Need some Christmas presents? Need some Christmas presents a month early to cheer yourself up? Black Friday time it is, then.
You know the deal by now. Black Friday’s the day where every retailer discounts a ton of stuff, from games to games hardware to sort-of-games-hardware like TVs, mobiles. Plus there’s the whole gamut of headphones, components, keyboards … the list goes on.
I’ll keep updating this post throughout the month as more retailers panic and pull the trigger early, which is happening more frequently this year. And speaking of which: let’s begin with Amazon.
Update (28/11): This post has been updated with more offers! Get in touch if you see anything good that hasn’t been included.
Dell / Alienware
Need a new gaming PC or solid desktop? The Dell website has chunky discounts across all of
Aftershock / Omnidesk
Laptops always get a healthy discount around this time of year, and the St Kilda-based boutique vendors Aftershock PC have got some discounts on their gaming notebooks and pre-built desktops.
The biggest deal is available on the RTX 2070 model of the Aftershock Vapor 15 Pro, a i7-9750H laptop with a RTX 2070, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 144Hz 1080p display and a 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD. It’s normally $3514, and come Black Friday it’ll be down to $2999. All the discounts will be live from Wednesday midnight AEDT.
If you’re after a gaming desktop, the baby-sized (for a desktop) Hypergate Mini will be $600 off. Other PCs on the site will also have discounts of up to $600 off, depending on the spec and configuration.
It’s not just PCs and laptops, though. Aftershock’s website will also have huge discounts on their Omnidesk Zero and Omnidesk Pro variable standing desks. They’re normally priced at $600 and $800, but that’ll fall to $299 and $399 from noon today.
If you’re after the model that doubles as a sitting and standing desk, the Omnidesk Pro is the one you want. It has a max load of 130kg, ships in flat packs, is available in three separate sizes, has an LCD panel for different height settings, and comes with a range of accessories like power clamps, mousemats, an anti-fatigue mat for standing, and more.
To check out all the deals, head direct to the Aftershock website.
Board game retailers have shown up early for Black Friday this year. If you haven’t played Root or Azul, get it while it’s good, although Thornwatch is a lot of fun with the right group too.
JB Hi-Fi has some great deals on gaming consoles and all the latest titles, too!
If you're after discounted games from Black Friday this year, JB Hi-Fi has some killer deals on a range of new titles, including Rage 2, Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled and Borderlands 3. There's also a whopper deal for a PSVR starter kit, PlayStation 4 controllers and the PS4 Pro. Check 'em out!Read more
Similar deal to the other resellers: lots of bargains, an extra storewide discount, and you get digital keys for the lot. (Mostly Steam, but some for uPlay if it’s an Ubisoft game.)
Green Man Gaming
GMG get on board with the Black Friday sales every year, and they’re selling in Aussie dollars too, which is extra nice. All the deals you need are below.
The eShop, as you’d expect, is commemorating the Black Friday/Cyber Monday period with deals of its own. Don’t expect any crazy discounts on Breath of the Wild or Mario Party, but there’s plenty of indies going for bugger all. Some discounts are live from today, while others will go live from later this week. The full list can be found here on OzBargain, but a pick of the highlights — and there are many — are below.
