November is here and Black Friday is coming up quickly! Video games are one product that we’ll likely see some deep discounts, as we’ve seen huge Black Friday sales in past years in this category. You can find games, accessories, and consoles at affordable prices if you search online today.

Black Friday will look a little different this year as retailers focus more on online sales to avoid large crowds in-store. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or hoping to check some gifts off your Christmas shopping list, search online to find the best deals being offered in video games this Black Friday.

Video Game Manufacturers

PlayStation

Despite releasing a year ago, the PlayStation 5 is still hard to find. Considering the next-gen console is so sought-after, there are no deals on it. However, some stores are guaranteeing restocks for Black Friday. Namely, Walmart will have the PS5 in-stock online starting 7 p.m. EST on November 22. If you can’t wait until then, sign up for the Walmart+ membership program to get four hours early access to the restock.1

Outside of restocking PS5s, Sony has a few other deals in store for PlayStation fans. These include:

  • Save $15 on the DualSense wireless controller + NBA 2K21 Jumpstart Bundle through PlayStation Direct2;
  • Up to 50 percent off select PS4 games through PlayStation Direct, and;
  • Up to 70 percent off select digital PS4 and PS5 games through the PlayStation Store.3

Xbox

Much like the PS5, the Xbox Series X has been difficult to buy due to the ongoing chip shortage. Fortunately, the console will see restocks across the country. Namely, you will be able to find the Series X online at Walmart on November 22 and in-store at GameStop on Thanksgiving.4 If you’re looking to grab some games to go with the Series X, Microsoft will offer up to 75 percent off first-party titles, such as Forza Horizon 4, Gears 5, Psychonauts 2, and Sea of Thieves, starting November 19.5

However, if you prefer to download or stream games, Microsoft is offering multiple deals on Xbox Game Pass, their Netflix-style subscription service that offers 100+ games across console, PC, and mobile. New subscribers can get three months Game Pass for PC for $1, while new subscribers to Game Pass Ultimate get their first month for $1.6

Nintendo

Despite leveling off from the sales of 2020, the Nintendo Switch is still in high demand. Fortunately, Nintendo just released the OLED model this past October for $349.99.7 As a result, Switches should be more easier to find this coming holiday season.

Since the OLED model just dropped, Black Friday deals from Nintendo will be focusing on games and a console bundle, as opposed to the console itself. In particular, Nintendo will be offering:

  • The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Switch Bundle with three months of Nintendo Switch Online for $299.99;
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Super Mario Maker 2, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Splatoon 2, Paper Mario: The Origami King, Kirby Star Allies, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Astral Chain, and Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition for $39.99 each;
  • Ring Fit Adventure for $54.99, and;
  • Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit for $59.99.8

Gaming Desktops

Black Friday is a great time of the year for serious savings on tech like computers. We’ve seen some great deals since Amazon Prime Day and the early Black Friday deals just keep rolling in.

Here are some of our favorite deals on PC gaming gear.

HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop TG01-1160xt – $649.99 from HP

Regular Price: 749.99 | Savings: $100

  • Intel i5 processor.
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card.
  • 8GB RAM memory.
  • 256GB solid state drive.9

CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme Desktop – $1,299.99 from Walmart

Regular Price: $1,489.99 | Savings: $190

  • Intel i7 processor.
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER graphics card.
  • 16GB RAM memory.
  • 500GB solid state drive.10

Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 Gaming Desktop – $1,349.99 from Dell

Regular Price: $1,709.99 | Savings: $360

  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800 processor.
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card.
  • 16GB RAM memory.
  • 512GB solid state drive.11

Gaming Laptops

If you’re looking for a new gaming laptop — especially with the longer, winter months coming up — Black Friday is the time to scoop one up!

We’ve seen some incredible deals already, so keep your eye out for great savings on the following tech.

Dell G15 Gaming Laptop – $649.99 from Dell

Regular Price: $1,068.99 | Savings: $419

  • Intel i5 processor.
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card.
  • 15.6-inch screen.
  • 8GB RAM memory.
  • 256GB solid state drive.12

GIGABYTE 15.6 IPS Level 240Hz Gaming Laptop – $1,199.99 from Best Buy

Regular Price: $1,599.99 | Savings: $400

  • Intel i7 processor.
  • NVIDIA GeForceGTX 3060 graphics card.
  • 15.6-inch screen.
  • 16GB RAM memory.
  • 512GB solid state drive.13

OMEN Laptop 17t-ck000 – $1,549.99 from HP

Regular Price: $1,699.99 | Savings: $150

  • Intel i7 processor.
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card.
  • 17.3-inch screen,
  • 16GB RAM memory.
  • 512GB solid state drive.14

Alienware Area-51m R2 Gaming Laptop – $2,099.99 from Dell

Regular Price: $3,149.99| Savings: $1,050

  • Intel i7 processor.
  • NVIDIA GeForceRTX 2070 SUPER graphics card.
  • 17.3-inch screen,
  • 16GB RAM memory.
  • 512GB solid state drive, plus 1TB hard drive.15

Don’t Miss Out on Great Deals

Black Friday is a great time of the year to score some major deals when it comes to video games, consoles, and accessories. Whether it’s for yourself or you’re hoping to cross some gifts off your Christmas shopping list, you can expect to see savings from all the major players.

In addition to the deals we’ve shared here, don’t forget to search online for sales as we get closer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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USA Today, Walmart Black Friday 2021 ad shows PS5, Xbox Series X as online only. How to get early access. 2
PlayStation.Blog, PlayStation’s Black Friday Deals 2021 3
Tom’s Guide, Sony confirms PlayStation Black Friday deals for 2021 4
Gamespot, Best Black Friday Xbox Deals So Far: Xbox Series X Restocks, Games, Accessories, And More 5
CNet, Xbox Black Friday 2021 deals: Series X console restocks coming soon, game bargains live now 6
Microsoft, Xbox Game Pass 7
Nation, Nintendo Switch OLED Model Launch Guide 8
Nintendo, Holiday Gift Guide 9
HP, HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop TG01-1160xt 10
Walmart, HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop TG01-1160xt 11
Dell, Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 Gaming Desktop 12
Dell, G15 Gaming Laptop 13
Best Buy, GIGABYTE – 15.6 IPS Level 240Hz Gaming Laptop – Intel Core i7-11800H – 16GB Memory – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 512GB SSD 14
HP, OMEN Laptop – 17t-ck000 15
Dell, Alienware Area-51m R2 Gaming Laptop
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