Best Video Game Deals for the 2016 Black Friday Sales

Are you looking for a new video game on Black Friday?

Black Friday is a time when people can visit their favorite stores and pick up products at a drastically reduced price. Video games are typically one of those products. In this day and age, most people play some kind of video game from time to time, but it’s worth mentioning that video games can be kind of expensive. Brand new AAA games can retail for $60 or more, and it can sometimes take a long time before a game comes down from that price tag. Black Friday gives gamers the chance to pick up some new games without breaking the bank.

Of course, this begs the obvious question: Where is the best place to go to buy video games on Black Friday? Luckily, there are multiple stores that are going to be selling video games at a significant discount during Black Friday this year. In this article, I’m going to talk about some of those stores, and I’ll discuss some of the best deals that they’ll be offering on games. Without further ado, let’s take a closer look at some of these phenomenal gaming deals!

From GameStop:

  • Select Video Game for $19.99 each. This particular deal includes games like Dark Souls III, Just Cause 3, Rocket League, Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, 7 Days to Die, ReCore, Doom, Mortal Kombat XL, Dying Light: The Following, Fallout 4, No Man’s Sky, Minecraft, Dead Island: Definitive Edition, MX vs ATV Supercross Encore, and more. Standouts among this selection include Doom and Dark Souls III, both relatively new and highly praised games.
  • Select Video Game for $9.99 each. This particular deal includes games like Mad Max, Star Wars: Battlefront Deluxe Edition, Batman: Arkham Knight, Battleborn, The Last of Us: Remastered, Ratchet and Clank, Dragon Quest Heroes, and some select Starcraft titles. Obviously, most of these games are a bit older, and not as buzz-worthy as the more expensive titles, but it’s a good way to add to your collection if you’re on a budget.
  • gamestop-black-friday-preowned-gamesAssorted Pre-Owned Video Games 3 for $20. In my opinion, this is Gamestop’s standout deal. This assortment includes (but is not limited to) Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Evil Within, Titalfall, Watch Dogs, Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Star Wars: Battlefront, NBA 2K16, MLB: The Show 15, Batman Arkham Knight, The Order 1886, Killzone Shadow Fall, and a lot more.
  • Assorted Pre-Owned Video Games 3 for $30. This deal include some older titles for some older systems, including Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, Fallout: New Vegas, Left 4 Dead, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Wii Sports, NBA 2K15, and Dark Souls.

From Best Buy:


  • Select Video Game for $24.99 each. This deal includes The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, Just Dance 2016, Tom Clancy’s The Divison, Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright, No Man’s Sky, and LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • Select Video Game for $29.99 each. These are obviously a little more expensive than the other set, but these are some newer games, which I think justifies it. This set includes Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Day One Edition, Destiny – The Collection, WWE 2K17, Bioshock: The Collection, Grand Theft Auto V, Mafia III, Madden NFL 17, NBA 2K17, Battlefield One, and more.
  • Select Video Game for $19.99 each. This deal includes games like Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, Fallout 4, ReCore, Dark Souls III, Mortal Kombat XL, Star Wars: Battlefront Ultimate Edition, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, Bravely Second: End Layer, Street Fighter V, Pokemon X, Pokemon Y, and DOOM.
  • Select Video Game for $14.99 each. This set includes The Last of Us Remastered, Until Dawn, Bloodborne, Little Big Planet 3, God of War III Remastered, Infamous: Second Son, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, Ratchet and Clank, MLB: The Show 16, and Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection.

From Walmart:

  • walmart-black-friday-35-dollar-gamesSelect Video Game for $35 each. This huge deal includes games like Rise of the Tomb Raider, Mafia III, NHL 17, Overwatch: Origins Edition, Bioshock: The Collection, Splatoon, NBA 2K17, Destiny – The Collection, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, and more. Standouts among this set include Splatoon and Overwatch, which are highly praised and not frequently discounted.
  • Select Video Game for $8 each. This is a super inexpensive price to pick up a new game, and some of these titles are impressive, too. This set includes games like Battlefield Hardline, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, Left 4 Dead 2, Skate 3, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, and Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster.
  • Select Video Game for $25 each. This tier of deals includes games like Just Dance 2017, Grand Theft Auto V, Fallout 4, Tom Clancy’s The Divison, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, Dragonball Xenoverse 2, and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD.
  • Select Video Game for $27 each. This phenomenal set of games is small, but considering what you’re paying, it’s honestly amazing that Walmart is able to discount this many to begin with. This set includes Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, NBA 2K17, FIFA 17, Madden NFL 17, and WWE 2K17.

From Target:

  • Select Video Game for $15 each. Target’s $15 offerings include Street Fighter V, Ratchet and Clank, Fallout 4, Far Cry: Primal, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Bloodborne, Until Dawn, ReCore, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege.
  • Select Video Game for $35 each. Perhaps Target’s most impressive set of video game deals, this tier includes Overwatch: Origins Edition, Titanfall 2, WWE 2K17, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Super Mario Maker, Pokken Tournament, Battlefield 1, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and NHL 17.
  • Select Video Game for $29.99 each. This set of game deals includes games like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, Destiny – The Collection, Grand Theft Auto V, NBA 2K17, FIFA 17, Madden 17, and Gears of War 4.
  • Select Video Game for $25 each. This tier includes the likes of DOOM, Tom Clancy’s The Divison, Dragonball Xenoverse 2, No Man’s Sky, Just Dance 2017, Dark Souls III, Battleborn, Deus Ex Mankind Divided, and The Elder Scrolls Online Gold Edition.

Console Deals:

  • From Dell: Xbox One S 500 GB Battlefield 1 Bundle + Gears of War 4 + an additional Xbox One Wireless Controller for $249.99. This bundle is absolutely packed with goodies, which makes it a great “starter pack” for someone looking to jump into the Xbox One during this holiday season.
  • From Target: Xbox One S 500 GB Battlefield 1 or Minecraft Bundle for $249.99. This bundle comes with an Xbox One S and your choice of either Battlefield 1 or Minecraft. Plus, this also comes with a free $40 Target gift card!
  • From Kohl’s: 500 GB Sony PlayStation 4 Slim Uncharted 4 Bundle. This bundle comes with a new PlayStation 4 and a copy of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End for a fairly standard sale price. What makes this deal special, however, is the included $75 Kohl’s Gift Card.
  • best-buy-black-friday-new-nintendo-3ds-xlFrom Best Buy: New Nintendo 3DS XL Super Mario Edition (Black or White) for $99.99. This deal lets you get your hands on Nintendo’s latest and greatest handheld device for a record low price! With this deal, you get the choice of either the white or black model.

As you can see, if you’re a gamer looking to nab some inexpensive video games during Black Friday this year, then you’re in luck! Black Friday is always a good time to pick up video games, and it looks like it’s no different this year. I don’t know if you can really compare the deals offered across these stores, either. Obviously, some individual games are cheaper at certain places. For example, it looks like Walmart has the best deal on Grand Theft Auto V and Battlefield 1 this year. As far as consoles go, Dell and Best Buy have the most logistically impressive deals with their Xbox One S and New Nintendo 3DS XL discounts, respectively.

However, keep in mind that visiting a place like Walmart may have better deals, but obviously a more specialized store like GameStop will have a wider variety of gaming-related Black Friday deals. If you’re looking to hit up multiple physical locations during your Black Friday shopping, you also want to make sure that you schedule things the right way to ensure that you are able to actually get your hands on some of these deeply discounted games. Either way, I don’t think that you can go wrong with any of these stores! You should find what you’re looking for at any of them. Happy bargain hunting!