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No matter who you are, there are great deals to be found on every model of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this holiday – from the base level PlayStation 4 “Slim” and Xbox One S to the super-powerful/super-expensive Xbox One X.
Here’s everything you need to know to be ready for this year’s biggest Black Friday video game console deals:
1. The PlayStation 4 with a free copy of “Spider-Man” is maybe the best deal of all this holiday.
The PlayStation 4 usually costs somewhere in the ballpark of $300. You can find them with games included for a slightly better deal, and you can buy used PS4 consoles that cost less – but the general price for a new PlayStation 4 is about $300.
During the week of November 18 to November 26, that price is dropping by $100 outright.
To be clear: You can buy a PlayStation 4 for just $200 during the week of Black Friday.
That alone is a super good deal; that it comes with one of the best games of 2018 is a huge bonus. “Spider-Man” on PlayStation 4 is excellent – a game that anyone with a PlayStation 4 should play regardless of their interest in the comic books/movies of the same name.
There are a bunch of other great deals from Sony, from game discounts to PlayStation VR bundle discounts. Check out the full video from Sony right here:
2. The Xbox One X for $400 is the first major discount on the most powerful home game console available.
The Xbox One X – the beefed-up version of the Xbox One released just last year – is a powerhouse. It’s whisper quiet, capable of producing 4K visuals, and shockingly tiny. It’s also very expensive, starting at $500 without any games included.
But during Microsoft’s Black Friday sales week, November 18 to November 26, the console is getting its first major price drop: You can snag the Xbox One X for just $400.
Still expensive? Yes! But significantly less expensive than it once was.
Not interested in the Xbox One X? The standard Xbox One S is also getting a $100 price drop.
For $200, you can snag an Xbox One S with a copy of “Minecraft.” And when that version of the Xbox One S sells out everywhere instantly, you’ll be able to drop just $30 more for the same console without “Minecraft.”
Here’s hoping that stores have plenty of that “Minecraft” bundle, eh?
But consoles aren’t the only thing on sale from Microsoft’s Xbox group — check out this (very silly) video from Microsoft detailing all its deals: