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Black Friday PS5 deals 2021

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Black Friday PS5 deals are actually a thing this year. Last year the PS5 had only just launched, so there weren't many discounts to be found. This year though, there are some proper Black Friday deals to enjoy, with many on the best PS5 games and best PS5 accessories

The big question will be how many retailers will have PS5 restock on the retail holiday. The omens are good, both Walmart and Sony Direct have held restocks already this week, plus Verizon has entered the restock game. We certainly expect to see more retailers drop PS5 stock over the Black Friday period. 

If you’re one of the fortunate few who have managed to secure a PS5 over the past year, then you won't want to miss the chance to fully kit out your console with the best Black Friday PS5 game deals and accessories. We're already seeing steep discounts on major games like Deathloop and Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Alternatively, if you're still on the hunt for a machine, then Black Friday PS5 deals could represent your best chance yet to obtain one before the holidays. And as the day has gone on, many of the deals have not sold out, meaning there's still time to buy in on some PS5 savings. 

Below you'll find the best Black Friday PS5 deals you can get now from Amazon to Walmart. Bear in mind, Black Friday deals will be ending soon, so be sure to head over to the best Cyber Monday deals for more bargains. 

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PS5 console

PS5: check stock @ Amazon

PS5: check stock @ Amazon
Sony's flagship gaming machine, the PS5 is one of the most in-demand tech products currently available. For good reason: this powerful console boasts 4K visuals, an innovative DualSense controller, and a 4K Blu-ray drive. There may be a PS5 restock on or around Black Friday. 

PS5 Digital: check stock @ Amazon

PS5 Digital: check stock @ Amazon
The PS5 Digital console lacks a 4K UHD Blu-ray disc drive. As a result, it's slightly thinner than its counterpart. It also sells for $399 ($100 less) and includes a PS5 DualSense controller. It's currently out of stock, but that could change in the coming days. 

PS5 games

Marvel's Avengers: was $39 now $14 @ Amazon

Marvel's Avengers: was $39 now $14 @ Amazon
Marvel's Avengers has dropped to just $14 at Amazon. Now is the perfect time to buy as the PlayStation exclusive Spider-Man DLC is dropping on November 30 as a free download. This sale is on the PS4 version but comes with a free upgrade to the PS5 version. 

Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Special Edition: was $49 now $16 @ Walmart

Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Special Edition: was $49 now $16 @ Walmart
There's never been a better time to return to the land of Skyrim (or perhaps visit for the first time). This Special Edition of the game is technically a PS4 release but comes with a free PS5 upgrade. This edition can also be further upgraded to the Anniversary Edtion for an extra $20

Deathloop: was $59 now $24 @ GameStop

Deathloop: was $59 now $24 @ GameStop
Deathloop is one of the best PS5 games to come out in 2021. In it, you play as Colt Vahn, a man stuck on an island full of assassins that resets every morning. It's up to you to figure out a way to break the loop. 

Spider-Man: Miles Morales: was $49 now $29 @ Walmart

Spider-Man: Miles Morales: was $49 now $29 @ Walmart
This follow-up to Marvel's Spider-Man on PS4 follows the rise of Miles Morales, the next hero to take on the title of Spider-Man after Peter Parker. The expanded storyline and great gameplay returning from the first game means playing this a must if you enjoyed the original.

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order: was $39 now $14 @ Best Buy

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order: was $39 now $14 @ Best Buy
Set in between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order casts you as a young Jedi Padawan looking to evade the empire. This single-player action-adventure game blends cinematic gameplay with rich storytelling. 

Far Cry 6: was $59 now $35 @ Amazon

Far Cry 6: was $59 now $35 @ Amazon
As freedom fighter Dani Rojas you must lead a modern-day guerrilla revolution to liberate the island of Yara from the oppression of ruthless dictator Anton Castillo. Far Cry 6 is another bombastic instalment in the beloved series and it's currently $20 off at Amazon.  

Assassin's Creed Valhalla: was $59 now $19 @ Amazon

Assassin's Creed Valhalla: was $59 now $19 @ Amazon
Become a medieval Viking and conquer all of England in the massive open-world RPG. With hundreds of hours of content in the base game alone, you'll probably still be playing this one by Black Friday 2022. 

Riders Republic: was $59 now $24 @ Amazon

Riders Republic: was $59 now $24 @ Amazon
Offering a massive open world for you to explore on a bike, snowboard, skis, wingsuit, or rocket-powered jetpack, Riders Republic is one of the most content-rich extreme sports games ever made. The lengthy career mode is supplemented by a host of online modes including chaotic 64-player Mass Races.  

Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart: was $69 now $49 @ Amazon

Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart: was $69 now $49 @ Amazon
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart sees PlayStation's iconic intergalactic mascots go on their wildest adventure yet. Both Ratchet and Clank are playable, as well as a brand new character, Rivet. The game plays in gorgeous 4K at 60 fps thanks to the power of the PS5, and really takes advantage of the console's full capabilities. 

Battlefield 2042: was $69 now $47 @ Amazon

Battlefield 2042: was $69 now $47 @ Amazon
In Battlefield 2042 on PS5, players can compete in giant battles with up to 128 concurrent players. Maps are massive and weapons are varied. Our review of 2042 gave the game average marks, praising it for its scale, but criticizing its unsatisfying shooting. 

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade: was $69 now $44 @ Amazon

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade: was $69 now $44 @ Amazon
Final Fantasy VII Remake brings the iconic JRPG to a whole new generation of players, and the PS5 exclusive Intergrade edition adds a whole new DLC chapter where you can play as fan-favorite character Yuffie. 

Scarlet Nexus: was $49 now $24 @ GameStop

Scarlet Nexus: was $49 now $24 @ GameStop
Scarlet Nexus is a thrilling futuristic JRPG, with a good balance between gameplay and story (something many others can't claim to have.) The combat is satisfying, and the diverging storyline based on the character you choose to play as makes for good replay value.

Aliens Fireteam Elite: was $39 now $24 @ Amazon

Aliens Fireteam Elite: was $39 now $24 @ Amazon
Set in the iconic Alien universe, Aliens Fireteam Elite tasks you and up to two friends to survive against a horde of aggressive Xenomorphs. Offering a rich story and plenty of replayability, this is a bug hunt worth taking. 

Sackboy A Big Adventure: was $59 now $29 @ Amazon

Sackboy A Big Adventure: was $59 now $29 @ Amazon
Everyone's favorite stuffed and stitched PlayStation mascot is embarking on another grand adventure. Sackboy A Big Adventure can be played fully in co-op and is an excellent pick up for the young'uns. 

Demon's Souls: was $69 now $39 @ Amazon

Demon's Souls: was $69 now $39 @ Amazon
Demon's Souls was one of the first games on PS5, and it's still one of the best. In this ultra-difficult action/RPG, you'll create a character and set out to conquer the deadly dungeons and towering bosses of Boletaria. You may have already played this game on the PS3, but the remake is much smoother.

PS5 accessories

PlayStation Plus 12 Month Membership: was $59 now $39 @ Amazon

PlayStation Plus 12 Month Membership: was $59 now $39 @ Amazon
If you're planning on taking your PlayStation console online you'll need a PlayStation Plus subscription. For Black Friday, a 12-month membership is $20 off. Alongside access to online play, you'll also get a monthly selection of games, exclusive discounts and cloud storage capabilities.  

Razer Kraken: was $79 now $39 @ Amazon

Razer Kraken: was $79 now $39 @ Amazon
One of the most popular gaming headsets on the market, the Razer Kraken is a solid mid-range pick. It offers 7.1 sound, a comfortable design for hours of play, and built-in analog audio controls for quickly adjusting the volume. It's also compatible with more than just the PS5, so if you own an Xbox or gaming PC, it's a great all-rounder. 

SteelSeries Arctis 7: was $149 now $121 @ Best Buy

SteelSeries Arctis 7: was $149 now $121 @ Best Buy
The original SteelSeries Arctis 7 may now have been superseded by the Arctis 7P, but that isn't reduced this Black Friday (yet) — whereas the 7 is currently $28 off at Best Buy. As we said in our review, it's one of the best PS5 wireless headsets, with great sound and a comfortable fit.

WD_Black 5TB P10 Game Drive HDD: was $149 now $109 @ Amazon

WD_Black 5TB P10 Game Drive HDD: was $149 now $109 @ Amazon
If you have a sizeable game collection then this 5TB Game Drive from WD_Black is the ideal drive for you. It's an HDD so transfer speeds can be a little sluggish, but for $99 it's a good deal on a solid drive. 

WD_Black 500GB SN850 NVMe SSD w/ Heatsink: was $199 now $147 @ Amazon

WD_Black 500GB SN850 NVMe SSD w/ Heatsink: was $199 now $147 @ Amazon
If you want to increase your PS5's internal storage, then the WD_Black SN850 SSD is the perfect drive for you. It hits all of Sony's required technical benchmarks and this model comes with a recommended heatsink preinstalled. The 500GB model is currently $60 off at Amazon, this is the lowest price we've seen for weeks. 

