Best Black Friday PlayStation 5 deals

PlayStation 5 consoles are as hard to find as ever, but we expect major retailers to have them in stock on Black Friday.

Best Black Friday PlayStation 5 deals
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If you’re hoping to find Black Friday deals on PlayStation 5 consoles, you might have to wait until its successor comes out. Sadly, Sony continues to struggle in keeping up with the demand for this next-generation console, which means those who haven’t gotten it yet still have to wait for the occasional restocks. This also means that there’s no reason for major retailers to offer PS5 discounts.

In fact, due to this high demand and low stock, scammers and scalpers still abound, hoping to take advantage of shoppers desperate to get their hands on a PS5. This shouldn’t stop you from trying to get it this Black Friday and Cyber Monday at retail price, however. There will be opportunities to get it from Sony as well as reputable sellers, especially this holiday season. In fact, rumor has it that the biggest retailers are holding off on releasing what stock they have until the biggest sale events of the year.

If you’ve already managed to secure your own, on the other hand, you should be able to find some great Black Friday deals on PS5 games, headsets, controllers and other accessories. There might even be discounts on Sony’s PlayStation Plus subscription service.

Best Black Friday PlayStation 5 deals

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PlayStation 5
PS5 is the best PlayStation to date, touting massive improvements in performance, 4K capability at 120Hz refresh rate, and truly impressive features like HDR and Sony’s answer to Dolby Atmos, Tempest 3D Audio. It also looks absolutely stunning. It’s no wonder everybody wants one. It isn’t likely going to be discounted this Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but there’s likely going to be a massive restock, which means it’ll be more readily available at retail price.

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PlayStation 5 Digital Edition
The digital-only version of PS5 is the same console, only without the 4K Blu-ray drive, which allows it to be a bit cheaper. If you prefer digital versions of games rather than physical copies, this model might be a much more appealing option. Just like the Blu-ray model, we are likely to see these restocked and at retail price this Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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Sony Pulse 3D and other PS5 accessories
Tempest 3D Audio might be the most underrated feature of PS5. It’s also among its best, offering users incredible sound imaging that will improve their gaming performance. And, it’s best experienced with the Sony Pulse 3D, the gaming headset specifically engineered Sony to provide you with the best Tempest 3D Audio experience.

It isn’t the only excellent PS5 gaming headset out there, however. Nor is it the only accessory. A number of PS5 headsets, controllers, and other peripherals should get cheaper on Black Friday. So, there’s never been a great time to get them.

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PS5 games
From Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart and Spider-Man: Miles Morales to Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut, many PS5 games – as well as PS4 games, for that matter – are going to be cheaper on Black Friday, much like last year. So, if you need to expand your title library, you should be able to find Black Friday deals to save you money and provide you with hours of entertainment.

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PlayStation Plus
Sony’s paid subscription service, which gives members two games to download every month as well as a boatload of other benefits, might also see some great offers on Black Friday. Places like CDKeys will have discounts of up to $20 on an annual membership, which means it’s the best time to renew your membership or start a new one.

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PlayStation Direct PS5 deals

PlayStation Direct PS5 deals
Register with PlayStation Direct, and Sony will email you as soon as stock is expected, allowing you to get your own PS5 once it’s been restocked without much effort. You aren’t likely to get discounts, but at least it’ll be a much easier process than competing with other shoppers online.
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Amazon PS5 deals

Amazon PS5 deals
If you can manage to navigate through all the scalpers selling PS5s for double or triple the retail price, you should be able to find these consoles restocked, as well as plenty of accessories and games discounted. There are a few of these deals on hand now, although you’ll find more in the days leading up to Black Friday.
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Best Buy PS5 deals

Best Buy PS5 deals
PS5 bundles, as well as individual products, will be offering excellent savings to Best Buy customers come Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Black Friday deals on PS5 games, controllers, headsets, and VR headsets are expected. And, the consoles themselves should be replenished in the coming days. The competition will be tough, however, so better warm up those fingers before the event.
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Walmart PS5 deals

Walmart PS5 deals
Walmart is selling PS5 consoles as well as games and peripherals, and since it consistently rolls out massive deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we’re hoping to see some of the games and accessories at discounted prices. Not so much the consoles, which are currently at a premium at the online store. However, with anticipated restocks, we’re likely to find them sold at the suggested retail price around Black Friday.
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Target PS5 deals

Target PS5 deals
Target’s PS5 page suggests that it’s expecting to see a restocking or two soon, which means it’s a great place to score one around Black Friday. The console is likely not going to be listed at a sale price, but it will be at the MSRP, so it’s a good idea to ignore all those online scalpers and wait. PS5 games and accessories, on the other hand, should see great Black Friday discounts, which is where you’ll be saving money.
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Michelle Rae Uy
Michelle Rae Uy

Michelle Rae Uy is a tech and travel journalist, editor and photographer with a bad case of wanderlust. She is a regular contributor for IGN, TechRadar and Business Insider, and has contributed to Thrillist, Paste Magazine, Nylon, Fodor's and Steve's Digicams. Living mainly in California with her adorable cats, she splits her time between Los Angeles, London and the rest of the world.