- Many stores have already launched their video game sales for Black Friday and the holiday season.
- Sony’s main offerings are a discounted PlayStation 4 bundle with “Marvel’s Spider-Man” and a big price drop on PlayStation’s virtual-reality headset.
- Plenty of PlayStation 4 games will be on sale during the weekend too, including PS4 exclusive titles like “God of War” and “Horizon: Zero Dawn.”
With Black Friday just a few days away, early video game sales have begun.
Sony recently announced that it had sold 86 million PlayStation 4 units worldwide, making it the most popular video game console on the market. That number is certain to grow during this year’s holiday sales, with a special bundle dropping the PlayStation 4 to its lowest price ever and steep discounts on the console’s virtual-reality headset, the PlayStation VR.
Here are the lowest prices for PlayStation consoles and games this holiday season:
This $200 PlayStation 4 bundle is the cheapest the system has ever been.
- Sony Interactive Entertainment
The bundle will be one of the most sought-after video game gifts this holiday season. Sony is offering the redesigned slim model with the year’s most popular PS4 exclusive. “Marvel’s Spider-Man,” an open-world adventure for gamers of all ages, broke sales records with a massive launch in September.
PlayStation VR bundles are $100 cheaper for the holidays.
- Sony Interactive Entertainment
The PlayStation VR, one of the best-received virtual-reality headsets, has reached its lowest price point so far.
There are a few PSVR bundles with different games, but I’d recommend the “Astro Bot Rescue Mission” and “Moss” bundle, pictured above. Both games came out this year and offer a wonderfully immersive VR experience.
If you’re willing to pay a bit more, the “Creed: Rise to Glory” and “Superhot VR” bundle comes with two PlayStation Move controllers, a slightly better value for the price. “Superhot VR” is also one of the most exciting VR games I’ve played, making full use of the motion controls and VR headset.
Keep in mind that the headset must be hooked up to a PlayStation 4 to work, and games with motion controls may require the PlayStation Move controllers, which are not included in every bundle.
Here are the available PlayStation VR bundles:
- PlayStation VR “Astro Bot Rescue Mission” and “Moss” bundle – $199 at GameStop, Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Amazon, and Newegg.
- PlayStation VR “Creed: Rise to Glory” and “Superhot VR” bundle (comes with two PlayStation Move controllers) – $249 at GameStop, Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Amazon, and Newegg
- PlayStation VR “Doom VFR” bundle – $199 at GameStop, Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Amazon, and Newegg
- PlayStation VR “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR” bundle (comes with two PlayStation Move controllers) – $250 at GameStop and Target (available only in stores)
You’ll find deals on PlayStation games new and old in stores and online.
- Best Buy
Hundreds of PlayStation games will be on sale for Black Friday and throughout the holiday season, including new games released in the past few months.
Here are more than 20 discounted games to look out for, at the cheapest prices we could find – keep in mind that most major stores will have sales on the same games, even if the prices are a few dollars apart:
- “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey” – $27 at GameStop
- “Call of Duty Black Ops 4” – $38 at GameStop
- “Dragon Ball FighterZ” – $17 at Walmart
- “Fallout 76” – $40 at GameStop
- “Far Cry 5” – $20 at Best Buy
- “Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition” – $20 at Best Buy and GameStop
- “God of War” – $17 at GameStop
- “Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition” – $20 at Best Buy and GameStop
- “Horizon: Zero Dawn Complete Edition” – $10 at GameStop
- “Injustice 2: Legendary Edition” – $20 at GameStop and Best Buy
- “Marvel’s Spider-Man” – $39.59 in the PlayStation Store
- “Madden 19” – $27 at GameStop
- “Middle Earth: Shadow of War” – $10 at GameStop
- “Monster Hunter: World” – $17 at Walmart
- “NBA 2K19” – $30 at Best Buy, Walmart, and Target
- “No Man’s Sky -$25 at Best Buy
- “Onrush” – $20 at Best Buy
- “Overwatch: Origins Edition” – $15 at Target
- “Persona 5” – $20 in the PlayStation Store
- “Red Dead Redemption II” – $60 with $10 gift card at GameStop
- “Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Gold Edition” – $17 at Walmart
- “Shadow of the Tomb Raider” – $27 at GameStop
- “Soulcalibur VI” – $35 at Walmart and Target
- “Star Wars Battlefront II” – $7.99 at Best Buy
- “Starlink: Battle for Atlas – $34.99 at Best Buy
- “Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection” – $19.99 at Best Buy and GameStop
- “We Happy Few” – $35 at Walmart and Target
- “WWE 2K19” – $27 at GameStop
If you’re interested in getting digital copies of your games, Sony is also offering a bunch more sales in the PlayStation Store.
Seasonal discounts on PlayStation Plus and controllers can save you money later.
Once you’ve decided on which games you want to pick up, you should look to grab a cheap PlayStation Plus subscription as well.
PlayStation Plus is required to play games online and offers subscribers free games each month. A Plus subscription is normally $60 a year, but it has been discounted to $40 for Black Friday sales. Even if you’re already a PlayStation Plus subscriber, you can add 12 more months to your subscription at a lower price if you invest now.
Finally, if you plan on playing at home with friends, you can pick up an extra controller for $39 at Walmart or $40 at GameStop, Best Buy, Target, and Kohl’s. The PlayStation Move controllers aren’t on sale outside of the VR bundles, but Amazon and Newegg are offering a pair for $80, a $20 discount.