LG OLED48C1

LG 48" C1 OLED: was $1,299 now $1,096 @ Amazon
LG's smallest C1 OLED is one of the best TVs for PS5 gaming. With support of 120 fps gaming, Dolby Vision IQ, Dolby Atmos sound, HDMI 2.1, and Nvidia G-Sync. it all adds up to a killer gaming display. 

LG 43" UP7000 4K smart TV: was $379 now $329 @ Best Buy

LG 43" UP7000 4K smart TV: was $379 now $329 @ Best Buy
Get one of LG's most affordable 4K smart TVs for less. The LG UP7000 Series LED 4K UHD Smart webOS TV gives you all of the features of webOS 6.0, along with Game Optimizer and Filmmaker Mode, along with built-in Google and Alexa voice assistants.

Sony 48" Master Series A9S: was $1,499 now $1,198 @ Amazon

Sony 48" Master Series A9S: was $1,499 now $1,198 @ Amazon
Get a gorgeous and compact Sony OLED with the 48-inch Master Series A9S Android TV. This 2020 model puts incredible picture quality into a size that's perfect for smaller rooms and gaming setups, but still delivers plenty of smarts, with Google Assistant and Chromecast built in.

Black Friday PS5 deals: What to expect in 2021

PS5 updates

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The PS5 launched in November of 2020. Unfortunately, finding it in stock still remains extremely challenging. For that reason, the chances of a discount on the system itself seem very remote. 

Some retailers may offer bundles that package the PS5 with specific games or accessories. However, the bundles we've seen over the course of 2021 haven't offered any savings. Instead, they cost the usual price of all the products included in the bundle combined. We don't expect retailers like GameStop to change this practice in time for Black Friday.

Unfortunately, some retailers are also using the demand surrounding the PS5 and the interest in Black Friday deals to essentially scalp the console. Take this bundle from QVC which packages together the console, two ancient PS4 games, a backpack, and a nondescript voucher for $1,119. This is one Black Friday PS5 deal you should definitely avoid. 

PS5 DualSense controller

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So while the PS5 itself probably won't see a price cut this Black Friday, we do expect plenty of PS5-related items to be available at a discount. PS5 games are the obvious candidates and some of the year's best titles like Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, Returnal, Resident Evil: Village, and Deathloop will almost certainly be heavily reduced at several retailers, like Amazon and Best Buy. 

PS5 accessories will also enjoy several discounts. Even official Sony PS5 accessories like the Pulse 3D headset have seen money knocked off throughout the year, so they could hit an all-time low price for Black Friday. Could the DualSense controller get its first sizeable reduction as well? 

Now that the latest PS5 system update has granted console owners the ability to upgrade the machine's internal storage we may see discounts on PS5-compatible SSDs. Plus, sales on the best PS5 external hard drives that can be used to store next-gen games and play PS4 games. 

Black Friday will also be an ideal time to upgrade your home entertainment setup and score one of the best 4K TVs. These will make anything you play on PS5 look absolutely glorious.

Will the PS5 be discounted for Black Friday?

Considering that Sony and its retail partners can't fulfill the overwhelming demand for the $499 console and its $399 digital edition, the odds of a sale on either machine are highly unlikely. Frankly, for the past 12 months just being able to buy the console at its retail price has been considered a bargain when the alternative is paying over the retail price on a resale site. Black Friday PS5 deals will offer some excellent savings on PS5 games and accessories but the console itself is going to retain its full price for a good while yet.

Will there be a PS5 restock on Black Friday?

The odds of a PS5 restock over the course of the Black Friday weekend seem fairly high. Last year retailers like Walmart, Best Buy, and GameStop all had a restock to mark the sales event, and earlier this year Amazon held a drop to celebrate Prime Day. Don't be surprised if retailers use the allure of a PS5 restock to draw thousands of customers to their online stores over the Black Friday period. 

At least one retailer has confirmed it will have a PS5 restock the week of Black Friday. As part of Walmart Black Friday deals, the mega-retailer will be holding a PS5 restock on Monday, November 22. Alongside this, we also expect other retailers to hold stock drops over the sales period. 

Unfortunately, often retailers hold PS5 restocks with no prior warning. At the very least we expect to hear some whispers in the next few days leading up to the sales event. Watch this space for updates. 

In the meantime, we have a range of PS5 buying advice that can help you score a console before the holidays. Plus, it's worth becoming a Prime member as Amazon is now offering early access to restocks for premium subscribers. Also, bookmark our PS5 restock guide which is updated daily with the latest restock information as we get it.  

Rory is a staff writer at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics including tech news, deals, gaming, streaming and more. When he’s not writing hot takes on the latest gaming hardware and streaming shows, he can be found watching a borderline unhealthy amount of movies and being thoroughly disappointed by his terrible football team.