Ah, GameStop Black Friday 2017 deals, is there any better place and time to shop? It’s here on this day once a year that you’re able to walk in with a crisp $100 bill and walk away with stacks of games – if you know what to buy.
Your best bet to walking away with a bundle of games under your arm and your wallet still somewhat full is to get there early – a whole day early, in fact.
GameStop will be open for a limited time on November 23, 2017, one full day before Black Friday officially kicks off on November 24. A GameStop ad leak points to the retailer opening its doors at 4pm local time on Thanksgiving Day, with Black Friday sale prices lasing November 26 in-store and online.
While November 23 will be a day filled with the typical Thanksgiving faire, it will now also be filled with great game deals, too! Talk about a win-win.
GameStop’s decision to open early speaks to just how big of a shopping event the week of Black Friday has become, with many customers opting to hit stores earlier than Black Friday itself. This year, many folks will finish their turkey and mashed potatoes, then head to GameStop to get the best deals on products like the Xbox One X, Nintendo Switch, PS4 Pro and SNES Classic (if there’s still stock) early.
So, where should you be looking for the best GameStop Black Friday deals? Well, right here of course! As we get closer to Black Friday, TechRadar will host all the information you need to know about the deals at GameStop – what time stores open up on November 23, what exclusive deals you’ll find in-store vs online and which fantastic games you need to snatch up when deals go live.
That said, another excellent resource is the GameStop Black Friday Sale web page. Though no items are posted here yet, this will be where you’ll find all of the GameStop Black Friday online deals when they go live in the next week.
So, are you ready to see what sales GameStop is likely planning for the biggest shopping day of the year? Want to know what products you can save on right now? Keep reading to find out.
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GameStop Black Friday ad leaks
Lo and behold, the GameStop Black Friday ad has apparently leaked, thanks to bfads.net.
According to 12 leaked pages, shoppers will be able to save $50 on a PS4 Pro, $100 on a PS4, $90 on an Xbox One S, and a lot on games. That’s not including toys and other swag GameStop will have on sale this Black Friday.
GameStop deals before Black Friday
While Black Friday remains the definitive shopping day for the game retailer, it’s not the only time you’ll be able to catch a great deal on your favorite games (which, this year, should include Star Wars Battlefront II, Super Mario Odyssey, Destiny 2, Call of Duty WWII and Assassin’s Creed Origins).
In fact, GameStop sales run every day of the week, every week of the year.
There are two places you can go to find the latest deals on offer: the GameStop Weekly Ad page and the GameStop Deals page. Both provide a look at the latest GameStop deals, whether valid for a week or only one day. The trick is to check both pages regularly as the discounts on consoles, games and other swag change frequently.
Here are some of the top savings GameStop is offering right now.
4 for $10 pre-owned games on thousands of games This promotion lets you purchase four pre-owned games priced at $4.99 or less for just $10. It’s a great way to stock up on games before the holiday break and get some gift shopping done at the same time.
Xbox One 1TB pre-owned Limited Edition Halo 5 Console is $234.99 If the Xbox One X is a bit too pricey for your budget, consider a pre-owned Xbox One in a super sleek Halo 5 skin. At $234.99, you’re already saving off the price of what the gaming machine normally costs.
Xbox One 500GB pre-owned with six-month Xbox Live Gold Membership for $229.99 (regularly $259.99) GameStop is a purveyor of pre-owned gaming machines, which are backed by a guarantee to work and a 7-day money back guarantee. Considering this console retails for $299.99 elsewhere, you’re getting a good bargain for a refurbished Xbox One, plus a six-month membership to Xbox Live Gold.
For Honor pre-owned on PS4 is $19.99 (regularly $22.99) Fantasy fighting is the name of the game in Ubisoft’s For Honor. The game, which came out earlier this year, pits you against warriors from across time to see who has the strongest mettle.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain pre-owned for $14.99 (regularly $19.99) This edition in the classic Konami series can be yours for $5 less than its usual price if you go the pre-owned route.
Expected GameStop Black Friday deals
GameStop’s Black Friday sales will focus on the big three consoles: the Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch. The SNES Classic, too, will be a hot-ticket item at GameStop this year but could be a bit harder to track down due to shortages.
Not only are we anticipating major price drops on the game machines themselves (the Xbox One S, for example, is dropping down to just $189 on Black Friday), but also tantalizing bundles and savings on standalone games that will make any shopper (and their wallet) smile.
Also look out for deals on VR headsets and older consoles and handhelds, like the Wii U, PS3 and Nintendo 3DS. Nostalgia can make a really nice gift.
Xbox One X GameStop Black Friday deals: While the ad leak doesn’t show signs of the Xbox One X, as one of the year’s hottest items, we’d be surprised if GameStop didn’t offer some kind of discount on the 4K-capable console this Black Friday. Also look for the older Xbox One S and standard Xbox One to super lower prices.
PS4 GameStop Black Friday deals: In order to compete with its rival, the Xbox One X, Sony’s system should see big price cuts on Black Friday 2017. GameStop will be right there with up to $100 off PS4 systems this Black Friday, according to its ad leak. PS4 bundles tend to be Sony’s go-to strategy over Black Friday, and it’s with these that you’ll really save.
Nintendo Switch GameStop Black Friday deals: According to the GameStop Black Friday ad leak, the Nintendo Switch itself won’t see a discount, but many accessories and games will. You’ll be able to save $30 on a Nintendo Switch upgrade kit, for example, and get games for up to $20 off. Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and games for older Nintendo systems will also see sales this Black Friday.
Game deals for Black Friday at GameStop: By now you probably get the picture that GameStop is all about deeply discounted games, including pre-owned titles at dollar-store prices. Black Friday will see titles like Wolfenstein II, The Evil Within 2, NBA2K18, Madden 18 and FIFA 18 have deep discounts – upwards of $35 off. The savings don’t end there as Fallout 4: Game of The Year edition, Grand Theft Auto V and Overwatch are all just $30, down from $59.99.
VR GameStop Black Friday deals: Virtual reality is also going on sale at GameStop this Black Friday. All Sony PlayStation VR headsets are $100 off, and the HTC Vive is $599.99 but includes a free $50 game card, Vive Deluxe Audio Strap, and a Fallout 4 VR digital download code that will be available on December 12.
More GameStop Black Friday deals to come
With GameStop opening its retail stores on Thanksgiving, the gaming kingpin will essentially have four full days of Black Friday deals. Of course, this is all before Cyber Monday, which will have its own set of mega sales on offer.
Now that the GameStop Black Friday ad is out in the wild, you can arm yourself with all the information you need to make the best purchases this Black Friday. There will always be unanticipated surprise sales, however, and for those, we suggest you stick with TechRadar as we’ll bring you all the deals as we uncover them.