Gamers everywhere can rejoice! We just received the GameStop Black Friday 2018 ad, which dropped on Nov. 18. Originally, this article focused on the Pre-Black Friday ad that Gamestop released, but we have updated it to cover their full Black Friday sales. View the full ad here.
We've collected all of the highlights to help you plan your shopping strategy.
GameStop Black Friday Sale Hours
This year, Gamestop will be starting their Black Friday sales online on Wednesday at 9 p.m. Eastern. Gamestop will be opening their doors on Thanksgiving at 3 p.m. for all Black Friday sales.
GameStop Black Friday Sale Highlights
The GameStop Black Friday 2018 ad includes a wealth of bargains on the best games and consoles of the year. The team at BlackFriday.com has listed some of our favorite deals:
- Xbox One S Minecraft Creators Bundle for $199 ($100 off)
- $70 off any Xbox One X or Xbox One S console
- PlayStation 4 1 TB Spiderman Bundle for $199.99 ($100 off)
- God of War for $17 (Doorbuster)
- Nintendo Switch bundled with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a $50 gift card for $299
- PS VR Bundle (includes headset, Creed: Rise to Glory game and Superhot game for $249.99)
- Forza Horizon 4 for $40 ($20 off)
- Overwatch for $20
- Uncharted Collection for $20
- Uncharted the Lost Legacy for $10
GameStop Black Friday Sale Analysis
GameStop has great deals each year, but here’s a look at how this year’s GameStop Black Friday deals measure up.
Last year's featured gaming deals were the Xbox One S 500GB console for $189 and the PS4 1TB console for $199. This year, we're still seeing deals on both those systems, but bundled deals. Both systems are $199, with various games thrown in. Plus, note that the Xbox One S bundle involves the 1 TB console this year. So, in both cases, you are getting a better value.
The bigger news is that you can get $70 off the Xbox One X, which saw no discounts last year.
Meanwhile, the Nintendo Switch received its first major discount, being bundled with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a $50 gift card. This is the first major savings for the Nintendo Switch and a fantastic deal.
In virtual reality gaming last year, we saw the PS VR headset in a Gran Turismo Sport bundle for $299. This year, the headset is bundled with two games for $249.99.
Want to get an early start? Check out these Black Friday promo codes and deals from GameStop.
When shopping for hot items like gaming consoles and in-demand games, it pays to know exactly what you're looking for (these items will sell out quickly). So read gaming console reviews and game reviews in advance so you know a good deal when you see one.