The Black Friday PS5 deals in Australia were bigger than ever this year, which means that the Cyber Monday PS5 deals in Australia are just as big. Black Friday may be officially over, but we're now updating our rolling list of the best Cyber Monday PS5 deals (opens in new tab), so if you're still hunting for a bargain, meet us there. t.
From snagging a cheap PS5 game bargain, to saving big on something more premium like a TV or monitor, the Black Friday PS5 deals have been the best place to be to save money on cool stuff. And as the remaining highlights below will demonstrate, the PS5 bargains have been in abundance this year.
Remember, the deals below are just a fraction of what's left; for our much bigger list of Cyber Monday deals (that's today!) head over to our Cyber Monday PS5 deals (opens in new tab) page.
Where were the best best Black Friday PS5 in 2022?
All the major retailers in Australia will be going large, as they do every year. From our now-extensive experience, the below stores are the best places to look, camp on, and frequently visit to get the best Black Friday PS5 deals in Australia.
Amazon: The go-to e-tailer will have discounts on all PS5 games and gear (opens in new tab)
JB Hi-Fi: Australia's biggest tech bricks and mortar will be worth keeping an eye on (opens in new tab)
eBay Australia: Whether direct or through a third-party seller, eBay is known to go big (opens in new tab)
The Gamesmen: Brilliant Aussie independent often surprises with its deals (opens in new tab)
Dell: Dell doesn't immediately scream "PS5", but you'll find some great discounts on monitors (opens in new tab)
Kogan: From games to accessories and TVs, Kogan will be worth the watch (opens in new tab)
Remaining Black Friday PS5 deals in Australia
PlayStation 5 console with God of War Ragnarok (opens in new tab) |
AU$904 AU$888 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This has been selling for AU$16 more of late, so AU$888 for a PS5 with the newly released God of War: Ragnarok is possibly the first ever real deal we've seen on a PS5 console, albeit a bundle. This puts the price of God of War itself at AU$88, which is AU$10 cheaper than buying it standalone at the moment. So not bad!
The Last of Us Part 1 for PS5 (opens in new tab) |
AU$124.95 AU$69 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Here's a remarkable 45% discount on one of the landmark PS5 exclusives of 2022. Remarkable, because first-party PS5 games tend to take a bit longer than this to get drastic discounts. This remake of the PS3-era classic may not add much that's new for returning fans, but if you've never dived in and have a PS5, geez, are you in for a treat.
Demon's Souls PS5 (opens in new tab) |
AU$124.95 AU$52.95 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Elden Ring may be the 2022 zeitgeist, but every PS5 owner needs a copy of this lavish, next-gen remake of From Software's breakthrough action RPG. Not only does Bluepoint's remake look gorgeous, but it plays like a dream, evolving a cult classic into something fit for the pickier modern gamer.
Gran Turismo 7 for PS5 (opens in new tab) |
AU$124.95 AU$39 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The new gold standard for console racing sims, Gran Turismo 7 is a generously nerdy affair for car enthusiasts, and a satisfying racer for the rest of us. This huge discount is the best we've seen for Gran Turismo 7 yet, even better than the AU$49 it was going for earlier in the week. Given that the game has a lot more content now then it did at launch, it's a useful lesson in patience.
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands: Next-Level Edition (opens in new tab) |
AU$49 AU$28 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Under AU$30 for a Borderlands game, albeit an offshoot, is a lot of game for very little dosh. This Next-Level edition includes the bonus Dragon Lord Pack, which is just a bunch of digital stuff basically, but the standard edition is sold out so this is currently your only option.
Gotham Knights for PS5 (opens in new tab) |
AU$109.95 AU$59 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
It may not have been a hit with critics, but if you're determined to get a dose of Batman universe action on your PS5, this is a good 46% discount on the newly released Gotham Knights, which normally goes for AU$109.95.
Sony 55-inch A80J Bravia XR OLED TV |
AU$2,495 AU$1,685 at Sony AU eBay (opens in new tab)
Using the code SNSNOV at checkout, you can save AU$710 on this fancy Sony OLED screen. It may not offer the kind of features found in Sony's top-of-the-line OLED offerings, the A80J offers good value when considering its nevertheless impressive display, dynamic audio and gaming compatibility features.
When do the Black Friday PS5 deals begin?
Given the big day's habit of being a precise day - the Friday after the US celebration of Thanksgiving - we know that the Black Friday PS5 deals will properly kick off on Friday, November 25, 2022. This is the day many retailers still go biggest on, so expect many of the best offers to sell out quickly.
However, we've all seen this movie before: every year Black Friday deals drop earlier and earlier and it'll be wise to pay close attention to those things you have your eye on from mid-October. Black Friday is still a relatively new phenomenon in Australia, but given the uptake over the last few years, you can expect Aussie retailers to give it a proper song and dance this year.
With Black Friday itself now a multiple-day/week-long affair, the extended deals period around it also extends - so be alert and ready to strike!
Black Friday PS5 deals in Australia 2022 - what do we expect
Basically: a lot. But I'll try and keep this bit brief. Naturally, the main question everyone is asking this year is 'will the consoles get a price cut or get the deal treatment'. Officially? Almost certainly not - Sony only just raised the price of the console in Australia from AU$749.95 to AU$799.95, so it's unlikely we'll see that rolled back anytime soon. However, this might not stop retailers from throwing together their own bundles and reducing the price overall so this would absolutely be worth keeping an eye on.
However, where we should be expectant, genuinely, is in first-party PS5 games. For example, Ratchet and Clank saw its first major price drop in the PS5 Black Friday deals last year, and the same was true for Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut on PS5, and also Death Stranding Director's Cut which also dropped to brand-new lowest-ever prices. We're expecting those to be matched but, given we're a whole year on from them, we're hoping for lower prices. We should also see discounts on the Pulse 3D headset, as well as a bunch of third-party SSD storage.
Check PS5 stock in Australia right now
If you're still without the console, then there's never a bad time to check stock at the big players. Check out our regularly updated page (with alerts!) on PS5 stock in Australia (opens in new tab).
- PS5 (AU$799.95): Amazon (opens in new tab) | JB Hi-Fi (opens in new tab) | Sony (opens in new tab)
- PS5 Digital Edition (AU$649.95): Amazon (opens in new tab) | JB Hi-Fi (opens in new tab) | Sony (opens in new tab)
Last year's best Black Friday PS5 deals in Australia
There were a whole host of Black Friday PS5 deals last year, covering basically everything - you think of it, it was there. Below are a bunch of the best from last year and our words on them from the time they were live - this will give you a glimpse into the kind of deals that will come up this year and the depth and spread of the price cuts.
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.
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 |
Sackboy A Big Adventure |
Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut |
The Nioh Collection |
Spider-Man Miles Morales |
Death Stranding Director's Cut |
Destruction AllStars |
Remember, there's going to be loads of sales around Sony's console this year - even if the console doesn't get a price cut itself. It's definitely worth paying attention to the Black Friday PS5 headset deals, the Black Friday PS5 TV deals, the Black Friday PS5 monitor deals, and we have a suspicion that the Black Friday PS5 SSD deals are going to be the hottest tomatoes in town.
Away from the PS5, we're expecting loads of the best gaming items to feature too so be sure to check out our other guides on the best Black Friday headsets, Black Friday gaming chair deals, and Black Friday laptop deals. The Black Friday Lego deals will be ones to watch too, especially ahead of Christmas.