Best Black Friday 2018 PS4 Deals: Games, Consoles, And Accessories
PlayStation 4's Best Black Friday 2018 Deals
Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and several other retailers have already advertised Black Friday 2018 deals for PS4 consoles, games, and accessories. This gallery compiles the best of those deals all in one place.
PlayStation has seen more acclaimed triple-A console exclusives this year than Xbox, and many of them are on sale this Black Friday. This includes games released earlier in the year--like Detroit: Become Human and God of War--as well as more recent titles like Marvel's Spider-Man. Like last year, the PS4 Slim is also being sold at a discounted price, but surprisingly no retailer has announced a deal for the more powerful PS4 Pro yet.
This Black Friday, third-party titles are also on sale, like Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Assassin's Creed Odyssey. PSVR is also getting a discount, and with the recent release of Tetris Effect and upcoming addition of Beat Saber to the system's game library, there's never been such a good time to invest in a headset.
Specific pricing on some deals may fluctuate depending on where you choose to shop this year. We've listed all the discounted prices for each product at each store, so you can plan ahead and have a back-up plans. Not every retailer has listed ads for Black Friday yet either, so we will update this gallery if better deals become available.
PlayStation 4 Consoles
There are currently two versions of the PS4 console being sold in stores, the Slim and the Pro. The Slim is essentially a thinner variation of the original PS4, while the Pro is a more powerful console that can support 4K for certain games.
Currently, retailers are only offering Black Friday deals for the PS4 Slim, but that doesn't mean Pro deals won't pop up closer to the holiday. If you do decide to go for a Pro, regardless if it's on sale or not, consider taking advantage of a Black Friday deal on a TV or computer monitor that supports 4K. It really makes a difference with games like God of War and Marvel's Spider-Man.
PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB and Spider-Man
VR hasn't been able to reach as many people as some other forms of gaming tech, most likely because of the high price tag and lack of quality games. However, PSVR library's now includes titles like Tetris Effect--one of the best games of 2018--and Beat Saber. Plus, you save $100 if you decide to buy a PSVR bundle from Best Buy or Target this Black Friday.
PlayStation VR Bundle with Camera and Move Controllers + Creed: Rise to Glory and Superhot VR
PlayStation VR Astro Bot Bundle
- $199 -- Walmart
- $200 -- Best Buy
Detroit: Become Human
In our Detroit: Become Human review, Peter Brown gave the game a 7/10, writing, "I played with my best intentions. Things didn't always go the way I wanted, but that was a burden I chose to bear, and the story benefitted from my commitment, flowcharts be damned."
This PS4 exclusive currently sells for $40 on the PlayStation Store, but you can buy it for half off at Best Buy this Black Friday. If you happen to miss out on this deal, both Target and Walmart also have a fairly large discount on the game.
In our Doom VFR review, Justin Clark gave the game a 7/10, writing, "For the most part, shooting your way through Hell's armies feels just as brutal as it does in the 2016 game. Demons explode into bloody, fleshy messes. ...The big missing element here is the Glory Kill system, where hitting the melee button on a blinking enemy let you demolish them with a quick, gruesome fatality."
In Doom VFR, you experience the pulse-pounding first-person shooter action of one of 2016's best shooters in an immersive VR experience. Best Buy is selling the game at a discount, so hurry on over if you're looking for another title for your PSVR.
- $15 -- Best Buy
Dragon Ball FighterZ
In our Dragon Ball FighterZ review, Peter Brown gave the game a 9/10, writing, "FighterZ is complex and distinct enough to be enjoyed by fighting game competitors, but there's no question that it's been designed to tap into the hearts of Dragon Ball's most dedicated fans, and no doubt those same qualities will win people over who've never given the series a chance."
This Black Friday, Walmart is offering one of 2018's best fighting games at one of the lowest price points it's ever been.
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes Of An Elusive Age
In our Dragon Quest XI: Echoes Of An Elusive Age review, Heidi Kemps gave the game a 9/10, writing, "Innovation in games is talked about a lot, but it's also great to see traditional gameplay formulas that have been around for decades presented exceptionally well. Dragon Quest XI is one of the best modern examples of this; its beautiful presentation, both visual- and story-wise, combines with a tried-and-true gameplay formula for a journey that’s full of heart and soul."
