It’s that time of year again, holiday shoppers: the dreaded Black Friday. The only good thing about it? Video game and console sales, which are usually the only honest to goodness deals on this particular day.
While Black Friday is synonymous with people camping out at a store, stampeding when the doors open and knocking old ladies down in order to save $100 on a television which had better deals earlier in the year – it is also as good time for video game deals.
The day after Thanksgiving sale in America is still a couple of weeks away, but thanks to advertisement leaks and retailers putting fliers online early, we have a good idea of what’s in store for you.
Below is a running list of Black Friday sales and Doorbuster deals for November 27-28. As more are announced, each will be added to the list. The list is broken down to two main sections: digital and physical.
–Let’s start with digital–
Buying game discs is for suckers. That’s why you’re going to buy everything from the comfort of your own home just by pressing some buttons, and start playing a few hours after.
The PSN deals can be accessed through the online website or through any of your PlayStation consoles. The deals below cover PS3, PS4 and PS Vita.
PSN is hosting a bunch of sales this holiday. The first is co-op-themed, so you’ll find plenty of titles that can be played co-operatively either online or locally.
It runs until December 1 and includes discounts for both regular and Plus members. Titles on sale include Dark Souls 2, Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3, and much more.
The second is a flash sale (for US PSN only), with discounts on plenty of 2014 titles. Games like FIFA 15, Madden 15, inFAMOUS: Second Son, Sniper Elite 3, and many more are discounted.
There is also another sale only on the European PSN. It covers plenty of titles on PS3, PS4 and Vita, so you’re bound to find something you want. Some of these get discounted further if you have PS Plus too.
Microsoft is offering various discounts on digital games in the US digital games store. Just for Gold subscribers though.
Deals include EA Sports UFC, Strider, Forza Motorsport 5: Racing Game of the Year Edition, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition, Sniper Elite 3 and many more.
There is also a list of Xbox 360 Games through the link.
Another set of deals has been added to the above list. Both of which run together until December 1.
The Steam fall sale has begun and it’s called the Exploration Sale this time. But who cares what they call it? The important thing is that it runs until 10am PST on December 2.
Expect major discounts on AAA, indie titles, and everything in between. The first day saw major discounts on The Evil Within, Lords of the Fallen, Watchdogs and many more.
The deals change daily, so check the front page for updates. It’s also possible that the final day will be an encore day, with a selection of the most popular deals.
EA is offering discounts of up to 75% off in its Black Friday Mega Sale for PC gamers on Origin.
Prices and offers vary from region to region, but you’ll save big on games and DLC from the Battlefield, Command & Conquer, Crysis, Dead Space, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, FIFA, Medal of Honor, Need for Speed, Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare, The Sims, SimCity and Titanfall properties.
In addition, there are a couple of Ubisoft franchises on sale through Origin and some back catalogue treasures.
The Battle.net sale is really special this year. The sale runs until December 2 and are available in all regions.
You can get all the World of Warcraft expansions – with the exception of Warlords of Draenor – for $5! StarCraft 2, Diablo 3 and their expansions are also on sale.
GMG is offering 66% off The Evil Within and Wolfenstein, a big discount on Skyrim and a good price for Borderlands: The Pre-sequel, all on PC. Check it out.
There always a discount code you can use in conjunction with some of these deals, so keep checking the front page.
–And now for physical deals–
Along with various Black Friday deals, Amazon is hosting weekly deals leading up to the main sale. Sales will change hourly, daily and weekly leading up to the main event. It currently has 20% off games on all formats.
The deals have switched again as of November 20 leading up to three days of huge discounts over Black Friday weekend.
As for Amazon UK, the mega retailer is hosting a set of deals each day, going live one by one throughout each day.
Check this link for the most updated deals, but be quick, as the deals will only be available while supplies last.
The store will mark down the Xbox One with Assassin’s Creed Unity & Black Flag bundle to $329.99, plus it comes with a $50 Target gift card. Other deals include a $179 Xbox 360 Kinect Bundle with Forza Horizon, Kinect Sports and Kinect Adventures.
Many games are listed for half-off, some on sale for $15, and if you pay full price for seven of the latest releases, you get a $15 Target gift card.
The retail store seems to have the largest sale coming up, with buy-two-get-one-free deals on used games. The Assassin’s Creed Xbox One bundle mentioned in the Target ad is available for the same price, and there’s the 500GB Console Kinect Assassin’s Creed: Unity Bundle with extra controller $429.99.
Those looking to buy a PS4 can get one for $399.99 and it comes with GTA 5 and The Last of Us: Remastered.
A Wii U 32GB Console with Super Mario 3D World and NintendoLand Bundle along with Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Super Smash Bros will be available for $359.97, and the 3DS XL with Mario Party: Island Tour in Blue/Black will run you $174.99.
Various new release such as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Destiny will be marked down and deeper discounts on games released earlier in the year will be available as well. CheapAssGamer has the entire sales list of games broken down, or you can head through the Best Buy link above.
We told you about this one already – twice – but there will be bundles on sale as well as markdowns on various titles including Sunset Overdrive, Shadow of Mordor and Forza Horizon 2. Both of those games for Xbox 360 will run you $4.99 come November 27.
