With Black Friday 2016 nearing, the PS4 and Xbox One deals appear to be ramping up. And as we’re seeing, both Sony and Microsoft, as well as several third-party retailers, have something for everyone, regardless of console preference or gaming product.
For starters, Sony itself has confirmed that its Black Friday 2016 deals will include a PS4 bundle selling for just $249.99. This should be nothing new to shoppers who had seen the leaked flyers ahead of Sony’s official announcement, but those looking for a new PlayStation 4 can get a 500GB Slim model with Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End bundled in at the above-mentioned price. The deal will run from November 24 through November 28, according to Push Square, which means you can still take advantage of some nice savings, even on Cyber Monday.
Unfortunately for those looking for more variety in their Black Friday 2016 PS4 options, Push Square notes that the above deal is the only one Sony is offering right now. But other retailers have their own versions of that PS4 discount confirmed for the coming week’s busy shopping schedule.
As recapped by CNET, if you buy that same PS4 Slim/Uncharted 4 bundle at Walmart, you’ll get a $30 gift card from the retailer on top of the discounted price on the bundle, while you can go to Costco and buy the bundle with two extra controllers for $280. Best Buy, on the other hand, has a deal with a twist on the recently-released PS4 Pro; shoppers will get the console free of charge if they buy a Toshiba 4K TV.
Talking about PS4 games (or PlayStation games in general), CNET states that you can get “great titles” for the console at GameStop for as low as $10. Best Buy’s high-profile game deals for PlayStation start at $15, while you can get $20 discounts off games such as Fallout 4, Mario Maker, Mafia III, and more at Toys R Us, according to a GameSpot report.
Though probably not a Black Friday 2016 deal per se, PlayStation Lifestyle has reported that PS4 Pro buyers have gotten a $10 PS Store credit as a token of gratitude for buying the console. PlayStation Network users who haven’t been active in quite a while have also reportedly gotten the credit upon returning, the publication adds.
Meanwhile, Microsoft appears to be keeping very busy this Black Friday 2016, so if the PS4 isn’t your cup of tea, you might want to check out the company’s discounts on Xbox One peripherals and games. The official blog site of Microsoft’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb has a complete list of the company’s video game deals for Black Friday, and for a quick recap of what he’s listed, buyers can save 20, 25, and 30 percent off respectively when purchasing NBA 2K17, Battlefield 1, and FIFA 17. Xbox Live Gold members get bigger discounts off the prices of those games and others.
According to Major Nelson, Microsoft’s Xbox game deals become active on November 22 for everyone, though the discounts have been available for Xbox Live members since Friday, November 18.
CNET’s Black Friday 2016 recap for PS4 and Xbox One shoppers lists special prices on select Xbox One controllers, as the Dawn Shadow and Gears of War 4 controllers are now priced at $39, down from the original $69. Xbox Live Gold membership is also getting discounted in the coming week, as you can sign up for three months at the cost of $14.99 instead of $24.99. All the above Xbox One deals take effect midnight on November 24.
If you’re targeting an actual Xbox One console deal this Black Friday, Microsoft has one, according to BGR. The redesigned Xbox One S is available at the Microsoft Store at $50 off, plus a $25 gift code and one free game, though like most other Black Friday 2016 deals, the offer is good while supplies last.
As we’ve still got four more days before Black Friday 2016, we could see more PS4 and Xbox One deals crop up, but for the meantime, console gamers have a lot to choose from, regardless of what they’re looking for.
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