32 Best Black Friday Video Game Deals (2021): Accessories, Switch, PC, PlayStation, Xbox

SteelSeries Arctis 3

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Amazon, Best buy

We like the Bluetooth Arctis 3 as a wireless headset, especially when paired with the Nintendo Switch. But if it’s more important for you to have one headset for all your consoles instead of being wireless, this corded version is an inexpensive option with great sound quality that you can use on just about any console with the 3.5mm headphone cable. As this is a wired headset, it also works great with both PlayStation or Xbox consoles!

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We are fans of a lot of SteelSeries gaming hardware, but this package has an Apex 3 keyboard, Rival 3 wireless mouse and an Arctis 1 wireless headset (8/10, WIRED recommends), which in total can cost up to $ 165 when purchased separately. In addition, the bundle includes a mouse pad, so you have all the accessories you need to increase the level of your PC game kingdom with one purchase.

Razer Viper

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Amazon, Best buy

Wired mice may be a little less convenient than wireless, but when you want to keep input delay and disconnections to a minimum, they are indispensable. This Razer Viper mouse is not only great as a wiring option, it is also ambidextrous so anyone can use it. Plus, it’s significantly cheaper than its wireless cousin, which is one of our favorite gaming mice.


When you think of “gaming hardware”, your mind may not immediately jump to routers, but if you play online, you might. This router from Netgear supports Wi-Fi 6 and comes with an impressive array of advanced tools that can help players get their ping down and allocate bandwidth not only to the device they are playing on, but even to the specific game they player. .


There’s a good chance you’ve seen this microphone before if you spend some time watching streamers on Twitch. It’s one of the more popular USB condenser microphones – and with good reason. Not only does it pick up great vocal sound like other condenser microphones, but it has built-in LEDs to light up the striking red bar, which may be why so many streamers stream to it.

PlayStation Deals

SteelSeries Arctis 1 wireless

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Each month, PlayStation Plus gives away a few free games plus discounts on countless others. Over the course of a year, this subscription can pay for itself at its normal price of $ 60 per year. Of course, it regularly sells for less than that – like right now where you can top your membership for only $ 40.


SteelSeries Arctis 1 is one of our favorite cheap wireless headsets. It comes with a collection of dongles that let it pair wirelessly with PlayStation consoles, Nintendo Switch and most phones. While you can also pair it via Bluetooth, you get fewer latency issues with the adapters.

PS5 / PS4 game offerings

Xbox Deals

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

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The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription may already be one of the best in gaming. It comes with a library of Netflix-style games, including many day-1 releases of games from Microsoft-owned companies, such as Bethesda and Bungie, at one low price. Normally it goes for about $ 15 a month, but right now you can get three months for $ 25 that you can stack up to 36 months.


The Xbox Game Pass subscription comes with the same game library as the Ultimate subscription, including many first-party Microsoft games. But this version of the subscription is specifically for PC players. You can also stack this deal for up to 36 months.

Xbox X / S / One game offer

Nintendo Switch deals

Nintendo Switch models

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This is about as self-explanatory as a deal can be. This gift card for $ 50 in eShop credit is set down to $ 45, so it’s basically an extra $ 5 off every game you plan to buy. The card balance does not expire either, so if you ever plan to spend at least $ 50 on games, this deal is a no-brainer.


Nintendo Switch handles multiplayer audio in a weird way and runs team chat through an app on your phone. Fortunately, this headset can handle both. It can be paired with your phone to have team chat while still connecting to the switch with a 3.5mm cord for game audio. It’s the best of both worlds.

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VR game offerings

Oculus Quest 2

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Oculus Quest 2 (9/10, WIRED recommends) is a challenger to best-selling VR headsets, and it’s not hard to see why. It is a stand-alone headset that does not require all the external trackers or cables that most advanced headsets use. Still, it is powerful enough to play most games. Best of all, it can still connect to a PC to play the advanced games it cannot run alone. This deal technically does not come with a discount, but this has been a hard piece of hardware to get during the pandemic, and you can grab a free $ 50 Target gift card when you purchase it here.

More video game offers

Jackbox 3 festival games

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Over at Target, you can fill multiple games at once with the company’s current Buy Two, Get One offer. For every three games you buy, the cheapest of these three will be free. This offer is stacked several times, so if you buy six games, two of them will be free.

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Dealer sales pages and coupons

Want to browse the early Black Friday 2021 sales yourself? Here are a few places that offer deals. Be sure to check out our many buying and gift guides for further ideas.

  • Amazon sale
  • Target sales, coupons
  • Walmart sale, coupons
  • Bed, bath and sale, coupons
  • REI Get Up Get Out Sale
  • Best buy sale, coupons
  • QVC sales, coupons
  • Kohl’s, coupons
  • Moosejaw Sale, Coupons
  • Adorama sale, coupons


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