Black Friday gaming deals 2022 - the best offers from this year's mega-sale

Black Friday gaming deals with DualSense, Xbox controller, and Nintendo Switch OLED
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Black Friday gaming deals are in full swing, making today a great time to scoop up games and accessories on the cheap (and a very scary time for your poor ol' wallet). Bank accounts be damned, now's the time to look for any software, hardware, peripherals, prebuilt machines, screens, or other gaming things you've had your eye on but didn't want to buy until there was a deal. 

Thankfully for you, you don't need to actually do any of the looking yourself, as our experienced bargain hunters are doing all the work for you. That's right, the GamesRadar office lights will stay on around the clock while we hunt for the best Black Friday gaming deals out there.

Because the team's been covering this sales event for quite some time, they don't need crystal balls or the power of foresight to track down the very best offers in 2022's Black Friday gaming deals. We know exactly where to get the year's hottest savings, and to save you time (not to mention stress), we've rounded them up here. You'll find offers on hardware, games, accessories, and more listed below. 

To make the most of these savings, you should also check out the hints and tips listed below. No matter which platform you play on, they'll help you prepare for Black Friday gaming deals 2022.

Black Friday gaming deals - USA

Oculus Quest 2 (128GB) + Beat Saber + Resident Evil 4 | $399.99 (opens in new tab)

Oculus Quest 2 (128GB) + Beat Saber + Resident Evil 4 | $399.99 $349.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $50 - In terms of ridiculous offers, Amazon has already taken the cake. This is one of the best Black Friday gaming deals we've seen so far because the value of what you're getting is so aggressively good. The 256GB version of the Quest 2 is on offer as well for $429.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab) instead of $499, so you can always opt for a model with larger memory if you'd prefer.

Nintendo Switch + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + 3 months Nintendo Switch Online | $399 (opens in new tab)

Nintendo Switch + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + 3 months Nintendo Switch Online | $399 $299 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Save $100 - The Switch's Black Friday mega bundle is back with a vengeance for 2022, and it's packing an aggressively good $299 sales price that's the best you're likely to get. Because it comes with one of the console's most popular games and an online membership that allows you to play with family or friends remotely, this is by far and away the best of the Switch Black Friday gaming deals.

Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Edition + $35 Dell gift card | $299.99 at Dell (opens in new tab)

Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Edition + $35 Dell gift card | $299.99 at Dell (opens in new tab)
Although it's not a strict 'saving', per se, getting a $35 gift card along with the standard price of the console is basically free money. Just move fast - the last time we saw a similar bundle on the device, it was run off the shelves very quickly.

WD BLACK SN850 PS5 SSD (1TB) | $179.99 (opens in new tab)

WD BLACK SN850 PS5 SSD (1TB) | $179.99 $129.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $70 - As the most popular PS5 SSD, and potentially one of the best, this reduction is one of the highlights of the Black Friday gaming deals. That means this is probably one of the best opportunities you'll get to upgrade your console's memory for less this year.

WD BLACK P40 external SSD (1TB) | $179.99 (opens in new tab)

WD BLACK P40 external SSD (1TB) | $179.99 $104.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $75 - If you'd rather not mess about breaking open the console when it comes to PS5 storage, this SSD is hands down the best option. WD's Black range is also well known to be amongst the best of the best, so getting it for its cheapest ever price by around $10 is an absolute steal in today's Black Friday gaming deals.

No Man's Sky (Switch) | $59.99 (opens in new tab)

No Man's Sky (Switch) | $59.99 $39.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $20 - Hello Games' open-world space exploration sim wasn't universally loved when it launched back in 2016, but after a galaxy's worth of updates, it is now. Pick up the brand new Switch version for $20 off thanks to this awesome Black Friday gaming deal.

Xbox Series X (Refurbished) | $499.99 (opens in new tab)

Xbox Series X (Refurbished) | $499.99 $469.99 at Microsoft (opens in new tab)
Save $30 - Yep, that's money off a Series X console. OK, so it's not brand-spanking new. But unless you're opting for a bundle, there's no other way to save on an Xbox Series X at the moment.

