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Ah, GameStop on Black Friday, is there any place better in the entire world? It’s here on this day once a year that you’re able to walk in with a crisp $100 bill and walk away with stack(s) of games – if you know what to buy.
Your best bet to walking away with a bundle of games and your wallet still in tact is to get there early – a whole day early, in fact.
GameStop will be open for a limited time on November 23 2017, one full day before Black Friday officially kicks off on November 24.
While November 23 will be a day filled with the typical Thanksgiving faire, it will now also be filled with great game deals, too! Talk about a win-win.
GameStop’s decision to open early speaks to just how big of a shopping event the week of Black Friday has become, with many customers opting to hit stores earlier than Black Friday itself. This year, many folks will finish their turkey and mashed potatoes, then head to GameStop to get the best deals on products like the Xbox One X, Nintendo Switch, PS4 Pro and SNES Classic early.
So, where should you be looking for the best GameStop Black Friday deals? Well, right here of course! Throughout the next few weeks, TechRadar will host all the information you need to know about the deals at GameStop – what time stores open up on November 23, what exclusive deals you’ll find in-store vs online and which fantastic games you need to snatch up when deals go live.
That said, another excellent resource is the GameStop Black Friday Sale web page. Though no items are posted here yet, this will be where you’ll find all of the GameStop Black Friday online deals when they go live in the next week.
So, are you ready to see what sales GameStop is likely planning for the biggest shopping day of the year? Want to know what products you can save on right now? Keep reading to find out.
GameStop Black Friday deals quick links
GameStop Black Friday ad leaks
There are currently no GameStop Black Friday ad leaks to be found, however, we’ll update this page as soon as those become available.
Last year, the GameStop Black Friday ad flyer leaked two weeks before Black Friday, giving shoppers a complete look at all the console, game and accessory sales way ahead of time. There’s a good chance the GameStop Black Friday 2017 catalog will be out well in advance of Black Friday this year.
GameStop deals before Black Friday
While Black Friday remains the definitive shopping day for the game retailer, it’s not the only time you’ll be able to catch a great deal on your favorite games (which, this year, should include Star Wars Battlefront II, Super Mario Odyssey, Destiny 2, Call of Duty WWII and Assassin’s Creed Origins).
In fact, GameStop sales run every day of the week, every week of the year.
There are two places you can go to find the latest deals: the GameStop Weekly Ad page and the GameStop Deals page. Both offer the latest GameStop deals, whether valid for a week or only one day and the trick is to check both pages regularly as the discounts on consoles, games and other swag change frequently.
Here are some of the top savings GameStop is offering right now.
Xbox One 500GB pre-owned with six-month Xbox Live Gold Membership for $229.99 (regularly $259.99) GameStop is a purveyor of pre-owned gaming machines, which are backed by a guarantee to work and a 7-day money back guarantee. Considering this console retails for $299.99 elsewhere, you’re getting a good bargain for a refurbished Xbox One, plus a six-month membership to Xbox Live Gold.
For Honor brand-new on PS4 or Xbox One for $24.99 (regularly $49.99) Fantasy fighting is the name of the game in Ubisoft’s For Honor. The game, which came out earlier this year, pits you against warriors from across time to see who has the strongest mettle.
Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration Edition for $24.99 (regularly $39.99) Lara Croft has been raiding tombs, uncovering the mysteries of ancient civilizations and generally kicking butt for 20 years now. To celebrate this accomplishment, the game’s publisher Square Enix has compiled a special edition of Lara’s latest adventure, Rise of the Tomb Raider, for PS4 owners looking to add a little adventure to their game library.
Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 Remix for $24.99 (Regularly $39.99) If real-time strategy combat are more your scene, Square Enix has also published an HD remix of the first two Kingdom Hearts games – available exclusively on PS4.
Agents of Mayhem for PS4 and Xbox One for $24.99 (Regularly $39.99) Deep Silver is probably best known for its Saint Row series – an over-the-top parody of the Grand Theft Auto games that put you into the boots of a super-powered crime lord. Agents of Mayhem, the spiritual successor to Saints Row, is cut from the same cloth but trades out the street lamp-lit cities of America for the neon-filled world of Seoul, South Korea.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain pre-owned for $14.99 (regularly $17.99) This edition in the classic Konami series can be yours for $3 less than its usual price, and $5 less than if you bought it new.
Expected GameStop Black Friday deals
GameStop’s Black Friday sales will focus on the big three consoles: the Xbox One X, PS4 and Nintendo Switch. The SNES Classic, too, will be a hot-ticket item at GameStop this year but could be a bit harder to track down due to shortages.
Not only are we anticipating major price drops on the game machines themselves (the Xbox One S, for example, is dropping down to just $189 on Black Friday), but also tantalizing bundles and savings on standalone games that will make any shopper (and their wallet) smile.
Xbox One X GameStop Black Friday deals: Calling it now: the Xbox One X will be one of 2017’s hottest holiday gifts. And with the Xbox One X release date happening on November 7, we expect Microsoft and retailers like GameStop to offer sizeable discounts and must-buy Xbox One X bundles by the time Black Friday rolls around. You know, to keep the excitement going. Also look for the older Xbox One S and standard Xbox One to get clearing-house prices.
PS4 GameStop Black Friday deals: In order to compete with its rival, the Xbox One X, Sony’s system should see big price cuts on Black Friday 2017. GameStop will no doubt be right there to offer shoppers the deepest PlayStation discounts it can. PS4 bundles tend to be Sony’s go-to strategy over Black Friday, and it’s with these that you’ll really save.
Nintendo Switch GameStop Black Friday deals: Not only will the Nintendo Switch likely have its price slashed at GameStop this Black Friday, but with Super Mario Odyssey releasing on October 27, we should see a discounted bundle that includes the game with the console/handheld hybrid come late November. Overall, Black Friday 2017 is a chance for Switch to make a statement, and Nintendo would be wise to seize the moment with sales.
Game deals for Black Friday at GameStop: By now you probably get the picture that GameStop is all about deeply discounted games, including pre-owned titles at dollar-store prices. Black Friday will be the opportune time to buy games like FIFA 18 and Super Mario Odyssey as stocking stuffers and to flush out your own collection without spending a fortune.
VR and accessory GameStop Black Friday deals: Last but certainly not least, sales and bundles for the Sony PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR headsets are likely to be on offer at GameStop, especially considering Oculus Rift has permanently lowered its price to just $399.99. You’ll also find more accessory savings than you know what to do with, if last year’s sales on headsets, controllers and chairs are anything to go buy.
More GameStop Black Friday deals to come
With GameStop opening its retail stores on Thanksgiving, the gaming kingpin will essentially have four full days of Black Friday deals. Of course, this is all before Cyber Monday, which will have its own set of mega sales on offer.
We’re likely just a few weeks away from the GameStop Black Friday ad making itself public. Armed with that info, you’ll be able to get your Black Friday shopping game plan in order. There will always be unanticipated surprise sales, however, and for those, we suggest you stick with TechRadar as we’ll bring you all the deals as we uncover them.