Black Friday 2018: Best Gaming Deals on PS4, Switch, Xbox One, and More

The holiday deals madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday has already begun. If you’re on the hunt for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, or 3DS deals, you’ve come to the right place. We’re collecting all our favorite Black Friday sales here on consoles, bundles, controllers, accessories, games, and more. Bookmark the page and check back anytime until Cyber Week is over to see more gaming deals.

Note: Some links may not yet show discounts, and some retailers may not yet be linked. We will continue to update this list as more information comes available on Black Friday deals. We will also add a list of game discounts.

PS4 Deals

Deals Active Friday, Nov. 18 – Monday, Nov. 26


PS4 Slim with Spider-Man for $200 ($160 off)

Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, GameStop

The PS4 Slim is a perfectly adequate PS4 for HD TVs and you probably won’t mind using it on a fancy new 4K TV either. It’s the best-selling console of the last half-decade and Marvel’s Spider-Man is one of our favorite games this year.

PS4 Pro with Red Dead Redemption 2 for $400 ($60 off)

Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop

This deal started before Black Friday season, but if you want a PS4 Pro, it’s the best bundle we’ve seen. PS4 Pro is a better system if you own a 4K TV and some games have enhanced graphics or frame rates on it. It’s compatible with all current PS4 games. Read our full PS4 Pro review to learn more.

1 Year of PlayStation Plus for $40 ($20 off)

Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, GameStop

If you own a PS4, you need PS Plus to play online. It also gives you access to a few free games each month. This is an easy way to save a few bucks on a service that’s basically required.

PS4 DualShock 4 Controllers for $40 ($20 off)

Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, GameStop

Sony’s DualShock controllers get very poor battery life. That hasn’t changed, but from now through Black Friday and Cyber Monday you can at least get a discount on them. $40 is the minimum we have seen 1st party controllers go for.

PSVR with 2 Games for $200 ($100 off)

Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, GameStop

Sony’s PlayStation VR headset is still the most popular premium headset around and there are some fun games to check out. We recommend you pick up a unit with the required Sony camera. The PlayStation Move motion controllers add fun to some games, as well.

PSVR with Motion Controllers and 2 Games for $250 ($100 off)

Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, GameStop

This is a PSVR bundle worth a look. It comes with everything and two games to start you off.

Xbox One Deals

Deals Active Sunday, Nov. 18 – Monday, Nov. 26


Xbox One X for $400 ($100 off)

Amazon, Microsoft, Best Buy, GameStop

The Xbox One X is the most powerful console currently available. If you don’t yet own an Xbox One and have a 4K TV, this is the Xbox to buy to get enhanced game visuals and other perks. It’s compatible with all current Xbox One games. Read our full review.

Xbox One S Minecraft Creators Bundle for $200 ($100 off)

Amazon, Microsoft, Walmart, Best Buy, GameStop

The Xbox One S still plays all new Xbox games and can even output video in 4K. If you’re buying for a kid, or a kid at heart, Minecraft is always a solid choice.

Other Xbox One Bundles are $70 off

Microsoft Store

Microsoft also has Fallout 76, Battlefield V, and other Xbox One X and One S bundles at a discount. The best place to go for a clear look at these is Microsoft’s Store.

Xbox Controllers for $40 ($20 off)

Amazon, Microsoft, Walmart, Best Buy, GameStop

Starts 11/22: Xbox Controllers do hold their charge longer than PS4, but if you need a second, or still own older models that lack a headset audio jack, most colors will be on sale for $40—again, the cheapest you’re going to find official controllers.

3 Month Xbox Live Subscription for $15 ($10 off)

Amazon, Microsoft, Walmart, Best Buy, GameStop

Starts 11/22: You need Xbox Live Gold to play games online. If you’re paying for it already, it never hurts to buy it in advance at a discount. This price is equal to the annual plan of $60 per year—if you broke said plan into months.

Nintendo Deals

Deals Active Friday, Nov. 21 (10 p.m. ET) – Monday, Nov. 26


Switch Mario Kart 8 Bundle for $300 ($60 off)

Walmart, Best Buy

The Switch still doesn’t get discounted much, or all that often. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is one of the best multiplayer games for the system, and worth a buy if you plan to play with friends at home or online (you will). Nintendo’s Joy-Con steering wheel is also on sale.

Nintendo 2DS + Super Mario Maker for $80 (New Bundle)

Walmart, Best Buy

The 2DS can do everything the 3DS can except 3D, and you don’t really need that feature to enjoy most (or all) games. There are a huge library of awesome 3DS games to play and Super Mario Maker is a particularly fun one. It lets you construct your own Super Mario Bros. levels and play levels made by yourself or others.

Two Labo Kits for $99 ($40 off)

Best Buy

Available Now: We love the Nintendo Labo, and if you like Legos or want to build stuff that can be used in games, it’s a ton of fun. Each Labo is a cardboard controller of sorts. They take anywhere from 15 minutes to 3 hours to build, depending on their complexity, and the games are a lot of fun, too. This Best Buy exclusive deal lets you choose between any 2 Labo kits. We recommend the Vehicle Kit and Variety Kit.

Gaming Hardware


Turtle Beach Recon Gaming Headset for $30 ($30 off)

Walmart, Best Buy, Microsoft

Starts 11/22: These wired Turtle Beach headsets will hook right into either a PS4 or Xbox controller (or a PC). They don’t have all t he perks of super high-end headsets, but they sound much better than the crappy set that comes with a console.

Turtle Beach Stealth 300 Headset for $45 ($35 off)

Microsoft Store

This Stealth 300 headset sounds great. It’s colored green, but it will work on PS4, Switch, PC, etc. It’s a lot like our top-recommended Stealth 600 sets except it’s wired. It takes a charge to add mic monitoring and other features (should last for 40 hours per charge).

Astro A10 Gaming Headset for $40 ($20 off)

Best Buy

Astro headsets have softer, more felt-like ear cushioning in them, good sound, and solid mic output. The A10 is a basic wired headset, but a good one. It will work with any console or PC.

MicroSD Card for Switch for $20 ($10 off)


Every Switch owner needs a MicroSD card for game storage. The system only comes with 32GB of memory, which isn’t enough for even half a dozen major games. We don’t recommend you purchase anything less than 128GB, and it needs to be at least a Class 10 (or U1) card, like this one.

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless Headset for $115 ($35 off)


The Arctis 7 is currently our favorite wireless gaming headset for PCs. It also works just fine for any console. The Arctis line is more comfortable and sounds better than almost any other headset line.

Black Friday Sale Pages for 2018

We’ve sifted through the mess of deals, but if you want to look for yourself, here are some links. Many of these prices may not be live until day-of.

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