3 months Xbox Game Pass Ultimate | $39.89 (opens in new tab)

3 months Xbox Game Pass Ultimate | $39.89 $27.79 at CDKeys (opens in new tab)
Save $15 - CDKeys is always our go-to for subscription codes like this, and although we've seen prices go lower in the past, it's still a worthy Black Friday gaming deal because of the $12 you're saving.

HP Victus 15.6-inch GTX 1650 gaming laptop | $799.99 (opens in new tab)

HP Victus 15.6-inch GTX 1650 gaming laptop | $799.99 $479.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $320 - Want a decent entry-level laptop for gaming? The GTX 1650 HP Victus has tumbled down to just $479.99 at Best Buy for the Black Friday gaming deals, and because we so rarely see devices like this dip below $500, it's a total steal.

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D&D Starter Set: Dragons of Stormwreck Isle |$19.99 $10.00 on Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $10 - Want to get into D&D? That's the lowest ever price we've seen on the brand-new starter set, so there's literally never been a better time to strike than now.

Xbox Series S + Xbox Wireless Controller | $359.99 (opens in new tab)

Xbox Series S + Xbox Wireless Controller | $359.99 $289.99 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Save $70 - Want a bonus controller to go with your console, perhaps so you can get down to some couch co-op? Walmart's offer has you covered, and it's an incredibly good discount so far as Xbox Black Friday gaming deals go.

Alienware Aurora R13 RX 6500 XT gaming PC | $1,449.99 (opens in new tab)

Alienware Aurora R13 RX 6500 XT gaming PC | $1,449.99 $999.99 at Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $480 - Looking for a great starter PC setup? You could do a lot, lot worse than this machine in today's Black Friday gaming deals. It packs a solid punch for $999, harboring an i5-12400F processor, AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT graphics card, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB SSD. The chassis is a premium one too, so you'll be well-served by it for a long time to come if you want to upgrade those internal components in the future.

Betrayal at House on the Hill (3rd edition) | $55.99 (opens in new tab)

Betrayal at House on the Hill (3rd edition) | $55.99 $28.79 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $27 - One of our favorite games is currently on offer for the Black Friday gaming deals, so we'd highly recommend taking a look if you've not tried Betrayal before.

LG UltraGear 32GP83B | $499.99 (opens in new tab)

LG UltraGear 32GP83B | $499.99 $349.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $150 - Want to give your setup a boost? That's a very, very tempting offer on a high-quality LG monitor in today's early Black Friday gaming deals. You're getting a 32-inch 1440p screen with a refresh rate of 165Hz, so there's a lot of quality for your cash in this instance.

Alien: Fate of the Nostromo | $29.99 (opens in new tab)

Alien: Fate of the Nostromo | $29.99 $14.69 at Target (opens in new tab)
Save $15 - That's the cheapest we've ever seen this Alien tabletop game, and because it's such a fun co-op experience (but isn't overly complicated), it shoots to the top of our list of the best Black Friday gaming deals.

Gigabyte G5 15.6-inch RTX 3050 Ti gaming laptop | $999.99 (opens in new tab)

Gigabyte G5 15.6-inch RTX 3050 Ti gaming laptop | $999.99 $549.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $450 - Another superb entry-level gaming laptop has crashed down in price for the 2022 Black Friday gaming deals, and because you're getting the new RTX 3050 Ti for a massive $450 less, it really is superb value!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons | $59.99 (opens in new tab)

Animal Crossing: New Horizons | $59.99 $29 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Save $20 - This really delightful Switch game has fallen to the lowest price we've seen all year in honor of the Black Friday gaming deals, so it's definitely one to prioritize if you haven't tried it yet. Stock is getting patchy but you can still use this link to check stock at your local stores.

Respawn 110 | $260 (opens in new tab)

Respawn 110 | $260 $212.49 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $48 - We haven't ever seen this fabric seat from Respawn dip below $249, so that sales price for the Black Friday gaming deals is a record-breaker you shouldn't miss. This one's fitted with a premium material, not to mention a 135-degree recline as well. You can also tick the box for another 10% discount!

Elden Ring | $59.99 (opens in new tab)

Elden Ring | $59.99 $35 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Save $24.99 - Elden Ring has hovered at roughly $50 for quite some time, so seeing this offer in Walmart's Black Friday gaming deals is particularly eye-catching. Not one to sleep on if you've been waiting to dive in!

