Best Nintendo and Xbox Black Friday 2021 deals: top offers on consoles, games and Switch bundles
Ready, Player One: Black Friday 2021 is just a few days away and with it will come an avalanche of brilliant gaming deals. Some early deals on the Nintendo Switch and the Xbox Series S console have already been released, as well as bargains on gaming monitors, headphones, PC and Xbox games, but there are likely to be even better deals released closer to the event itself.
It’s an excellent opportunity to get a head start on your Christmas shopping list, or to treat yourself to the console or game you’ve had your eye on all year. But that’s not all – with great discounts on gaming laptops, Black Friday is the time to upgrade your tech.
How to find the best Black Friday gaming deals for 2021
Not all of this year’s deals have been revealed, but last year’s best gaming offers came from Currys, Amazon, Argos and eBuyer — so those may by the retailers to look at for discounts this year.
Specialist retailer Game also promises big things for Black Friday 2021: they’ve announced on their website that they plan to discount consoles from PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch.
Bookmark this article for a curated selection of the best Black Friday gaming deals as they’re announced. Here are the best so far…
This Nintendo console is a home and handheld hybrid – plug it into the dock for HD video games on your TV with the handy controllers, or pick it up to play on the move. Switching between the two takes seconds and players can enjoy a full home-console experience anytime, anywhere. This popular bundle comes with Mario Kart 8.
This Seagate game drive is the only external hard drive designed specifically for Playstation 4 and Playstation 5. It plugs directly into any USB port in the console and takes seconds to set up, so it allows you to take an entire game library to a friend’s house and play on their PS4 or 5.
The more affordable version of the powerhouse Series X, the Series S still has lightning speed performance you’d expect from a next-gen console in a small, sleek package. It’s an all digital console (so long, gaming discs) and you can choose from thousands of new digital games, as well as games from the past four generations. This bundle comes with a wireless controller, high-speed HDMI cable and a stylish arctic camo print gaming headset for total immersion.
Designed for lounges and man-caves, this rocking (literally) gaming chair is compatible with PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, Nintendo Switch and PC. The headrest-mounted stereo and backrest-mounted subwoofer enable full-body immersion in the game.
Designed for gamers with a desk (we’re looking at you, dads), Razer’s premium gaming chair has high-density foam cushions, four-way adjustable arms, angled seat edges and all-important lumbar support, for ideal posture during gaming marathons.
See every crisp detail of your gameplay with this 32″ gaming monitor, which has ultra sharp contrast and Nano technology that aims to have you as immersed in the luscious landscapes of your game as possible. The height, pivot and tilt of the screen is all adjustable so you can get as comfy as possible for some long hours of play.
The latest edition of the legendary FIFA series is designed to take full advantage of the PS5’s next-gen graphics, with Hypermotion Gameplay Technology and True Ball Physics. The Amazon-exclusive ‘Standard Plus’ edition of the game has been bundled together with the Gift Packaging edition of the DualSense controller with a £23 discount for Black Friday.
Fans of esports games or the likes of League of Legends, Fortnite or Call of Duty will appreciate the stellar HD graphics and fast performance of this gaming PC. Not only is it great for computer games, it also comes with an Xbox Game Pass giving you instant access to the Game Pass library from your PC.
Save an impressive 40 per cent on this ergonomic and ultra light gaming headset. The Kraken not only has fantastic 7.1 surround sound to capture every element of gameplay, it’s so light that you may well forget that you’ve actually got headphones on.
Amazon have put out an early discount on this football PC game as part of its Black Friday sale. As the name suggests, in Football Manager 2022, players get the chance to manage their own team, including buying new players in the transfer market, managing fans’ expectations and hopefully taking your club to the top of the league table.
The sixth and most visually stunning – especially on PS5 – edition of Ubisoft’s sandbox shooter stars Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito as the main villain and comes with a Jungle Expedition expansion exclusive to Amazon. It’s been discounted by £15 for Black Friday.
As gamers know, Microsoft’s latest-generation console has been in short supply since its launch this time last year, particularly the highly desirable £450 Series X model which has better graphics, more storage and a disc drive. It’s in stock with most dealers now, but demand is so high that they don’t need to discount. Rest assured, if there are any Black Friday deals on the Xbox Series X, we’ll list them here.
Will there be deals on Sony Playstation 5?
Sony’s fifth-generation console is even scarcer on the shelves than its Microsoft rival, due to supply problems and a global semiconductor shortage. It’s considered a news event when there are any Playstation 5 in stock at all. (We check retailers like Argos and John Lewis regularly). We do not expect there to be any Black Friday deals on the PS5 but if any are announced, you’ll find them here.