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This week we'll be heading into one of the busiest shopping days of the year: Black Friday. The deals are already rolling in as gamers prep to spend, spend, spend until their heart is content and their libraries of digital software are spilling over their video game stocking. If you need a little help in finding the best prices for games and hardware, there are a few Black Friday deals to look out for.
Walmart has a PlayStation 4 with a 1TB hard drive that comes with a DualShock 4 controller for only $199.99. That's marked down from the retailer's regular price of $299.00.
If you already have a PlayStation 4 but you're looking to expand your gaming experiences with the added ability to view games in virtual reality, you can pick up a PlayStation VR headset bundle that comes with the headset itself and the PlayStation Camera for only $299.99 from Amazon. The deal is about $100 cheaper than what you would pay getting it anywhere else. In fact, buying it brand new from Amazon during the Black Friday deals week is actually about $44 cheaper than getting the cheapest unit available from a reseller offering a used unit for sale.
If you were hoping to get in on the other game bundle deals featuring the PlayStation VR, you're fresh out of luck as far as Amazon is concerned. The Skyrim VR PSVR bundle is all out of stock after Amazon made it available for $100.99 cheaper than the typical bundle price, allowing gamers to get the updated and brand new PlayStation VR headset with thinner cables and head-based stereo output, along with two PlayStation Move controllers, a PlayStation Camera, and a copy of Bethesda's Skyrim VR for only $349.00.
This is one of the newer bundles that Sony made available, and if you managed to pick it up or secure it through pre-orders, you'll likely want to flesh out your library of VR games. Thankfully Amazon also has a bevy selection of PSVR titles discounted for you, including Star Trek: Bridge Crew, which is available for a limited time for only $25.53, marked down by 49% off the normal price. Additional PlayStation software has also been marked down over on the PlayStation Store up until November 21st.
If you're not a PlayStation gamer but instead interested in the Xbox, there are a few Xbox deals to pick up as well. The Xbox One S 500GB bundle with Madden NFL 18 is marked down to $230, and it comes with an extra controller.
Unfortunately, if you were hoping to get your hands on an Xbox One X or PS4 Pro for a cheaper than usual price, it doesn't appear that either of the mid-gen refresh consoles will be discounted in the Black Friday deals.
However, don't fret because if you already have an Xbox One, Xbox One S, or Xbox One X, you can at least cash in on some great software deals. As mentioned in our previous article about Microsoft's Black Friday discounts for the Xbox One and Xbox 360, there are plenty of games that are marked down for the systems, ranging from Call of Duty: WWII and Halo 5 to Gears of War and Assassin's Creed. You'll also find plenty of discounts on physical game copies over at GameStop.
Nintendo is also getting in on the fray, with discounts on the Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS XL and the Nintendo 2DS. Some of the iterations of the handheld will be marked down to just $100. Various Nintendo exclusives like the Pokemon X and Y games, the Alpha and Sapphire, and Sun and Moon games are also discounted over on the Nintendo eShop, along with Mario Kart 7, Super Mario Maker, and Super Smash Bros., for the Nintendo 3DS.
Unfortunately the Nintendo Switch is not being discounted this holiday season and will still be sold at the regular $299 price point.