PS5 DualSense Controller (White) | $69.99 (opens in new tab)

PS5 DualSense Controller (White) | $69.99 $49 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $21 - Getting your hands on an extra controller has never been cheaper! You can currently pick up a spare or replacement DualSense for a record low price, which is always a very welcome thing considering how expensive these tend to be nowadays.

Pandemic | $39.99 (opens in new tab)

Pandemic | $39.99 $34.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $5 - This deal was a lot better earlier, but if you're chomping at the bit to play Pandemic, you could do a lot worse than saving $5.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild | $59.99 (opens in new tab)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild | $59.99 $29 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Save $31 - Even after five years since its launch, Breath of the Wild is still firmly one of the Nintendo Switch's best games. And seeing as it barely shifts from its MSRP of $59.99, this is one of the better Black Friday gaming deals for Switch gamers.

Warhammer Underworlds: Gnarlwood | $95 (opens in new tab)

Warhammer Underworlds: Gnarlwood | $95 $80.75 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $15 - Want to get into Underworlds for less? The latest core box, Gnarlwood, is currently on offer via Amazon for the Black Friday gaming deals. We've never seen it for less, so strike while the iron is hot to avoid the saving slinking off into the ether.

CyberPowerPC RTX 3070 gaming PC | $1,449.99 (opens in new tab)

CyberPowerPC RTX 3070 gaming PC | $1,449.99 $1,199.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $150 - Want a very respectable, powerful gaming PC at an entry level price? This device is a great option. Packing a Ryzen 7 5700 processor and RTX 3070 GPU, the CyberPowerPC is sitting at a particularly excellent price right now for the Black Friday gaming deals. It's also been reduced by $100 since we found it last week, so that's a definite win too.

Pokemon Legends Arceus | $59.99 (opens in new tab)

Pokemon Legends Arceus | $59.99 $47.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $12 - Pokemon Legends Arceus is a supremely chill semi-open world game that somehow looks and runs better than its follow-up, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, so if you haven't played it, you should definitely grab it while it's still $12 off.

7 Wonders Architects | $49.99 (opens in new tab)

7 Wonders Architects | $49.99 $39.95 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $10 - This more bitesize version of 7 Wonders is ideal for family get-togethers, so we'd highly recommend picking it up while it's less in today's Black Friday gaming deals.

Thrustmaster eSwap X Pro controller + FREE $50 eGift Card | $159.99 (opens in new tab)

Thrustmaster eSwap X Pro controller + FREE $50 eGift Card | $159.99 $109.99 at Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $50; lowest ever price - This is incredible value for money, and you're picking up one of the very best third-party controllers for Xbox, and a fine PC pad too. This is a lowest ever price and remember you're getting a bonus $50 eGift card too! madness.

Thrustmaster eSwap S controller | $129.99 (opens in new tab)

Thrustmaster eSwap S controller | $129.99 $89.99 at Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $40 - If the budget can't stretch quite so far as the X above then consider its slightly less feature-filled sibling, the 'S' variant. It too is at its lowest-ever price, and you, again, get that free gift card as well. Excellent value.

Sony A95K QD-OLED 4K TV | 55-inch | $2,999.99 (opens in new tab)

Sony A95K QD-OLED 4K TV | 55-inch | $2,999.99 $2,498 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $502; lowest ever price - Jumping up a bit in terms of investment, but still one of the best gaming-focused screen purchases you can make this winter, this record low price is a belter. It bags you what is arguably the best gaming TV out of all new releases in 2022, and, by extension, out of the entire market right now.

Samsung QD-OLED S95B 4K TV | 55-inch | + FREE Xbox controller | $1899.99 (opens in new tab)

Samsung QD-OLED S95B 4K TV | 55-inch | + FREE Xbox controller | $1899.99 $1,449.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $450 - However, if you are in the market for a new gaming-first TV but have a smaller overall budget then the S95B QD-OLED TV is for you. This not only requires a smaller investment, but also one that is a lowest ever price, and that bags you a free Xbox controller (worth $60). Perfect for setting up the TV and jumping straight into Samsung's built-in Gaming Hub and Xbox App and get going on Game Pass straight away.

