Black Friday is basically kicking off right now and continues the trend of being positioned smack bang in the middle of one of the busiest gaming periods of the year. Amazon has officially launched its Black Friday week sale, and most of the other retailers won’t be far behind the shopping giant.
Right now, you can find deals on the best PS4 games of the generation, alongside some cheeky discounts on PlayStation Plus subscriptions. And, more importantly, don’t forget about that PS5 stock inbound during the Black Friday sales as well.
- How to Get the Best PlayStation Deals on Black Friday
- What PS4 and PS5 Deals to Expect
- PS5 Buyer’s Guide
Black Friday Deals on PlayStation Video Games (LIVE)
Amazon PS4 Game Deals
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Black Friday Deals on PlayStation Plus Subsciprtions (LIVE)
Amazon PS Plus Deals
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PS5 Consoles Confirmed to Be In Stock During Black Friday
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Plan of Action: How to Get the Best PlayStation Deals on Black Friday
Here’s the deal with Black Friday, know what you want to buy. If you’re looking to get an actual deal on something, keep that in mind before you go diving into every site that has a massive black sticker slapped on its homepage. You probably don’t need another Oral-B electric toothbrush for $79.99.
It’s quite simple, know what you want. We’ll be covering all the best deals on Black Friday throughout the whole sales event, which is basically more than week-long at this stage, alongside all the Cyber Monday discounts. If you want to find the very best deals, that aren’t just the same old offers rehashed, then keep an eye on our dedicated Black Friday page, and make sure you’re following @IGNDeals on Twitter for all the best gaming deals updates, Black Friday, and beyond.
If you’re interested in everything else shopping-related, check out our predictions on the best Xbox deals during Black Friday, alongside what to expect from Nintendo Switch during the Black Friday sales.
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What to Expect: PS5 Stock and PS4 Console Deals on Black Friday
Now we’re past launch day, we’re still looking out for PS5 stock online. Right now, it’s looking like the next influx of PS5 stock will be during the Black Friday sales. So far Walmart has confirmed it will have PS5 and Xbox Series X|S online beginning at 7 pm ET on November 25. Best Buy’s latest Black Friday ad, has also indicated that the retailer will have “limited quantities” of the PS5 available online only on Black Friday, which falls on November 27 this year.
If you haven’t yet been able to get your hands on a new console, then make sure to keep an eye on our official guide to buying a PS5, where we’ll always update if any stock news arrises. Otherwise, your best bet is to follow @IGNDeals, where will provide instant updates on stock.
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What to Expect: PS4 and PS5 Games on Sale for Black Friday
There’s no doubt in our minds that one of the big focuses of Black Friday 2020 will be video games. With the consoles extremely new, and or not even available to buy for the average consumer, it’ll be the games that are on everyone’s mind. Considering you can get most titles on both generations of the console, PS4, and PS5, nobody should be missing out too much this Black Friday in terms of new discounts.
New games don’t tend to drop by a significant amount, but a few dollars here and there can go a long way, especially when you considering how jam-packed the holiday 2020 lineup is for top tier video games. You’ve got the likes of Watch Dogs: Legion, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, CoD Black Ops Cold war, Demon’s Souls, Spider-Man Miles Morales, and even eventually Cyberpunk 2077 (if it ever releases). When it comes to PlayStation, you can expect to see a few discounts on both first and third-party titles. One of the biggest games of the year, Borderlands 3, always tends to drop in price during big sales and likes to wander around the $9.99. The looter-shooter also includes a free next-gen upgrade, so even more band for your buck.
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What to Expect: PlayStation Controller and Accessory Deals Black Friday 2020
If you’re shopping for a DualShock 4 deal for your PS4, then you’ll definitely be in luck during the Black Friday 2020 sales, as the controller is one of the most common PlayStation accessories to drop in price during massive shopping events. We’d be happy with a small discount, but anything under $40 is definitely worth considering. For those investing in a PS5 this holiday season, then we’d be surprised if the new DualSense controller sees any discounts at all, but it is still a small possibility considering sites in the UK have already done small deals on the controller before launch.
In terms of other accessories, there’s a lot to consider. Console accessories are normally a massive highlight during a regular Black Friday event, but these become even more important when it comes to decking out your new console, especially if some of your older previous-gen gear will no longer suffice or even work. We’re happy to say that we fully expect to see some excellent discounts on the likes of PS4 and PS5 headsets, charging stations, media remotes, and more.
What to Expect: Best PS4 and PS5 External Storage Deals this Black Friday
Accessories are bound to be a massive talking point this year, as games continue to take up even more space on our teeny-tiny hard drives, while the storage capacities generally continue to fall short of what is required. We’re looking at you Call of Duty Warzone/ Modern Warfare/ Black Ops Cold War.
With the new PlayStation Plus lineup of games for members, you’re going to want that little bit of extra storage as well. There are some spectacular games to check out on the online service, with several titles becoming available during the PS5 launch. Speaking of the PS5, with the base console coming with about 825GB of space, and a decent chunk of that required for the system UX and other components, you’re probably going to be looking at around 667GB of space.
But have no fear, as we’re fully expecting to see some swell external hard drives on sale during the Black Friday sales, which will serve as a perfectly affordable service of storing your games before you transfer them onto the SSD to play. We currently don’t know much about what SSD expandable storage capabilities the PS5 will serve, but it’s unlikely that we’ll see any third-party usable SSDs before Black Friday hits.
What to Expect: PS Plus Subscriptions and More on Black Friday
The PlayStation Plus Collection, as we’ve previously mentioned, is already looking like a mighty fine list of playable PlayStation titles. With the likes of God of War, Bloodborne, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and The Last of Us all being available with the PS5 launch, for PS Plus only.
So, if you’re looking to top up your PS Plus or Now membership, Black Friday would certainly be a good time to find a brilliant deal. Right our favorite offer before Black Friday is at Daily Steals. Just enter promo code IGNPSN at checkout to get a year’s subscription for $33.49.
What is Black Friday, and Why is it a Big Deal for Gamers?
At least most of us have had plenty of experience with Black Friday up until now, but for those for haven’t, here’s the drill. Black Friday has become something of a shopping tradition, situated on the Friday after Thanksgiving in the USA. Starting as a mostly in-store event, but now having a massive online presence as well, Black Friday has morphed into the biggest shopping sale of the year, and one of the best times to sort out whatever presents you’ve still got left to buy. Or, just stock up on all the delicious tech you’ve been eyeing up.
Despite its bold title, Black Friday has become something of a misnomer, and no longer just situates all its deals on a singular day of the month. More often than not, the sales get stretched out over a matter of weeks, with the biggest deals finding themselves in the week of Black Friday. This year, Black Friday is on November 27, which means you should expect the very best deals to fall in and around November 22 – 30.
Why do gamers care so much? Well, gaming is expensive, just like most other hobbies. We all want to game more and take advantage of the best tech possible, so Black Friday does provide a small affordable gateway for even more gaming. Every year more games and consoles come out, and we just can’t help but stick our hand in the cookie jar.
Robert Anderson is a deals expert for IGN, he’s both excited and terrified at the prospect of Black Friday. Be nice and ask him how his day is going @robertliam21
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