You can purchase Dragon Quest XI from Best Buy at half price this Black Friday, which is quite the deal for one of 2018's longest and best RPGs.
- $30 -- Best Buy
In our F1 2018 review, James Swinbanks gave the game a 9/10, writing, "F1 2018 is brilliant, and the most complete Formula One game to date. The changes to career mode make it the strongest and most appealing it’s ever been thanks to the revamped upgrade system, while the simulation-like additions to the driving model bring you closer than ever to the feeling of sitting on the grid with 1000+ horsepower at your feet, without overwhelming those who just want to jump in and drive."
Just as Xbox One has Forza Horizon 4, PS4 has F1 2018. Both racing games are on sale this Black Friday, and Best Buy and Target are offering the latter at half price.
God Of War (2018)
In our God of War review, Peter Brown gave the game a 9/10, writing, "In many ways God of War is what the series has always been. It's a spectacular action game with epic set pieces, big-budget production values, and hard-hitting combat that grows more feverish and impressive as you progress. What may surprise you is how mature its storytelling has become."
God of War continues Kratos story in one of the most well-written video games of 2018, and this Black Friday, you can buy the game for a major discount from several retailers.
MLB The Show 18
In our MLB The Show 18 review, Eddie Makuch gave the game a 9/10, writing, "Sony's flagship baseball franchise has never been better. With its best-in-class controls and visuals, and impeccable attention to detail for the small stuff, MLB The Show 18 is worth catching for any baseball fan."
If you haven't gotten the chance to play the newest title in the MLB The Show series, Walmart is offering the game at a major discount this Black Friday.
Monster Hunter World
In our Monster Hunter World review, Ginny Woo gave the game an 8/10, writing, "Ever since the title was first announced, it was clear that Capcom was gunning for something grander than Monster Hunter Generations. It has succeeded, and this is likely the biggest and best that the franchise has ever been."
Monster Hunter World brought a new generation of players into the Monster Hunter series, with its accessible gameplay. If you've ever wanted to play a Monster Hunter game, then try World. It's on sale this Black Friday at a fraction of its normal price.
In our Nier: Automata review, Miguel Concepcion gave the game a 9/10, writing, "Thanks to Platinum Games' knack for riveting and gratifying combat, Automata is Yoko Taro's most exciting game to date. The combat mechanics click after hurdling a low learning curve, and the end result is a skillful dance where balletic dodges complement wushu-inspired aggression."
The less you've been told about Nier: Automata before going into it, the better. Just know that this phenomenal 2017 RPG is on sale this Black Friday at Best Buy.
- $20 -- Best Buy
Pro Evolution Soccer 2019
In our Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 review, Richard Wakeling gave the game a 9/10, writing, "The lack of licences for top-tier leagues remains a disheartening sticking point, but PES continues to make brilliant strides on the pitch, building on what was already an incredibly satisfying game of football to produce one of the greatest playing football games of all time."
- $30 -- Best Buy
Shining Resonance Refrain
Shining Resonance Refrain originally released on PS3 in Japan, before coming to the west on current generation consoles and PC. The game mixes together action-based combat and relationship forming conversations.
If you're at least interested in Refrain, but are wary of paying full price for something you've heard little about, then take advantage of Best Buy's Black Friday deal on the game.
- $25 -- Best Buy
In our SoulCalibur VI review, Tamoor Hussain gave the game an 8/10, writing, "SoulCalibur VI is a fighting game that's easy to recommend. Like all the best titles in the genre, it has a low barrier to entry and high skill ceiling. For those looking to get in a few games with friends it's welcoming and immediately enjoyable. For those committed to ploughing the depths of its systems to get tournament ready, it has plenty to unpack and understand."
You can buy SoulCalibur VI for almost half off this Black Friday.
For Black Friday, Best Buy is selling a 12-month subscription to PlayStation Plus for $40, which is one of the lowest prices the service has ever been sold at. Subscribing to PS Plus both allows you to play games online with others and provides you with new free digital games to download every month.
- $40 -- Best Buy
Published on 13 Nov 2018 at 08:44PM