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The best Black Friday gaming deals


Whether you’re gaming on Xbox, PlayStation, PC or Switch, we’ve collected all the best deals you can find on gaming gear over Black Friday

It doesn’t matter which console you play on, there are tons of great discounts being served up over Black Friday and Cyber Monday. While finding a discount on a PlayStation 5 is still wishful thinking, you can actually get a Nintendo Switch bundle or Xbox Series S for less than retail price this year, which is pretty cool. Everything from consoles to gaming headsets are getting some sort of discount, so whether you’re looking for discounts on games or accessories, our roundup of the best Black Friday gaming deals has got you covered. For even more Black Friday deals coverage, make sure to follow our Black Friday storystream for regular updates and check out our Black Friday hub to see the growing collection of all our roundups.

  • Normally $299.99, the digital-only Xbox Series S is currently discounted to $249.99 at Walmart, Best Buy, and Target. While it doesn’t offer as much storage and isn’t as powerful as the Xbox Series X, the Series S is still an excellent option capable of 120Hz playback at 1440p resolutions. You won’t be able to use physical discs with the Series S, but you’ll still have access to the same digital titles as the Series X, including those available via Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

The Xbox Series S is smaller than the 4K-capable Xbox Series X, but it can still play the same digital games — albeit topping out at 2560 x 1440 QHD resolution.

  • Walmart, Target, and Best Buy are currently discounting a Nintendo Switch bundle that includes the standard Switch, a download code for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and a three-month individual subscription to Nintendo Switch Online. Normally, this bundle is worth $399.99, but it’s currently on sale for just $299. A Nintendo Switch Online membership allows you to compete against other players online and provides access to a library of classic NES and SNES titles, not to mention cloud storage options for your game saves.

This holiday Switch bundle includes the console itself, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and a three-month subscription to Nintendo Switch Online.

Logitech’s G Cloud Gaming Handheld is a dedicated way to stream all of your favorite games from platforms like Xbox Cloud Gaming, Steam, and Nvidia GeForce Now.

  • The going rate for a 128GB Meta Quest 2 these days is $399.99, but you can currently get the VR headset packaged with two of its best games (Beat Saber and Resident Evil 4) for $349.99 at Best Buy and Amazon.

This Black Friday bundle includes the VR headset and two games: Beat Saber and Resident Evil 4. This is the first big price cut on the headset since its retail cost increased by $100, likely spurred by the economic recession.

  • If you’re looking for a comfortable, lightweight gaming headset, the HyperX Cloud II Wireless is on sale for $119.99 at Walmart, and $109.99 at HyperX, up to $40 off its usual list price of $149.99. The Cloud II offers up to 30 hours of battery life and is easy to replenish thanks to its convenient USB-C port. It offers balanced sound with good voice quality, too, along with a 7.1 virtual surround sound mode. Read our review. If you like the way the Cloud II Wireless looks, but need something a little more budget-friendly, you can also find the HyperX Cloud Core Wireless discounted to $49.99 at Amazon, or $59.99 at Best Buy and Target.

The HyperX Cloud II Wireless is one of the best multiplatform wireless gaming headsets out there in terms of comfort and simplicity. It’s compatible with the PS4, PS5, PC, and the Nintendo Switch (when plugged into the dock).

HyperX’s comfortable Cloud Core Wireless is remarkably similar to the premium Cloud II Wireless in terms of features, but makes some minor compromises in terms of its build quality and features.

  • The Sony InZone H3 is usually $99.99 but is currently discounted to $79 at Walmart and Best Buy. The wired H3 is designed to take full advantage of the 3D sound offered by the PlayStation 5 but is also compatible with PCs. It doesn’t offer noise cancellation, but it still supports customizable audio profiles using the InZone companion app for PC and Sony’s Spatial Sound Personalizer mobile app.

The InZone H3 is the wired model in Sony’s new lineup of gaming headsets compatible with PlayStation and PC. You can customize the audio profile of InZone headsets with the InZone companion app and Sony’s Spatial Sound Personalizer.

Normally $229.99, Logitech’s esports-centric G Pro X wireless gaming headset is currently discounted to $169.99 at Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart. The design of the Pro X wireless is mostly an imitation of Logitech’s other G Pro headsets, with aviation-style earcups and a detachable boom mic (it even comes with the same memory foam leatherette and fabric earcups). Although the headset is compatible with PlayStation and the Nintendo Switch consoles (when docked), it works best with PC, where you can make full use of DTS:X virtual surround sound and fine-tune your listening options using Logitech’s G software.

Logitech’s premium wireless esports-focused headset, the G Pro X Wireless, features virtual surround sound and a selection of mic filters to choose from.

  • The Logitech G502 Hero is a long-standing icon of gaming mice. Normally $49.99, you can currently find the G502 on sale at Walmart, Target, and Best Buy for $34.99. The claw-shaped design houses a 25,600 DPI optical sensor and 11 programmable buttons that can be remapped using Logitech’s G software suite. It also weighs 121 grams out of the box and even comes with additional weights that can be added to the base for greater control. The wireless version of the G502, the G502 Lightspeed, is also on sale at Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop for $89.99 instead of its usual $149.99. The Lightspeed shares all the same features and hardware as the wired model but can also be used with Logitech’s Powerplay charging system.

Logitech’s G502 Hero has most of the same features as our top pick for the best gaming mouse, the G502 Lightspeed, except it’s wired. If you’re okay with that, this is an excellent mouse that you can usually find for $50 or less.

  • If you’re a southpaw shooter or just prefer a mouse with an ambidextrous design, you can also find the wireless Logitech G903 Hero gaming mouse on sale at both Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy for $89.99 (normally $149.99). The G903 is equipped with Logitech’s 25K DPI Hero sensor, features 11 programmable inputs, and is compatible with the Logitech Powerplay charging system for wireless charging.