Black Friday gaming deals - UK

Oculus Quest 2 (128GB) + Beat Saber + Resident Evil 4 | £399.99 (opens in new tab)

Oculus Quest 2 (128GB) + Beat Saber + Resident Evil 4 | £399.99 £349 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £50 - This is by far and away the best offer we've seen on the Quest 2 in this year's Black Friday gaming deals. Considering how the headset by itself normally costs £399, getting it for £50 less with two free games in tow is absurd. Want more storage space? You can pick up the 256GB version of the Quest 2 instead with the same offer, albeit for £429.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab) instead of £499 (a £70 saving, if you're wanting to keep score).

Nintendo Switch + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + 3 months Nintendo Switch Online | £259.99 at Very (opens in new tab)

Nintendo Switch + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + 3 months Nintendo Switch Online | £259.99 at Very (opens in new tab)
Because this bundle only ever shows up during the Black Friday gaming deals, it's absolutely not one to sleep on. When you consider the standard £50 price of Mario Kart and the price of a £7 Switch Online subscription, you're saving a whole load of cash on this offer. Just be quick, as it's not likely to stick around for long!

Xbox Series S | £249 (opens in new tab)

Xbox Series S | £249 £189 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £60 - Yeah, that's an absurdly good deal on the Xbox Series S. We've not seen a better offer on the console for a long time, so move quickly in the Black Friday gaming deals to avoid missing out (it's sure to sell fast at that price).

Xbox Wireless Controller | £54.99 (opens in new tab)

Xbox Wireless Controller | £54.99 £29.99 at Box (opens in new tab)
Save £25 - Frankly absurd value on the controller to go with the absurd value on the Series S above - this is an incredible price for the ever-popular pad - a lowest ever! And you're getting a more original, unusual colourway too!

MTG Game Night: Free-for-All 2022| £41.45 (opens in new tab)

MTG Game Night: Free-for-All 2022| £41.45 £26.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £14.50 - Looking to get your pals into MTG? This is the perfect starting point. It's an Amazon exclusive item as well, and at its lowest price ever for this year's Black Friday gaming deals, so you won't find a better opportunity.

Nintendo Switch OLED + Switch Sports | £341.99 (opens in new tab)

Nintendo Switch OLED + Switch Sports | £341.99 £299 at Very (opens in new tab)
Save £42.99 - This is one of the best offers we've seen for the Switch in this year's Black Friday gaming deals. Besides getting you the newer, nicer OLED model of console, you're also getting Switch Sports thrown in for less than the price of the console by itself. That's absolutely ridiculous by anyone's standard.

Xbox Series X (refurbished) | £449.99 (opens in new tab)

Xbox Series X (refurbished) | £449.99 £419.99 at Microsoft (opens in new tab)
Save £30 - Short of getting a bundle, the only way to save on the new Xbox console is by getting it refurbished direct from Microsoft. We're not sure how long this offer will last, so don't sleep on it if you wanted the system for less.

Nintendo Switch OLED + Pokemon Scarlet and Violet | £389 (opens in new tab)

Nintendo Switch OLED + Pokemon Scarlet and Violet | £389 £329 at Very (opens in new tab)
Save £60 - Want to pick up both versions of the new Pokemon release? Check out this offer at Very. Because you're only spending £20 more than you'd pay for the console by itself, you're getting some mega value here in today's Black Friday gaming deals.

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HP Omen 25L + Warhammer 40,000 Darktide | £1,399.97 £999.97 at Box (opens in new tab)
Save £400 - This HP Omen 25L is offering a pretty impressive discount for today's Black Friday gaming deals, and getting an RTX 3060Ti GPU, DDR4 RAM, and an AMD Ryzen 7 processor with eight cores for this sort of discount is absurd. Oh, and the addition of Darktide is a very nice bonus as well.

3 months Xbox Game Pass Ultimate | £32.99 (opens in new tab)

3 months Xbox Game Pass Ultimate | £32.99 £27.79 at CDKeys (opens in new tab)
Save £5 - We're big fans of CDKeys thanks to its regular offers, and now it's got another tempting one for Game Pass Ultimate to kick off this year's Black Friday gaming deals. You're saving 36% on your subscription overall, which isn't bad going considering how much cool stuff there is on the service right now.

