It’s that time of the year. After you chow down on your momma’s Thanksgiving cooking, you break out the credit card and start swiping to take advantage of those Black Friday doorbuster deals from the couch.
Over the years, the approach to Black Friday has changed dramatically. No longer is it just relegated to people running to department stores like Best Buy or GameStop to take advantage of great sales prices. Now, most of the sales happen on websites.
Also, most Black Friday deals take place days before November 25, giving shoppers a head start on their holiday shopping. While you can find anything on sale during the shopping holiday, Black Friday is the best time to stock up on new video games, gaming accessories, laptops, VR headsets, smartphones, and other items.
Luckily for you, Hip-Hop Wired is here to help you navigate the many deals out there.
Black Friday Video Game Deals
As you’re reading this, PlayStation, Xbox, and video distributors are already in Black Friday mode. Earlier in the week, Sony flipped on the switch for its sale.
You can now buy PS5-exclusive bangers like Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut, and Returnal for only $30.
Newer games like Horizon Forbidden West and Gran Turismo 7 are only $39.98, an absolute steal for two great titles.
Xbox also has a fantastic Black Friday sale, offering $50 off its Xbox Series S console and discounts on over 900 games and accessories.
Here is a rundown of Xbox’s current sales:
- $50 off Xbox Series S
- Save up to 30% on select gaming accessories
- Save up to 67% on hundreds of digital games
- Save up to 50% on select games from Xbox Game Studios
- Save up to 70% on select PC digital games
Nintendo is also getting in the act by offering a special Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo Switch bundler for $299.99 plus, you can save up to $20 on select games.
Now Is Your Chance To Get In On VR Wave
Meta launched a Quest 2 bundle specifically for Black Friday that will allow you to get your hands on a 128GB model with two games, Beat Saber and Resident Evil 4, for $349.99.
Other Great Black Friday Deals
Are you looking for a Google Chromecast? Well, Walmart is selling a 4K Google Chromecast and it’s also paired with an Eleven from Stanger Things Funko Pop and only costs $29.
If you don’t want to keep the Funko Pop, you can stuff someone’s stocking with the collectible.
The price of Google’s Pixel Buds is going down. You can pick up a pair of all-white Google Pixel Buds for $64, which is $36 lower than the original asking price.
Logitech’s G435 wireless gaming headset typically will cost you $80, but right now, on Amazon, you can pick up pair for only $29.99.
Samsung Black Friday Deals
Have you been on the fence about getting one of Samsung’s foldable smartphones? Here is a chance to get your hands on one of the models.
Samsung has announced price cuts on select models of the Z Fold and Z Flip smartphones and its S22 flagship models.
You can also scoop wearables, laptops, tablets, and other accessories as part of the Korean tech giant’s Black Friday sale.
- Z Fold3: $600 off OR $250 off with The Freestyle on us (a $799.99 value / while supplies last)
- Z Fold4: $350 instant rebate with up to $1,000 enhanced trade-in
- Z Flip3: $175 instant rebate with up to $165 trade-in
- Z Flip4: $150 instant rebate with up to $600 enhanced trade-in
- S22 Ultra: $225 instant rebate with up to $600 enhanced trade-in
- S22 or S22+: $150 instant rebate with up to $500 enhanced trade-in
- S21 FE: $100 instant rebate with up to $350 enhanced trade-in
- Book2 Series: up to $500 instant rebate with up to $300 trade-in
- Tab S8 Series: up to $300 instant rebate with $500 enhanced eligible trade-in
- Watch5 Golf Edition: $100 off with up to $75 trade-in
- Watch5 Series: Up to $70 with up to $240 trade-in
- Watch4 or Watch4 Classic: up to $90 off
- Buds Live: $70 off
- Buds2: $50 off
- Buds2 Pro: $30 off
Happy shopping and happy Thanksgiving.
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