Black Friday deals are starting early this year, so gamers should pay attention to the various offers from retailers to avoid missing out on great discounts. For PlayStation fans, this means seizing the opportunity to buy the PlayStation 4 or further expanding the console’s library, even while the PlayStation 5 continues to generate massive hype. If you see a deal that you like, there’s no reason to hold back as merchants are offering refunds for any cost differences if prices go down further in the weeks leading up to Black Friday.
Retailers will continue to offer PlayStation 4 deals, including for PlayStation accessories, PlayStation games, and PlayStation Plus subscriptions, as not all gamers will be making the jump to the PlayStation 5 as soon as it is released. Whether you will choose the PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, you should take advantage of these Black Friday deals as soon as you can because there’s no assurance that stocks will remain until Black Friday, which falls on November 27.
Best Black Friday PlayStation deals
How to choose a PlayStation during Black Friday
The PlayStation 5 is set to launch two models on November 12, namely the standard edition with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive, and the Digital Edition that ditches the disc drive in exchange for a lower price. Aside from that, and the slight design change due to the missing disc drive, there is no difference between the two PlayStation 5 versions.
If you are choosing between the disc drive-equipped standard PlayStation 5 and going discless with the Digital Edition, there are a few things to consider. First and foremost is the stability of your internet connection at home, as the Digital Edition will have greater reliance on its online capabilities since you will be downloading your games. You also need to think about whether you want physical CDs, or if you’re fine with a digital catalog for your games.
If budget permits, you should definitely go for the standard PlayStation 5, especially since it offers backward compatibility with most PlayStation 4 games, so you won’t miss out if you didn’t get the chance to play the console’s classics. However, that doesn’t mean that the PlayStation 4 is no longer a good purchase. With its portfolio of exclusives that include The Last of Us Remastered, The Last of Us Part II, Spider-Man, God of War, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and many more, you won’t be running out of games to play on the PlayStation 4 any time soon.
The PlayStation 4 is also available in two models, namely the PlayStation 4 Slim and the PlayStation 4 Pro. If you are set on buying a PlayStation 4, you should aim to buy the PlayStation 4 Pro, as it comes with a CPU and GPU boost. It also maximizes support for 4K gaming.
If you already own the PlayStation 4 and you’re not yet planning to upgrade to the PlayStation 5, there are still many deals to watch for this Black Friday. You can add to your library of games or buy accessories such as controllers to further expand your PlayStation 4 arsenal, as well as subscribe to a PlayStation Plus membership to enable online multiplayer and gain access to free games.
Where to find the best PlayStation sales
- Amazon Black Friday: Amazon is offering deals on everything for the PlayStation 4, including games to add to your library and accessories to bulk up your arsenal.
- Best Buy Black Friday: PlayStation owners should take a look at the deals on Best Buy to help you expand their gaming collection.
- Walmart Black Friday: There is no shortage of PlayStation deals on Walmart, including on consoles, games, and accessories.
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