – As the surprise success story of the year, there’s been a lot of talk about Guardians of the Galaxy. Now you can see what the fuss is all about for yourself in the Black Friday gaming deals.
UK deal – £59.99 £34.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Far Cry 6 (Xbox) | $59.99 $35 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 42% – Great villains and a return to the franchise’s vast toy box of an open world make this one of the standout releases from 2021, so it being reduced by $24.99 is a pleasant surprise. There’s a possibility we’ll see it drop in price even more for the Black Friday gaming deals, but this is still a good offer even so.
UK price – £57.99 £39.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Life Is Strange: True Colors (Xbox) | $59.99 $34.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $25 – The latest Life Is Strange has been a favorite amongst the GamesRadar+ team, so we highly recommend trying it out at that Black Friday gaming deals price. Want an engrossing story? Believe us, this will be your jam.
UK deal – £49.99 £29.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Madden NFL 22 (Xbox) | $69.99 $26 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 50% – The latest Madden has been reduced in the run up to the Black Friday gaming deals, so now’s a good time to strike if you wanted your football fix over the Holiday season. That half-price saving is pretty exceptional, too.
UK price – £69.99 £38 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Riders Republic (Xbox) | $59.99 $24.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 58% – You can pick up this skate, ski, and cycling bonanza for less over at Amazon if you hurry; it’s been reduced ahead of the Black Friday gaming deals.
UK price – £57.99 £32.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Xbox) | $59.99 $19.98 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 67% – This 2020 visit to Viking England ranks amongst the franchise’s best instalments if you ask us, and it’s only gotten bigger over the last few months thanks to new DLC. That means Valhalla’s sizeable discount ahead of the Black Friday gaming deals couldn’t have come at a better time if you’ve yet to try Assassin’s Creed’s latest outing.
UK price – £57.99 £24.99 at Amazon
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Gears Tactics (Xbox) | $39.99 $9.99 at Newegg (opens in new tab)
Save $30 – That’s an absurdly good deal on what is actually one of the best games to launch on Xbox over the last few years. Just imagine Gears crossed with XCOM and you’re basically there.
UK deals – £22.99 £19.85 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Cyberpunk 2077 (Xbox) | $29.99 $19.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $10 – So Cyberpunk may not have had the smoothest launch, but there is a good game in there now that many of the bugs have been squashed. That makes this latest addition to the Black Friday gaming deals worthy of your consideration at the very least.
UK deal – £31.95 £29.95 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Biomutant (Xbox) | $39.99 $19.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $20 – Even though it went slightly under the radar at launch, Biomutant is still worth a look at this price in Best Buy’s Black Friday gaming deals. Especially with such a big discount.
UK deal – £34.99 £15.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Gaming headsets

If you’ve just picked up the console or are hoping to get an upgrade for your existing setup, there a handful of fair discounts on the best Xbox Series X headsets (and best Xbox One headsets) at the moment. Dropping in time for the full Black Friday gaming deals, these should suit a range of budgets and will provide a more immersive experience for everything from solo story modes to multiplayer.

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Razer BlackShark V2 X | $59.99 $34.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 42% – This headset’s big brother was one of our favorites from the last few years, and the X model retains almost everything that makes it special. Such a big reduction on the BlackShark V2 X isn’t to be missed as a result.
UK price – £59.99 £35.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Astro A10 | $59.99 $49.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $10 – While this is a modest saving compared to some of the other Black Friday gaming deals, it does feature the Black Friday price guarantee which covers My Best Buy members for any future price drops. As such, those that are looking for a good budget option will be well served by this headset.
UK deal – £59.99 £39.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Microsoft Xbox Wireless | $99.99 $88.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $11 – As a new headset, the new Xbox Wireless very rarely gets a discount. That makes the $11 drop eye-catching despite its relatively small size. This bit of kit is also fantastic for gaming (particularly at that price), so any reduction is a bargain.
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Turtle Beach Recon 500 | $79.95 $47.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 40% – This was one of our top picks for headset of the year 2021, so being able to get your hands on it for less shouldn’t be sniffed at. It offers notably high quality for a reasonable price, especially with that discount.
UK price – £59.99 £43.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Hard drives

Want to know where you should focus your attention when it comes to hard drives and SSDs? Alongside the deals listed below, we’d recommend checking in with our guides to the best Xbox Series X external hard drives or the best SSD for gaming overall. If you want to stick to your older machines, on the other hand, you can find extra storage via our Xbox One external hard drives page.

