You may never get your hands on a real Halo Needler, but this Black Friday deal at Amazon is as close as you’re going to get.
Right now you can pick up a Nerf Halo Needler Dart-Firing Blaster (with light-up needles might I add) for a $30 discount at Amazon (opens in new tab) in the US. While this Nerf gun is fully functional, it also comes with a display stand and mode in case you would rather marvel at its beauty than use it for its purpose. What’s more, it comes with a card that gives you access to in-game content for Halo Infinite.
This Nerf gun requires six AA batteries, but fortunately, those are on sale too!
Looking to buy a Nintendo Switch bundle, or even games, controllers or sweet Nintendo merch? Don’t miss the My Nintendo Store Black Friday sales!
The Nintendo Switch + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bundle is still the star of the show here (check below), but there’s also up to 33% off of select games, and even bigger savings on controllers and merchandise, too.
If you’re a lover of old-school hardware, consider checking out Grid Studio’s portfolio! The company specializes in framing retro consoles in picture form, broken down so you can see all their essential internal components. It’s a super interesting project that looks fantastic on any office wall.
The excellent Razer Kaira Pro headset is still up for grabs at Amazon at its lowest price yet.
If you’ve been after a new headset for your Xbox Series X|S console, check out Amazon’s current US deal that drops the Razer Kaira Pro to just $89.99 (opens in new tab) for both white and black variations.
Also, if you’re feeling like a Spartan, you can grab the special edition Halo Infinite Razer Kaira Pro headset for $129.99 (opens in new tab), down from its usual $179.99 retail price.
Within the time it took me to write the previous post, the Xbox Series S is now out of stock. The page now says ‘Coming Soon’ and you can request a stock alert, so hopefully we see it again this Black Friday weekend.
The Xbox Series S is down to its lowest price to date in the UK. You can pick up the console for £179.99 at Box (opens in new tab) (a £70 discount) right now. But act fast, this deal will likely sell out very quickly.
CDKeys’ Black Friday sale (opens in new tab) is underway in the US and UK, offering up to 90% off games and discounts on subscription services. Frankly, I’ve looked through the deals and they’re pretty disappointing this year.
Typically CDKeys is one of the best retailers for discounted PS Plus membership and, since the revamp, I expected it would still be one of the best for the PS Plus Gift Cards that have replaced them. But this year, for some reason, the deals aren’t nearly as good on these gift cards – with some discounted wallet funds even costing more than the funds are worth.
While there were some decent discounts on 12-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriptions, which had their prices slashed by 29%, these are now sold out.
Here at TRG, we love a PS5 SSD. What do you love even more? A Black Friday PS5 SSD deal. And there are still plenty to be had right now on the best PS5 SSDs right now in both the US and UK.
Do you love cats? Of course, you do, you’re not a monster. If you also have a PS5 or want to pick one up, then you may want to consider this discount on Stray at Amazon right now.
Stray is one of the most wholesome games of 2022 and sees you playing as a cat trying to escape a city of robots. You can even purr on command. If you’re looking for a Black Friday gaming deal on a PS5 game that will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside then you can’t go wrong with Stray.
Secretlab makes some of the best gaming chairs available so I’m very pleased to see the manufacturer has slashed the price of many of its models for Black Friday.
It isn’t just legacy models that have been discounted either. We’re seeing some of the lowest prices on the brand’s coveted seat variants, with substantial discounts on the Secretlab Titan Evo 2022.
If you’ve been looking for a great Black Friday gaming chair deal, then you should definitely check out Secretlab’s offerings right now.
If you do decide to pick up a PS5 this Black Friday, then you may be considering picking up a PS5 SSD too. While we highly recommend PS5 SSDs for those who want to increase the console’s internal storage, it’s worth considering a PS5 external SSD too.
In fact, TechRadar’s Matt Bolton believes that an external SSD should be your essential Black Friday PS5 upgrade, especially if you play a lot of PS4 games on the latest Sony console.
While you can now install PS5 games on an external SSD, you need to transfer them back to internal storage in order to play them. Instead, if you pick one up, we advise installing PS4 games onto it (which you can play) meaning you save internal storage for those chunkier PS5 games.
I know I brought these to your attention earlier in this blog, but there are still some great PS5 God of War Ragnarok bundle deals available in both the US and UK. So if you’ve been looking to pick up a PlayStation 5 and the God of War sequel is on your radar, then they’re definitely worth considering.
We’re not seeing huge discounts on PS5 consoles this year, so if you’re on the hunt for one then a bundle like this is likely the best option.
What can make a great Black Friday Xbox controller deal even better? A discounted charging stand, that’s what. Fortunately, we’re seeing a number of notable discounts right now on Razer Xbox gamepad charging stands in the US, including a $15 price cut (opens in new tab) for the funky Forza Horizon 5 model.
If you’re looking for a more affordable alternative to the Xbox Wireless Controller then it’s worth considering this great third-party gamepad deal.
The PowerA Fusion 2 Pro controller for Xbox Series X|S is down to just $49.99 (opens in new tab) at Amazon in the US right now, making it one of the best Black Friday Xbox controller deals we’ve seen this year.
While it’s always worth being a little bit cautious with third-party gamepad brands, PowerA’s pads are some of the best Xbox controllers you can buy and come with the official ‘Designed for Xbox’ seal of approval. The only downside here is that it’s a wired controller, so if that’s a dealbreaker for you then this might not be the gamepad for you.
Hi there! And Happy Black Friday! It’s Vic Hood, TRG’s Associate Editor here with you once again and today is the big day. Though, it maybe doesn’t feel as big as it has in previous years as most retailers have gone pretty early with their Black Friday gaming deals.
Fortunately, many of these great discounts are still live or have had further price cuts. So, for the next few hours, I’ll be wrangling them all for you right here.
