How much will PS4 be on Black Friday?
With the PS5 now around 12 months away, Black Friday 2019 could see some of the best PS4 deals we’ve ever seen. So far in 2019, we’ve seen the PS4 Slim with two games (one a fairly new, AAA title) available for £209 – a good discount on the PS4’s (with a game) RRP of £249.99. The Pro plus game bundle has been available for £299, £50 off the RRP. However, we’re expecting that we could see some even bigger discounts on Black Friday, as retailers look to clear out some of their stock with the new console on the horizon. This, combined with extra promotions such as Ebay codes, could see the price for the Slim with a game drop to closer to the £190. The Pro could touch the likes of £279 with Black Friday pricing from the likes of Currys and Argos combined with an Ebay promotion, which is just £30 more than the RRP of the Slim! The big deciding factor will be whether retailers look to clear out their PS4 stock now, or wait until the PS5 is even closer to launch.
When will PS4 Black Friday deals start in UK?
For true deal hunters, the best point to pounce will likely be the evening on Thursday, the 28th. From our experience, most retailers tend to launch their very best deals from around 6PM, and if last year is anything to go by, you’ll need to be quick, as some of the very best deals came and went extremely quickly. Retailers tend to broadly the same theme across their deals and pricing, but some – particularly GAME, Currys and Argos – have a history of sweetening the deal with an extra game or accessory thrown in. If you simply can’t wait until the evening of the 28th, fear not – some retailers will start launching some strong deals around a week and a half before Black Friday. If you’re worried about the stock levels of your favourite bundle or the retailer you want to buy from, you may want to make your move earlier. Keep a particular eye out for any big Ebay promotions, as these can take the prices from retailers like ShopTo, AO, Currys and Argos and add further discounts of 10% or more.
Is it worth waiting for PS4 deals on Black Friday?
In a word, yes. We know Black Friday has a bit of a reputation for failing to deliver truly great deals, and in the case of many industries that tends to be the case. However, with games consoles, we’ve seen consistently over the last few years that the prices set on Black Friday are almost always the very best, save for the occasional big December sale. If you’re determined to get the very most for your money then waiting for Black Friday (or at least the night before) is almost always worth it, and offers PS4 prices that are simply not available during the rest of the year. The one caveat we would add is that the likes of Currys and Argos have Ebay stores, which typically match the price of their main websites. If Ebay run a discount code, which they do often in the week after Black Friday, then there are some potentially even bigger savings to be had, if you’re willing to hold out.
How much was the PS4 last year on Black Friday?
Last year, the Pro hit a low of around £299 (with a game included), while the Slim was discounted to, in most cases, £219 with two games (one of which was a relatively new major release, FIFA 19 or Red Dead Redemption 2), though an Ebay voucher code sale dropped the price further to £195 around a week after Black Friday. This year, we’ve seen the price of the Slim with a game drop to £209 during promo periods, while the Pro with a game has been £299. This suggests that we should see bigger deals on the PS4 than last year, particularly with the PS5 confirmed as on the way. As for Ebay sales, they don’t tend to typically run between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but can crop up in the week after, and can offer even further savings on prices from the likes of Currys and Argos.
Learn more about the PS4
With more than 100 million units now sold, the PS4 is one of the most successful games platforms of all time – and with good reason. Huge exclusive titles, world-class third parties and an enormous player base mean it’s hard to go wrong when it comes to buying a PS4. Don’t be put off by the PS5 being just 12 months away – the PS4 has enough to keep you busy for years to come!
Today’s best PS4 deals
Our system enables us to find and display hundreds of PS4 bundles, complete with their most recent price, stock and all the included items within each bundle (something that a lot of other sites fail to list) to help you spot the best bundles out there. You’ll also find at the very top of our comparison a set of featured deals to help you further pick out top bundle offers. However, if you’re just looking for the cheapest offer we’ve spotted at the moment, you can find it here:
The added benefits of buying a PS4 Pro
It’s becoming more and more common for manufacturers to launch alternate versions of each of their consoles in order to maximise their potential and help it appeal to casual and hardcore gamers alike. The PlayStation 4 is no exception. The Slim edition in an update on the original console, and is now the most commonly available version, coming in the majority of our bundles above.
However, if you’re someone who wants the most comprehensive PS4 experience possible, there is an alternative. 2016 saw the launch of the PS4 Pro, a significant upgrade on the original and Slim consoles.
We’ve included a full breakdown of the technical specifications that differ between the Pro and base models below, but the key differences are:
Choosing your PS4 bundle
At Console Deals, we compare hundreds of deals every single day, constantly finding new offers so that you always know you’re getting to see a huge selection of the best offers available. Using the above filters, which enable you to select bundles by included games, accessories, console model and more, you can quickly find the best price for what you’re looking for. However, if you need a hand picking the best bundle for you, we’re here to help.