UPDATE: Nov. 13, 2023, 12:40 p.m. EST This article has been has been updated with the latest early Black Friday deals for games, consoles, accessories, and more.
Best gaming deals for Black Friday 2023:
Black Friday is always a wonderful time for gamers. Console bundles, massive game discounts, extra perks with your purchases — the retail world really takes care of us during the holiday shopping season.
And this year isn’t going to be any different. In fact, it may even be better, because the supply chain issues that plagued new-gen console production for the past few years are seemingly over (knock on wood). Yes, that means if you want a PlayStation 5, you can actually get one now. We never thought we’d see the day.
As we do every year, we’ve started rounding up all the best deals that you can get ahead of Black Friday, from individual games to accessories and everything in between. Whether you’re mainly a PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo player, there’s something here for you.
Just make sure to keep checking back occasionally, because we’ll be updating this page with new deals as they come in throughout the big shopping event.
Why we like it
What’s that? You haven’t played the best Star Wars game of all time? Well, let’s change that — Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, the sequel to 2019’s excellent Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, is $27 off the original price ahead of Black Friday. And to add to an already great deal, this offer applies to the Deluxe Edition, which gets you a bunch of fun in-game bonuses. Snag your copy in the PlayStation Store and embark on a galactic journey like you’ve never seen before.
More PlayStation deals
We haven’t found any deals on PlayStation Plus memberships yet, but check back later.
Why we like it
With the smaller, more focused Assassin’s Creed Mirage just recently being released, some AC fans may still be clamoring for the open-world style that has now become the franchise’s bread and butter. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will certainly scratch that itch — it’s massive, and it’s a direct predecessor to Mirage, so you’ll probably want to play it anyway. You can pick up a copy of the Ragnarok edition at Best Buy for just $24.99, a full $55 off the original price ahead of Black Friday.
More Xbox deals
Nintendo Switch deals
Why we like it
Nintendo’s go-to holiday bundle gets you a standard (non-OLED) Switch, a digital copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and a three-month Nintendo Switch Online membership (you’d spend almost $370 if you bought each piece separately). The bundle went live two months earlier than usual this year, and it’s still in stock at Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Walmart, and in the My Nintendo Store. That will probably change as we get closer to the holiday season, so consider yourself warned.
Nintendo Switch games
Nintendo Switch hardware
Controllers and accessories
PC gaming deals
Why we like it
The first-generation Razer BlackShark V2 Pro is the comfiest gaming headset we’ve tested: With FlowKnit memory foam ear cushions and a padded headband, you can wear it for hours at a time without getting a headache. It comes equipped with immersive THX Spatial Audio, intuitive on-ear controls, and a crystal-clear mic, and it works with PlayStation and Nintendo Switch consoles in addition to PCs.
PC gaming peripherals
Gaming laptop deals
Gaming laptops under $500
Gaming laptops under $1,000
HP Victus 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop (AMD Ryzen 5 7535HS Processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $665
Lenovo LOQ 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i5-13420H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050, 8GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $679.99
Asus TUF A17 Gaming Laptop (AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, GeForce GTX 1650, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $686
Acer Nitro 5 (Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $749.99
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 (AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $749.99
Gigabyte 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop (Intel i7-12650H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $799.99
Lenovo Legion 5 (AMD Ryzen 7 7735H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $899.99
Acer Nitro 17 Gaming Laptop (AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS Octa-Core, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $969
Asus ROG Strix G16 (Intel Core i5-13450HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $999.99
HP OMEN 16.1-inch Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $999.99
Gaming laptops $1,000 and up
MSI Raider GE76 (Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $1,049
Asus TUF Gaming F17 Gaming Laptop (AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, GeForce RTX 4050, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $1,099.99
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 Gaming Laptop (AMD Ryzen 9, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $1,299.99
Dell G15 5530 Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7-13650HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $1,308.89
MSI Stealth 16-inch Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7 13620H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $1,499.99
MSI Vector GP68HX (Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080, 16GB. RAM, 1TB SSD) — $1,699
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i9-13900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $1,749.99
Asus ROG Strix G17 Gaming Laptop (AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX, GeForce RTX 4070, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $1,899
Razer Blade 14 Gaming Laptop (AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080Ti, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $1,999.99
Razer Blade 15 Gaming Laptop (12th Gen Intel 14-Core i9, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $1999.99
Razer Blade 17 Gaming Laptop (Intel Core i7, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $1,999.99