The COVID-19 pandemic has made 2020 a strange and unprecedented year in every way, leading to countless event cancellations, delays, and closings across everything from sports and politics to education and gaming. The logistical disruptions led to stock shortages in the spring and summer, which resulted in one of the biggest annual sales, Amazon Prime Day, being delayed to October–one month before Black Friday. Now that Amazon Prime Day is behind us and Black Friday deals are starting to roll in, one thing is becoming abundantly clear: Black Friday 2020 game deals are going to blow Prime Day’s deals out of the water.
The Best Buy Black Friday 2020 ad dropped this morning, and though no start dates or times were shared, it’s packed with some of the best game deals we’ve seen all year. The ad includes record-low prices for games like Fire Emblem: Three Houses ($35), Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 ($30), and Resident Evil 3 ($15). First-party Nintendo games were $40 during Prime Day (as they have been regularly for most of the year), but Best Buy’s Black Friday sale has them for $35, and you can expect other retailers to follow suit. Games that aren’t even out yet are featured, like The Dark Pictures: Little Hope (which releases tomorrow, October 30) for $20 and Just Dance 2021 (releasing November 12) for $30.
We’re seeing incredibly low prices on this year’s huge PS4 releases as well, including Final Fantasy VII Remake for $30, The Last of Us Part II for $30, and the most recent exclusive, Ghost of Tsushima, for $40. Persona 5 Royal, the definitive expanded edition of the JRPG classic, will be down to $20, while Marvel’s Avengers will be slashed to $30. Meanwhile, Xbox players will be able to snag Star Wars Squadrons–which just released this month–for 50% off at $20, and the new Xbox wireless controllers releasing for Xbox Series X and S will be $20 off. Game Pass Ultimate three-month memberships will also be $23 (about 50% off), letting you add time to your current membership for about as cheap as it gets.