Black Friday is only a week away and if you plan to take advantage of the insane deals to bolster your video game collection, you have to be prepared. Otherwise, you’ll most likely just get trampled by the crowds, which means no deals and no games. And that’s no good for anyone.
To ensure you survive Black Friday, here now are the 33 Black Friday deals every gamer needs to know about.
Xbox One Black Friday deals
1. Xbox One 1TB Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition bundle is the best Black Friday deal for Master Chief fans that like having nearly infinite memory on their consoles as it costs just $495 on Amazon.
2. Xbox One Halo: The Master Chief Collection bundle lets players relive Master Chief’s epic journey from Halo: Combat Evolved to Halo 4 on the 500GB version of the Xbox One from GameStop at $349.
3. If you want the Xbox One Halo: The Master Chief Collection Bundle in limited edition white, then sadly you’re going to have to shell out $419 for it through Amazon.
4. If you prefer Marcus Fenix over Master Chief, then you can get the Xbox One 500GB Gears of War: Ultimate Edition bundle than get it for only $333 on Amazon. If you want it in white, you can get it even cheaper at Walmart for only $329.
5. Racing game fans looking to make the jump to the current gen should do so with the Xbox One 1TB Limited Edition Forza Motorsport 6 bundle. The best price we’ve seen advertised is $399 at Walmart.
6. Xbox One 1TB Madden NFL 16 bundle brings a bargain to the gridiron. Its best Black Friday deal so far make it $382 at Amazon.
7. Xbox One 1TB FIFA 16 Limited Edition bundle combines the other kind of football with Microsoft’s next-gen console, and it includes 12 months of EA Access. It retails for $399 at Walmart.
8. Xbox One 1TB Fallout 4 bundle gives you enough internal storage to save and re-save your game that could glitch any moment. Don’t worry, the game is buggy, but fantastic, and costs $399 at Amazon.
9. Xbox One The LEGO Movie is the console bundle for the kids and the kids at heart. It’s $346 through Amazon.
10. Xbox One 500GB Rise of Tomb Raider Console bundle is $50 off ($299.99) at Best Buy on Black Friday only.
11. The cheapest Xbox One is at GameStop, which isn’t always known for the best prices. It’s inexpensive because it’s pre-owned.
12. There’s a black for $299 at GameStop and a white at $299 at GameStop.
13. There are also plenty of Black Friday deals coming to the Xbox Store. Check out the announcement video below.
So keep an eye out on the Xbox Store next week.
PS4 Black Friday DealsCredit: Sony
Unfortunately for us, the PlayStation Network doesn’t like to engage in Black Friday shenanigans. So while you won’t find insane deals on games (there are deals, to be clear, but the prices aren’t ridiculously low), it is cheaper than ever to take a PS4 home.
14. Target is selling the 500GB PS4 for $299.99 with the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection on Black Friday weekend, but only while supplies last. Gamestop is offering the same $299.99 price tag for the console and the Uncharted collection but the sale lasts until Sunday night.
15. For double the storage and Activision’s landmark first-person shooter, get the PS4 1TB bundle with Call of Duty Black Ops 3 on Amazon for $429.
16. Costco is going to deliver on its bulk savings by giving you a crazy Black Friday PS4 deal. For $399, Costco is giving member a 500GB PS4 with the Nathan Drake Collection, Call of Duty Black Ops 3 and a controller charging station.
17. The PS4 Star Wars: Battlefront bundle includes the new game, plus downloads of classic Star Wars games Super Star Wars, Bounty Hunter, Jedi Star Fighter and Racer Revenge for $349 on Amazon.
18. If you want to start your PS4 collection with two bonafide hits, Walmart has bundled The Last of Remastered and Call of Duty: Ghosts with a 500GB PS4 for only $399.
19. For mature gamers, Amazon has a PS4 Black Friday Bundle with GTA 5 and The Last of Us Remastered for $469.
20. PS4 Limited Edition Destiny The Taken King bundle brings gamers up to speed with one of the next-gen’s most popular titles for $399 thanks to Walmart.
21. GameStop has seen the other Batman bundles available for PS4 on Black Friday and has upped the ante. For just $349, you can get a 500GB PS4 with Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Batman: Arkham Knight.
22. The absolute cheapest PS4 Black Friday deal doesn’t come with a game and it’s used, but the price is right at $299 through Best Buy.
Wii U Black Friday Deals
Black Friday deals for Nintendo’s Wii U aren’t easy to find because they always sell better than expected thanks to families. But if you want to get a Wii U for cheap, keep an eye out for these deals.
23. The Nintendo Wii U bundle Mario Kart 8 Deluxe pairs one of the best Wii U games with the 32GB system for cheaper than buying the system without the game at $299. Thank you, Amazon.
24. Wii U Super Mario 3D World and Nintendo Land is perfect for Nintendo-nostalgists. It’s available on Amazon but you won’t find anyone that beats Best Buy’s $299 price point. This bundle is also available with an extra controller for $339 at Best Buy.
25. If you’ve always wanted to create your own 2D platformer levels, you can with the Wii U bundle with Super Mario Maker at Walmart for a mere $299.
26. Wii U Skylanders Swap Force bundle is the cheapest Nintendo console with new Skylanders game on Black Friday (so far). Yes, it’s the entry-level white 8GB console, but just $230 at GameStop.
27. Wii U Splatoon bundles are pretty much sold out everywhere already, but there are still a handful available for $334 at Amazon.
28. The cheapest Nintendo Wii U Black Friday deal comes with a few caveats. It’s used, or “premium refurbished,” and is the 8GB model. But it’s an incredible $229 at GameStop.
29. Stepping things up to the Nintendo Wii U 32GB standalone black model, which is also used, brings the price up a bit to a still hard-to-pass-up $259 at GameStop.
30. The Wii U with Super Mario 3D World, a Wii U Fit Balance Board, Wii U Fit Meter is the most feature-packed, but also the most expensive bundle. It remains a savings at $349 at Costco.
PC Games Black Friday Deals
31. Two words: Steam sale. There’s no telling which amazing games you’ll be able to get for pennies, but keep an eye on the specials page and you’ll be pleased.
And now for some miscellaneous Black Friday deals you need to know about:
32. New games going for $15: Mario Kart 7, Evolve, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Far Cry 4.
33. New games going for $25- $35: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, Until Dawn, NHL16, Destiny: The Taken King, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Batman: Arkham Knight, Mortal Kombat X, Bloodborne, Splatoon, Grand Theft Auto 5
Are there any amazing Black Friday deals we missed? Please share them with us in the comments!