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Black Friday gaming deals LIVE for Nintendo Switch, PS5 and Xbox Series X

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Black Friday gaming deals are already underway, even if the big day is still days away. We’ve been seeing gaming deals crop up all week, with more breaking cover every hour. We’ve seen steep discounts on Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch OLED, and, well, not on the PS5 itself yet, but PS5 SSDs are down to the lowest price we’ve ever seen.

We’ve spun up this live blog to share the best Black Friday deals with you as we spot them, as well as occasional advice and warnings about what you should and shouldn’t impulse buy when it comes to gaming hardware.

If you have a particular platform in mind, we have hubs for the best Black Friday PS5 deals, Xbox Series X Black Friday deals, and Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals. We’ll be updating those consistently over the next few days but for the most up-to-date feed of deals, keep your eyes here on the live blog.

The single, most important piece of advice I’d like to leave you with is that while we are seeing steep discounts on gaming hardware, accessories, and the games themselves, it is easy to get carried away and spend more than you mean to. Make a list of what you think you need, be it new games, more storage space on your console, or a second gamepad to play co-op games, and try to stick to it.

Today’s best Black Friday gaming deals (US)

Today’s best Black Friday gaming deals (UK)

PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset beside a badge that says 'Big Savings'

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Hi folks! It’s Vic Hood, TRG’s Associate Editor. I’ll be bringing you the best Black Friday gaming deals for the next few hours before handing over to my esteemed colleague Rhys Wood. So let’s get cracking.

If you’re on the hunt for a great PlayStation 5 headset then you’re in luck. We’re already seeing discounts on some of the best PS5 headsets right now, in both the US and UK, at a variety of retailers.

In the US, you can save just over $30 on the PlayStation PULSE 3D Wireless Headset, $20 on the Razer X Kaira, $50 on the Astro Gaming A50, and over $90(!) on the EPOS H3 Hybrid.

In the UK, too, there’s £18 off the PlayStation PULSE 3D Wireless Headset (and £20 off the Midnight Black edition), $70 off the Astro Gaming A50, nearly $30 off the Razer Kaira X, and a whopping £70 off the SteelSeries Arctis 7P+.

While I expect some of these headsets will come down in price closer to the big day on Friday, if you’re wanting a discount on a great PS5 headset then you can’t go wrong with these deals.

US

PlayStation Pulse 3D Wireless Headset: Was $100 now $69 at Amazon
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The impressive Pulse 3D headset has now reached its historic lowest price. It’s our pick for the best PS5 headset, too, so you can rest assured of its quality for the budget price.View Deal

ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless Gaming Headset: Was $299.99 now $249.99 at Amazon
Save $50 – This is the lowest the ASTRO gaming headset has been. While the price is still pretty high if you can splash out, it’s well worth it for the peerless audio and comfort.View Deal

EPOS H3 Hybrid Wired Gaming Headset: Was $179.99 now $87.48 at GameStop
Save $92.51 – This is the lowest price for this headset yet, it’s a bargain considering its crystal clear audio. With such an aggressive price we’d recommend looking at it sooner rather than later before the stock is all gone. View Deal

UK

Pulse 3D Wireless Headset: Was £89.99 now £71.99 at Very
Save £18 – Thanks to the latest PS5 update this headset is now a must-buy. This is a good deal to have on such a great headset but it is worth keeping it in mind and waiting to see if it gets lower toward Black Friday. View Deal

PULSE 3D Midnight Black Wireless Headset: Was £91.60 now £69.99 at Amazon
Save 24%
The Pulse 3D is our number one PS5 headset as, at full price, it’s an affordable way of significantly adding 3D audio to your games, so a £20 discount makes it even more appealing. Sony really pushed immersive sound when it revealed the PS5 and, in our experience, it genuinely does enhance games. View Deal

ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless Gaming Headset: Was £319.99 now £249.99 at Amazon
Save $70 – This headset has everything, peerless audio, and amazing comfort, but the only problem is its price. While this is a great price, it has been lower, so we’ll keep you updated if the price drops again. View Deal

Seagate Expansion Card with a 'Don't Miss' Badge beside it

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It can be a real pain having to delete games off of your Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S, in order to make space for new ones. The Seagate Xbox Storage Expansion Card makes that less of a problem, letting you expand your Xbox storage without hassle – simply slide it into the back of your console. 

The downside is this handy card is pretty expensive. That’s why I’m relieved to see some discounts on the 1TB version in the run-up to Black Friday. Right now there’s £35 off the Seagate Xbox Expansion Card at Amazon in the UK, bringing the price down to £184.99. In the US, there’s $20 off the Expansion Card, making it just under $200.

That’s still pretty pricey, but I’m hoping we see the price drop further towards the end of this week – especially as we’ve seen it reach £164.99/$189.99 previously. I’ve personally got one of these cards and find the extra 1TB storage it adds to the Xbox Series X’s 1TB means that I rarely have to delete games off my console (unless I go on an Xbox Game Pass downloading spree).

US

Seagate Xbox Storage Expansion Card | 1TB: Was $220 now $199.99 at Amazon
Save $20 The Seagate Storage Expansion card for Xbox is a hassle-free, must-have accessory for those who want to increase their console’s storage. While we’ve seen this card drop further in price than this, a $20 discount takes this handy storage device below $200.
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UK

Seagate Xbox Storage Expansion Card | 1TB: Was £220 now £184.99 at Amazon
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The Seagate Storage Expansion card for Xbox is a hassle-free, must-have accessory for those who want to increase their console’s storage. While we’ve seen this card drop further in price than this, this £35 discount isn’t to be sniffed at.
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Most comfortable gaming chair

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The best gaming chairs are often expensive. I’ve been looking at picking one up myself this Black Friday, in hope of a decent discount, because I can’t justify to myself spending a huge amount of cash right now. Thankfully, our Hardware Editor Aleksha McLoughlin has scoured the web to put together a list of the best gaming chairs under $250 for Black Friday

While there’s currently not a huge selection, you can pick up the Respawn 110 Fabric for $212.49, the Razer Enki X for $229.99, or the AutoFull Ergonomic Gamer for $249.99

We expect a wider variety of gaming chairs to be discounted over Black Friday weekend, with some of these prices likely to fall even further. 

Respawn 110 Fabric | was $260 now $212.49 at Amazon
Save $47 – This is the lowest price that we’re able to verify on this Fabric variant of the tried and trusted Respawn 110 gaming chair, as this particular model hasn’t enjoyed a price drop until now. We rarely see fabric seats under the $250 mark, making this offer well worth considering.
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Razer Enki X | was $299 now $229.99 at Amazon
Save $69 – The Razer Enki X may have been $4 cheaper once in the past, but considering that was all the way back in March, and it’s consistently hovered around $300 since then, we think that now is the perfect time to invest in the Enki X.View Deal

AutoFull Ergonomic Gamer | was $300 now $249.99 at Amazon
Save $50 – This AutoFull chair features something that we rarely see in models under the $250 mark – a footrest. Combine that with the adaptive ergonomics in the lumbar region and you have a chair that’s built for comfort first and foremost.
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PS5 DualSense Charging Station

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If you’ve got more than one DualSense controller, then you should seriously consider picking up a PS5 DualSense Charging Station this Black Friday.

Easily one of the best PS5 accessories you can buy, the DualSense Charging Station allows you to charge two gamepads at the same time, saving you from swapping out controllers constantly – and right now it’s at its lowest price to date.

Right now, this essential accessory is just $22.99 at Best Buy in the US and £16.99 at Amazon UK.

US

PS5 DualSense Charging Station: was $30 now $22.99 at Best Buy
Save $7 It’s never been cheaper to keep your DualSense controllers topped up thanks to this excellent discount. Up to two pads can be charged at the same time, meaning if you own multiple, you can swap out pads when you need to charge to keep longer gaming sessions chugging along smoothly.
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UK

PS5 DualSense Charging Station: was £25 now £16.99 at Amazon
Save £8 – This discount is notable as it’s the cheapest we’ve ever seen the Charging Station go for online in the UK. If you’re tired of having to slowly charge your DualSense via a USB-C cable, then this deal is a high recommendation from us.
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Nintendo Switch games

If you’ve been looking for sizeable discounts on the best Nintendo Switch games, then look no further. Many top titles are currently under the $40/£40 mark right now at Amazon, making it the perfect time to expand your Switch library.

