It's that time of year when we start getting ready for the Black Friday PS5 deals, and you certainly shouldn't be waiting until the day itself if you haven't bagged Sony's new console yet. Since launch, last November, the PS5 has never lasted more than a few minutes when it comes into stock, and we expect the feeding frenzy to be no different well into next year.
We're here to help point you in the right direction of the stores most likely to get the PS5 in next. There won't be any discounts on the console, though, and Black Friday PlayStation 5 bundles that appear will likely feature a range of items all added at full price because people will pay it. Sad, but true. So, if you see a sensibly priced PS5 at any moment from now, just bag it while you can.
It's not all bad news, as the genuine stars of the Black Friday PS5 deals will be found on some of the very best PS5 headsets, PS5 games, some of the various colors of PS5 controllers, and a bunch of other neat accessories. We think storage is going to be big this year, too, so be sure to take a look at our dedicated Black Friday PS5 SSD deals page for the latest discounts on those impressive internal storage upgrades, as we think you'll be able to make a solid saving. If you're still shopping for a PS5, though...
Check these stores for PS5 stock
- PS5 ($499.99): Amazon | Walmart | Best Buy | Target | GameStop | Newegg
- PS5 Digital Edition ($399.99): Amazon | Walmart | Best Buy | Target | GameStop | Newegg
Top Black Friday PS5 deals you can buy now
Save $80: The price just keeps dropping on this one making it one of the best Black Friday PS5 SSd deals around as this is actually $15 less than the previous all-time-low price last week. As one of the top-rated SSDs for the PlayStation 5, it's great to see such a low price.
Save $50: This is one of the best wireless gaming headsets around right now and Razer has released it in a lovely white model for the PS5. With boomy 50mm drivers and excellent 7.1 spatial surround sound this is fantastic for added immersion be it absorbing your surroundings in single-player or listing for directional incoming fire online. The price has never been lower than today too.
Save $500: This is one of the best early Black Friday PS5 TV deals we've seen thanks to this outrageous discount. The Samsung QN85A is a fantastic fit for your PS5 and of course comes with a 120hz display. Mini LED technology allows super detailed brightness and dimming in more precise locations and you're less likely to get image burn-in than with some OLED TVs if you play games with a lot of static elements on-screen.
Save $20: PlayStation Plus is your ticket to online multiplayer, exclusive deals and discounts, increased cloud storage, and access to free games every month. It's usually $60 for the whole year, but occasionally you'll see it drop down to $40. This is definitely a deal you don't want to miss, and if you're in the middle of your current subscription, but the discounted year today and just wait to redeem it.
Save $12: It may not be Xbox Game Pass, but PlayStation Now is the next best thing for PlayStation users. With access to hundreds of digital games across console and PC, PS Now lets you game as much as you want without breaking the bank. And instead of paying $60 for the whole year, you can now get 12-months for just $48.
Save $20: Sucker Punch knocked it out of the park with Ghost of Tsushima, and now you can get its excellent Director's Cut — complete with the Iki Island expansion — for just $40. Become Tsushima's hero as Jin Sakai and drive out the Mongol invasion through any means necessary.
Save $35: Deathloop is some of the very best that Arkane has to offer, and fans of Prey or Dishonored should give it a shot. When you find yourself stuck in a timeloop and being hunted down by an island of lunatics and assassins, you'll need to kill the eight Visionaries responsible to free yourself.
Where to find the best Black Friday PS5 deals
We really expect things to get going sooner rather than later, and we'll be rounding up some of our favorite deals right here on this page. The stores below are all solid shouts if you'd like to check out what's happening right now.
- Amazon: expect strong deals on games, headsets, 120hz TVs and all things PS5
- Best Buy: a bit of everything, but one to watch for storage especially lately
- Walmart: competitive on game prices and a hot contender for restocks
- Newegg: hardware specialist often has great SSD picks
Black Friday PS5 deals: Internal SSD
Now that the PS5's internal SSD expansion bay has been unlocked by Sony, you'll be able to increase the internal storage capacity. This is better than using external storage solutions, as you'll be able to run PS5 titles directly from these SSDs. They're pretty expensive, so any discount at all is much appreciated. Be wary, though, as some do not come with a heatsink attached. You'll need to add one yourself (a simple two-minute task). One like this from Amazon is a reliable option — it's the one I'm using right now.
Black Friday PS5 deals: Headsets
Black Friday always comes up with the goods for gaming headsets, and you stand to save a lot of money on some of the best models. We'll keep you updated with some of our absolute favorites, but while we wait, be sure to keep an eye on our price comparison widget below, which automatically updates with the latest prices on some of the top-rated audio beauties.
Black Friday PS5 deals: Controllers
We'd hoped for some neat third-party PS5 controllers to be released this year, but it simply hasn't happened. Many last-gen third-party picks will work on PS5, but only for playing PS4 games. Sony did release two new colors of the official DualSense PS5 controllers, though, in Midnight Black and Cosmic Red. You'll find today's cheapest prices directly below.
Black Friday PS5 deals: TV
Prices have been coming down nicely in recent weeks on some truly jaw-dropping TVs. If you're after that full next-gen experience, then our price comparison chart below highlights some of the best 120Hz HDMI 2.1 TVs below. We think the slightly older (but still epic) LG OLED CX series is the one to watch for the biggest price drops. However, the 2021 upgrade, the LG C1, has had some tempting offers too lately. Stay tuned, and we'll highlight more discounts in detail throughout the busy shopping season.
Black Friday PS5 deals: PlayStation Plus
PlayStation Plus is required to play games online and it also gets you access to a few free games each month, along with a collection of PS4 games to download to your PS5 at any time. It also unlocks regular exclusive discounts during sales on the PSN store too. The Black Friday season is a great time to pick up a cheap PlayStation Plus deal as we always see discounts, usually on the longer 12-month subscriptions. Heck, we've even seen some retailers bust out a special 15-month deal. You might get lucky and spot something on PSN, but we generally find retailers like Amazon or CDKeys come up with the best prices. And don't forget, PlayStation Plus subscriptions do stack, so even if you have time left on your current sub, you can just add this on top straight away.
When do the Black Friday PS5 deals begin?
Many Black Friday PS5 deals will begin on November 26, but there's a change in the air right now. Over the years, we've seen many retailers go even earlier than Black Friday itself. With all the shipping and production issues happening right now, buyers are being advised to start their Christmas shopping sooner rather than later.
The Monday before Black Friday is often a time when retailers try and make a break for it and grab your attention, so expect a lot of action on that day for sure. We've seen the likes of Best Buy launch a few early Black Friday sales recently. Also, look out for Black Friday guarantee-type messaging on some retailer deals as this promises their prices won't go lower on Black Friday.
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Brendan oversees content strategy for our buying guides and deal pages here at Android Central and also our sister sites iMore and Windows Central. He's a former freelance games journalist, then the first-ever Deals Editor for TechRadar, and then the Managing Editor of eCommerce & Hardware at GamesRadar before joining us. When he's not rummaging through online sales or trying to appease the Google algorithm you'll find him binging boxsets and Game Pass titles, testing PS5 SSDs, and trying to decide which phone he loves more between the Fold 3, Flip 3, and Note 20 Ultra.