Black Friday gaming deals are already underway, even if the big day is still days away. We’ve been seeing gaming deals crop up all week, with more breaking cover every hour. We’ve seen steep discounts on Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch OLED, and, well, not on the PS5 itself yet, but PS5 SSDs are down to the lowest price we’ve ever seen.
We’ve spun up this live blog to share the best Black Friday deals with you as we spot them, as well as occasional advice and warnings about what you should and shouldn’t impulse buy when it comes to gaming hardware.
If you have a particular platform in mind, we have hubs for the best Black Friday PS5 deals, Xbox Series X Black Friday deals, and Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals. We’ll be updating those consistently over the next few days but for the most up-to-date feed of deals, keep your eyes here on the live blog.
The single, most important piece of advice I'd like to leave you with is that while we are seeing steep discounts on gaming hardware, accessories, and the games themselves, it is easy to get carried away and spend more than you mean to. Make a list of what you think you need, be it new games, more storage space on your console, or a second gamepad to play co-op games, and try to stick to it.
Today’s best Black Friday gaming deals (US)
- Astro A50 Gaming Headset: save $50 at Amazon
- Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Switch): 41% off at Amazon
- Nintendo Switch + Mario Kart + 3 months NSO: $299 at Best Buy
- PlayStation Pulse 3D Wireless Headset: $69 at Amazon
- PS5 DualSense Charging Station: lowest price yet at BestBuy
- Razer Enki X gaming chair: save $69
- Seagate Xbox Storage Expansion Card: save $20 at Amazon
Today’s best Black Friday gaming deals (UK)
- Elden Ring (PS5): £25 at Amazon
- Nintendo Switch + Mario Kart + 3 months NSO: £259 at Nintendo Store
- Nintendo Switch OLED: £269.99 at Smyths
- PS Pulse 3D Wireless Headset (Midnight Black): £69.99 at Amazon
- PS5 DualSense Charging Station: lowest price yet at Amazon
- Seagate Xbox Storage Expansion Card: save £35 at Amazon
- Splatoon 3: save 26% at Amazon
Hi folks! It’s Vic Hood, TRG’s Associate Editor. I’ll be bringing you the best Black Friday gaming deals for the next few hours before handing over to my esteemed colleague Rhys Wood. So let’s get cracking.
If you’re on the hunt for a great PlayStation 5 headset then you’re in luck. We’re already seeing discounts on some of the best PS5 headsets right now, in both the US and UK, at a variety of retailers.
In the US, you can save just over $30 on the PlayStation PULSE 3D Wireless Headset, $20 on the Razer X Kaira, $50 on the Astro Gaming A50, and over $90(!) on the EPOS H3 Hybrid.
In the UK, too, there’s £18 off the PlayStation PULSE 3D Wireless Headset (and £20 off the Midnight Black edition), $70 off the Astro Gaming A50, nearly $30 off the Razer Kaira X, and a whopping £70 off the SteelSeries Arctis 7P+.
While I expect some of these headsets will come down in price closer to the big day on Friday, if you’re wanting a discount on a great PS5 headset then you can’t go wrong with these deals.
PlayStation Pulse 3D Wireless Headset: Was
$100 now $69 at Amazon
Save $31 – The impressive Pulse 3D headset has now reached its historic lowest price. It’s our pick for the best PS5 headset, too, so you can rest assured of its quality for the budget price.View Deal
ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless Gaming Headset: Was
$299.99 now $249.99 at Amazon
Save $50 – This is the lowest the ASTRO gaming headset has been. While the price is still pretty high if you can splash out, it’s well worth it for the peerless audio and comfort.View Deal
EPOS H3 Hybrid Wired Gaming Headset: Was
$179.99 now $87.48 at GameStop
Save $92.51 – This is the lowest price for this headset yet, it’s a bargain considering its crystal clear audio. With such an aggressive price we’d recommend looking at it sooner rather than later before the stock is all gone. View Deal
Pulse 3D Wireless Headset: Was
£89.99 now £71.99 at Very
Save £18 – Thanks to the latest PS5 update this headset is now a must-buy. This is a good deal to have on such a great headset but it is worth keeping it in mind and waiting to see if it gets lower toward Black Friday. View Deal
PULSE 3D Midnight Black Wireless Headset: Was
£91.60 now £69.99 at Amazon
Save 24% – The Pulse 3D is our number one PS5 headset as, at full price, it’s an affordable way of significantly adding 3D audio to your games, so a £20 discount makes it even more appealing. Sony really pushed immersive sound when it revealed the PS5 and, in our experience, it genuinely does enhance games. View Deal
ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless Gaming Headset: Was
£319.99 now £249.99 at Amazon
Save $70 – This headset has everything, peerless audio, and amazing comfort, but the only problem is its price. While this is a great price, it has been lower, so we’ll keep you updated if the price drops again. View Deal
It can be a real pain having to delete games off of your Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S, in order to make space for new ones. The Seagate Xbox Storage Expansion Card makes that less of a problem, letting you expand your Xbox storage without hassle – simply slide it into the back of your console.
