It’s that time of year when retailers drop huge discounts and deals on just about everything. Yes, Black Friday 2023 is within touching distance.
It also means that now is the perfect time to pick up a PlayStation 5 if you haven’t already, whether that’s the console itself or a fun bundle with additional games and accessories.
Here, we’ll give you the run-down of Black Friday PS5 deals, including our hand-picked selection of the best early Black Friday deals right now, along with what to expect from this year’s shopping event and with an analysis of the best PS5 deals from Black Friday 2022.
We’ve also got a live article on the best early Black Friday deals if you’re on the hunt for non-PS5 bargains.
When is Black Friday 2023?
Black Friday 2023 takes place on Friday 24 November 2023, with the side-kick Cyber Monday on Monday 27 November 2023.
However, many retailers have already started the Black Friday fun with ‘Black November’ deals. As such, you can already bag yourself a bargain on a PS5 bundle.
Best early Black Friday 2023 PS5 deals
What PS5 deals do we expect from Black Friday 2023?
As with Black Friday 2022, we fully expect most deals to focus on bundles rather than discounts on the console itself – although we have seen retailers like Amazon offer money off the console in the early sales.
Console aside, we expect to see deals on PS5 accessories including the DualSense controllers and possibly even Sony’s official PS5 headphones. It’s also possible that we’ll see discounts on the PlayStation Plus Essential, Extra and Premium subscriptions as Sony tries to tempt more users to its service.
What were the PS5 deals like on Black Friday 2022?
Black Friday 2022 was the first year that we truly started seeing deals and bundles on Sony’s latest console, following a severe lack of stock after the console initially launched in 2020.
That meant we saw tempting PS5 bundles, like one that bundled the PS5 with God of War: Ragnarok – one of the newest PS5 titles at the time – along with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II AND a £10 gift card for £592. You could also bag more straightforward combos, like the PS5 and God of War Ragnarok and a £10 gift card for £539.
Of course, it’s not only the PS5 console itself that was treated to discounts during Black Friday 2022. We also saw hefty discounts on PS5 accessories like the DualSense controller, down to £44.99 from its £59.99 RRP, as well as a £100 PlayStation Store Gift Card for £89.95.
Games also took centre stage during the Black Friday 2022 sales, with deals on some of the most popular games of 2022 including FIFA 23 (£46.99), The Last of Us Part I (£41.99), Dying Light 2: Stay Human (£29.99) and Sonic Frontiers (£34.99).
It’s safe to say we expect much the same in the run-up to Black Friday 2023!