Black Friday 2019 - Only the Best Video Game Deals

Black Friday 2019 - Only the Best Video Game Deals

Whether you want a PS4, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch on Black Friday, we've got you covered.

It's just two weeks until Black Friday comes storming in with a barrage of new deals for 2019. As it can be so hard to keep track of all the offers across Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One, we thought it would be wise to gather all the best Black Friday video game deals into a single and easy to digest page.

Although there are still a couple of weeks until the mammoth event gets underway, we wanted to bring you all the key information about what to expect from the forthcoming sales. Below, you’ll find the all-important dates and times for your diary, as well as some tips and tricks to make the most of the Black Friday sales. We’ll also take a look at some of the offers we expect to see this November and highlight some of the best PS4, Switch and Xbox One deals currently available.

Best Video Game Deals Before Black Friday

There’s no hugely thrilling video game deals out there right now in the run-up to Black Friday. Understandably, everyone is waiting to drop their fire offers when November rolls around. That said, there are a few worth shouting about if you’re looking for something more immediate. We’ve gathered up the best pre-Black Friday gaming deals right here:

PS4: Nintendo Switch: Xbox One: Tech:

When is Black Friday 2019? When Does it Start? How Long Does it go on for?

Black Friday always falls on the day after Thanksgiving in the US. As Thanksgiving takes place on Thursday, November 28, 2019, Black Friday is Friday, November 29, 2019. While traditionally a US event, Black Friday has well and truly made it over the UK now, too, even though Thanksgiving isn't celebrated in the UK.

Although the name Black Friday suggests that the event is a day long, these days it is anything but and is likely to last at least a week. Amazon and all the other big retailers usually kick off their Black Friday deals well before the actual day, and they will likely run over the weekend and lead into Cyber Monday Deals.

Why is it Called Black Friday?

We're glad you asked. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, Black Friday has existed since the early 1960s, with the name a reference to the date marks the first day of the year that retailers are in the black (rather than being in the red). These colors are linked to how accountants record the credit side of an account in black and the debit side in red. Sadly that's not all that exciting, but does at least make some sense.

What to Expect From Black Friday 2019 Video Game Deals

With new consoles expected from Sony and Microsoft at the end of 2020, this year might be their best shot at selling a bunch more existing consoles. With that in mind, expect some good deals on PS4 and Xbox One, including the Pro consoles of each. Nintendo Switch seemingly sells no matter the price, but we still expect some excellent deals (perhaps game and console bundles) on the new model Switch and the Switch Lite.

Black Friday 2018 Tips and Tricks to Avoid Paying Too Much

It's worth noting what kind of prices you can expect to pay for the main consoles on any normal day. If you see 'deals' for any of these consoles and the prices are very similar to these we've listed below, it's probably not a deal at all. Remember to factor in any additional games or accessories you get from bundles into the price too, though!

  • PS4 Slim – $299.99/£259.99
  • PS4 Pro – $399.99/£349.99
  • Nintendo Switch – $299.99/£279.99
  • Switch Lite – $199.99/£199.99
  • Xbox One S – $299.99/£199.99
  • Xbox One X – $499.99/£399.99

Here are a few other tips and tricks to keep in mind to have the most successful Black Friday experience.

  • Set a budget and stick to it - Easier said than done, but try to give yourself a spending allowance for the Black Friday period. It’s easier to get carried away.
  • Don’t rush in - Make sure you look around for the best deals. Ideally stick to the deals we've posted on this very page.
  • Figure out what you want before Black Friday starts - If you didn't want a PS4 before this deals period started, do you really want one when it's £15/$15 cheaper than the usual price? Get your targets lined up before the deals start rolling in.

That should just about cover everything for now. Obviously, we will continue to update and expand this page with all the best Black Friday video game deals as the big day draws nearer. You can also give us a follow over at Jelly Deals for even more Black Friday offers across tech, gaming and much more.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Read this next

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Review: A New Hope

Respawn bursts on the scene with one of the best Star Wars games in ages, but there's a dark side.

No More Finicky DualShock 4 Plugins on PC: Official Support Coming Thanks to Project xCloud

Play Xbox games… on a PC… with a PS4 controller. Really!

Xbox Head Says It's Learned Some Lessons For Scarlett From Xbox One's Launch

"...We will not be out of position on power or price."

Microsoft X019 Recap: A Flood of Games to Finish the Generation

At the generation wraps up, Microsoft goes big.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Online Deep Dive: What it's Like to Battle, Trade, and Explore the Vibrant Wild Area

The servers are on, and the players are trickling in. Here's what it's like to interact with them.

A Deluge of New Announcements for Xbox Game Pass Came Out of X019

The Witcher 3, Rage 2, classic Final Fantasy titles, and more.

Obsidian Founder Feargus Urquhart, Whose Credits Include Fallout, Wants to be a Game Director Again

After years on the business side, founder Feargus Urquhart is ready to make games again.

More Guides

Pokemon Sword and Shield Evolutions - New Galar Pokemon Evolutions

This is our guide focusing on the new Pokemon Sword and Shield evolutions, specifically the new Galar-related Pokemon.

Pokemon Sword and Shield TMs List - All the TR and TM Move Locations

Here's our page covering all the TM move locations in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Evolution Stones - Where to Find All the Evolution Stones

Here's our guide on where you can find the various Evolution Stones in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Fairy Gym Answers - How to Answer All of Opal's Questions Correctly

Here's how to answer all of Opal's questions correctly at the Fairy Gym in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

More on PlayStation 4

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Review: A New Hope

Respawn bursts on the scene with one of the best Star Wars games in ages, but there's a dark side.

Obsidian Founder Feargus Urquhart, Whose Credits Include Fallout, Wants to be a Game Director Again

After years on the business side, founder Feargus Urquhart is ready to make games again.

A Massive Stardew Valley Update is Dropping Very Soon

The free 1.4 update is just around the corner for PC players.

Shovel Knight's Final Expansions Are Coming Next Month

They'll mark the end of Treasure Trove, but not for our brave blue Knight.

How to Get Small Game Arrows in Red Dead Online

We go over how to get the smallest arrows as quickly as possible.