Hunting for gaming deals over Black Friday can feel like being caught in a real-world MOBA. (That stands for multiplayer online battle arena, for anyone who’s just here shopping for the gamers in their lives.) But don’t worry: We’re here to help with some RTS (real-time strategy) for snagging the most coveted games and gaming devices at prices that’ll make you cheer, “Achievement unlocked!”
Whether you’re shopping for Xbox, PS5, or Nintendo Switch games and consoles, here are the early Black Friday deals we recommend. Plus, we have some expert insight on why we’re not recommending that you buy a Nintendo Switch just yet, and whether it will go on sale soon.
And if you don’t find a deal on a specific game you want, here’s a tip from senior editor Nathan Burrow, who leads our Deals coverage: GameStop is offering $5 off most purchases of $15 or more when you buy online and pick up in-store, which allows you to save at least a little something on rarely discounted must-haves.