GameStop’s best early Black Friday deals: games, accessories and more
GameStop’s Black Friday sale has begun, kicking off massive savings on digital and physical copies of games, gaming keyboards and headsets at the lowest prices ever. There are even some excellent promotions that are great value whether you’re trying to get your hands on a new console or expanding your existing library.
Of course, GameStop isn’t the only place with the best early Black Friday deals, so be sure to check out our ever-growing guide to Black Friday, as well as our store and brand specific pages if you’re looking to cash in on more great savings.
Xbox All Access is a program previously offered by Microsoft, but it offers a unique opportunity for anyone still trying to score an Xbox Series X or Series S. This package includes a new console and controller, as well as a 24-month subscription to GamePass Ultimate and EA Play. However, instead of paying a lump sum, you are applying for a limited line of credit, essentially turning your new console into a subscription service that you pay over the course of 24 months with no interest. The total costs for the Series X service costs $840 ($35 per month), While the Series S costs $600 ($25 per month).
Full disclosure: If this is all starting to sound like a credit check, it’s because it actually is. Applying for GamePass requires you to provide your Social Security Number and annual income for approval, and even then it’s no guarantee you’ll get a console. However, from a value standpoint, the deal is solid. All services, combined with the hardware, cost no more than buying them individually – the program only offers you the option to pay in installments.
For anyone who prefers gaming with a little more paper, GameStop offers a buy two get one free deal on tons Magic: The Gathering Products. This offer applies to bundles, booster packs, gift boxes and commander decks for as long as they are valid. Prices for these products will remain unchanged, but this promo can get you a discount of up to $42 depending on what you buy.
We fully stand behind Xbox GamePass Ultimate as one of the best values in gaming, and while subscriptions to this great service are often discounted, GameStop currently has three month subscriptions available for just $25. This is the lowest price we’ve seen, so it would be a great time to stock up. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate not only gives you access to a rotating library of games for the Xbox console — it also gives you access to the same library on PC, as well as exclusive discounts on all the games you want to keep. This library often also includes titles on the day they launch, including: Age of Empires 4, Forza Horizon 5, and so forth – Hello infinite.
If you’re in the market for an Oculus Quest 2, you know there aren’t many price cuts for this hardware. However, many retailers, including GameStop, are currently includes a $50 gift card with your purchase. This credit cannot be applied to your purchase of this VR headset, but is essentially a $50 discount that you can use toward future purchases. In her review, Adi Robertson called the Quest 2 “the new standard for VR”.
Video Game Deals
While GameStop has discounted tons of games, the biggest deal here has to be the price break on first-party Nintendo titles. Games of the Zelda or Mario franchises are rarely available for less than full price. What’s even better is that this deal also extends to digital downloads of these games, so you can get them right away. There is also a solid range of Xbox and PlayStation titles available at great discount. We’ve compiled a few highlights for each platform below, as well as which version the discount applies to. We’ve only listed prices for new versions of these titles; however, you can often save a little more if you choose to buy second-hand.
- Guardians of the Universe costs $24 (physical): This superhero hit from the developers of Square Enix lets you take control of Starlord and Co. take over in an adventure better written than the last two Marvel movies. And no, Chris Pratt is not invited. Read our full review.
- Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart costs $50 (physical): Perhaps the best example of why you should have a PlayStation 5, this action platformer is incredibly fun and will have you saying, “How did they do that?” Read our full review.
- Ghost of Tsushima: Directors Cut costs $50 (physical): Borrowing heavily from Kurosawa’s works, this artistic marvel is a romantic take on feudal Japanese culture. Honestly, this game is worth it for the photo mode alone. Read our full review.
- Watch Dogs: Legion costs $14 (physical): The biggest and arguably the best entry in the watchdogs franchise lets you build your own custom group of recruited misfits. Everyone from construction workers to grannies are potential allies in your fight to liberate London.
- Spider-Man: Miles Morales costs $30 (Physical): A great sequel and an engineering marvel, your friendly neighborhood web slinger has never looked better. Read our review.
Xbox Series X/S
- Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla costs $19 (digital): The Assassin’s Creed series has had its ups and downs but the norwegian flavor Walhalla is a spectacular entry in this open-world franchise.
- Halo: The Master Chief Collection costs $27 (digital): The value of this collection cannot be overstated. Even with Halo Infinite around the corner there is little reason not to pick up this collection of six Halo titles.
- Far Cry 6 costs $34 (digital): The latest episode of the Far cry franchise is worth it just for the presence of Giancarlo Esposito.
- Mass Effect: Legendary Edition costs $24 (digital): If you use the . never experienced Mass effect franchise, we forgive you. If you haven’t already, you can still pick up this repackaged collection, which includes an optimized version of the original trilogy and its accompanying DLC.
GameStop also discounts lots of great peripherals from big names like Razer and Logitech. Whether you need a new keyboard, mouse or headset, there are several great deals here with the lowest prices we’ve seen. Again, GameStop offers some of these models pre-owned, which can save you a little more, but we’ve linked exclusively to new models with the correct pricing information.
- A great Xbox-specific wireless gaming headset, the Razer Kaira is natively compatible with the Xbox Series X, Series S, and Xbox One. However, the Bluetooth functionality also makes it easy to connect the headset to your phone, tablet or laptop. It normally retails for $100 but has been discounted to $70 at GameStop.
- The colorful Logitech G335 wired headset is available in black and teal colorways for $50 at GameStop, $30 off the regular MSRP.