- New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe: $55.95 (from $79.95)
- Breath of the Wild + Expansion Pass: $83.95 (from $119.95)
- Dragon Ball FighterZ Ultimate Edition: $44.98 (from $149.95)
- ABZU: $21.00 (from $30)
- Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen: $26.60 (from $39.95)
- Alex Kidd in Miracle World: $5.47 (from $10.95)
- City of Brass: $7.99 (from $19.99)
- Dragon Quest Builders 2: $55.95 (from $79.95)
- Assault Android Cactus: $15 (from $30)
- Don’t Starve Switch Edition: $7.50 (from $25)
- Katamari Damacy Reroll: $14.95 (from $29.95)
- Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition: $39.95 (from $79.95)
- Warlocks 2 God Slayers: $2.69 (from $26.99)
- Cuphead: $22.49 (from $29.99)
- Celeste: $15 (from $30)
- Earthlock: $7.50 (from $37.50)
- Freedom Planet: $11.25 (from $22.50)
- Castlevania Anniversary Collection: $15 (from $30)
- Brothers A Tale of Two Sons: $15.75 (from $22.50)
- Contra Anniversary Collection: $15 (from $30)
- Lost Orbit: Terminal Velocity: $6.74 (from $13.49)
- Subdivision Infinity DX: $13.99 (from $19.99)
- 80 Days: $12.80 (from $18.29)
- Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch: $59.95 (from $89.95)
- Northgard: $26.25 (from $52.50)
- Contra Rogue Corps: $42 (from $60)
- SNK 40th Anniversary Collection: $36 (from $60)
- Yomawari: The Long Night Collection: $30 (from $60)
- Bastion: $4.37 (from $17.50)
- Scribblenauts Mega Pack: $15.73 (from $44.95)
- Civilization VI: $44.97 (from $89.95)
- Valkyria Chronicles 4: $31.97 (from $63.95)
- CastleStorm: $9 (from $22.50)
- DOOM: $39.95 (from $79.95)
- Dark Souls Remastered: $35.95 (from $59.95)
- GRIP: $29.99 (from $59.99)
- Planet Alpha: $6.75 (from $27)
- Shantae: Half-Genie Hero: $11.49 (from $22.99)
- Xenoblade Chronicles 2: $62.95 (from $89.95)
- Overcooked: $8.84 (from $26)
- LEGO Worlds: $24.97 (from $49.95)
- Inversus Deluxe: $4.49 (from $17.99)
- Thumper: $7.48 (from $29.95)
The deals right now aren’t as solid as what they’ll be on Black Friday and Cyber Monday specifically, but you can already get good prices on a ton of stuff — and you can actually get it today, whereas on Black Friday you’ll be rolling the dice a bit.
As you’d expect, there’s a fair range of good stuff. I’ll break it up into games/games hardware, followed by consumer tech. If you want to have a gander, all the games deals can be found right here.
Amazon’s Games & Games Hardware Deals
- Switch Lite Turquoise: $292.24
- Cyberpunk 2077 (PS4): $63 ($68 w/out Prime)
- Switch Lite Grey: $294
- Switch Lite Yellow: $298
- PowerA Switch Enhanced Wireless Controller: $68
- Switch Pro Controller: $64 (inc. shipping)
- SN30Pro+ Wireless Controller (Switch/PC/Android): $79.99
- Switch Neon Blue/Red 2019 Model: $399
- Switch Grey 2019 Model: $399
- Oculus Go 32GB: $299
- Oculus Quest All-in-one VR: $649
- Sekiro Shadows Die Twice (XBO): $59
- Devil May Cry 5 (XBO): $39.99
- Devil May Cry 5 (PS4): $40.99
- Assassin’s Creed Origins (PS4): $24
- Assassin’s Creed Origins (PS4): $19
- God of War (PS4): $19
- Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4): $49
- Uncharted The Lost Legacy (PS4): $19
- Nioh (PS4): $19
- Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition (PS4): $19
- Mass Effect Andromeda (XBO): $9
- Mirror’s Edge Catalyst (XBO): $9
- The World Ends With You: Final Remix (Switch): $57
- South Park Fractured But Whole (XBO): $9
- XCOM 2 (XBO): $14.34
- Rage 2 (PC): $26
- The Division 2 (PC): $28
- Persona 5 (PS4): $36.82
- Razer Deathadder Elite Esports Edition: $59.39
- Switch Neon Red/Blue Joy-Cons: $94
- Logitech G402 Gaming Mouse: $48.95
- Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse: $185
- Logitech G903 Lightspeed Wireless Mouse: $179
- Switch Labo Vehicle Kit: $47
- Switch Labo Variety Kit: $47
- Switch Labo Robot Kit: $45.62
- Pokemon Sword & Shield: $57 ($62 w/out Prime)
- Luigi’s Mansion 3: $63 ($68 w/out Prime)
- Death Stranding: $63 ($68 w/out Prime)
- Cyberpunk 2077 (PC): $65.99 ($70.99 w/out Prime)
- The Last of Us Part 2: $66.10 ($71.10 w/out Prime)
- MediEvil Remastered: $34.95
- Shenmue 3 (PS4): $66.10 ($71.10 w/out Prime)
- Shenmue 1/2 (PS4): $28
- Call of Cthulhu (PS4): $34.98
- Call of Cthulhu (XBO): $21.65
- Tekken 7 (PS4): $28
- Mortal Kombat 11 (PS4): $28
- Mortal Kombat 11 (XBO): $28
There’s much, much more already, so head to the landing page if nothing above took your fancy.
