Black Friday may have been and gone, dear readers, but the deals still continue with the dawn of Cyber Monday. This will be the last day of the Black Friday extravaganza, so make sure you get those purchases in before midnight if you still want to take advantage of any offers. And to help you navigate the trauma of endlessly navigating several different price-checking sites to bring you the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, I'm back for one last day of liveblog duties. Hardware editor James will also be updating our dedicated Black Friday and Cyber Monday hub pages (linked below) with lots more of the best deals if you're looking for something more specific.
- Best Black Friday PC gaming deals
- Best Black Friday SSD deals
- Best Black Friday graphics card deals
- Best Black Friday gaming monitor deals
- Best Black Friday gaming mouse deals
- Best Black Friday gaming keyboard deals
- Best Black Friday Steam Deck accessories deals
- Best Black Friday gaming PC deals
- Best Black Friday gaming laptop deals
(And if you're looking for more console-related Black Friday deals, then our friends at Eurogamer have their own Black Friday liveblog you may want to keep an eye on as well.)
Our live coverage of this event has finished.
Black Friday Day 1: Monday November 20th deals
Welcome to Black Friday 2023, folks. Check back for regular deals postings throughout the week.
Asus ROG Ally is £100 off
Currys UK have begun their Black Friday deals, and here's one of their top gaming deals so far:
If you don't fancy the Steam Deck or Steam Deck OLED, Currys UK has shaved £100 off the more powerful Asus ROG Ally.
If it's a VR headset you're after this Black Friday, the Meta Quest 2 is currently £50 off at a variety of retailers. Here it is at Currys, so you don't have to go through Amazon. Alas, at time of writing, the Meta Quest 3 doesn't have any Black Friday deals on it yet.
There's a blanket discount of £50 off the Meta Quest 2 this Black Friday.
The 128GB model is also £50 off as well, now £249 instead of £299.
For an actual PC-related deal, how about £15 off Xbox wireless controllers instead?
The "carbon black" and "robot white" controllers have the biggest saving, but other colours are also going cheap for Black Friday, and they're compatible with Windows 10 PCs as well as the Xbox Series X.
Our top Steam Deck microSD card is on sale
Need more storage for your Steam Deck? Our favourite microSD card, the Samsung Pro Plus, currently has lots of great deals on. The 128GB and 256GB models have official Black Friday deals on at Amazon, but the 512GB model also has a decent discount at the moment, too (down to £34 from around £72 where it's been for the last three months or so).
Back down to its Prime Big Deals Day price from October, this is the cheapest the 128GB Samsung Pro Plus microSD card has been all year.
This is still the same price as it was during Amazon's Prime Big Deals Day, but the rest of the year it's been £30 or more, making this a decent saving.
Good news, folks - as spotted by James earlier, RPS readers' favourite gaming mouse, the Logitech G502 Hero is also on sale this Black Friday, because of course it is (when it is not on sale?). This time, UK and US readers can get in on the action, too, as it's on sale on both sides of the Atlantic (and at other retailers not called Amazon).
Two of the best SSD deals for the UK so far
This SSD previously dropped to £85 for a couple of weeks in September and early October, but shot up to £107 around October 27th. It was also £90 for Prime Day, so it's a bit cheaper than it was earlier in the year.
A better saving, this one. For the last three months, this SSD has been £61 or £57. It was (very briefly) cheaper during October's Prime Big Deals Day, where it fell to £48, but this Black Friday price is otherwise the cheapest it's been all year.
banski83 says: Any chance of spotting some deals on PC cases? I'm in the mood/market to change from my trusty old white NZXT H440 at long last, as it's just too much of a dust/dirt magnet nowadays. I hear Fractal Design do some decent ones these days, just can't seem to find any decent deals yet on the Meshify or Torrent cases.
I'll keep my eyes peeled! Are you looking for UK or US deals?
$50 off the Meta Quest 2 and Xbox Series X at Best Buy
Some US versions of the VR and Xbox deals mentioned below have now cropped up. At BestBuy, the Meta Quest 2 is $50 off, while the Xbox Series X is also $50 cheaper than usual.
Neither are currently available at Amazon US.
Just like in the UK, there's a general discount of $50 off the Meta Quest 2 this Black Friday.
The Xbox Series X obvs isn't a gaming PC, but if you play a lot of games on Game Pass or just want a reasonably affordable 4K gaming machine, it's worth considering!
Black Friday Day 2 beckons: Tuesday November 21stMorning folks, we're back for Day 2 of our rolling Black Friday coverage. Check back very soon for some more hardware deals.
RTX 4060 drops to £274
A couple of UK graphics card deals to kick things off this morning.
First up is the Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4060 Ventus Windforce OC, which is down to £274 from £300.