Over at Walmart there are a stack of great Switch games getting serious discounts. Earlier this moring/last night (what even is time?), I flagged up a Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild deal at Target, that saw the game reduced to $39.99, well Walmart as that beat at $29 (opens in new tab), you can also get Animal Crossing: New Horizons for $29 (opens in new tab), Sonic Frontiers for, you guessed it, $29, and Sonic Mania for just $10.
Have a look through Walmart’s game listings (opens in new tab), there are loads of good games at great prices.
If you’re in the market for a Nintendo Switch, there are some great deals on at Woot! (the ‘!’ is part of the site’s name, I’m not that excited about it). The site is backed by Amazon and there are a lot of reviews on line of people reporting successful orders, but bear in mind you are not ordering from Amazon itself with these.
You can get yourself a Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing edition for $279.99 (opens in new tab), $20 less than the deal going on Amazon itself. The store also lists a Pokémon-themed Nintendo Switch OLED going for $339.99 (opens in new tab) (though it doesn’t come with a copy of the game). There’s also a great price on a straight OG Nintendo Switch, going for $267.99, which is $30 less than the Best Buy deal (opens in new tab) we list on out Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals page, though that comes bundled with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and three months of Nintendo Switch Online Membership.
Taking a momentary break from gaming, because, alongside keeping things ticking over here at TRG, I’ve also been searching for deals on two items: a 12-inch cast iron Lodge skillet (which I finally tracked down for £45, thank you very much) and Lego sets. Look, it’s been a really long year, and this Christmas, I finally have some time booked off, and I just want to sit down with steady supply of teas, put on some podcasts, and assemble some Lego kits.
Well, one of the best I’ve seen yet is the 1900-piece Guardians of the Galaxy set, which normally sells for £140. Amazon is shifting this gargantuan set for £78 (opens in new tab). Another tempting deal is Boba Fett’s starship, which is down to £33.99 (opens in new tab) (sadly, the Razor Crest is only down by 6% (opens in new tab). If you want a silly big set, then you should take a look at the 2,700-piece Marvel Sanctum Sanctorum, even with a 20% discount, it’ll set you back £167.99 (opens in new tab), but I’m sorely tempted.
I don’t want to do the PS5 down. After all, if you’ve already got your hands on the console you can set yourself up with some great accessories. Sony’s official first-party headset, the Pulse 3D wireless headset has been reduced to just $69.99 (opens in new tab) from its usual $99.99, you can pick up a the DualSense for just $35.99 (opens in new tab), instead of the usual $54.99, and you can get a superb PS5 SSD for just $109.99 (opens in new tab).
The headset and the SSD, in particular, will significantly better your gaming experience, giving you access to the immersive audio Sony made such a big deal of around the PS5’s reveal. It really makes itself known in games like the Uncharted re-release. And the SSD will significantly increase the storage space of your console, allowing you to install more games.
Where are all the Black Friday PS5 deals? We’ve seen some great discounts on games and accessories but in the face of Xbox Series X Black Friday deals and Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals, where we’re seeing price cuts on the consoles themselves, Sony has been letting the side down.
It’s a sign of a real problem, particularly as this may have been the last opportunity for Sony to reduce the price of the PS5 for a long time. I’ve broken down how much better the competition has been doing and why this may have been a significant win for Microsoft.
It may have launched with the console all the way back in 2017, but The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is still both one of the best Nintendo Switch games and also, painfully, subject to the Nintendo tax. The company very rarely lets the price of its first-party titles drop, so years after release, they’re still selling at full price. This is why when we see a game as good as Breath of the Wild for $29.99 (opens in new tab), we have to recommend it.
Black Friday blogs are usually about telling you all the things that you could buy, especially with big ticket items getting some steep discounts. But, I do want to give a slight warning when it comes to slight simulator gear.
Simulator peripherals are some of the most expensive gaming add-ons you can buy and I’ve fallen foul of this with flight simulator games. I love games like Ace Combat and Crimson Skies, and when I got into Microsoft Flight Simulator I thought I should invest in that hobby. Don’t make my mistake, buy cheap peripherals this Black Friday.
Here are a couple of low price items, I’d recommend if you’re buying your first flight stick.
This is Jules signing back on after some much needed kip. Look, we all saw the battery deal I ended my shift on yesterday and I think we can all agree I needed to step away from the computer and… recharge my batteries. Sorry. But not very sorry.
I’m now back and scouring the internet for the finest deals not very much money can buy. My top priorities are consoles, finding you savings on the PS5, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch OLED, components, and peripherals. However, I will also be flagging great games when I see them.
This first deal goes out to all those UK buyers up late looking for an Xbox Series X. Very is selling the tower of power for just £429.99 (opens in new tab), £30 off the RRP. We’ve not seen the console on its own for better than that.
If you’re shopping in the US, I’m looking for good prices on the Series X, but in the meantime, you can get yourself a pre-owned Xbox Series S from Gamestop for $229.99 or, if you can get out to a Target, you can buy the all-digital Xbox for $249.99 and get a $50 Target gift card. Though, note that it’s pick-up only.
Do you remember the original controller that came with the first Xbox console ever released? That’s right, it’s The Duke. Affectionately named for its hulking size, the plus-sized gamepad made waves, and potential earthquakes if you dropped it (let’s be real) for its focus on ergonomics.
Well, it’s back! Hyperkin’s love letter to the big boi is now available with a substantial discount. You can get your hands (both of them) on the Hyperkin Duke Wired Controller for just $59.99 (was $90) (opens in new tab) for a $30 saving. It’s the cheapest price we’re able to verify here, besting the previous rate by $6.
