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Gameflip's Black Friday Buying Guide

Gameflip's Black Friday Buying Guide

Mike A.Mike A.General
Nov 22, 20238 minute read

The weather is getting colder, you're feeling less inclined to be productive, and you're running out of pages in your calendar. You know what that means…

The holidays are upon us.

As Thanksgiving Day passes and Christmas approaches, stores everywhere begin to put their best foot forward when it comes to giving out the best deals on the must-have products for the holiday season. We've already been keeping an eye on all of the awesome Black Friday deals for our own families, and we wanted to bring some of the best deals we've seen so far straight to you!

This is the first annual Gameflip Black Friday Buying Guide, and if you know anything about us by now, it should be that we don't mess around when it comes to deals. And, with the power of our heavily discounted gift cards for every single store we'll cover in this guide, we're about to set you up to save way more than shoppers who don't use Gameflip.

Let's get started!

Physical Video Game Deals

Get ready to fill your carts with gaming goodness. (Image Source: Marques Thoman on Unsplash.com)

Get ready to fill your carts with gaming goodness. (Image Source: Marques Thoman on Unsplash.com)

For those of you who absolutely NEED to have those physical game cases sitting on your shelf, Black Friday is the best time to add to your collection. This year, there are some awesome deals on the consoles themselves as well!

Here are some of the best deals you can get in physical stores:

PS5 Consoles

If you don't have one of these yet, your time has come. (Image Source: Kerde Severin on Unsplash.com)

If you don't have one of these yet, your time has come. (Image Source: Kerde Severin on Unsplash.com)

Sony released the PS5 Slim just in time for Christmas, and you can get the console in money-saving bundles at a couple of stores.

Amazon has the PS5 Slim bundled with Spider-Man 2 (fantastic) or Modern Warfare III (not so fantastic) for $499.

Walmart has the same PS5 Slim + Spider-Man 2 or Modern Warfare III bundle for the same $499.

Yes, $499 is the cost of the console itself, but you get a free game with it!

PS5 Games & Peripherals

Liven up your gaming with a colorful DualSense controller, cheap. (Image Source: Kamil S. on Unsplash.com)

Liven up your gaming with a colorful DualSense controller, cheap. (Image Source: Kamil S. on Unsplash.com)

Here is a quick rundown of some of our favorite PS5 games and their prices for Black Friday:

  • God of War Ragnarok - $34.99 (50% off, Amazon)

  • Final Fantasy XVI - $39.99 (43% off, Amazon)

  • Elden Ring - $19.99 (67% off, Amazon)

  • Resident Evil 4 - $39.99 (33% off, Best Buy)

If you're in the market for a fancy new DualSense controller, Amazon also has the entire range of colors for $49.99, down from $75.99!

Xbox Consoles

Grab a new Series X and one of the best games of the year with this awesome bundle. (Image Source: Walmart.com)

Grab a new Series X and one of the best games of the year with this awesome bundle. (Image Source: Walmart.com)

The biggest Xbox console deals of the season are at one store.

Walmart has the Xbox Series X Diablo 4 Bundle for $439 (23% off). If you don't mind spending little extra, you can get this bundle with an additional game (either Modern Warfare III or Madden 24) for $489 - just $50 more.

Walmart also has the Xbox Series S with 3 months of Game Pass Ultimate for $249 (17% off).

Not bad! Use those savings to grab a few months of Game Pass, and you'll have one hell of a gift.

Xbox Games & Peripherals

Even Boba Fett is getting in on these deals! (Iamge Source: Ralston Smith on Unsplash.com)

Even Boba Fett is getting in on these deals! (Iamge Source: Ralston Smith on Unsplash.com)

Here are some of the deals on our favorite Xbox games:

  • Assassin's Creed Mirage - $39.99 (20% off, Best Buy)

  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor - $34.99 (50% off, Amazon)

  • Dead Island 2 - $34.99 (50% off, Amazon)

  • Street Fighter 6 - $39.99 (33% off, Amazon)

  • Dead Space - $34.99 (50% off, Best Buy)

  • Lords of the Fallen - $49.99 (28% off, Best Buy)

Need a new Xbox controller? Walmart has a number of limited edition colors and styles for $45, and these controllers typically go for $65-$70. You can also find Robot White and Stellar Shift Special Edition controllers at Best Buy for $39.99.

Switch Consoles

It's a little late in the game to be buying a Switch, but there's plenty of awesome games to check out. (Image Source: Erik Mclean)

It's a little late in the game to be buying a Switch, but there's plenty of awesome games to check out. (Image Source: Erik Mclean)

While the Nintendo Switch could very well be replaced with a next-gen Nintendo console sometime next year, it has at least one big holiday season left in it.

There are bundle deals on all three current versions of the hybrid console:

Amazon has the original Switch with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + 3 months of Switch Online bundle for $299.

Gamestop has the OLED Switch with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate + 3 months of Switch Online bundle for $350.

Both Target and Walmart have exclusive versions of the Switch Lite Animal Crossing bundle for $199.