This is the same price it was during Amazon's Prime Big Deals Day, but our price trackers reveal this is still the lowest price it's been all year.
The next cheapest RTX 4060 cards you'll find at other retailers are:
- £290 at Ebuyer (Palit GeForce RTX 4060 Dual)
- £300 at Scan (MSI GeForce RTX 4060 Gaming X)
- £349 at Currys (Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4060 Aero OC)
For more GPU deals, check out our best Black Friday graphics card deals hub.
Got a bit more cash to spend? Thanks to an eagle-eyed spot from James, there are some new all-time low prices out there for RTX 4060 Ti graphics cards as well:
And for our pals just waking up in the US:
If you like freebies with your hardware purchases, Razer are currently giving away their Edge Android tablets and Kishi V2 Pro controllers with select Razer Blade laptop purchases over at Laptops Direct. Some packages also have a copy of Alan Wake 2 in there as well, which I can fully endorse as a very good video game.
Our top-rated 256GB microSD card is just £18
Ebuyer has matched Amazon's £18 deal on the 256GB Samsung Pro Plus microSD card - perfect if you're looking to expand your Steam Deck's storage capacity.
If you'd rather not buy from Amazon, you can get exactly the same deal from Ebuyer.
Save £100 on Samsung's Odyssey G5 1440p, 144Hz monitor
Ah, the Samsung Odyssey G5. Always a popular choice during deals season, and so it's nice to see it get a proper £100-odd discount for Black Friday. Not bad for a 27in, 2560x1440 monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate and Freesync Premium support, not bad at all.
A new all-time low price for Samsung's excellent Odyssey G5 monitor. It was briefly £219 for a week in August, according to our price trackers, but otherwise this has been a steady £300 for most of this year, making this decent saving.
The same monitor is also part of Amazon US's Black Friday deals, but the deal is less good here. Our price trackers reveal it's been $280 for most of the last three months, and it's not actually any cheaper than usual.
A better deal is the larger 32in Samsung Odyssey G7 for our US friends, which is down to $500. It's still got a 2560x1440 resolution, but increases the refresh rate to 240Hz, and comes with Nvidia G-Sync and Freesync Premium Pro support. While it has dropped to $500 before, it's mostly sat at around $600 for the majority of the last three months.
Intel's 12th Gen Core i5 CPU drops to $140
In need of a new CPU to keep up with the latest games? Intel's Core i5-12600KF has just dropped to $140 at Amazon US - a new all-time low price for this mid-range processor. We called this a "gaming CPU worth waiting for" when we reviewed it in 2021 (the KF is exactly the same as the regular K, just without integrated graphics) - just make sure you pair it with an appropriate motherboard.
This CPU usually costs in the region of $195 and $220 according to our price trackers, making this a good saving (and $20 cheaper than what it cost during Amazon's Prime Big Deals Day promotion last month).
Black Friday Day 3: Wednesday November 22nd is upon us
A new dawn brings a new day of deals. We'll be scouring the internet shortly to bring you more of today's best Black Friday deals, and we'll be listening to Alan Wake 2's Herald Of Darkness song while we do so.
Of course, Steam's Autumn Sale has begun now as well, running until November 28th. What games, if any, will you be picking up this week? I've bought Trepang2 so far (33% off), off the back of several recommendations from other members of the RPS Treehouse, but I dunno, there are lots of other cool things on my wishlist going cheap too. Any other good recommendations you've spotted?
Dell UK have started their Black Friday deals on dozens of laptops, monitors and desktop PCs. Today, the following two gaming laptops are on offer:
Picking up James' excellent spot earlier, our favourite Steam Deck dock has now dropped to £28/$30. Handy if you ever use your Steam Deck to power a desktop monitor!
Get a 4TB SSD for £220/$230
Here's a great SSD deal for UK and US readers. WD Black's 4TB SN850X drive is currently down to a new all-time low price of $230 in the US, according to our price trackers, which is a $30 saving on its Prime Big Deals Day price last month, and a sizable $70 saving on what it's cost for most of the last three months. UK sites also have a great saving on this drive, too, with prices dropping to £220.
If you're after a single, fast NVMe drive to store all your games on, this is definitely worth snapping up at this price.
Save $250 on this 4K 144Hz LG gaming monitor
Another deal for our US friends here. If you're in the market for a new 4K gaming monitor with a high refresh rate of 144Hz, this LG Ultragear display is worth a look. The widely acclaimed 27GR93U is down to $450 this Black Friday, a saving of £250 off its usual price of $700.
Daft Alpaca says: If possible interest - I picked up AC: Mirage on Epic for $26. It’s on sale, plus there’s a 30% off coupon. That’s crazy for a big game less than a month old.
