Black Friday 2019: Best deals on games, consoles, and more
Black Friday 2019 is finally here, and countless retailers have launched sales online and in stores with some of the year’s lowest prices. For gamers, that means flocking to places like Amazon, Walmart, GameStop, and Best Buy to snag discounts on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch consoles; games; subscriptions; and accessories.
With Black Friday in full swing, you can already find some great deals online–but they’re selling out quickly. PlayStation’s popular PS4 slim bundle with three great console exclusives–God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition, and The Last of Us Remastered–has already disappeared some places, but you can still find it at Best Buy and other stores. The insane PSVR mega pack with five games is hard to find as well. However, you can still find quite a few of the Xbox One bundles, and there are some nice Nintendo Switch deals too, if you know where to look.
Read on for an overview of the absolute best gaming deals for Black Friday 2019. We’ll keep this story updated as more deals crop up throughout the weekend; plus, stay tuned to GameSpot for the best Cyber Monday deals when they go live next week. In the meantime, check out more of our Black Friday 2019 coverage below for more deals.
Black Friday 2019 Deals & News
PS4 Slim (1TB) Only on PlayStation bundle | $200
Sony’s PS4 holiday bundle is one of the hottest deals for Black Friday 2019. It gets you the console, a DualShock 4, and three console exclusives: God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition, and The Last of Us Remastered.
PlayStation 4 Pro (1TB) with Marvel’s Spider-Man: Game of the Year Edition | $289
Google Shopping has the PS4 Pro bundled with Marvel’s Spider-Man: Game of the Year Edition, which includes all DLC, for just $289 during Black Friday. Use promo code 19CYBER12 at checkout for the full discount.
PS4 Pro (1TB) Glacier White with $25 gift coupon | $300
A GameStop-exclusive Black Friday deal, the gorgeous Glacier White PS4 Pro is available for $300. Plus, you’ll get a $25 gift coupon to spend at GameStop.
PS4 Pro (1TB) | $300
Assuming the other PS4 Pro deals sell out, you can also get a PS4 Pro on its own for $300 during Black Friday, which is still a nice price.
PlayStation VR Mega Pack bundle with five games | $200
This fantastic bundle that packs in five games with a PSVR and camera is still sold out at most places (including Walmart and Amazon), but as of Black Friday, the mega pack is back in stock at Best Buy. While it doesn’t include PlayStation Move motion controllers, it does come with five great PSVR games:
- Astro Bot: Rescue Mission
- Resident Evil 7
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
- Everybody’s Golf VR
- PlayStation VR Worlds
PlayStation VR bundle with Astro Bot and Moss | $200
If you can’t get the Mega Pack, this PSVR bundle with Moss and Astro Bot: Rescue Mission is another popular choice that’ll be on sale for Black Friday. It’s sold out at most places right now, but stores may restock it tomorrow for Black Friday. It might also be in-store at some places.
DualShock 4 Wireless Controller | $39 each
PS4’s DualShock 4 controllers are available for around $40 at many major retailers right now. Walmart has the new Fall 2019 line of colors for $39–they normally go for $65. Meanwhile, you’ll also find DualShock 4 controllers on sale at Best Buy, Amazon, and GameStop, but colors available will vary by store.
- Blue Camo
- Electric Purple
- Glacier White
- Green Camo
- Magma Red
- Midnight Blue
- Red Camo
- Rose Gold
- Steel Black
- Titanium Blue
PlayStation Plus 12-month membership | $36
Sony’s official offer on PS Plus this Black Friday is $45 for a 12-month subscription. This is a solid deal, but digital store Rakuten has it for $36 with sitewide promo code BF20, which might be the best deal we see for the service over Black Friday weekend, so grab it now while supplies last.
Nintendo Switch Lite with Pokemon Sword or Shield | $230
Another great deal from Ebay, this bundle lets you pick your favorite Switch Lite and Pokemon preferences for a $230 ($30 savings), making it one of the best deals on both products we’ve seen so far.
Nintendo Switch Lite with $25 gift coupon | $200
GameStop has its own Nintendo Switch Lite promotion. Though the Switch Lite will still be sold for its regular price of $200, GameStop is throwing in a $25 gift coupon. This deal will only be available Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1, but it applies to the yellow, gray, and turquoise models.
Nintendo Switch bundle with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and $25 gift coupon | $300
Nintendo’s holiday Switch bundle is, disappointingly, a repeat of last year’s. The launch model Switch–that’s the one without improved battery life–will come with a free digital copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for $300. At GameStop, you can also get a $25 gift coupon with your purchase, but please note that bonus is available only on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday.
