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Sony PlayStation is a versatile entertainment staple in many homes, making it an in-demand gift for the holidays. If it’s one of those items on your list, you’ll want to get your hands on early to ensure it’s in stock. And of course, you want to snag Black Friday PlayStation deals.
Launched Stateside in 1995, the PlayStation is popular with everyone from gamers to movie watchers. Each time Sony releases a new iteration of the console, it immediately hits all of the hot holiday toy lists. Currently, the PlayStation 5 (PS5) is the belle of the ball as the fastest-selling version of the console.
If gaming consoles just aren’t your thing but they’re huge with a special someone in your life, we break down what makes the PS4 and PS5 so coveted. We’ll also share where to find the best prices on these very giftable items.
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The Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals on PlayStation 5 Games in 2022
During Black Friday 2022, Amazon and Walmart battled one another in the pricing wars for PlayStation 5 games, but PlayStation.com also had competitive discounts with their own Black Friday sales. Here are the best Black Friday prices we saw on the most popular PlayStation 5 games, ranked by the amount you could save:
- Puyo Puyo Tetris 2: Launch Edition – PlayStation 5, $9.99 (reg. $39.99)
- Dolmen – PlayStation 5, $26.85 (reg. $39.99)
- Crazy Chicken Xtreme – PlayStation 5, $14.99 (reg. $29.99)
- Evergate – PlayStation 5, $12.99 (reg. $29.99)
- WWE 2K22 – PlayStation 5, $24.99 (reg. $69.99)
- Judgment – PlayStation 5, $28.90 (reg. $39.99)
- The Quarry – PlayStation 5, $29 (reg. $69.99)
Demon’s Souls – PlayStation 5, $37.99 (reg. $69.99) Dying Light 2 Stay Human – PlayStation 5, $31.80 (reg. $59.99) Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, $64.50 (reg. $69.99)
- PGA Tour 2K23 – PlayStation 5, $39.99 (reg. $69.99)
- Among Us Impostor Edition, $29.99 (reg. $49.99)
- Gran Turismo 7 Standard Edition – PlayStation 5, $35 (reg. $69.99)
- Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy PS5, $20 (reg. $59.99)
Grand Theft Auto V – PlayStation 5, $10 (reg. $39.99)
- Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands Next Level Edition – PlayStation 5, $59.88 (reg. $69.99)
- Dying Light 2 Stay Human – PlayStation 5, $20 (reg. $59.99)
- Far Cry 6 PlayStation 5 Standard Edition, $24.99 (reg. $59.99)
- EA Sports FIFA 23 Standard Edition PS5, $34.97 (reg. $69.99)
- Horizon Forbidden West Launch Edition – PlayStation 5, $35 (reg. $69.99)
- Elden Ring PS5, $35 (reg. $59.99)
- Resident Evil Village PS5, $20 (reg. $34.00)
- Assassins Creed Valhalla, $19.79 (reg. $59.99)
- CyberPunk 2077, $24.99 (reg. $49.99)
- EA Sports FIFA 23 Standard Edition PS5, $41.99 (reg. $69.99)
- Gotham Knights, $41.99 (reg. $69.99)
- Gran Turismo 7 Standard Edition – PlayStation 5, $39.89 (reg. $69.99)
- Horizon Forbidden West Launch Edition – PlayStation 5, $39.89 (reg. $69.99)
- Madden NFL 23 PS5, $34.99 (reg. $69.99)
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction, $15.99 (reg. $39.99)
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition – PlayStation 5, $19.99 (reg. $69.99)
- NBA 2K23 for PS5, $34.99 (reg. $69.99)
GameStop PlayStation 5 Games Under $10
NBA 2K21 – PlayStation 5, $3.75 (reg. $5) Curved Space – PlayStation 5, $7.48 (reg. $9.99) The Riftbreaker – PlayStation 5, $7.48 (reg. $9.97)
- 3D Mini Golf Remastered GameStop Exclusive – PlayStation 5, $8.99
Greak: Memories of Azur – PlayStation 5, $7.50 (reg. $19.99) KeyWe – PlayStation 5, $7.50 (reg. $9.97) Foreclosed – PlayStation 5, $7.48 (reg. $9.97)
- Balan Wonderworld – PlayStation 5, $7.48 (reg. $9.97)
Savings tip: The PlayStation 5 can play PlayStation 4 games … and in many cases, the same game has been released for both systems. Save a little money by purchasing the PlayStation 4 version for your PS5 when they’re compatible.
PlayStation 5 Console Deals on Black Friday 2022
The MSRP for the Sony PlayStation 5 console is $499.99, and $399.99 for the digital edition. Various stores offer the PlayStation 5 bundled with a popular game, and that’s where you can sometimes find the biggest savings since the standalone console is almost never discounted. (In fact, we’ve got an entire article devoted to PS5 restock schedules because they don’t stay on the shelves.)
- Sony PlayStation 5 Console, $499.99 at PlayStation.com
- Sony PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – God of War Ragnarok Bundle, $459.99 at PlayStation.com
The only place that seems to consistently have PlayStation 5 consoles in stock is PlayStation.com, but even they run out from time to time. It’s also worth noting that there’s a waitlist to buy, so you’ll need to be invited.
PlayStation 5 Controller Deals Black Friday 2022
Here are some of the best deals we found on controllers and other accessories for the PlayStation 5:
- Sony DualSense Wireless Controller for PlayStation 5, $49.99 (reg. $69.99) at GameStop
- Sony PS5 DualSense Wireless Controller – White, $49 (reg. $69.99) at Walmart
- Logitech G Dual-Motor Feedback Driving Force G29 Gaming Racing Wheel, $199.99 (reg. $399.99) at Amazon
When is it really the best time to buy a PlayStation console?
Unfortunately, the answer isn’t so cut and dry. PlayStation deals are often found around the big savings holidays. Because of the huge demand, that may not be the best time to buy based on the product you want.
If you’re looking for a PS4, you may be more suited to buy before Black Friday, as there is no new product of this model being made. With no new consoles in the works, retailers are reduced to carrying refurbished and secondhand devices. This means the sales likely aren’t going to be huge for these products.
The PS5 is a little more complicated. Many retailers view the console’s sale as getting it for the retail price without having to pay any extra fees. Typically there is a long waitlist for PS5s and retailers that promise an instant sale are up charging significantly.
In October 2022, Walmart was the only big box store with the PS5 in stock. They charged over $200 more than the list price for the PlayStation 5 Console – God of War Ragnarok Bundle. Other retailers via the Walmart site were charging $200 above the list price for just the console.