The newly released Sonic Frontiers has seen a huge discount in the UK, with a 40% discount meaning you can pick up Sonic’s latest adventure for just over £30, while Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has had a 41% discount in the US. Other games on offer include Nintendo Switch Sports, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Splatoon 3

US

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga: was $59.99 now $35 at Amazon
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The Skywalker Saga is a massive undertaking, featuring all nine mainline Star Wars movies condensed into Lego stage form. That means there’s bags of content to play through and hundreds of Star Wars-themed minifigures to unlock and play as.View Deal

NBA 2K23: was $59.99 now $27 at Amazon
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The latest in 2K’s basketball franchise further refines the series’ gameplay and introduces all-new features to the popular MyTeam and MyPlayer modes. Whether you’re in it for competitive online multiplayer or a suite of offline single-player modes, NBA 2K23 is a feature-rich sports game that ball fans will dig.View Deal

No Man’s Sky: was $59.99 now $39 at Amazon
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Hello Games’ spacefaring adventure has come a long way since its 2016 launch, and the surprisingly great Nintendo Switch port is no exception. The devs are updating the game to this day, meaning every few months, there’s a bevy of new content to check out. If you’ve got a hankering for space-based wanderlust, then it’s well worth checking out.

Read our full No Man’s Sky impressionsView Deal

UK

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: was £49.99 now £36.99 at Amazon
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The best-selling game on Nintendo Switch and rightly so. Mario Kart 8 is the best in the series and one of the best racers of all time, period. Packed with tracks and racers, there’s no end to the kart-racing fun in Mario Kart 8, especially when you take your skills online.View Deal

Nintendo Switch Sports: was £39.99 now £29.99 at Amazon
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The successor to the Wii pack-in megahit doesn’t disappoint. With six sports available including Soccer, Tennis and Bowling, Nintendo Switch Sports looks gorgeous, plays great and has a brilliantly moreish gameplay loop where you compete with others to unlock fun cosmetics. Oh, and golf is being added soon, too.View Deal

Splatoon 3: was £49.99 now £36.99 at Amazon
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Splatoon 3’s enjoying a fantastic Amazon discount right now, despite only being out for a couple of months. Nintendo’s creative online shooter is addictive as ever, bringing new maps, weapon types and a whole new campaign to chow through.

Read our full Splatoon 3 reviewView Deal

Nintendo Switch + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Black Friday deal

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This Nintendo Switch Black Friday deal might be the best we’ve seen all year. Right now you can pick up a Nintendo Switch bundle that includes the console, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a three-month subscription to Nintendo Switch Online for $299 at Best Buy or £259 at the My Nintendo Store in the UK.

If you’ve been looking for a great Nintendo Switch bundle deal this Black Friday then you can’t go wrong with this offering. If you’re on the hunt for the OLED, then keep an eye on our Black Friday Nintendo Switch OLED deals for the biggest discounts right now.

US

Nintendo Switch + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + Nintendo Switch Online (3 months): $299 at Best Buy
Want to pick up a Nintendo Switch this Black Friday, but would like a game and something extra to go along with it? This bundle packs in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and 3 months of Nintendo Switch Online allowing you to take your karting skills online against players from across the globe.View Deal

UK

Nintendo Switch + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + Nintendo Switch Online (3 months): £259 at Nintendo Store
It’s an even stronger deal in the UK, as the bundle’s price comes in at the cost of just the console itself. Essentially, you’re getting Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and 3 months of Nintendo Switch Online at no extra cost.View Deal

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If you’ve not picked up Elden Ring yet then now is the perfect opportunity. In the UK, Amazon has discounted the PS5 version to just £25. The only catch is that it could take a month or two to arrive, with Amazon stating the fastest delivery would be between December 3 and January 11.  

Elden Ring | PS5: Was £59.99 now £25 at Amazon
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This is a fantastic price for one of the best games of the year. Elden Ring packs in a lot for £25, but it is worth noting that you will be waiting a month or two for delivery.View Deal

Oculus Quest 2 deal

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Boy, do we have an Oculus Quest 2 deal for you. If you’ve been planning on picking up one of the best VR headsets for yourself, then you’re in luck. Right now, US buyers can pick up a fantastic bundle for just $349 at Amazon. Meanwhile, across the pond, UK shoppers can grab the same bundle for £349.

This Oculus Quest 2 bundle packs in the 128GB headset, controllers, as well as Beat Saber and Resident Evil 4 VR, two of the best VR games out there. Be sure to check out this deal before it’s gone!

Oculus Quest 2 (128 GB) Black Friday bundle: was $470 now $349.99 at Amazon
If you’ve been after an Oculus Quest 2, this is the perfect time to pick one up. In our four-and-a-half-star review we commended the Quest 2’s solid specs and easy-to-use nature, plus there are some great games on the platform (of which which this bundle includes two): Beat Saber and Resident Evil 4 VR).View Deal

Oculus Quest 2 (128 GB) Black Friday bundle: was £453 now £349.99 at Amazon
In our four-and-a-half-star review, we celebrated the Oculus Quest 2’s easy-to-use design, as well as its good visuals and specs (especially for its price). This deal doesn’t make it as cheap as it used to be (£299 before a price hike), but it’s still an amazing bundle offer that includes a lot of bang for your buck.View Deal

Logitech G29 PS5 racing wheel deal

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Looking for a PS5 racing wheel setup for games like Gran Turismo 7? The Logitech G29 racing wheel setup is still on sale in both the US and UK. It’s one of the best racing wheels you can buy, and is currently enjoying a massive discount at Amazon.

The Logitech G29’s down to $199 / £199 at Amazon right now, one of the lowest prices it’s ever dropped to. But given it’s such a good price, we expect stock to sell through fast. If you’ve been after a professional racing wheel setup, then, it’s best to act soon.

Logitech G29 racing wheel: was $399 now $199 at Amazon
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The Logitech G29 is a fully featured racing wheel with a 900-degree rotation, customizable pedals and a fantastic overall look and feel. It’s perfect for racing fans who primarily play on PS5, PS4, or PC. As well as those looking to get competitive in the online environments of games like Gran Turismo 7.
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Logitech G29 racing wheel: was £329 now £199 at Amazon
Save 40% –
UK buyers might not be saving as much as those overseas, but this is still a top-notch discount if you’ve been after a premium yet affordable racing wheel setup.View Deal

Nintendo Switch microSD card

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In the UK? A range of Nintendo Switch microSD cards are still heavily discounted at Amazon. The 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB variants are all on offer, perfect for bolstering the tiny amount of storage the Nintendo Switch OLED ships with.

The deals are as follows:

SanDisk 64GB microSDXC card: £21.99 £11.49 at Amazon
Save 48% – The 64GB card has seen a solid discount and is ideal if you don’t need too much extra storage.
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SanDisk 128GB microSDXC card: £40.99 £14.99 at Amazon
Save 63% – The 128GB card has just dropped to its lowest price ever at Amazon UK. If you’re keen on bolstering your console’s storage exponentially, seriously consider checking this deal out.
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SanDisk 256GB microSDXC card: £77.99 £39.49 at Amazon
Save 49% – If you tend to download a lot of games digitally on your Nintendo Switch, you might prefer the larger 256GB microSD card option. This card has seen bigger discounts in the past, but what we have now is still a super generous discount.
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SanDisk 512GB microSDXC card: £89.99 £66.99 at Amazon
Save 26%The massive 512GB card has also dropped to its lowest-ever price ahead of Black Friday. While its discount isn’t quite as impactful as others here, it’s still a fantastic deal if you truly want more storage than you know what to do with.View Deal

Black Friday PS5 deals

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Unlike last year, we’re seeing a decent number of PS5 consoles and bundles available in the run-up to Black Friday (more so in the US than the UK). While these consoles and bundles aren’t seeing a discount, they’re definitely worth considering if you’re on the hunt for a PlayStation 5 this year. 

It’s also worth keeping an eye on our PS5 restock tracker, which will let you know when and where you can pick up Sony’s latest hardware. 