Are you looking for an excellent Nintendo Switch game to play? Well, the awesome Nier: Automata may be what you’re looking for. This expanded edition of the Platinum Games hit features some new DLC packages bundled in, including playable challenges and new costumes for the protagonists. It’s available from Amazon for just $29 (was $40) (opens in new tab) for $11 off MSRP; the lowest price to date!
Are you someone who wants to make the most out of their Xbox Game Pass subscription with a dedicated handheld system? Look no further. You can currently get the Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handheld for $299.99 (was $350) (opens in new tab) which knocks $50 off the MSRP. This is a return to the lowest-ever price which we first saw back in early October.
This lightweight handheld device is built with portability in mind and features a 7-inch glossy Full HD screen that’s ready to take advantage of Nvidia GeForce Now as well as the PlayStation Plus streaming titles, too. If you’re looking for something cheaper than a Steam Deck to stream to, this could be it for a decent price point.
Everyone’s talking about Ragnarök but you haven’t played the proceeding title just yet? No problem! Over at GameStop, you can currently pick up the critically acclaimed God of War for just $9 (save $11) (opens in new tab). It’s not just those in the US saving on the adventure either, as you can pick up the game for only £8.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab) in the UK, too.
It’s an even cheaper deal on the already solid offer that was the PlayStation Hits cut. Although the game launched a fair few years ago now, we think it’s more than playing if you’ve never experienced Kratos’ journey through Norse mythology. This disc copy works natively on both PS5 and PS4, so you can get a great title at an all-star price.
Ready for Round 2? Ring the bell! This is Aleksha McLoughlin, TRG’s Hardware Editor, and I’m sure to bring you all the most exciting Black Friday gaming deals available right now.
I’m kicking things off with WWE 2K22 which is available for its lowest-ever price in the US and the UK. Keep in mind, it’s platform-dependent. This means you can lay the smackdown on some Jabronis for a very competitive rate, as WWE 2K22 is selling for just $24.99 (was $70) (opens in new tab) on PS5. That’s a saving of $45!
Over in the UK, Xbox Series X gamers can pick up WWE 2K22 for only £22.95 (was £65) (opens in new tab) for £42 off RRP. If you haven’t yet re-lived the thrilling saga of Mysterio vs Eddie Guerrero then you can do so without breaking the bank (though you may lay some people out on the mat instead).
While you’re looking out for some great Black Friday PS5 deals be sure to have a think about the last-gen console too.
The PS4 Pro holds up today and has an incredible library of games to enjoy on it. One of our favorite games is The Last of Us Part II and so we are incredibly happy to see such great discounts on it.
If you’re tired of all the Black Friday Xbox Series X deals then why not check out something smaller with a twist?
These mini arcade machines are currently on sale in the US at Amazon and are a fantastic way to make your gaming setup stand out. From $31.99 (opens in new tab)on Amazon, this is a great way to enjoy some classic games.
While you’re looking out for some great Black Friday PS5 deals be sure to have a think about the last-gen console too.
The PS4 Pro holds up today and has an incredible library of games to enjoy on it. One of our favorite games is The Last of Us Part II and so we are incredibly happy to see such great discounts on it.
Ever wanted an incredibly flashy RGB mouse pad to add to your gaming setup? Well look no further. These mouse pads are a fun addition and can spice up your room.
Do you want to fly high in the comfort of your own home? Well then Microsoft’s Flight Simulator is for you. But you’ll need some gear first.
We’ve seen some great Black Friday Xbox Series X deals plus amazing discounts on accessories. In the US the Thrustmaster is priced at $59.99 (opens in new tab) while over in the UK it’s sitting at £85.60 (opens in new tab).
If you’ve been waiting for a chance to get Persona 5 then look no further. Black Friday has provided us with some amazing deals on this fantastic game.
Whether you have a PS5, and Xbox Series X (opens in new tab), or a Nintendo Switch (opens in new tab) there’s a deal for you. At GameStop it’s currently on offer for $29 (opens in new tab) or over in the UK look to Amazon for discounts from £32.95 (opens in new tab).
There’s a lot of great Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals out and about currently so it can be pretty hard to decide what to buy first. Don’t worry though, we have you covered.
This is the first thing you should buy for your Nintendo Switch, when it comes venturing forth into the Black Friday deals.
Beautiful in blue is the way to go for Black Friday gaming headsets and microphones. If you’re looking for something new with crisp audio then check out the Logitech headset for $119.99 (opens in new tab) at Amazon. For UK fans then there’s a great deal for Blue Yeti mics at Amazon for a perfect £92 (opens in new tab).
Gaming chairs are the base for any good set up, but with their usual sky-high prices you may have been wary of making such a large purchase.
Thankfully there have been some fantastic Black Friday gaming chair deals, with our favourites like the Razer Iskur X going for $249.99 (opens in new tab)at Best buy or the Razer Enki X priced at £289.99 (opens in new tab) over at Amazon.
Hello everybody, it’s Elie here and I’ll be taking over the live blog for a while to bring you all the best deals I can find. First up, let’s take a look at some gaming monitors.
Black Friday is a blessing for updating your gaming set up, and thankfully there are loads of great gaming monitors on offer this year. If you’re in the US then check out the Acer Nitro over at Amazon for $499.99 (opens in new tab). Or if you’re UK based then there are loads of great discounts at Amazon for monitors like the BenQ Zowie for £249.99. (opens in new tab)
Discounts on the excellent Steelseries Arctis 7P+ wireless gaming headset may have dried up in the US, but it’s still available at a stunningly low price over at Amazon UK. If you act fast, you can grab one of the best PS5 headsets for just £104.99 (opens in new tab), down from its usual retail price of £175.