Asus TUF F15 15.6-inch GTX 1650 gaming laptop | £729 (opens in new tab)

Asus TUF F15 15.6-inch GTX 1650 gaming laptop | £729 £559 at Very (opens in new tab)
Save £170 - Because the TUF F15 was already an affordable machine, seeing it drop even further for the Black Friday gaming deals is particularly good value. You're getting an entry-level GTX 1650 graphics card and 512GB of SSD storage.

Gotham Knights | £64.99 (opens in new tab)

Gotham Knights | £64.99 £29.95 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £35 - Wait, you're saying we can get this brand-new game for just under half-price? That's an absolute steal no matter how you slice it, so don't hesitate on this one. The saving probably won't stick around for long.

Andaseat Phantom 3 | £279.99 (opens in new tab)

Andaseat Phantom 3 | £279.99 £179 at Very (opens in new tab)
Save £100 - The Andaseat Phantom 3 is a very respectable gaming chair at the best of times, so seeing it drop by £100 in today's Black Friday gaming deals? It becomes even more of a bargain.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II | £69.99 (opens in new tab)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II | £69.99 £56.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £13 - If you want to get the latest Call of Duty for as little as possible, this is the offer for you. That's the cheapest it's ever been, and we haven't seen it for less anywhere else.

Nintendo Switch OLED + FIFA 23 + 256GB memory card | £339 at Currys (opens in new tab)

Nintendo Switch OLED + FIFA 23 + 256GB memory card | £339 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £45 - Want to grab Nintendo's home-handheld hybrid but also make your money go further? This is probably the best offer you'll find in the Black Friday gaming deals, saving you approximately £45 compared to paying for everything separately.

Star Wars Villainous | £39.99 (opens in new tab)

Star Wars Villainous | £39.99 £23.89 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £16 - Prefer Star Wars to Disney? You can pick up this excellent spin-off of the classic Villainous for less in today's Black Friday gaming deals, and it comes highly recommended.

Battle of Osgiliath | £125 (opens in new tab)

Battle of Osgiliath | £125 £120 at Magic Madhouse (opens in new tab)
Save £5 - There's been plenty of buzz surrounding this new addition to the Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game, so we highly recommend taking a look while it's on offer at Magic Madhouse for the Black Friday gaming deals. It was on sale for a much steeper discount earlier, but a $5 saving isn't bad!
 

Samsung Odyssey G7 | £599.99 (opens in new tab)

Samsung Odyssey G7 | £599.99 £485.40 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £110 - Hoping to spruce up your setup this year? You can save a very respectable £110 on one of the better monitors out there. This Samsung panel weighs in at 32 inches, has a 1440p resolution, and offers a refresh rate of 240Hz. A great deal on a screen from one of the best in the business.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars - A Pandemic System Game | £59.99 (opens in new tab)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars - A Pandemic System Game | £59.99 £55 at Magic Madhouse (opens in new tab)
Save £5 - This game has literally just come out, so getting any discount at all is cool. Thanks Black Friday gaming deals!

Pokemon Scarlet / Violet | £49.99 (opens in new tab)

Pokemon Scarlet / Violet | £49.99 £41.99 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £8 - Wait a minute, is that a saving on the new Pokemon game? Yes, it is! Despite some performance issues, most folks seem to be enjoying Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, and you'll enjoy it even more at £8 off.

Black Friday gaming deals - FAQ

A selection of games that might be on offer in the Black Friday gaming deals

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When will Black Friday gaming deals start?

The Black Friday gaming deals are currently live, and they'll be running until Cyber Monday begins on November 28. 

You see, the sales aren't limited to a 24-hour period like the name would suggest; rather, they start from around mid-November and keep on trucking until the Cyber Monday gaming deals kick off just before December. Basically, keep your eyes peeled for the long haul. 

Should you wait for the Black Friday gaming deals?

Yes, you should definitely hold fire on any purchases until the Black Friday gaming deals kick off at the end of November. Like all tech, games get significant price cuts throughout the event and many items hit all-time lows. That includes everything from the latest PS5 titles to Xbox consoles, so there's little benefit to jumping the gun here.

However, on the flip-side of that, you'll need to be quick when the sales roll around. They can sell out quickly, and many form blink-and-you'll-miss-it 'Lightning Deals' on Amazon. In other words, stay alert throughout the week of Black Friday - getting the best reductions will depend on it.

