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Black Friday: how aggressive will they be ?

Walmart US:

- Xbox Series X Diablo IV + MW3/NBA2K24/Madden 24 $489.

Argos UK:
- PS5 Call of Duty Modern Warfare III Bundle £399

Gamestop Germany:
- PS5 Call of Duty Modern Warfare III Bundle €480

EB Games/JB Hi-Fi Australia:
- Xbox Series X + Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 AUD 799
- Nintendo Switch OLED + Mario Kart 8 + 3 Months NSO AUD 540
- Nintendo Switch sports bundle AUD 470
- Nintendo Switch OLED AUD 499 (Normal price 540).
 
Much better PS5 deals in Europe than US.
Sony must have data that the US is not as price sensitive .
Will also want to speed up the european PS4-PS5 conversion.

I think the inventory of the old model must be bigger there. Slim isn't being launch in 2023.
 
Holiday Deals in Spain

PS5 Consoles
- PS5 standalone disc console €430
- PS5 disc console + extra Dualsense €490
- Spiderman 2 PS5 Bundle €499
- Spiderman 2 PS5 Bundle Limited Edition €540
- EA Sports FC 24 PS5 Bundle €499
- God of War Ragnarok PS5 Bundle €499
- Final Fantasy XVI PS5 Bundle €499/ €480 at GAME
- PS5 disc + F1 2023 €480
- PS5 disc + NBA 2K24 €480
- PS5 disc + MWII 2022 €480

Xbox Series X:
- Diablo IV Series X Bundle + Call of Duty Modern Warfare III €499

Games:
- Final Fantasy XVI €40
- Spiderman 2 €70
- Forspoken €15-19
- Sonic Superstars €38
- Dead Island 2 €38
- Sonic Frontiers €29
- Resident Evil 4 Remake €37
- Street Fighter 6 €46
- A Plague Tale Requiem €29

Deals in Italy:
- PS5 standalone disc version €430
- PS5 disc EA Sports FC 24 Bundle €499
- Spider-Man 2 LE PS5 Bundle €540
- Spider-Man 2 PS5 Bundle €499
- Final Fantasy XVI PS5 Bundle €499
- GOW Ragnarok PS5 Bundle €499.

- Xbox Series X Diablo IV bundle + MW3 €499.

Deals in France and Germany (and maybe UK) will start from Nov 17th, possibly with same prices.
 
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Much better PS5 deals in Europe than US.
Sony must have data that the US is not as price sensitive .
Will also want to speed up the european PS4-PS5 conversion.
PS5 is ahead of PS4 in both Japan and the US. (and those territories, that got PS4 later like China, India)
In Europe, PS5 is still way behind PS4
 
Holiday Deals in Spain

PS5 Consoles
- PS5 standalone disc console €430
- PS5 disc console + extra Dualsense €490
- Spiderman 2 PS5 Bundle €499
- Spiderman 2 PS5 Bundle Limited Edition €540
- EA Sports FC 24 PS5 Bundle €499
- God of War Ragnarok PS5 Bundle €499
- Final Fantasy XVI PS5 Bundle €499/ €480 at GAME
- PS5 disc + F1 2023 €480
- PS5 disc + NBA 2K24 €480
- PS5 disc + MWII 2022 €480

Xbox Series X:
- Diablo IV Series X Bundle + Call of Duty Modern Warfare III €499

Games:
- Final Fantasy XVI €40
- Spiderman 2 €70
- Forspoken €15-19
- Sonic Superstars €38
- Dead Island 2 €38
- Sonic Frontiers €29
- Resident Evil 4 Remake €37
- Street Fighter 6 €46
- A Plague Tale Requiem €29

Deals in Italy:
- PS5 standalone disc version €430
- PS5 disc EA Sports FC 24 Bundle €499
- Spider-Man 2 LE PS5 Bundle €540
- Spider-Man 2 PS5 Bundle €499
- Final Fantasy XVI PS5 Bundle €499
- GOW Ragnarok PS5 Bundle €499.

- Xbox Series X Diablo IV bundle + MW3 €499.

Deals in France and Germany (and maybe UK) will start from Nov 17th, possibly with same prices.

Some of these bundles don't make sense, its cheaper to buy SM2 and PS5 separately. Unless one want digital copy.
 

Starting November 18

[XBS] Series X: $449
[XBS] Series S Starter Bundle: $249

What's interesting is the Series X bundles. Microsoft already has them at $499 as an official price, so those are also going down to $449?

