Where to Find the Best Video Game Deals for Black Friday 2017
If you've been holding on to your old gaming console all year in hopes of scoring a deal during Black Friday, we're here to help. While we've already seen some video game deals come and go in the lead up to the big day -- like this Walmart Xbox One S Bundle -- most of the best discounts will have to wait for Black Friday.
If you're gearing up to fight off the onslaught of like-minded Black Friday shoppers, we would encourage you to do your digging. Most retailers are offering similar prices, so when it comes to video game console deals, it's all about the extras. Read on to find who will have what when it comes to video game deals this Black Friday. Spoiler: For the newer consoles, you're likely to be disappointed.
Xbox One Black Friday Deals
Yes, there is one Black Friday deal for the Xbox One X, Microsoft's most recently released console. The Xbox One X launched with a price tag of $499.99, and Walmart will be selling it for... $499. That's almost a whole dollar off! Don't worry. For those of us still catching up on the Xbox phenomenon, there are plenty of decent deals on the Xbox One X's predecessor, which will absolutely still do the job. Let's take a look.
Console & Bundles:
Xbox One S 500GB Console + $25 Target Gift Card for $189.99 at Target
Xbox One S 500GB Console + $45 Kohl's Cash for $189.99 at Kohl's
Xbox One S 500GB Battlefield 1 Bundle + Forza Motorsport 7 & Forza Horizon Zero 3 for $229.99 at Dell
Xbox One S 500GB Madden NFL 18 Bundle + Wireless Controller for $229.99 at Best Buy
Xbox One S 500GB Ultimate Halo Bundle + 2 Extra Games for $249 at Walmart
While it seems $189.99 is the average price for stand-alone Xbox One S consoles, some of those deals come with a shiny gift card attached, such as the $45 Kohl's Cash offer. Technically, that drops the price lower than the other offerings, but if you never shop at Kohl's, that's probably not going to help you out very much. In another instance, Kohl's is offering the Xbox One S 1TB "Halo Wars 2" Bundle for $329.99 plus $90 in Kohl's Cash. That's not a half-bad bundle, but non-Kohl's fanatics aren't going to be thrilled about that $90 "discount."
PlayStation 4 Black Friday Deals
The almighty gaming suppliers have been shockingly quiet when it comes to PlayStation 4 Pro deals, even though the Pro has been out since 2016. While we'll save whether or not the PS4 Pro is truly superior to the PS4 Slim for another article, it seems that you're stuck with the earlier PS4 consoles when it comes to Black Friday steals. Personally, we're OK with that. A quick tip: if you're happy to re-sell games, you might consider a bundle, even if it has a game you're not interested in. You might be able to re-sell that game and get a pinch of your money back.
Console & Bundles:
PlayStation 4 1TB Console + $50 Gamestop gift card for $199.99
PlayStation 4 1TB Console for $189.99 at BJs Wholesale
PlayStation 4 1TB Console for $199 at Walmart
PlayStation 4 1TB Console + $60 Kohl's Cash for $199.99
PlayStation 4 Slim Uncharted 4 Bundle + $75 Kohl's Cash for $249.99
E-BLUE Gaming Headset EHS956 for $11.99 with promo code at Amazon [Currently Available]
PlayStation 4 Wireless Controller for $39.99 at BJs Wholesale
PlayStation VR Headset for $224.99 at Costco after online coupon [Currently Available]
Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition for $11.99 at Playstation Plus Store [Currently Available]
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard for $19.99 at Best Buy
Nier: Automata for $24.99 at Best Buy
Tekken 7 for $24.99 at Best Buy
In addition to the sales above, Costco is running a deal that offers $100 off a Sony Playstation 4 1TB w/ Controller, but the details still seem to be a little fuzzy. A coupon like that would put Costco's price for the 1TB PS4 slightly less than the competition, but the same as BJs Wholesale. However, we'd like to see the fine print before we whip out our wallets and recommend this deal.
Nintendo Switch Black Friday Deals
We've all been wondering what in the world Nintendo was going to do for Black Friday. Switch skeptics have been waiting to see if the console would bomb terribly, but thus far, with titles like "Super Mario Odyssey" and "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" under its belt, the Switch is looking promising. With that said, the $299.99 general price tag can feel a little steep, and currently, it doesn't look like Black Friday will be helping out on that front.
Console & Bundles:
Nintendo Switch w/ Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy-Con Controllers for $299 at Walmart. Save a dollar!
Nintendo Switch Wired Controller for $17 at Walmart
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Special Edition for $49 at Walmart
Super Bomberman R for $24.99 at Best Buy
Sonic Forces for $24.99 at Best Buy
So you won't be saving any money on the Nintendo Switch for Black Friday 2017, but not all of the ad scans are in yet, so we could still see something come through. One can only hope. It seems as though Nintendo isn't interested in cutting gamers any slack this year, but we may see some price hacks come Christmas. Enjoy your 3DS in the meantime.
Images courtesy of Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo
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