Black Friday PS4 deals are still massively popular despite the console having originally being released six years ago. A stellar gaming lineup, a mid-generation 4K upgrade with the PS4 Pro and near constant new game releases has kept Sony's console on top.
But if you've somehow made it this far without a PS4, or are looking to upgrade to the world of HDR 4K gaming via a cheap PS4 Pro deal then Black Friday is a fantastic time to take advantage of arguably the best prices of the year.
We're currently facing a bit of a drought for decent PS4 deals as is usually the case at this time of year as we count down the weeks to Black Friday. Better PS4 prices usually start rolling in around the start of November at least, so it's worth looking around now.
Let's also consider that 2020 is more than likely going to see the PS5 and Xbox Project Scarlett going head to head for your cash late next year. So interest in the current-gen consoles won't be anywhere near as high in 2020, especially if Sony and Microsoft do the right thing and make both of the next-gen consoles fully backwards-compatible.
It also means if you're not desperate for a PS4 right now, holding out another year may actually reap you big rewards. With the PS5 arriving, the PS4 prices will likely take more of a nosedive as Sony tried to shift units.
We expect game developers to continue to support the PS4 for a few years past the PS5 launch, so it could be a great budget buy for Black Friday 2020.
Early PS4 Black Friday deals
PS4 DualShock 4 Controller
$59.99 now $43.95 at Walmart
It's always handy to have a spare controller - whether it's as a battery back-up so you don't have to stop playing when the juice runs out, or for when you friends pop over - and saving yourself $16 is always good.
PlayStation Plus 12 month subscription |
$59.99 $44.19 at CDKeys
12 months of PS Plus for under $45 is a rare sight to behold, but thanks to CDKeys that's exactly the deal you can pick up today. PlayStation Plus provides access to online play, as well as free monthly games to add to your Instant Game Collection. You'll also get exclusive discounts on PS4 games across the PS Store as well. Note: PS3 and PS Vita support has been removed across PS Plus
1TB PlayStation 4 Slim | Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition | The Last of Us Remasted | God of War | $199.99 at Best Buy
This incredible PS4 bundle is a steal for just under $200. For that price you get a 1TB console and three of the best PS4 exclusives. It's an absolute bargain but won't be available until November 24 - so mark your calendar.
FIFA 20 | PS4 |
$59.99 now $39.99 at Amazon
ENDED! EA's latest installment of its hit soccer game has only been out a couple of months but you can already save yourself $20. As we said in our review, FIFA 20 is "an enticing entry point for first-timers and rule breakers who like a little fun to go with their soccer."
FREE PS4 and COD: Modern Warfare with Sony phones
From October 25, pick up the Sony Xperia 1, Xperia 5, Xperia 10 or Xperia L3 at Carphone Warehouse and bag yourself a free 500GB PS4 and copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - freebies worth £249.99! While stocks last.
PlayStation Plus 12 month subscription |
£49.99 £41.99 at CDKeys
You can save around £8 with this 12 month subscription code if you're in the UK. That means you're getting roughly two free months of PS Plus for your money! Use your PlayStation Plus membership to play online, download free games each month and grab exclusive game discounts.
Note: PS3 and PS Vita support has been removed across PS Plus
Resident Evil 2 Remake | PS4 | Physical Edition | £19.99 at Amazon
Capcom's remake of Resident Evil 2 is one of the best horror games in years. Usually priced upwards of £40, this offer from Amazon is a decent buy. View Deal
Devil May Cry 5 | PS4 | Physical Edition | £19.99 at Amazon
Devil May Cry is another of this year's best releases, a hack-and-slash game that brings back a classic series. Since you'll usually find it for closer to £25, getting the physical version for £20 seems like a bargain. View Deal
Mortal Kombat 11 Special Edition | Tom Clancy's The Division 2 Special Edition | PS4 | Physical Edition | £39.99 at Amazon
Amazon claims you save over £30 on this bundle but having a look around, it's more likely you're saving about £10. It's still a good deal for those who want some more action in their game library.View Deal
Anthem + 6 months of Spotify Premium | PS4 | £7.97 at Currys
ENDED! While Anthem hasn't had the best of reviews, picking up a AAA title for less than a tenner, plus six months of Spotify Premium, which would normally costs almost £60, is not to be scoffed at.View Deal
Red Dead Redemption 2 + 6 months of Spotify Premium | PS4 |
£34.99 £19.99 at Currys
ENDED! Currys is offering a £15 saving on the physical edition of Red Dead Redemption 2 on PS4. It's an absolute bargain considering the title is considered one of the best games of last year.
