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Black Friday PS5 deals in Australia 2021: the biggest and best discounts on games and more

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If you're lucky enough to own a PS5, here's good news: Black Friday is well under way in Australia and it is proving very appealing to owners of Sony's new console: especially if you're after games.

Black Friday PS5 deals are certainly going to be better for those who already have their hands on a console this year. While there are some excellent offers on all things headsets and games, those looking for a bundle or price cut on the console itself will be disappointed. That's because PS5 restocks are still incredibly difficult to find these days.

But if you've got one, feast your eyes on the deals below:

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Where to find the best Black Friday PS5 deals

Come back to this page on the big day itself and we'll bring you highlights of only the very best PS5 Black Friday deals. But if you want to see the full selection of offers out there then our experience shows that these are the stores you'll want to be checking for big discounts on games, headsets, storage, and other accessories. If you're really lucky you might find PS5 consoles too. 

Amazon Australia: Usually the best for gaming discounts overall
eBay Australia: Odds and ends, peripherals and games 
Mighty Ape: Games galore, and peripherals
JB Hi-Fi: Games, and if you're lucky, consoles

Should I wait until Black Friday to buy a PS5?

Absolutely not. If you're fortunate enough to find the PS5 in stock at any time, you should snap it up immediately. We can't emphasize enough how hard they've been to find over the last year. The only time we'd avoid them is when a store only has them in hugely priced bundles with a bunch of items you wouldn't normally buy.

We're not expecting any discounts on the PS5 console itself at all on Black Friday, so you don't need to worry about buyers remorse by seeing a better deal. They're going to be locked in at RRP (AU$749) for a long, long time. 

Early Black Friday PS5 deals available now

Early Black Friday PS5 deals in Australia

FIFA 22 for PS5

FIFA 22 for PS5 | AU$109.95 AU$49
EA's 2021 soccer offering gets a big AU$60.95 price cut for Black Friday, so if you've been waiting to get involved, now's the time (and if you paid full price at launch, uh, sorry.) The PS4 version is also available for AU$44, down from AU$99.95. Via Amazon.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition

Mass Effect Legendary Edition | AU$99.95 AU$39
Three of the best modern RPGs for just under AU$40 is magical stuff. There isn't actually a dedicated PS5 version of this collection, but this works via backwards compatibility and enjoys performance improvements on the newer console. Via Amazon.

PS Plus 12 month subscription

PS Plus 12 month subscription | AU$79.95 AU$53.30
It's a Black Friday tradition for PS Plus to get a deep discount, so make sure you grab this in order to save nearly AU$30 on the subscription service. It offers online play across PS4 and PS5, as well as a decent serving of game freebies every month. 

PS5 DualSense wireless controller

PS5 DualSense wireless controller | AU$109.95 starting from AU$79
If you've been holding out for a sale to grab a second controller (all the better for some Sackboy local co-op) now's the time to bite. The white and black controllers are AU$79, but for AU$89 you can also get the cosmic red edition, which usually costs AU$119.95. 

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PS5 game bargains | starting from AU$49
If you've got a PS5 but have baulked at the next-gen price hike, then your patience is now rewarded: PS5 games are going super cheap, including:

Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart | AU$124.95 AU$59
Sackboy A Big Adventure | AU$109.95 AU$54
Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut | AU$124.95 AU$76
The Nioh Collection | AU$124.95 AU$65
Spider-Man Miles Morales | AU$94.95 AU$52
Death Stranding Director's Cut | AU$79.95 AU$54
Destruction AllStars | AU$39.95 AU$24

F1 2021 for PS5

F1 2021 for PS5and PS4  | AU$99.95 AU$35
If F1 games have always seemed a bit intimidating, too sim-oriented, then 2021's instalment may change your mind. Sure, it retains depth, but its narrative-focused 'Braking Point' mode is like Uncharted for racing games. Easily the best racer on Sony consoles this year, and the price is currently right. Via Amazon.

Far Cry 6

Far Cry 6 for AU$99.95 AU$58.95
The latest entry in Ubisoft's long-running open world shootathon will keep you busy for upwards of 50 hours, so AU$69 is a small amount for a lot of fun. The PS4 version comes with a free upgrade to the next-gen edition. Via Amazon.

HyperX Cloud II

HyperX Cloud II Pro wired gaming headset| AU$159 AU$89
If you're after some good sound at a low price, AU$70 off this popular gaming headset should prove tempting. It's available in both gun metal and red colours, has digital noise cancelling, 7.1 virtual surround sound and comfy memory foam ear cups. Via Amazon.

How much will the PS5 cost on Black Friday?

The PS5 prices on Black Friday certainly won't be any cheaper than their standard prices. Since launch last year, PS5 stock has sold out within minutes every time it's appeared, so there's zero chance of any discounts for the consoles and probably bundles too.

Do lookout for some stores and third-party scalpers overcharging for the base console. The standard PS5 should be no more than AU$749 and the PS5 Digital Edition is AU$599. If you're paying more, it should only be if you're getting extra items like accessories and games. 

