Video games are on the menu when it comes to Best Buy during Black Friday 2018. The big day-Black Friday is on November 23-is quickly approaching, and thanks to the release of its full ad, we know much of what to expect. In advance of that, Best Buy has a pre-Black Friday sale going on now through Saturday, November 17 that includes some games (such as God of War), albeit not for as cheap as they’ll be once the real sale begins.
Once next week’s sale begins, there will be a ton of PS4, Xbox One, and Switch games, along with hardware and accessories. Best Buy’s console deals are limited in number, but they present a good way to pick up any of the big systems. Many of them are similar to what you’ll find at other stores, but it does have what might be the best deal on an Xbox One X. For $430, you get a special-edition Xbox One X that’s bundled with November’s Battlefield V, plus a second controller.
Those looking for a PS4 can get one bundled with Marvel’s Spider-Man, which just released in September, for $200. $200 can also get you an Xbox One S Minecraft bundle. If you’re in the market for a Nintendo Switch, you’ll get the same offer at places like Target, which is a $300 bundle (the standard price of the system) that includes Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
The bulk of the gaming offers are on specific games. Among the highlights is the recently released Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for $45, God of War for $25, and PUBG (Xbox One) for $15. For $30, you can get Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Madden NFL 19, NBA 2K19, or Forza Horizon 4. Switch, which often doesn’t get a lot of discounts, has a number of games on sale, including Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze for $40, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle for $20, and Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate for $35. 3DS owners can pick up Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon for $20 each.
Outside of individual games, Best Buy has deals on a variety of accessories, including a 30% discount on all Astro headsets. But some of the best offers it has are for subscriptions: You can get 12 months of PlayStation Plus for $40 or 12 months of Xbox Game Pass for $70. Considering the latter gets you access to certain games you might be buying on sale (like Forza Horizon 4 and Sea of Thieves), it could be a preferable option.
Best Buy held a pre-Black Friday sale until November 11, but its actual Black Friday offerings will be available beginning on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, at 5 PM local time. (Specific opening times may vary by state.) You’ll also be able to shop online at Best Buy’s website. Early access will be available beginning on Sunday, November 18 for My Best Buy Elite and Elite Plus members. Standard My Best Buy members get access on Monday, November 19; essentially, you can sign up for free and get access days ahead of time.
My Best Buy members will get a chance to grab additional hot deals in the Black Friday ad before anyone else. Early Access sales are on Sunday, Nov. 18, for Elite Plus and Elite members and on Monday, Nov. 19, and Tuesday, Nov. 20, for all My Best Buy members
Read on for the full list of game deals, and check out our roundup of all Black Friday deals for much more.