US

PS5 Digital Horizon Forbidden West Bundle: $449.99 at Amazon
This is a great price for PS5. As the console is in such high demand it’s unlikely we’ll be seeing many amazing deals on the product anytime soon. Be aware that this console is available by invitation, so there is no guarantee when you will get your PS5.View Deal

PS5 console: $499.99 at Amazon
This is the current listing for the full-fat PS5 console which is available by invitation only. While you’re not guaranteed to get your hands on the system this way, you don’t lose anything by signing up just in case you strike it lucky.View Deal

PS5 Horizon Forbidden West Bundle: $549.99 at Amazon
The invites for this bundle are happening right now and should roll out over the weekend, so you may score a full-fat PS5 console and Horizon Forbidden West all for a competitive price.View Deal

PS5 God of War Ragnarok Bundle: $559 at Amazon
Historically speaking, PS5 bundles are a less competitive way to get yourself the console. We’re hoping that this bundle could be a faster way of getting in your hands on the system and one of the best games of the generation, too.View Deal

UK

PS5 Console: £479.99 at Amazon
This is very much a case of an invite-only situation, but throwing your hat in the ring may net you the coveted console at the UK’s largest online retailer. View Deal

Nintendo Switch OLED Black Friday deal

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Another Nintendo Switch deal here, this time on the Switch OLED. Those in the UK can pick up a Nintendo Switch OLED for a record-low price of £269.99 right now at Smyths – that’s not far off the standard Switch’s RRP of £259.

While this deal is only for the console itself, you can use that £40 savings to pick yourself up one of the great Switch game deals we shared earlier today. Wahooo!

Nintendo Switch OLED: was £304.99 now £264.99 at Smyths Toys
Save £40 – This is, quite frankly, the best discount we’ve seen yet for the Nintendo Switch OLED. While a marginal upgrade over the base model in docked mode, the console shines in portable mode thanks to its crisp, vivid 720p OLED screen. If you really want your games’ colors to pop on the screen, then the OLED is the perfect console choice.View Deal

Xbox Series S Black Friday deal

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Xbox Series S is still down to its lowest price over at Amazon UK. Usually £249, the retailer’s slashed its price by £60, bringing the grand total to just £189. This is a fantastic deal if you’re still looking to jump into the current generation of consoles, albeit on a budget.

Xbox Series S: was £249 now £189 at Amazon
Save £60 – The Xbox Series S is down to an even more appealing discount in the UK, slashing £60 off to make it the lowest price it’s ever been on that side of the pond. Such a great discount means that stock is likely to sell through fast, so be sure to act soon if you’re planning on buying.
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Xbox Controller in black and red on a green background

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Xbox Wireless Controllers for Xbox Series X|S have had their stocks topped up over at Amazon US. Right now, you can grab some of these pads cheaper than ever. Color variants on sale include the standard Robot White and Carbon Black color schemes.

Pulse Red, Shock Blue, Lunar Shift and more are also on sale. Take a look below to see all the offers currently in stock.

Xbox Wireless Controller (Robot White): Was $59.99 now $39 at Amazon
Save 35% – The Robot White pad, bearing the Xbox Series S’s color scheme, is down to its lowest-ever discount at Amazon right now. This is a fantastic deal for anyone looking to pick up a spare Xbox controller for the holidays, or if you’re looking for a replacement.
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Xbox Wireless Controller (Carbon Black): Was $59.99 now $39.99 at Amazon
Save 33% – We have seen the Xbox Wireless Controller receive slightly better discounts than this. But as a pre-Black Friday discount, this is pretty hard to beat. If you want to get ahead of the sales rush and land yourself an extra pad, you can do much worse than this deal.
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Xbox Wireless Controller (Lunar Shift): Was $69.99 now $44.99 at Amazon
Save 36% – The Lunar Shift variant rarely goes on sale. Better yet, it’s down to its lowest-ever price right now at Amazon, making this an especially appealing deal if you prefer a Special Edition flavor.
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Xbox Wireless Controller (Shock Blue): Was $64.99 now $44.99 at Amazon
Save 31% – The Shock Blue Xbox controller is usually more expensive when not part of a deal, making the current discount extra eye-catching. It might not match Xbox’s current-gen black or white aesthetic, but it’s a sleek pad with a gorgeous shade of blue.
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Xbox Wireless Controller (Electric Volt): Was $64.99 now $44.99 at Amazon
Save 31% – The Electric Volt Xbox controller shares the same price cut as its Shock Blue counterpart, offering a generous saving for those looking for a flashier pad.
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Xbox Wireless Controller (Mineral Camo): Was $69.99 now $45 at Amazon
Save 36% – The Mineral Camo Xbox controller sports a fun camouflage pattern that’s great for younger players, but it looks like it’s selling fast.
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Aloy in Horizon Zero Dawn holding a bow and arrow

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In the US and own a PS5? Right now, you can pick up a copy of Horizon Forbidden West at Amazon for just $35, a massive half-price saving. As one of the year’s best PS5 games, it comes highly recommended from us.

Horizon Forbidden West: was $70 now $35 at Amazon
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One of the year’s best PS5 games, Horizon Forbidden West returns Aloy to the mechanical wastes of post-apocalyptic America. It’ll feel familiar to fans of the original game, but there’s plenty added here to make it a worthwhile sequel.View Deal

Turtle Beach gaming headset deal

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Two of Turtle Beach’s best gaming headsets are still on sale, in the UK, over at Amazon. The Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 is down to just £64.99 from its usual retail price of £89.99.

Meanwhile, the higher-end Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max headset is down to just £119.99, whereas it usually costs a hefty £179.99. If you’ve been looking for a new headset for PS5 or Xbox Series X|S, definitely consider these excellent headsets which boast fantastic sound quality and huge battery life.

Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 MAX headset: Was £179.99 now £119.99 at Amazon
Save 33% – This gaming headset is one of the best around for current-gen platforms. Boasting crystal-clear audio and solid call quality, it provides both immersion and clarity for your favorite games.

After the PS5 version? It’s available here at the same discount.View Deal

Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 headset:Was £89.99 now £64.99 at Amazon
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The Stealth 600 Gen 2 headset may be a bit older, but it’s no slouch. Among the best Xbox Series X|S headsets out there, you’re getting solid sound quality, excellent battery life and great mic quality to boot.View Deal

Sonic Frontiers key visual art

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Sonic Frontiers hasn’t even been out a month, but it’s already seeing some massive discounts over at Amazon. In the US, fans can grab the PS5 version of the game for just $35, a huge 42% saving. Meanwhile, UK buyers can still snap up the game on Xbox Series X|S for £29.99, and on Nintendo Switch for £32.95.

Sonic Frontiers: was $59.99 now $35 at Amazon
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Sonic Frontiers hasn’t been out a month, and it’s already seeing a massive half-off discount at Amazon. But don’t let that deter you from the game’s quality. In our review, we lauded Sonic Frontiers as the best the series has been in years.View Deal

Sonic Frontiers: was £54.99 now £32.95 at Amazon
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The Switch version isn’t quite as competent as on competing hardware, but if you’ve no other option, it’s still a fantastic time if you can stomach its often glaring performance issues.View Deal

Sonic Frontiers: was £54.99 now £29.99 at Amazon
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Whether you own an Xbox Series X or Series S console, the correct version of Sonic Frontiers will be delivered to you via your console’s Smart Delivery feature. Performance wise, it’s better on the X, but you’re getting a great experience no matter which Xbox console you own.View Deal

White Xbox Series S console, with a white Xbox Series controller in front of it

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Hello all! It’s Elie Gould here, TRG’s features writer and I’ll be taking over the live blog, lining up the best and wackiest deals right now. 

Speaking of wacky, the Xbox Series S has got something interesting up its sleeve this Black Friday. While we’ve seen some great deals in the US with it on offer for $249.99 at Best Buy. UK buyers have something of a special offer on hand. 

Over at GAME, the console is currently on offer for £199.99 in a bundle, along with a £10 GAME gift card and… an England bucket hat, just in time for the World Cup. I don’t know about you, but for me, a bucket hat is an essential bit of gaming gear.