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WD Black 950 (500GB) | $179.99 $134.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 28% – This standard WD Black 950 SSD is a force to be reckoned with despite being the cheapest available option. Fast, reliable, and vast enough to store plenty of game files, it’s the only external storage you need.
UK price – £149.99 £99.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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WD External SSD for Xbox (1TB) | $219.99 $149.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $70 – Want to give your Xbox a boost in the storage department? This 1TB drive is a great choice. Besides being incredibly quick and large enough to store plenty of games, it’s made by some of the best in the business: Western Digital. That means you can rely on this SSD to last.
UK deal – £153.99 £109.43 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Controllers

The Black Friday gaming deals often feature discounts on handsets of all kinds. If you want to get cheap Xbox One controllers for less (to say nothing of the best PC controllers), November is an ideal opportunity.

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Xbox Wireless controller | $59.99 $49 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Save $10 – The official Xbox Wireless controller has come down in cost to just $49 as part of the Black Friday gaming deals, and there are offers on all sorts of colorways.

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PowerA Enhanced (wired) | $37.99 $27.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $10 – Need a bonus controller, perhaps for splitscreen games like It Takes Two? PowerA’s Enhanced model has just dropped to a record low price at Amazon as part of today’s Black Friday gaming deals. While it’s not as good as the official Xbox handset, it’s still a very serviceable alternative.
UK deals – £34.99 £31.55 at Amazon
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Black Friday gaming deals – Nintendo

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The sales event of the year is now upon us, and Nintendo’s offerings for this year’s Black Friday gaming deals are looking good. The company that made Mario has been showing off with some rather tasty console and game deals, so it’s worth keeping a close eye on the Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals 2021.

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Nintendo Switch + Mario Kart 8: Deluxe + 3 months Nintendo Switch Online | $299.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
While it probably won’t stay in stock long, this offer is shaping up to be one of the early highlights of the Black Friday gaming deals. We wouldn’t be surprised to see it sell out soon, so be quick if you want the console bundle ahead of the Holiday season.
UK deal – £259.99 at Nintendo Store (opens in new tab)

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Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing: New Horizons edition | $299 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
This extremely sought-after Nintendo Switch console is currently in stock at Best Buy for the same price as the Mario Kart 8 bundle above. The console comes with a set of gorgeous themed Joy-cons and dock, however doesn’t come with Animal Crossing: New Horizons itself so first-time players will need to buy the game separately.
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Games

It’s rare to see cheap Nintendo Switch games in the wild, and the Black Friday gaming deals offer one of those opportunities. We’ve started corralling the best discounts here from the Black Friday sale, and that list includes some of the best Switch games available right now.

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Up to 60% off Nintendo Switch games at GameStop (opens in new tab)
Considering how rarely Switch games go on offer, this sale isn’t to be missed. Discounts include everything from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, so there’s a lot of quality on offer.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild | $59.99 $26.99 at GameStop (opens in new tab)
Save $33 – You don’t need to wait until the Black Friday gaming deals arrive to find a bargain, as Breath of the Wild has already seen a massive price drop. That’s rare, so we’d advise capitalising on it sooner than later.
UK price – £59.99 £44.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Just Dance 2022 | $49.99 $29.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
$20 Bust a move to the biggest hits of the year including Billie Eilish, Arianna Grande, Dua Lipa, and more with Just Dance 2022, now for $20 less. Despite only releasing a few weeks ago this rhythm game is now at a super affordable price.
UK price – £42 £29.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Super Mario Odyssey | $59.99 $37.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $22 – As Mario’s first big adventure for the Switch, Odyssey caused a real stir when it launched a few years ago… and you know what? It more than holds up now. This is a top-tier game we have no trouble recommending, so don’t miss it in the Black Friday gaming deals.
UK deals – £45.40 £43.80 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening | $59.99 $39.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $20 – Attention, anyone that missed Link’s Awakening for the Game Boy back in the ’90s: it’s now available with a sweet $20 discount in the Black Friday gaming deals. It’s a tough but worthy challenge you can really get your teeth into.
UK deals – £49.99 at Amazon (no discount) (opens in new tab)

