Whether you’re buying video games for yourself or for your friends and family for the Holidays,is an excellent time to grab some bargains. It’s a good time to pick a new console up, too — but you’ll need some games to go with it.
We’ve pulled together a list of the best savings on video games we’ve seen across all the major retailers for each of the big platforms. This list will be ever-expanding too, so keep looking back over the next week or so.
Black Friday Nintendo Switch game deals
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Animal Crossing is the perfect game for powering down after a day of work. The low-stress, high-fun game style lets your mind rest as you move your cute little character around their personal island, building houses for guests and restyling the landscape with flowers. Or in my case, a wrestling ring.
If you own a Switch, then Animal Crossing is a must-have.
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Black Friday Xbox Series X/S game deals
Written by the creator of the Game of Thrones, and made by Bandai-Namco, Elden Ring is a story-driven powerhouse of a modern game. The game is graphically stunning, and the story beats and fighting mechanics weave together wonderfully to create one of the best-realized games of this decade.
You’re receiving price alerts for Elden Ring: $40
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Black Friday PlayStation game deals
The Spider-man game for PlayStation 4 is arguably the best superhero game in modern times. The expansion focuses on Mile Morales, another Spider-Man with a unique set of powers and his struggle to come to terms with who he is and what it means to be a hero. The storytelling is second to none, and now the cost is easily within reach. Snag this in your web as soon as possible.
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When do Black Friday deals start?
The official Black Friday date is Nov. 25, 2022. For a lot of doorbuster deals and ultralimited-time offers, these will go live early in the morning on this date and run through the weekend, where supplies last. Check out the various Black Friday ads for precise dates and times for specific sales, though it’s worth noting that many sales will go live online before stores open on Black Friday. Many early Black Friday sales are already live prior to the “official” Black Friday date, which means many of the best Black Friday deals are available now.
When do Black Friday deals end?
While we can’t predict exactly how Black Friday 2022 will go, previous years show us that Black Friday sales tend to span the final weekend in November and culminate in Cyber Monday sales on the subsequent Monday. The best limited-time sales will likely begin to dry up as Cyber Monday sales wrap up, though retailers have been known to extend some sales into December to capitalize on the holiday gift buying season.