Ready, Player One — Black Friday 2019 started last Friday and, as such, so have its annual avalanche of gaming deals, including bundle discounts on the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X that will hopefully last all weekend.
The digital world is once again inundated with offers on the PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and every console-toting games bundle in between.
Whether you’re in the market for a Christmas gift that will keep your child smiling through the new year or you’re simply looking to expand your own PC and video games arsenal, it’s time to get your game-face on.
Here are some of the very best gaming deals available now in the Black Friday 2019 sales.
1. Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Labo Kit
As part of Nintendo’s inclusive Black Friday bonanza, you can get your hands on a Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Labo Kit of choice with savings of up to £69.99. Your choice is between the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Variety Kit, Vehicle Kit or Robot Kit (all of which make brilliant gifts for creative kids), but if you’d prefer to package the console with a game and case, the Nintendo site also has a ‘build your own bundle’ feature – including the brand-new Pokemon Sword and Shield.
If you’re looking to bulk buy the console with some great games, alternatively, Very’s Nintendo Switch Black Friday bundle comes with LEGO Movie 2, LEGO DC Super Villains and LEGO Worlds (was £369.99, now £329.99).
2. Sony Xperia 5 with Free FIFA 20 PS4 Bundle
Where value for money is considered, this might just be the best Black Friday deal of them all. With a saving of £648 (yes, really!), this monthly phone contract not only affords customers the superb Sony Xperia 5 (a sleek little smartphone with a powerful triple lens camera), but unlimited data and texts plus a free PS4 bundled with the brand-new FIFA 20.
3. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare PS4 Pro Bundle
Amazon have released a number of console bundles over the last few days, but this particular PS4 Pro package offers the best value for money. Sold separately, the brilliant Call of Duty: Modern Warfare can cost up to £59.99 meaning you’re getting it practically free in this bundle. Did someone say Christmas gift?
4. Xbox One S 1TB All Digital Console Fortnite & 2 Game Bundle
Featuring Minecraft, Sea of Thieves and Fortnite, this Xbox One bundle is the perfect starter pack for new gamers who are looking to take a digital approach. All titles can be instantly downloaded, so there’s no need to worry about finding a home for discs, and you can continue where you last finished by signing into any Xbox One console.
5. WD _BLACK P10 Game Drive – 2 TB
If you’re looking to free up space for new games on your console or computer, this Black Friday deal could be for you. The WD_Black P10 is compatible with PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, Windows and Mac, and can hold 2 TB worth of games, enabling you to safely keep hold of your favourites.
6. Oculus Rift S Virtual Reality Headset and Touch Controllers
If VR gaming has piqued your interest, the time is night to get your hands on an Oculus Rift at a discount. The Rift S is among the best virtual reality headsets money can buy and is arguably the most comfortable of them all. For an even cheaper option, John Lewis have also reduced the Oculus Go by £50 this Black Friday.
Though it is rare to find great deals on VR during Black Friday, Argos have also knocked £100 off the HTC Vive Cosmos VR Headset with 6 months of Viveport Infinity.
7. Limited Edition Gears 5 Xbox One X
While you don’t need to be a Gears 5 superfan to see the beauty in this limited-editon games console, it certainly doesn’t hurt. With a massive £150 off, this console and controller (both with a Crimson Omen design) even comes with a full game download of Gears 5: Ultimate Edition, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition and Gears of War 2, 3 and 4. An absolute steal.
8. Borderlands 3 (Xbox and PS4)
Though the game was released just two months ago, Game are offering a major and rare discount on everyone’s favourite multi-planetary shooter-looter. The beloved game’s new worlds have delighted critics and gamers alike, awarding its creators a number of ‘best game’ nominations already.
Other great Black Friday video game deals for Xbox and PS4 include Red Dead Redemption 2 + 25 Gold Bars (was £42.95, now £27.99), NBA 2K20 (was £45.99, now £29.99), and the brand-new FIFA 20 (down from £49.99 to £39.99).
9. X-Rocker Esports Pro Gaming Chair
This super-comfortable gaming chair is a new generation of one of our all-time favourite gaming chairs. With a 2.1 audio system mounted in the headrest, it’s a dream for esports, first-person shooters, and any game that would benefit from full sensory immersion. All you have to do is plug it into your console via a TV headphone socket.
10. Razer BlackWidow Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
This slim, sleek keyboard is the perfect addition to your gaming set up, with its customisable keys helping you to easily and quickly adjust your entertainment. You can also adjust the Chroma RGB backlighting according to your mood and sync the keyboard to other Razer accessories.
11. Asus TUF FX705DT-AU071T Gaming Laptop
You can save £200 on this 5 star-rated gaming laptop today and, as far as we’re concerned, that’s as good an excuse as any to treat yourself to a couple of new games with the savings. How else could you possible take advantage of the laptop’s AMD Ryzen 7 processor, 8GB RAM, 17.3-inch Full HD display and GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card, anyway?
12. Xbox One X with Jedi Fallen Order and Now TV Bundle
Game’s retail competitors will find it hard to beat this 1TB Xbox One X bundle with Jedi Fallen Order, one month of Xbox Live Gold, one month of EA Access Plus, and two months of NOW TV. Not to mention a their own PS4 and Call of Duty bundle. With the final Skywalker saga hitting cinemas in just a few weeks, however, the Jedi Fallen Order bundle wins our vote.
13. Sony PS4 500GB Console & FIFA 20 Bundle
For those who love football games, this PS4 bundle features a neat-looking Jet Black console, matching wireless controller and EA Sports FIFA 20 game. The console also features a 500GB hard drive, providing players with enough storage space to enjoy all their favourite games.