Black Friday 2015 is almost here, and that, of course, means big savings for us gamers. There are quite a number of Xbox One deals available — and I’ll get to those another day — but the PS4 Black Friday deals and sales are out of control this year. Seriously, there are some great deals out there if you’re looking for some of the year’s best games, or if you’re looking to finally pick up the next generation console.
Each major retail outlet, including Amazon, Wal-Mart, and Target especially, are finding their own ways to bring gamers into their stores (or online) this year. So without further ado, here are the top 5 best PS4 Black Friday deals & sales of 2015:
1. The Witcher 3, Splatoon, Bloodborne, Batman: Arkham Knight $25
PS4 gamers really lucked out when it comes to the number of great games that released in 2015, and Black Friday at Wal-mart will be the best time to buy some of 2015’s best PS4 games. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (a serious contender for the coveted Game of the Year), Batman: Arkham Knight (Batman’s best game yet, as long as you aren’t a PC gamer), and Bloodborne (another game of the year contender, which is actually alrady available for $26.99 on Amazon right now) are all going to be on sale for $25 each. There are plenty of other games that will fall into the $25 category, such as The Elder Scrolls Online, Splatoon (Wii U), Mad Max (a sleeper hit of 2015), and Grand Theft Auto V. It’s a first come, first serve basis, so you might have to wait in a queue line to get some great games (although, in year’s past, Walmart has usually just dropped a pallet of games in the middle of the floor for shoppers to dig through.
When: 6PM Thursday
2. Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection PS4 Bundle $299+ $75 Kohl’s Cash
During Sunday’s NFL games, Sony had commercials showcasing their PS4 Black Friday deal this year, which is that the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection PS4 Bundle will be available for the entire weekend for $299 at select retailers. But if you venture to Kohl’s — which isn’t something we normally recommend for Black Friday — you’ll also earn $75 in Kohl’s cash (the retailer is offering $15 for every $50 spent). Another notable bundle is the Star Wars Battlefront + Destiny + Final Fantasy Type 0 HD bundle for $349.99 at Newegg.
When: Doors open Thursday at 6:00pm
3. Best Buy’s 49-inch Toshiba 1080p LED HDTV for $149
If you’re a PS4 gamer looking for a TV upgrade to make your games look even better, check out Best Buy’s ridiculously great TV Black Friday deal, a 49-inch Toshiba 1080p LED HDTV for just $149. The TV usually retails for $479, so this mega price drop absolutely crushes the competition. Bloodborne will look absolutely fantastic on a high-def 49-incher.
When: Doors open at 5PM Thursday night, Reopens at 8am Friday
4. Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection $42.99
Amazon will have the lowest price on Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, which they already have on sale for just $42.99 (28 percent off MSRP), which is a pretty great deal since it just came out a month ago. The online retailer will also have Lords of the Fallen Complete Edition on sale for just $16.45, which is a great sleeper hit that is certainly worth your time, and is our pick for the best PS4 game Black Friday deal.
When: Now throughout the weekend.
5. HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset for PS4 (and PC) $99.99
There aren’t many PS4 headset deals going on during Black Friday this year, but the best deal you can get on a great PS4 headset right now is the HyperX Cloud II for $99.99 on Amazon, which is normally $149.99. It’s one of the best — if not THE best — PS4 headsets on the market right now.