Black Friday falls on November 29th this year, and it’s known as the first day of the holiday shopping season. Companies throw out amazing deals. And consumers go wild for them, camping out and bursting through doors in the wee morning hours to get an insane deal on TVs, electronics, video games, and honestly, anything that isn’t nailed down. If we are honest with ourselves, Black Friday is best known for violence.

To make your holiday shopping and deal-hunting easier, we rounded up the some of best Black Friday and Cyber Monday gaming deals from the elite stores so you can choose ahead of time where and when to wait. Some of the stores below already have deals going on. So you’ll also see the dates and times for each store’s sales.

Put on your steel-toed boots and let’s get shopping!

Amazon

Amazon seemed to go very light on the video games this year for its sales. In fact, there didn’t seem to be any, surprizingly. However, there’s a small range of accessories for PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One. All of which fall under the $50 price range.

Dates

  • November 1-22: Pre-Black Friday deals available in “Happy HoliDeals” sale
  • Starting November 22: More deals will go live every day up until Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and probably the week after Cyber Monday.

Deals

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Best Buy

If you’re going to be standing in the cold in front of Best Buy this year, they’ll have a ton of games on sale across all three major console platforms and all under the $50 price range.  They might not open until 8 am but get there way before. People tend to hound those doors.

Best Buy will also be doing bundles and accessories galore. We’ve listed some of them below, but if you want to see everything, check out their website.

Dates and Times

  • November 28-December 1: Black Friday deals and doorbusters will be available.
    • Online deals start on Thanksgiving.

Best Buy store hours:

  • Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28: 5 PM – 1 AM
  • Black Friday, Nov. 29: 8 AM – 10 PM
  • Saturday, Nov. 30: 9 AM – 10 PM
  • Sunday, Dec. 1: 11 AM – 8 PM

Deals

Under $50

Nintendo Switch Games:

  • Assassin’s Creed III Remastered – $15
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – $20
  • Collection of Mana – $20
  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age – $25
  • Mario Tennis Aces – $40
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – $25
  • Octopath Traveler – $40
  • Rocket League – $20
  • Splatoon 2 – $40
  • Super Mario Odyssey – $40
  • Super Mario Party – $40
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — $40
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition – $45
  • Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair – $20

PlayStation 4 Games:

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – $15
  • Borderlands 3 – $28
  • Code Vein – $40
  • Control – $30
  • Days Gone – $20
  • Greedfall – $30
  • Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition – $10
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man Game of the Year Edition – $15
  • MediEvil – $20
  • Nier: Automata GOTY Edition – $20
  • Nioh – $10
  • Ratchet & Clank – $10
  • Resident Evil 2 – $15
  • Shenmue 3 – $35
  • Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection – $10

Xbox One Games:

  • Diablo III: Eternal Edition – $15
  • The Division 2 – $15
  • Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition – $15
  • Gears 5 – $25
  • Madden NFL 20 – $28
  • Metro Exodus – $20
  • NBA 2K20 – $28
  • Sea of Thieves – $20
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition – $20
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood Deluxe Edition – $20

$50 – $150 Price Range

  • Nintendo Switch Joy-Con (L/R) Neon Red/Blue or Gray – $60
  • Xbox One S (1TB) All-Digital Edition with Minecraft, Sea of Thieves, and Fortnite DLC – $150
  • PlayStation Gold Wireless Headsets – $70

$150 – $300 Price Range

  • PS4 Slim (1TB) with God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition, and The Last of Us Remastered – $200
  • Xbox One S (1TB) with NBA 2K20 – $200
  • Nintendo Switch with a free digital copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and screen protector – $300
  • PlayStation VR Mega Pack bundle with a camera and five games – $200
  • Logitech G920 Driving Force Racing Wheel (Xbox One/PC) – $200

$300 – $500 Price Range

  • Xbox One X (1TB) with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Deluxe Edition and 3-month Xbox Live Gold – $350

$500 And Above Price Range

  • Asus 15.6″ Gaming Laptop – $580

Target

Target’s game deals are pretty decent and are, so far, the lowest prices I’ve seen on a number of first-party Switch games. The console bundles and accessories aren’t the biggest selection and are similar to other stores. Target is also one of the only stores advertising something called the Harry Potter-themed Kano Coding Kit and it looks amazing!