The downside is this handy card is pretty expensive. That’s why I’m relieved to see some discounts on the 1TB version in the run-up to Black Friday. Right now there’s £35 off the Seagate Xbox Expansion Card at Amazon in the UK, bringing the price down to £184.99. In the US, there’s $20 off the Expansion Card, making it just under $200.
That’s still pretty pricey, but I’m hoping we see the price drop further towards the end of this week – especially as we’ve seen it reach £164.99/$189.99 previously. I’ve personally got one of these cards and find the extra 1TB storage it adds to the Xbox Series X’s 1TB means that I rarely have to delete games off my console (unless I go on an Xbox Game Pass downloading spree).
Seagate Xbox Storage Expansion Card | 1TB: Was
$220 now $199.99 at Amazon
Save $20 – The Seagate Storage Expansion card for Xbox is a hassle-free, must-have accessory for those who want to increase their console’s storage. While we’ve seen this card drop further in price than this, a $20 discount takes this handy storage device below $200.
Seagate Xbox Storage Expansion Card | 1TB: Was
£220 now £184.99 at Amazon
Save £35 – The Seagate Storage Expansion card for Xbox is a hassle-free, must-have accessory for those who want to increase their console’s storage. While we’ve seen this card drop further in price than this, this £35 discount isn’t to be sniffed at.
The best gaming chairs are often expensive. I’ve been looking at picking one up myself this Black Friday, in hope of a decent discount, because I can’t justify to myself spending a huge amount of cash right now. Thankfully, our Hardware Editor Aleksha McLoughlin has scoured the web to put together a list of the best gaming chairs under $250 for Black Friday.
We expect a wider variety of gaming chairs to be discounted over Black Friday weekend, with some of these prices likely to fall even further.
Respawn 110 Fabric | was
$260 now $212.49 at Amazon
Save $47 – This is the lowest price that we’re able to verify on this Fabric variant of the tried and trusted Respawn 110 gaming chair, as this particular model hasn’t enjoyed a price drop until now. We rarely see fabric seats under the $250 mark, making this offer well worth considering.
Razer Enki X | was
$299 now $229.99 at Amazon
Save $69 – The Razer Enki X may have been $4 cheaper once in the past, but considering that was all the way back in March, and it’s consistently hovered around $300 since then, we think that now is the perfect time to invest in the Enki X.
AutoFull Ergonomic Gamer | was
$300 now $249.99 at Amazon
Save $50 – This AutoFull chair features something that we rarely see in models under the $250 mark – a footrest. Combine that with the adaptive ergonomics in the lumbar region and you have a chair that’s built for comfort first and foremost.
If you’ve got more than one DualSense controller, then you should seriously consider picking up a PS5 DualSense Charging Station this Black Friday.
Easily one of the best PS5 accessories you can buy, the DualSense Charging Station allows you to charge two gamepads at the same time, saving you from swapping out controllers constantly – and right now it’s at its lowest price to date.
PS5 DualSense Charging Station: was
$30 now $22.99 at Best Buy
Save $7 – It’s never been cheaper to keep your DualSense controllers topped up thanks to this excellent discount. Up to two pads can be charged at the same time, meaning if you own multiple, you can swap out pads when you need to charge to keep longer gaming sessions chugging along smoothly.
PS5 DualSense Charging Station: was
£25 now £16.99 at Amazon
Save £8 – This discount is notable as it’s the cheapest we’ve ever seen the Charging Station go for online in the UK. If you’re tired of having to slowly charge your DualSense via a USB-C cable, then this deal is a high recommendation from us.
If you’ve been looking for sizeable discounts on the best Nintendo Switch games, then look no further. Many top titles are currently under the $40/£40 mark right now at Amazon, making it the perfect time to expand your Switch library.
The newly released Sonic Frontiers has seen a huge discount in the UK, with a 40% discount meaning you can pick up Sonic’s latest adventure for just over £30, while Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has had a 41% discount in the US. Other games on offer include Nintendo Switch Sports, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Splatoon 3.