The Logitech G903 Hero makes one of Logitech’s best gaming mice even better with a 25K DPI sensor. While it can last more than 100 hours on a single charge, this mouse is also compatible with Logitech’s Powerplay mousepad, allowing you to keep it topped off without ever plugging it in.

  • Normally $159.99, Logitech’s G Pro X Superlight is currently on sale for just $109.99 at Walmart, Best Buy, and Amazon. Weighing in at just 63 grams, the G Pro X Superlight represents Logitech’s lightest mouse to date and is equipped with five programmable buttons and a 25,600 DPI optical sensor. It’s capable of up to 70 hours of playtime on a single charge, too, and can be topped off via USB-C or Logitech’s wireless PowerPlay charging system.

Logitech’s G Pro X Superlight is its lightest gaming mouse to date, yet it retains the 25,600 DPI Hero sensor found on its predecessor. It also features a clean and minimal design, with a single LED just for displaying the battery level.

  • The Razer Orochi V2 is a gaming mouse that’s surprisingly portable, one that weighs in at less than 60 grams. Normally $69.99, you can currently find the egg-shaped mouse on sale for $34.99 at Amazon and $39.98 at Walmart. The V2 can pair with devices using Bluetooth or 2.4Ghz wireless connectivity and can be powered by either a AA or AAA battery. It’s also equipped with an 18K DPI optical sensor.

The Razer Orochi V2 can run on a AA or AAA battery, offering up to 950 hours of play with a AA battery while connected to Bluetooth. Its 2.4GHz mode can run for up to 425 hours. It’ll last around a third of the longevity with a AAA battery inside.

  • The Razer Basilisk Ultimate is normally $149.99, but this gaming mouse and its accompanying charging dock are discounted to $59.99 at Amazon, Gamestop, and $79.99 at Best Buy. The mouse is a couple of generations behind the curve at this point, but still has an amazing collection of features that make it a worthwhile addition to any gamers arsenal, including a 20K DPI sensor, a scroll wheel with adjustable tension, and 11 programmable inputs.

Razer’s most customizable wireless mouse, the Basilisk Ultimate, includes a charging dock. In addition to letting you tweak the Chroma RGB, it has a removable sniper button and an adjustable scroll wheel.

A premium gaming keyboard in nearly every respect, the Mountain Everest Max allows you to add or subtract features like a number pad or dedicated media controls. The weighty frame is almost entirely aluminum and the PCB is hot swappable.

  • If you’re shopping for a gaming keyboard with a lower profile, or wireless connectivity, you can currently find the Logitech G915 Lightspeed TKL with linear switches discounted to $149.99 at Amazon (normally $229.99). The keyboard can pair with devices using either Bluetooth or 2.4Ghz wireless connectivity, has dedicated media controls, and per-key RGB backlighting.

This scaled-down version of the G915 uses a tenkeyless design, ditching the number pad but keeping the same low-profile silhouette and wireless connectivity. The G915 TKL can be equipped with clicky, linear, or tactile switches and features RGB backlighting.

  • Sony’s DualSense Wireless Controller is discounted to just $49 at Walmart, Amazon, and Best Buy (normally $69) in all of its available colorways. The DualSense controller is only compatible with the PlayStation 5 and PC, offering excellent haptic feedback in some games. It can last for roughly 12 hours on a single charge.

The controller designed for the PS5, featuring adaptive triggers, a built-in microphone, and haptic feedback technologies.

  • All available colorways of the Xbox Wireless Controller are on sale at Walmart for $45, which is $20 off the regular price of some designs. If Walmart doesn’t have the color you want, Best Buy and Target are also offering similar discounts right now. The Xbox Wireless Controller runs on a pair of AA batteries and can last for up to 40 hours, yet it also can be used with a wired USB-C connection. The excellent controllers are also compatible with Xbox consoles as well as PCs and mobile devices thanks to their Bluetooth connectivity.

The official Xbox Wireless Controller has a dedicated share button for saving clips and screenshots and sharing them online, Bluetooth support, and a USB-C port for charging up Microsoft’s play-and-charge rechargeable battery.

  • Normally $99.99, you can pick up the Backbone One controller for iPhones at Amazon for just $63.69. It’s $74.99 at Best Buy and Target for just $74.99. Gaming on your phone is no longer exclusively the realm of the casual crowd (not that there’s anything wrong with that), but with the advent of game streaming services like Game Pass Ultimate, you can enjoy AAA games on your mobile device. Accessories like the Backbone One iPhone controller help give you the best mobile gaming experience possible by providing you with an integrated controller and UI for quickly accessing games on your phone. You can even capture and stream gameplay if you subscribe to the Backbone Plus app.

The Backbone One mobile controller can connect to iPhones as far back as the 6S generation through the Lightning port. It’s a fully featured controller complete with dual analog sticks, a headphone jack, and its own software for capturing screenshots and connecting to game streaming services.

  • Amazon and Best Buy have knocked $30 off the regular price of the Elgato Stream Deck MK.2, reducing its price to $119.99. The follow-up to the original 15-button Stream Deck is functionally identical but has a detachable USB-C cable and swappable faceplates.

The second-gen, 15-key Stream Deck features all the same functionality as its predecessor but includes a more robust stand, a detachable USB-C cable, and interchangeable faceplates.

  • The HyperX Quadcast S is on sale for $119.99 at Amazon and $129.99 at Target (normally $159.99). This condenser mic has adjustable pickup patterns, RGB lighting, and a built-in shock mount for a streaming accessory that looks great and sounds even better.

The Quadcast S condenser microphone is extremely similar to the base Quadcast, offering the same customizable pickup patterns and sound quality but tacking on an addressable RGB.


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