Dates and Times

  • November 27: So, if you are part of Target’s Red Card club, you will actually get into the Early Access Sale that runs all day, with select deals for Circle members available starting at 6 PM (online only).
  • November 28-30: Black Friday deals and doorbusters available
    • Online deals become available starting Thanksgiving morning through November 30th while supplies last
  • December 1-8: Cyber Week deals available (online only)

Target store hours:

  • Thanksgiving Day, November 28: 5 PM – 1 AM
  • Black Friday, November 29: 7 AM – 11 PM (normal closing time)
  • Saturday, November 30: 8 AM – 11 PM (normal hours)

Deals

Under $50

Nintendo Switch Games

  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy – $15
  • Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled – $15
  • Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and Lion King – $15
  • Just Dance 2020 – $25
  • Killer Queen Black – $15
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle – $15
  • Mario Tennis Aces – $30
  • NBA 2K20 – $30
  • Overwatch: Legendary Edition – $25
  • Spyro Reignited Trilogy – $25
  • Super Mario Odyssey – $30
  • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD – $25
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – $30

PlayStation 4 Games

  • Borderlands 3 – $35
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – $45
  • Control – $25
  • Dragon Quest Builders 2 – $30
  • FIFA 20 – $30
  • Ghost Recon Breakpoint – $30
  • Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Online Edition – $15
  • Just Dance 2020 – $25
  • Kingdom Hearts 3 – $15
  • Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition – $35
  • Mortal Kombat 11 – $30
  • Need for Speed Heat – $35
  • NHL 20 – $35
  • Rage 2 – $30
  • Rainbow Six Siege – $15
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 – $30
  • Resident Evil 2 – $15
  • WWE 2K20 – $30

Xbox One Games

  • Borderlands 3 – $35
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – $45
  • Control – $25
  • Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and Lion King – $15
  • FIFA 20 – $30
  • Forza Horizon 4 – $25
  • Gears 5 – $35
  • Kingdom Hearts 3 – $15
  • Madden NFL 20 – $30
  • Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition – $35
  • Mortal Kombat 11 – $30
  • Need for Speed Heat – $35
  • NHL 20 – $35
  • Rainbow Six Siege – $15
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 – $30
  • WWE 2K20 – $30

$50 – $150 Price Range

  • Sony Noise-Canceling Bluetooth headphones – $90
  • Harry Potter-themed Kano Coding Kit – $50

$150 – $300 Price Range

  • PS4 Slim (1TB) with God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition, and The Last of Us Remastered – $200
  • Xbox One S (1TB) with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and $40 Target gift card – $200
  • PSVR bundle with a camera and five games – $200
  • PSVR with a camera, two Move controllers, and Everybody’s Golf/Blood & Truth – $250
  • Marvel upright Arcade Cabinet – $250

$300 – $500 Price Range

  • Xbox One X (1TB) with Gears 5 and $40 Target gift card – $350
  • Nintendo Switch: a free copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – $300

$500 And Above Price Range

  • HP Omen 15.6″ gaming laptop – $900
  • HP Pavilion 15.6″ gaming laptop – $600

Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit

Walmart

Like many of the other big box stores, Walmart didn’t shy away from showing off their video game-related sales. The deals are wide-ranging this Black Friday. They’ll have numerous Nintendo Switch exclusives at some of their lowest prices. You can also save big on recently released PS4 and Xbox One games. As far as console deals, you’ll find they have similar prices as Target and Best Buy.

Dates and Times

  • November 22: Pre-Black Friday sale begins
  • November 27-29: All Black Friday deals will be available
    • Online deals start Wednesday, November 27 at 7 PM PT / 10 PM ET
    • See Black Friday store hours below

Walmart store hours:

  • Thanksgiving Day, November 28: Black Friday deals start at 6 PM local time. Sometimes Walmart lets you come early and fill up your cart before the Black Friday sales have officially started. You just have to wait until 6 PM to checkout.
  • Friday, November 29: Check with your local store. Many Walmart stores are open 24 hours/day.