Discounts on the recently released Modern Warfare 2 are still live at retailers in the US and UK! If you’ve been looking to get your hands on the current-gen remake of an FPS classic, now might be your chance, with all console versions down to $55 (opens in new tab) at Walmart. In the UK, you can also grab the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S version of the game for just £56.99 (opens in new tab).
The PS5 is an incredible console, but TVs designed with gaming in mind will make your current-gen experience even better. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the best PS5 TV deals to help you shop this Black Friday.
Top-shelf brands like Hisense, Sony, LG and Samsung are all hosting superb discounts on their best TVs right now, allowing more shoppers than ever the chance to land a bargain on their dream TV. Have a gander below to see if there’s a PS5 TV deal that’s right for you.
Been glued to all the major retailers looking for deals on all the latest games? If you’re on PC, make sure not to sleep on Steam’s Autumn Sale, as well as GOG’s Black Friday sale!
Check out our guide to the best of the best from the Steam and GOG Black Friday sales to grab some digital bargains you won’t find anywhere else! Particularly great if you own the fantastic Steam Deck, too.
Thought Argos’s excellent Black Friday Nintendo Switch deal was good? It’s now gone one better by offering a version of the bundle with the Nintendo Switch OLED!
Right now, you can grab a Nintendo Switch OLED, an £20 Argos gift card and a brand new Nintendo Switch game for just £329 (opens in new tab). Games on offer include Splatoon 3, Animal Crossing New Horizons, and the recently launched Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
Looking for a top-notch PS5 pad as an extra or a replacement? Across the US and the UK, we’re currently seeing generous discounts on a range of PS5 controllers, including the official DualSense Wireless Controller, the Scuf Reflex Pro and the Nacon Revolution Unlimited Pro pad.
Take a look below at what you can currently save on these excellent controllers, whether you’re in the US or the UK.
If there’s one thing that’s better than a great Black Friday Xbox Series X deal, it’s a deal that is essentially free cash – and that’s exactly what Newegg is offering.
Right now, you can pick up a $100 Xbox Gift Card for just $86.88 at Newegg (opens in new tab), meaning you save just over $13. While it’s not a huge saving, you’re still getting extra cash to splash at the Microsoft Store. You can even use it towards purchasing an Xbox Series X if you fancy.
Has God of War Ragnarok convinced you to pick up a PS5? If so then you’ll be pleased to know we’re seeing quite a few Black Friday PS5 bundle deals (particularly in the US) right now that pack in Kratos’ latest adventure.
In our five-star God of War Ragnarok review, we said:
“Building upon the themes of its predecessor, God of War Ragnarok’s emotive narrative shines in its subtler moments, while clever evolutions to combat introduce welcome changes that advance gameplay without oversaturating it. It’s a sequel that is often as brutal as it is poignant – and a fitting next chapter in Kratos and Atreus’ journey.”
In other words, it’s one of the best PS5 games to date and not to be missed.
If you’re planning to pick up a PlayStation 5 this Black Friday, make sure you avoid the six common errors people make with the PS5. Spoiler alert: not giving your new Sony console enough room to breathe is a biggie on our list.
While some of these errors are easily done and easily rectifiable, others could cost you extra unnecessary cash or impact your gaming experience. So make sure to check it out.
One of the best Oculus Quest 2 bundles is still going strong over at Amazon, in both the US and UK! It includes the VR headset, and digital copies of Beat Saber and Resident Evil 4 VR, all at a competitive bundle price of just $349 (opens in new tab) / £349 (opens in new tab).
In this bundle, you’re getting one of the best VR headsets along with two of the best VR games that’ll keep you occupied for months on end. Especially if you’re well into rhythm games or the ever-replayable Resident Evil 4!
Heads up! The WD_Black 1TB SN850X NVMe SSD is also discounted in the UK as part of the following PS5 Black Friday deal:
Right now, you can pick up the excellent high-end SSD from online retailer Box for just £138 (opens in new tab). That’s not quite as strong as the discount over in the US, but you’re still saving a solid £60 that could be spent on one of the best PS5 games.
Argos in the UK is currently offering a great Nintendo Switch bundle. Right now, if you pick up the Nintendo Switch Neon Console & Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Bundle for £259.99, you can add a selected game for just £20 (opens in new tab) (that’s half the price they normally are).
What’s more, the selected games include the new Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and Splatoon 3.
If you’re considering picking up a great Black Friday gaming chair deal this week, then there are four things you need to know before you buy.
After all, gaming chairs can be pricey and you want to ensure that you get the right chair for you so you can game in comfort. Not every chair is going to be suited to your size, budget, and support needs.
Speaking of PS5 SSDs, there are some great discounts on them available right now.
In the US, there’s a chunky $150 off (opens in new tab) the WD Black SN850 1TB at Amazon. While those in the UK can pick up a Crucial X8 2TB Portable SSD for over £100 (opens in new tab) off at Amazon.
There are plenty more PS5 SSD deals available right now, which you can check out below too. Act fast, though, as we’re seeing these SSD deals getting snapped up pretty quickly.
Here at TRG, we’re keeping a keen eye out for PS5 SSD deals. That’s because some of the best PS5 games are pushing upwards of 200GB recently, meaning they very quickly use up the PlayStation 5’s 667GB of space. So the extra storage granted by a PS5 SSD is very welcome.
But, there’s a fair bit to consider when looking for an SSD, including read and write speed. Fortunately, our Hardware Editor Aleksha McLoughlin has explained whether PS5 SSD read and write speeds really make a difference.
Looking for a great TV to make the most of your PS5? We’ve rounded up the best Black Friday PS5 TV deals we’re seeing right now, which include a Hisense 75-inch U7H Series ULED TV for under $950 at BestBuy and a Samsung QN90B 55-inch Neo QLED TV for under £1,000 at Currys.
None of these take your fancy? Check out our best Black Friday TV deals roundup to save on a great set.