Everything you need can be found from the link above, but to make searching easier, here’s some solid options.
- Oneplus 7T Pro 8GB/256GB Glacier Blue: $861
- PS4 Dual Controller Charger: $23
- Romoss 10,000mAh Portable Charger w/LED Display: $21.99
- Samsung S9 4GB / 64GB Coral Blue: $867
- Samsung Galaxy A70 128GB: $599
- Realme 5 Pro: $359
- Realme XT Pearl Blue: $449
- Marshall Major 2 Bluetooth Headphones: $69.99
- Sony WH-CH700N Over Ear Digital Noise Cancelling: $149
- Razer Phone 2 8GB/64GB/120Hz: $661
- Razer Phone 2 Australian Edition: $699
- Deathadder Essential Edition: $49.99
- Razer Blade Stealth 8th-Gen Intel i7,m HD 620, 8GB/256GB: $2059
- Razer Blade Stealth 8th Gen i7/16GB/256GB/MX150: $2778
- MSI Prestige PS42 8th Gen i7/MX150/16GB/512GB: $1359
- MSI PS63 i7-8565U/GTX 1650 Max-Q/16GB RAM/1TB: $2199
- Huawei Matebook 13 8th Gen i7/8GB/256GB/MX150: $2198
- ASUS Zenbook S UX391 8th Gen i7/256GB/8GB: $1504
- Sony WH1000 XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones: $369
- Bose Quietcomfort QC35 Series 2: $389
- Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless Headphones: $299
- Steelseries Arctis 3 Console Headset (2019 Edition): $98.25
- HyperX Cloud Alpha Gaming Headset: $166
- Seiki 65-inch 4K UHD LED TV: $799
- Sony X7000G 65-inch 4K TV (2019): $1345
- Samsung 65-inch RU7100 4K UHD HDR TV: $1325
- Corsair HS60 Surround Gaming 7.1 Headset (PC/PS4/XBO): $99
- E-Element Z88 Mechanigal Gaming Keyboard (Blue Switches): $48.99
- Nuraphone Wireless BT Active Noise Cancelling Headphones: $549
- Sony HT-S100F Slim Soundbar: $199
- SoundPEATS Wireless Bluetooth In-Earbuds: $42.99
- Universal Travel Adapter: $19.66
- VicTsing 80 x 40cm Large Gaming/Keyboard Pad: $16.99
The PlayStation Store has some great digital deals on all the latest gaming titles, including a hectic price on Ni No Kuni II and Spider-Man.
Black Friday is this week, and everybody's getting on in the fun — even PlayStation. From steep discounts on Red Dead Redemption II and Marvel's Spider-Man to price cuts on recent hits Borderlands 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, there's a heap of great bargains to be bagged. Check out our full round-up of the PlayStation Store's best Black Friday deals.Read more
Big W is one of the big retailers bringing out some solid gaming bargains, including some great deals on consoles and new release games.
Target’s got some cracker deals on including the Nintendo Switch console for $369 and an Xbox One X 1TB console for $479.
Harvey Norman has a range of tech and gaming deals available, including discounts on TVs, phones, gaming accessories and speakers.
Black Friday is fast approaching, and so is the great deluge of tech deals. Harvey Norman has kicked off their Black Friday early, with a range of savings on phones, laptops, tablets, TVs, gaming consoles and cameras, as well as the latest and greatest gadgets on the market. Here's our round-up of the best bargains of the lot.Read more
VPNs are still good to have in Australia, whether it’s because you need to watch Rick and Morty through Adult Swim, want to access everything Netflix has in the US, or just want browse parts of the internet with a little more privacy.
Over the Black Friday period, PureVPN are offering a 3 year plan for $47 for Black Friday, which works out to $1.32 a month. (Outside of Black Friday, you can get the 3-year plan for $69, which is $1.92 a month and still 82 percent off.) That’s the same amount as what you’d pay for a year-long plan, and they’re promising access to US Netflix as well.
You can find out more here.
There’s plenty more, and prices will drop and new deals will pop up as we get closer to Black Friday, so keep on touch with those here. I’ll keep updating the list above with more retailers and deals as they come in, too.