The best Black Friday gaming deals of 2020 include 50% off Nintendo Switch and PlayStation exclusives, and discounts on new games like “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla”

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  • Black Friday tech deals are underway at several major retailers, bringing gaming discounts for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, and PC gamers.
  • Though the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S all launched earlier this month, stock for the new consoles remains extremely limited, and there won’t be any discounts during Black Friday.
  • Several stores will offer a $300 Nintendo Switch bundle with “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” for Black Friday, but stock has already run low at multiple retailers on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Despite low stock on game consoles, Black Friday 2020 is delivering some great deals on Nintendo and PlayStation exclusive games, and the lowest prices we’ve seen on some popular gaming accessories.
  • Check out Insider Reviews’ Black Friday 2020 deals and best Black Friday tech deals for more savings.

Black Friday 2020 arrives during an unprecedented time for the video game industry. The launches of the next-gen PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S consoles, alongside the ongoing pandemic and social distancing, have created intense demand for gaming products of all types. Many of the most sought after items, like the Nintendo Switch, were sold out in the weeks leading up to Black Friday 2020.

This year’s gaming deals don’t bring all of the usual doorbuster discounts on consoles you might expect from Black Friday, but there’s still a healthy selection of games and accessories available at their lowest prices of the year. That includes newly released PS5 and Xbox Series X games like “Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla,” and “Watch Dogs Legion,” and a variety of Nintendo Switch exclusives.

We’ve collected the best Black Friday gaming deals we’ve found online so far below. Be sure to check out all of our Black Friday deals coverage for more detailed information, like a breakdown of GameStop’s Black Friday sales, and where you can find the best Black Friday deals for the Nintendo Switch.

Ubisoft’s blockbuster action-adventure franchise is now on next-gen consoles, and you can upgrade to the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series S|X version of the game for free if you buy the PS4 or Xbox One version. Though the game is less than a month old, GameStop will offer 20% off during its Black Friday sale starting November 25.

In “Watch Dogs Legion,” players recruit a team of special operatives to free London from the grip of oppressive government and corporations. GameStop has the game on sale for $27 off its full price for Black Friday.

“Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2” gives the arcade-style skateboarding games a modern overhaul with redesigned graphics and new features. The games have also kept most of their incredibly influential soundtracks too, so nostalgic gamers have lots to look forward to. GameStop is offering $10 off the game during its Black Friday sale.

‘New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe’ reimagines Mario’s classic 2D platforming in a new adventure that allows up to four players to run courses together. This $27 price on the physical copy is the lowest we’ve ever seen. The digital copy will cost $13 more.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate offers a Netflix-style subscription with hundreds of games for Xbox and PC, and the Xbox Live Gold service needed to play Xbox games online. This discount on a 3-month membership is one we see often, but since these subscriptions can be added to existing memberships, it remains a solid investment and an excellent stocking stuffer.

Just in case you needed a massive 5TB of extra space for games or other data, this is an excellent price for a portable hard drive from Western Digital.

The Nintendo Switch has been the bestselling console in the US for 23 straight months, and with a $300 “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” bundle selling at multiple retailers for Black Friday, that streak is likely to continue despite the release of the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X.

The “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” Switch bundle includes the game and a three-month membership to the Nintendo Switch Online service, but stock sold out at multiple stores on Thanksgiving Day. More stock may be available during Black Friday weekend though, so be sure to keep checking at major video game retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and GameStop.

Several Nintendo Switch exclusives are $20 to $30 off at major retailers, matching the lowest price ever for games like “Super Mario Maker 2” and “The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening.” If you’re looking for digital copies to take on the go with your portable Switch, Best Buy, Amazon, and GameStop are offering the same games for $40. That’s just $10 more than the physical copy in most cases, and you’ll instantly receive a digital download code for the Nintendo eShop instead of waiting for shipping.

Now’s also a great time to consider expanding the Switch’s 32GB internal memory to store more games with a discounted MicroSD card. The Switch can support up to 2TB expansions, though the 512GB and 128GB options tend to be the most cost-effective.

This bundle includes Nintendo’s hit portable console with a digital copy of the most popular Switch game, “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.” Several retailers will have the bundle for $60 off during Black Friday sales.

“Link’s Awakening” re-creates a classic Game Boy adventure with a new art style and cartoonish charm that will please old and new fans alike. This “Legend of Zelda” remake is one of several Nintendo games that are $20 off during Black Friday sales at Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart, and Target.

‘New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe’ reimagines Mario’s classic 2D platforming in a new adventure that allows up to four players to run courses together. This $27 price on the physical copy is the lowest we’ve ever seen. The digital copy will cost $13 more.

