Gaming Deals Black Friday 2021: What to Expect | The Sun UK

BLACK Friday is a great opportunity to go hunt for top-class gaming deals – indeed, there's no better time of the year.

In what is the most intensive sales event in the calendar, you can be sure you'll find excellent price drops across consoles and games from PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo and PC products, too.

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  • Shop Amazon gaming deals here
  • Shop GAME gaming deals here
  • Shop Argos gaming deals here

We're making no promises that you'll finally be able to get your hands on a PS5 – Sony's latest console is still plagued by stock issues (bookmark our PS5 Black Friday deals pages to stay abreast of the situation).

But we can guarantee you that it's a prime opportunity to pick up a whole range of games, controllers, accessories and bundle deals for far less than usual.

However, you should go into Black Friday forearmed: not every deal is particularly good, and price drops can often appear better than they are due to exaggerated RRPs.

That's why we've put together this page of ahead of the late-November sales madness, and will list only the very best Black Friday gaming deals.

Whether it's deals on PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X that you're after, when the big day comes around, you'll find the top offers listed here.

Currys Black Friday gaming PC deals

Currys has already released some of its Black Friday, and there's plenty for gamers to get excited about, with deals on PCs, monitors, laptops, keyboards and mice.

  • PCSpecialist Tornado R5 Gaming PC, £899 (saving £100) – buy here
  • PCSpecialist Vortex GR Gaming PC, £649 (saving £50) – buy here
  • Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 14" Gaming Laptop, £1499 (saving £400) – buy here
  • HP Victus 16-e0514na 16.1" Gaming Laptop, £699 (saving £100) – buy here
  • HyperX Alloy Origins RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, £64.99 (save £44.01) – buy here
  • Razer DeathAdder V2 Optical Gaming Mouse, £39.99 (saving £20) – buy here

More gaming PC Deals

Eager to get shopping already? Although you'll likely find the very best deals on Black Friday itself, some retailers have started offering bargains ahead of time too.

Here are some that caught our attention:

  • Razer Blade 14, AMD Gaming Laptop 2021, £1,998.95 from Amazon, saving £201.04 – buy here
  • Stormforce Onyx i3 Gaming PC Bundle, £829.99 from Argos – buy here
  • Acer Nitro VG270UPbmiipx 27in Gaming Monitor, £239 from Very.co.uk, saving £80 – buy here

You can also check out our Nintendo Switch deals page if you have your eye on the newest OLED model that has just launched.

When is Black Friday 2021?

This year, Black Friday falls on November 26. As is time-held tradition, that's the day directly after American Thanksgiving – Black Friday being, after all, a US custom that only picked up in popularity in the UK in the last decade.

Each year, we see the Black Friday sales growing bigger, longer and more intensive – despite rumours of stock and supply chain issues, we don't think it will fade in popularity.

In fact, we're starting to wonder if it should be renamed 'Black November', as each year we're seeing retailers roll out their sales earlier and earlier.

While the very best gaming deals will be left for Black Friday, or the week of Black Friday (commencing November), we suggest you start looking at this page at least a couple of weeks ahead of that.

Where will be best gaming deals be in Black Friday 2021?

You'll find the best gaming deals during Black Friday from a relatively small number of retailers and brands, which we've listed below.

  1. Amazon – shop gaming deals here
  2. Argos – shop gaming deals here
  3. AO – shop gaming deals here
  4. Currys PC World – shop gaming deals here
  5. Laptops Direct – shop gaming deals here
  6. Smyths Toys – shop gaming deals here
  7. Very – shop gaming deals here

What you're likely to see is the same price across two or three retailers – Amazon, Currys and Very being the most likely candidates.

These companies tend to engage in some seriously ruthless price-matching during Black Friday, often with Amazon undercutting the rest by as little as £1.

This is something to bear in mind if you see a great price drop at one store, but the product is sold out: it's not impossible to find it elsewhere.

How much would a gaming PC cost on Black Friday?

A high-end gaming PC like the Vortex ST-S is currently going for around £1,699, while the Acer Nitro N50-110 is more like £699 and the Tornado R3 is around £729.

