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More than £1.2 billion was spent online in the UK alone
Customers are ten times more likely to search for “Xbox One deals” or “PS4 deals” in November than in any other month of the year
PayPal handled more than $15,000 of payments per second over Black Friday
More than half of sales in the UK on Black Friday are now online
John Lewis received five orders per second last year over Black Friday
Black Friday is an shopping event that originated in America. It takes place on the first Friday after Thanksgiving. Since 2005 it has been the busiest shopping day of the year. Commonly thought of as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, retailers across the country offer massive discounts and limited sale items to encourage customers to shop with them.
Black Friday has actually been in the UK since 2003 but it wasn’t until Asda’s ‘Walmart Black Friday by Asda’ campaign in 2013 that it became mainstream. Since then more retailers have got involved to try and stay ahead of the competition.
This year, Black Friday falls on the 24th of November.
‘Black Friday’ was a colloquial term used by police in America during the 1960s. It wasn’t actually a term of endearment, rather it referred to the trouble that the massive traffic jams and overcrowded cities would bring as people descended onto the shops following Thanksgiving. Retailers actually attempted to rename Black Friday but the name had already stuck.
There are a number of retailers that have said they will not be taking part in Black Friday. However, common sense would say that with it being the busiest shopping day of the year, even if they do not market it as Black Friday, those retailers will still likely offer discounts.
We expect to see some fantastic deals throughout November. In particular, the week leading up to Black Friday is likely to be a very good time to pick up a console, particularly if you want to avoid the possibility of stock shortages or queues on retailer websites. We still expect Black Friday to bring the best deals, with a batch of deals released the night before around 6PM and then another wave at midnight.
Cyber Monday is the name for the Monday immediately following Black Friday. Because some people were busy on Black Friday and not everyone was able to find the item they wanted, retailers began to extend their deals to Cyber Monday.
We will be updating our site with the best Black Friday console bundles for PS4, Xbox One, 3DS, 2DS and Wii U throughout the day starting from midnight.