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Fairly standard/tepid discounts. Good to see something official and starting soon though. and i suppose, the first real cut on series x/ps5 major hardware (afaik PS5 has had bundle deals etc, but not 50 off)

Not sure what I was wanting, I suppose 199 Series S or something wild (considering they touched on that last year, but not widespread), but honestly thats not realistic in todays inflated component prices world.

The series x game bundles, well on Amazon are not seemingly being marketed by Amazon at all and are not in top 100, along with having that weird 500.99 price point that suggest they are not standard/marketed. But I guess I should be careful not to overly focus on amazon.

Now to wait and see how that 50 off Series X performs. or if any greater discounts may come.

for the game sales, i'm not that interested in most games these days but not seeing much interesting either. mainly this holiday i think i'm just interested in sonic superstars. the xbox list had it around 50 for some plus edition. considering at least wal mart has the base edition slated for 40 on 11/22 i'll go that way. last yr i believe sonic frontiers hit 20 on bf so i was hoping for a repeat, but prices appear higher across the board. just read a news article about how consumers appear cautious this holiday based on weak october retail sales. i think retailers are cautious too.
 


News: Target Black Friday Deals Start Nov. 19th. https://ow.ly/IFjT50Q8iBW
Highlights:$449.99 Xbox Series X Diablo IV Bundle, plus receive a $75 Target gift card

$249.99 Meta Quest 2, plus receive a $50 Target gift card

$450 gets you an Xbox Series X, Diablo 4, and another game of your choice w/ the gc.
 
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i dunno call me crazy but i feel like diablo iv is not the most family friendly bundle xbox could have chosen. seems to be their main holiday bundle though.

found the best deal yet on sonic superstars, 34.99 bf at target
 
i dunno call me crazy but i feel like diablo iv is not the most family friendly bundle xbox could have chosen. seems to be their main holiday bundle though.

found the best deal yet on sonic superstars, 34.99 bf at target
what's the most casual and/or family friendly game MS has in their stable right now? their options are quite limited
 
i dunno call me crazy but i feel like diablo iv is not the most family friendly bundle xbox could have chosen. seems to be their main holiday bundle though.

found the best deal yet on sonic superstars, 34.99 bf at target

They also have the Forza bundle, but I think Diablo IV is the more attractive in value because it's not on gamepass (yet).
 
Australian Deals (all prices in Australian Doliroos):

- PS5 Final Fantasy XVI Bundle $649 (Normal price 904)
- PS5 phat disc + Niche-Man 2 physical copy $649/679/699 (Normal price 899)
- PS5 Niche-Man 2 bundle (digital copy) $679 (Normal Price 904)
- PS5 God of War Ragnarok Bundle AUD 598/619 (Normal price 904)

- Xbox Series X $645 (normal price 799)
- Xbox Series X Diablo IV bundle $719 (normal price 849)

- Nintendo Switch OLED + Mario Kart 8+ 3 months online $449 (BigW only)/$539 other retailers.

France Deals:
PS5 Standalone version is 430 euros, Bundles are 499 and the Niche-man 2 LE Bundle is 539.

UK Deals:
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PS5 standalone £380-390/£349 with FrasersPLUS
- PS5 Standalone with extra controller £399
- PS5 Niche-Man 2 Bundle £399-409
- PS5 EA Sports FC 24 Bundle £399/£409
- PS5 Final Fantasy XVI Bundle £389
- PS5 Standalone + Hogwarts Legacy + Lego StarWars TSWS + Barbie Movie £429
- PS5 disc console + Lego Star Wars skywalker saga £380.

GAMES:
Forspoken £10
Final Fantasy XVI £33
Jedi Survivor £45
AC Mirage £35
Street Fighter 6 £29
Mortal Kombat 1 £40
Spiderman Miles Morales £25
 
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Some new deals in UK. EE have:

- Series X - £379
- Series X + Diablo IV - £389
- Series S + 3 months GPU - £199

Argos have PS5 + Spiderman + one of six games (including TLOU pt 1) for £399.99

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Just got the Sony TV ad spot (UK) with the premises of the most common deal. Wonder if I get anything from Xbox, but doubt it.
 
I hope we get the BF week insight we used to get for the UK. It's going to be interesting.

Amazon tracking would always be less representative this week but it's going to especially be the case this time as the best deals are all elsewhere.
 
Extremely aggressive pricing here in Finland for PS5 during this black friday (especially as normally consoles are bit more expensive here compared to the rest of EU). I have seen as low as 399€ for standard phat disc PS5 and 449€ for Spider-Man/FC 24 bundles. On the other hand MS has nothing for Xbox (which is weird). Nintendo has the usual Mario kart bundle for 349€.

