Black Friday Video Game Sales Highlights

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Black Friday is here again. Here are the best deals from GameStop, Best Buy, Walmart and Target, which each have some impressive offers available this year.

2015’s holiday season has arrived and gamers everywhere know exactly what that means. It’s time to take advantage of this year’s Black Friday sales to fill in those video game library gaps. Whether it be huge discounts on blockbusters released early in 2015 or competitive cuts on recently released holiday hits, Black Friday delivers all. With Black Friday just a few days away, retailers have already published a barrage of discounts, doorbusters, and deals, so it’d probably be nice to have a shortlist of the really good ones on hand, right?

Luckily that’s just what’s in store. Consider this a resource for the best details coming out of the major four North American video game retailers taking part in Black Friday: GameStop, Walmart, Target, and Best Buy. Other deals are certain to be out there, for instance digital PC game deals from Steam and other online storefronts. Those deals are largely still under wraps, however, so this list will focus on those deals that are already written in stone.

It’s also important to note that these deals are retailer exclusive and even retailers that historically match deals aren’t guaranteed to do so on Black Friday. There’s also the likelihood that many of the deals will be in-store only, so don’t expect online storefronts for each retailer to either have the same deals or retain much stock. Don’t expect any deal to retain much stock, period! Plan ahead and prioritize the details that matter to you. And most of all, good luck!

Black Friday Sales Video Games - Best Buy 2015

Best Buy (Online)

(Keep in mind that Best Buy offers an additional 20% off on all video games if you’re a member of the Best Buy Gamer’s Club Unlocked, which costs $30 for two years.)

  • Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate – PS4/X1 – $35
  • Batman Arkham Knight – PS4/X1 – $25
  • Bloodborne – $20 – PS4
  • Forza 6 – X1 – $35
  • Grand Theft Auto V – 360/PS3 – $20
  • LEGO Dimensions – PS4/X1/PS3/360/Wii U – $75
  • Mad Max – PS4/X1 – $25
  • Metal Gear Solid V – PS4/X1 $35
  • MLB 15 – PS4 – $20
  • Need for Speed 2015 – PS4/X1 – $35
  • Super Smash Bros.Wii U – $35 
  • The Witcher 3 – PS4/X1 – $25
  • Until Dawn – PS4 – $20
  • WWE 2K16 – PS4/X1 – $30

GameStop (Ad Scan/Online)

  • Bloodborne – PS4 – $20
  • Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition – X1/PS4 – $40
  • Dragon Quest Heroes – PS4 – $20
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward – PS4 – $20
  • Helldivers – PS4 – $20
  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – PS4/X1 – $10

Black Friday Sales Video Games - GameStop 2015

Target (Ad Scan, Online)

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – PS4/X1 – $35
  • Batman Arkham Knight – PS4/X1 – $25
  • Bloodborne – PS4 – $20
  • Destiny: The Taken King – PS4/X1/PS3/360 – $35
  • Disney Infinity 3.0 – PS4/X1/Ps3/360 – $35
  • Metal Gear Solid V – PS4/X1 – $35
  • MLB 15 – PS4 – $20
  • NHL 16 – PS4/X1 – $35
  • Skylanders Superchargers – PS4/X1/PS3/360/Wii U – $35
  • The Witcher 3 – PS4/X1 – $25

Walmart (Ad Scan, Online)

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – PS4/X1 – $35
  • Batman Arkham Knight – PS4/X1 – $25
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – PS4/X1 – $35
  • Destiny: The Taken King – PS4/X1 – $35
  • FIFA 16 – PS4/X1 – $27
  • Forza 6 – X1 – $35
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition – X1 – $15
  • Grand Theft Auto V – PS4/X1 – $25
  • Mad Max – PS4/X1 – $25
  • Madden 16 – PS4/X1 – $27
  • Metal Gear Solid V – PS4/X1 – $35
  • NBA 2K16 – PS4/X1 – $27
  • NHL 16 – PS4/X1 – $35
  • Rare Replay – X1 – $15
  • Rory McIllroy PGA Tour – PS4/X1 – $25
  • Splatoon – Wii U – $25
  • Super Smash Bros.3DS – $25
  • The Witcher 3 – PS4/X1 – $25

Black Friday Sales Video Games - Walmart 2015

That about sums up the best Black Friday deals that we know about from major retailers. Other retailers to watch out for that have yet to provide any hard discount numbers for comparison include Amazon, the Microsoft store, and, as mentioned before, PC storefronts like Steam. Unfortunately the biggest holiday releases are unlikely to be discounted quite yet, so don’t hold your breath for Fallout 4 or Star Wars: Battlefront. Halo 5: Guardians and Rise of the Tomb Raider are also suspiciously missing, but perhaps the Microsoft store will deliver there?

Just in terms of general Black Friday advice, the safest bet to get what you want will always be Walmart. Due to its size, Walmart is able to discount brand new games just to pull people in the door. They’ll also have a larger stock of games available and more employees on-hand to help out customers. They’ll also have more shoppers, but no one expects any less on Black Friday, right? Anyone with a Gamer’s Club Unlocked subscription from Best Buy ($30 for 2 years), however, should shop there as that extra 20% off on new games deal is ridiculously good.

There are also some great bundle deals going around this year for those looking to pick up a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, though these aren’t typically retailer exclusive. In fact, a couple of them are already available if you’re willing to Google around a bit. There are plenty of other bundles out there, but these are definitely the major ones with great savings. Here are the bundles to watch out for:

  • PlayStation 4 + Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection – $299.99
  • Xbox One + Gears of War: Ultimate Edition – $299.99
  • Wii U + Super Smash Bros. + Splatoon – $249.99-$279.99

Hopefully this handy list will help everyone find the exact Black Friday deal that they’re looking for, either helping save a buck or open up the possibility of buying another game. This list is definitely not all-encompassing. These are just the best deals for these specific 2015 games. For any 2014 games or less impressive discounts, don’t give up! There’s hope yet!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, everyone! And a safe Black Friday. Wear a helmet.

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