Black Friday 2019: The Best Deals on Games

Nov 23, 19  | posted by Alex (2343)

Prepare to empty your wallet for these deals!

It’s time for that age-long tradition of filling your bellies on Thanksgiving and immediately emptying your wallets as soon as the last drop of gravy is gone. Every year, retailers offer big discounts on a vast array of products to get you to rush to their store (or their website). This year is no exception, and while Black Friday isn’t quite here yet a good majority of the major retailers have been teasing customers with what to expect when the gates open on the 28th of November.

Of course, it can be hard to track these deals, which is why We’ve compiled a spreadsheet to help you find the best deals on video games this Black Friday. In this article, we’ll highlight some of the best deals we’ve found so far. Didn’t find a game you’re interested in? Don’t worry, we’ll be updating the spreadsheet as soon as more deals are revealed.

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Target

Target was the first major retailer in the United States to reveal its Black Friday ad this year. While they are not the best deals on some of the games, their prices fall pretty much in line with Best Buy and Walmart most of the time. Target has quite a few good deals on games for your Nintendo Switch, while also having the best deal on games like Control, and the hidden gem World War Z.

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled

  • Release Date: June 20th, 2019 Genre: Arcade Racing Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

Crash Team Racing has been reimagined for the current-gen and it looks great. Target is offering the title for just $15 on Switch, nearly $10 less than the other retailers. While the ad does not show the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game, it is likely those versions will be the same price.

Control

  • Release Date: August 27th, 2019 Genre: Action Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Remedy’s action adventure is going cheap this Black Friday, retailing on Target for just $25. That’s $5 cheaper than other sites, meaning now is the right time to channel your inner levitating skills and move objects like a jedi and assume command of the Federal Bureau of Control. The game is on offer for Xbox One and PS4.

Mario Tennis Aces

  • Release Date: June 22th, 2018 Genre: Sports Platforms: Nintendo Switch

Mario Tennis Aces is the latest title in the surprisingly long-running Mario Tennis series, and Target is offering the title for half price at just $30, rare for a Nintendo game. Be quick though, as the deal only lasts until the end of Black Friday.

Overwatch Legendary Edition

  • Release Date: October 15th, 2019 Genre: First-Person Shooter Platforms: Nintendo Switch

Overwatch 2 may have just been announced, but that doesn’t mean the first one isn’t still in full swing! The Switch edition is just $25 at Target. Meanwhile, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox versions are only $15, making it the perfect time to jump into Blizzard’s critically acclaimed hero shooter. What’s more, if you order before the 31st December 2019, you’ll receive a golden lootbox, containing a guaranteed legendary skin. Wondering what’s included in the legendary edition? Well, for $24.99 you’ll get 15 unobtainable skins and a 3-month membership for Nintendo Switch Online.

World War Z

  • Release Date: April 16th, 2019 Genre: Third-Person Shooter – Zombie Apocalpyse Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One

The (unofficial) spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead will be just $15 at Target this Black Friday which will be the cheapest place to buy the movie-inspired zombie shooter. If you feel like defending against hordes and hordes of zombies, pick up World War Z at a low price on Xbox One and PS4.

Best Buy

Overall, Best Buy has the most bang for your buck with a lot of games either cheapest, or within $1 of the cheapest price available. Out of all the retailers on this list, the best deals on some of the biggest games of 2019 are at Best Buy. If you’ve got your eye on a lot of games, this is probably where you’ll save the most money.

Borderlands 3

  • Release Date: September 13th, 2019 Genre: Action RPG, First-Person Shooter, Looter Shooter Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Gearbox’s long-awaited sequel to 2012’s looter shooter is finally here, and Best Buy is offering a hefty $32 off so you can jump into the world of Borderlands. If you’re unfamiliar with the series, you can pick up the Handsome Collection (which includes Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel) for just $15 at Walmart or Game Stop. Don’t worry though, Borderlands 3 can still be enjoyed without playing any of the existing ones. If you like guns, and I mean a lot of guns, you’re going to like Borderlands 3.

Red Dead Redemption 2

  • Release Date: October 26th, 2018 Genre: Action-Adventure, Third-Person Shooter Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Red Dead Redemption 2 might just only be getting a PC release, but the console edition has been out for over a year now and it has received critical acclaim from players and critics alike. Best Buy is very generously offering copies for just $24.99, meaning now you have the perfect excuse to don a thrift store cowboy hat and head down to your local store.

Forza Horizon 4

  • Release Date: September 28th, 2018 Genre: Arcade Racing Platforms: Xbox One

Xbox One’s Forza Horizon 4 has been a major success for the franchise, and Best Buy is offering the title for a reasonable $19.99 this Black Friday, considerably cheaper than other places that offer the game at $24.99 and above. If you want to take part in the UK’s never-ending festival of speed (watch out for the sheep), now is your chance.