The DualSense and Xbox Wireless Controller are great and all but if you’d rather have a customized gamepad then consider heading over to SCUF (opens in new tab) which is offering 20% off all its custom controllers right now.
I warn you, these premium gamepads are fairly pricey, but if you’ve been umming and ahhing about whether to create the neon PS5 controller of your dreams, then now is a perfect time.
All you have to do is enter the code ‘CYBER20’ at checkout and you’ll get your discount.
We’ve already seen some sizeable discounts on PS Plus in the UK (which you will find further down this blog). But we’re expecting these deals could get even better over Black Friday weekend.
After all, Black Friday is the best time to renew your PS Plus membership (or sign up if you haven’t yet). That’s because if you pick up a discounted 12-month membership now then, when it comes to renewing next year, it’ll be Black Friday again and you’ll get another discount. It’s a genius strategy.
Just remember that PS Plus cards have been replaced with gift cards since the subscription service revamp, but there are still discounts to be had and we’ll share them with you right here.
If you’re an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S owner, I highly advise you try to pick up a discounted Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription this Black Friday.
Microsoft’s subscription service packs in access to a library with over 100 games, all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold, and access to cloud gaming. It’s great value for money, especially when you consider that new Xbox exclusives are added to the library on day one, when purchasing them alone could set you back over £60/$60.
Usually, I would recommend picking up 12 months Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription but right now there are no decent deals on this membership. There are however discounts on a 3-month membership, which I advise picking up if you don’t want to risk waiting for a 12-month only for it not to appear during Black Friday weekend (though I don’t think that will be the case).
Julian needs a rest. So it’s a somewhat refreshed Vic Hood, TRG’s Associate Editor, taking over for the next few hours.
Black Friday is now fast approaching, so I imagine the deals are going to ramp up a fair bit today before the biggest discounts drop tomorrow on PS5, Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch products.
If you’re on the hunt for a Switch this Black Friday (or are a new Switch owner) then make sure you avoid these 5 most common mistakes people make with the Nintendo Switch. You’ll thank us later.
This isn’t the most exciting purchase, I get it, but, if you’re anything like me, then every time your Xbox Wireless controller runs out of charge you think to yourself ‘I should really bulk buy some batteries’. Well, now’s your chance as, for Black Friday, some bog standard AA batteries have been reduced down to a nice affordable price.
You can either get yourself a nice 4-pack of AA high-capacity rechargeable batteries for $5.59 (opens in new tab), down 60% from their usual $13.99 or, if you want to make sure you’re really never going to run dry, by yourself a pack of 24 batteries for $32.29 (opens in new tab), down from $37.99.
You’re not left out in the UK. Why not get a 100-pack for £23.79 (opens in new tab), down 32% from £34.99. If that seems excessive, you can get the smaller and much more cheaply priced 40-pack for £9.38 (opens in new tab), down from £11.03.
Thanks to a free upgrade, you can get Horizon Forbidden West for PS4 and PS5 extremely cheaply in the US and UK right now. GameStop and Tesco are selling off old stock of the PS4 game for just $29 (opens in new tab) and £20 (opens in new tab), respectively. Sony also lets you freely upgrade the PS4 version to the PS5 version, even if you use a disc copy of the game.
So if you’re keen to continue Aloy’s adventure and have been holding off for a good deal, this may be the best you see for a while as the cheapest we’ve seen Forbidden West go for before is £24.99.
What’s this, an actual discount on a PS5? I didn’t know such deals could exist!
In a year where the price of the PS5 has actually increased and stock is still in short supply, it’s amazing to see a retailer has actually knocked money off the hot ticket console. But, if you’re shopping in the UK, you can get a PS5 Digital Edition bundled Just Dance 2023 for £414.98 (opens in new tab), or with the Pulse 3D wireless headset for £458.98 (opens in new tab), down from the usual £474.98.
Now if you’re on the fence about a PS5 vs PS5 Digital Edition, they’re basically the same except one of them doesn’t have a disc drive to play physical games. Though, there are rumors that a disc drive accessory is due to be released in 2023 alongside a PS5 Slim. Still, until Sony confirms that attachment, you’ll need to make peace with only playing games you’ve bought in the PSN store.
If you aren’t seeing a deal you like, one of the best things you can buy during Black Friday are discounted gift cards. They may not seem like an exciting purchase, but you are effectively buying the ability to apply a discount to whatever game you want.
There are currently great discounts on PSN gift cards, both in the US and UK, letting you pick up some of the best PS5 games on the cheap or even to buy a PS Plus subscription, which you should always try to top up during Black Friday
Over on Eneba, you can buy yourself a $100 PSN gift card for $82.71 (opens in new tab), saving you nearly 20% on the card’s price. Meanwhile, in the UK, at Amazon, you can buy a £75 gift card for £63.68 (opens in new tab), a £63 gift card for £56.70 (opens in new tab), and a £38 gift card for £34.20 (opens in new tab). Those may seem like odd prices, but that’s because these gift cards are meant to be for redeeming a year’s subscription of PS Plus Essential, Extra, or Premium.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2‘s been out for less than a month, but it’s already enjoying a steep discount at Walmart, dropping from its box price of $69.99 to just $55 (opens in new tab) on both PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.
Activision Blizzard games, and the Call of Duty series in particular, tend not to see big discounts. Many of the older games are still being sold at full price years after release. So to see the new game drop down to $55 is a surprise.
The shooter is seeing a similar discount in the UK, with Amazon selling Modern Warfare 2 for £56.99 (opens in new tab), down from £69.99.
This is a strange recommendation as it’s not actually much of a saving, but it’s more for if you’re struggling to lay your hands on a PS5.
You may have been eagerly refreshing our PS5 restock page to grab one of the in-short-supply consoles. Currently, to buy one through Amazon and many other stores, you need an invitation.