Deals

Under $50

Nintendo Switch Games

  • CTR: Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled – $25
  • Diablo 3: Eternal Collection – $25
  • Final Fantasy X/X-2 – $25
  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age – $25
  • Just Dance 2020 – $25
  • Lego DC Super Villains – $15
  • Lego Harry Potter Collection – $15
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle – $20
  • Mario Tennis Aces – $30
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – $30
  • Splatoon 2 – $30
  • Super Dragon Ball Heroes World Mission – $25
  • Super Mario Odyssey – $30
  • Super Mario Party – $30
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – $30

PlayStation 4 Games

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – $20
  • Borderlands 3 – $30
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – $38
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy – $15
  • CTR: Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled – $25
  • Days Gone – $20
  • FIFA 20 – $27
  • Ghost Recon Breakpoint – $30
  • God of War – $15
  • Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition – $15
  • Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition – $15
  • Jump Force – $20
  • Just Cause 4 – $20
  • Kingdom Hearts 3 – $20
  • Madden NFL 20 – $27
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man GOTY Edition – $15
  • Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition – $30
  • Mortal Kombat 11 – $25
  • Rainbow Six Siege – $15
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 – $30
  • Resident Evil 2 – $20
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – $25
  • Spyro Reignited Trilogy – $25
  • The Last of Us Remastered – $15
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – $15
  • World War Z – $20
  • WWE 2K20 – $27

Xbox One Games

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – $20
  • Borderlands 3 – $30
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – $38
  • CTR: Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled – $25
  • Devil May Cry 5 – $20
  • Forza Horizon 4 – $25
  • Gears 5 – $30
  • Ghost Recon Breakpoint – $30
  • Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition – $15
  • Halo 5: Guardians – $15
  • Jump Force – $20
  • Minecraft Master Edition – $20
  • Mortal Kombat 11 – $25
  • Overwatch: Legendary Edition – $15
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 – $15
  • Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville – $25
  • PUBG – $15
  • Rainbow Six Siege – $15
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 – $30
  • Resident Evil 2 – $20
  • Sea of Thieves Anniversary Edition (Digital) – $25
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – $25
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition – $20
  • WWE 2K20 – $27

$50 – $150 Price Range

  • Xbox One S (1TB) All-Digital Edition with Minecraft, Sea of Thieves, and Fortnite DLC – $149
  • Oculus Go (32GB) – $149
  • Microsoft Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, Black – $180

$150 – $300 Price Range

  • PS4 Slim (1TB) with God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition, and The Last of Us Remastered – $200
  • Xbox One S (1TB) with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – $200
  • Final Fight Arcade Machine by Arcade 1UP – $200
  • Street Fighter II Arcade Machine by Arcade 1UP – $245

$300 – $500 Price Range

  • Xbox One X (1TB) with Gears 1-5 – $350
  • Nintendo Switch (older model) with a free digital copy of Mario Kart 8 – $300
  • Sony PlayStation VR Blood & Truth and Everybody’s Golf Bundle – $309

$500 And Above Price Range

  • HP Pavilion 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop – $500

So, that does it for the big box stores. There are sales for some of your favorite gaming sites as well out there so keep your eyes peeled. Be careful out there and try not to go alone if you can help it. It can be messy.

Interested in anything in the above lists? Tell us in the comment section below!

Have a great holiday from all of us here at GAW!

 

 

 

 

About The Author

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John Donadio a.k.a. SomeBeardy2Love is the COO here at GAW. He once had a show that he produced, wrote, and co-hosted called the Wide World of Games, you can probably find it on youtube. He is also a co-host on a podcast called Party Up! John is an Action-Adventurer, platformer, RPGer, and FPS kind of gamer. Quick to play any game that has magic, swordplay, and/or stealthy elements. If you can customize a character he is in it for the long haul or just give me your 2D platform and he's a happy camper. What else do you expect from a gamer with a beard and a bow tie tattoo? Seriously.