What to expect from Black Friday 2017’s console deals
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Black Friday, the two words that strike fear in the hearts of every deal-based website the world over, is nearly upon us. On November 24th (and, to be honest, about a week before), retailers will go deal crazy. It’s our job to make sure you get what you’re looking for, at the right price.
In this post, we’ve broken down all the key consoles to keep an eye out for this November, plus what deals we predict could be around and the prices that we could see. We hope it helps you find your dream console bundle at a dream price.
Xbox One (S & X)
The Xbox One X, the world’s most powerful home console, is the newest piece of hardware on the market, having launched earlier this month. Currently, its RRP sits at £449.99. Unfortunately for you bargain hunters, the X is unlikely to see any significant discounts this Black Friday. However, it is possible that we’ll see it for £449.99 with a couple of solid games – likely Forza Motorsport 7 – thrown in for free.
The One S, the basic Xbox One model, is a different story. We’ve seen some aggressive discounts on the S throughout the year. Most recently, it was available as a hard bundle (where the game comes packaged with the console) with an extra game for as low as £199.99. For Black Friday, don’t be surprised to see the 500GB console and two big games for as low as £180. Games available will likely include the likes of Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Minecraft, Forza Horizon 3, Rocket League, FIFA 18, Call of Duty: WW2 and more.
View our Xbox One deals and bundles page.
PS4 (Slim & Pro)
The PS4 Pro is this year’s big unknown when it comes to deals. The launch of the Xbox One X has put it firmly into second place in terms of power. The question is now how Sony will respond.
Will they drop the price from the £350 RRP? (We’ve seen the Pro drop as low as £330 already at points this year). Or will they keep the price? A drop would signify that Xbox has them beaten in terms of power, but would effectively undercut the X.
Earlier this week, we may have got our answer. Currys – PC World launched an incredible deal on the Pro, bundling it with FIFA 18 and Crash Bandicoot for just £299.99. This is unlikely to be an isolated deal as Black Friday draws nearer, and the price on such bundles may drop even lower!
As for the standard Slim model, expect deals similar to the Xbox One S. The PS4 has typically been found £10-20 more than the One S this year, or with a game or two less in a bundle. With that in mind, a 500GB console and a game for anything less than £199 is a good place to start.
Check out the best PS4 deals and bundles out there at Console Deals.
This year’s only truly ‘new’ console, and a huge success so far. It’s been so popular that we’ve actually predicted that it will prove to be the most popular console this quarter, despite having a much higher RRP – £279.99.
So what deals can we expect on the Switch? Well, given it’s less than a year old, and there are still some worries about stock levels, not much unfortunately. The lowest we’ve seen the console’s price drop to was £259.99, while the major games for the system have rarely dropped far below £40.
The Switch with one of the big games – Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WIld – for £299 or less would be a great deal. Our Switch deals page will keep you abreast of all the latest and lowest deals.
Finally, we have the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). After last year’s success of the NES Mini, a SNES version was inevitable, as was its incredible popularity.
In fact, it was so successful that it sold out at the pre-order stage and has barely been seen since. GAME have had stock available for literally a couple of hours since, while it has been available off and on for Amazon Prime Now customers. Your best bet is to keep an eye on our page and hope one of these two comes through.
You won’t get a deal, but just getting your hands on one is a prize in itself! Keep an eye on our SNES Mini page for stock updates.