Where will the best Black Friday gaming deals be?

Almost everyone tries to get in on Black Friday each year, so you can be sure that any retailer you visit will have price cuts of some description. Still, some are better than others. In our experience, these are the stores to prioritize:

USA

- Amazon: Usually the best for gaming discounts overall (opens in new tab)
- Dell: Offers a surprising variety of laptop discounts (opens in new tab)
- Best Buy: Offers surprisingly good PC peripheral deals (opens in new tab)
- Walmart: Good for general console game discounts (opens in new tab)
- Microsoft: Great for cheap Xbox games and accessories (opens in new tab)
- CDKeys: Heavy discounts on PC games (opens in new tab)
- Newegg: Excellent for PC components (opens in new tab)
- Gamestop: Regularly offers console bundles and merch discounts (opens in new tab)

UK

- Amazon: Traditionally the most reliable for variety and price-cuts (opens in new tab)
- Dell: Good for variety and powerful gaming laptop builds (opens in new tab)
- Currys: Great for Switch console bundles and general game deals (opens in new tab)
- Very: Regular discounts on games, consoles, and accessories (opens in new tab)
- Argos: Low prices often with same day delivery (opens in new tab)
- The Game Collection: Frequently has some of the best game prices (opens in new tab)
- CDKeys: Some of the best prices going on PC games (opens in new tab)
- Game: Big savings on merch and pre-owned games (opens in new tab)

Black Friday gaming deals - what to expect

Elden Ring

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While Black Friday video game deals themselves get plenty of airtime, 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.

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 was 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.

We've listed a few specifics based on platform below.

  • PlayStation: If you have any gaps in your game library from the past year or so, the Black Friday gaming deals offer you a chance to catch up. Everything from hot new releases to old favorites are discounted throughout the event, and those reductions are only matched by accessories for the platform (e.g. headsets and internal SSDs, which always get best-of-year offers). Oh, and don't forget about services like PlayStation Plus either. It's not unusual to see them drop in price during November.
  • Xbox: Games are star of the show in annual Black Friday gaming deals on Xbox. Both new and old titles from the last few years get dramatic cuts, so November is the perfect opportunity to try out anything you missed. Similarly, headsets and hard drives are worth looking into as well. These essential bits of kit get very decent savings, to the point that we'd actually hold off purchasing them until Black Friday rolls around. And as we said above, keep an eye out for services like Game Pass. It's not uncommon to see discounts on them around this time.
  • Nintendo: Even though official gear gets discounted in the Black Friday gaming deals, we usually enjoy a lot more reductions on third-party accessories like controllers from PowerA (the same is true of headsets, not to mention cases). 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. Speaking of games, these are normally slashed in price as well so it's a good time to fill up your shelf with the console's back-catalogue. Just don't expect loads of money off - the best we can usually hope for is $10 to $20.
  • PC: It's all about hardware for PC gamers. Keyboards, mice, headsets, and mics from across the spectrum get massive reductions of up to 60% or more, while prebuilt rigs also drop a few hundred dollars on the regular. In much the same way, laptops are worthy contenders for a saving. These machines receive some of the most noteworthy discounts of Black Friday, 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 as a result.

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, and we can't imagine a price cut will land until smaller, slimmer versions of the machines hit shelves at some point in the future.

That said, a PS5 or Xbox Series X stock drop during the sales event is likely. While they'll still be hard to find due to component shortages and increased demand, we tend to get stock for both systems at least once a week so can imagine retailers holding some aside for Black Friday itself. Just don't expect them to last long...


Gaming sales are some of the best on offer during Black Friday, and they aren't limited to one platform; we can look forward to Black Friday PS5 deals, Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals, and Black Friday Xbox Series X deals over the course of November. Unsurprisingly, this tech-heavy event will also be one to watch if you're hunting down Black Friday gaming PC deals or Black Friday gaming laptop deals. Those devices usually get the most scene-stealing discounts.

Benjamin Abbott
Tabletop & Merch Editor

As the site's Tabletop & Merch Editor, you'll find my grubby paws on everything from board game reviews to Lego buying guides. I have been writing about games in one form or another since 2012 and can normally be found cackling over some evil plan I've cooked up for my group's next Dungeons & Dragons campaign.