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Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time | $39.99 $19.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $20 – The newest Crash Bandicoot game has just dropped in cost for the Black Friday gaming deals, and because it doesn’t tend to receive too many price cuts on Nintendo Switch, this offer is pretty tempting. If you’re yet to catch up on the series, the N.Sane Trilogy is available for the same price (opens in new tab).
UK deal – £49.99 $46.08 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe | $59.99 $49.94 at GameStop (opens in new tab)
Save $10 – The perennial family favorite is currently on offer at GameStop, and that’s good news if you wanted something to play on your Switch with loved ones over Thanksgiving; it always goes down well.
UK price – £49.99 £39.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Immortals: Fenyx Rising | $59.99 $19.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $40 – This game is basically Breath of the Wild: Greek Myth Edition, so it’s definitely worthy of your attention if you were a fan of the latest Zelda game. With such a big discount for the Black Friday gaming deals, there’s really no excuse.
UK price – £27.39 £26.47 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Luigi’s Mansion 3 | $59.99 $49.94 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $10 – The spooky adventures of Luigi have been discounted in time for the Black Friday gaming deals, and despite this not being a huge saving, it’s still worthy of note. Why? Because this game is awesome, of course.
UK price – £45.83 £39.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Super Mario Maker 2 |$59.99 $39.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $20 Those of you who have always wanted to design your own Super Mario levels – this is the game for you. Like all Nintendo Switch games, it’s rare for Super Mario Maker 2 to drop in price very often so a $20 saving is well-worth grabbing.
UK price£39.99 £36.99 at Currys (opens in new tab)

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Paper Mario: The Origami King | $59.99 $39.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $20 – You can now grab the latest installment in the Paper Mario series for just $39.99 at Best Buy. Play as Mario in his papercraft world in this twist on a usual Mario platformer introduces players to new combat styles and characters.
UK price – £31.29 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle | $59.99 $14.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $45 Get ahead of the game by picking up Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle before the release of its sequel Sparks of Hope next year. This is a huge discount from its usual $59.99 price tag.
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New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe |$59.99 $39.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $20 – Get your dose of classic Super Mario platforming in the modern age with the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, originally released on the WiiU. This is another great discount of $20 which makes the game well worth picking up if you fancy something fun and quick to play.
UK price – $39.99 £36.99 at Currys (opens in new tab)

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Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit | $99.99 $50 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Bring Mario Kart into your living room, literally with the Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit bundle. The box includes Mario, track elements for you to set up around your home and the game is available as a free download via the Nintendo eShop. If you’re more of a fan of Luigi, Walmart also has the green version (opens in new tab) available too.
UK price – £89.99 £79.99 at Very (opens in new tab)

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Gaming headsets

The annual Black Friday gaming deals are always full of accessory deals, and it’s no different this year. We’ve got our fingers crossed that the best Nintendo Switch headsets will enjoy a price cut in 2021, so take a look at what’s currently been discounted below.

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Razer BlackShark V2 X | $59.99 $34.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 42% – This headset is compatible with pretty much everything, and that includes the Switch. As such, it’s a great option if you’re mindful of your budget but still want quality sound.
UK price – £59.99 £35.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Controllers

Extra controllers on Switch are arguably more important than those on any other platform; because the console has such a wealth of split-screen multiplayer games (and is often aimed at a family audience), making sure you’ve got enough controllers to go round is crucial. You’ll find the best cheap Nintendo Switch controller deals below.

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PowerA Enhanced (wired) | $27.99 $13.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $14 – This company is the last word in excellent third-party controllers, and the PowerA Enhanced wired handset is a good example of why. Affordable yet precise, it’s a great choice (particularly after having dropped down to $13.99 at Best Buy this week for the Black Friday gaming deals).
UK deals – £27.99 £20.99 at Amazon (Hylian Shield design) (opens in new tab)

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PowerA GameCube-Style Controller | $44.88 $29.99 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Save $15 – Want a quick hit of nostalgia? Here you go, have a wireless PowerA GameCube-Style controller. It’s a gorgeous throwback to one of Nintendo’s earlier consoles, so getting it for less in the Black Friday gaming deals (with wireless capabilities, no less) is great for fans of the 2000s system.
UK deals – £31.55 £22.72 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Early Black Friday gaming deals – PC

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Laptops and PCs are always the cream of the crop when it comes to Black Friday gaming deals, and we don’t expect 2021 to be any different. Indeed, we’re already starting to see some fantastic Black Friday gaming laptop deals and Black Friday gaming PC deals. Take a look at the latest discounts below.

Gaming laptops

Looking to grab a portable powerhouse? The best gaming laptops will see you right. Many have been discounted for this year’s Black Friday gaming deals, so there’s never been a better time to strike if you want a new setup.