Xbox Series S + £10 GAME Gift card + England Bucket Hat: £199.99 at Game
This bundle is just what you need to get ready for the world cup. Not only is it a great deal for the Xbox Series S, but you’ll also be stylish in your brand-new bucket hat. 

Xbox Series S: was $299 now $249 at Best Buy
Save $50
The Xbox Series S might be the less powerful of Microsoft’s current-gen systems, but it’s still no slouch. Its lightning-quick 512GB SSD means your games load remarkably fast. The console also supports high-end features like VRR for more stable and consistent performance, and pairs excellently with a 1440p monitor.View Deal

A multi-colored controller on white background

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There have been some terrific Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals, but what about Switch accessories? Thankfully these amazing controllers have come in clutch. 

If you’ve been looking for a different way to enhance your Switch gaming experience, check out discounts on PowerA Enhanced Wired Controllers on Amazon for as little as $17.99.  

Power A enhanced Nintendo Switch wired controller: Was $27.99 now $17.99 at Amazon
Save $10 – Get this adorable Nintendo Switch wired controller for a great price. If this style isn’t quite what you want, then be sure to check out all the other great controllers.View Deal

Power A enhanced Nintendo Switch wired controller: Was $27.99 now $22.99 at Amazon
Save 18% – Can’t get enough of the animal crossing aesthetic? Well, this is just the controller for you. More Tom Nook for a cheaper price, now that’s a great deal. View Deal

Power A enhanced Nintendo Switch wired controller: Was $27.99 now $17.99 at Amazon
Save $10 – Link is one of the most notable protagonists in gaming. So it only makes sense to put him on a controller, and with a great price attached to it how could you miss out? View Deal

Power A enhanced Nintendo Switch wired controller: Was $27.99 now $22.99 at Amazon
Save 18% – Retro and flashy fits in with a ton of gaming set-ups. Get this Mario gamepad at a great discount and smash some more mushrooms on your Switch. View Deal

Power A enhanced Nintendo Switch wired controller: Was $27.99 now $21.99 at Amazon
Save 21% – Metroid is a classic, and now its also on discount thanks to this Switch controller. For fans of the series this gamepad is a no-brainer. View Deal

Mortal Kombat X

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If you love Mortal Kombat and arcade games, then this deal is perfect for you. Smyths have put its Arcade1Up Mortal Kombat Midway Legacy Edition Machine on offer, priced at £319.99

There’s also some great prices on Mortal Combat games. Over at Amazon, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate (PS5) is currently 46%, sitting at a clean £13.47.  

Arcade1Up Mortal Kombat Midway Legacy Edition: Was £349.99 now £319.99 at Smyths
Save £30
– If you ever wanted your own home arcade, look no further. Smyths have covered your wildest dreams with this great deal that they keep slashing.View Deal

Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate (PS5): Was £24.99 now £13.47 at Amazon
Save 46%
– While it’s not the lowest we’ve seen this game go, it’s still a great price. If you’re a Mortal Kombat fan, this will be a great addition to your library. View Deal

Best Xbox One headsets 2021

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The Xbox Series X is a seriously good console, but there’s no reason you can’t make your experience better. When it comes to accessories, headsets are a definite game-changer. 

You may not think about it, but audio is crucial to getting immersed in a great story-driven single-player game. Or it can be the key to multiplayer games, where accuracy and clarity down a mic are necessary when pushing the point or coordinating attacks with your mates. 

Thankfully this Black Friday, we’re seeing great deals on some of our best Xbox Series X headsets. From the ESPOS H3 headset, currently at $87.48 at GameStop, to the SteelSeries Arctis 9X on Amazon for £109.99.

Fnatic React Gaming Headset: Was $74.99 now $69.49 at Amazon
Save 7% – If you want a gaming headset built for Esports with pinpoint accuracy then look no further. The Fnatic React is one of our favorite gaming headsets. View Deal

EPOS H3 Hybrid Wired Gaming Headset: Was $179.99 now $87.48 at GameStop
Save $92.51 – This is the lowest price for this headset yet, it’s a bargain considering its crystal clear audio. With such an aggressive price we’d recommend looking at it sooner rather than later before the stock is all gone. View Deal

SteelSeries Arctis 9X Headset: Was $199.99 now $159.99 at Amazon
Save 20%
– This is currently the best deal on the headset coded for Xbox Series X gaming. It’s simple to use and has a detailed EQ response. Overall, it’s one of our favorite Xbox gaming headsets. 

SteelSeries Arctis 9X Headset: Was £179.99 now £109.99 at Amazon
Save 40% – The lowest price ever, this disount is not to be ignored. If you want a headset that has great compatibility with next-gen Xbox consoles then look no further.View Deal

ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless Gaming Headset: Was £319.99 now £249.99 at Amazon
Save $70 – This headset has everything, peerless audio, and amazing comfort, but the only problem is its price. This is the lowest we’ve ever seen the price drop for the Astro A50.View Deal

Razer Nari Ultimate Headset: Was £199.99 now £139.89 at Amazon
Save 30%
– This discount leaves the Razer Nari Ultimate just above the all-time lowest price. Despite not being the cheapest deal we have ever seen for this headset £100 is no joke. Make sure to check this deal out while it’s still available. View Deal

Arthur Morgan from Red Dead Redemption 2 holding a lasso

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Who doesn’t love a good cowboy game? Thankfully it just got easier to buy the much-loved Red Dead Redemption 2, as Black Friday has given us some stellar deals. 

Over at Target, the game is currently priced at $19.99 (a $40 discount). While the UK also has some great prices, with the game sitting at £13 on Amazon. It’s the dream for any rootin’ and tootin’ cowboy fans out there. 

Red Dead Redemption 2 (Xbox One): Was $59.99 now $19.99 at Target
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This is a seriously great deal for the beloved gunslinging game. We’ve not seen it go this low before, so be sure to get a hold of the game while stocks last. View Deal

Red Dead Redemption 2 (Xbox One): £18.99 at Argos
Not only is this the lowest price we’ve seen for Red Dead on Argos, but it’s the lowest we’ve seen anywhere. But be careful; this deal is so good stock is depleting fast.View Deal

Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4): £13 at Amazon
Just when you thought this game couldn’t get better it goes on discount. Even though the price of Red Dead has been slowly declining since its release this is still a great deal for an iconic game. View Deal

Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4): Was $59.99 now $19.99 at Amazon
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This is such a low price for such a great game that a deal like this can’t go unnoticed. If you’ve been looking to expand your library, then this is the game to do it with.View Deal

Nintendo Switch kaputt

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The Nintendo Switch is an excellent console at home or on the go, but do you ever feel nervous about venturing into the unknown with it by your side? 

I have to admit that I’m yet to get a case for my Nintendo Switch Lite, and it’s been weighing on my mind; how far am I willing to push my luck? 

This bad habit may change thanks to the great Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals. It may be the best time to secure a trustworthy Switch Case. 

In the US, the sturdy RDS Industries 12″ Hard Case is currently on discount for $29.99 at Best Buy. The UK also has some cool deals with a fantastic Pokemon case priced at £12.99 at Amazon.  

PDP Slim Deluxe Travel Case for Nintendo Switch: was $20 now $8.98 at Gamestop
Save $11 – Looking for a carry case to store your Nintendo Switch console on the go? PDP’s Zelda and Mario-themed cases are heavily discounted right now. Meanwhile, the Animal Crossing carry case from the same brand is available for $9.98. The cases are on clearance so could sell through fast.View Deal

RDS Industries Game Traveler Deluxe Travel Case | was $20 now $14.99 at Best Buy
Save $5 – It may not sound like a massive saving but you’re actually getting 25% off here. The discount takes the already competitively priced Switch case down to very aggressive territory.
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RDS Industries 12″ Hard Case | was $40 now $29.99 at Best Buy
Save $10 – Are you someone that takes safety seriously? If so, then the RDS Industries hard Nintendo Switch carry case is ideal for you. It’s got ample space for not only the console but also additional Joy-cons, the dock, and various controllers as well.
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Nintendo Switch case: Was £19.99 now £12.99 at Amazon
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– This is a fashionable and reliable carry case for your Nintendo Switch. A great deal for any responsible Pokemon-loving Switch owners out there.View Deal

Nintendo Switch case: £12.99 at Game
Sonic fans rejoice, you don’t only have Sonic Frontiers on the Switch now but you also get a carry case to go with it. This case doesn’t just look good but it’s well priced and will keep your Nintendo console safe.View Deal

miles morales

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Spiderman Miles Morales came out two years ago and still holds up as one of the most enjoyable games you can get on a PS5

These discounts on the fantastic game are a great start for those looking to expand their PlayStation library. Or maybe you just want to treat yourself and haven’t been able to find the great Black Friday PS5 deals you want. 

