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Best Black Friday 2017 Video Game Deals That Are Perfect For Your Favorite Gamer

For as long as I can remember, Thanksgiving was always a two-day holiday. Thursday was for sitting around watching Thanksgiving programming while those who liked to cook hung out ion the kitchen. Friday was for people who liked to shop to go to the malls. With less than 1,000 hours left before Christmas, it's time to start planning which deals to get online and which stores to hit in person for that gamer in your life. Let's run down some of the best Black Friday 2017 video game deals that are going to be out there this year.

We've been looking around to see which consoles will be discounted. The bad news is that the Nintendo Switch doesn't seem to have any deals. Most places are adverting them for the regular price of $300. Nintendo doesn't have a lot of incentive to discount their stuff right now, since they've basically cornered their share of the market anyway.

The PS4 and PS4 Slim, on the other hand, are available with NewEgg carrying the PS4 at $199 (down from $299) and Walmart and Toys R Us carrying the PlayStation 4 Slim (1 TB) at $199 (down from $299). Playstation and X-Box are in a running war and have lots of incentives to discount everything.

There's also the PlayStation VR console, which Amazon is selling in two different Bundle versions: with Gran Turismo for $299 or Skyrim for $349. The VR market is still new and audiences are not wholly convinced this is what they should spend their money on, which is why the bundled deals include two of their most popular games.

For the X-Boxers, NewEgg, Walmart and Toys R Us are all running the same Xbox One S (500 GB) deal for $189 (usually $229). This seems to be the only major deal across the board for them.

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As for games, here's Amazon's rundown of the best Black Friday 2017 deals. These are all multi-platform games, they also have deals on titles for specific consoles at the link if you're looking for something specifically for your platform:

Top End ($30-$40)

  • Battlefield 1 Revolution
  • CoD: Black Ops III Zombie Chronicles
  • Call of Duty: WWII
  • Destiny 2
  • Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition
  • FIFA 18
  • Just Dance 2018
  • Madden NFL 18
  • Middle Earth: Shadow of War
  • NBA 2K18
  • NBA 2K18 200,000 VC
  • NHL 18
  • Overwatch GOTY Edition
  • Project Cars 2
  • WWE 2K18

Mid Range ($20-$29)

  • Assassin's Creed Origins
  • The Evil Within 2
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Injustice 2
  • NBA Live 18
  • Need For Speed: Payback
  • Outlast Trinity
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • South Park: Fractured But Whole
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Gold 2-Year
  • Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Best Deals ($12-$19)

  • Bioshock: The Collection
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Deadpool
  • Dishonored 2
  • Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
  • Doom
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
  • For Honor
  • Just Cause 3
  • Mafia III
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Need For Speed
  • Tekken 7
  • Titanfall 2
  • Watch Dogs 2
  • Yooka-Laylee

And here's Toys R Us best deals for Black Friday 2017. They don't distinguish in their ads between multi platform and not, so check the link

Top End ($30-$40)

  • FIFA 18
  • Injustice 2
  • 1-2 Switch
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Middle-Earth Shadow Of War
  • Overwatch
  • Ghost Recon Wildlands
  • Watch Dogs 2
  • Madden 18

Mid Range ($20-$29)

  • Destiny 2
  • NBA 2K18
  • W2K18

Best Deals ($12-$19)

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  • Assassin's Creed Origins
  • Gears of War 4
  • Call of Duty: World War II
  • The Crash Bandicoot Collection

Happy gaming!