The Most Anticipated Black Friday Video Game Deals for 2018

Find out what price to expect on the most popular video game deals.
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With Black Friday madness on the horizon, most people fall into one of two camps: those who couldn't possibly care less, and those who are already making their shopping lists.

But even if you hate the holiday, there's no denying that the opportunity to score a great deal is at least a little enticing — especially when you can shop online and dodge the crowds altogether.

That being said, you still need to shop smart and make sure you’re really getting your money’s worth. That's why we're launching a series of guides to cover the season's most popular products and their anticipated prices.

This week, we're zeroing in on the Black Friday video game deals we're hoping to see in 2018. Will something on your wish list go on sale? Read on for our predictions.

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Possible Black Friday Video Game Deals for 2018

1. Xbox One S Bundles

Black Friday Video Game Deals: Xbox One S MSRP: $399.99 | Lowest Price Seen on Slickdeals: $237.15 | Predicted Black Friday Price: $220

Now that it has been on the market for a couple years, the Xbox One S will likely see some serious price reduction over the holiday season.

We've seen 1TB Starter Bundles (which generally include the console, one wireless controller, an HDMI cable, and three months each of Game Pass and Live Gold) sell for just $237 this year, so we wouldn't be surprised if its price fell to an all-time low of just over $200.

Popular Xbox One S Bundles:

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2. Xbox One X Bundles

Black Friday Video Game Deals: Xbox One X MSRP: $499 | Lowest Price Seen on Slickdeals: $399.99 | Predicted Black Friday Price: $399.99 (plus gift cards and incentives)

When it comes to gaming consoles, you're usually better off buying a bundled set rather than purchasing the console and games separately. This is especially true for the Xbox One X, which is usually priced the same for a bundle as it is for the console alone.

Last year, there were few deals on the Xbox One X given its recent release. This year, we expect that to change.

While we don't foresee huge markdowns on these bundles, we're confident stores like Kohl's, Target, and GameStop will offer some pretty sweet incentives through gift cards and rewards.

Popular Xbox One X Bundles:

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3. PS4 Pro Bundles

Black Friday Video Game Deals: PS4 Pro MSRP: $399.99+ | Lowest Price Seen on Slickdeals: $399.99 | Predicted Black Friday Price: $399.99 (plus gift cards and incentives)

The PS4 Pro console is regularly priced at $399.99, and most bundles essentially give you the hottest new game for free. That being said, bundle prices will definitely vary based on the popularity of the game.

For instance, if you're hoping for new or popular game bundle, like the Red Dead Redemption II bundle, you're probably looking at that same $399 price tag (with gift cards potentially thrown in for good measure).

But we've seen the PS4 Pro console paired with older games for as low as $300 and even $275. Definitely shop around, because you might be able to snag a better deal on an older bundle and buy the new game you covet for a lower overall price.

Popular PS4 Pro Bundles:

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4. PlayStation VR Bundles

Black Friday Video Game Deals MSRP: $349.99 | Lowest Price Seen on Slickdeals: $249.99 | Predicted Black Friday Price: $220

We expect to see some particularly good deals on Slim PS4 bundles, as well as Sony PlayStation VR bundles.

We've already spotted a Skyrim PlayStation VR Bundle on sale at GameStop for just $250 on our forums, so it wouldn't be far-fetched to see similar bundles go for that (or less) on Black Friday 2018.

Popular PlayStation VR Bundles:

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5. Nintendo Switch Bundles

Black Friday Video Game Deals: Nintendo Switch MSRP: $537.62 | Lowest Price Seen on Slickdeals: $329.99 | Predicted Black Friday Price: $300

The Nintendo Switch was all the rage last year — but it was also full-price.

While we haven't seen a ton of great price breaks on bundles, we have seen some (like $330 for the Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle collection). And that gives us reason to believe we may see even better discounts on Black Friday.

Popular Nintendo Switch Bundles:

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Which Black Friday video game deals are you hoping to see this year? Let us know in the comments!

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Lesley Sheridan is a freelance fashion and beauty writer who lives for Pinterest boards, animal prints, strappy shoes and coupon codes. Her bookshelves are filled with Kevyn Aucoin makeup guides, and her favorite band is and will always be INXS. A Kentucky girl at heart, she currently resides just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio, with her rescue cats, a boyfriend who wishes he were an astronaut and a dog whose favorite word is “pizza.”


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