The new model Switch that does have improved battery life is also eligible for the $25 coupon offer, but of course, you won’t get the game download. The new Switch with $25 coupon is available at Amazon and GameStop.
Nintendo Switch with Crash Team Racing, Switch Online Family Membership | $300
Google Shopping has swooped in with another solid Nintendo Switch bundle option for Black Friday. You can snag this Nintendo Switch (the new model with improved battery life) and get Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled ($40 value) along with a 12-month Switch Online Family Membership ($35 value), all for about $300 if you use coupon code 19PREBF12.
Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons (Gray or Neon Red/Blue) | $60
Need an extra pair of Joy-Cons? Nintendo’s official holiday offers include a $20 discount on its gray and neon red/blue Joy-Con pairs. Normally sold for $80, they’re on sale for $60 at Amazon, Best Buy and Target for Black Friday.
Nintendo Switch bundle with carrying case, charging dock, and $90 Kohl’s Cash | $320
If you’d rather own some handy accessories, this Switch bundle includes the newer, improved console, a carrying case ($20 value), and the popular PowerA Joy-Con Charging Dock ($25 value) for $320. On top of that, you’ll get $90 in Kohl’s Cash with your purchase, so if you plan on doing any other holiday shopping at Kohl’s, you may want to cash in on this deal.
Poke Ball Plus | $20
This Switch accessory is getting a nice price drop for Black Friday shoppers. Normally sold for $50, the Poke Ball Plus is currently $20 for Black Friday. The Poke Ball Plus allows you to take one of your Pokemon pals with you on the go. It also comes with Mew, a mythical Pokemon that can be transferred into Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pokemon Sword, or Pokemon Shield. However, the Poke Ball Plus only works as a controller for catching Pokemon in Pokemon: Let’s Go.
Sold out online; may be eligible for in-store pickup
Nintendo Switch Online 12-month individual subscription | $15
Nintendo’s online subscription is cheaper than both PS Plus and Xbox Live Gold, but it rarely sees discounts. Target will be offering 12-month Switch Online individual memberships for $15 (rather than $20) during Black Friday. Besides online play, Switch Online gets you access to a huge library of SNES and NES classics.
Xbox One X bundle with Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order Deluxe Edition + 3 months of Xbox Live Gold | $350
One of the most powerful consoles on the market is bundled with one of this fall’s biggest game releases in this excellent Black Friday deal. Available at multiple retailers, this Xbox One X bundle includes Star War: Jedi Fallen Order Deluxe Edition along with three months of Xbox Live Gold for just $350. Considering Xbox One X bundles still regularly go for $500, you can’t beat this deal.
Xbox One S bundle with Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order and $40 Target gift card | $200
For a cheaper alternative to the above bundle, you can also get the Xbox One S, Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order Deluxe Edition, and a $40 gift card for $200 at Target. The same bundle (minus the gift card) is also at Walmart and GameStop.
Xbox One X bundle with Gears 5 | $350
Another great Xbox One X bundle is available for Black Friday this year. The console is bundled with Gears 5 and previous Gears of War games for $350. Please note Gears 5 is also available for free with Xbox Game Pass.
Xbox One S All-Digital Edition Bundle | $115.79
If buying physical discs isn’t your thing, you might be interested in the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition bundle, which comes with Minecraft, Sea of Thieves, and bonus content for Fortnite (2,000 V-Bucks and the Legendary Rogue Spider Knight outfit). The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition wasn’t well-received when it first launched at $250, but for over $100 less, the price may finally be right. The All-Digital Edition hit its lowest price ever during Black Friday at Rakuten, where you can get the bundle for $115.79 with promo code THANKS20 on Thanksgiving Day or BF20 on Black Friday.
Select Xbox One controllers | $39
Need a new Xbox One wireless controller? Walmart will have Xbox wireless controllers for $39 during Black Friday. The Microsoft Store will also have select colors for $20 off.
- Midnight Forces
- Winter Forces
- Armed Forces
- Fortnite Special Edition
- Sport Red
- Sport White
- Sport Blue
- Gears 5 Kait Diaz Limited Edition
- Gray & Blue
- Phantom Black
- Phantom White
- Night Ops Camo
- PUBG Limited Edition
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate: Get 3 months for $1 (new subscribers)
Microsoft is offering a nice discount on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate this holiday season: For a limited time, you can get your first three months of the service–which combines Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass for both PC and console–for just $1. Considering three months would normally cost you $45, this introductory offer is worth grabbing if you’re curious about Game Pass–just remember to cancel before the three months are up if you don’t want to continue with your membership.
