The Black Friday PS5 deals are now a staple of each and every yearly retail cycle and offer the best chance you'll get to save big on everything PS5-shaped.
Whether you're looking for new games to play, an SSD to boost your storage space, a headset to listen in greater clarity, or something else entirely, there's bound to be something included to catch your eye. And if you're looking for the console itself, then 2023 may be the most likely chance yet of seeing actual discounts (maybe) or some of the best bundles ever - let alone readily-available stock!
Just by default, the PS5 gear, games, and accessories markets are, with every day that passes, bigger than ever, and by the time the 2023 Black Friday PS5 deals, it'll be burgeoning and bursting at the seams. This means that while it might seem harder than ever to see the wood for the trees in this year's Black Friday PS5 deals, the choice will be greater than ever and we, the shoppers, are more likely than ever to win out and get great discounts. From snagging a cheap PS5 game bargain, to saving big on something more premium like a TV or monitor, the PS5 offerings among this year's Black Friday gaming deals are going to be the best place to be to save money on cool stuff.
To try and get ahead of all this madness, and to help you work out whether you should wait for anything in particular or not, we're putting together this page right here to give you some info and point you toward the best places to look yourself.
When do the Black Friday PS5 deals begin?
Given the big day's habit of being a precise day - the Friday after Thanksgiving - we know that the Black Friday PS5 deals will properly kick off on Friday, November 24, 2023. 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.
Where will the best best Black Friday PS5 deals be?
All the major retailers on both sides of the Atlantic 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 if you're looking to get way ahead or just start a bank of bookmarks.
Amazon: Save on everything from games to monitors to TVs (opens in new tab)
Best Buy: Huge range of PS5 deals often with coupons or vouchers (opens in new tab)
Dell: Save big on monitors and some accessories (opens in new tab)
Walmart: Snatch up the latest games and PS5 essentials (opens in new tab)
Target: Big savings on PS5 games and accessories right now (opens in new tab)
B&H Photo: Save on PS5 accessories like SSDs and TVs and more (opens in new tab)
Samsung: Get a brand new TV for your PS5 at massively discounted rates (opens in new tab)
Amazon: The go-to e-tailer will have discounts on all PS5 games and gear (opens in new tab)
Very: Regularly gets good stock and will price match (opens in new tab)
John Lewis: Sweetens the PS5 deals on tech with extended guarantees (opens in new tab)
Currys: Often bundles up PS5 accessories and games for discounts (opens in new tab)
eBuyer: A great stockist of PS5 SSDs and external drives (opens in new tab)
Argos: Is often a great shout for quick pick-ups, and local delivery (opens in new tab)
Black Friday PS5 deals 2023 - what do we expect
I think the biggest question in 2023's Black Friday PS5 deals will be whether the Naturally, the main question everyone is asking this year is 'will the consoles get a price cut or get the deal treatment'. Folks asked this last year and while stock was more available and bundles offered good bang for buck, there was no real price cutting deals on offer. Could 2023 be different? Maybe. I'd expect there to be some genuine bundles that actually save folks money for sure; and now that the supply line has been 'fixed' and no one should have any trouble getting a console according to Jim Ryan, stock should be plentiful at all the retailers who will be trying to outdo one another.
However, where we absolutely can expect deals is in first-party PS5 games. For example, Ratchet and Clank saw its first major price drop in the PS5 Black Friday deals dropping from $69.99 to $49.99 - a veritable bargain considering it's a first-party game. 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 in 2022's Black Friday PS5 deals. We're expecting those to be matched at but, given we're a whole year on from them, we're hoping for lower prices.
In addition to the games, there are usually some discounts on peripherals. The official Pulse 3D headset had a brand-new lowest-ever price of just under $70, and loads of third-party peripherals saw some massive cuts. And one we heartily recommend considering this year, as we do ever year, is a PS5 SSD. The Samsung 980 PRO for example with heatsink was brand-new in 2021 and has seen its price steadily drop to just over $100, along with the WD BLACK SN850, which represents a ratio of nearly 1TB of storage for $100 which is excellent. In the external hard drive market, we'd be looking at WD's new P40 SSD. This saw a chunky $75 off its MSRP last year, also nearly reaching that $100-mark.
And if you're after one of the latest perfect-for-PS5 TVs then keep an eye on 2021's Sony A95K which saw more than $1000 cut off its MSRP (for the 65-inch size).
Whatever you want for your PlayStation setup, the Black Friday PS5 deals are the best ways to get it for less.
Last year's deals
Seagate FireCuda 530 PS5 SSD | 4TB + Heatsink |
$959.99 $559.99 at Best Buy
Save $400 - If you own a PS5 and wanted to make one big PS5-themed purchase on Black Friday then this was probably it - and for a record-low price. Yes, you too could have four whole terabytes of PS5 storage for the price of more than the console itself.
WD BLACK SN850 PS5 SSD | 1TB |
$179.99 $109.99 at Amazon
Save $70 - The most popular PS5 SSD is a great hit at this price point. It's dropped below our best expectations with an extra $30 off where it was sitting earlier in the week, so it'll definitely pay to jump on this now as last year it was one of the most popular Black Friday PS5 deals by far.
$69.99 $29.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $40 - This was a knock-down price on the latest entry from what is one of the biggest sports franchises out there. If you've yet to jump into the new season, this was your chance.