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga: was
$59.99 now $35 at Amazon
Save 42% – The Skywalker Saga is a massive undertaking, featuring all nine mainline Star Wars movies condensed into Lego stage form. That means there’s bags of content to play through and hundreds of Star Wars-themed minifigures to unlock and play as.View Deal
NBA 2K23: was
$59.99 now $27 at Amazon
Save 55% – The latest in 2K’s basketball franchise further refines the series’ gameplay and introduces all-new features to the popular MyTeam and MyPlayer modes. Whether you’re in it for competitive online multiplayer or a suite of offline single-player modes, NBA 2K23 is a feature-rich sports game that ball fans will dig.View Deal
No Man’s Sky: was
$59.99 now $39 at Amazon
Save 35% – Hello Games’ spacefaring adventure has come a long way since its 2016 launch, and the surprisingly great Nintendo Switch port is no exception. The devs are updating the game to this day, meaning every few months, there’s a bevy of new content to check out. If you’ve got a hankering for space-based wanderlust, then it’s well worth checking out.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: was
£49.99 now £36.99 at Amazon
Save 26% – The best-selling game on Nintendo Switch and rightly so. Mario Kart 8 is the best in the series and one of the best racers of all time, period. Packed with tracks and racers, there’s no end to the kart-racing fun in Mario Kart 8, especially when you take your skills online.View Deal
Nintendo Switch Sports: was
£39.99 now £29.99 at Amazon
Save 25% – The successor to the Wii pack-in megahit doesn’t disappoint. With six sports available including Soccer, Tennis and Bowling, Nintendo Switch Sports looks gorgeous, plays great and has a brilliantly moreish gameplay loop where you compete with others to unlock fun cosmetics. Oh, and golf is being added soon, too.View Deal
Splatoon 3: was
£49.99 now £36.99 at Amazon
Save 26% – Splatoon 3’s enjoying a fantastic Amazon discount right now, despite only being out for a couple of months. Nintendo’s creative online shooter is addictive as ever, bringing new maps, weapon types and a whole new campaign to chow through.
This Nintendo Switch Black Friday deal might be the best we've seen all year. Right now you can pick up a Nintendo Switch bundle that includes the console, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a three-month subscription to Nintendo Switch Online for $299 at Best Buy or £259 at the My Nintendo Store in the UK.
If you’ve been looking for a great Nintendo Switch bundle deal this Black Friday then you can’t go wrong with this offering. If you're on the hunt for the OLED, then keep an eye on our Black Friday Nintendo Switch OLED deals for the biggest discounts right now.
Nintendo Switch + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + Nintendo Switch Online (3 months): $299 at Best Buy
Want to pick up a Nintendo Switch this Black Friday, but would like a game and something extra to go along with it? This bundle packs in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and 3 months of Nintendo Switch Online allowing you to take your karting skills online against players from across the globe.View Deal
Nintendo Switch + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + Nintendo Switch Online (3 months): £259 at Nintendo Store
It’s an even stronger deal in the UK, as the bundle’s price comes in at the cost of just the console itself. Essentially, you’re getting Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and 3 months of Nintendo Switch Online at no extra cost.View Deal
If you’ve not picked up Elden Ring yet then now is the perfect opportunity. In the UK, Amazon has discounted the PS5 version to just £25. The only catch is that it could take a month or two to arrive, with Amazon stating the fastest delivery would be between December 3 and January 11.
Elden Ring | PS5: Was
£59.99 now £25 at Amazon
Save 58% – This is a fantastic price for one of the best games of the year. Elden Ring packs in a lot for £25, but it is worth noting that you will be waiting a month or two for delivery.View Deal
Boy, do we have an Oculus Quest 2 deal for you. If you've been planning on picking up one of the best VR headsets for yourself, then you're in luck. Right now, US buyers can pick up a fantastic bundle for just $349 at Amazon. Meanwhile, across the pond, UK shoppers can grab the same bundle for £349.
Oculus Quest 2 (128 GB) Black Friday bundle: was
$470 now $349.99 at Amazon
If you’ve been after an Oculus Quest 2, this is the perfect time to pick one up. In our four-and-a-half-star review we commended the Quest 2’s solid specs and easy-to-use nature, plus there are some great games on the platform (of which which this bundle includes two): Beat Saber and Resident Evil 4 VR).View Deal
Oculus Quest 2 (128 GB) Black Friday bundle: was £
453 now £349.99 at Amazon
In our four-and-a-half-star review, we celebrated the Oculus Quest 2’s easy-to-use design, as well as its good visuals and specs (especially for its price). This deal doesn’t make it as cheap as it used to be (£299 before a price hike), but it’s still an amazing bundle offer that includes a lot of bang for your buck.View Deal
Looking for a PS5 racing wheel setup for games like Gran Turismo 7? The Logitech G29 racing wheel setup is still on sale in both the US and UK. It's one of the best racing wheels you can buy, and is currently enjoying a massive discount at Amazon.
