PS5 Black Friday: Walmart stocking consoles and offering huge savings on games

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Between shipping delays, chip shortages, and bot purchases taking many devices off the market, getting your hands on the elusive PS5 has become something of a struggle. But there is hope on the horizon for gamers and holiday shoppers looking to snag one, if Black Friday announcements are anything to go by. Retailer advertisements for holiday deals are rolling in, and Walmart is the first to confirm they will have PS5 consoles available online Nov. 22. Other stores like Best Buy and PlayStation Direct, among others, may be saving stock for Black Friday, too. Be sure and keep an eye on our PS5 restock updates for all the latest news on availability, as well as access to a handy guide on how to up your chances of securing a console. 

That said, while we may see additional PS5 availability between now and Black Friday, don’t expect any deals or price cuts on PS5 consoles. Because game consoles remain hard to get, there’s no reason for retailers to cut prices. The “deal” on a PS5 is getting one at its usual retail price of $399 (digital version) or $499 (Blu-ray version), without paying mark-ups or store membership fees. On the other hand, accessories and games are being discounted, which we’ll highlight here. 

With that caveat in place, here are the best Sony PlayStation Black Friday deals we’ve found. Keep an eye on this page, as we will continue to update as more retailers unveil PS5 savings.

Walmart Black Friday PS5 Deals starting Nov. 22

Walmart has finally confirmed PS5 deals for Black Friday, which include deep discounts on games and restock of the highly popular console. According to the circular, Walmart’s Black Friday sale begins Monday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. ET, with 4 hours early access to members of Walmart Plus ($13 a month or $98 a year, with a 15-day free trial right now). It also specifies that the PS5 and Xbox Series X will be “online only” starting Nov. 22, and that “supplies are limited.” That means that if you are not a Walmart Plus member, you are likely to miss out on the stock. 

Games, however, will likely be easier to obtain. Here are some of the discounts coming to Walmart next week:

$35 PS5 Game Deals

Save up to $25 versus the usual Walmart price.

$25 PS5 Game Deals

Save up to $35 versus the usual Walmart price.

  • Mass Effect Trilogy
  • Back 4 Blood
  • Deathloop 
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • FIFA 22
  • Madden NFL 22

$20 PS5 Game Deals

Save up to $30 versus the usual Walmart price.

  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • Sonic Colors
  • Monkey Ball

Best Meijer Black Friday PS5 Deals starting Nov. 21

Meijer’s Black Friday ad also features PS5 deals, including game discounts and savings on PlayStation Plus subscriptions. The deals begin Nov. 21 and run through Nov. 29 while supplies last. 

PlayStation+ Deals

  • PS+ subscription (12-month): $40 (save $20)

$30 PS5 Game Deals

We will be adding more great deals as retailers reveal Black Friday offerings. Be sure to check back for the latest updates. 

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