If you’re on the hunt for Black Friday video game deals, there are certainly plenty to be found — if you know where and what to look for.
Although consoles have been plagued by supply and stocking issues, video games are still relatively easy to find. If you’re one of the lucky people who already has the console(s) you want, there are of course lots of great discounts to be found on games and accessories. So we're rounding up the best early Black Friday deals you can get on some of today's top titles.
Top 5 Black Friday video game deals right now
- Super Mario Odyssey: was $49 now $35 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
- Xbox Elite Series 2 controller: was $179 now $169 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
- Ring Fit Adventure: was $79 now $54 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
- Charging Station for DualSense Controllers: was $54 now $29 @ Target (opens in new tab)
- Nintendo Switch Pro Controller: was $70 now $52 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
Black Friday video game deals — best early sales
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: was $59 now $38 @ PlayStation store (opens in new tab)
This stellar new take on Guardians of the Galaxy just came out in October, and it's already on sale for a great discount. You can get the digital edition for PS4 & PS5 for just $38 on the PlayStation store. Don't have a PS5 yet? You can still get a physical copy of the game on PS4 for just $26 right now on Amazon (opens in new tab).
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order: was $39 now $14 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
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.
Scarlet Nexus: was $49 now $24 @ Target (opens in new tab)
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 (opens in new tab)
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.
Madden NFL 22: was $69 now $34 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Dominate on the field and bring Super Bowl glory to your favorite team in Madden NFL 22. With a revamped Franchise mode and enhanced gameplay, this is the closest the series has ever been to recreating the true feeling of gameday.
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade: was $69 now $44 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
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.
Far Cry 6: was $59 now $35 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
In this game, you'll play as Dani Rojas as you explore the nation of Yara, leading a revolution to take back the land from dictator Anton Castillo. The diverse arsenal of weaponry and customisation options make this entry in the Far Cry series stand out.
Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut: was $69 now $40 @ Playstation Store (opens in new tab)
As Jin Saki you must put your Samurai code aside and become the feared Ghost in an effort to take back the island of Tsushima from the invading Mongol army. The Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut includes the full base game and the Iki Island DLC.
Marvel's Avengers: was $39 now $14 @ Amazon
(opens in new tab)Fresh off its largest-ever content drop this summer, with the free War for Wakanda DLC, now is the perfect time to jump into Marvel's Avengers. Play as your favorite comic book heroes and team up with friends in three-player co-op.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: was $39 now $19 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Marvel’s Spider-Man is the best game ever to feature the titular web-slinger, and one of the best games around period. This is one of those experiences that will stick with you — the beautiful visuals combined with the great story mean this game’s open world version of New York City is a joy to traverse.
Nintendo Switch Games
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: was $59 now $26 @ GameStop (opens in new tab)
Breath of the Wild is one of the best and most popular games on Switch, so good sales don't come around too often. Luckily right now, GameStop has the game for an amazing price of just $26. If this GameStop deal sells out, Amazon (opens in new tab) also has it on sale for $35.
Super Mario Odyssey: was $49 now $35 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
This is one of the best deals we've seen for Mario Odyssey, one of the best games on Switch — make sure to act fast, as a deal like this won't be around long. You'll jump, spin and capture your way across the whole Mushroom Kingdom in this awesome platformer.
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection: was $45 now $29 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Released to celebrate 30 years of the iconic fighting series, this anniversary collection packages together 12 classic Street Fighter titles. Games included span from the very first game through to Street Fighter III. It's the ideal collection for fans of the franchise both new and old.
Trials of Mana: was $49 now $31 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Trials of Mana makes a return on Nintendo Switch in this shiny new 3D remake. Although it's the third game in the Mana series, each title is standalone and playing this one first won't leave you feeling confused. The best thing about this already great RPG is the fact that the characters you choose to make up your adventuring party will greatly change the way the story plays out.
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: was $39 now $19 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Step into the plastic shoes of over 100 Marvel heroes in this family-friendly adventure. Play as the Avengers, the X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, Fantastic Four and more in an original comic-book-inspired tale. Plus, there are hundreds of items to collect in an open-world NYC hub area.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze: was $59 now $43 @ Target (opens in new tab)
If you skipped this game when it released on Wii U, you missed out on playing one of the most fun and challenging 2D platformers on a Nintendo console. Plus, if the difficulty of this game was what made you pass on it back in 2014, the “funky mode” advertised on the box is a new addition for the Switch port that makes the game a little easier for beginners. Target (opens in new tab) and Walmart (opens in new tab) currently have the physical edition of the game for $16 off.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: was $59 now $28 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This delightful and surprisingly deep strategy game is one every Switch owner should play. Kingdom Battle stays true to both franchises and mashes together Mario's colorful worlds and the Rabbids' potty humor.
