Black Friday 2020: What to Expect for This Year’s Best Video Game Deals | IGN

NOTE: I’m showing you the deals retailers have announced for Black Friday. Unless otherwise noted, the prices are NOT YET LIVE.

Black Friday is here. It all kicked off with the Walmart Black Friday sales flier preview drop, and now Amazon Black Friday week is underway. We’re going to keep updating this page through Black Friday and into Cyber Monday savings, so go ahead and bookmark it now and keep checking back.

Walmart also confirmed it will have PS5 and Xbox Series X available for online purchase at 7 PM ET on November 25.

Black Friday Video Game Deals: What to Expect

Good news: this year is chock-full of Black Friday video game savings. Walmart confirmed a huge selection of first-party Nintendo Switch games will be $30, plus tons of other $30 games for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Black Friday Nintendo Switch Deals

In addition to all the great games on sale at Walmart for $30, the Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bundle with 3-months of Nintendo Online is coming back this year, in an updated form. The Switch included with the bundle is the latest model (last year’s included the older one) and the Nintendo Online trial is new. The Nintendo Switch Black Friday deal bundle is scheduled to go live beginning Sunday, November 22. GameStop and Walmart’s deals both go live on Wednesday, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Amazon begin its Nintendo Switch deal on Sunday. If you’ve been trying to get a Nintendo Switch this year, you know it’s been a hassle, so keep an eye out for this one. Even last year, when it had the lesser-model Switch, it was hugely popular.

MKSwitch Black Friday 2020: What to Expect for This Year's Best Video Game Deals | IGN

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Walmart also advertised the following games at $30 once the clock strikes 7:00 on November 25. These prices are NOT yet live! These are unheard of deals on Nintendo Switch games. I don’t even know where to begin with recommendations. For $30, any one of these games are an absolute steal.

Nintendo Switch Black Friday Game Deals


Just like the rest of Walmart’s deals, these Nintendo Switch Black Friday game deals kick of November 25.

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Nintendo Switch Black Friday Controller Deals


These prices go live November 25, but keep an eye out for early deals.

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Black Friday PS5 Deals

We know for a fact Walmart will have PS5 available for order online starting at 7 PM ET on Wednesday, November 25. There’s no deal on them, but their availability is about as exciting as we can expect for Black Friday on the year the consoles release. It’s not going to be easy to get yourself a PS5, but I can personally attest to the fact it is possible to order and receive a PS5 from Walmart, because that’s where I got mine. Just keep trying until it works. Even when it says “Out of Stock” at the checkout, it might be a glitch or hiccup in the system. I believe in you.

Given the fact Walmart is kind of a big retailer, I expect we’ll see other stores offering PS5 (and Xbox Series X) orders as part of their Black Friday promotions.

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PlayStation Plus will also be on sale for Black Friday at the major retailers, and if you don’t have PS Plus yet, hold off. The service is great, but don’t pay full price for it.

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PS4 Black Friday Game Deals

Best Buy

Some of Best Buy’s Black Friday prices on PS4 games are live:

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Black Friday Xbox Series X Deals

If you’ve been striking out on Xbox Series X, the good news is Walmart will offer them, online, beginning November 25 at 7 PM ET (same as the PS5). If you’ve tried your luck with Walmart in the past for next-gen, you know it’s kind of tough. But like I said about PS5, just keep grinding away.

GameStop might have the absolute best Game Pass deal on Black Friday, but it’s only for the one day and it’s limited to one per customer. If you have a new Xbox, or even if you have an Xbox One, absolutely do not miss this deal.

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Xbox Black Friday Game Deals

Best Buy

The Last of Us Part II Black Friday deal for $29.99 is already live:

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GameStop (Beginning 11/25)

GameStop’s Black Friday prices on Xbox games go into effect beginning on November 25:

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Walmart’s Black Friday game deals are scheduled to go live November 25:

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Seth Macy is Executive Editor, IGN Commerce, and this is his fourth year covering Black Friday and Cyber Monday for IGN. You can find him on Instagram.
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