Nintendo and Microsoft have put out a must have new video game console, so there’s plenty to choose from with the PS4 (Slim, Pro and VR addition), the Xbox One S or brand new blazing fast Xbox One X or Nintendo’s hot new Nintendo Switch which has made them a true player again.
The Xbox One X won’t be having any sales, but you can keep an eye right here to see if the price drops through Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Here’s our review and why it’s a must for every gamer this holiday season.
If someone has a video game console on their holiday wish list this year, or you fancy upgrading your own console, Black Friday is your opportunity to get an awesome deal. If you shop around, you can get up to $100 off an Xbox One S, PS4 or PS4 VR.
Below is a wide selection of the best Black Friday deals on the hottest video game consoles every gamer wants.
You can get all of our 2017 Holiday Gift Guides right here as they will continue to grow and gather speed as the holidays are fast approaching. We’ve broken them up by category this year to make it even easier to find that perfect gift for everyone on your list and that special gift you’ve earned after the year we’ve had!
For that gamer in your life, we’ve pulled together our Gamer store so you can find the must have games and game consoles right here.
Xbox One S 500GB Console
The Xbox One S is generally thought of as the default Xbox One these days. A smaller, slimmer, sleeker machine than its predecessor, it has slightly faster processing power, HDR capability and 4K output for Blu-Ray films. The Xbox One S is a great choice if you already own a lot of Xbox games; even some Xbox 360 titles will play on the Xbox One S.
The best Black Friday Xbox One S deal comes from the official Xbox store: get the Xbox One S 500GB Console + Free Game and 1-Month Game Pass for $189, saving $60.
Other great deals include Target’s Xbox One S 500GB Console + $25 Gift Card for $189.99 (saving $90) and Best Buy Xbox One S 500GB Console for $189.99 (saving $90).
PS4 1TB Console
If you prefer Sony to Microsoft, you can get great deals on the PS4 1TB console this Black Friday. Basically, this model is the same as the PS4 Slim, but with double the built-in storage: 1TB instead of 500GB. If you’re new to video gaming, you might be swayed by the PS4’s larger games library and exclusive titles: it has over 1,600 titles (including 500 exclusives or console exclusives) compared to the Xbox One’s 1,300 titles (including 150 exclusives or console exclusives).
It’s predicted that the PS4 1TB will sell out quickly on Black Friday, so be prepared to move fast. You’ll find the best deals at BJ’s ($189.99), Costco ($189.99), Kohl’s ($199.99, includes $60 Kohl’s Cash), Target ($199.99), Amazon ($199.99) eBay (189.99) and BestBuy ($199.99).
There’s little to choose between the Xbox One S and the PS4 1TB — it really does come down to personal preference. But if you’re a serious gamer and want a completely immersive, virtual reality game experience, check out the incredible Black Friday deals on the PS4 VR. In particular, the PlayStation 4 GranTurismo Sport VR Bundle is believed to be the cheapest Playstation VR bundle of all time.
Grab it while you can for $299 (saving $100) at Walmart. It will also be reduced to $299.99 at BestBuy and Newegg. Considering the bundle was only released this month, the $100 saving is definitely something to get excited about.
No roundup of video game consoles is complete without mentioning the Nintendo Switch. For families and younger gamers, this console (the replacement for the Wii U) is considered to be one of the best. It works both as a stationary console that plugs into the TV and a portable gaming device with two built-in controllers and a touchscreen and has parental controls to help kids regulate their use. It also has way more child-friendly and multiplayer games than the Xbox and the PlayStation.
No Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals have been announced yet — and there might not be any, due to ongoing issues supply issues. But you should still look out for retailers adding games into Switch bundles to encourage you to buy.
Currently pricing is at $299, but don’t be surprised to see some surprise deals for Black Friday into Cyber Monday on Amazon.
Retailers like Target, Gamestop, and Best Buy will actually have the system in stock during Black Friday weekend (but probably not for long).
Nintendo 3DS and 2DS
Nintendo is releasing a special edition of its 2DS hardware for Black Friday. The Link Edition Nintendo 2DS comes in “Link green” and includes a preinstalled digital copy of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. The system costs $79.99 and will be available at the following retailers starting Nov. 23.
Nintendo Super NES Classic Edition
And if you’re looking for Nintendo’s other console, the Super NES Classic Edition, well, if you can find one of those in stock at retail, consider that a pretty good deal too.
Amazon still has a good stock of them here that might last through Cyber Monday. Several people have squirreled away a lot of these units over on eBay too so as of now, there are plenty to be had.
GameStop is sold out but expecting a large shipment in for the holiday weekend.
Best Buy is also expecting a shipment this weekend.
Nintendo has a special release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild hitting on Black Friday, giving Switch owners a bit more bang for their buck. The “Explorer’s Edition” of Breath of the Wild includes the Switch version of the game, a 100-page explorer’s guide and a two-sided map for $59.99. Walmart will have the Explorer’s Edition for $49, according to its Black Friday ad.
Here are some of the other Black Friday deals on Switch software:
1-2-Switch – $24.99 @ Best Buy, $29.99 @ Amazon (regularly $59.99)
Disgaea 5 Complete – $19.99 @ Best Buy, $39.99 @ Amazon (reg. $49.99)
Lego Worlds – $15 @ Target, $19.99 @ Best Buy $28.99 @ Amazon (reg. $39.99)
Mario + Rabbids Battle Kingdom – $29 @ Amazon (reg. $59.99)
Minecraft Story Mode – $14.99 @ Best Buy (reg. $39.99) $28.61 @ Amazon
NBA 2K18 – $29 @ Target (reg. $59.99) $46.50 @ Amazon
Of course, there are plenty of great deals for those games on the go too! Here’s a slew of deals on 3DS games.
Kirby Planet Robobot – $24.99 @ Target (reg. $39.99) @ Amazon
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – $14.99 @ Best Buy (reg. $19.99) @ Amazon
Mario Party Star Rush – $26.68 @ Amazon (reg. $39.99) @ Target
Mario Sports Superstars – $29 @ Best Buy (reg. $39.99) @ Amazon
New Super Mario Bros. 2 – $19.99 @ Best Buy (reg. $29.99) @ Amazon
Pokémon Alpha Sapphire/Omega Ruby – $19.99 @ Best Buy, $24.99 @ Target (reg. $39.99) @ Amazon
Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World – $24.99 @ Target, $29.99 @ Amazon (reg. $39.99)
Puyo Puyo Tetris – $29.99 @ Best Buy $16.99 @ Amazon (reg. $39.99)
Super Mario Maker 3DS – $24.99 @ Target, $29 @ Amazon (reg. $39.99)
The Wii came out in 2006, but this year saw the release of Just Dance 2018 for Nintendo’s old, but bestselling console. Just Dance 2018 will be just $19 at Best Buy (and $25 at Target) this Black Friday. Of course, Amazon will have a deal on this on through Cyber Monday.
Make sure to bookmark this page as the prices will be changing over on Black Friday so you’ll have everything in one spot to do some fast price checking.
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