Black Friday deals: VR headsets, cheap new release games, console bundles, and more

25 November 2016 15:48 GMT

Here it is, the main event – Black Friday 2016. We finally made it here after a few weeks of anticipatory deals and price cuts. Retailers both online and off are competing to be the cheapest around. Meanwhile, we’ve been rounding up our favourite Black Friday offers and we’re going to go through them right here, right now. Let’s get started…


We’ll be focused entirely on gaming deals in this post but if you’re interested in checking out various techy or non-gaming related deals, head over to Jelly Deals where we’ve been keeping track of deals on everything from TVs to Chromecasts. 

UK & US Deals


As you may have seen on the internet this week, HTC and Valve are offering discounts on the Vive in both the UK and the US today and Monday. Right this very second, you can head to GAME in the UK and pick up a Vive (the whole set – headset, light boxes, controllers, all that) with £100 off, making it £659. Unfortunately, given that the price was raised post-Brexit, this might be a shallow victory.

Over in the US, you’ll not only get $100 off your purchase of a Vive but the Microsoft store will throw in $100 of credit to spend with them another time. So that’s quite nice of them.

In the UK:

HTC Vive for £659 from GAME

In the US:

HTC Vive for $699 with $100 free Microsoft Store credit from Microsoft Store


Oculus went the other way with their Black Friday offer, instead of discounting the headset, they are giving buyers £100 / $100 of Oculus Store credit and a free copy of EVE Valkyrie for their troubles. Essentially, this means that you’ll get the Oculus Rift headset along with copies of Lucky’s Tale and EVE Valkyrie, plus whatever games you spend that $100 credit on – all for the standard $599.99.

In the UK:

Oculus Rift for £549 with £100 free Oculus Store credit from GAME

Oculus Rift for £549 with £100 free Oculus Store credit from Amazon UK

In the US:

Oculus Rift for $599.99 with $100 free Oculus Store credit from Amazon US

no man's sky

Brace yourself, it’s a No Man’s Sky deal. Whatever you think about the game, I’m just going to point out that the PS4 version of the game is down to £19.75 in the UK right now as well as $19.99 in the US. Do with that what you will.

In the UK:

No Man’s Sky on PS4 for £19.75 from TheGameCollection

In the US:

No Man’s Sky on PS4 for $19.99 from Amazon US


Last night, Amazon set a few key offers live that reduced the price of some high-profile new releases to new low prices. This brings Dishonored 2 down to £29.99 / $34.99 within the month it was released and Watch Dogs 2 down to £32 in the UK just ten days after launch. Here are some highlights, including some key deals available at other retailers.

In the UK:

In the US:

UK Deals

gears of war 4 launch trailer (1)

Gears of War 4 is down to its lowest price yet, just £21.99 on Xbox One over at Amazon UK. That’s the kind of price that makes it increasingly ludicrous to not own a copy. I mean, seriously, it’s just getting silly at this point. I’ve seen Gears of War branded merchandise that costs more than a copy of this game.

Gears of War 4 on Xbox One for £21.99 from Amazon UK


If you’ve been debating buying one of the expensive-but-fantastic Xbox One Elite controllers up until now, waiting may have been the right move. At least to some extent. The Elite controller is down to its lowest ever price – £99.99 – but not only that, if you order from Argos you can get a free copy of either Gears of War 4 or Halo 5 to go along with your purchase. Did I mention it’s a very, very nice controller?

Xbox One Elite controller with free Gears of War 4 or Halo 5 for £99.99 from Argos


While we’re talking about waiting being the right move, here’s the entirety of Destiny in one box for £20. As part of its Black Friday discounts that began at 8pm last night, the site reduced the price of both the Xbox One and PS4 versions of Destiny: The Collection to £19.99, making it officially the cheapest way to get more Destiny than you could probably comfortably play.

Destiny: The Collection on PS4 for £19.99 from Amazon UK

Destiny: The Collection on Xbox One for £19.99 from Amazon UK


If you’re an Xbox One owner, odds are good that you’re also an Xbox Live Gold member. That being said, everybody likes a discount on the yearly membership and GAME is currently offering the cheapest way to extend your subscription another year. The site is offering a 12 month Xbox Live Gold subscription for only £24.99 right now. If you’re wondering, yes you can buy and redeem this now even if your current membership isn’t expired, it’ll just add another year onto your existing membership.

