Skip to main content

Best Black Friday Gaming Deals in 2019

Black Friday Gaming Deals
(Image credit: Tom's Guide)

Don't splurge on that new game or console just yet. Retailers will launch their Black Friday deals in just a matter of weeks, and as we've seen every holiday season, you should expect tons of gaming deals on consoles, games, and accessories. In fact, Amazon already has a solid bundle on the new Switch and eBay just kicked off a 72-hour Black Friday preview for gamers.

Black Friday 2019 will mark the last holiday shopping season before the PS5 and Xbox Project Scarlett arrive next year, so we're expecting some of the best PS4 deals and Xbox One deals yet. Plus, there's even a chance the new Nintendo Switch Lite may see a modest price cut. (It's already dropped to $170 twice since its debut). 

Black Friday Gaming deals to watch out for

Both the PS4 and Xbox One have dropped as low as $180 to $200 during previous Black Fridays. For Black Friday 2019, we expect that number to go even lower. 

Likewise, you should expect some solid savings on the $499 Xbox One X and $399 PS4 Pro, both of which we've seen drop between $300 and $350 during previous Black Friday gaming sales. (The PS4 Pro hit an all-time low of $305 just a few days ago). 

If you're holding out for Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals, know that the console will likely hit $239 again as it did last year. Retailers also typically throw in a free $35 eShop gift card with Switch purchases during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday season, and we expect similar promotions to return this year. 

Good news for fans of the new $199 Nintendo Switch Lite. The handheld hit $169 twice in September at Rakuten. We expect to see this price again on Black Friday, but keep in mind it may sell out fast.  

Naturally, you should also expect big discounts on some of the hottest new AAA games. We've seen new fall releases drop to as low as half price during Black Friday gaming sales at major retailers such as Amazon and Best Buy as well as digital store fronts, so if you haven't picked up titles such as Control, Gears 5 and Borderlands 3 yet, you might want to wait. However, you should know that first-party Nintendo games rarely go on sale, so you might as well pick up that copy of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening now.

Finally, look forward to lots of Black Friday PC gaming sales. We've seen huge discounts on top gaming PCs, laptops, components and peripherals during previous Black Friday periods, so you might want to wait if you're looking to upgrade your rig.

Black Friday Gaming Deals You Can Buy Now

Nintendo Switch w/ Ematic Controller: was $326 now $299
The new Nintendo Switch sports better battery life than its predecessor. Walmart has the new console bundled with an Ematic Wireless Controller for $299, which saves you $27.  View Deal

MS Xbox Wireless Controller: was $59 now $39 @ Walmart
Expand your wireless range and enjoy hours of comfortable gameplay with the Xbox One Wireless Controller. It works with the Xbox One X, Xbox One S, Xbox One, and Windows 10. For a limited time, you can snag one for $20 off. View Deal

PowerA PS4 Charging Station: was $25 now $18 @ Walmart 
The PowerA PS4 Charging Station charges two controllers at once, so you'll never run out of power during gaming sessions. It's a must for gamers looking to save space, time, and money. View Deal