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PS4 and PS4 Pro Cyber Monday deals in 2021: last chance for PS4 discounts?

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FAQ: Best Cyber Monday PS4 and PS4 Pro deals

Still not sold on a PS5, or simply unable to get hold of one? Cyber Monday is currently ongoing, so it may be a good time to grab a PS4 or PS4 Pro deal – assuming you can still find stock, which is a bigger question mark. If nothing else, games and accessories for Sony's older consoles are certain to be discounted this year. 

This year's Cyber Monday landed on November 29, and great tech savings have been rolling out, running up to the event. PS4 Cyber Monday deals, though, are less likely on the hardware side – that's because the pandemic led to mass sellouts of the older console last year, and Sony is now focused on getting PS5s into consumers' hands whenever possible.

Last year, Cyber Monday proved to be scant when it came to PS4 and PS4 Pro console deals, mainly due to the launch of the PS5. For 2021, there's little reason to believe this year will be vastly different throughout the day and the following week. Some stock for the older console is still kicking around, but the deep discounts of previous years feel like ancient history now.

Still, there was no shortage of huge savings on the best PS4 games, PS4 headsets and PS4 accessories, which made Cyber Monday a great time to give your games collection a shot in the arm. That won't be any different this year. Below, we'll explain everything we know about PS4 deals coming so far.

Today's best PS4 deals

You can check out the current best prices for both the PS4 and PS4 Pro in your region for Cyber Monday and beyond, along with links to the retailers that are inclined to have notable console and bundle discounts. But be aware that the landscape is fairly bleak for stock, given Sony's shifted manufacturing priorities to the PS5. 

PS4 and PS4 Pro Cyber Monday deals: quick links

In the meantime, if it's PS4 games and accessories you're looking for, there are certainly some noteworthy offers worth checking out right now...

The Last of Us Part II (Standard Edition) $39.99 $19.99 at Best Buy
Save $20: The best game of the PS4 generation has seen its price drop by 50% for Cyber Monday. The Last of Us Part II is a must play for any gaming aficionado, so there's no better time to rectify that error if you haven't sat down to play it yet.

Final Fantasy VII Remake (Standard Edition) $59.99 $24.99 at Best Buy
Save $35: Another superb PlayStation exclusive has also been discounted. Final Fantasy VII Remake has had $35 slashed off its usual price, so get in there and enjoy one of the best remakes in modern memory.

FIFA 22 (Standard Edition) $59.99 $27.99 at Best Buy
Save $32:
The latest edition in EA's long-running soccer franchise has received a big reduction in the Cyber Monday sales. The PS4 version of the game is less than half price right now, so snap it up before the deal potentially runs out.

Sony PlayStation Plus (12-month subscription) $59.99 $39.99 at Best Buy
Save $20: Fancy receiving free PlayStation games every month? How about being able to game online with your friends in multiplayer modes? You'll need a PS Plus membership for that. And, with a $20 saving on an annual subscription available right now, you'll want to take advantage of such a deal.

HyperX Cloud Stinger Core Wired Gaming Headset $39.99 $19.98 at GameStop
There's a great $20 saving on this wired headset at GameStop. But, if you're in need of a new pair of cans with a mic attached, this is a decent deal for such an item.

PS4 and PS4 Pro Cyber Monday deals: our predictions

What type of PS4 and PS4 Pro Cyber Monday deals do we usually see?

Last year, PS4 and PS4 Pro deals were scant in the US, where stock for either console dried up fast at many major retailers. Bundles barely had any presence the US, too, making it especially hard to find a good PS4 or PS4 Pro console deal.

We were hoping for PS4 deals to fly off the back of the PS5 launch, given the shortage of next-gen consoles. Last year that wasn't really the case, so this year we're expecting similarly slim pickings on console deals, especially for US buyers.

Deals on games, accessories and more likely won't be an issue, though, with Amazon largely holding the fort in this regard. Deals on digital games will also be rampant over Cyber Monday and the following week, as Sony is sure to host a massive savings event on the PlayStation Store.

When did the best PS4 and PS4 Pro Cyber Monday 2021 deals begin?

Always expect to start seeing any relevant PS4 and PS4 Pro deals up to a week earlier of the big Black Friday event.

Cyber Monday, which fell on November 29 this year, is a unique beast, though, as you may see some more unique deals for PS4 consoles, games and more crop up on that day specifically.

However, we wouldn't advise strictly waiting for deals on Cyber Monday. Last year, PS4 and PS4 Pro console stock sold out fast across most retailers on the day. If you see a great deal that's to your liking a bit earlier during Black Friday sales, you may be better off pulling the trigger then to stay on the safe side – assuming there are any PS4 deals at all in 2021.

