The first official Black Friday 2023 deals have already begun (deals are live November 17-27, official Black Friday is November 24) and PlayStation fans can seize some incredible savings during this holiday sales season. The Spider-Man 2 and Call of Duty bundles are by far the most popular Black Friday deals so far this shopping season. These cost $499.99, so you’re getting a free game, but are also very popular so we recommend securing one ASAP if you’re interested. PS Plus members can also now upgrade to Extra or Premium for 25/30% off right now, DualSense controllers are down to $49, and there’s a bunch of great deals on PS5 games like Final Fantasy 16 and Assassin’s Creed Mirage as well. Check out everything just below or follow @IGNDeals for even more Black Friday PS5 updates.
TL;DR – Best PS5 Black Friday Deals
PS5 Early Black Friday Game Deals
PS5 video game deals are finally here, and we’re even getting some incredible discounts on first party PS5 games right now. This includes deals on God of War Ragnarok, The Last of Us Part 1, and many more. You can expect to see even more of these deals get price matched across various retailers in the coming days, but for now you can find most of the best deals at Amazon and Best Buy. These are likely the best deals we are getting as well, and Black Friday PlayStation sales are officially running from November 17-27. So, go nuts, these are the top deals!
Best PS5 Black Friday Deals: PS5 Slim Bundles + Free Game
Sony has whipped up a slim version of the PS5 console, but it’s been selling out almost as fast as the listings go up at online retailers (see here at Amazon) If you’re looking to scoop up a PlayStation 5 Slim, you’ve come to the right place. Stock levels have been a little uneasy with these so far, so stay tuned if you aren’t successful on the Spider-Man 2 bundle this time.
PS5 Slim – Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Bundle
Have no fear if these sell out, however, as another alternate PS5 slim deal is also now available and includes Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 at no extra cost. Heads up, as well, the slim’s new optional PS5 disc drive needs to connect to the internet to pair it to a console. It also comes with 1TB storage — up from 825GB in the original versions of the console.
Not bad if you’re in the market for a PS5 anyway. We advise you to stay connected with our social media channels @IGNDeals to stay updated on even more potential PS5 disc or digital deals — there could be another big deal or bundle to check out soon.
DualSense Controllers Are Down to $49 (Save Up to $25)
Opting for controllers like the Volcanic Red, Cobalt Blue, Galactic Purple or Gray Camo is your best bet as these are some of the most popular, tend to sell out during sale events, and cost the most at $74.99 MSRP — so buying at the $49 Black Friday offer will maximize your savings.
The DualSense color variants we listed above have also been incredibly popular since the deal went live, so they are at risk of selling out before we even get to the core Black Friday event in a few weeks; consider making your purchase soon to avoid disappointment. The standard discounted price for the PlayStation gamepad has consistently been in the range of $50, making this a compelling option for holiday shopping or as a thoughtful gift for the PlayStation enthusiast in your life.
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PlayStation Plus Memberships: Save Up to 30% Right Now
Sony confirmed that PS Plus will be on sale over Black Friday for new and current members, and that deal is now live. New members joining PS Plus can get up to 30% off 12-months of PS Plus Essential, Extra, or Premium. While current members can get 25% off upgrading their membership to Extra, or 30% off upgrades to Premium. These discounts will last from November 17 until after Cyber Monday on November 27.
Black Friday: PS5 SSD Deals
Black Friday storage deals include PS5 compatible SSDs and hard drives. You’ll want to stick with a high-speed SSD for your boot drive (or for your PS5) and a cheaper-per-TB traditional hard drive to max out your storage.
Logitech G29 Driving Force Racing Wheel (PS5, PS4, PC) for Just $200
This is one of the best racing wheels around, and it’s dropped to just $199.99 in the Black Friday sales at Amazon. That’s $100 off the MSRP — what a deal!
$100 Off the Sony PSVR2 Horizon Call of the Mountain Bundle
There’s nothing quite like playing a game in virtual reality. The immersiveness is jaw-dropping. And right now for Black Friday, Dell is running a deal that saves you $100 off the PSVR2 Horizon bundle. So you get a futuristic headset, controllers, and a great game, all for $499.99.
PS5 Console Covers: Early Deals at PS Direct and Dbrand
If you’re not interested in picking up the new PS5 slim model and instead just want to invest in a tasty set of PS5 console cover faceplates, then we’ve already got some great deals for you to consider. PS Direct has discounted its range of official covers, down to $44.99, while dbrand has dropped its rival Darkplates 2.0 to $59.05. For those wondering, dbrand is also working on PS5 slim varients of the Darkplates, and you can sign up for update emails here.
Where to Find PS5 Deals on Black Friday
Otherwise, throughout the holiday shopping season, if you’re on the lookout for PlayStation games, you can expect to uncover enticing deals at retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and similar stores. The same holds true for PlayStation accessories, including headsets and controllers, which are likely to see widespread discounts at these familiar retail destinations.
The Best Buy Black Friday sale, Walmart Black Friday, Amazon Black Friday sales are now live, with Walmart and Amazon expected to pop off with even more offers next week as well. If you’re interested in our predictions for Switch, you can check out what to expect from Nintendo this Black Friday.
Best PlayStation and PS5 Holiday Gift Ideas for 2023
As we near the end of the year — and more importantly, the holiday season — there’s no better time to start looking at gifts for the PlayStation fan in your life (especially with all Black Friday deals to consider). Whether it’s brand-new games, apparel, or collectibles and toys, we’ve scoured the internet for what is sure to be the most popular gifts this season, so check out the many great PlayStation gift recommendations below to make your shopping this year a breeze.
PS5 Black Friday Shopping Tips
Many of these tips are applicable no matter what you’re shopping for on Black Friday.
- Plan Your Spending – It’s important to acknowledge that many of us have substantial video game backlogs. Just because you spot a game you desire on sale, doesn’t mean you should rush to buy it. Set a budget and stick to it. Only invest in games you genuinely intend to play in the near future.
- Create a Wishlist – A practical approach to keep your Black Friday spending in check is by crafting a wishlist of games or items you’re interested in purchasing, and then adhere to it. Resist the temptation of deals that don’t align with the items you would have bought otherwise.
- Compare Prices – It’s not uncommon to be enticed by what seems like an excellent Black Friday deal (for instance, The Last of Us Part 1 for $39.99). However, it’s wise to double-check by looking at other popular retailers to see if they offer a matching or even better sale price before hitting the buy button.
- Act Swiftly on Exceptional Deals – When you stumble upon a truly remarkable deal on a PlayStation game or accessory, don’t hesitate. Retailers have limited stock, and the best deals are likely to sell out before Black Friday concludes. Seize the fantastic deals promptly.
- But, Don’t Worry if You Miss Out – If you attempt to purchase an outstanding deal and discover that it’s sold out, don’t be disheartened. Often, the very same Black Friday deal may resurface on Cyber Monday. And even if it doesn’t, the next Prime Day will arrive sooner than you think.
Robert Anderson is a deals expert and Commerce Editor for IGN. You can follow him @robertliam21 on Twitter.