Your one-stop game shop this Black Friday?
We’re now past Black Friday 2018 but deals on video games can still be had just about everywhere, including Target, Walmart, and Best Buy, as well as digital stores like PSN, Xbox Live, and the Switch Eshop. Alongside what you’ll find them, specialized games retailer GameStop has some terrific sales to consider as you do your shopping. And if you looked at its ad when it first launched, you may not be aware more games have been added, both on the digital side and at least one big-name physical one: Fallout 76.
The deals on the slides ahead are all for new products, but we’re talking about GameStop here, so let’s quickly see what deals it has in store for its pre-owned inventory. There are plenty of great games in used condition for under $10, including: Batman: Arkham Knight ($7), Fallout 4 on Xbox One ($9), Final Fantasy XV on PS4 ($8), Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on PS4 ($7), Titanfall 2 ($7), and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End ($7).
Members of GameStop’s PowerUp Rewards program that purchase any item between Nov. 22 and Nov. 25 will also be treated to a buy-two-get-one-free coupon that goes live on Dec. 3. If you get one, act fast: it only lasts until Dec. 9.
If, however, you are looking for slightly older used games, you can take advantage of a similar deal between Nov. 22 and Nov. 25. During that time, all pre-owned Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, DS, Wii U, and Vita games will qualify for a buy-two-get-one deal.
And lastly, a deal that no other retailer is close to matching: GameStop will mail a rebate in the form of a $70 pre-paid Visa card to anyone who purchases a used 4GB Xbox 360 Slim console from a retail GameStop location on Nov. 22 or 23, completely covering the sales price. This practically-free Xbox 360 deal is only good while supplies last!
$200 Console Bundles ($100 off!)
If you’re in the market for a new console and don’t feel that you need the added power of a PlayStation 4 Pro or an Xbox One X, GameStop has a good deal for interested PS4 Slim and Xbox One shoppers.
One of the best-received games this year was Marvel’s Spider-Man. It’s also exclusive to Sony’s console, and is part of GameStop’s $200 PlayStation 4 Slim bundle on Black Friday.
If you’re after an Xbox One, you can pick up the S model with a copy of Minecraft, also for $200.
$50 – Gift Card With Any Xbox One, PS4, or Switch Purchase (Excluding $200 Bundles)
This deal is pretty straightforward, but be sure to read the fine print! For everyone who purchases an Xbox One, PS4, or Switch during Black Friday, except for the bundles on the previous slide, they will receive a $50 GameStop gift card that can be applied to future purchases.
$100 Off PSVR Bundles
Virtual-reality gaming is still a budding market, but if you’re ready to take the plunge and are considering the PlayStation VR lineup, Black Friday may be the best time to pick up a PSVR headset. GameStop will be discounting $100 off of every new PSVR headset purchase, including the bundle with Superhot VR, Creed: Rise To Glory, and two PS Move controllers (down to $250).
Buy at GameStop: PSVR Headsets
$39 DualShock 4 Controllers (Usually $65)
Controllers are a fact of console-gaming life, and they just seem to get more and more expensive with each passing generation. So when you get the chance to pick up the DualShock 4 you’ve needed for a while for only $39, you get your butt out there and you buy that fancy controller!
Buy at GameStop: DualShock 4 Controllers
$10-$20 off Xbox One Controllers
The discount on DualShock controllers is nice and easy–it applies to every DualShock 4–but if you need a new Xbox One controller, your color-scheme preference will determine how much of a discount you get. The basic black and white models are being sold for $40 (down from $60), while specialized versions can be had for $10-$15 off the standard asking price.
Buy at GameStop: Only available in-store
Call of Duty is a hot commodity every year. Some people come for the single-player campaign, but Black Ops 4 is a purely multiplayer experience. In place of the over-the-top story mode–and adjacent to the traditional PvP and Zombies multiplayer modes–a new battle royale competition has been introduced. It’s not surprising to see that happen, but it is reassuring to see how smoothly Call of Duty’s tried-and-true DNA translated to the new style of play. At $38, GameStop will be the cheapest place to buy the game when it goes on sale this Black Friday–you’ll just have to buy it at a physical retail location to get the discount.
$40 – Fallout 76
Well, at this point, it looks like GameStop will be the only store selling Fallout 76 at a discount–and a hefty one at that. The game just came out, but you can already buy it later this week for only $40–$20 off retail. And if you’re after the Tricentennial Edition, that is also discounted by $20, down to $60.
Buy at GameStop: Fallout 76
$27 – Sports Games!
27 is an oddly specific number, but throw a dollar sign in front of it and that’s what you can expect to see on the price tag of some of this year’s biggest sports titles at GameStop during Black Friday. FIFA 19, Madden 19, NBA 2K19, and WWE 2K19 will all be on sale for $27 while supplies last.
$10 – Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition
There’s never been a game quite like Horizon Zero Dawn, and to be able to pick it up with all of its DLC for only $10 is an awesome opportunity. With robotic dinosaurs and other types of monstrous creatures roaming a world on the verge of post-apocalyptic recovery, you have little more than primitive weapons, quick wits, and modest acrobatics with which to fight back. The odds will feel stacked against you, but that only makes victory over the vicious alloy beasts all the sweeter. If you were swept up with anticipation for Breath of the Wild and somehow missed Horizon Zero Dawn back then, consider giving it a shot now that its being sold at such a ridiculously low price.
Buy at GameStop: Horizon: Zero Dawn
$17 – God Of War
While we’re recommending PlayStation 4 exclusives on sale at GameStop this Black Friday, this year’s excellent God of War reboot will be marked down to $17–another doorbuster deal worth considering. Santa Monica Studios took an aging series and revitalized it with a fresh spin on the lead character Kratos, and a new setting and set of gods to contend with. Beyond being a solid reboot, however, it’s simply a remarkable game in general. The action is hard-hitting, sights from picturesque to grotesque are rendered in great detail, and the relationship between a father and son that forms the backbone of the moment-to-moment narrative successfully draws you into the plight that lies ahead of our heroes.
Buy at GameStop: Only available in stores