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If there’s one thing that’s better than a great Black Friday Xbox Series X deal, it’s a deal that is essentially free cash – and that’s exactly what Newegg is offering.

Right now, you can pick up a $100 Xbox Gift Card for just $86.88 at Newegg (opens in new tab), meaning you save just over $13. While it’s not a huge saving, you’re still getting extra cash to splash at the Microsoft Store. You can even use it towards purchasing an Xbox Series X if you fancy.

best PS5 games: God of War's Kratos and Atreus in front of an icy landscape

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Has God of War Ragnarok convinced you to pick up a PS5? If so then you’ll be pleased to know we’re seeing quite a few Black Friday PS5 bundle deals (particularly in the US) right now that pack in Kratos’ latest adventure.

In our five-star God of War Ragnarok review, we said:

“Building upon the themes of its predecessor, God of War Ragnarok’s emotive narrative shines in its subtler moments, while clever evolutions to combat introduce welcome changes that advance gameplay without oversaturating it. It’s a sequel that is often as brutal as it is poignant – and a fitting next chapter in Kratos and Atreus’ journey.”

In other words, it’s one of the best PS5 games to date and not to be missed.

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If you’re planning to pick up a PlayStation 5 this Black Friday, make sure you avoid the six common errors people make with the PS5. Spoiler alert: not giving your new Sony console enough room to breathe is a biggie on our list. 

While some of these errors are easily done and easily rectifiable, others could cost you extra unnecessary cash or impact your gaming experience. So make sure to check it out.

Oculus Quest 2 deal

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One of the best Oculus Quest 2 bundles is still going strong over at Amazon, in both the US and UK! It includes the VR headset, and digital copies of Beat Saber and Resident Evil 4 VR, all at a competitive bundle price of just $349 (opens in new tab) / £349 (opens in new tab).

In this bundle, you’re getting one of the best VR headsets along with two of the best VR games that’ll keep you occupied for months on end. Especially if you’re well into rhythm games or the ever-replayable Resident Evil 4!

WD_Black 1TB SN850X NVMe SSD Black Friday deal

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Heads up! The WD_Black 1TB SN850X NVMe SSD is also discounted in the UK as part of the following PS5 Black Friday deal:

Right now, you can pick up the excellent high-end SSD from online retailer Box for just £138 (opens in new tab). That’s not quite as strong as the discount over in the US, but you’re still saving a solid £60 that could be spent on one of the best PS5 games.

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Argos in the UK is currently offering a great Nintendo Switch bundle. Right now, if you pick up the Nintendo Switch Neon Console & Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Bundle for £259.99, you can add a selected game for just £20 (opens in new tab) (that’s half the price they normally are).

What’s more, the selected games include the new Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and Splatoon 3. 

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If you’re considering picking up a great Black Friday gaming chair deal this week, then there are four things you need to know before you buy.

After all, gaming chairs can be pricey and you want to ensure that you get the right chair for you so you can game in comfort. Not every chair is going to be suited to your size, budget, and support needs. 

The best SSD for PS5, the WD Black SN850 SSD, on a colourful background

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Speaking of PS5 SSDs, there are some great discounts on them available right now. 

In the US, there’s a chunky $150 off (opens in new tab) the WD Black SN850 1TB at Amazon. While those in the UK can pick up a Crucial X8 2TB Portable SSD for over £100 (opens in new tab) off at Amazon. 

There are plenty more PS5 SSD deals available right now, which you can check out below too. Act fast, though, as we’re seeing these SSD deals getting snapped up pretty quickly.

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Here at TRG, we’re keeping a keen eye out for PS5 SSD deals. That’s because some of the best PS5 games are pushing upwards of 200GB recently, meaning they very quickly use up the PlayStation 5’s 667GB of space. So the extra storage granted by a PS5 SSD is very welcome.

But, there’s a fair bit to consider when looking for an SSD, including read and write speed. Fortunately, our Hardware Editor Aleksha McLoughlin has explained whether PS5 SSD read and write speeds really make a difference

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Looking for a great TV to make the most of your PS5? We’ve rounded up the best Black Friday PS5 TV deals we’re seeing right now, which include a Hisense 75-inch U7H Series ULED TV for under $950 at BestBuy and a Samsung QN90B 55-inch Neo QLED TV for under £1,000 at Currys.