Xbox Live 12 Month Gold subscription for £24.99 from GAME


You may have already seen Amazon’s deep discounts on Titanfall 2 as well as games like Dishonored 2, Watch Dogs 2 and more.  It’s Argos, however, that is offering the best price on a PC copy of Titanfall 2, offering it for only £19.99 currently.

Titanfall 2 on PC for £19.99 from Argos


Speaking of cheap PC games, you can currently add a copy of Dragon Age: Inquisition Game of the Year Edition on PC to your ever-increasing  “I never got around to playing this” list, by heading to GAME and throwing £5 at them. That price also makes it slightly cheaper than buying directly through Origin, even with its current Black Friday discount at the moment.

Dragon Age: Inquisition Game of the Year Edition on PC (Origin) for £5 from GAME


Dark Souls 3, arguably the most frustrating game in this entire post, can be yours for the new all-time low price of £17 thanks to Amazon right now. That’s for the Xbox One and PS4 versions, at least, if you’re after a PC version you’re out of luck for the same cheap prices, at least for now. It is up at GamersGate for £25.99 though.

Dark Souls 3 on PS4 for £17 from Amazon UK

Dark Souls 3 on Xbox One for £17 from Amazon UK

Dark Souls 3 on PC for £25.99 from GamersGate


While it will almost certainly be sold out very, very soon, I would be remiss to not mention that you can pick up a copy of Metal Gear Solid 5: Definitive Experience on Xbox One and PS4 for £12.85 right now at SimplyGames. You should probably buy this one. Seriously, that’s crazy cheap.

Metal Gear Solid 5: Definitive Experience on Xbox One for £12.85 from SimplyGames

Metal Gear Solid 5: Definitive Experience on PS4 for £12.85 from SimplyGames

overwatch ps4 ratchet

GAME has updated its Black Friday offers today to include this rather nice PS4 500GB Slim alongside copies of Overwatch and Ratchet and Clank, along with a NOW TV pass thrown in just for fun. That whole set will cost you £199.99 at the moment.

PS4 500GB Slim with Overwatch: Origins Edition, Ratchet and Clank and NOW TV pass for £199.99 from GAME

US Deals


There’s something extra enticing about taking a trip through fictional 60s New Orleans right now. Times were simpler back then. Luckily enough, Amazon US has reduced the price of Mafia 3 on all formats to $29.99 for Black Friday.

Mafia 3 on PS4 for $29.99 from Amazon US

Mafia 3 on Xbox One for $29.99 from Amazon US

Mafia 3 on PC for $29.99 from Amazon US


Nintendo 3DS owners may have been left out in the cold slightly this Black Friday, with minimal discounts on games or consoles (besides Nintendo’s $99.99 3DS console that sold out instantly), but if you don’t already own it, you can grab a copy of Bravely Second: End Layer for only $19.99 right now. Which ain’t bad.

Bravely Second: End Layer on 3DS for $19.99 (Prime Members only) from Amazon US


I’m not afraid to say that this year’s episodic Hitman was one of my favourite games of the year, but I’m definitely of the mind that it’s not a game that will be for everyone. Having said that, GameStop US has slashed the price of Season One in its entirety right now, in the form of a Steam key. That makes it $14.99 for the entire year’s worth of Hitman on PC. At that price, it might be for everyone.

Hitman: The Full Experience on PC (Steam) for $14.99 from GameStop US


On the note of cheaper PC games, GameStop US is also offering the Digital Deluxe version of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided as a Steam key for only $22.49. You may never have asked for it, but it’s pretty nice to have anyway.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Digital Deluxe on PC (Steam) from GameStop US

minecraft xbox one s bundle

This US-centric deal for an Xbox One S 500GB Minecraft bundle is available at Rakuten for the record-low price of $219.99. That is, until it sells out, which it probably will at that price.

Xbox One S 500GB Minecraft bundle for $219.99 from Rakuten


The fully-stacked PS4 release of Rise of the Tomb Raider, which was only released a month and a half ago, has already seen its price big price drop. It’s down to $35 over at Amazon US right now.

Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20th Anniversary Celebration for $35 from Amazon US

That’s all for today, folks, but we’ll still be here all weekend and through to the unfortunately titled ‘Cyber Monday’ to scope out all the best deals and price cuts. If you want to stay as up to date as possible with the Black Friday deals as they arrive, head over to Jelly Deals or find us on Twitter or Facebook.

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