HyperX Cloud II gaming headset | $59
HyperX Cloud II gaming headset for $59
Works with PS4, Xbox One, and PC
The Cloud II is HyperX’s most popular gaming headset, and for good reason. It’s got great comfort, excellent build quality, and good speakers. Amazon has it for $59 right now.
Also available at: Walmart
HyperX Cloud Alpha gaming headset | $80
HyperX Cloud Alpha gaming headset for $80
Works with PS4, Xbox One, and PC
The Cloud Alpha is HyperX’s follow-up to the Cloud II. Both are excellent gaming headsets, but the Cloud Alpha edges out its predecessor with better audio drivers, making for improved sound overall. Amazon has it for $80.
Also available at: Walmart
Oculus Quest 64 GB or 128 GB + Vader Immortal bundle | $399 or $499
Oculus Quest 64 GB or 128 GB + Vader Immortal bundle for $399/$499
The Oculus Quest is a completely standalone VR headset that features inside-out tracking–you don’t need any sensors, the headset does it all for you. All you need to do is put it on and get going with its library of VR games and experiences. However, if you want to connect to a PC, you can do that with the recently introduced Oculus Link feature–just connect it via USB 3.0 and you’re off to the races. That means if you want to play Half-Life: Alyx, then you’re good to go with the Quest.
From now until January 31, Oculus is giving away all three episodes of the Star Wars series, Vader Immortal, with every purchase of the Quest. All you have to do is activate your headset within 30 days of your purchase.
Oculus Rift S | $349
Oculus Rift S for $349
The Oculus Rift S is a PC-powered headset with inside-out tracking. You don’t need to set up any sensors to start using VR, but you will need to keep it plugged into a PC at all times. Despite it not being a Valve headset, Oculus Rift S owners will be able to play Half-Life: Alyx with their headset. Amazon has the Rift S for $349 during Black Friday.
HTC Vive Pro Starter Kit | $800
If you’re looking for high-end VR, then the HTC Vive Pro is a good option. And if you want to play Half-Life: Alyx, this headset is a great way to experience it with–just make sure you have enough room if you want to take full advantage of the room-scale VR. GameStop has the entire package for $800 during Black Friday.
HTC Vive Cosmos | $600
The Cosmos is HTC’s attempt at a VR headset with inside-out tracking. Like the Rift S, it needs to be powered by a PC. And of course, this headset is ready to go for Half-Life: Alyx. GameStop has it for $600.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare | $38
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has an excellent campaign coupled with exciting multiplayer modes.
The new Call of Duty game just launched in late October, but Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is available for $38 at Walmart and GameStop. The multiplayer, for the most part, is top-notch, with the best gunplay in series history, and the campaign at least makes an effort to explore the real horrors of war.
Control | $25
Control is the Alan Wake follow-up we wanted from developer Remedy.
Control is one of the most mind-bending games of 2019 with its fast-paced action and reality-breaking world. Target’s offering Control for $25 until Saturday, which is the lowest price we’ve seen it at so far. Amazon is also price-matching.
Borderlands 3 | $28
Borderlands 3 has more guns and more humour than its predecessors.
An engaging conclusion to the Borderlands story, the co-op-focused loot shooter earned an 8/10 in GameSpot’s Borderlands 3 review. The new characters shake things up, the colorful cartoon environments encourage teamwork, and the dizzying number of guns makes for a constantly evolving experience. Borderlands 3 is on sale now for $28 at Amazon.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition | $45 (Switch) $20 (PS4, Xbox One)
The Nintendo Switch got its port of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt earlier this year, and if you’re looking for a great RPG chock full of fantastic storylines and quests, then this is the one for you. It comes with both expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood & Wine, for $45 at Amazon this Black Friday. And for those who still haven’t played it, you can pick up the Complete Edition for PS4 and Xbox One for only $20 at Amazon.
The Division 2 | $12
The Division 2’s long campaign is bolstered by the tense Dark Zone and its engaging endgame.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild | $30
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the best Nintendo Switch games.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the few games to receive a 10/10 review from GameSpot. It was our 2017 Game of the Year, and it’s on sale for $30 from Walmart. Luckily, Amazon’s decided to price-match it, which means you can get it there too.
Mortal Kombat 11 | $25
Mortal Kombat 11 is one of the best fighting games of 2019, and if you’re a glutton for the gore and violence, you can’t get much better than it. It’s on sale for $25 at Walmart during Black Friday.
