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.
Elgato Stream Deck: $149
256GB Samsung Evo Plus 100MB/s MicroSDXC Card: $179
Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD: $379
Everki 18″ Laptop Backpack w/Console Sleeve: $85
Coolermaster QuickFire XTi Mechanical Keyboard (Cherry MX Blue): $99
Cooler Master QuickFire XTi Mechanical Keyboard (Cherry MX Brown): $99
Coolermaster Masterkey Pro L RGB Mechanical Keyboard (Cherry MX Silver/Speed): $129
Intel 545s 512GB SSD: $199
HyperX FPS Mechanical Keyboard (Cherry MX Red): $69
HTC Vive Kit: $899 (free shipping)
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.
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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
If you’re after laptops, pre-built desktops, pre-built gaming PCs or quality IPS monitors, Dell usually has a good range.
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 (i5-7200U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, R7 M445 GPU): $974
Inspiron 15 5000 (i7-8550U, 16GB RAM, 2TB SATA, Radeon 530 4GB GPU, 15.6″ 1080p): $1139
Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 (i5-8250U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 13.3″ 1080p): $1424
New Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 (i7-8550U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 13.3″ 1080p): $1528.99
XPS 13 2-in-1 (i5-7Y54, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 13.3″ 1800p): $2039
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.
It’s not just video games that are on sale – there’s plenty of discounts on board games too from all around the internet. Tegan’s collected a bunch below, from family favourites like Dixit to larger weekend-sized games like Twilight Imperium.
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.
Here’s some of the deals that are live now:
Uncharted The Lost Legacy: $27.47
Persona 5: $49.97
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2: $29.98
Ghost Recon Wildlands: $39.98
Tales of Berseria: $39.98
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
Range of TVs, electronics and some cracking console bundles from tomorrow. There’ll be 30% off accessories from Razer, Corsair, Logitech and more as well, but here are the main deals.
The biggest deals: GT Sport for a measly $29, and an Xbox One S 500GB deal with Minecraft for $269. There’s also Switch consoles available for $399, if you haven’t jumped on those yet.
Xbox One S 500GB w/Minecraft, Minecraft Explorers Pack and Minecraft: Story Mode: $269
Mafia 3 (PS4/XBO): $19
GT Sport (PS4): $29
GTA 5 (PS4/XBO): $39
Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy (PS4): $39
Destiny 2 (PS4/XBO): $49
Forza 7 (XBO): $49
Overwatch GOTY Edition: $49
Assassin’s Creed Origins: $59
Wolfenstein 2: $59
Middle-earth Shadow of War: $59
Project CARS 2: $59
South Park Fractured But Whole: $59
Call of Duty WW2: $59
Big Blue are getting involved as well, offering discounts on a ton of games with the odd bundle.
Mass Effect Andromeda: $20
Uncharted The Lost Legacy: $20
Ghost Recon Wildlands: $24
Titanfall 2: $24
Horizon Zero Dawn: $32
GT Sport: $32
Battlefield 1 Revolution: $39
Rayman Legends (Switch): $39
Project CARS 2: $42
Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy: $42
GTA 5: $44
Overwatch GOTY: $44
Forza Motorsport 7: $49
FIFA 18: $54
The Evil Within 2: $54
Wolfenstein 2: $54
South Park Fractured But Whole: $59
NBA 2K18: $59
ARK Survival Evolved (PS4/XBO): $59
Good Old Games
The CD Projekt RED-owned storefront has kicked off their sales as well, with solid discounts on retro games and a few bargains on more recent titles.
Dungeon Keeper 2: $1.89
Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice: $25.49
Wasteland 2 Director’s Cut: $22.49
Battle Chasers Nightwar: $30.49
Dead Cells: $14.79
We Are The Dwarves: $2.59
Tempest Treasure Lands: $3.59
Two Worlds Epic Edition: $1.29
Divinity Original Sin 2: $51.49
Kerbal Space Program: $29.89
Theme Park: $1.89
Jade Empire Special Edition: $3.89
Project Highrise: $6.39
Heroes of Might and Magic 3 Complete Edition: $3.19
Theme Hospital: $1.89
Medal of Honor Allied Assault War Chest: $2.59
Wing Commander 5 Prophecy Gold Edition: $2.29
Wonder Boy The Dragon’s Trap: $17.79
Bubsy The Woolies Strike Back: $22.99
Green Man Gaming
Most of the discounts are on par with what you’ll find on Steam, but if you dig through the site and apply GMGBLACKFRIDAY you can get an extra 15% off. Using that code, you can find some games below that are cheaper than what you’ll find on Steam and some other retailers:
Middle-earth Shadow of War: $40.11
XCOM 2 War of the Chosen: $33.42
For Honor: $26.75
Metro 2033 Redux: $5.57
Destiny 2: $47.03
Assassin’s Creed Origins: $55.49
Ghost Recon Wildlands: $33.43
Watch Dogs 2: $22.74
Civilization VI: $33.43
Cities Skylines: $8.36
No Man’s Sky: $26.75
Bioshock The Collection: $22.07
Mad Max: $7.58
Catch of the Day
Some of these will sell out pretty quickly, but if you wanted the Super Mario Odyssey Switch bundle or a cheap copy of Uncharted, it’s a good alternative.
Uncharted 4: $19.95
Uncharted The Lost Legacy: $19
PS4 White Dualshock Controller: $78
Horizon Zero Dawn: $34.95
PS4 Pro 1TB w/Uncharted 4, Uncharted Lost Legacy: $497
Switch Pro Controller: $79
Logitech G Pro Gaming Mouse: $79.95
Driveclub VR: $19.95
Switch Super Mario Odyssey Bundle: $529
Some good deals on accessories and components here. Good deals on Ryzen CPUs as well, although not all are available across the country. Ones below are available nationwide at the time of writing.
Logitech G Pro Gaming Mouse: $59
Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz: $209
Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6GHz: $269
Ryzen 7 1700X: $349
Ryzen 7 1800X: $419
ASUS ROG Strix XG27VQ 27″ 144hz VA Monitor: $599
Intel i7 7700K: $419
Gigabyte AB350M AM4 (AMD) mATX Motherboard: $99
Intel i5 7640X w/$20 Steam Card: $289
Steelseries APEX 350 RGB Gaming Keyboard: $79
Gigabyte GTX 1060 Windforce 3GB: $289
You can view the full list of PLE’s Black Friday deals, which run until tonight, here.
See any other deals we missed? Let us know and we’ll add them above!