The 43 Best Black Friday (2022) Video Game Deals: Switch, Playstation, Xbox, and More

There is almost no more It’s a better time to buy a new game console or pick up some games from Black Friday weekend — if you can find them in stock, anyway. Here, we’ve rounded up the best deals we’ve found on consoles, gaming headsets, and occasional consoles that we can find.

Updated November 26th: We’re adding new games from the Steam Autumn Sale, new accessories, updated prices, and retailer links all the time.

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Nintendo Switch Deals

Nintendo Switch OLED
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The Nintendo Switch rarely sees outright sales, but the bundles are the next best thing, and that’s a solid thing. The console comes standard with an excellent Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Editionif you don’t already have it, at the price of the console alone.

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HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless
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Few things we review get a perfect 10/10 score, but the HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless Headset pulled it off. Through careful and restrained engineering, the company has managed to craft a headphone 300 hours of battery life, while most other speakers barely manage 30. Not only that, they’re comfortable, they have easy-to-use controls, and on sale they’re cheaper than ever.

It’s not entirely common to see one of our favorite gaming laptops drop into the budget category, but it’s welcome to see it. This 14-inch laptop has an AMD Ryzen 7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and an Nvidia RTX 3060 graphics processor inside, which makes it pretty impressive for a laptop currently priced under $1,000.

The terms “budget” and “gaming laptop” are hard to put together, but there are a few that are good, and the HP Victus is one of our favorites. This model is a little smaller than the one we like, but with an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and an Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti inside, it’s nothing to scoff at. Especially at this price.

The Acer Nitro 5 (8/10, WIRED Rec recommended) is our top pick when it comes to gaming laptops. It has a 144Hz, 1080p display – though you might want to keep it at 60fps for more graphically intensive games. It has an AMD Ryzen 5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and an Nvidia RTX 3060 graphics card.

Corsair K100
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Corsair’s K100 is one of our top picks for mechanical keyboards. It comes with a lot of the same gaming-focused features we love on other keyboards, like programmable macro keys and, of course, RGB LEDs. But the most unique feature is the customizable wheel on the upper left side of the panel that can be used to swipe through media or control the lights on the keyboard.

The Razer Huntsman Mini is our favorite mechanical keyboard for gamers who love 60 percent slabs. It has the same compact frame you’d expect from mini keyboards, but it still has the features you’d expect from a gaming keyboard, like customizable keycaps and Razer’s Chroma software for customizing your keys.

The Logitech G915 is one of product writer Eric Ravenscraft’s favorite keyboards. It has a sleek aluminum frame, a handy volume wheel, and five customizable macro keys on the left side of the board. Logitech’s G Hub software is one of the best customization tools out there, making it easy to set profiles for each app or game with exactly the shortcuts you need.

Computer game deals

Playstation deals

Steelseries Arctis 9
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The SteelSeries Arctis 9X is our top pick for Xbox players, but the regular Arctis 9 is also a great headset if you’re gaming on PlayStation or PC. It’s comfortable, the sound quality is excellent, and the retractable mic sounds great and disappears when you don’t need it.

Now that the new PS5 has an M.2 slot, it has never been easier to upgrade your internal storage. This SSD from WD_Black adds 1TB of additional storage space without adding any extra bulk or peripherals to your console. Simply take out the cap and insert it directly into the slot.

PlayStation game deals

Xbox Deals

xbox s
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It can be hard to find the Xbox Series X in stock, but for most games, the Series S is fine. This model lacks a disc drive but can run games at up to 4K or 120fps (but not both simultaneously). Target sells the console for a bit more than Amazon, but they offer an additional $50 gift card that you can put toward a game or two.

Xbox Game Deals

There are few more essential additional accessories for a console than for another console. These things are usually a standard $60 and don’t drop in price much, except during sales like this one. So it’s a great time to get spare parts.

Other gaming deals

Hisense U8H
Photo: Hisense

The Hisense U8H (8/10, WIRED recommends) is one of the best value-for-money TVs out there. It’s one of our favorites for gamers, thanks to its 120Hz screen and AMD FreeSync support, which makes it ideal for fast-paced gaming.

Blue makes some of our favorite USB microphones that are great for everything from Zoom calls to podcasting. The Yeti Nano is a great mid-range mic that gets better quality than most USB mics without breaking the bank.

Dell 27-inch curved gaming monitor.
Photography: Dale

We said this was the best budget option in our guide to the best monitors. It has the minimum specs we recommend for a gaming monitor, and one of the most attractive prices you’ll find for a really good product. It goes on sale relatively often, but usually not for such a low price.

GameSir X2 is one of the best handheld controllers for people’s games on Android phones. It fits into your phone’s USB-C slot and basically turns your phone into a miniature console. It will work with console-enabled games, including titles like Call of duty And the Stardew Valley.

If you spend a lot of time playing mobile games on your iPhone, the Backbone One (8/10, WIRED recommends) is an excellent accessory. Just plug the Lightning connector into your phone, stretch the controller over it, and you’re all set. It also comes with support for Xbox Remote Play, Steam Link, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, PS Remote Play, Google Stadia, and GeForce Now.

If you play on Nintendo Switch, Mac, Windows (Steam), Android or iOS, you may want to add a compatible controller like the 8Bitdo Pro 2 to your accessories. This ergonomic hand gives you a good grip and satisfying buttons and analog sticks so you can easily navigate through a round Mario Kart. More interestingly, the Android and iOS apps allow you to customize your buttons to create and craft your favorite gaming experience.


Black Friday retail sales

Want to browse sales for yourself? Here are a few of the major retailers participating in their Black Friday deals.

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