Resident Evil Triple Pack: was $59 now $39 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Play three of the most action-packed games from the Resident Evil universe with this Resident Evil Triple Pack. It includes Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 5, and Resident Evil 6, complete with all DLC modes, costumes and expansions.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: was $56 now $49 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is one of the most popular Switch games available. This means any form of discount is rare, but courtesy of Amazon you can currently get this must-have family-friendly hit at a fraction of its normal cost.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury: was $59 now $50 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury packages together the original Wii U platformer with a brand new Mario experience. It's a collection with dozens of hours of platforming fun, and it's just $49 at Walmart. Just add it to your cart to see the discount.
Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu: was $59 now $49 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
Put simply, the Pokémon Let’s Go games are some of the most charming and fun in the franchise. Designed to help players transition from the Pokémon Go mobile app to the main series, the game does away with the series’ usual catching and battling mechanic. Pokémon roam the map freely, allowing you to encounter them at your own pace. Whether you’re a new player or an old Pokémon fan looking for something a little different, Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu is a great buy.
Call of Duty Vanguard: was $69 now $54 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Call of Duty: Vanguard is a strong entry in the series, with an engrossing campaign along with great visuals and music. It's packed with content, making it a great purchase if you're a fan of the series. You can get it for $15 cheaper than usual right now on Amazon.
Riders Republic: was $59 now $25 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
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.
Far Cry 6: was $59 now $35 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The nation of Yara is being ruled over by a cruel dictator named Anton Castillo, and it's your job to overthrow the tyrant. Using an arsenal of patched-together weapons you'll lead a guerrilla revolution and take back your homeland.
Immortals Fenyx Rising (digital): was $59 now $39 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Step into a world of gods and monsters in Immortals Fenyx Rising. In this open-world adventure, you play Fenyx a being with the ability to wield the power of the gods and must fight mythological beasts in order to save the world.
Mortal Kombat 11: was $59 now $29 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
We rank Mortal Kombat 11 as the best installment of the series yet — it’s content-rich with amazing graphics and presentation, and the story mode means it’s great fun whether or not you have friends around to play with. Whether you’re new to the series or a long-time fan, you won’t be disappointed with Mortal Kombat 11.
Control Ultimate Edition: was $39 now $17 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Control Ultimate Edition bundles together the base game with its two DLC expansions, "The Foundation" and "AWE", for the complete Control experience. Play as a superhero heroine on a mission to uncover the secrets of The Old House.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla: was $59 now $19 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Step into the shoes of a Viking chief leading his clan on a siege of England. Explore a massive open world with more than a hundred hours of content in the latest installment in the hugely popular Assassin's Creed series.
Watch Dogs Legion: was $59 now $14 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Take back London from the oppression forces of Albion who have turned the city into a surveillance dystopia. Recruit anyone you meet on the street to join your band of resistance fighters, each with their own backstory and unique skill set.
Ring Fit Adventure: was $79 now $54 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
The hard-to-find Ring Fit Adventure is in stock and on sale at Walmart. (Add it to your cart to see the discounted price). The Ring Fit Adventure is a fun peripheral for Switch owners who want to burn some calories while playing games.
PlayStation HD Camera: was $59 now $55 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you're looking for the perfect webcam for your PS5 setup, you've found it. Sony's camera can capture your reaction to some of the best PS5 titles in smooth 1080p Full HD quality. Whether you're recording or going live on Twitch, you can do so effortlessly by simply tapping the create button on your DualSense controller.
Charging Station for DualSense Controllers: was $54 now $29 @ Target (opens in new tab)
Ensure your DualSense controllers always have juice when you need them with this third-party charging dock. It can charge two controllers at once and has built-in safety features to prevent your pads from overcharging or overheating.
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller: was $70 now $59 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
The Switch Pro Controller matches the Joy-Cons with motion controls, HD rumble, and Amiibo support, but its more ergonomic design gives you better grips that help you stay comfy during extended gameplay. Add it to your cart to see the discounted price, which is one of the best Switch deals around.
Xbox Elite Series 2 controller: was $179 now $169 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Xbox Elite Series 2 controller is one of the most premium pads on the market and it's currently on sale. It'll allow you to play like a pro with interchangeable thumbsticks and back paddles. Plus, a 40-hour rechargeable battery will keep you gaming for longer.
Black Friday video game deals — what to expect
As previously mentioned, it’s unlikely that there will be any discounts to be found on consoles this year due to the issues in getting supply out to retailers. As it stands, just getting a PS5 or Xbox Series X for retail price feels like a bargain as the only alternative is paying a premium from resellers.
For example, last year GameStop offered a Nintendo Switch bundle for $299 where you got the console with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and 3 months of Nintendo Switch Online membership, which was a great deal. Compare this to the side of Microsoft and Sony’s consoles — where all they could promise was having two of each console in stock in stores. The stock situation unfortunately hasn’t gotten much better since then, but all the same, do keep your eyes open for bundles in case they pop up.
If you’re looking for games and accessories, keep your eye on Amazon and GameStop. Being the biggest retailers, they tend to have the best sales. We also recommend looking at other retailers, such as Target — their prices can end up beating out the competition, especially for companies like Nintendo where price drops are more rare.