However, there’s a great bundle on AntOnline that will get you a PS5, a copy of God of War Ragnarok, and an extra DualSense controller in blood-like cosmic red. The bundle will set you back $609.98 (opens in new tab), which is basically what buying the God of War PS5 bundle and a discounted DualSense controller would set you back if bought separately. The advantage of this deal is that you can buy it without waiting on an invitation.
This is an appealing bundle. If I was buying a PS5, this is the game and accessory I’d be wanting to pick up, along with a discounted PS plus subscription.
The Elite is the highly-customizable pro controller that Microsoft released for the Xbox Series X|S and PC. It’s a fantastic gamepad that feels wonderful in the hand and can genuinely improve your game, thanks to its hair triggers and rubberized grip.
Normally setting you back $179.99, you can get an Xbox Elite Wireless Series 2 Controller for just $129.99 (opens in new tab) over at Newegg, so long as you enter the code ‘BFFDAY22’ at checkout.
While not as good as the Newegg deal in the US, you can pick up an Xbox Elite Wireless Series 2 at a discount in the UK, too. Amazon is selling the pro gamepad for £142 (opens in new tab), down from £159.99.
Walmart’s selling $10 Nintendo eShop gift cards for $9 (opens in new tab). At a time where we’re seeing $50 knocked off consoles, and games going for half-price, a $1 discount may not seem like much to shout about but when it’s money on a gift card, you’re looking at a kind of free money. A $10 game bought with a $10 gift card you bought for $9 is creating your own 10% discount on a game of your choosing.
Also, if you’re looking to give a gift to the gamers in your life, this way you aren’t running the risk of buying them a game they already own, you can give them a gift card and let them buy something for themselves.
Walmart’s reduced the $20 and $35 gift cards, too, but the reduction isn’t as good as the 10% off on the $10 gift card, so I’d recommend just buying multiple $10 gift cards.
Heyo, this is a very sleepy Julian Benson, TRG’s Editor-in-Chief, logging on for the 2am to 10am shift here in the UK. What I may be lacking in energy, I am making up with in deals. I am driven by discounts, succored by savings. That’s not a turn of phrase I’d normally allow on the site, but, as I say, it’s very early in the morning.
I’ll have some fresh deals coming up shortly, but first, a little buying advice. We’re seeing some excellent bundles and discounts on the Nintendo Switch OLED, the upgraded spin on Nintendo’s hybrid console. It’s currently on offer for the lowest price we’ve ever seen it in the UK. And there are some great bundles available, too.
Released last October and boasting a better screen, improved battery life, and snazzy color scheme, the Nintendo Switch OLED may seem like the default version of the console to buy. But, while we wait for what seems like an inevitable Nintendo Switch Pro (especially with the way recent Switch games are struggling to run on the hardware), our hardware writer Rhys Wood makes an excellent case for buying an original Nintendo Switch.
Essentially, if you plan on playing the console primarily in docked mode, then you will see none of the advantages of the Nintendo Switch OLED’s upgrades, and you’re better off getting the cheaper Nintendo Switch. Just look at the deals alongside each other (and note that the cheaper Nintendo Switches also come bundled with games and Nintendo Switch Online membership):
One of the better Black Friday gaming deals that we’ve come across is Battlefield 2042 selling at one of the lowest prices on record right now in the US. You can pick up the multiplayer shooter for just $14.99 (was $40) (opens in new tab) on PS5 and also $14.99 (was $40) (opens in new tab) on Xbox Series X at Best Buy.
The game itself offers a ton of value especially at considerably under the $20 mark on Xbox Series X and PS5. There are not only your traditional multiplayer modes, which continue to develop with the game’s recent Season 3: Escalation update, but also Portal mode, too. For the low price of entry, you can experience 128-player open warfare scenarios, which can’t really be compared to other shooters on the market right now.
Do you want to make the most out of some of the best fighting games without breaking the bank? If so, you’re in luck. The Hori Fighting Commander Octa is down to just $39.99 (was $50) (opens in new tab) for a $10 saving at Amazon right now in the US. Don’t fret if you’re based overseas, though, as you can also pick up the fight pad for £39.99 (was £42) (opens in new tab) at Amazon UK, too.
What we like the most about this fighting game controller is that you have an eight-way gate by the D-pad making certain 3D titles, such as Tekken 7, a little easier to play with analog movement instead of pure digital. This is the cheapest that we’ve seen the gamepad in the US and the UK, making now the ideal time to consider stepping up your game in the likes of Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter.
Interested in having Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Plus on the go at a reduced rate? You’re in the right place! With the cloud streaming component of the service arguably now more popular than ever, the Backbone One appears to be a good companion. This iPhone-compatible controller is selling for $74.99 (was $100) (opens in new tab) for a $25 saving. It’s the cheapest price we’re able to verify.
On the other side of the fence, there’s the Nacon MG-X Pro which takes heavy inspiration from the Xbox Wireless Controller in approach. It’s selling for only $79.99 at Amazon (was $100) (opens in new tab) and is compatible with Android phones, so we’ve covered both bases here!
Are you someone who wants low latency for Esports titles at an equally competitive price? The Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma is currently selling for its historic lowest-ever price point at Amazon. You can get your hands on the latest wired high-tech Xbox controller for just $99.99 (was $150) (opens in new tab) for a $50 saving. It’s a return to a price we’ve only seen once this year – but it’s never been bettered!
What we like about the Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma for Xbox Series X is how adjustable it is. You can customize your layout with reprogrammable buttons and take advantage of hairline trigger stops for less travel time. A cool touch is the mechanical microswitches in the face buttons for that satisfying clickiness.