The Logitech G29's down to $199 / £199 at Amazon right now, one of the lowest prices it's ever dropped to. But given it's such a good price, we expect stock to sell through fast. If you've been after a professional racing wheel setup, then, it's best to act soon.
Logitech G29 racing wheel: was
$399 now $199 at Amazon
Save 50% – The Logitech G29 is a fully featured racing wheel with a 900-degree rotation, customizable pedals and a fantastic overall look and feel. It’s perfect for racing fans who primarily play on PS5, PS4, or PC. As well as those looking to get competitive in the online environments of games like Gran Turismo 7.
Logitech G29 racing wheel: was
£329 now £199 at Amazon
Save 40% – UK buyers might not be saving as much as those overseas, but this is still a top-notch discount if you’ve been after a premium yet affordable racing wheel setup.View Deal
In the UK? A range of Nintendo Switch microSD cards are still heavily discounted at Amazon. The 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB variants are all on offer, perfect for bolstering the tiny amount of storage the Nintendo Switch OLED ships with.
The deals are as follows:
SanDisk 128GB microSDXC card:
£40.99 £14.99 at Amazon
Save 63% – The 128GB card has just dropped to its lowest price ever at Amazon UK. If you’re keen on bolstering your console’s storage exponentially, seriously consider checking this deal out.
SanDisk 256GB microSDXC card:
£77.99 £39.49 at Amazon
Save 49% – If you tend to download a lot of games digitally on your Nintendo Switch, you might prefer the larger 256GB microSD card option. This card has seen bigger discounts in the past, but what we have now is still a super generous discount.
SanDisk 512GB microSDXC card:
£89.99 £66.99 at Amazon
Save 26% – The massive 512GB card has also dropped to its lowest-ever price ahead of Black Friday. While its discount isn’t quite as impactful as others here, it’s still a fantastic deal if you truly want more storage than you know what to do with.View Deal
Unlike last year, we're seeing a decent number of PS5 consoles and bundles available in the run-up to Black Friday (more so in the US than the UK). While these consoles and bundles aren't seeing a discount, they're definitely worth considering if you're on the hunt for a PlayStation 5 this year.
It's also worth keeping an eye on our PS5 restock tracker, which will let you know when and where you can pick up Sony's latest hardware.
PS5 Digital Horizon Forbidden West Bundle: $449.99 at Amazon
This is a great price for PS5. As the console is in such high demand it’s unlikely we’ll be seeing many amazing deals on the product anytime soon. Be aware that this console is available by invitation, so there is no guarantee when you will get your PS5.View Deal
PS5 console: $499.99 at Amazon
This is the current listing for the full-fat PS5 console which is available by invitation only. While you’re not guaranteed to get your hands on the system this way, you don’t lose anything by signing up just in case you strike it lucky.View Deal
PS5 Horizon Forbidden West Bundle: $549.99 at Amazon
The invites for this bundle are happening right now and should roll out over the weekend, so you may score a full-fat PS5 console and Horizon Forbidden West all for a competitive price.View Deal
PS5 God of War Ragnarok Bundle: $559 at Amazon
Historically speaking, PS5 bundles are a less competitive way to get yourself the console. We’re hoping that this bundle could be a faster way of getting in your hands on the system and one of the best games of the generation, too.View Deal
Another Nintendo Switch deal here, this time on the Switch OLED. Those in the UK can pick up a Nintendo Switch OLED for a record-low price of £269.99 right now at Smyths – that's not far off the standard Switch's RRP of £259.
While this deal is only for the console itself, you can use that £40 savings to pick yourself up one of the great Switch game deals we shared earlier today. Wahooo!
Nintendo Switch OLED: was
£304.99 now £264.99 at Smyths Toys
Save £40 – This is, quite frankly, the best discount we’ve seen yet for the Nintendo Switch OLED. While a marginal upgrade over the base model in docked mode, the console shines in portable mode thanks to its crisp, vivid 720p OLED screen. If you really want your games’ colors to pop on the screen, then the OLED is the perfect console choice.View Deal