None of these take your fancy? Check out our best Black Friday TV deals roundup to save on a great set.

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The DualSense and Xbox Wireless Controller are great and all but if you’d rather have a customized gamepad then consider heading over to SCUF (opens in new tab) which is offering 20% off all its custom controllers right now. 

I warn you, these premium gamepads are fairly pricey, but if you’ve been umming and ahhing about whether to create the neon PS5 controller of your dreams, then now is a perfect time.

All you have to do is enter the code ‘CYBER20’ at checkout and you’ll get your discount.

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We’ve already seen some sizeable discounts on PS Plus in the UK (which you will find further down this blog). But we’re expecting these deals could get even better over Black Friday weekend.

After all, Black Friday is the best time to renew your PS Plus membership (or sign up if you haven’t yet). That’s because if you pick up a discounted 12-month membership now then, when it comes to renewing next year, it’ll be Black Friday again and you’ll get another discount. It’s a genius strategy. 

Just remember that PS Plus cards have been replaced with gift cards since the subscription service revamp, but there are still discounts to be had and we’ll share them with you right here.

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If you’re an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S owner, I highly advise you try to pick up a discounted Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription this Black Friday. 

Microsoft’s subscription service packs in access to a library with over 100 games, all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold, and access to cloud gaming. It’s great value for money, especially when you consider that new Xbox exclusives are added to the library on day one, when purchasing them alone could set you back over £60/$60.

Usually, I would recommend picking up 12 months Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription but right now there are no decent deals on this membership. There are however discounts on a 3-month membership, which I advise picking up if you don’t want to risk waiting for a 12-month only for it not to appear during Black Friday weekend (though I don’t think that will be the case).

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Julian needs a rest. So it’s a somewhat refreshed Vic Hood, TRG’s Associate Editor, taking over for the next few hours.

Black Friday is now fast approaching, so I imagine the deals are going to ramp up a fair bit today before the biggest discounts drop tomorrow on PS5, Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch products.

If you’re on the hunt for a Switch this Black Friday (or are a new Switch owner) then make sure you avoid these 5 most common mistakes people make with the Nintendo Switch. You’ll thank us later.

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This isn’t the most exciting purchase, I get it, but, if you’re anything like me, then every time your Xbox Wireless controller runs out of charge you think to yourself ‘I should really bulk buy some batteries’. Well, now’s your chance as, for Black Friday, some bog standard AA batteries have been reduced down to a nice affordable price.

You can either get yourself a nice 4-pack of AA high-capacity rechargeable batteries for $5.59 (opens in new tab), down 60% from their usual $13.99 or, if you want to make sure you’re really never going to run dry, by yourself a pack of 24 batteries for $32.29 (opens in new tab), down from $37.99.

You’re not left out in the UK. Why not get a 100-pack for £23.79 (opens in new tab), down 32% from £34.99. If that seems excessive, you can get the smaller and much more cheaply priced 40-pack for £9.38 (opens in new tab), down from £11.03.

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Thanks to a free upgrade, you can get Horizon Forbidden West for PS4 and PS5 extremely cheaply in the US and UK right now. GameStop and Tesco are selling off old stock of the PS4 game for just $29 (opens in new tab) and £20 (opens in new tab), respectively. Sony also lets you freely upgrade the PS4 version to the PS5 version, even if you use a disc copy of the game.

So if you’re keen to continue Aloy’s adventure and have been holding off for a good deal, this may be the best you see for a while as the cheapest we’ve seen Forbidden West go for before is £24.99.

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What’s this, an actual discount on a PS5? I didn’t know such deals could exist! 

In a year where the price of the PS5 has actually increased and stock is still in short supply, it’s amazing to see a retailer has actually knocked money off the hot ticket console. But, if you’re shopping in the UK, you can get a PS5 Digital Edition bundled Just Dance 2023 for £414.98 (opens in new tab), or with the Pulse 3D wireless headset for £458.98 (opens in new tab), down from the usual £474.98. 