But, based on past years, we'd expect to see big discounts on all price levels.

Last year, some retailers had savings of up to £600. So, do your homework now: figure out which model you want and its current pricing, and then shop around for the best deal come Black Friday.

When is Cyber Monday 2021?

Cyber Monday is always the Monday immediately after Black Friday – so this year, that's November 29.

It earned its name as, historically, it was always a day of online-only deals – positioned in contrast to all the in-store madness of Black Friday itself.

However, these days you'll find very few retailers offering deals exclusively in stores – especially since the boom in online shopping that emerged from the Covid pandemic – so there's very little practical difference between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

It's a day when you can expect retailers to send out a final way of pre-festive deals, and potentially drop prices even lower on unsold stock.

But if you see an enticing gaming deal during the week of Black Friday, our advice is not to see if it improves: it could easily sell out by the time Cyber Monday comes around.

More Great Black Friday Gaming Deals

Take a look at some of the other Black Friday deals we’ve found around the web

  • Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals
  • PS5 Black Friday deals
  • Xbox Series X Black Friday deals
  • Xbox Series S Black Friday deals
  • Gaming chair Black Friday deals
  • Black Friday Gaming PC deals
  • Oculus Quest 2 Black Friday deals
  • Xbox One Black Friday deals
  • PS4 Black Friday deals

What consoles will be on sale on Black Friday?

We would have thought, given the supply chain problems in manufacturing the PS5 and the Xbox Series X, that there will be a limited number of console deals on Black Friday in 2021.

Even second hand consoles from the previous generation are at a premium as stock levels remain low.

It's still worth keeping your eyes open for deals, but 2021 may not be a vintage year for console deals.

What gaming deals will be available on Black Friday 2021?

The value find this year may be on games for consoles rather than the consoles themselves.

If you've got your eye on one of the latest titles, including FIFA 22, Far Cry 6 and Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War, maybe wait until the sales begin to buy them.

When will gaming PC Black Friday sales start?

Some retailers will begin offering deals in the run-up to Black Friday.

So, keep your eyes peeled for great deals from early November onwards and make sure you don't miss any good early-bird offers.

Keep checking back here as well – we'll be flagging all the best 2021 bargains!

When will gaming PC Black Friday sales end?

The Black Friday sales usually run through the long weekend until Cyber Monday.

So, that Monday is your last chance to score a great deal: make sure you get your shopping done by then.

Is Black Friday a good time to buy a gaming PC?

Absolutely! Black Friday offers huge savings on big purchases like a gaming PC – and that means you can get a top-quality piece of kit that will last, but without paying top price.

You'll also see retailers competing to get you the best Black Friday deals.

Should I wait for Black Friday to buy a gaming PC?

Yes. Shopping now and shopping on Black Friday could be a difference of several hundred pounds, so it's well worth your while waiting until the sales day.

But you can start looking around now, getting all the information you can to make the best purchase on the day.

What gaming deals were in the sale last year?

We saw a substantial number of deals and price drops across a range of gaming items in last year's Black Friday sale.

It was a good moment for Nintendo Switch bundle deals, which include the console itself and one or a number of games.

For example, Currys reduced the cost of the Nintendo Switch, Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Minecraft bundle down from £343.98 to £309, while Very discounted the Nintendo Switch Lite with Animal Crossing New Horizons and 3 months Nintendo Switch Online by £30 down to £209.99.

And it wasn't just a great year for consoles and their games: we also saw some terrific discounts on PC monitors.

Very slapped a £150 discount on the Asus TUF FX505DY gaming monitor, bringing the cost down to £549.99, as well as £320 price drop on the Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU, bringing the cost down to a nice triple-figure sum of £929. In a nutshell: let's hope for the same great savings in 2021!  

Need a screen to connect your console to? Take a look at our pick of the best Black Friday TV deals.

PC gamers should take a look at our guide to the best Black Friday monitor deals.

You'll also find plenty of great gaming (and tech) deals in our Currys Black Friday sale page.

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