Either way, Spiderman Miles Morales is going for $19.99 at Target and £22.99 over at Argos. This is a great deal on a game that is usually priced at eyewatering heights. 

Spiderman Miles Morales (PS5): Was $49.99 now $19.99 at Target
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– This is the lowest we’ve seen this great game go. If you haven’t been able to find many PS5 accessories so far then a game as good as this one is always a safe bet.View Deal

Spiderman Miles Morales (PS5): Was £44.99 now £22.99 at Argos
Save $20 – It can be hard to find great games for the PS5 at a cheap price, so this deal is definitely worth the price. The lowest we’ve seen so far Spiderman Miles Morales is a great way to expand your library.View Deal

Demon's Souls on PS5

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Hey everyone! This is Aleksha McLoughlin, TRG’s Hardware Editor here and I’m running the live blog for the next few hours!

Do you like challenging games? Furthermore, do you enjoy deep discounts on exclusive titles? Well, I have one of the most aggressive PS5 game deals for you! That’s because Demon’s Souls has come crashing down to just $29.99 at Best Buy for a huge $40 saving (over half price!).

It’s not just those in the US that can get the bleeding edge remake for a competitive price point. That’s because Demon’s Souls is also available in the UK for only £34.99 (was £70) at Game, too. If you’ve never played the original PS3 release, or are looking to jump back into the kingdom of Boletaria for less. 

Demon’s Souls: was $70 now $29.99 at Best Buy
Save $40 – This is the cheapest price we’ve ever seen on the Demon’s Souls remake by Bluepoint Games exclusively for the PS5 console. If you want to jump back into FromSoftware’s punishingly-difficult challenge. View Deal

Demon’s Souls: was £70 now £34.99 at Game
Save £35 – While gamers in the UK aren’t getting quite as deep a saving here, this is still a solid price well worth recommending the Demon’s Souls remake for across the pond. View Deal

Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma

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Are you someone who wants low latency for Esports titles at an equally competitive price? The Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma is currently selling for its historic lowest-ever price point at Amazon. You can get your hands on the latest wired high-tech Xbox controller for just $99.99 (was $150) for a $50 saving. It’s a return to a price we’ve only seen once this year – but it’s never been bettered! 

What we like about the Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma for Xbox Series X is how adjustable it is. You can customize your layout with reprogrammable buttons and take advantage of hairline trigger stops for less travel time. A cool touch is the mechanical microswitches in the face buttons for that satisfying clickiness. 

Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma | was $150 now $99.99 at Amazon
Save $50; lowest-ever price – This is a return to the cheapest we’ve ever seen the Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma which is one of the more in-demand Xbox Series X controllers on the market right now. If you want adaptability at a great price, then this one is hard to beat.View Deal

Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma | was £150 now £129.99 at Amazon
Save £20 – While not quite as competitive over in the UK, this is still a rate worth recommending the Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma overseas. What’s more, it comes in a white RGB colorway, so will stand out from your everyday gamepad.
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Backbone One

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Interested in having Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Plus on the go at a reduced rate? You’re in the right place! With the cloud streaming component of the service arguably now more popular than ever, the Backbone One appears to be a good companion. This iPhone-compatible controller is selling for $74.99 (was $100) for a $25 saving. It’s the cheapest price we’re able to verify. 

On the other side of the fence, there’s the Nacon MG-X Pro which takes heavy inspiration from the Xbox Wireless Controller in approach. It’s selling for only $79.99 at Amazon (was $100) and is compatible with Android phones, so we’ve covered both bases here! 

Backbone One for iOS: was $100 now $74.99 at Amazon
Save $25 – This is the cheapest price we’re able to verify on the Backbone One iOS controller. This PlayStation-themed device is perfect for cloud streaming your game library on both sides of the console gaming market.
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Nacon MG-X PRO for Android: was $100 $79.99 at Amazon
Save $20 – The Nacon MG-X PRO is modeled after the official Xbox wireless controller meaning it is perfect for Xbox Game Pass at a very competitive price point. You’re saving $20 which can be better spent on expanding your service. View Deal

Hori Fighting Commander Octa

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Do you want to make the most out of some of the best fighting games without breaking the bank? If so, you’re in luck. The Hori Fighting Commander Octa is down to just $39.99 (was $50) for a $10 saving at Amazon right now in the US. Don’t fret if you’re based overseas, though, as you can also pick up the fight pad for £39.99 (was £42) at Amazon UK, too. 

What we like the most about this fighting game controller is that you have an eight-way gate by the D-pad making certain 3D titles, such as Tekken 7, a little easier to play with analog movement instead of pure digital. This is the cheapest that we’ve seen the gamepad in the US and the UK, making now the ideal time to consider stepping up your game in the likes of Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter. 

Hori Fighting Commander Octa | was $50 now $39.99 at Amazon
Save $10; lowest-ever price – Considering this is the cheapest that we’ve ever seen the Hori Fighting Commander Octa in the US, this fight pad is an easy recommendation for anyone wanting to take their fighting game experience to new heights.
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Hori Fighting Commander Octa | was £42 now £39.99 at Amazon
It isn’t much of a deal in comparison, but this is actually the cheapest price we’re able to verify on the Hori Fighting Commander Octa over in the UK. This controller works with both generations of Xbox, too. View Deal

A Specialist in Battlefield 2042 holding a crossbow

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One of the better Black Friday gaming deals that we’ve come across is Battlefield 2042 selling at one of the lowest prices on record right now in the US. You can pick up the multiplayer shooter for just $14.99 (was $40) on PS5 and also $14.99 (was $40) on Xbox Series X at Best Buy. 

The game itself offers a ton of value especially at considerably under the $20 mark on Xbox Series X and PS5. There are not only your traditional multiplayer modes, which continue to develop with the game’s recent Season 3: Escalation update, but also Portal mode, too. For the low price of entry, you can experience 128-player open warfare scenarios, which can’t really be compared to other shooters on the market right now. 

Battlefield 2042 | PS5 | was $40 now $14.99 at Best Buy
Save $25 – It’s one of the lowest prices that we’ve seen on the PS5 version of Battlefield 2042, at better than half price. If you were holding out on playing the latest blockbuster shooter from Dice then this hefty discount could be what turns the tide. View Deal

Battlefield 2042 Xbox Series X | was $40 now $14.99 at Best Buy
Save $25 – There’s a lot of value packed into Battlefield 2042 on Xbox Series X. That’s taking into account the recent season update which includes new maps, operators, and weapons for the open-ended conflict zones at a rate we haven’t seen yet. View Deal

Nintendo Switch OLED review

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Heyo, this is a very sleepy Julian Benson, TRG’s Editor-in-Chief, logging on for the 2am to 10am shift here in the UK. What I may be lacking in energy, I am making up with in deals. I am driven by discounts, succored by savings. That’s not a turn of phrase I’d normally allow on the site, but, as I say, it’s very early in the morning.

I’ll have some fresh deals coming up shortly, but first, a little buying advice. We’re seeing some excellent bundles and discounts on the Nintendo Switch OLED, the upgraded spin on Nintendo’s hybrid console. It’s currently on offer for the lowest price we’ve ever seen it in the UK. And there are some great bundles available, too. 

Released last October and boasting a better screen, improved battery life, and snazzy color scheme, the Nintendo Switch OLED may seem like the default version of the console to buy. But, while we wait for what seems like an inevitable Nintendo Switch Pro (especially with the way recent Switch games are struggling to run on the hardware), our hardware writer Rhys Wood makes an excellent case for buying an original Nintendo Switch.

