We’re finally into Black Friday week itself, so it’s time to prepare for a bucket load of deals trying to grab the attention of our wallets. If you’re after a brand new PlayStation 4, here’s where you want to keep your eyes on as we’ll be gathering the best PS4 deals we can find and posting them here.
Black Friday 2018 happens on Friday 23rd November, but plenty of retailers are having deals and promotions that last all week. But you can rest assured we’ll be hunting for the best PlayStation related ones to bring to you. This includes games, consoles and accessories – if it’s PS4 related and a brilliant Black Friday bargain, you can be sure we’ll check it out.
Here’s where you can probably expect to find Black Friday deals when they go live, though we’ll keep these links updated if things change –
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In the mean time, while we all collectively wait for this year’s Black Friday madness to begin, let’s take a look back at what Black Friday really is.
What is Black Friday?
Well, as we said all the way at the top of the page, Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year. Over the course of the last few years, the popularity of Black Friday has only risen. The ‘tradition’, if you can call it that, of Black Friday itself dates back to the 1950s in Philadelphia, USA. What began as a small sales event in one city, eventually grew to become the chugging behemoth of capitalism we know today.
As the popularity of the Black Friday event grew along with the advent of online retailers stepping into the ring as well, we began to see the deals and offers not just relegated to the Friday itself. Some stores had the ‘clever’ idea of adding ‘Cyber Monday’ as a second day of price crashes. Most recently, online retailers have taken to starting their Black Friday offers a week before and having seven whole days of deals, price cuts and offers. It’s a regular festival of savings.
What is there to expect on Black Friday 2018?
A whole lot of deals, offers and price cuts from every major retailer online and in-store. Usually, retailers will save their best stuff for Black Friday itself and slash every price they can on the same day. The actual products that see price reductions range from kitchen wares to computers, to games, to clothes and much more. For the most part, you can expect to see big discounts on electronics such as televisions, sound systems, Bluetooth headphones, tablets and phones. Along with that, anything video game related should be expected to be up for a price cut.
This means anything from games consoles to the games themselves to gaming merch, it’s all likely to be discounted in some way. This is usually the best time of the year (even better than Christmas time) to pick up a brand new console. This may take you from not owning a PS4 all the way to owning a PS4 with PSVR for much cheaper than you’d expect. At the very least, you can expect to pick up some individual game bargains. For example, we’re expecting to see big discounts on God of War, FIFA 19, Marvel’s Spider-Man and (if we’re lucky) Red Dead Redemption 2.
What to expect with PS4 deals and bargains this 2018?
Now that the PlayStation 4 is firmly established, we expect to see further discounts on it, especially with rumours of announcements of the next generation floating around within the next year or so. Now’s a great time to wait for PSVR cuts too, as odds are these headsets will be cut from their average prices with popularity spikes thanks to games like Astro Bot Rescue Mission and Tetris Effect.
Deals will arrive throughout Black Friday week, and continue over the weekend to Cyber Monday on 26 November – and in some cases through to the end of the month, or even beyond into the Christmas season.
Where to find bargains for other consoles
Best PS4 Games Deals
- Far Cry 5 Limited Edition – £24.99 from Amazon UK
- Destiny 2 Forsaken Legendary Collection – £19.99 from Smyths Toys
- Astro Bot: Rescue Mission (PlayStation VR Required) – £22.99 from Amazon UK
- Red Dead Redemption 2 – £49.99 from Amazon UK
- Grand Theft Auto V – £16.99 from Smyths Toys
- WWE 2K19 – £24.99 from GAME
- Nier: Automata – £16.99 from Argos
- FIFA 19 – £34.00 from Amazon UK
- Vampyr – £19.99 from Amazon UK
- Starlink: Battle for Atlas Starter Pack – £39.99 from Amazon UK
Best PS4 Console Deals
- PS4 Pro 1TB bundle with Red Dead Redemption 2 and one EA game from selection – £377.99 from Argos
- PS4 Pro 1TB with Spider-Man, Doom, Fallout 76 and 2 months NOW TV Entertainment Pass – £389.99 from GAME
- PS4 Slim 500GB with Red Dead Redemption 2, Doom, Overwatch GOTY Edition and 2 month NOW TV Entertainment Pass – £269.99 from GAME
- PS4 Slim 500GB bundle with FIFA 19 and 3 Months PlayStation Plus Subscription – £269.99 from Currys PC World
Best PS4 Games Deals
Best PS4 Console Deals
- PlayStation 4 1TB Slim Days of Play Console with XCOM 2, Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 HD Remix and Until Dawn – $369.99 from NewEgg
- PS4 Slim 1TB with God of War, Gran Turismo Sport and Uncharted 4 – $423.99 from Amazon US
- PS4 Pro 1TB with Red Dead Redemption 2 – $399 from Target
Come back soon for more info on Black Friday 2018 and all the deals you can handle.