Sony A95K QD-OLED 4K TV | 65-inch |
$3,999.99 $2,998 at Amazon
Save $1,002; lowest ever price - There were two absolute beasts in the TV world that came out in 2022 - the first was the Sony A95K. It's got that Sony pedigree and a groundbreaking QD-OLED screen, and at this price, it represented the cheapest way to get it that we'd
LG 48GQ900 |
$1,499.99 $999.99 at Best Buy
Save $500 - However, if you were after something that's definitely a gaming monitor, but is very much of a TV size, then this LG 4K beauty was for you. And with a whole third off its price, this record low meant the price of admission had never been lower.
PlayStation DualSense Charging Station |
$29.99 $22.00 at Amazon
Save $8 - An oft-underrated and forgotten-about accessory, the official charger is a great way to bypass the PS5's own USB ports and make sure you're never left without a juiced pad - and at this price was a fine deal in last year's sales.
The Last of Us Part I |
$69.99 $49.99 at Amazon
Save $20 - This was kind of a big deal for anyone who wanted to embrace the PS5 remaster of this classic but was put off a bit by the high price it released at - this first-ever price reduction took the brilliant game to a record-low price.
Last year's deals in the UK
addlink A95 PS5 SSD | 1TB |
£199.99 £127.99 at Amazon
Save £72 - A great value PS5 SSD at a great value price; what's not to like? It even comes with its own heatsink so that's taken care of for you as well. What's more, this was the lowest ever price too, so you could have confidence in going for it.
SanDisk Extreme external SSD | 1TB |
£221.99 £104.99 at Amazon
Save £117 - For those looking for some extra protection and ruggedness from their PS5 external hard drives, the SanDisk Extreme series is the perfect solution. This was also a significant drop compared to what we'd already seen earlier on in the sales, just £5 above its lowest-ever price.
Samsung S95B QD-OLED 4K TV | 65-inch |
£2,399 £1,799 at Samsung
Save £600 - If you were after one of the best TVs for PS5 this winter, then this - and the Sony deal below - were the two to consider. Samsung's first-ever OLED TV is almost peerless in its quality and had also seen its price steadily drop since its release. This was its lowest ever and was a steal.
Sony A95K QD-OLED 4K TV | 55-inch |
£2,699 £2,095 at Box + up to 10 free movies
Save £604; lowest ever price - Probably, as objective as one can be, the best TV of them all from 2022, the Sony A95K is also the best PS5 TV from last year too. It did, and does, have a higher price tag than the Samsung, but this great price cut still saw it drop to a record low price.
BenQ EL2870U |
£222.99 £199.98 at ebuyer (opens in new tab)
Save £23 - However, if you were after a cheap and cheerful 4K screen fit for your PS5, then the BenQ EL2870U is one of our favourite budget UHD picks and a great option at less than £200 in last year's sales.
Should you wait to buy PS5 gear in the Black Friday PS5 deals?
The answer to this question is a resounding 'yes'. Tempting as it may be if you see a reduction on something you've been tracking, the reality is that the Black Friday PS5 deals will probably see that price cut further. And now we're basically there, so be ready to take advantage of that.
As we've highlighted on this page, the Black Friday PS5 deals will be far-reaching so be it a game, headset, or SSD that you've been wanting, the big sales period is the best time to wait for and strike in. And with retailers actually starting their 'official' Black Friday sales earlier than the big day itself, you might not have to wait as long as you think. But definitely wait - that has to be the play now.
What price will the PS5 be on Black Friday?
We really don't think the PS5 itself will get any kind of price cut this winter. The demand is still way too high and the supply is only just beginning to become consistent and keep up - it still isn't in some parts of the world still, as I'm sure many folks are aware.
That means we'll see it stay at $499.99 for the disc console, and $399.99 for the digital edition in the USA, while it'll stay at the current £479.99 for the disc drive machine, and £399.99 for the digital console in the UK.
Do not expect this to change or there to be 'deals' on the console's price. However, turn your attention to bundles, accessories and peripherals, and games. This is where you can make some great savings and reduce your overall PS5 cost this winter.
For quick checks on stock and prices you can use the links below.
Check PS5 stock right now
If you're still without the console, then there's never a bad time to check stock at the big players.
US PS5 stock check links
- PS5 ($499.99): Amazon (opens in new tab) | Walmart (opens in new tab) | Best Buy (opens in new tab) | Target (opens in new tab) | GameStop (opens in new tab) | Newegg (opens in new tab)
- PS5 Digital Edition ($399.99): Amazon (opens in new tab) | Walmart (opens in new tab) | Target (opens in new tab) | GameStop (opens in new tab) | Best Buy (opens in new tab) | Newegg (opens in new tab)
UK PS5 stock check links
- PS5 (£479.99): Amazon (opens in new tab) | Very (opens in new tab) | John Lewis (opens in new tab) | Argos (opens in new tab) | Currys (opens in new tab) | eBuyer (opens in new tab)
- PS5 Digital Edition (£389.99): Amazon (opens in new tab) | Very (opens in new tab) | Argos (opens in new tab) | Currys (opens in new tab) | eBuyer (opens in new tab)
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 looking at the Black Friday PS5 headset deals, the Black Friday PS5 TV deals, and the Black Friday PS5 SSD deals are going to be the hottest and spiciest meatballs in town. We're also keeping you topped up with all the latest Black Friday video game deals as soon as they land.