Now if you’re on the fence about a PS5 vs PS5 Digital Edition, they’re basically the same except one of them doesn’t have a disc drive to play physical games. Though, there are rumors that a disc drive accessory is due to be released in 2023 alongside a PS5 Slim. Still, until Sony confirms that attachment, you’ll need to make peace with only playing games you’ve bought in the PSN store.

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If you aren’t seeing a deal you like, one of the best things you can buy during Black Friday are discounted gift cards. They may not seem like an exciting purchase, but you are effectively buying the ability to apply a discount to whatever game you want.

There are currently great discounts on PSN gift cards, both in the US and UK, letting you pick up some of the best PS5 games on the cheap or even to buy a PS Plus subscription, which you should always try to top up during Black Friday

Over on Eneba, you can buy yourself a $100 PSN gift card for $82.71 (opens in new tab), saving you nearly 20% on the card’s price. Meanwhile, in the UK, at Amazon, you can buy a £75 gift card for £63.68 (opens in new tab), a £63 gift card for £56.70 (opens in new tab), and a £38 gift card for £34.20 (opens in new tab). Those may seem like odd prices, but that’s because these gift cards are meant to be for redeeming a year’s subscription of PS Plus Essential, Extra, or Premium.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2‘s been out for less than a month, but it’s already enjoying a steep discount at Walmart, dropping from its box price of $69.99 to just $55 (opens in new tab) on both PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

Activision Blizzard games, and the Call of Duty series in particular, tend not to see big discounts. Many of the older games are still being sold at full price years after release. So to see the new game drop down to $55 is a surprise.

The shooter is seeing a similar discount in the UK, with Amazon selling Modern Warfare 2 for £56.99 (opens in new tab), down from £69.99.

This is a strange recommendation as it’s not actually much of a saving, but it’s more for if you’re struggling to lay your hands on a PS5.

You may have been eagerly refreshing our PS5 restock page to grab one of the in-short-supply consoles. Currently, to buy one through Amazon and many other stores, you need an invitation.

However, there’s a great bundle on AntOnline that will get you a PS5, a copy of God of War Ragnarok, and an extra DualSense controller in blood-like cosmic red. The bundle will set you back $609.98 (opens in new tab), which is basically what buying the God of War PS5 bundle and a discounted DualSense controller would set you back if bought separately. The advantage of this deal is that you can buy it without waiting on an invitation.

This is an appealing bundle. If I was buying a PS5, this is the game and accessory I’d be wanting to pick up, along with a discounted PS plus subscription.

Xbox Elite Controller Series 2

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There have been some excellent Black Friday Xbox controller deals over the past few weeks, but we’re finally starting to see some deep discounts on the Xbox Elite Controller Series 2

The Elite is the highly-customizable pro controller that Microsoft released for the Xbox Series X|S and PC. It’s a fantastic gamepad that feels wonderful in the hand and can genuinely improve your game, thanks to its hair triggers and rubberized grip.

Normally setting you back $179.99, you can get an Xbox Elite Wireless Series 2 Controller for just $129.99 (opens in new tab) over at Newegg, so long as you enter the code ‘BFFDAY22’ at checkout.

While not as good as the Newegg deal in the US, you can pick up an Xbox Elite Wireless Series 2 at a discount in the UK, too. Amazon is selling the pro gamepad for £142 (opens in new tab), down from £159.99.

Walmart’s selling $10 Nintendo eShop gift cards for $9 (opens in new tab). At a time where we’re seeing $50 knocked off consoles, and games going for half-price, a $1 discount may not seem like much to shout about but when it’s money on a gift card, you’re looking at a kind of free money. A $10 game bought with a $10 gift card you bought for $9 is creating your own 10% discount on a game of your choosing.

Also, if you’re looking to give a gift to the gamers in your life, this way you aren’t running the risk of buying them a game they already own, you can give them a gift card and let them buy something for themselves.

Walmart’s reduced the $20 and $35 gift cards, too, but the reduction isn’t as good as the 10% off on the $10 gift card, so I’d recommend just buying multiple $10 gift cards.

Nintendo Switch OLED review

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Heyo, this is a very sleepy Julian Benson, TRG’s Editor-in-Chief, logging on for the 2am to 10am shift here in the UK. What I may be lacking in energy, I am making up with in deals. I am driven by discounts, succored by savings. That’s not a turn of phrase I’d normally allow on the site, but, as I say, it’s very early in the morning.

