The best Black Friday game console deals on Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series S, PlayStation 5 and more
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Demand for the current generation of Nintendo, PlayStation, and Xbox consoles has been skyrocketing for almost two years now, and it’s only expected to grow during Black Friday. We can’t guarantee you’ll be able to get the Switch, PS5, or Xbox Series X/S you’ve been coveting this holiday season, but to help make your search a little more convenient, we’ve compiled all of the product listings. that we can find for each console in one place. Again, demand for these machines is high, so not all consoles may be in stock by the time you read this. We will update this article during the day if new offers appear. For now, though, let us save you a bit of googling.
Nintendo’s main deal this Black Friday bundles the base Nintendo Switch model with a copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a three-month subscription to its Nintendo Switch Online service. If this sounds familiar, it’s because Nintendo ran this exactly the same promotion during Black Friday in recent years.
It’s hard to call it a great deal at this point – the Switch OLED is a pretty firm upgrade, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxewhile having fun, is a five-year re-release of an eight-year-old Wii U game. But if you don’t need the improved display of the OLED model and just want to save a few bucks, there’s at least some value here. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is always receive updates and normally sells for around $50, while a 3-month Switch Online subscription normally costs $8.
Note that the subsidiary of Amazon Woot had the console alone up to $268 earlier on Friday, but this offer now appears to be sold out.
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Nintendo Switch OLED
The $350 OLED Switch is the latest Switch model, so it’s no surprise to learn that it’s not on sale at most major retailers. Stock for the Switch OLED is also generally more spotty.
We’re seeing a notable discount this Black Friday, though, as Woot has the white version of the console available for $320. It’s not a huge discount, but sales of any kind for the console have been extremely sparse since its launch in October 2021.
As a reminder, the Switch OLED isn’t any better at running games than the standard model, but its 7-inch OLED display is bigger and more vibrant, it doubles the internal storage (64GB), its built-in kickstand is plenty more robust and its updated docking station has an Ethernet port. We gave him a exam score of 89 Last year.
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Nintendo Switch Lite
We have seen some offers for the $200 Switch Lite since it arrived in 2019, but the compact console isn’t discounted for Black Friday as of yet. This is the entry-level, handheld-only variant of the Switch; again there is no power difference, but it has a smaller 5.5 inch LED screen, it does not work with Nintendo’s dock and it does not come with controllers removable. It also has a real D-pad. We gave him a exam score of 90 few years ago.
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There have been hardly any discounts on Sony’s PlayStation 5 since it arrived two years ago, and we don’t expect that to change this Black Friday. The console is Easier actually buying these days – and brick-and-mortar stores are more likely to have it now than in the past – but stock still tends to dry up quickly whenever it becomes available. Retailers like Amazon and Sony itself continue to keep their inventory behind a invite system to fend off scalpers, while others like GameStop keep it behind store membership programs.
As has been the case for the past few months, it will likely be easier to get the console as part of a bundle. Sony’s main this holiday season is pairing the console with a digital copy of God of War: Ragnarokwho we highly recommended earlier this month. It costs $559 (or $460 with a PS5 Digital Edition without a disc drive), just $10 off what the console and game would otherwise cost. Since it’s more expensive than buying the $500 PS5 on its own, there should be a little less competition when trying to buy one.
Walmart has been putting these lots on sale since Monday – although it gave members of its Walmart+ service priority access earlier today – although they appear to be going in and out of stock starting Friday morning. We wouldn’t be surprised to see more unbundled PS5s become available on Cyber Monday, but you’ll probably have to be vigilant or use a longer invite process to grab one more reliably. Note that the $400 Digital Edition is traditionally much harder to find in stock than the standard model.
The PS5 itself could still do with a few more exclusivesbut its library continues to grow and its material will always represent a significant upgrade for those clinging to a PS4.
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Xbox series X
Microsoft’s Xbox Series X has been more readily available for purchase over the past year than the PlayStation 5, but discounts for it have been virtually non-existent, and it’s still not uncommon to see it in stock. out of stock at third party retailers. There are no notable Black Friday deals as of this writing. Like the PS5, Amazon still holds the device behind an invite system, and Walmart made it available to Walmart+ subscribers earlier on Monday.
Your best bet right now seems to be buying from Microsoft itself, though again, we might see more stock elsewhere during the day. Again, the latest Xboxes are somewhat lacking in exclusivesbut Xbox Game Pass remains a strong value for those who play a lot of games, and the Series X is still a powerful hardware for 4K gaming.
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Xbox series S
The only console actually discounted is the Xbox Series S. Microsoft announcement last week that the small console would be available for $250, which is $50 off its standard price. Since then, however, we’ve seen the device available for even less: Woot now has it available for $220, while Amazon has marked it down to $240. Earlier in the week, meanwhile, Microsoft offered a bundle that priced the device at $250 and included its Xbox Stereo Headset — usually a $50 value — at no extra cost.
The best deal of the bunch, however, was at Target, which is offering a $50 store gift card on top of a $50 discount. This offer is still active, but Target shares seem to be falling and disappearing.
Either way, we’ve seen the Series S drop to $250 in the past, but it’s still a good price for those who want a secondary console or a more affordable route into the Xbox games library. We gave the S series a exam score of 85 at launch: it lacks a disk drive, only has 512GB of onboard storage, and isn’t designed to push 4K resolutions like the Series X, but it can play all the same games, its SSD still allows for fast charging times and its compact design is easier to store.
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