The best gaming deals this Black Friday include discounts on popular Steam games, Xbox One X, and accessories

There’s no better time to take the plunge on a new game console or finally pick up a game you’ve been reading and watching YouTube videos about for months than Black Friday. Typically, every major retailer, as well as the game publishers and console makers, has a handful of solid deals on hardware, software, and accessories. The Sony PlayStation 4 Slim bundle appears to have been popular, as it’s sold out mostly everywhere, though the whole Xbox consoles lineup, and a number of the year’s biggest games are still easy to find on discount.

The current console generation’s life cycle is projected to come to a close around 2020, which makes this year’s deals especially attractive, considering the devices likely won’t see another equally dramatic price drop until the formal announcement of Microsoft and Sony’s new hardware, which are likely to be shown off around 2020 or 2021. Unfortunately, the Nintendo Switch remains full price at $299, save one Best Buy bundle and one eBay one, and we can expect that to hold through the holidays with the launch of the new Super Smash Bros. Thankfully, you can put any money you may have been saving for a Switch toward a fair number of PS4 or Xbox games.

Amazon

Check out the rest of Amazon’s Black Friday deals here

Best Buy

Check out the rest of Best Buy’s Black Friday deals here

GameStop

Check out the rest of GameStop’s Black Friday deals here.

eBay

Check out the rest of eBay’s Black Friday deals here.

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Microsoft Store

Check out the rest of Microsoft Store’s Black Friday deals here.

Newegg

Check out the rest of Newegg’s Black Friday deals here.

Steam

Now until November 27th. Some of these are reviewed in our Short Play column.

Target

Check out the rest of Target’s Black Friday deals here.

Walmart

Check out the rest of Walmart’s Black Friday deals here.