Edit. Seems MS is skipping black friday and starts their promotions during Monday (439€ for Series X and 209€ for Series S).
 
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Looks like Best Buy expect the $449 Series X to sell well. They've brought back the "High Demand Product" right before the sale.

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Technically Black Friday is next Friday so MS isn't skipping it 😉
I wanted to make a joke earlier about how it feels like Black Friday but I didn't eat my turkey yet, but I guess it isn't a joke anymore...
 
Best Buy gift card isn't like cash as target and waltmart, but that's still the best deal.

Now we have to wait and see what stock Microsoft did provide.
 
It's Xbox One era again with massive deals. This should move a significant amount of hardware after the bad holiday Xbox had in 2022.
Been that way since launch, it was just limited to the Series S because of X stock. Now we are getting the same kind of deals across the while product lineup.

Still good to see them competing again though, the gap between them and the competition was increasing by a lot in the first 9 months of the year.
 
Been that way since launch, it was just limited to the Series S because of X stock. Now we are getting the same kind of deals across the while product lineup.

Still good to see them competing again though, the gap between them and the competition was increasing by a lot in the first 9 months of the year.

Yes, Xbox had some deals throughout this year. Anyway, today's list ( for now2 )

Target for some reason won't list PS5 consoles despite selecting bestsellers, but only Xbox consoles :

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Deals in France :

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Roundup of Xbox deals in the US, ordered by retailer then price

[XBS] [Target] $449 Series X + $75 Gift Card
[XBS] [Target] $449 Series X Diablo 4 Bundle + $75 Gift Card
[XBS] [Target] $249 Series S Gilded Hunter Bundle
[XBS] [Target] $249 Series S

[XBS] [Best Buy] $449 Series X
[XBS] [Best Buy] $449 Series X Diablo 4 Bundle
[XBS] [Best Buy Total Member] $399 Series X + $50 E-Gift Card
[XBS] [Best Buy] $249 Series S
[XBS] [Best Buy] $249 Series S Starter Bundle

[XBS] [Walmart] $489 Series X + Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III
[XBS] [Walmart] $449 Series X
[XBS] [Walmart] $449 Series X Forza Horizon 5 Bundle
[XBS] [Walmart] $439 Series X Diablo 4 Bundle
[XBS] [Walmart] $269 Series S Gilded Hunter Bundle
[XBS] [Walmart] $249 Series S
[XBS] [Walmart] $249 Series S Starter Bundle

[XBS] [GameStop] $509 Series X Forza Horizon 5 Bundle
[XBS] [GameStop] $449 Series X
[XBS] [GameStop] $449 Series X Diablo 4 Bundle
[XBS] [GameStop] $249 Series S Starter Bundle

[XBS] [Amazon] $449 Series X
[XBS] [Amazon] $239 Series S Starter Bundle

Amazon and GameStop are easily the worst overall, but at least Amazon has the cheapest Series S of the big 5 retailers. BJ beats it with the $219 Starter Bundle. Target, Best Buy, then Walmart are the top 3 to pick from.
 
Dragon Quest Treasures is discounted to 9,99€ in Germany at different retailers. It was outsold immediately on Amazon.
 
I believe the Series S 1TB for U$299,90 should have higher profit margin than the U$249,90 512GB Series S. Wonder why no deals for the first one.


Didn't you answer your own question? LOL. Since the added storage only costs them a couple bucks, IMO they should just ditch the 512GB model, and the 1TB model should be priced as the 512GB. IIRC it has like 360GB space after OS, that's literally like 2 big COD size games. Maybe 3. for an all digital unit storage takes on added importance.

Not that manufactorers dont always do this. That's like asking Apple to stop overcharging for the 512GB iPhone. Not going to happen. Still, it would be nice from an armchair perspective.
 
I expect close month between Series and PS5 in USA looking at deals. Doubt Sony will drop below $499 but who knows. Maybe they will to clear old stock.

Sony need $449 console only deal as many people will not be interested in SM2 or MW3.
 
Black Friday deals from all manufacturer are very agressive this year compared to last years.

Some others deals we have in France:

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Xbox in front page of Auchan flyer is a good thing.
 
Keeping my eye on any deals for the PS5 although I'm still not sure how much I'd use it

Also debating this tab I have open of SMTV for $20 on Best Buy's site
 
Playstation 5 deals in Europe are amazing, maybe because they want to clear stock of the old model, but still, with this kinda of deals could be hard to move more units at the standard price later. PS5 is having discounts in EU since the mid year.

In US Sony is being way more modest.
 
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