You made it through Halloween, and Thanksgiving will be here pretty soon. Sure, lots of food, family, and fellowship is fun… but gamers know the real action happens after you put down the plate!
Black Friday is coming up on November 29, and that means the best video game deals you’ll get all year. But you only have so much time and so much money. Do you know where to get the most bang for your buck?
Check out our 2019 Black Friday video game shopping guide to get the most out of this holiday season.
PlayStation Deals at Belk
If you live in the South, you’re probably familiar with Belk department store. However, you probably associate them more with clothing than video games.
Belk is looking to change that this Black Friday. According to a leaked ad, they are offering a PlayStation 4 Holiday Bundle that includes a PS4 Slim CUH-2215B and three games: The Last of Us Remastered, God of War, and Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition, all for $199.99. That’s a price drop of $100.
Xbox Deals at Costco
Costco is another store we don’t always associate with gaming. However, they’ve decided to go “bulk” on Xbox deals this year.
They basically have a series of Xbox bundle deals that allow you to pick which one best suits your needs. For example, you can get an Xbox One S bundle with two controllers and three months of Game Pass for $100 off the regular price. You can get the same bundle with only one controller for $80 off. Each of those comes with a 1 TB hard drive.
Alternately, you can snag an Xbox One X bundle with two controllers and a 1 TB hard drive for $100 off the regular price. Or you can get a 1 TB Xbox One X bundle with only one controller and a LucidSound LS31LE gaming headset for $100 off the standard cost.
Video Game Deals at Kohl’s
Gamers typically have a special incentive to shop at Kohl’s on Black Friday. In addition to the deals (which are pretty good — see below), you typically get up to $15 of “Kohl’s Cash” for every $50 you spend (if it’s during a Kohl’s Cash earn period).
Kohl’s Cash can be used within a limited window (say, a month) to buy anything in the store. So, if you drop $300 at Kohl’s, you could get up to $90 in Kohl’s Cash that you can spend on Christmas gifts for other people. Or more for you!
Now, on to the Black Friday video game deals at Kohl’s. You can get a PS4 1 TB Fortnite Neo Versa bundle along with Jedi: Fallen Order for only $199.99. Or, for that same price, you can get an Xbox One S 1 TB bundle with the same game.
More of a Nintendo gamer? Kohl’s is offering the original Switch along with a carrying case and a Controller Charging Dock for $319.99. While that is the priciest of deals, it also has the potential to give you the most Kohl’s Cash back. Just make sure to check the Kohl’s Cash promotion dates to make sure you’re in an earn period.
Video Game Deals at Wal-Mart
As a retailer, Wal-Mart is trying to have it both ways this shopping season. Their exact Black Friday deals have not yet been revealed. However, they’ve recently dropped prices on several cool items to get you into the shopping spirit.
If you like to mix and match, their Nintendo Switch deal is great. You can go ahead and snag the original system as well as one game and one accessory of choice for $329. That’s a savings of over $50, and it lets you customize your deal.
Wal-Mart also has the official Microsoft Xbox Controller on sale for $39. This is a $20 savings, and the controller is compatible with all of the various Xbox One models.
Don’t worry — Wal-Mart has PlayStation 4 players covered as well. You can get a PowerA PS4 Charging Station for only $18 and charge two controllers at once.
Video Game Deals at Amazon
Amazon is a bit like Wal-Mart in the deals department. They haven’t yet unveiled their online deals (which typically include some highly competitive Black Friday “lightning deals”). However, there are already some gamer deals everyone can get behind.
This includes the Mortal Kombat 11 Special Edition for PS4 for only $32.66. They also have an adjustable charging stand for Nintendo Switch for $7.06 and the Resident Evil 2 remake for PS4 for $21.51.
These deals are sure to change and will eventually be replaced by more savings than you can shake a controller at. In the meantime, enjoy this savings “calm before the storm.”
Computer Deals at Costco
Most of our list has favored console gaming. However, that’s because these are the deals that the major retailers most prominently advertise.
Fortunately, Costco isn’t leaving the PC gamers out. They are offering several deals on equipment to bring out the best in your games.
This includes an HP Omen Gaming Desktop for $250 off the normal price, bringing it to $749. You can also pick up an MSI GE75 Raider 17.3” Laptop for $250 off, bringing the total to $1,199.99.
Need to finally replace your old gaming monitor? Costco is offering a LG UltraGear 32” 1440p Gaming Monitor with FreeSync 2 for $250, making the final price $249.99.
More to Come?
As we mentioned, these are the deals that have leaked so far. Be on the lookout for more Black Friday deals from Wal-Mart, Amazon, Target, Best Buy, and more!