black friday

Nintendo Switch-uation by Caleb Sawyer

Photo by @aleksdorohovich

Photo by @aleksdorohovich

If PlayStation’s offering came across a bit meager for variety, the Nintendo Switch is going to look a downright barren. Nintendo has been known to stick to their guns when it comes to pricing both their systems and their accessories, making Black Friday a small event for them, rather than the doorbusting sale you will see for everyone else. You can expect to find the Switch at its normal price of $300 across the board. If you are looking for accessories there are a few dynamite deals at each big store worth looking into. GameStop is selling the Mario Odyssey and Zelda Breath of the Wild accessory bundles for $34.99, down from their usual $70. They also give you a $50 gift card for the purchase of a new switch, which would make grabbing a few games a bit easier. Over at Best Buy, and easily the best savings this Black Friday, you can grab a 64GB memory card for your Switch for only $17.99, a huge drop from the usual MSRP of $80. Finally over at Target, you can grab a case for 20% off.

Those really are the best deals on the Switch and Switch gear. A small offering for sure, but still with some solid steals if they are what you are looking for.

BLACK FRIDAY ADS:

Walmart
Best Buy
Target
Microsoft Store
GameStop

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Playstation 101 by Caleb Sawyer

Photo by @serumfabian

Photo by @serumfabian

PlayStation struts into Black Friday boasting the most systems sold in this console generation. Yet, (perhaps therefore) their offering for Black Friday is a bit shallow. Good deals are still out there but you will find them in far fewer varieties than Xbox. To start things off, literally every big box and electronics store is going to have the Marvel’s Spider-Man Slim 1TB PS4 for $199.99. GameStop, Walmart, Best Buy, and Target all have the bundle and it is easily Sony’s best offering this year. Both Walmart and GameStop have a PSVR Bundle that includes Astro Bot, a charming VR platformer that is impressing critics across the board right now, all for a chill $199. For a VR headset bundle this is really nothing to shake a stick at. I have to emphasize though, these bundles DO NOT include the PS4. You must purchase that separately. Gamestop also has a PSVR bundle that includes both the acclaimed Moss, and perhaps the most fun shooter I have ever played SUPERHOT. That bundle weighs in at $249. If you are looking to grab a new controller you can find the Dualshock 4 nearly every where for $39.99.

If you were to ask me, your best deals can be found at:

Anywhere you can find the $199 Spider-Man Bundle
Anywhere you can find a controller
If you are looking to immerse yourself, Walmart and GameStop for PSVR

BLACK FRIDAY ADS:

Walmart
Best Buy
Target
Microsoft Store
GameStop

@LubWub

Everything Xbox by Caleb Sawyer

Photo by @takeshi2

Photo by @takeshi2

Xbox is coming to Black Friday with some solid offerings. With systems lower then last year, you can look to find the Xbox One S in nearly any store (Walmart, Best Buy, Target, GameStop, and the Microsoft Store) for a cool $200, while Target and GameStop will reward you with a gift card for you console pick up ($20 and $50 respectively). Similarly, if you need to grab an extra controller, controllers are dropping $20 across the board, with the Microsoft Store also dropping their Design Lab prices by $10. If you are looking to bring home the beefy Xbox One X, Walmart and The Microsoft Store have both knocked $100 out of the MSRP, while Best Buy and Gamestop have the X for sale for 429. Best Buy offers their Xbox One X with a copy of Battlefield V and an extra controller, while GameStop bundled in a copy of Fallout 76 and that handy $50 gift card. Memberships are also on sale across the board, albeit at different price points. Walmart is selling 3 months of Xbox Live for at half price ($12.50), where Best Buy and GameStop are dropping $10 from the price of the 3 month and 6 month memberships. Target is taking $10 of the whole year subscription (normally $60 in total) and the Microsoft Store is offering a 1 month membership of both Xbox Live and Game Pass, each for $1. To round it out, GameStop has their 4TB hard drive on sale for $100, dropped from the original $129.99.

If you were to ask me, your best deals can be found at:

GameStop and Best Buy if you’re looking for the Xbox One X
Anywhere if you are looking for the Xbox One S
Walmart if you are looking to renew your Live subscription
Anywhere if you are looking to add a new controller

BLACK FRIDAY ADS:

Walmart
Best Buy
Target
Microsoft Store
GameStop