There's nothing better than relaxing at home after Thanksgiving to game… unless of course you're relaxing at home and avoiding the Cyber Monday crush by hitting up the sales online. A new game console means hundreds of hours of entertainment with the best games. And a console bought during Black Friday means hundreds of dollars of savings.
Updated, Nov. 25: Confirmed deals and availability.
We've collected some of the best deals we've seen so far below. Bear in mind:
- The deals below are current as of Friday, Nov. 25.
- CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.
- We link to the current listing at the retailer's website where one is available, but some of these deals are going fast. We'll keep updating as things change.
Best PlayStation 4 deals
Saving of $200
Sony PS4 Slim 1TB with Red Dead Redemption $199
Yes! We've been hoping this was gonna happen. Another $200 PS4, this time with Red Dead Redemption. This won't last long. Go! Go! Go!
Note: Looks like it's out of stock already. We'll update if the deal comes back.
Save $100 on all PlayStation VR bundles, starting at $200
If you don't care about those games, or the Move controllers, you can look for a variety of bundles at major retailers starting at $50 less. Titles include Astro Bot Rescue Mission, Firewall, and Creed: Rise to Glory, and retailers include Walmart (below) as well as Best Buy and GameStop.
The deal is available online now but stocks are limited at time of publication.
PlayStation 4 Slim (1TB) + Spider-Man bundle: $200 (save $100) – In-store only
If you haven't bought a next-generation console yet, here's one of the best prices yet to convince you to pony up. This is the 1TB PS4 Slim version with the excellent Spider-Man, all for $200. It's been available since last Sunday at Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Amazon and elsewhere, and it's been going in and out of stock online. As of now, Best Buy is listing it as an in-store only.
PlayStation Plus 12-month subscription: $40
If you're going to be getting these bundles and games, you'll likely want to play multiplayer to take advantage of Sony's monthly selection of free games. This year's Black Friday discounts knock $20 off the usual $60 12-month PlayStation Plus subscription.
This deal is live online now.
Best Xbox One deals
Microsoft Xbox One S 1TB with Minecraft bundle, $200 (save $100)
If Xbox is more your speed, this deal can save you a bundle. It's currently available pretty much everywhere and unlike the PlayStation bundles, doesn't seem to be selling out. Go figure.
Xbox One X 1TB for $400 (save $100)
If you want the more powerful Xbox One X 1TB by itself, you can get it for $100 off from numerous retailers now.
Xbox One X 1TB Gold Rush Special Edition Battlefield V Bundle for $430 (save over $70)
Want to kickstart your Xbox One X gaming experience? With this deal, you'll get an extra controller and Battlefield V.
This deal is live online but expect to see similar versions of it at Amazon and elsewhere. For instance, Walmart has the Xbox One X bundled with several game options for $429, including one with PUBG, Fallout 76 or NBA 2K19.
Nintendo Switch with $50 GameStop voucher
If Mario Kart isn't your thing, why not supplement a brand new Nintendo Switch with $50, which is as close as you'll get to a Switch with a free game of your choice. Good deal.
Nintendo Switch Super Mario Kart Deluxe bundle
Play on your big-screen TV or on the go with the Nintendo Switch and with Super Mario Kart Deluxe as part of the package, you can hit the racetracks immediately.
The deal is available now online.
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