In fact, with so much attention being given to PS5 restocks throughout 2021, the PS4 has flown under the radar. Don't forget, the majority of high-profile games are still being released on the older system, and are often available for significantly less than on the console's next-gen counterpart.
While the PS4 debuted in 2013, it’s still proving itself capable of running some of the most graphically demanding titles around. Furthermore, unlike the PS5 we may see a range of price cuts among this year's Black Friday deals. If you’re on the hunt for a gaming console at a bargain price, then the PS4 really could be the system to keep an eye out for.
It’s not just the console itself that may see Black Friday discounts, a wide variety of the games and accessories are also expected to receive deep price cuts. With a library that spans eight years, there are hundreds of PS4 games worth checking out and many of them could be available in the sales event at lowest ever prices.
Whether you’re looking to getting into console gaming for the first time, picking up a second PS4 for a family member or friend, or just hoping to kit out your console with a load of new games and accessories, Black Friday PS4 deals should have something to offer you.
Black Friday PS4 deals 2021
Marvel's Avengers: was $39 now $14 @ Amazon
Step into the shoes of your favorite superpowered Avengers in this co-op action game. Play as Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, and more. Plus, with regular free content updates, you'll be playing this one for months.
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 packs together the base game and its three meaty expansions and gives them all a much-needed visual touchup. If you've not experienced this landmark RPG before then you've no excuse now.
The Last of Us Part II: was $39 now $19 @ Amazon
Return to the harsh and unforgiving world of The Last of Us in this sequel to one of the most critically acclaimed games of all time. As Ellie, you'll seek revenge against those who have wronged you in a brutal story of revenge.
Marvel's Spider-Man Game of the Year Edition: was $39 now $19 @ Amazon
Become Spider-Man in this best-selling PS4 exclusive title. Swing through the skies of NYC as Peter Parker, stopping sinister villains like the Vulture, Shocker, and Mr. Sinister. The Game of the Year Edition includes the base game and all three DLC chapters.
Final Fantasy VII Remake: was $59 now $24 @ Amazon
Remade from the ground up for PS4, Final Fantasy VII Remake is the classic RPG as you've never seen before. Step into the boots of mercenary for hire Cloud and help a team of rebels take down the nefarious Shinra Corp.
Riders Republic: was $59 now $24 @ Amazon
Riders Republic sets you loose in a massive open world and challenges you to compete in various extreme sports including mountain biking, snowboarding, skiing, and wing suiting. It's one of 2021's biggest pleasant surprises and is already $34 off at Amazon.
Hot Wheels Unleashed: was $49 now $24 @ Amazon
Hot Wheels Unleashed brings the micro racers to life, letting you race across plastic tracks at break-neck speeds in a wide variety of colorful vehicles. You can also create your own tracks and play with friends/family in party mode.
NBA 2K22: was $59 now $25 @ Amazon
NBA 2K22 brings your closer than ever to the court with an entire universe of basketball in your hands. With an extensive suite of single-player modes and the ever popular MyTEAM online mode, NBA 2K22 is ideal for ballers.
FIFA 22: was $59 now $37 @ Amazon
Powered by Football, FIFA 22 is the world's most popular sports game. Career mode has been revamped with a new Create-a-Club feature and FIFA Ultimate Team is just as much of a time sink as ever.
Sony DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment: was $19 now $9 @ Best Buy
Designed for those who take their gaming seriously, the DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment adds two programmable buttons to the back of your controller. This accessory is ideal for online shooters and is currently 50% off at Best Buy.
Astro A10 Gaming Headset: was $59 now $49 @ Amazon
Designed to withstand serious abuse, the lightweight yet rugged construction of the Astro A10 Gaming Headset is ideal for gamers who aren't the most careful with their accessories. Astro has also worked with developers to ensure the A10s always deliver stellar audio. These will work on both the PS4 and PS5.
WD_Black 2TB P10 Game Drive: was $89 now $79 @ Amazon
If you're finding your PS4's hard drive is getting a little too full, then this WD_Black 2TB P10 Game Drive is the ideal storage solution. It'll ensure you've always got plenty of additional space for installing dozens of games.
Marvel's Iron Man VR PlayStation Move Controller Bundle: was $168 now $145 @ Amazon
This package contains a pair of PlayStation Move controllers and Iron Man VR on PS4. You'll need the PSVR headset to use these, but the opportunity to fly around like Iron Man shouldn't be passed up.
Logitech G29 Racing Wheel: was $399 now $243 @ Amazon
Using this Logitech G29 Racing Wheel is the closest you can get to actual driving without needing to get behind the wheel of a vehicle. It offers dual-motor feedback and responsive pedals and is $173 off at Amazon.
Black Friday PS4 deals: What to expect in 2021
There’s no denying that the PS4 is entering its twilight years, but that doesn’t mean the console isn’t still worthy of a spot in your entertainment center. If you have a shelf to fill, the good news is we expect to see significant money off the machine this Black Friday.
In previous years the PS4 Slim has dropped down to just $200 with three included games, and even the 1TB model with up to three games has been available for around $400. We don’t necessarily expect the console to drop to an even lower price this year, but it’s likely there will be a range of tempting bundles available in the $200 ballpark.
The PS4 Pro on the other hand has generally maintained its price since its 2016 launch. Previous Black Friday sales have seen it bundled with a game and slashed by $50, but even this year the demand for the supped-up PS4 has outstripped supply. Last month Best Buy had a restock of the PS4 Pro that sold out in two minutes!
Unfortunately, the PS5 restock nightmare has started to impact the supply of the PS4. Many gamers frustrated at not being able to purchase a PS5 have instead opted for a PS4, which in turn is creating a stock shortage of PS4s. Because of this, the deals on PS4 consoles might not be quite as plentiful as in previous years.
What we can be very sure of is big money off a range of the best PS4 games. The console’s library is stuffed to bursting with must-play titles so Black Friday will be the ideal time to pick up enough new games to last you until next summer. Remember that the PS5 can play PS4 games as well, so next-gen console owners should also keep an eye on these deals.
PS4 accessories is another area that is almost guaranteed to be fruitful for deals. The usual suspects like headsets, extra controllers and streaming gear should all receive discounts. It’s also very likely that the PSVR headset will be on sale. The entry-level virtual reality device has dropped to as low as $200 before in previous Black Friday sales — expect a similar discount this year.
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