Gears 5 | $25
Gears 5 combines a more open-ended campaign with excellent versus modes, the always great Horde mode, and a brand new cooperative Escape mode into one package full of exciting action. Amazon and Best Buy have the game for $25 this Black Friday.
Super Mario Odyssey | $30
Super Mario Odyssey is one of the best Mario adventures ever.
The Nintendo Switch truly has a lot of great games, as Super Mario Odyssey is yet another game that earned a rare 10/10 from GameSpot. Walmart is selling it for $30 while supplies last. If you can’t find it there, other retailers are selling it for $40, which is still a rare deal.
Resident Evil 2 | $15
Resident Evil 2 is a remake of an all-time great video game.
Even if you’ve played the original game a dozen times, the remake of Resident Evil 2 does a great job of scaring you again. And thanks to the modernization of some of its gameplay and mechanics, newcomers will love it too. Best Buy has it $15.
Super Mario Party | $30
Super Mario Party is a great follow-up to the Party series and fun time for friends and family.
Super Mario Party is a great game to play with friends and family, though please remember that it’s just a game: some hot rivalries may cause some arguments. Walmart has the game on sale for $30 as a Black Friday doorbuster.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice | $25
Sekiro is the latest game from Dark Souls developer From Software, and if you’re up for a challenge, then it’s a must-play. Walmart will have it for $25 during Black Friday.
Splatoon 2 | $30
Splatoon 2 is a fast and exciting shooter that uses paint and squids instead of bullets.
Splatoon 2 is one of the Nintendo Switch’s best multiplayer games, letting you run around as a half-squid, half-kid with the mission of painting your enemies until they pop. You can pick up Splatoon 2 for $30 during Black Friday.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Game of the Year Edition | $15
Marvel’s Spider-Man is one of the best PS4 games, and its Game of the Year edition has all of the DLC, plus the full game.
Marvel’s Spider-Man marked the triumphant return of the friendly neighborhood wall-crawler to video games. It’s a fantastic game, and you can pick up its Game of the Year edition for $15 at Walmart.
Devil May Cry 5 | $15
Devil May Cry 5 finally picks up the story threads from DMC 4 while retaining its great action.
Devil May Cry 5 features all of the characters fans love, letting you play as Nero, Dante, and newcomer V. It continues the core series’ story, while also picking up the action without a misstep as if it hasn’t been more than a decade. Best Buy has it for PS4 and Xbox One for $15 during Black Friday.
FIFA 20 | $27
FIFA 20 is this year’s new soccer game, and it features everything you’ve come to know and love about the sports franchise. This year, it introduces the new Volta mode, which is reminiscent of the beloved FIFA Street games. You can pick FIFA 20 up for $27 at Walmart.
Madden NFL 20 | $27
Madden NFL 20 continues the tradition of great football games.
Madden NFL 20 may not be revolutionary, but it still manages to be a great game of football. Walmart has it for $27 during Black Friday starting November 27.
NBA 2K20 | $27
NBA 2K20 is the latest basketball game in 2K’s popular series. It features a story that takes a more serious approach to the sport, as opposed to previous years’ awkward attempts at humour. You can pick it up from Walmart for $27 during Black Friday.
Kingdom Hearts 3 | $15
Kingdom Hearts 3 finally continues the franchise’s story, with new worlds based on Pixar and more.
Kingdom Hearts 3 is the game fans have waited a long time for, and according to GameSpot’s Kingdom Hearts 3 review, it was worth the wait. It introduces new worlds based on Pixar and more, and you can pick up the PS4 and Xbox One versions for $15 at multiple retailers.
Forza Horizon 4 | $25
Forza Horizon 4 is the best racing game on the Xbox One.
Forza Horizon 4 has a lot of great cars, races, and music, and if you’re a fan of racing games, then you’ll love it.
Need for Speed Heat | $30
Need for Speed Heat takes huge steps in the right direction for the series.
Need For Speed Heat had a lot to shoulder, with previous games not being received all that favorably. Thankfully, Heat has taken some big steps in the right direction, making for a new racing game that’s a lot of fun to play. Walmart’s got it for $30, less than a month after its release. If that sells out, Amazon‘s got it for $35.
Grand Theft Auto 5: Premium Edition | $15
Grand Theft Auto 5 is one of the best games of the decade, and if you haven’t picked it up yet, you can grab the Premium Edition for $15 at Best Buy. The Premium Edition comes with the complete base game, including the large single-player story and immense multiplayer mode, in addition to the Criminal Enterprise starter pack. The starter pack gets you $1,000,000 in bonus cash for the online mode.
Source: Game Spot Mashup