Being a gamer can be expensive so it is always interesting to buy games on Black Friday. It has been a great year for gaming with popular titles such as Marvel’s Spider-Man, Forza Horizon 4, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and God of War being released. Microsoft and Sony announced that they are working on their next-generation consoles and Nintendo Switch will soon reveal new features.
So, what gaming offers can you expect from Black Friday and Cyber Monday?
We are likely to see huge discounts on consoles, accessories and physical games on Game, Amazon, Fnac and Media Markt. The announcement of next-generation consoles probably means that these stores will have overstocked on PS4 Pros, Xbox One Xs and Nintendo Switches which they will want to get rid of, so if you have waited until now to acquire one this is definitely your time as packages with reduced prices are often offered. We have reviewed Black Friday and Cyber Monday offers from last year to provide you with this practical guide so you know what you can expect from this year’s game deals.
When will the next Black Friday and Cyber Monday be in 2018?
Black Friday has its origin in the USA. It takes place on the Friday immediately after the Thanksgiving holiday, so this year it will be on November 23, 2018. Cyber Monday is the Monday immediately after Black Friday, so it will fall on November 26, 2018.
How to get the best game deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Usually, we see offers from large gaming stores from the beginning of November. Throughout November, we will see great discounts on game packages.
What kind of game deals will we see?
We are likely to see huge discounts at stores such as Game, Amazon, Fnac and Media Markt, which tend to reduce the price of a large number of products, including console packages and gaming accessories such as headphones, keyboards and subscriptions for online gaming such as PS Plus as well as discounts on physical games. However, deals on physical games tend to focus more on releases from the beginning of the year than on the latest titles. Last year, we didn’t see many Nintendo Switch packages and discounts (since the console was launched in March), but we might see a lower price for Nintendo Switch packages this time around. However, Nintendo rarely discounts hardware and the best deals tend to be flash deals that sell out in seconds. Fortunately, we tend to know about Nintendo Switch offers on Amazon early, so stay tuned to this page.
What was offered last year?
Last year, Amazon offered great discounts on its Xbox One S and PS4 Pro packages, however, Nintendo Switch (which had been launched only a few months earlier) did not have a big price change. Amazon also offered reduced prices on the annual subscription of PS Plus and physical editions of games such as Overwatch, Resident Evil 7 and WWE 2K18. Similarly, Game reduced the price of its PS4 Pro and Xbox One S packages along with physical games such as Call of Duty: World War II. Meanwhile, Media Markt and Fnac offered deals on Xbox One S and PS4 Pro packages, along with discounts on PS VR packages, gaming laptops and headphones.
The best Black Friday games deals of 2017
PS4 Slim + That’s You! + Call Of Duty WWII + Gran Turismo Sport + Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Last year, Amazon offered a 500GB PlayStation 4 Slim along with the recently launched Call of Duty World War II, GT Sport, That’s You! and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy for only €271.90.
What we would like to see with discount.
Here are some items we would like to receive discounts next Black Friday:
Nintendo Switch packages
Nintendo Switch continues to grow in popularity since its launch last year. Last year, we saw very few discounts on Switch packages, since the hybrid console had recently been released and the number of games on offer was limited.
So this Black Friday and Cyber Monday should provide the perfect opportunity to buy a discounted Nintendo Switch, games and accessories.
MSI GS65 Stealth Gaming Laptop
The MSI GS65 Stealth is our favourite laptop to play on this year, so we hope that the slim and powerful hardware will be discounted from its price to something somewhat more affordable.
Forza Horizon 4, Marvel’s Spider-Man or God of War
It is not often that we see great discounts on the most important titles of the year, but we expect to see a small drop in the price or its inclusion in the console packages.
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