Best video game deals of Black Friday
Black Friday is an excellent time to quickly knock out all of your gaming-related shopping, but if you aren't a video game connoisseur, it's far too easy to miss out on the genuinely worthwhile deals.
We've rounded up the best video game bargains available this Black Friday, and we're particularly impressed with this year's variety of deep discounts placed on top-tier games, consoles, and accessories.
If you're hunting for the best deal for a Nintendo Switch, Walmart has you covered with a $299.00 bundle that includes the console, a neon red and blue Joy-Con set, and download code for the critically acclaimed racing game, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Note that $300 is the normal price for a Nintendo Switch, so you're getting a fantastic multiplayer game thrown in for free.
If you plan on gifting this bundle for younger kids, it's worth pulling it out of the box to set up and download Mario Kart 8 Deluxe ahead of time so everyone can start throwing banana peels and turtle shells as soon as they unwrap their brand-new Nintendo Switch.
Microsoft has a pair of excellent Xbox One console sales for Black Friday:
Normally an Xbox One S model bundled with a wireless controller, Minecraft, a free month of Xbox Live and a two-week trial of Xbox Game Pass, plenty of bonus content, such as skin packs and in-game currency, and 1TB of storage for storing tons of additional games in the years to come would cost $300, but this impressive bundle is on sale for $199.00 right now.
Hardcore gaming enthusiasts would be thrilled to enjoy their favorite video games in stunning 4K with the help of an Xbox One X, and now that the 1TB console has been discounted at $100 off for the holidays, there's no excuse to make the jump -- especially if you have a killer 4K display.
Those on the hunt for a Playstation 4 Slim should make a beeline for Walmart, because they've got a special bundle that includes the console and Spider-Man from Insomniac Games for the unbelievably low price of $199.00. A Playstation 4 Slim normally retails around $280.00, and it's another $47.53 to hang out in the web-slinging superhero world of Spider-Man, so if you want one, jump like Peter Parker and get it while you still can.
With a cast that includes gaming icons and cult-classics, like Pikachu, King Dedede, and King K. Rool, we expect Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to top many wishlists this year. Although this slapstick fighting game won't be available until Dec. 7, Amazon will give members of Amazon Prime a $10 credit for preordering.
With a fanbase of over 35 million players, an international eSports league, and a huge variety of merchandise including comics, LEGO sets, and Funko POP! toys, you're really missing out on a truly charming, frantic, and explosively fun team-based shooter if you aren't playing Overwatch. There's good news for anyone late to the party, because both the Xbox One and Playstation 4 versions of Overwatch Legendary Edition are already discounted to $19.99 on Amazon.
If you're on the fence, Overwatch is completely free to play until Nov. 26, so give it a try before you buy.
In addition to being a beautiful thrill-ride across all four seasons, Forza Horizon 4 is currently the highest-rated game on the Xbox One. While some may prefer the physical disc, Amazon is selling digital codes for Forza Horizon 4 for only $35.00.
We consider Resident Evil 7 to be the best video game with a dedicated VR mode, and if your heart can withstand the horrifying experience of trying to escape the corrupted Baker house, we recommend picking up a copy for the Playstation 4 or Xbox One from Walmart for the low price of $16.79 while they're still in stock.
A number of eye-catching controllers for the Xbox One and Playstation 4 are all discounted by $10 to $20 each on Amazon, so take your pick. Controllers rarely go on sale, so get your hands on your favorite colors and designs while they're in stock. Here are a few of our top designs:
Xbox One Wireless Controller - Grey and Blue - $44.00
Playstation 4 Wireless Controller - Gold - $38.99
Playstation 4 Wireless Controller - Crystal - $39.00
If you're planning on getting Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, you'll want to get a leg up on your online competition by buying the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller -- especially if you are a veteran player of the Smash series. These smoky-colored controllers are normally $69.99, and if you're going to get one for Ultimate anyway, $59.99 is an excellent Black Friday deal.
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