Fresh off the back of the Click Frenzy deals, we have the big one: Black Friday. Need a console for cheap? A discount on a controller? Bargains on games? Never fear, we’ve got your back. Here’s our list of the best tech and gaming deals you can get this Black Friday.
Spawned out of the United States, Black Friday is a shopping frenzy the day immediately after Thanksgiving. But while Thanksgiving isn’t a global cultural event, more and more retailers around the world have been doing their own version of Black Friday.
That’s especially the case in Australia this year, with the imminent launch of Amazon Australia. But even without the big A opening warehouses locally, there’s still plenty of retailers slashing prices ahead of Friday. Cyber Monday is typically a big day for deals as well, and you can expect to see a whole bunch of deals extended over the weekend.
As always, we’ll keep updating this post as more deals come in.
Off the back of the Click Frenzy sales, Microsoft are expected to offer a range of discounts across hardware – like Xbox One bundles and their Surface line – with discounts on games.
Not all of the deals are live yet, although there are a range of discounts on games. You’ll need an Xbox Live Gold subscription to take advantage, but you can get a month of the service for just $1 until next Wednesday.
As for the games, here’s what’s on offer right now:
- Destiny 2: $64.97
- Assassin’s Creed Origins: $69.97
- South Park The Fractured but Whole: $66.97
- Wolfenstein II The New Colossus: $49.98
- The Evil Within 2: $49.98
- Grand Theft Auto V: $49.98
- Titanfall 2 Ultimate Edition: $24.98
- Mass Effect Andromeda: $19.98
- Halo Wars 2: $26.23
- The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt GOTY Edition: $31.98
- FINAL FANTASY XV: $27.98
- XCOM 2: $23.08
- Life is Strange Complete Season (Episodes 1-5): $6.74
The hardware retailer slashed prices on a bunch of hardware and accessories for Click Frenzy, and they’re taking part in the Black Friday sales as well.
Ryzen Threadripper 1950X 3.4GHz (16c/32t) – $1149
Ryzen Threadripper 1920X 3.5GHz (12c/24t) – $949
Ryzen Threadripper 1900X 3.8GHz (8c/16t) – $609
Ryzen 7 1800X 3.6GHz (8c/16t) – $449
Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4GHz (8c/16t) – $389
Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz (8c/16t) – $379
Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6GHz (6c/12t) – $285
Ryzen 5 1600 3.4GHz (6c/12t) – $259
Ryzen 5 1500X 3.6GHz (4c/8t) – $229
Kogan has a wide mix of electronics, usually focusing on phones and TVs. There’s the occasional mix of monitors and PC components, though. More deals are expected to go live from November 22. Also note that if you’re looking at the TVs, the KU8000’s have Samsung panels.
EB’s Christmas sale has already kicked off. It’s not technically part of Black Friday, but it’s a sale, and it’s games for cheap. You don’t mind, right?
Note that some games will have multiple platforms available for the same price. EB only has individual listings, so in those instances I’ve just listed to the overall search page so you can manually select which version you’d prefer.
Rainbow Six Siege (PC): $19
Rare Replay (XBO): $19
DOOM (PS4/XBO): $19
Tyranny Commander Edition (PC): $19
Wolfenstein The New Order (PS4/XBO): $19
Dragon Ball Xenoverse (XBO): $19
Torment Tides of Numenera (PC/PS4/XBO): $23
Watch Dogs 2 (PC): $23
Far Cry Primal Special Edition (PS4/XBO): $23
The Witcher 3 (PS4/XBO): $28
Watch Dogs 2 (PS4/XBO): $28
Final Fantasy 15 (PS4): $28
Dishonored 2 (PS4/XBO): $28
Ghost Recon Wildlands (PS4): $36
Nier Automata (PS4): $47
Fortnite (PS4/XBO): $47
As an added benefit, EB are teasing something extra for Black Friday – which they sent to the Kotaku office by way of a puzzle:
If you’re after laptops, pre-built desktops, pre-built gaming PCs or quality IPS monitors, Dell usually has a good range. There’s 40% discount on some models, but the deals will expire Thursday November 23.
Note that the prices below are for the base models, as quoted, but you can customise each model to a higher spec if you choose. Some models are flat out discounted, while others have “cash off” offers.
Inspiron 15 5000 (i7-7500U, 256GB SSD, 16GB RAM, R7 M445 GPU, 15.6″ 1080p): $1078.99
Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 (i7-8550U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Intel 620, 13.3″ 1080p): $1499
Inspiron 15 Gaming (i7-7700HQ, 16GB RAM, 128GB SSD + 1TB SATA, GTX 1050 Ti, 15.6″ 1080p): $1519
Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 (i7-8550U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel 620, 13.3″ 1080p, Dell Active Pen): $1599
Inspiron 13 7000 (i5-8250U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Intel 620, 13.3″ 1080p): $1273
The usual: TVs, cameras, and occasionally a discounted console.
Fanatical (formerly Bundle Stars)
It’s not just the major stores: the smaller independent gaming retailers are running discounts of their own, too. Fanatical has a mix of indie bundle packages and discounted AAA games, with some of the more eye-catching ones below.
You can also save an extra 10% by using the BLACKFRIDAY10 checkout code. The code only works for individual games, however, and not bundles.
Max Damage Bundle (Carmageddon: Max Damage, Punch Club, System Shock Enhanced Edition, Guts and Glory, Serial Cleaner, Final Exam, Monochroma, Sudden Strike Gold): $4.62
Darksiders Franchise Pack: $13.23
Metro Redux Bundle: (Metro 2033, Metro Last Light): $7.93
Stupidly good deal at that price, even if you just want Sudden Strike and System Shock.
A range of sellers are taking part in eBay’s sales. You’ll get 20% off with the PING20 checkout code. Prices below are after the discount is applied; if you have multiple items in your cart, the code will apply across the whole cart, if applicable.
There’s just about everything: cameras, GPUs, console, phones, accessories, you name it. Below is a list of some of the better deals, but if you head to the landing page here you can browse through each category individually for more.
Note that some of these deals will end on Thursday November 23.
Sony’s Black Friday deals will go live from 1100 AEDT Thursday November 23 and will run until 1059 AEDT Tuesday November 28. We don’t know the full list of deals, but Sony have advised that there will be 50% or more discounts on blockbusters including Witcher 3: Game of the Year Edition, Ghost Recon: Wildlands and Gran Turismo Sport.
PlayStation Plus 12-month subscriptions will be selling for 25% off as well.
Here’s some of the deals that are live now for PS+ subscribers:
Gran Turismo Sport: $39.97
Life is Strange Before the Storm Deluxe Edition: $26.56
Middle-earth Shadow of War: $59.97
The Evil Within 2: $49.97
Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus: $49.97
Horizon Zero Dawn: $39.97
Final Fantasy 15: $27.98
Knack 2: $27.47
Uncharted 4: $28.47
Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection: $23.97
Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt: $23.97
Friday the 13th: $27.97
Sniper Elite 4: $29.98
See any other deals we missed? Let us know and we’ll add them above!