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville

  • Release Date: October 18th, 2019 Genre: Third-Person Shooter Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One

EA’s latest installment in the Plants vs. Zombies franchise went fairly unnoticed when it launched in October, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to jump into the spiritual successor to the Garden Warfare franchise; Best Buy is offering the game for just $19.99 on Black Friday (cheap considering the game’s age). The game is available for PS4 and Xbox One.

Far Cry New Dawn

  • Release Date: February 14th, 2019 Genre: Action-Adventure, First-Person Shooter Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Far Cry New Dawn was a surprising entry in the franchise, coming just over a year after Far Cry 5’s release and being an indirect sequel. Now, you can buy it at Best Buy for $14.99 on PS4 and Xbox One. If you’re wondering what happened to Hope County after its imminent destruction, now’s your chance to find out.

Walmart

Walmart has a lot of deals where they come in first, or are within $1.00 of the competition. If you’re a sports fan, this is the store you’ll most likely want to shop at. Whether you’re looking for Madden 20, NBA 2K20 or NHL 20, Walmart either meets or exceeds the best price from all of the other stores.

NBA 2K20

  • Release Date: September 6th, 2019 Genre: Sports Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

The basketball simulator from 2K Sports is just $27 at Walmart on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

FIFA 20

  • Release Date: September 24th, 2019 Genre: Sports Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Like the look of this year’s FIFA? Walmart is retailing it at $27 (cheaper than any other retailer), meaning you can jump into the new volta mode for less, or dive into FIFA Ultimate Team and build your dream squad.

Need for Speed: Heat

  • Release Date: November 08th, 2019 Genre: Arcade Racing Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Need something with a little bit faster pace? EA’s latest Need for Speed title is just $30 on Walmart.

Crash Bandicoot N’Sane Trilogy

  • Release Date: June 30th, 2017 Genre: Action, Adventure, Platformer Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Crash is back and if you want an injection of nostalgia (or perhaps it’s your first time playing the platformer), you’ll be able to nab him on Xbox One and PS4 for just $15 from Walmart. Pretty cheap, eh?

Diablo III: Eternal Collection

  • Release Date: November 02nd, 2018 Genre: Action, Adventure, RPG, Hack and Slash Platforms: Nintendo Switch

Diablo 3 may have been released 7 years ago on PC, but Blizzard re-released the game for Nintendo Switch and Walmart are offering it for the decent price of $25. If you love killing waves and waves of all sorts of weird and wonderful creatures, you’ll love playing Diablo III on the Switch. What’s more, all the DLC is included.

Game Stop

Being the only retailer on this list that specializes in video games and nerd culture we expected better deals from Game Stop. While they do have a good deal here and there, the only big game they were able to beat the other retailers on price was the latest Call of Duty title, Modern Warfare. But, like with most of the rest of their deals, that was only tied for best price with another retailer, Walmart. The biggest draw for Game Stop is that many titles, especially on Nintendo Switch, will be on sale the entire week leading up to Black Friday.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 

  • Release Date: October 25th, 2019 Genre: Action, First-Person Shooter Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Out of all the stores offering discounts on the latest Call of Duty, Game Stop and Walmart have the best price with a cool $22 saving at $38. Hop into the latest Call of Duty which brings back the single-player campaign mode to the franchise, revamping an old experience. You can pick up Call of Duty Modern Warfare for the PS4 and Xbox One this Black Friday.

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

  • Release Date: February 07th, 2019 Genre: Action, RPG, Third-Person Shooter Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Ubisoft’s open-world RPG may have only been released earlier this year, but the game is being sold for just $12 at Game Stop. If you fancy taking a trip to the capital, now’s your chance to do it on the cheap. Tom Clancy’s the Division 2 will be heavily discounted on the Xbox One and PS4 this Black Friday.

Just Cause 4

  • Release Date: December 4th, 2018  Genre: Action, Adventure Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Rico’s latest foray into dictatorship removal is just $19.99 on Game Stop for the Day 1 Edition for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The game has received some heavy updates recently so now’s the best time to visit Solis and cause some mayhem.

Yakuza 6: Song of Life

  • Release Date: December 8th, 2016 Genre: Action Platforms: PlayStation 4

Yakuza is arguably one of gaming’s longest-running franchises and is an excellent Japanese beat em up. Right now, it’s just $14.99 at Game Stop for Yazuka 6 from Sunday, November 24th through Monday, December 2nd.

Sega Genesis Mini

  • Release Date: September 19th, 2019  Genre: All the genres. Platforms: It is a platform.

Remember the Sega Genesis? Well now there’s a smaller version, and its on sale at Gamestop for $49.99, a nice price for 42 games, which includes the likes of Sonic the Hedgehog, Tetris and Virtua Fighter 2.

Amazon

We’re still waiting for Amazon to reveal the full list of Black Friday deals, we’ll update this section once they’ve provided the public with more details.

Don’t forget, if you want to see all the deals from your favorite video game retailers check out the spreadsheet we put together comparing the price from each of these stores listed above.

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