On Xbox One, Watch Dogs and Forza Horizon 2 will be on sale for $14.99. Other console bundles shown on the page are also being offered at various retailers on Black Friday.
GAME in the UK has loads of deals on offer in store, including an Xbox One with 4 games for only £299.99. You can see the rest of its deals here, but be quick as they change every couple of hours.
Another one we already told you about. Dell is also offering the same PS4 bundle with Grand Theft Auto 5 and The Last of Us: Remastered for $400. It also has the Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Bundle for $330.
Dell’s doorbuster sale also starts on Thanksgiving Day, November 27.
The leaked ad for the store contains deals running Thanksgiving Day through Saturday, with Titanfall on sale for $19.99 on Xbox One and $14.00 on Xbox 360.
FIFA 15, Madden 15 and Skylanders Swap Force are also on sale.
Doorbuster sales on Thursday and Friday include discounts on Kinect Sport Rivals, Forza 5 for $29.99, and sales on Destiny and The Evil Within.
You can also grab a Xbox 360 4GB Console for $129.99 and various game titles will be on sale for $9.99-$49.99.
So far the only thing known is a sale on Nintendo consoles and games.
With the purchase of a “feature game”, per CheapAssGamer, you can grab a Nintendo 2DS for $99.99 and a 3DS for $169.99. Mario Kart 7 will be on sale for $29.99 and Super Smash Bros, and Pokemon X&Y will run you $39.99 each.
Most sales will start on Thanksgiving Day, November 27 and the majority of the store’s sales are similar to other retailers with few differences.
Deals start Thursday at 5pm unless stated otherwise while items listed in yellow are in-store only.
Toys R Us is offering the same PlayStation 4 and Xbox One bundles for the same price as other stores in this post.
It is however offering a really cool deal on Flashback Consoles such as Intellivision, Colecovision, Sega or Atari for $29.99. Not bad, especially if the one you have in your closet stopped working years ago.
All video games which cost $19.99-$59.99 are 40% off excluding starter packs; the Wii U Skylanders Swap Force Bundle will run you $199.99 and there is a sale on various Skylanders offerings as well as Disney Infinity.
You can have a look at the leaked ad through here.
The Beast of Bentonville is not only discounting various Apple products and console accessories, but it’s also knocking a few bucks off games and offering gift cards with the purchase of a console.
Those in the market for a $399 PS4 will receive a $50 Walmart gift card, and like other retailers listed above, the store is offering the GTA 5 and The Last of Us: Remastered PS4 bundle for $399. If you would like to add more to the pot, for $449 you get the aforementioned bundle and your choice of two extra games.
Various titles from last year are also on sale, as are current releases such as Destiny for $39.99.
Xbox One customers can buy the Assassins Creed Unity Bundle which is available almost everywhere for $329. The Halo: The Master Chief Collection Bundle is also available at Walmart for $329. and comes with a $30 Walmart Gift Card
There’s also a Xbox One Bundle with 12 months Xbox live and one choice of game for $379.
You can also pick up the 3DS Super Mario Bros.2 Golden Edition Bundle for $149.96 and Mario Kart 8 is on sale for $35.
Pre-Black Friday sales have also started, so you may want to have a look at the official website for all the goodies: as of November 20 the retailer has already started matching competitors pricing.
Newer games on PS4 and Xbox One are also on sale at 50% off. This means for $29.96 you can grab The Evil Within, Watch Dogs, FIFA 15, Madden 15, NBA 2K15, and Wolfenstein: The New Order.
If you hang around for Cyber Monday, the retailer will be offering up a PS4 bundle which comes with the console, DualShock 4 controller, your choice of one game, as well as LittleBigPlanet 3, and Lego Batman 3 for $449. A 3DS XL bundle will also be made available with Super Mario Bros. 2. The price on the latter will be revealed on Monday, December 1.
While Khol’s is mainly known for clothing and housewares, some stores offer a range of electronics. Apparently, select stores are offering a Xbox 360 4G for $129.99, a Blue Nintendo 3DS XL Bundle with Mario Party Island Tour for $149.99 and an Xbox One – without any games – for $329.99.
NewEgg will be hosting a sale as well, but we won’t know exactly what will be on offer until the date draws near. However, it did offer up a sampling of what’s on deck. The retail site is also hosting a sale every Friday this month on all sorts on neat gadgets and computer hardware and accessories. For it’s pre-Black Friday sale, the hardware site is offering Destiny for $39.99. You can grab Titanfall for the same price.
Several MMOs are also joining the fray. Guild Wars 2 is 50% off, both Heroic and Deluxe. Same for Wildstar, receiving a 50% discount on its Standard and Deluxe editions.
Nvidia is also joining the fun with two bundles, one for the Shield tablet and the other for the Shield portable console.
The Shield tablet bundle has the tablet, a Shield game controller, digital copies of Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode One, and Portal, along with free use of Nvidia Grid until June 30, 2015. All for $399.
The other bundle has the portable Shield console, a carrying case, glossy black armour and a free use of Grid until June 30, 2015. It’s priced $199.