Essentially, if you plan on playing the console primarily in docked mode, then you will see none of the advantages of the Nintendo Switch OLED’s upgrades, and you’re better off getting the cheaper Nintendo Switch. Just look at the deals alongside each other (and note that the cheaper Nintendo Switches also come bundled with games and Nintendo Switch Online membership):

Nintendo Switch (Neon) + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + 3 Months Switch Online: $299.99 at Best Buy
A very familiar Nintendo Switch bundle will return again for this year’s Black Friday. It includes the Switch console, a digital copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and a 3-month Switch Online membership.View Deal

Nintendo Switch OLED (Refurbished) | was $350 now $314.99 at Best Buy
Save $35 –  This is one of the cheapest rates on the Nintendo Switch OLED model we’ve seen in the pre-owned market. If you’re okay getting the console secondhand then you’re knocking $40 off here.
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Nintendo Switch + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + Nintendo Switch Online (3 months): was £328 now £259 at Nintendo Store
It’s an even stronger deal in the UK, as the bundle’s price comes in at the cost of just the console itself. Essentially, you’re getting Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and 3 months of Nintendo Switch Online at no extra cost.View Deal

Nintendo Switch OLED: was £304.99 now £269.99 at Smyths Toys
Save £35 – This is quite frankly the best discount we’ve seen yet for the Nintendo Switch OLED. While a marginal upgrade over the base model in docked mode, the console shines in portable mode thanks to its crisp, vivid 720p OLED screen. If you really want your games’ colors to pop on the screen, then the OLED is the perfect console choice.View Deal

Walmart’s selling $10 Nintendo eShop gift cards for $9. At a time where we’re seeing $50 knocked off consoles, and games going for half-price, a $1 discount may not seem like much to shout about but when it’s money on a gift card, you’re looking at a kind of free money. A $10 game bought with a $10 gift card you bought for $9 is creating your own 10% discount on a game of your choosing.

Also, if you’re looking to give a gift to the gamers in your life, this way you aren’t running the risk of buying them a game they already own, you can give them a gift card and let them buy something for themselves.

Walmart’s reduced the $20 and $35 gift cards, too, but the reduction isn’t as good as the 10% off on the $10 gift card, so I’d recommend just buying multiple $10 gift cards.

Nintendo eShop $10: was $10 now $9 at Walmart
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A $1 reduction may not seem like much, but if you were planning on buying something in the Nintendo eShop then using a reduced gift card is like applying your own discount to a game. View Deal

Xbox Elite Controller Series 2

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There have been some excellent Black Friday Xbox controller deals over the past few weeks, but we’re finally starting to see some deep discounts on the Xbox Elite Controller Series 2

The Elite is the highly-customizable pro controller that Microsoft released for the Xbox Series X|S and PC. It’s a fantastic gamepad that feels wonderful in the hand and can genuinely improve your game, thanks to its hair triggers and rubberized grip.

Normally setting you back $179.99, you can get an Xbox Elite Wireless Series 2 Controller for just $129.99 over at Newegg, so long as you enter the code ‘BFFDAY22’ at checkout.

While not as good as the Newegg deal in the US, you can pick up an Xbox Elite Wireless Series 2 at a discount in the UK, too. Amazon is selling the pro gamepad for £142, down from £159.99.

Xbox Elite Series 2 wireless controller: Was $179.99 now $129.99 at Newegg
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This is the lowest price we’ve ever seen on the best Xbox Series X pad on the market. While more expensive than the standard Xbox gamepad, the Elite Series 2 is packed with extra features like textured grips, back paddles, and swappable modules. Just make sure to use the code ‘BFFDAY22’ at checkout.View Deal

Xbox Elite Series 2 wireless controller: Was £159.99 now £142 at Amazon
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Looking for the best Xbox Series X pad on the market? The Elite Series 2 may be expensive, but extra features like textured grips, back paddles and swappable modules make it an excellent choice for seasoned gamers.View Deal

This is a strange recommendation as it’s not actually much of a saving, but it’s more for if you’re struggling to lay your hands on a PS5.

You may have been eagerly refreshing our PS5 restock page to grab one of the in-short-supply consoles. Currently, to buy one through Amazon and many other stores, you need an invitation.

However, there’s a great bundle on AntOnline that will get you a PS5, a copy of God of War Ragnarok, and an extra DualSense controller in blood-like cosmic red. The bundle will set you back $609.98, which is basically what buying the God of War PS5 bundle and a discounted DualSense controller would set you back if bought separately. The advantage of this deal is that you can buy it without waiting on an invitation.

This is an appealing bundle. If I was buying a PS5, this is the game and accessory I’d be wanting to pick up, along with a discounted PS plus subscription.

PS5 + God of War Ragnarok + DualSense controller: was $634.98 now $609.99 at AntOnline
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While not much of a saving, this bundle comes with one of the best games on the PS5 and an extra controller. What you’re really paying for here is the chance to skip the queues and the need for an invitation. If you’ve been waiting on a PS5, here’s your chance to pick one up.View Deal

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2‘s been out for less than a month, but it’s already enjoying a steep discount at Walmart, dropping from its box price of $69.99 to just $55 on both PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

Activision Blizzard games, and the Call of Duty series in particular, tend not to see big discounts. Many of the older games are still being sold at full price years after release. So to see the new game drop down to $55 is a surprise.

The shooter is seeing a similar discount in the UK, with Amazon selling Modern Warfare 2 for £56.99, down from £69.99.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS5, PS4, XSX): Was $69.99 now $55 at Walmart
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This is the best deal we’ve seen on Modern Warfare 2 so far, and with the game out so recently, we’re unlikely to see it drop much further. While it’s not the best game in the series, it’s a fun paramilitary romp.View Deal

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS5): Was £69.99 now £56.99 at Amazon UK
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Unsurprisingly, this Modern Warfare 2 discount is the cheapest we’ve seen the game since launch at any major retailer. It’s not the steepest price drop ever, but a solid one for CoD fans eager to get stuck into the new game.View Deal

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Xbox Series X|S): Was £69.99 now £56.99 at Amazon UK
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The same deal is available for Xbox Series X|S owners, too. This version supports Microsoft’s Smart Delivery feature, meaning the version that’s best fit for your console will be downloaded.View Deal

The PS Plus logo on a grey background

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If you aren’t seeing a deal you like, one of the best things you can buy during Black Friday are discounted gift cards. They may not seem like an exciting purchase, but you are effectively buying the ability to apply a discount to whatever game you want.

There are currently great discounts on PSN gift cards, both in the US and UK, letting you pick up some of the best PS5 games on the cheap or even to buy a PS Plus subscription, which you should always try to top up during Black Friday

Over on Eneba, you can buy yourself a $100 PSN gift card for $82.71, saving you nearly 20% on the card’s price. Meanwhile, in the UK, at Amazon, you can buy a £75 gift card for £63.68, a £63 gift card for £56.70, and a £38 gift card for £34.20. Those may seem like odd prices, but that’s because these gift cards are meant to be for redeeming a year’s subscription of PS Plus Essential, Extra, or Premium.

PSN gift card $100: was $100 now $82.71 at Eneba
This is a nearly 20% saving on a $100 gift card to buy anything in the PSN store. You could buy yourself a year’s subscription to PS Plus premium and then have money left over to put toward another game, too.View Deal

PlayStation Plus Essential: was £50 now £34.20 at Amazon
Here’s a 35% saving on the basic PlayStation Plus Essential membership. This comes with exactly the same benefits as the old version, including access to online multiplayer, free games each month, cloud saves, and more.View Deal

PlayStation Plus Extra: was £84 now £56.70 at Amazon
The same 35% saving has been applied to the new middle-tier membership for Sony’s gaming subscription service on PS5 and PS4. Added benefits on this level include access to a revolving games catalogue which includes up to 400 PS4 and PS5 games, featuring many big first-party releases such as Demon’s Souls and Death Stranding.View Deal

PlayStation Plus Premium: was £100 now £63.68 at Amazon
And there’s also nearly 40% off the top PlayStation Plus Premium membership. This pricey plan includes everything from the previous two tiers (online multiplayer, free games each month, cloud saves, PS4/PS5 games catalogue) but also adds access to a selection of PlayStation Classics from PS1, PS2, PS3 and PSP consoles. Good if you want to relive some iconic titles from gaming’s past like Syphon Filter and Ape Escape.View Deal

PS5

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What’s this, an actual discount on a PS5? I didn’t know such deals could exist! 

