Is Black Friday 2018 the time to buy a PS4?

A look at whether or not you should buy a PlayStation 4 during Black Friday 2018.

During Black Friday 2018, there will be a wide variety of deals on PlayStation 4 consoles, games, and accessories. If you’re considering adding a new console to your collection, or upgrading your console, Black Friday 2018 is arguably the best time to do it. Of course, gamers have still been wondering whether or not the deals on PlayStation 4 consoles will be worth it during Black Friday 2018.

For a look at what kind of deals you can expect, and whether or not you should purchase a PlayStation 4 this year, we’ve put together a quick guide on what to expect in terms of PS4 deals during Black Friday 2018.

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Should You Buy a PS4 on Black Friday 2018?

The best time to purchase a PlayStation 4 is during Black Friday 2018.
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One of the main questions gamers have is whether or not they should buy a PS4 on Black Friday 2018. Every year, Black Friday is one of the best times to purchase popular electronic items from 4K TVs to consoles, including the PlayStation 4. First, when can we expect the next generation PlayStation console? Well, according to statements from Sony, the PlayStation 5 console is at least three years away.

This means that while the PlayStation 5 is in the works, gamers won’t be able to get their hands on it for quite some time. In the meantime, if you want to take advantage of all the amazing PlayStation exclusives, you’ll need either a PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 4 Pro.

Additionally, Black Friday 2018 is the best time to purchase games and accessories (like DualShock controllers and PS Plus) to pair with your PlayStation 4, meaning you can get more bang for your buck. You can also create a nice PlayStation 4 gift package if you’re planning on purchasing a PlayStation 4 for someone else.

What PS4 Deals to Expect During Black Friday 2018

Not only will Black Friday 2018 offer deals on PlayStation 4 consoles, but also games and accessories. 
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In order to anticipate the sort of PlayStation 4 deals you can expect during Black Friday 2018, we’ll need to take a quick look back at last year’s Black Friday deals. During Black Friday 2017, there were a plethora of deals on PlayStation 4 consoles, games, and accessories. From Sony directly, the 1TB PlayStation 4 was available for $199.99, while DualShock4 Controllers of all color variants were marked down to $39.99.

Meanwhile, other retailers like Target, Kohl’s, Walmart, GameStop, Newegg, and Amazon (to name just a few) offered the same deal with the 1TB PlayStation 4 available for $199.99. Additionally, the PlayStation VR Headset was marked down to $199.99, there were $10 off PSN subscription cards, and options to purchase a 1-year PS Plus subscription for $39.99.

To recap all of the best PlayStation 4 deals during Black Friday 2017, be sure to check our coverage from last year. One of the best reasons to purchase a PlayStation 4 over an Xbox One are the games exclusively available on PlayStation. Examples of PlayStation 4 exclusives including the following games (in no particular order):

  • God of War
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Bloodborne
  • Nioh
  • The Last of Us
  • Persona 5
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Until Dawn
  • Yakuza 6
  • The Last Guardian
  • Spider-Man
Another reason to purchase a PlayStation 4 during Black Friday 2018 is to gain access to console exclusives including Spider-Man.
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In addition to games on that list, you have upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusives with the potential to launch in 2019 including The Last of Us Part II, Death Stranding, Ghost of Tsushima, and Days Gone. Sony is committed to enticing gamers with their exclusive games, so even if you already own an Xbox One, it’s never a bad idea to add a PlayStation 4 to your collection.

Overall, if you’re considering or planning on purchasing a PlayStation 4, the best time to do it is during Black Friday 2018. While you're at it, why not take a look at whether a 4K TV would be worth a buy too? Stay tuned, as we’ll be updating this article to include all of the best PlayStation 4 deals as they’re announced for Black Friday 2018!

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. When she's not gaming or caffeinating, you can reach her at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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