For those eyeing the Smash OLED bundle, it's worth noting that those come with special controllers emblazoned with the Smash logo!

Switch Games & Peripherals

Get Switch controllers that fit adult hands with these deals. (Image Source: Amazon.com)

Get Switch controllers that fit adult hands with these deals. (Image Source: Amazon.com)

As for must-have games to pair with your new Switch console, those are on sale as well:

  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - $30 (50% off, Amazon)

  • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe - $30 (50% off, Amazon)

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - $40 (33% off, Amazon)

  • Super Mario Odyssey - $40 (33% off, Best Buy)

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 - $40 (33% off, Best Buy)

  • Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope - $14.99 (75% off, Amazon)

There don't seem to be any deals on official Joy-Con controllers for the Switch, but Amazon has a number of sales on HORI, 8BitDo, and PowerA controllers for the handheld.

  • HORI Nintendo Switch Split Pad Pro (Pokemon Legends: Arceus Edition) - $34.99 (43% off)

  • HORI Split Pad Compact (Light G
    ray and Yellow) - $31.99 (36% off)

  • PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller (Kirby) - $13.99 (50% off)

  • 8BitDo Pro 2 Wired Controller - $21.99 (37% off)

The Gameflip Retail Method

Need gift cards for any of these stores? Check Gameflip first! (Image Source: Gameflip.com)

Need gift cards for any of these stores? Check Gameflip first! (Image Source: Gameflip.com)

If you want to snag all of these awesome deals while saving some extra money on top, you could make use of the Gameflip marketplace. We have Best Buy gift cards, Amazon gift cards, Walmart gift cards, and more all at great discounts from their regular retail price. If you pick up any of these deals without making use of a gift card purchased from Gameflip, you're missing out on savings!


Digital Video Game Deals

Before you use your credit card on these digital stores, read on to see how much you can save! (Image Source: Rupixen.com on Unsplash.com

Before you use your credit card on these digital stores, read on to see how much you can save! (Image Source: Rupixen.com on Unsplash.com)

Major retailers aren't the only ones getting in on the wave of holiday buying sprees. The digital stores of each respective console are also getting in on the action!

Here are some of our top picks from each digital store:

The PlayStation Store

You won't want to miss these deals on high-profile PS5 games. (Image Source: PlayStation.com)

You won't want to miss these deals on high-profile PS5 games. (Image Source: PlayStation.com)

PlayStation pulls out the stops every year with some awesome digital deals. Some games are even going for 70% off their original price, but these are our current favorites.

  • Hogwarts Legacy - $41.99 (40% off)

  • Resident Evil 4 - $39.59 (34% off)

  • Lies of P - $47.99 (20% off)

  • God of War Ragnarok - $39.89 (43% off)

  • Diablo IV - $41.99 (40% off)

The Xbox Store

If you aren't on Game Pass, Black Friday is your next best chance to get great games for cheap. (Image Source: Xbox.com)

If you aren't on Game Pass, Black Friday is your next best chance to get great games for cheap. (Image Source: Xbox.com)

Don't let the allure of Game Pass stop you from buying great games for your Xbox. The Xbox Store will have plenty of deals leading up to Christmas, including the following.

  • Starfield - $55.99 (20% off)

  • Cyberpunk 2077 + Phantom Liberty - $63.99 (20% off)

  • Exoprimal - $38.99 (35% off)

  • Control - $9.99 (75% off)

  • Halo Infinite - $23.99 (60% off)

The Nintendo eShop

The eShop has awesome deals on Switch games. (Image Source: Nintendo.com)

The eShop has awesome deals on Switch games. (Image Source: Nintendo.com)

Couldn't keep up with all of the Nintendo Switch releases this year? We don't blame you. Catch up on solid gold classics and new releases with these sales on the Nintendo eShop

  • Fire Emblem Engage Bundle - $71.98 (20% off)

  • Bayonetta 3 - $41.99 (30% off)

  • Luigi's Mansion 3 - $39.99 (33% off)

  • Sonic Frontiers - $23.99 (60% off)

  • Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection - $39.99 (33% off)

The Gameflip Digital Method

ALL the gift cards, ALL the time. (Image Source: Gameflip.com)

ALL the gift cards, ALL the time. (Image Source: Gameflip.com)

We already talked about how Gameflip can save you money on purchases made at major stores like Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy, but you should also know that we carry gift cards for your favorite digital storefronts as well. We have you covered for all of your PlayStation Store, Xbox Store, and eShop purchases so you can save on digital game purchases as well!

Alternatively, Gameflip also sells digital codes for all of the latest games directly from our site. The choice is ultimately yours, but as long as you're aware that we want to help you save money no matter where you buy, we've done our job!


Well, there you have it. Our first-ever Gameflip Black Friday Buying Guide is done and in the books. We hope that you found the information in this guide helpful, and we also hope that you're able to bring holiday cheer without cleaning out your bank account this season. As long as you remember to check out Gameflip for deals and other ways to amplify your savings, you'll be alright.

Let the shopping begin!

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