What Black Friday PS4 deals to expect
If you're in the US and are looking for a Black Friday PS4 deal, then there's some very good news for you. You'll be able to pick up a special PS4 Holiday Bundle for just $199.99 later this month.
This PS4 Black Friday bundle deal will net you a 1TB PS4 with DualShock 4 Controller and three top games; The Last of Us Remastered, God of War, and Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition, but it isn't available until November 24.
Considering the 1TB PS4 Slim is currently sitting just below the $300 mark, this PS4 Black Friday deal is going to save you over $100.
As for what other PS4 and PS4 Pro deals you can expect, we like to use Amazon Prime Day to test the waters of what retailers might unleash on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And to be honest, we think you'll get much better than this year's summer event. Prime Day saw some of the cheapest PS4 bundle prices of 2019, but they were prices we've seen a few times this year already when a decent sale rolls into town.
During Amazon's summer sale event in the US you could get a 1TB PS4 Slim with Spider-Man and Horizon Zero Dawn for around $249, but looking back at the previous Black Friday, that same offer (minus Horizon) was only $199, a deal that gets even more impressive given Spider-Man was still commanding its full $59 MSRP even two months after its original release.
In the UK we had PS4 Slim deals with one new game going for around £220 this summer, but £199 for similar offers should be on the cards again for Black Friday 2019. Admittedly, we saw £150 bundles a few years back on the older original PS4, but those deals were seemingly just clearing out stock of that model to make way for the newer PS4 Slim.
So we wouldn't bank on similar deals coming around as Sony seems to have grown awfully fond of £199/$199 offers for a while now. Single-game bundles have been stubbornly locked in around £250 lately, so we're certainly due some better deals and they should start to roll in once we flip our calendars over to November.
If you were shopping in Australia, the 1TB PS4 Slim was reduced to AU$379 for Black Friday, with better deals generally to be found on the PS4 Pro instead. We'll take a look at the PS4 Pro next actually.
Black Friday PS4 Pro deals to expect
If you've recently picked up a great 4K TV deal, then you might be thinking Black Friday would be a great time to get a better price on a PS4 Pro deal to enjoy some lovely HDR 4K gaming. And you'd be right. Sony's newest console costs a fair bit more than a standard PS4 Slim, but it's stayed cheaper than those rival Xbox One X prices even after some fairly hefty cuts from Microsoft to catch up.
Since launch in the US, the PS4 Pro has been selling out on a regular basis. This isn't great for seeing any large discounts on the horizon as even a modest saving on the $399 MSRP is leapt upon straight away. Last year one of the best deals included Red Dead Redemption 2 for free at Walmart.
UK bargain hunters had a wider choice. The console itself (usually £350) wasn't that much cheaper, but for around £320 you could get it with FIFA 19, or for just £10 more some stores were throwing in a copy of Fallout 76 too.
The PS4 Pro is the one to watch in Australia as it got a better selection of the deals than the regular PS4. Last year on Black Friday you could get the PS4 Pro with Fortnite DLC for AU$399 at Amazon AU down from AU$519. And Prime Day got close to that deal too with a AU$409 offer for the same bundle.
Will PS4 games get Black Friday deals?
They sure will. So whether you're waiting for Black Friday to pick up your first PS4 or you want to beef up your game collection, this will be an excellent time to do so. The older the game, the more likely you are to see a big drop in price.
But there's a good chance you'll see money off the newest blockbusters, so if you don't want to buy the likes of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reboot, Borderlands 3, FIFA 20 or Doom Eternal at launch, you could save as much as $20/£15 with a Black Friday or Cyber Monday deal. Those sort of games are highly likely to find their way into PS4 bundles too. We've already started to see some appear in early Black Friday deals - but the best discounts will be during the sales period.
It's the games released in the last 12-months or so, ones where you've been waiting for that perfect price, are the kind of deals we live for. We'll be checking multiple retailers throughout Black Friday and Cyber Monday for all-time low prices on the likes of Rage 2, Kingdom Hearts III, Spider-Man and Assassin's Creed Odyssey.
If you're looking for a bit of inspiration of what to add to your shopping list, be sure to take a look at our selection of the best PS4 games.
What about PlayStation VR?
PlayStation VR's list of upcoming games gets shorter every year, but there's a solid amount of games out already for you to enjoy and PlayStation VR bundles should drop to the lowest prices of the year, maybe lowest ever, on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Walmart and Amazon will likely have the best deals in the US again like they have all year so far. In the UK, buyers will have even more choice and various bespoke bundles created by the likes of Amazon, John Lewis, AO.com, Currys, Argos and more. If you're looking for a brand new game, and one of the best yet for PSVR, be sure to check out Blood and Truth. We've rounded up an extensive list of the best PlayStation VR games to whet your appetite.
