Black Friday 2018 Sale Roundup: Video Games and Hardware

Tomorrow is Black Friday, which means game sales. Both game hardware and software are fair game for this roundup, though game downloads will be the focus of this article, for obvious reasons.

GOG's massive black friday sale is already up with sales of up to 90% on some of the year's hottest titles and longtime favorites including Divinity Original Sin 2Pillars of Eternity II: DeadfireThe Witcher III: Wild Hunt and Kingdom Come: Deliverance. The GOG sale is running through November 27th.

Highlights of the sale include:

Beloved good old games only on GOG.COM:
  • Soldier of Fortune (-20%)
  • Soldier of Fortune: Payback (-20%)
  • Soldier of Fortune II (-20%)
  • SWAT 4 (-50%)
75% off, the sweet spot between big deals and the most wonderful games in history includes:
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines
  • Zeus + Poseidon (Acropolis)
  • Crysis
  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Theme Hospital and Theme Park
  • SimCity 2000, SimCity 3000, and SimCity 4
  • Worms: Armageddon, Worms World Party Remastered
  • the complete Wing Commander and Ultima anthologies
  • The Saboteur
  • Jade Empire
  • Dead Space

The Steam Autumn Sale is also live and running through November 27th. The Steam Sale comes with discounts on the whole FarCry series, Dead by Daylight, Middle-earth: Shadow of WarRocket League, and Counter Strike: Global Offensive.

Further highlights of the Steam sale include:

  • Monster Hunter World (-34%)
  • Assassin's Creed: Odyssey (-33%)
  • Counter Strike: Global Offensive (-50%)
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War (-66%)
  • Valkyria Chronicles 4 (-50%)
  • Rocket League (-50%)
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (-93%)
  • Jurassic World Evolution (-60%)

The Nintendo eShop has an insanely large sale of Nintendo Switch and 3DS games for sale this weekend that covers major games like Starlink: Battle for AtlasFIFA 19, and even Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. The only problem with the Nintendo sale is that most of the games on discount are almost entirely third-party games and not Nintendo ones. There are a few first-party games on the sale, like Ocarina of Time 3D, but very very few.

Highlights of the Nintendo sale include:

  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (-30%)
  • FIFA 19 (-40%)
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas Deluxe Edition (-25%)
  • Snipperclips – Cut it out, together! (-50%)
  • DOOM (-50%)
  • NBA 2K19 (-50%)
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (-50%)
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ (-50%)
  • Dead Cells (-20%)
  • Final Fantasy Explorers (-50%)
  • Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (-20%)
  • Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (-30%)

The best deal for Microsoft's Xbox Black Friday sale is on a new Xbox One X, since you can save $100 on any Xbox console. That brings the full retail price of the One X down to only $399 USD. Other highlights of the Microsoft sale include getting your first month of Xbox Game Pass for $1 USD. You can also save up to $25 on any games from Microsoft Studios including Forza Horizon 4 and Sea of Thieves.

Other highlights of the Microsoft sale include:

  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider (-40%)
  • FIFA 19 (-50%)
  • NBA 2K19 (-50%)
  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey (-35%)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (-20%)
  • Red Dead Redemption II (-10%)


Meanwhile, Sony's PlayStation Store sale is entirely focused on digital games, with a bug push on Marvel's Spider-ManDestiny 2: Forsaken, and Detroit: Beecome Human. There are some great deals on the hottest PlayStation exclusive games to be had this weekend, which is pretty darn fantastic.

Highlights of the Sony sale include:

  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey (-33%)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (-20%)
  • The Crew 2 (-60%)
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken (-25%)
  • Detroit: Become Human (-45%)
  • Diablo III: Eternal Collection (-67%)
  • Hollow Knight (-50%)
  • Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition (-25%)
  • Marvel's Spider-Man (-34%)

You can also find some great hardware deals over at GameStop and Amazon, if you're looking for consoles or peripherals.

Amazon has the 1TB Xbox One X for $391.02 USD while GameStop has the same console for $399.99. Amazon has a 1TB PlayStation 4 Pro for $419.00 USD while GameStop has the same console for $399.99 USD. Amazon has the Nintendo Switch for $269.99 USD while GameStop has the console for $299.99 USD.

About Madeline Ricchiuto

Madeline Ricchiuto is a gamer, comics enthusiast, bad horror movie connoisseur, writer and generally sarcastic human. She also really likes cats and is now Head Games Writer at Bleeding Cool.

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