Black Friday PS5 deals: SSDs (internal)

Seagate FireCuda 530

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SSDs are likely to play a massive role in this year's Black Friday PS5 deals. Models like the Samsung 980 Pro and WD Black SN850 are already taking some excellent discounts ahead of the sales period, and these sticks are where we're expecting to see some of the most valuable discounts. We'd recommend keeping an eye on these brands in particular, but also watching Crucial and Gigabyte's prices as well.

Want to know more about your options? Then take a look at our dedicated best PS5 SSD guide, for the lowdown before you buy. In short, though, you need to make sure it includes or meets the following criteria:

  • Interface: PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 NVMe SSD
  • Capacity: 250GB - 4TB
  • Sequential read speed: 5500 MB/s or faster
  • Module width: 22mm (25mm modules are not supported)
  • Socket type: Socket 3 (Key M)
  • Total size including cooling must be smaller than 110mm (L) x 25mm (W) x 11.25mm (H)

You also need to attach a cooling structure like a heatsink (or buy one built-in).

OK, that's a more complicated set of limitations than we were expecting, but fear not. Any SSDs we highlight during the Black Friday PS5 sales will be checked by our team to ensure they are indeed PS5-compatible so you can buy one that'll be a good fit.

Black Friday PS5 deals: external SSDs

WD_Black P50

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Important note: External SSDs can not be used to run/play PS5 games directly. Instead, they're used to store your PS5 games and can be transferred quickly back and forth to free up space on your internal drive. This is much quicker than redownloading them over and over. 

You can play PS4 games from external drives though, and it does help improve their loading times. On many of them, we find it matches the loading speeds of the same titles being played directly on the PS5. This means they're pricier than regular external hard drives (HDDs), but we'll be pulling together loads of the best SSD deals in the Black Friday PS5 deals event as we're all in the market for one after all too!

Black Friday PS5 deals: headsets

Turtle Beach Recon 500

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Over on our guide to the best PS5 headsets we've highlighted the finest options from a wide range of brands across various budgets so there's something for everyone. We expect Black Friday gaming headset deals to be a big thing again this year and many of the best PS5 ones will almost certainly be available for less. 

You'll find the cheapest prices available right now in our comparison chart below on some of our all-time favorite models. Given the huge choice available out there, we often find most of them are getting regular discounts throughout the year, so there might not be any real need to wait until the Black Friday PS5 sales officially begin in order to get a fantastic piece of kit today.

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Black Friday PS5 deals: controllers

Sony took its sweet time, but you can finally get the DualSense PS5 controller in some new colors. In addition to the basic white one, it's now available in Cosmic Red and Midnight Black. 

And as things stand, these are the only controllers that will work for PS5 games. Older models will work for PS4 games, but there aren't any third-party options yet for the PS5 itself. This could of course change by the time Black Friday comes along though. We're looking at you, Nacon and Razer. For now though, here are the best prices for the Sony DualSense. 

Black Friday PS5 deals: PlayStation Plus

PlayStation Plus deals are something to be on the lookout throughout the year. You don't have to wait for your subscription to run out before activating a code for a new one either as subs will stack on top of each other. Black Friday PS5 shoppers would do well to pick up a sub as they allow you to play games online, provide free games each month and unlock exclusive discounts on the PSN store.

Black Friday PS5 deals: charging docks

Your old PS4 docks won't work, but PS5 DualSense controller docks aren't very expensive. We expect a few deals around Black Friday, especially on the third-party ones from the likes of Fosman as they're discounted on a regular basis anyway. The official Sony one often sells out, so if it's on someone's Christmas list, it might be wise to pick it up sooner rather than later as we wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't get a discount any time soon.

When do the Black Friday PS5 deals begin?

You'll want to be ready for Black Friday PS5 deals on Friday, November 26 2021. That's the official start date to Black Friday, so we expect most movement on PS5 stock, headsets, games, storage devices, and more to take place on that day. Expect many of the best offers to sell out fast too. 

For deals in general on PS5 gaming items, you certainly won't have to wait that long for the seasonal shopping event to get underway. I've worked the last five Black Friday's and over the last few years, I've noticed the deals increasingly start earlier than normal. 

It's not unusual nowadays to see some retailers start teasing out early deals from mid-October. Then a fresh wave of discounts from the start of November. Black Friday itself seems to have become a week-long affair now too, so you'll want to be extra alert from Monday, November 22 as lots of retailers like to get the drop on each other by going live as soon as possible, often with assurances that they won't lower prices further on Black Friday itself.

We're expecting loads of the best gaming items to feature in the massive sales event later this year. So be sure to check out our big Black Friday gaming deals 2021 guide, purpose-built for Australian readers.

Brendan is GamesRadar's Managing Editor of the Hardware & eCommerce team. Formerly the Deals Editor at our sister site, TechRadar, he's obsessed with finding the best tech, games, gadgets, and hardware at the lowest price. He spends way too much of his free time trying to decide what new things to watch on Netflix, then just rewatches It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia instead.