I’ll have some fresh deals coming up shortly, but first, a little buying advice. We’re seeing some excellent bundles and discounts on the Nintendo Switch OLED, the upgraded spin on Nintendo’s hybrid console. It’s currently on offer for the lowest price we’ve ever seen it in the UK. And there are some great bundles available, too. 

Released last October and boasting a better screen, improved battery life, and snazzy color scheme, the Nintendo Switch OLED may seem like the default version of the console to buy. But, while we wait for what seems like an inevitable Nintendo Switch Pro (especially with the way recent Switch games are struggling to run on the hardware), our hardware writer Rhys Wood makes an excellent case for buying an original Nintendo Switch.

Essentially, if you plan on playing the console primarily in docked mode, then you will see none of the advantages of the Nintendo Switch OLED’s upgrades, and you’re better off getting the cheaper Nintendo Switch. Just look at the deals alongside each other (and note that the cheaper Nintendo Switches also come bundled with games and Nintendo Switch Online membership):

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One of the better Black Friday gaming deals that we’ve come across is Battlefield 2042 selling at one of the lowest prices on record right now in the US. You can pick up the multiplayer shooter for just $14.99 (was $40) (opens in new tab) on PS5 and also $14.99 (was $40) (opens in new tab) on Xbox Series X at Best Buy. 

The game itself offers a ton of value especially at considerably under the $20 mark on Xbox Series X and PS5. There are not only your traditional multiplayer modes, which continue to develop with the game’s recent Season 3: Escalation update, but also Portal mode, too. For the low price of entry, you can experience 128-player open warfare scenarios, which can’t really be compared to other shooters on the market right now. 

Hori Fighting Commander Octa

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Do you want to make the most out of some of the best fighting games without breaking the bank? If so, you’re in luck. The Hori Fighting Commander Octa is down to just $39.99 (was $50) (opens in new tab) for a $10 saving at Amazon right now in the US. Don’t fret if you’re based overseas, though, as you can also pick up the fight pad for £39.99 (was £42) (opens in new tab) at Amazon UK, too. 

What we like the most about this fighting game controller is that you have an eight-way gate by the D-pad making certain 3D titles, such as Tekken 7, a little easier to play with analog movement instead of pure digital. This is the cheapest that we’ve seen the gamepad in the US and the UK, making now the ideal time to consider stepping up your game in the likes of Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter. 

Backbone One

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Interested in having Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Plus on the go at a reduced rate? You’re in the right place! With the cloud streaming component of the service arguably now more popular than ever, the Backbone One appears to be a good companion. This iPhone-compatible controller is selling for $74.99 (was $100) (opens in new tab) for a $25 saving. It’s the cheapest price we’re able to verify. 

On the other side of the fence, there’s the Nacon MG-X Pro which takes heavy inspiration from the Xbox Wireless Controller in approach. It’s selling for only $79.99 at Amazon (was $100) (opens in new tab) and is compatible with Android phones, so we’ve covered both bases here! 

Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma

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Are you someone who wants low latency for Esports titles at an equally competitive price? The Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma is currently selling for its historic lowest-ever price point at Amazon. You can get your hands on the latest wired high-tech Xbox controller for just $99.99 (was $150) (opens in new tab) for a $50 saving. It’s a return to a price we’ve only seen once this year – but it’s never been bettered! 

What we like about the Razer Wolverine V2 Chroma for Xbox Series X is how adjustable it is. You can customize your layout with reprogrammable buttons and take advantage of hairline trigger stops for less travel time. A cool touch is the mechanical microswitches in the face buttons for that satisfying clickiness. 

Demon's Souls on PS5

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Hey everyone! This is Aleksha McLoughlin, TRG’s Hardware Editor here and I’m running the live blog for the next few hours!

Do you like challenging games? Furthermore, do you enjoy deep discounts on exclusive titles? Well, I have one of the most aggressive PS5 game deals for you! That’s because Demon’s Souls has come crashing down to just $29.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab) for a huge $40 saving (over half price!).

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