Best Black Friday 2021 weekend deals for PS5, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch and PC gaming – The Verge
Gamers are served up all kinds of great deals throughout the year. It’s not uncommon for recently released games to drop as much as 20 percent off in the first few months of release or to snag the occasional one-off deal on a controller or headset. But Cyber Monday is something special — a chance to get in on the year’s best offers all at once.
Like 2020, the holidays in 2021 are a bit peculiar, what with the ongoing pandemic and chip shortage. There’s no shortage of games and accessories, but fewer consoles are available for first-time buyers to gift, which means the opportunities to get one are very rare and very popular. Some retailers have even taken to charging subscription fees that offer you a boosted chance of getting a console, but even those aren’t a guarantee.
We’re splitting up this roundup by platform, so find the one you’re shopping for, and enjoy the deals. We also have a catch-all guide to the best Black Friday deals you can still get, for all your shopping needs.
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Nintendo Switch deals
There are a shocking amount of great deals on Switch games, and several retailers are offering the same $40 price for physical and digital editions of popular, first-party titles. In addition to games, there are notable discounts on games and accessories.
- Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is $40 at GameStop and Amazon (originally $60)
Astral Chain is $40 at
GameStop andAmazon (originally $60)
- Paper Mario: The Origami King is $35 at GameStop (originally $60)
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is $27 at GameStop (originally $60)
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is $27 at GameStop (originally $60)
- Splatoon 2 is $35 at Amazon (originally $60)
- Kirby Star Allies is $35 at Amazon (originally $60)
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is
$37$40 at GameStop, Amazon, Best Buy (originally $60)
- Fire Emblem: Three Houses is $35 at GameStop (originally $60)
- Super Mario Odyssey is $38 at Best Buy (usually $60)
- Hades is $20 at Walmart (usually $30)
- BioShock Collection is $15 at Amazon (usually $40)
- If you have a Nintendo Switch, give it a huge boost in storage with this SanDisk 400GB microSD card for just
$39$45 at Amazon.
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