Hey everyone! This is Aleksha McLoughlin, TRG’s Hardware Editor here and I’m running the live blog for the next few hours!
Do you like challenging games? Furthermore, do you enjoy deep discounts on exclusive titles? Well, I have one of the most aggressive PS5 game deals for you! That’s because Demon’s Souls has come crashing down to just $29.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab) for a huge $40 saving (over half price!).
It’s not just those in the US that can get the bleeding edge remake for a competitive price point. That’s because Demon’s Souls is also available in the UK for only £34.99 (was £70) at Game (opens in new tab), too. If you’ve never played the original PS3 release, or are looking to jump back into the kingdom of Boletaria for less.
These discounts on the fantastic game are a great start for those looking to expand their PlayStation library. Or maybe you just want to treat yourself and haven’t been able to find the great Black Friday PS5 deals you want.
Either way, Spiderman Miles Morales is going for $19.99 (opens in new tab) at Target and £22.99 (opens in new tab) over at Argos. This is a great deal on a game that is usually priced at eyewatering heights.
The Nintendo Switch is an excellent console at home or on the go, but do you ever feel nervous about venturing into the unknown with it by your side?
I have to admit that I’m yet to get a case for my Nintendo Switch Lite, and it’s been weighing on my mind; how far am I willing to push my luck?
This bad habit may change thanks to the great Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals. It may be the best time to secure a trustworthy Switch Case.
In the US, the sturdy RDS Industries 12″ Hard Case is currently on discount for $29.99 (opens in new tab) at Best Buy. The UK also has some cool deals with a fantastic Pokemon case priced at £12.99 (opens in new tab) at Amazon.
Over at Target, the game is currently priced at $19.99 (a $40 discount). While the UK also has some great prices, with the game sitting at £13 (opens in new tab) on Amazon. It’s the dream for any rootin’ and tootin’ cowboy fans out there.
The Xbox Series X (opens in new tab) is a seriously good console, but there’s no reason you can’t make your experience better. When it comes to accessories, headsets are a definite game-changer.
You may not think about it, but audio is crucial to getting immersed in a great story-driven single-player game. Or it can be the key to multiplayer games, where accuracy and clarity down a mic are necessary when pushing the point or coordinating attacks with your mates.
Thankfully this Black Friday (opens in new tab), we’re seeing great deals on some of our best Xbox Series X headsets. From the ESPOS H3 headset, currently at $87.48 (opens in new tab) at GameStop, to the SteelSeries Arctis 9X on Amazon for £109.99 (opens in new tab).
If you love Mortal Kombat and arcade games, then this deal is perfect for you. Smyths have put its Arcade1Up Mortal Kombat Midway Legacy Edition Machine on offer, priced at £319.99 (opens in new tab).
There’s also some great prices on Mortal Combat games. Over at Amazon, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate (PS5) is currently 46%, sitting at a clean £13.47.
There have been some terrific Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals, but what about Switch accessories? Thankfully these amazing controllers have come in clutch.
If you’ve been looking for a different way to enhance your Switch gaming experience, check out discounts on PowerA Enhanced Wired Controllers on Amazon for as little as $17.99 (opens in new tab).
Hello all! It’s Elie Gould here, TRG’s features writer and I’ll be taking over the live blog, lining up the best and wackiest deals right now.
Speaking of wacky, the Xbox Series S has got something interesting up its sleeve this Black Friday. While we’ve seen some great deals in the US with it on offer for $249.99 (opens in new tab) at Best Buy. UK buyers have something of a special offer on hand.
Over at GAME, the console is currently on offer for £199.99 (opens in new tab) in a bundle, along with a £10 GAME gift card and… an England bucket hat, just in time for the World Cup. I don’t know about you, but for me, a bucket hat is an essential bit of gaming gear.
Sonic Frontiers hasn’t even been out a month, but it’s already seeing some massive discounts over at Amazon. In the US, fans can grab the PS5 version of the game for just $35 (opens in new tab), a huge 42% saving. Meanwhile, UK buyers can still snap up the game on Xbox Series X|S for £29.99 (opens in new tab), and on Nintendo Switch for £32.95 (opens in new tab).
Two of Turtle Beach’s best gaming headsets are still on sale, in the UK, over at Amazon. The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 is down to just £64.99 (opens in new tab) from its usual retail price of £89.99.
Meanwhile, the higher-end Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max headset is down to just £119.99 (opens in new tab), whereas it usually costs a hefty £179.99. If you’ve been looking for a new headset for PS5 or Xbox Series X|S, definitely consider these excellent headsets which boast fantastic sound quality and huge battery life.
In the US and own a PS5? Right now, you can pick up a copy of Horizon Forbidden West at Amazon for just $35 (opens in new tab), a massive half-price saving. As one of the year’s best PS5 games, it comes highly recommended from us.
Xbox Wireless Controllers for Xbox Series X|S have had their stocks topped up over at Amazon US. Right now, you can grab some of these pads cheaper than ever. Color variants on sale include the standard Robot White (opens in new tab) and Carbon Black (opens in new tab) color schemes.
Xbox Series S is still down to its lowest price over at Amazon UK. Usually £249, the retailer’s slashed its price by £60, bringing the grand total to just £189 (opens in new tab). This is a fantastic deal if you’re still looking to jump into the current generation of consoles, albeit on a budget.
Another Nintendo Switch deal here, this time on the Switch OLED. Those in the UK can pick up a Nintendo Switch OLED for a record-low price of £269.99 (opens in new tab) right now at Smyths – that’s not far off the standard Switch’s RRP of £259.
While this deal is only for the console itself, you can use that £40 savings to pick yourself up one of the great Switch game deals we shared earlier today. Wahooo!
Unlike last year, we’re seeing a decent number of PS5 consoles and bundles available in the run-up to Black Friday (more so in the US than the UK). While these consoles and bundles aren’t seeing a discount, they’re definitely worth considering if you’re on the hunt for a PlayStation 5 this year.
It’s also worth keeping an eye on our PS5 restock tracker, which will let you know when and where you can pick up Sony’s latest hardware.
In the UK? A range of Nintendo Switch microSD cards are still heavily discounted at Amazon. The 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB variants are all on offer, perfect for bolstering the tiny amount of storage the Nintendo Switch OLED ships with.
The deals are as follows:
Looking for a PS5 racing wheel setup for games like Gran Turismo 7? The Logitech G29 racing wheel setup is still on sale in both the US and UK. It’s one of the best racing wheels you can buy, and is currently enjoying a massive discount at Amazon.
The Logitech G29’s down to $199 (opens in new tab) / £199 (opens in new tab) at Amazon right now, one of the lowest prices it’s ever dropped to. But given it’s such a good price, we expect stock to sell through fast. If you’ve been after a professional racing wheel setup, then, it’s best to act soon.
Boy, do we have an Oculus Quest 2 deal for you. If you’ve been planning on picking up one of the best VR headsets for yourself, then you’re in luck. Right now, US buyers can pick up a fantastic bundle for just $349 (opens in new tab) at Amazon. Meanwhile, across the pond, UK shoppers can grab the same bundle for £349 (opens in new tab).
If you’ve not picked up Elden Ring yet then now is the perfect opportunity. In the UK, Amazon has discounted the PS5 version to just £25 (opens in new tab). The only catch is that it could take a month or two to arrive, with Amazon stating the fastest delivery would be between December 3 and January 11.
This Nintendo Switch Black Friday deal might be the best we’ve seen all year. Right now you can pick up a Nintendo Switch bundle that includes the console, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a three-month subscription to Nintendo Switch Online for $299 at Best Buy (opens in new tab) or £259 at the My Nintendo Store (opens in new tab) in the UK.
If you’ve been looking for a great Nintendo Switch bundle deal this Black Friday then you can’t go wrong with this offering. If you’re on the hunt for the OLED, then keep an eye on our Black Friday Nintendo Switch OLED deals for the biggest discounts right now.
If you’ve been looking for sizeable discounts on the best Nintendo Switch games, then look no further. Many top titles are currently under the $40/£40 mark right now at Amazon, making it the perfect time to expand your Switch library.
The newly released Sonic Frontiers has seen a huge discount in the UK, with a 40% discount meaning you can pick up Sonic’s latest adventure for just over £30 (opens in new tab), while Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has had a 41% discount (opens in new tab) in the US. Other games on offer include Nintendo Switch Sports, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Splatoon 3.
If you’ve got more than one DualSense controller, then you should seriously consider picking up a PS5 DualSense Charging Station this Black Friday.
Easily one of the best PS5 accessories you can buy, the DualSense Charging Station allows you to charge two gamepads at the same time, saving you from swapping out controllers constantly – and right now it’s at its lowest price to date.
The best gaming chairs are often expensive. I’ve been looking at picking one up myself this Black Friday, in hope of a decent discount, because I can’t justify to myself spending a huge amount of cash right now. Thankfully, our Hardware Editor Aleksha McLoughlin has scoured the web to put together a list of the best gaming chairs under $250 for Black Friday.
While there’s currently not a huge selection, you can pick up the Respawn 110 Fabric for $212.49 (opens in new tab), the Razer Enki X for $229.99 (opens in new tab), or the AutoFull Ergonomic Gamer for $249.99 (opens in new tab).
We expect a wider variety of gaming chairs to be discounted over Black Friday weekend, with some of these prices likely to fall even further.
It can be a real pain having to delete games off of your Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S, in order to make space for new ones. The Seagate Xbox Storage Expansion Card makes that less of a problem, letting you expand your Xbox storage without hassle – simply slide it into the back of your console.
The downside is this handy card is pretty expensive. That’s why I’m relieved to see some discounts on the 1TB version in the run-up to Black Friday. Right now there’s £35 off the Seagate Xbox Expansion Card (opens in new tab) at Amazon in the UK, bringing the price down to £184.99. In the US, there’s $20 off the Expansion Card (opens in new tab), making it just under $200.
That’s still pretty pricey, but I’m hoping we see the price drop further towards the end of this week – especially as we’ve seen it reach £164.99/$189.99 previously. I’ve personally got one of these cards and find the extra 1TB storage it adds to the Xbox Series X’s 1TB means that I rarely have to delete games off my console (unless I go on an Xbox Game Pass downloading spree).
Hi folks! It’s Vic Hood, TRG’s Associate Editor. I’ll be bringing you the best Black Friday gaming deals for the next few hours before handing over to my esteemed colleague Rhys Wood. So let’s get cracking.
If you’re on the hunt for a great PlayStation 5 headset then you’re in luck. We’re already seeing discounts on some of the best PS5 headsets right now, in both the US and UK, at a variety of retailers.
In the US, you can save just over $30 on the PlayStation PULSE 3D Wireless Headset (opens in new tab), $20 on the Razer X Kaira (opens in new tab), $50 on the Astro Gaming A50, (opens in new tab)and over $90(!) on the EPOS H3 Hybrid (opens in new tab).
In the UK, too, there’s £18 off the PlayStation PULSE 3D Wireless Headset (opens in new tab) (and £20 off the Midnight Black edition (opens in new tab)), $70 off the Astro Gaming A50 (opens in new tab), nearly $30 off the Razer Kaira X (opens in new tab), and a whopping £70 off the SteelSeries Arctis 7P+ (opens in new tab).
While I expect some of these headsets will come down in price closer to the big day on Friday, if you’re wanting a discount on a great PS5 headset then you can’t go wrong with these deals.