12 incredible offers not to be missed before Black Friday

We all love a Black Friday deal, but it can get a little overwhelming in my opinion. Everything is very loud and you just got 17 emails from brands you don’t even like. If you want a quick, easy-to-consume read on the best Black Friday deals, look no further. Featured just below are IGN staff’s personal picks of the best discounts on shopping holidays, and you absolutely don’t want to miss them. Plus, nerds picked them out, so they’re perfect for other cool nerds like you! If you’re really short on time, I’ve also left a handy TLDR on the deals just below as well; Please.

TL; DR – IGN’s Favorite Black Friday Deals

1. Nintendo Switch Black Friday Bundle

Despite everyone already owning a Switch, this is by far the most popular Black Friday deal going into 2022. IGN’s audience continues to love this Switch year bundle, and honestly, it’s not hard to see why. For $299 you get a Switch console, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and 3 months of Switch Online. It continues to be a great deal, and definitely one you should consider if you want to get a Switch this year or as a gift around the holidays.

The most popular offers of 2022

Nintendo Switch Black Friday Beam

Includes Switch console, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and 3 months of Switch Online.

2. Amazing LG C1 4K OLED TV Deal: Perfect for PS5

If you’re on the hunt for an OLED TV, now is a rare time to get one at a price that won’t break your wallet. The LG C1 4K 65″ OLED TV is down to just $1196.99, a massive price cut for a 65″ OLED TV. This is definitely one of our favorite Black Friday deals, as this TV is absolutely perfect for gaming on the PS5 and Xbox Series X as well.

LG C165

3. Optimus Prime LEGO Set (really transforms)

I love LEGO and this is one of the best LEGO sets I’ve ever seen. The LEGO Optimus Prime set is on sale for Black Friday, up to just $144.99; and a cool $35 off. The LEGO designers have come up with something really special with this one – a huge Transformers Optimus Prime that also transforms into a semi-truck.

We’ve included it in our best roundup of LEGO sets for adults, and it’s definitely worth all the excitement it gets. If you’re looking for more LEGO deals this Black Friday, you can find plenty more discounts on Amazon here.

LEGO Optimus Prime 10302 Building set for adults

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LEGO Optimus Prime 10302 Building set for Adults

4. Perfect 2TB WD Black PS5 SSD for $179.99

You’re in luck for PlayStation 5 owners, as the Black Friday deals on SSDs are absolutely perfect for anyone who hasn’t yet expanded their PS5 storage capabilities. If you want my suggestion, go for the 2TB WD Black SSD for $179.99 (the model Mark Cerny uses). This is a real Black Friday deal, and you’re paying just over $90 per TB. If you need installation tips, check out our dedicated page here.

WD_BLACK 2TB SN850X NVMe Internal Solid State Gaming SSD with Heat Sink

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WD_BLACK 2TB SN850X NVMe Internal Solid State Gaming SSD with Radiator

5. Sonic Frontiers is down to just $29 (was $59.99)

Sonic Frontiers is honestly one of my favorite games of the year, and the soundtrack sucks too. For $29, this is a steal and well worth picking up for yourself or any other Sonic fan in your life. I highly recommend this game, the first boss made me feel like I was playing Sonic Adventure again as a kid. Top-notch Sonic content, confirmed.

Sound frontiers

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Sonic Borders

The deal is available for PS5, PS4, Switch, and Xbox.

6. Meta Quest 2 Black Friday Bundle Now Only $349

Another incredibly popular Black Friday deal appears, and this time it’s on the Meta Quest 2 bundle. Not only is it down to just $349, but it also includes Resident Evil 4 and Beat Saber for free together. That’s a huge savings, especially since everything it includes (VR headset + games) would cost you $470 on a normal day. If you want to get into VR gaming or give away VR games, this is the perfect opportunity.

Meta Quest 2 Black Friday Bundle (128GB)

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Meta Quest 2 Black Friday Bundle (128GB)

Includes Resident Evil 4 and Beat Saber.

7. Up To $25 Off DualSense And Xbox Controllers

Both Xbox and PlayStation got massive controller cuts during Black Friday. Both the DualSense and Xbox controllers are down to just $49 and $39, respectively, at retailers like Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy. This is great for anyone looking for a new controller, especially if you want to join a coach co-op while on vacation too. Anyone for a round of Overcooked?

Xbox controller (all colors)

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Xbox controllers (all colors)

Available at all retailers.

Dual Sense controllers (all colors)

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Dual Sense controllers (all colors)

Available at all retailers.

8. Xbox Series S for $249 (Save $50)

This is probably the best deal we’ll see when it comes to “next-gen” consoles this coming Black Friday. For a limited time only, you can get $50 off the smallest Xbox ever, the Xbox Series S, and get ready for one of the best years Xbox has ever had in 2023.

Remember, games like Starfield, Redfall, High on Life, Hellblade 2 (hopefully), Warhammer 40K: Darktide, Forza Motorsport, Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl and many more will be released on Xbox Series S between now and the end of 2023 and you can play them all with Game Pass.

Xbox Series S 512GB - Vacation Pack

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Xbox Series S 512GB – Vacation Beam

Xbox Series S 512GB SSD Console with Wireless Controller + Additional Xbox Wireless Controller

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Xbox Series S 512GB SSD Console with Wireless Controller + Additional Xbox Wireless Ticket inspector

9. Apple AirPods Pro as low as $199.99 (was $249.99)

Taxes, death and Apple AirPods on sale on Black Friday. These are all 100% confirmed in life and once again you can buy AirPods Pro at a discount during the Black Friday season. Right now they’re down to just $199.99 at pretty much every retailer, so take your pick and join the Apple party.

Apple AirPods Pro with MagSafe (2nd generation)

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Apple AirPods Pro with MagSafe (2nd generation)

IGN readers love this deal.

10. Elden Ring for $35 at Walmart (was $59.99)

If you’ve been waiting for an excuse to get a copy of Elden RIng, then this is your chance. Likewise, if you weren’t sure whether to bother playing, then this is your chance too. Elden Ring is a nominee for game of the year and just won a bunch of Golden Joystick Awards, this really isn’t a deal you want to pass up.

Elder Ring

11. Black Friday: Apple AirTag 4-pack

Do you keep losing all your stuff? We too; that’s why we think this is one of the best Black Friday deals. Get a 4-pack of Apple AirTags for just $79.99 (that’s only $20 per tag) and never lose your stuff again!

Pack of 4 Apple AirTags

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Apple Air 4 labels package

IGN readers love this deal.

12. Pulse 3D Headset for PS5 as low as $69 (was $89.99)

Deals on accessories have started to ramp up for PlayStation fans, with up to $25 off DualSense controllers, but there’s also plenty to check out when it comes to headsets. The highlight of the sale will certainly be the Pulse 3D headset; now only $69 at several retailers.

Pulse 3D headset (black or white)

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Pulse 3D earphone (white o Black)

IGN readers love this deal.

The best Black Friday sales and offers

Robert Anderson is a business expert and Commerce Editor for IGN. You can follow it @robertliam21 on Twitter.

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