Will there be PlayStation Plus deals?
Yes, Black Friday is a great opportunity to top up your PS Plus sub. Over the years we've seen big discounts on 12-month subscriptions and even special 15-month versions.
Usually, over on our cheap PlayStation Plus deals guide, you'd find the likes of CDKeys coming out on top for large parts of the year. And while that store will certainly be amongst the best, we've noticed Amazon and even the official PSN store (accessed via the website or directly from your PS4) have great deals going on subs too.
And don't forget, you don't have to wait for your PlayStation Plus to expire before buying a new one. You can stack membership codes as much as you want, so if you see a great deal at any time of the year, feel free to buy it and activate the code straight away so you can enjoy extended membership benefits well beyond the standard 12 months. We often grab a couple of years' worth when the most jaw-dropping deals appear.
Can I get cheaper controllers and accessories?
Yes! The Black Friday seasonal shopping event is a great time to treat your PS4 to a few extras. DualShock 4 PS4 controller prices can be stubbornly high at most points of the year, but we've seen as much as 50% get knocked off their prices in November and sometimes even into December. Fingers crossed the brand new colors (rose gold, red camouflage, electric purple and titanium blue) get involved too.
We'd expect PS4 headsets, both official and third-party ones, to get big discounts too. So whether you're after the uber cool 3D virtual surround sound of the PS4 Platinum headset or something from the likes of Turtle Bay, Astro, Razer and so on, you're bound to find something. More to the point, we'll be looking for you and highlighting the best offers right here on this page.
What happened last year?
One way of predicting what Black Friday PS4 deals we'll see in 2019 is to look at what happened last year.
2018 saw a host of top PS4 Black Friday deals, and below you'll find some of our favorites.
2018 PS4 Black Friday US Deals
Playstation 4 Slim 1TB + Spider-Man for $199
A Playstation 4 Slim with 1TB of memory as well as Spider-Man for $199 was available from a number of places, including Walmart, Best Buy, and Amazon. That's a lot of memory, a great game, and an almost offensive price cut.
PS4 Pro + Red Dead Redemption 2 for $400
The PS4 Pro was a fair bit higher, but you could get it with Red Dead Redemption 2 for just $400 from GameStop and Target. Plus, GameStop even offered some in-store incentives. Red Dead 2 was a very new game last year, so it was a nice opportunity to get ahead of the trends.
PS4 DualShock 4 Controller for $39
If you already own a PlayStation 4 then Black Friday is a great chance to pick up a new PS4 controller. Last year they dropped to $39 at Walmart, Best Buy, GameStop and Amazon, in a range of different colors.
PS VR + Creed: Rise to Glory + Superhot + 2 move controllers for $249
PS VR can be a hard sell, but this deal with Creed: Rise to Glory + Superhot, two move controllers, and the camera for $249 was a great chance to dive in. It helps that Superhot is one of the best VR games in existence too.
12 months of PS Plus for $39.99
In 2018, you could get 12 months of PS Plus for $39.99 at Walmart, Amazon and even the PlayStation store during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It was the final cherry on top of many people's sales shopping last
2018 PS4 Black Friday UK Deals
PS4 Slim 500GB for £219.99
The cheapest you could pick up a PS4 last years was this 500GB Console for £219.99 from Argos. If you had friends who could lend you games, this was a great way to get your own console.
PS4 Slim 500GB + Spider-Man for £249.99
A 500GB PS4 with the excellent Spider-Man game for £249.99 from Very was one of the hottest Black Friday deals in 2018. It's hard to deny the appeal of getting one of the best games of the year bundled with a new console to play it on.
PS4 Pro 1TB for £329.99
As for the powerful PS4 Pro, the 1TB model dropped to £329.99 at Smyths Toys during Black Friday 2018. While it's more than the standard PS4, you are doubling the memory and getting a more powerful console.
PS VR Starter Pack + Astro Bot Rescue Mission for £179.99
The PS VR Starter Pack with Astro Bot Rescue Mission for £179.99 was an excellent price. VR can be a bit daunting, and while the PS VR has always meant to be the cheaper option, this was one of the best prices for it around, available in places like Game and Argos.
12 months of PS Plus for £39.99
Finally, 12 months of PS Plus for £39.99 from the PlayStation store, was a great little extra to get you online with your mates. It was the standard sale price in loads of different places too.
Stay tuned for all the best Black Friday PS4 updates. We'll be showing you all the best deals, bundles and discounts for the PS4 Slim, PS4 Pro, games and accessories.