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Dell G15 (GTX 1650) | $1,018.99 $599.99 at Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $319 – Want an easy way into PC gaming? This Dell G15 has hit an awesome low price for the Black Friday gaming deals, and you’re getting more than enough power under the hood to run modern games at low to mid settings at the very least. Features: i5-10500H CPU, GTX 1650 GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB NVMe SSD, 15.6-inch FHD 120Hz display

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Acer Nitro 5 (RTX 3050) | $840 $684.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $155 – CAnother fantastic entry-level machine and a superb way to get your hands on a ray tracing-capable gaming laptop. Because you’re getting the powerful RTX 3050 GPU to with a 144Hz refresh rate, there really isn’t much better on offer for less than $700. Features: Intel Core i5-10300H CPU, RTX 3050 GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 15.6-inch 144Hz IPS Full HD screen

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Dell G15 (RTX 3050 Ti) | $1,218.99 $799.99 at Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $419 – Well, what do we have here? This i5 10500H-powered laptop has been given a generous discount in the Black Friday gaming deals, and it’s a steal due to including that RTX 3050Ti machine with its 512GB SSD. It does sacrifice your RAM a little, but it’ll still manage lighter gaming. Features: i5-10500H CPU, RTX 3050 Ti GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD, 15.6-inch FHD 120Hz display

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MSI Sword (RTX 3050 Ti) | $1,199.99 $899.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $300 – This mid-range version of the MSI Sword is coming in hot at just under $900 for the Black Friday gaming deals 2021. It’s got plenty of oomph to play modern games at mid to high settings, and MSI is a well-respected brand that won’t steer you wrong. A bargain, all things considered. Features: i7-11800H CPU, RTX 3050Ti GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 15.6-inch FHD display

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ASUS ROG Strix G15 (RTX 3060) | $1,299.99 $1,249.99 at Newegg (opens in new tab)
Save $50 – For those reluctant to accept a compromise, this ASUS ROG laptop will be of great interest. Providing you with high-power ray tracing via that 3060 card and a ludicrous amount of RAM to match, it’s a force to be reckoned with. Features: ?AMD Ryzen 7 4800H CPU, RTX 3060 GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD, 15.6-inch FHD 300Hz display

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Gaming PCs

If you’ve got the space and budget for a more static machine, the best gaming PCs can furnish you with a top-tier experience – so long as you know what you’re looking for. That’s why we’ve listed some recommendations from this year’s Black Friday gaming deals below.

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SkyTech Chronos Mini | $950 $759.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $190 – What’s this, a good gaming PC for less than $800? Lovely stuff. The Skytech Chronos Mini has hit a historic low price, and because it includes a GTX 1650 graphics card, that’s fair value. Features: Intel Core-i3 10100F, GTX 1650, 8GB RAM, 500GB SSD

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ASUS ROG Strix | $1,500 $1,249.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $250 – Want a very solid mid to high-end gaming PC? This ASUS rig is an excellent addition to the Black Friday gaming deals, and we’re really quite impressed by the size of the discount on offer here. The CPU is powerful enough to chew through most games, and the 3060 card leaves others in the dust. Features: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X, RTX 3060, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD

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Alienware Aurora R10 | $1,710 $1,322.99 at Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $387 – If you’d rather throw in with Team Red and opt for a Ryzen build, this is a corker of a rig. You’re saving nearly $400 on one of the best PCs in the business, so it’s a highlight of the Black Friday gaming deals so far to say the least. Features: AMD Ryzen 7 5800x, RTX 3060, 16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD

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SkyTech Shiva (RTX 3080) | $2,950 $2,399.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $550 – Want a real powerhouse of a gaming PC? This option from SkyTech features an absurdly strong RTX 3080 graphics card, so being able to save over $500 on it isn’t bad going. Plus, this one will keep you future-proofed for years to come. Features: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, RTX 3080, 16GB RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD

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Black Friday gaming deals – board games

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If you’re hoping to go a bit more analog for this year’s Black Friday gaming deals (perhaps with something you can break out after Thanksgiving dinner with the family), you’ll be pleased to hear that there’s no shortage of offers on the best board games. In fact, it’s an overwhelming sea of choice. That’s why we’re on hand to steer you in the right direction with some suggestions. Here are the top Black Friday board game deals we’ve found so far!

