Black Friday is quickly approaching, but before retail’s day of reckoning actually arrives, Sony has told us what we can expect in terms of PlayStation discounts. As we see pretty much every year, there will be some decent deals on hardware, so if you’ve been thinking about picking up a PS4 or a PSVR, you might want to brave the masses on Black Friday.
The headline deal of Sony’s Black Friday is a PS4 Slim console bundled with Spider-Man for $199.99. That’s $100 off the usual cost of a PS4 Slim, and getting a copy of Spider-Man to go along with it is icing on the cake. It’s somewhat surprising to see such a recent (and well-reviewed) game bundled with the PS4 for Black Friday, but it seems Sony really wants to move some consoles.
Those that already have a PS4 will be able to pick up select PlayStation VR bundles for $199.99. Again, that’s $100 off the usual price, though Sony hasn’t entirely revealed which bundles will be discounted. The bundle featuring Moss and Astro Bot is seen in its marketing materials for Black Friday, so expect at least that one to get the discount.
Sony also says that select DualShock 4 controllers will be down to $39.99 for Black Friday. Specifically, Sony mentions the Blue Camouflage, Magma Red, Midnight Blue, Gold, and Crystal controllers in today’s announcement, but it’s unknown if more controllers beyond those will see discounts.
Finally, the PlayStation Store will be playing host to a Black Friday sale on digital games and year-long PlayStation Plus subscriptions, though Sony didn’t say what kind of discount those PS Plus subscriptions are getting. As with most sales, PlayStation Plus subscribers will probably receive deeper discounts, and in fact, they can pick up a copy of Black Ops 4 for 20% off beginning today.
Here’s the best news about all of this: you don’t necessarily need to deal with the Black Friday crowds to take advantage of these deals. Here in the US, Sony says that these discounts will be available at retailers beginning on November 16. Meanwhile, the PlayStation Store sale will run from November 16 to November 27.