In a year where the price of the PS5 has actually increased and stock is still in short supply, it’s amazing to see a retailer has actually knocked money off the hot ticket console. But, if you’re shopping in the UK, you can get a PS5 Digital Edition bundled Just Dance 2023 for £414.98, or with the Pulse 3D wireless headset for £458.98, down from the usual £474.98. 

Now if you’re on the fence about a PS5 vs PS5 Digital Edition, they’re basically the same except one of them doesn’t have a disc drive to play physical games. Though, there are rumors that a disc drive accessory is due to be released in 2023 alongside a PS5 Slim. Still, until Sony confirms that attachment, you’ll need to make peace with only playing games you’ve bought in the PSN store.

PS5 Digital Edition + Just Dance 2023: £414.98 at Very
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Sure, £16 isn’t a huge discount, but if you want to brag to all your friends about how you got a PS5 for less than full price this may be the biggest discount we see for a while. Certainly, Sony is in no rush to make its hardware ant cheaper.View Deal

PS5 Digital Edition + Pulse 3D Wireless Headset: Was £474.98 now £458.98 at Very
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Sure, £16 isn’t a huge discount, but if you want to brag to all your friends about how you got a PS5 for less than full price this may be the biggest discount we see for a while. Certainly, Sony is in no rush to make its hardware ant cheaper.View Deal

Aloy aims a ballista at a Tallneck

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Thanks to a free upgrade, you can get Horizon Forbidden West for PS4 and PS5 extremely cheaply in the US and UK right now. GameStop and Tesco are selling off old stock of the PS4 game for just $29 and £20, respectively. Sony also lets you freely upgrade the PS4 version to the PS5 version, even if you use a disc copy of the game.

So if you’re keen to continue Aloy’s adventure and have been holding off for a good deal, this may be the best you see for a while as the cheapest we’ve seen Forbidden West go for before is £24.99.

Horizon Forbidden West (PS4): Was $59.99 now $29 at GameStop
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This may be a PS4 version of Horizon Forbidden West but, thanks to Sony, you can upgrade it to the PS5 version for free. The full price version of the game on PS5 is a princely $69.99.View Deal

Horizon Forbidden West (PS4): Was £50 now £20 at Tesco
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This may be a PS4 version of Horizon Forbidden West but, thanks to Sony, you can upgrade it to the PS5 version for free. Sony’s currently selling the PS5 version for £45 and that’s reduced from a regular £69.99 price tag.View Deal

AA battery

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This isn’t the most exciting purchase, I get it, but, if you’re anything like me, then every time your Xbox Wireless controller runs out of charge you think to yourself ‘I should really bulk buy some batteries’. Well, now’s your chance as, for Black Friday, some bog standard AA batteries have been reduced down to a nice affordable price.

You can either get yourself a nice 4-pack of AA high-capacity rechargeable batteries for $5.59, down 60% from their usual $13.99 or, if you want to make sure you’re really never going to run dry, by yourself a pack of 24 batteries for $32.29, down from $37.99.

You’re not left out in the UK. Why not get a 100-pack for £23.79, down 32% from £34.99. If that seems excessive, you can get the smaller and much more cheaply priced 40-pack for £9.38, down from £11.03.

4-pack of rechargeable AA batteries: Was $13.99 now $5.59 at Amazon
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AA batteries can keep your gamepad running long into the night, they can be slotted into a torch when the lights go out suddenly at midnight, they can do anything – so long as the thing requires a AA battery.View Deal

24-pack of rechargeable AA batteries: Was $37.99 now $32.29 at Amazon
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What could be better than four AA batteries? Why 24, of course. Either because you’ve 12 gamepads or you just don’t want to be caught short when the charge goes on a few of the batteries. With 24 you have many of your bases covered.View Deal

100-pack of AA batteries: Was £34.99 now £32.29 at Amazon
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Okay, at this point you may be getting into ‘too many batteries’ territory, but then, who am I to judge? You look at your battery needs and tell me if 100 is too many or just enough.View Deal

40-pack of AA batteries: Was £11.03 now £9.38 at Amazon
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Yes, let’s scale back that ambition a little. 40 is a lovely number of batteries. You can sleep easy knowing you’ve 40 batteries to fall back on. Not so few as four, not so many you’re swamped with 100. A happy compromise.View Deal

Red and blue Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons in controller shell

(Image credit: Enrique Vidal Flores on Unsplash)

Julian needs a rest. So it’s a somewhat refreshed Vic Hood, TRG’s Associate Editor, taking over for the next few hours.

Black Friday is now fast approaching, so I imagine the deals are going to ramp up a fair bit today before the biggest discounts drop tomorrow on PS5, Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch products.

If you’re on the hunt for a Switch this Black Friday (or are a new Switch owner) then make sure you avoid these 5 most common mistakes people make with the Nintendo Switch. You’ll thank us later.

Xbox Game Pass game montage

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If you’re an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S owner, I highly advise you try to pick up a discounted Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription this Black Friday. 

Microsoft’s subscription service packs in access to a library with over 100 games, all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold, and access to cloud gaming. It’s great value for money, especially when you consider that new Xbox exclusives are added to the library on day one, when purchasing them alone could set you back over £60/$60.

Usually, I would recommend picking up 12 months Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription but right now there are no decent deals on this membership. There are however discounts on a 3-month membership, which I advise picking up if you don’t want to risk waiting for a 12-month only for it not to appear during Black Friday weekend (though I don’t think that will be the case).

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate | 3 months: Was $39.89 now $25.39 at CDKeys
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Typically we would recommend a 12-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription as it’s better value for money, but we’re not seeing good deals on it right now. So if you are after Game Pass Ultimate, and don’t want to wait for the price to drop further, then this is a tasty discount to consider. View Deal

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate | 3 months: Was £32.99 now £20.99 at CDKeys
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Typically we would recommend a 12-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription as it’s better value for money, but we’re not seeing good deals on it right now. So if you are after Game Pass Ultimate, and don’t want to wait for the price to drop further, then this is a tasty discount to consider. View Deal

Key art of the PlayStation gift cards

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We’ve already seen some sizeable discounts on PS Plus in the UK (which you will find further down this blog). But we’re expecting these deals could get even better over Black Friday weekend.

After all, Black Friday is the best time to renew your PS Plus membership (or sign up if you haven’t yet). That’s because if you pick up a discounted 12-month membership now then, when it comes to renewing next year, it’ll be Black Friday again and you’ll get another discount. It’s a genius strategy. 

Just remember that PS Plus cards have been replaced with gift cards since the subscription service revamp, but there are still discounts to be had and we’ll share them with you right here.

Scuf Impact or Instinct Pro Gaming Controller

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The DualSense and Xbox Wireless Controller are great and all but if you’d rather have a customized gamepad then consider heading over to SCUF which is offering 20% off all its custom controllers right now. 

I warn you, these premium gamepads are fairly pricey, but if you’ve been umming and ahhing about whether to create the neon PS5 controller of your dreams, then now is a perfect time.

All you have to do is enter the code ‘CYBER20’ at checkout and you’ll get your discount.

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Scuf Reflex Pro | Customized: 20% off with code CYBER20
Scuf is currently offering 20% off all its custom controllers right now, including the Scuf Reflex Pro which works with PS5 and PC. Prices start at $219.99, so this is a pricier option than the DualSense but 20% off certainly helps take the sting out (a bit). View Deal

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Scuf Reflex Pro | Customized: 20% off with code CYBER20
Scuf is currently offering 20% off all its custom controllers right now, including the Scuf Reflex Pro which works with PS5 and PC. Prices start at £219.99, so this is a pricier option than the DualSense but 20% off certainly helps take the sting out (a bit). View Deal

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Looking for a great TV to make the most of your PS5? We’ve rounded up the best Black Friday PS5 TV deals we’re seeing right now, which include a Hisense 75-inch U7H Series ULED TV for under $950 at BestBuy and a Samsung QN90B 55-inch Neo QLED TV for under £1,000 at Currys.

None of these take your fancy? Check out our best Black Friday TV deals roundup to save on a great set.