The first Pokemon game for the Nintendo Switch and a remake of the original Game Boy games, this entry is perfect for newbies and those who haven’t played Pokemon since 1998. “Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu” will be on sale for $30 at GameStop on Black Friday.

The PlayStation 5 may be the most-coveted console of 2020, but don’t expect to see any deals on the newly released console or PS5 games during this year’s Black Friday sales. Instead, we’re seeing a selection of this year’s hit PlayStation 4-exclusive games — “The Last of Us 2,” “Ghost of Tsushima,” and “Final Fantasy VII Remake” — at their lowest prices since release.

Keep in mind that PS4 games will still work on PS5, and the next-gen system will automatically provide a significant boost in graphics quality and load times.

Sony is also hosting a huge online sale on digital PlayStation games in the PlayStation Network store, and you can get 25% off a one-year PlayStation Plus subscription, which is required to play online and provides free games each month.

“The Last of Us Part II” has sold more than four million copies since its worldwide launch on June 19, making it the fastest-selling PlayStation 4 exclusive ever. GameStop will have the game on sale for just $30 during its Black Friday sale.

Players choose between samurai and ninja fighting styles as they defend Japan’s island of Tsushima in this open-world adventure. You can buy the game for $20 off its regular price at GameStop on Black Friday.

“Final Fantasy VII” was one of the most influential games of its era, and this remake completely recreates the original game’s first chapter with new combat mechanics, state-of-the-art graphics, and an expanded story. GameStop is offering the game for $34.99, the lowest price we’ve seen since its release.

“Persona 5” is considered one of the greatest Japanese roleplaying games of all-time, alongside the likes of “Final Fantasy 7.” The “Royal” update adds new characters and an entirely new chapter to the game’s fully voiced story. This $35 off Black Friday discount is the lowest price since the game’s launch.

PlayStation Plus allows gamers to play online, nets them special discounts in the PlayStation Network store, and subscribers get free games each month that remain available as long as the PlayStation Plus subscription is active. During Black Friday, you can save $15 off a year-long subscription.

Microsoft launched the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S earlier this month, but the new consoles aren’t on sale for Black Friday. The weekend’s best Xbox deal is on Microsoft’s Netflix-style gaming subscription, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which lets gamers play more than 100 titles on their Xbox, PC, or Android phone. We’ve called the $15-per-month subscription the best deal in gaming, and you can buy a three-month membership for $22.99 right now.

Official Xbox controllers are also $20 off right now at Best Buy, which includes the newly remodeled Xbox wireless controller for Series S and Series X.

Microsoft, like Nintendo and Sony, is also holding a massive online sale for digital Xbox games and PC games for Windows 10.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate offers a Netflix-style subscription with hundreds of games for Xbox and PC, and the Xbox Live Gold service needed to play Xbox games online. This discount on a 3-month membership is one we see often, but since these subscriptions can be added to existing memberships, it remains a solid investment and an excellent stocking stuffer.

This latest-gen Xbox gamepad is the best Microsoft has ever made, and during Black Friday, shoppers can save $20 on this recently released controller.

Resident Evil 3 introduces the iconic monster Nemesis as he chases heroine Jill Valentine through the zombie-infested streets of Racoon City. This is a remake of the PlayStation 1 classic with overhauled gameplay and gorgeous graphics. The game also includes a multiplayer mode called ‘Resident Evil: Resistance,’ offering extra replay value.

PC gamers usually need specific parts and peripherals to upgrade their gaming setup, and Black Friday often brings the price drops needed to make improvements. So far we’ve seen discounts on PC gaming products from well-known brands like Logitech and Razer, including all-time low prices on Logitech’s 502 wireless mouse, and Razer’s Kraken Ultimate headset.

Few retail stores sell PC games in person, but you can find online sales on popular platforms like Steam and the Epic Games Store, where thousands of digital games are up to 90% off.

Adding an SSD to your PC is a game-changer for performance and the Samsung 860 EVO is a great option to do so. It typically sells for $130 across online retailers, but right now you can grab a 1TB version for only $100. 

Razer’s affordable Kraken X headset offers 7.1 surround sound on PC, manual controls for mute and volume, and memory foam ear cushions. It can also be used with Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch console, as well as any device with a 3.5mm audio jack.

Logitech’s fan-favorite mouse has been updated with wireless technology that ensures lightning-fast response times while playing. The G502 is already one of our top recommended gaming mouse, and the wireless model offers up to 60 hours of rechargeable battery life.

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