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Pandemic | $44.99 $17.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 60% – Getting one of the best cooperative board games ever made for less than half price is a ridiculous bargain, so we’d recommend pouncing on this one before the folks at Amazon come to their senses.
UK deal – £33.32 £24.95 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Ticket to Ride | $54.99 $21.98 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 60% – Ticket to Ride is perfect for that post-Thanksgiving dinner lull. It’s chilled out enough that you don’t need to think all that hard, but it’s still shot through with enough strategy to keep you engaged from start to finish. An ideal choice for games night with family, this one.
UK deal – £30.95 at Amazon (no discount) (opens in new tab)

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Catan | $55 $22 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 60% – There’s no two ways about it: Catan is a strategy classic. Blending randomised resources that force you to trade with your neighbours in an effort to build your own civilisation, this is a clever game that you can properly get your teeth into.
UK deals – £40.90 £32.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Carcassonne | $39.99 $26.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 33% – This beloved strategy game has had a sizeable discount of its own for the Black Friday gaming deals, so don’t miss out on this easy-going – yet tactical – family favorite.
UK deal – £30 £25.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Gloomhaven | $139.99 $84.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 39% – If you want the ultimate adventure board game, it’s Gloomhaven. It rarely drops below $100, so this offer (which is its lowest ever price, by the way) is a fantastic deal you shouldn’t miss if you’re craving a fantasy RPG for tabletop.
UK deal – £149.99 £107.91 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Black Friday gaming deals – tabletop RPGs

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If you’re eager for a classic pen and paper adventure, the best tabletop RPGs have you covered. While there are plenty of Dungeons and Dragons Black Friday deals to choose from, many other favorites – like Blades in the Dark – are currently discounted for the sales event of the year. 

We’ve rounded up some of the best offers below.

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D&D Starter Set | $19.99 $10.63 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 47% – Looking to get into D&D for the first time? No matter whether you want to play as a Dungeon Master or a character, this is the place to begin. It provides you with a pre-generated party, all the rules you need, a pre-written adventure, and plenty of dice to kick things off.
UK deals – £16.99 £14.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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D&D Essentials Kit | $24.99 $7.74 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 69% – If you’re hoping to start your second D&D campaign or want something a bit more free-form, the Essentials Kit is made for you. Alongside everything you need to play straight away, it contains a sandbox-style quest that can be tackled in almost any order.
UK deals – £24.99 £15.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Blades in the Dark | $30 $24.64 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 18% – Those hungering for a stealth-based TRPG will be well served with Blades in the Dark; it’s an exceptional system that excels in the dark, gritty shadows of a city’s back alleys. Thanks to this discount in the Black Friday gaming deals, it’s a good time to give it a go.
UK deals – £28.10 £21.45 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Black Friday gaming deals – what to expect

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What will the best Black Friday gaming deals be?

While games themselves get plenty of great Black Friday gaming deals, accessories receive the lion’s share. Headsets, hard drives, and more are typically cut by huge amounts during the sale, and that makes it the best time to grab any peripherals you’ve had your eye on.

Laptops are also worthy contenders. These machines receive some of the most noteworthy discounts, and those reductions are available everywhere from Amazon to Newegg. Considering the high price of the top gaming laptops to start with, Black Friday is the perfect opportunity to buy them.

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There are usually some good Nintendo Switch bundles too. While these are snapped up fast and don’t always include the very latest games, they’re excellent value for money and make the perfect starter set for Nintendo’s console.

The best offers often feature subscription services like PlayStation Plus or Xbox Game Pass, though. These always seem to get money off toward the end of November (as has been the case again in 2021), and it’s a great opportunity to renew your membership – or start a new one – ahead of the new year.

Will there be PS5 and Xbox Series X Black Friday gaming deals?

Discounts on PS5 or Xbox Series X games and accessories are a given for this year’s Black Friday gaming deals, but we wouldn’t count on reductions for the consoles themselves (they’re selling much too well for that). 

Even so, there is a very real possibility that we’ll get a PS5 or Xbox Series X drop during the sales event. While they’ll still be hard to find due to the same old component shortages, we tend to get stock for both systems at least once a week so can imagine retailers holding some back for Black Friday itself. Just don’t expect them to last long…


The Black Friday gaming deals aren’t the only good offers this November – you can also look forward to plenty of Black Friday Lego deals. Thanks to the event’s track record of good tech discounts, the Black Friday Samsung TV deals, Black Friday curved monitor deals, Black Friday projector deals, and Black Friday PS5 and Xbox Series X monitor deals should also be worth a look. Don’t forget peripherals, either; the Black Friday PS5 SSD deals and Black Friday Xbox controller deals will hopefully be pretty great this year.

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