Black Friday is just around the corner, and luckily (if you’re a gamer) you likely won’t have to leave the house this year! There are plenty of video game deals this year, whether you’re a Nintendo, PlayStation, Xbox, or PC fan. Here are the ten best deals that we found:
1. Xbox One S Minecraft Creators Bundle: $199.00
The Xbox One S is one beauty of a console. Packaged with 8 GB of RAM and an 8-core GPU, it’s surprising that Microsoft is able to sell this little beast for only $300. Actually, make that $200 – this Friday, you’ll be able to snag an XBOX and a copy of Minecraft for only $200. It’s a fantastic deal for a pretty darn powerful console.
2. PlayStation 4 Slim Spider-Man Bundle: $199.00
This year’s Spider-Man just might be the best super-hero game of all time – if you haven’t played it, it’s an incredibly good reason to jump on this PS4 Slim bundle. The bundle contains both the console and Spider-Man for the price of a base PS4 Slim. Easily one of the best ways you can spend 200 bucks this Friday.
3. Nintendo Switch Bundle with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: $300
Over the past year and a half, the Nintendo Switch has cemented itself as one of Nintendo’s greatest consoles. It has an incredible lineup of games like Breath of The Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, and arguably, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is towards the top of that list as well. This bundle comes with the console and MK8 for the price of the base console. It’s a steal, especially considering Nintendo rarely discounts their games.
4. $100 off any PSVR Bundle
The VR scene is really starting to hit its stride. Tetris Effect, Astro Bot, and Beat Saber alone have proved this year that VR games can be unique and impacting – there really hasn’t been a better time to jump in. A number of sites have put up deals on various PSVR bundles. Whether it be an Astro Bot tie-in or a DOOM bundle, all of the PSVR packages are 100 bucks at any of the four places listed below.
5. Xbox One X $100 Off
The Xbox One X is easily the most powerful console on the market, gaining the edge on the PS4 Pro by a sizable margin. It’s arguably the best place to play Red Dead Redemption 2 – that extra processing power makes for a massive graphical difference. Normally, the One X comes in at a whopping $500, but for Black Friday, the major retailers are dropping the price point down to $400. Considering the parts inside, $400 is a phenomenal deal for this level of power.
6. PlayStation 4 Pro with Red Redemption 2: $400 ($60 Off)
Red Dead Redemption 2 has one of the most immersive open-worlds in video game history. It’s a benchmark title that will no doubt be used to compare other games by in the years to come, and it looks absolutely fantastic in 4K HDR. The PS4 Pro might not be quite as powerful as its Microsoft equivalent, but its still a terrific deal, considering the specs inside. At 400 bucks, the PS4 Pro is absolutely worth it, especially with one of the greatest games of the generation thrown in for free.
7. Nintendo 2DS and Super Mario Maker: $80
Super Mario Maker is an incredibly powerful, yet easily-accessible level creation tool. While the Wii U version is arguably better because of the online functionality, Mario Maker’s “create and play” formula still feels intuitive on a handheld. Considering that the 3DS/2DS family of Nintendo handhelds has a deep library of critically-acclaimed games, $80 is dirt cheap for a 2DS and Mario Maker.
8. GeForce GTX 1070 SC Graphics Card: $369 ($130 off)
When it comes to PC-building, graphics cards are about the most expensive parts you can find. A GTX 1080ti can run you up to a thousand dollars, and with the bitcoin mining craze, it used to be more than that. But if you don’t need to run DOOM Eternal in 4K resolution on max settings when it comes out, it’s smart to be a bit conservative on your graphics card pick. That’s why the GTX 1070, while not the most powerful card in the world, is still an absolute bargain for $130 less than usual. Consider it if you’d like to build a PC without breaking the bank.
9. Razer Blade Pro Laptop $500 Off
If you’re looking for a portable PC setup, there’s a lot to be said for laptops made by Razer. They provide a great deal of power in a shell that is surprisingly small. Specifically, the Razer Blade Pro, which has an i7 processor and a GTX 1060 is set to drop five hundred dollars by Friday night. Keep your eyes peeled; this is one of the best gaming laptops out there.
10. SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless Headphones $50 Off
SteelSeries makes incredibly comfortable, great-sounding, customizable headphones, and the Arctis 7 is their best one yet. With a built-in voice-chat mixer, over-the-ear cups, and a serviceable microphone, these headphones are perfect for gaming. And at $115 on Black Friday, it’s a total steal. Buy these headphones – both your ear drums and sides of your head will thank you.
That’s it! Did we miss any deals? Comment and let us know! And of course, for all things gaming-related, stay tuned to Culture of Gaming.