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NerdWallet is here to help you win Black Friday, while leaving your budget intact. We spend the time, you save the money. Visit regularly for holiday shopping tips and announcements about your favorite retailers. Black Friday is Nov. 27.
Black Friday deals are already within reach. However, there’s another reason for gamers to get excited this November: The new PlayStation 5 system arrives Nov. 12.
Retailers’ go-to move has been bundling PlayStation consoles with store cash or gift cards during Black Friday sales. Expect to see similar deals this year, with additional discounts on previous-generation consoles. Check out our summary below.
What are the best Black Friday PlayStation deals in 2020?
Still waiting for the best 2020 PlayStation Black Friday deals? So are we. Keep checking back, because we'll post them here as soon as we get the details. In the meantime, take a look at what happened in 2019 for an idea of what you can expect this year.
What were the best Black Friday PlayStation deals in 2019?
In 2019, as per usual, big-name retailers favored PlayStation bundles. These were among the top PS4 deals:
Kohl’s bundled the PS4 Slim 1TB with Fortnite Neo Versa for $199.99 ($100 off), plus $60 in Kohl’s cash.
Target sold the PS4 1TB bundle with The Last of Us, God of War and Horizon Zero Dawn for $199.99 ($100 off).
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How to decide if it’s worth it
Retailers haven’t differentiated their Black Friday PlayStation deals much in the past. You’ll typically pay the same amount for a console no matter where you shop. As you bargain hunt, pay attention to the specific games, accessories and other extras you can get with the purchase. Those may be the deciding factor.
If you’re looking to snag a PS5 on sale, don’t get your hopes up too high. As a new release, it probably won’t receive major discounts and will likely sell out fast. You may find better luck with a PS4.
Keep an eye on similar gaming devices, including Xbox and Nintendo Switch, too. Tech deals will last through Cyber Monday and the rest of the holiday shopping season.
How to budget for a PlayStation
A new PlayStation will set you back at least a couple hundred bucks. Before you commit to the purchase, calculate your budget and see how it jibes with the rest of your monthly expenses.