Believe it or not, Black Friday 2018 is right around the corner–we’re now less than two weeks out. The end of the year is approaching, and the holiday season brings with it the biggest shopping day on the calendar in the United States, family time be damned.
Even with a couple weeks to go before Black Friday–it takes place on November 23–we’ve already begun to get a look at the deals that will be available. Most notably, we got Target’s ad early, giving us a look at what will be on sale across games, tech, and entertainment, and that’s been followed by two other huge ones, Walmart and Best Buy. Sam’s Club is also have a pre-Black Friday sale that has some nice deals for game fans, as is Best Buy. Everything from 4K TVs to the PS4, Xbox One X, and Nintendo Switch are on sale, not to mention games and movies ranging from Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Star Wars to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Deadpool 2.
As always, tracking what’s on sale and where can be an overwhelming task, as can determining what the best deals are. We’ll be doing our best to help you stay on top of this so you can make the most of Black Friday (and Cyber Monday immediately after that) without having to drown in a sea of circulars and hastily scrawled post-it notes. Below, you’ll find our complete coverage of the event; be sure to check back as more ads are revealed in the lead up to the big day.
Platforms And TVs
All PS4 Deals
If you’re looking for all things related to PS4, we’ve collected every deal announced so far for the platform–including consoles, accessories, and games–in one story. Among the highlights is a $200 PS4 bundle that comes with Marvel’s Spider-Man at Target.
Cheapest PS4 Consoles
Those specifically hunting for a PlayStation 4 are in luck, as the console will be on sale in addition to many of its games. We’ll be keeping an eye on all the ads as they come out to find out exactly where you should head for a PS4.
All Xbox One Deals
For a look at all things Xbox One, we’ve put together a roundup of every announced deal related to the system. That includes deals on consoles, games, and accessories. One of the best offers we’ve seen so far is a $400 Xbox One X bundle with a whopping $120 in Kohl’s Cash from (you guessed it) Kohl’s.
Cheapest Xbox One Consoles
Whether you’re hunting for an Xbox One S or an Xbox One X, you’ll have some options this year. We’re keeping track of the best offers on the consoles to help make it easy for you to pick one up.
All Nintendo Switch Deals
Nintendo Switch has had a big second year on the market, and whether you’re looking for discounted games or some kind of sale involving system itself, you’ll have at least a limited number of options to choose from. That includes a free copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe when buying the console at Target.
Cheapest Nintendo Switch Consoles
Fortunately for those looking to pick up a Nintendo Switch this year, there will be Black Friday deals at a number of retailers. However, many of them appear to be identical and favor a free pack-in game rather than actual discounts on the standard price.
All TV Deals
TVs are always one of the hot-ticket items on Black Friday, and 2018 is no exception. We’ve rounded up all of the discounts so far and will continue to do so as they roll in.
Walmart Game Deals
Walmart has a huge ad full of games on sale, along with consoles and accessories. One of its best deals see Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 drop to just $40 despite its relatively recent release.
Walmart Entertainment Deals
You’ll find not just games on sale at Walmart, but a ton of movies and TV shows, too. Whether you’re looking for DVDs or Blu-rays, you’re in luck, while 4K fans can find some good films in the sub-$10 range, which is atypical.
Walmart Tech Deals
If you’re more interested in how you obtain and consume your entertainment and games, you might be in the market for a TV, streaming device, or soundbar. If that’s the case, Walmart is among the places you’ll find a number of cheap options.
Walmart Black Friday 2018 TV And Tech Deals
Best Buy Game Deals
Best Buy has some sort of sale on each of the main consoles–PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch–but its lineup of deals on individual games is frankly staggering. We’ve compiled the massive list of everything on sale in one place.
Best Buy Entertainment Deals
Alongside all of its games, Best Buy was a hide array of movies and TV shows on sale, spanning DVDs, Blu-rays, and 4Ks. In particular, there are some sweet sales for Marvel and Star Wars fans.
Best Buy Tech Deals
As is to be expected from Best Buy, a huge portion of it is dedicated to all things technology, including TVs. We’ve rounded up everything you can expect to see this year at the retailer.
Target Game Deals
Target was the first big store out of the gate to release its Black Friday ad early, and it included a ton of stuff of interest to game fans. You’ll find a PS4 with Spider-Man for $200, among other things.
Target’s Best Game Deals
If you’re interested in what Target will have to offer on the gaming front without wading through a long list, we’ve rounded up some recommendations on the best deals it has this year. This covers consoles (with deals on Switch, PS4, and Xbox One) and games for those systems.
Target Entertainment Deals
Alongside its game offerings, Target’s early Black Friday ad gave us a look at its many movies and TV shows that will be on sale, and it includes some great sub-$10 4K movies.
Target Tech Deals
Black Friday is always a great opportunity to pick up a new TV for relatively cheap, and 4K TVs are among the variety of tech items you’ll find discounted at Target.
Kohl’s Game Deals
Kohl’s doesn’t sell many games, but it oftentimes has some excellent deals come Black Friday. 2018 is no exception, as it might be the best place to buy an Xbox One X.
Kohl’s Tech Deals
Kohl’s might primarily be a clothes retailer, but it does sell a limited number of electronics, like TVs. These are discounted in addition to netting you some Kohl’s Cash.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
2018’s new entry in the Assassin’s Creed series will be discounted on Black Friday, despite the fact that it only released in late October.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Black Ops 4 represented a significant shift for the Call of Duty series, dumping a traditional single-player campaign and introducing a battle royale mode, Blackout. It’s another game that, despite having only just been released, will be on sale come Black Friday.
Forza Horizon 4
Playground Games’ terrific open-world driving game, Forza Horizon 4, is among the many games you’ll find on sale this Black Friday. While you can play it through Xbox Game Pass, those looking to buy their own copy have numerous options.
God of War
God of War has been one of the year’s standout games so far. It will be discounted this Black Friday, and thanks to the fact that it came out earlier in the year, the savings are even greater than with some of its fellow triple-A games that launched more recently.
Tips And Previews
What to Expect
We should have a firm idea of everything that will be on sale well in advance of Black Friday, but while we wait for all of the ads to come in, we’ve previewed what to expect from this year’s big day. That may help you determine if you should buy something now or wait for a possible deal later this month.
Black Friday Tips
Anybody can walk into a story on Black Friday or browse to a retailer’s website, but there are tips and tricks to best approaching it. We’ve put together a guide to help you make the most of all the big sales.