Oh yes, well worth having a look at the Black Friday sale happening over on the Epic Games Store if you're looking for cheap stuff to play this winter. As Daft Alpaca says, the "Epic Coupon" gives you 33% off, and is automatically applied to all eligible purchases at checkout. You have to spend at least £12/$15 for it to activate, but that should cover most games, and best of all, it still works if a game is already discounted, such as AC: Mirage, which is already 20% off at the moment.
Other games in this already-discounted category include: Final Fantasy VII Remake, Cyberpunk 2077 (with the Phantom Liberty bundle), and The Crew Motorfest if you're hunting to get any of these particularly cheap!
Black Friday Day 4: Thursday November 23rd is heating up
Welcome back folks, and Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate. We'll be back on deals watch today, bringing you the latest discounts while you tuck into your turkey/non-turkey feastings.
New 512GB microSD card deal for £26
If you've got a Steam Deck and need a bit more storage, I've got another good microSD card deal for you this morning. The 512GB Samsung Evo Select is down to £26 for Black Friday, which is a new all-time low price according to our price trackers.
This is a new all-time low price for this particular microSD card, as even Prime Day in July only saw it drop to £28.
The cheapest RTX 4070 deal hits £545
Earlier this week we saw some good RTX 4060 graphics card deals, but if you're looking for something a bit more powerful to fill those frame rates at 2560x1440 or above, the RTX 4070 is a good shout. Admittedly, there aren't a huge number of deals on this card, but the cheapest one I've found so far is going for £545 at Amazon - which is £130-ish below its RRP.
If you'd rather not shop at Amazon, the next best price appears to be £560 for the Zotac Twin Edge OC, which is available at multiple retailers for the same price, and comes with a copy of Alan Wake 2.
Some fresh microSD card deals for our Steam Deck friends in the US. Our top-rated microSD card, the Samsung Pro Plus has some new all-time low prices on offer today, with all three models - 128GB, 256GB and 512GB - being discounted.
Only a small saving on this model, but it's still an all-time low price, according to our price trackers.
Again, only a small saving here, but once again, it's an all-time low price.
Technically, this dropped to a tastier $29 at the end of October for a couple of days, but outside of that, this is the cheapest price the 512GB model has been all year.
Save $150 on the Asus ROG Ally
We highlighted a UK deal on the Asus ROG Ally earlier in the week, and now our US readers can benefit from an Ally deal as well, thanks to Best Buy, who's slashed $150 off its usual price. It's still quite expensive at $450, but hey, a saving's a saving.
Get an RTX 4060 Ti for $370
In need of a new graphics card? While the $35 saving on the MSI Geforce RTX 4060 Ti Ventus 3X OC over at B&H might not sound particularly bargaintastic, it's still a pretty great price considering the same card will set you back $500 over at Best Buy right now. Brilliant 1440p cards don't get much better than this.
Black Friday Day 5: actual Black Friday has finally arrived!
At long last, it is finally, officially 100% prime Black Friday. Hope everyone had good turkey comas yesterday and that your scrolling fingers are ready for a workout. Most of the deals I've been highlighting this week are all still valid and in play, but I'll be bringing you yet more deals as we go through the day. Happy bargain hunting.
Ebuyer have price-matched Amazon's £274 RTX 4060
An update on one of the graphics card deals I highlighted earlier in the week. Ebuyer have now matched Amazon UK's price on the £274 Gigabyte GeForce RTX 4060 Windforce OC graphics card, giving you a good alternative retailer for what's currently still the cheapest RTX 4060 card we've seen this week.
Ebuyer have price-matched Amazon, and it's still the lowest price this particular card has been all year.
£1079 for an RTX 4060 Ti pre-built desktop
As spotted by our friends at Digital Foundry, NZXT's pre-built gaming desktop, the Player One Prime, is £120 off for Black Friday, and it's got some pretty great specs for £1079! If you're looking to hit triple figure frame rates at 1080p on max settings, or you're after a 60fps+ 1440p PC (also on max settings), this is worth considering (and why not read our RTX 4060 Ti review for more details while you're here?)
For £1079, you get an Intel Core i5-12400F, 16GB of RAM, Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 Ti, 1TB NVMe SSD, and Windows 11.
Get a 2TB SSD for $80
PSA: some of the SSD deals listed in Best Buy's PC gaming deals section today aren't actually saving you any money at all, according to our price trackers. The 2TB Samsung 980 Pro and 1TB Samsung 870 Evo, for example, have both been at their respective prices for most of the last three months at other retailers, so don't be fooled by their advertised savings.
The only one that is worth considering is the 2TB Crucial MX500, which is down to $80 (on both Best Buy and Amazon), a new all-time low price for this particular 2.5in SSD drive.