If you’ve pre-ordered your PS5, now would be a great time to stock up on controllers. PlayStation’s new DualSense wireless controllers are also more immersive than ever, with haptic feedback and dynamic trigger effects that get you into the action. With a built-in microphone, you don’t even need to use headphones.
Predictions for Black Friday and Cyber Monday Gaming Deals
For the gamers and the guys among us, Black Friday isn’t just about saving big on games and consoles, but also on the technology and accessories needed to play like a pro. Think gaming laptops, keyboards, monitors, headsets, graphics cards and more.
If VR gaming has piqued your interest this year, this might even be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for to get your hands on the all-new Oculus Quest 2, HTC Vive, or Sony PlayStation VR at a discounted price. If the past years are something to pass, we would expect to see between £ 100 and £ 200 off more expensive headsets, like the HTC Vive Pro, and around £ 50 off more affordable headsets.
Prices will vary by retailer on different days, but we’ll keep you updated throughout.
Console and video game deals typically create the most buzz throughout Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but their popularity also translates into quick sales. We advise you to decide which consoles and games you want to buy before the same day – as well as the prices you’re willing to pay for them – so you can close deals as soon as they are released.
For a PS4 or Xbox One S, it’s worth noting that console-plus-games bundles are almost always cheaper than standalone console discounts. Before you rush out to buy a console on your own, think about what games you might want to play in the coming months and check if they’re available in a bundle. The deals often drastically reduce the cost of one or two popular titles, and feature games suited to genres you might not otherwise experience.
With the PS5 being new and in high demand, we don’t expect to find big discounts, but its arrival will bring the price of PS4 plans down even further.
Nintendo Switch offers and discounts
In its short span, the Switch has not only become the best-selling console in Nintendo history, but also somewhat of a savior for people looking for a bit of lockdown escape.
Because of this, demand for the Nintendo Switch rarely falters, and retailers have been making profits on the handheld – and its bundles – from the start.
Fortunately, while they don’t need To keep the price down, Nintendo always has great Black Friday deals. Last year the best Nintendo Switch deal came from Amazon, which slashed the console’s retail price from £ 279 by £ 30, and we’d expect to see the same.
Bundles are also popular for Amazon and its competitors, making great Christmas gifts. This year, we expect the new Nintendo Switch Fortnite edition to top user lists, along with the Animal Crossing, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Minecraft sets.
Xbox One offers – what will be offered?
While the Xbox One X and Xbox One S have established a reputation as two of the world’s most successful gaming consoles, the new Xbox Series X and Series S are trying to take their place this year.
As you might expect, the cheapest Black Friday deals will be tied to the slightly less powerful Xbox One S – especially when included in bundles – but we expect to see between £ 50 and £ 100 off the latest generation Xbox models from most retailers. In the past, we’ve seen an Xbox One S 500GB that came with Rocket League, COD WW2, and a NOW TV subscription for just £ 199.99.