Where are the best places to find PS4 and PS4 Pro Cyber Monday 2021 deals?

We'll be constantly tracking the very best deals on PS4 and PS4 Pro consoles, games, accessories and more throughout the Cyber Monday 2021 sales period, so you can be sure we'll know as soon as they go live.

But where should you be looking specifically if you want to get a head start on that PS4 deal you're eyeing up? Your best bets will be GameStop and Best Buy for deals on PS4 console bundles. In terms of games and accessories, Amazon usually offers a wide range of discounts in this regard.

When did the PS4 Pro come out?

The PlayStation 4 Pro came out on November 10, 2016, for $399 / £349 / AU$ 560.

First announced in September of 2016, it was Sony's effort to extend the PS4 line with a different design and a bigger hard drive at 1TB, alongside the ability to play content in 4K HDR.

How can I get the best PS4 Cyber Monday deals on the day?

As we don't expect PS4 and PS4 Pro console deals to be as widespread as we'd like, the best thing you can do is prepare to look through the most suitable retailers in advance, some of which we've listed above.

If gaming isn't your realm of expertise, you may also want to know the difference between PS4 and PS4 Pro. Put simply, the Pro version is a revised, more powerful model released a few years after the base version.

Both PS4 and PS4 Pro play exactly the same games, and there are none that are exclusive to either console. What you're getting on PS4 Pro is a bit of extra functionality like support for 4K resolution, as well as gaming at smoother frame rates.

Cyber Monday PS4 deals from last year

PS4 and PS4 Pro deals were pretty low on the ground during last year's Cyber Monday. We hope that improves this year but to give you a few examples of what last year was like for PS4 and PS4 Pro deals, we've prepared a list below featuring some deals that were live at the time.

PlayStation VR Marvel's Iron Man Bundle: $349.99 at Best Buy
This PSVR bundle may not be discounted but it does include a Playstation VR headset, Playstation Camera, 2 Playstation Move Controllers and Marvel's Iron Man VR.

PS4 Slim 1TB: $299.99 at PlayStation
You'll find the PS4 Slim 1TB available for $299.99 at PlayStation right now. Considering we're not seeing many bundle deals out and about this week, or much in the way of standalone console stock, this is a strong offer if you're after a cheaper console to tide you over until the PS5 price drops.

PS4 Pro 1TB: $399.99 at PlayStation
We've seen very little in the way of PS4 Pro consoles or bundles, so we're delighted to see PlayStation itself still has stock of the PS4 Pro - without a price hike.

Lowest price yet

The Last of Us 2: $39.99 $31.36 at Amazon
The Last of Us 2 is still one of the best PS4 games of all time, and it only released earlier this year, so saving $30 on the game is a huge bargain. 

Marvel's Spider-Man: Game of The Year Edition | PS4: $39.99 $29.49 at Amazon
There's $20 off Marvel's Spider-Man: Game of the Year Edition, which includes The City That never Sleeps DLC alongside the base game. All for under $20.

3 things worth knowing about the PS4 in 2021

Thinking about buying a PS4 over a PS5? There are a few things you should keep in mind before taking the plunge in 2021.

These truly are the console's last days

While upcoming games like Horizon Forbidden West and God of War: Ragnarok are getting PS4 versions as well as PS5 editions, it's unlikely that many more future releases will be released across generations. You can usually only depend on games to release on older consoles for around two years after the release of a new machine. If you buy a PS4 this year, you'll have to accept you only really have a year or so of new releases left to look forward to, barring the likes of FIFA.

Don't pay over the odds

Now that retailers have fewer incentives to drop the PS4 price – they don't have that much stock to shift, seemingly – it's easier to get stung with paying a higher price for Sony's older console. Paying above $199 is inevitable at this point, but those are the prices that tended to mark a great PS4 deal a couple of years ago. If you're paying more than that, you're better off saving for a PS5, which is backwards compatible with PS4 games.

But, you do get a great library

If you're adamant you don't want a PS5, then the PS4 will still grant you access to an amazing range of games. This is a great hand-me-down console to receive during the holidays – if that's how you end up with one, great. Track down the likes of Horizon Zero Dawn, God of War and Bloodborne, and you'll have a great time tearing through the last eight years of games. 

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Vic Hood
Vic Hood

Vic is TechRadar Gaming's Associate Editor. An award-winning games journalist, Vic brings experience from IGN, Eurogamer and more to the TechRadar table. You may have even heard her on the radio or speaking on a panel. Not only is Vic passionate about games, but she's also an avid mental health advocate who has appeared on both panels and podcasts to discuss mental health awareness. Make sure to follow her on Twitter for more.