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Hisense 65-inch U8H Series 4K TV: was $1,399 now $899 at Best Buy
If you’re looking for a budget big-screen display in today’s Black Friday TV deals, Best Buy has this 65-inch QLED display from Hisense for only $899. That’s a $500 savings, and a fantastic deal on this big-screen TV with Quantum Dot tech and a Mini-LED backlight that impressed us when we reviewed it. The U8H series also features Google TV with built-in Google Assistant for voice control.View Deal

Hisense 75-inch U7H Series ULED TV: was $1,800 now $949.99 at Best Buy
Here’s yet another great Black Friday deal on a Hisense TV, this one from the company’s new U7H series. At just $949.99, you’re getting $850 off this 75-inch set, a model that combines quantum dots and full-array local dimming with native 120 Hz display for an intense big-screen gaming experience. Definitely a deal for the PS5 owner!View Deal

Sony 65-inch XR-X90K 4K TV: was $1,300 now $999.99 at Best Buy
Sony’s X90K series TVs are its new mid-range LED-backlit models, and at just one cent under $1,000, this 65-incher is a deal not to be missed. The X90K models features full-array local dimming to create deep blacks, and they’re also gamer-friendly with “Perfect for PlayStation 5” features like 120Hz, VRR, and ALLM. Jump on this Best Buy Black Friday deal before it’s gone!View Deal

LG 55-inch B2 Series OLED TV: was $1,299 now $999 at Best Buy
With an awesome OLED picture and great gaming features, LG’s budget B2 series sets were already a great deal, and with this $300 price drop for the 55-inch model, they are looking better than ever. A native 120 Hz display and VRR means this set is ready for PS5 action, and with those deep OLED blacks it’s a great set for watching movies as well.View Deal

Samsung 75-inch QN90B Neo QLED TV: was $2,999 now $2,399 at Best Buy
This sale on the 75-inch version of Samsung’s next-best mini-LED 4K TV is among the best  we’ve seen so far this year. With this set, you can expect deep blacks, excellent brightness, and a wide viewing angle for an LCD model. It’s also great for gaming, and at this new, low price a great deal as well.View Deal

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LG 55-inch CS series 4K OLED TV: was £1,499 now £949.00 at Amazon
At just £949, this is a great Amazon Black Friday deal on LG’s CS series OLED TV. The set sports the company’s latest a9 Gen 5 AI Processor, and it has support for Dolby Vision IQ HDR and Dolby Atmos sound. With a native 120Hz display, it’s also a great option for gaming, and LG packs in VRR, ALLM, G-SYNC, and AMD FreeSync Premium to round out the set’s gamer-friendly features.View Deal

LG C2 48-inch OLED 4K TV: was £1,399 now £899 at Amazon
If you’re looking for an excellent deal on our favorite all-rounder LG OLED before Black Friday truly begins, you’ve found it. We didn’t rate the LG C2 five stars for nothing – the picture quality is exceptional. The C2 has a sleek minimal design, great connectivity, and brilliant gaming credentials with four HDMI 2.1 ports to take advantage of the new-gen consoles. And the 48-inch model means it won’t even take up too much room.View Deal

Samsung QN90B 55-inch Neo QLED TV: was £1,499 now £999 at Currys
The QN90B delivers Samsung’s best 4K image quality from its latest range, featuring a super-advanced mini-LED backlight for incredible brightness and best-in-class contrast, while the QLED panel means bold and natural colours. HDR looks incredible, and it’s much brighter than OLED TVs, so is ideal for daylight viewing. It’s also equipped for next-gen gaming, with 4K 120Hz and VRR support. It even sounds good! We gave the QN95B (which is essentially identical for images, but with a different design) five stars.View Deal

Sony A80J 55-inch OLED TV: was £1,399 now £999 at John Lewis
This TV from 2021 features Sony’s phenomenal image processing, plus the rich colors and infinite contrast that OLED is famed for. It’s also a ‘Perfect for PlayStation’ TV, meaning that not only supports the 4K 120Hz and VRR features of the next-gen console (as any TVs do), but also the Auto HDR Tone Mapping features, which make HDR gaming look even better. This is the cheapest it’s ever been, and though it’s an older TV, getting these kinds of features at 55 inches for under £1000 makes it an excellent deal.

Samsung 85-inch 85QN90B Neo QLED TV: was £3,999 now £2,999 at Currys
$1,000 off this 85-inch beast is an excellent buy and one of the biggest bog-screen discounts currently happening at Currys. In our review, we praised the QN85B series’ elegant design, bright images, and great gaming support. Imagine what games would look like on this set’s 85-inch screen!View Deal

Someone installing a WD Black SN850 PS5 SSD

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Here at TRG, we’re keeping a keen eye out for PS5 SSD deals. That’s because some of the best PS5 games are pushing upwards of 200GB recently, meaning they very quickly use up the PlayStation 5’s 667GB of space. So the extra storage granted by a PS5 SSD is very welcome.

But, there’s a fair bit to consider when looking for an SSD, including read and write speed. Fortunately, our Hardware Editor Aleksha McLoughlin has explained whether PS5 SSD read and write speeds really make a difference

The best SSD for PS5, the WD Black SN850 SSD, on a colourful background

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Speaking of PS5 SSDs, there are some great discounts on them available right now. 

In the US, there’s a chunky $150 off the WD Black SN850 1TB at Amazon. While those in the UK can pick up a Crucial X8 2TB Portable SSD for over £100 off at Amazon. 

There are plenty more PS5 SSD deals available right now, which you can check out below too. Act fast, though, as we’re seeing these SSD deals getting snapped up pretty quickly.

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Samsung 980 Pro 1TB: Was $129 now $119.99 at Amazon
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This is the cheapest price we’ve ever seen on the Samsung 980 Pro 1TB model. It may not sound like much, however, you’re really saving $30 here, as the previous MSRP was $150 before it was lowered earlier in the month.View Deal

WD Black SN850 1TB: Was $279.99 now $129.99 at Amazon
Save $150At better than half price, the WD Black SN850 1TB is a hard value to argue against given it’s our top PS5 SSD you can get right now.View Deal

WD_BLACK 1TB SN850X: Was $180 now $109.99 at Amazon
Save $70 Western Digital’s SSDs are reliable components for expanding your PS5’s internal storage and 1TB SN850X provides a significant amount of memory for installing more games. This is the lowest price we’ve seen for this SSD to date, so make sure to snap it up before it disappears.View Deal

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Crucial X8 2TB Portable SSD: Was £232.31 now £128.15 at Amazon
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The Crucial X8 is a simple way to expand your PS5’s storage without getting a more expensive internal SSD. But there are caveats, for a constant connection, you should use the front-facing USB-C port, and PS5 games will still need to be run from the internal storage but PS4 games will run just fine. With that in mind, this is the cheapest we’ve ever seen the Crucial X8.View Deal

Samsung 980 PRO 1 TB PCIe 4.0 M.2: Was £139.50 now £92.99 at Amazon
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The Samsung 980 Pro 1TB model has never been cheaper than this, making now the ideal opportunity to get your hands on this top-performing Gen 4.0 drive and heatsink for less. This is the cheapest 1TB SSD we’ve seen this Black Friday. You’ll need to supply your own heatsink though! View Deal

One of the best gaming chairs against a red TechRadar background

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If you’re considering picking up a great Black Friday gaming chair deal this week, then there are four things you need to know before you buy.

After all, gaming chairs can be pricey and you want to ensure that you get the right chair for you so you can game in comfort. Not every chair is going to be suited to your size, budget, and support needs. 

Pokemon Karmesin Nemila

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Argos in the UK is currently offering a great Nintendo Switch bundle. Right now, if you pick up the Nintendo Switch Neon Console & Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Bundle for £259.99, you can add a selected game for just £20 (that’s half the price they normally are).

What’s more, the selected games include the new Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and Splatoon 3. 

Nintendo Switch Neon Console & Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Bundle | Select Switch Game for £20: £279.99 at Argos
This deal at Argos takes a great bundle and makes it even better, allowing you to save 50% on a new Switch title when you purchase the bundle. This deal is sure to set you up for Christmas, especially with Pokémon Scarlet and Violet among the select titles.View Deal

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