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

SteelSeries Arctic 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. However, if it’s more important to you to have one headset for all your consoles rather than going wireless, this wired version is an inexpensive option with great audio 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 and Xbox consoles!

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We’re fans of a lot of SteelSeries gaming hardware, but this bundle has an Apex 3 keyboard, Rival 3 wireless mouse, and an Arctis 1 wireless headset (8/10, WIRED recommended), which together can cost over $165 when purchased separately. Plus, the bundle adds a mouse pad, so you have all the accessories you need to take your PC gaming setup to the next level with a single purchase.

Razer Viper

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Amazon, Best Buy

Wired mice may be a little less convenient than wireless, but if you want to minimize input lag and connection interruptions, they’re indispensable. Not only is this Razer Viper mouse great as a wired option, it’s also ambidextrous so anyone can use it. Plus, it’s significantly cheaper than its wireless cousin, one of our favorite gaming mice.


When you think of “gaming hardware” your mind might not immediately go to routers, but if you’re playing online, maybe you should. 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 just to the device they’re playing on, but even the specific game they’re playing. play .


There’s a decent chance you’ve seen this mic before if you spend time watching streamers on Twitch. It’s one of the more popular USB condenser mics – and for good reason. Not only does it pick up stellar vocal audio like other condenser mics, but it has built-in LEDs to illuminate that distinctive red column, which may be why so many streamers flock to it.

PlayStation Deals

SteelSeries Arctic 1 Wireless

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Every month, PlayStation Plus hands out a few free games, plus discounts on countless others. Over the course of a year, this subscription can pay for itself, even at the regular price of $60 per year. Of course, it regularly goes on sale for less than that, like now when you can top up your membership for just $40.


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

PS5/PS4 Game Deals

Xbox deals

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

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


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

Xbox X/S/One Game Deals

Nintendo Switch Deals

Nintendo Switch Models

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This is about as obvious as a deal can get. This $50 gift card in eShop credit is reduced to $45, so it’s basically an extra $5 off any games you plan to buy. The card balance doesn’t expire either, so if you ever plan to spend at least $50 on games, this deal is a no-brainer.


The Nintendo Switch handles multiplayer audio in a strange way, with team chat running through an app on your phone. Fortunately, this headset can handle both. It can be paired with your phone to get team chat, while still connecting to the Switch with a 3.5mm cable for game audio. It’s the best of both worlds.

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VR Gaming Deals

Oculus Quest 2

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The Oculus Quest 2 (9/10, WIRED recommended) is a contender for the best-selling VR headset, and it’s not hard to see why. It’s a standalone headset that doesn’t require all the external trackers or cables that most high-end headsets use. Still, it’s powerful enough to play most games. Best of all, it can still connect to a PC to play the more expensive games it can’t run on its own. This deal doesn’t technically come with a discount, but this was a tough piece of hardware to get during the pandemic, and you can grab a free $50 Target gift card when you buy it here.

More video game offers

Jackbox 3 board games

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At Target, you can buy multiple games at once with the company’s current Buy Two, Get One offer. For every three games you buy, the cheapest of those three is free. This offer is stackable multiple times, so if you buy six games, two are free.

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Retailer sales pages and coupons

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

  • Amazon Sale
  • Target sales, coupons
  • Walmart Sale, Coupons
  • Bed, bath and more, coupons
  • REI Stand Up Sale
  • Best Buy Sale, Coupons
  • QVC Sale, Coupons
  • Kohl’s, coupons
  • Moosejaw Sale, Coupons
  • Adorama Sale, Coupons


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