What to Expect From GameStop Black Friday Deals in 2023

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If there's one thing gamers love, it's… well, games. That seems obvious. But if there are two things, the other one is discounts. The GameStop Black Friday sale is on course to combine the two, and we're here to give you some ideas on what to expect.

What to Expect From GameStop Black Friday Deals in 2023

With winter holidays right around the corner, eager shoppers are already searching for the best deals, particularly when it comes to the games, collectibles, apparel, and more that GameStop is famous for. The GameStop Black Friday sale is always a huge hit for those of a nerdier persuasion, featuring this year's latest games and consoles from Nintendo, Xbox and PlayStation. Whether you recently dove back into Cyberpunk 2077 to experience the life of V once more in Phantom Liberty or are longing to return to the Twin Peaks-esque world of Alan Wake in Alan Wake 2 (or are just looking to buy a gift for the people those references make sense to), we've outlined below all the details for the best Black Friday deals GameStop has to offer.

There's no need to rewind time à la Max from Life is Strange to learn about last year's deals; a few of the highlights include top games like Elden Ring for $35, an iBuyPower Gaming Desktop for $499.99, Funko Pops for $8.99, BOGO toys, games, and fashion accessories, and an extra 50% off clearance items. Console deals included the sheer availability of the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S Console, and Nintendo Switch Deluxe Bundles, free of third-party markups. GameStop Black Friday ads for this year are expected to follow suit as we've continued to see BOGO events and extra discounts on clearance in the months leading up to the GameStop Black Friday sale.

Like last year, shoppers should expect early deals to drop around mid-November on video games, accessories, PC components, and collectibles. We saw up to 50% off these offers last year and expect similar discounts for the GameStop Black Friday 2023 event. Like last year, there should be multiple tiers of savings, with each system offering games at various price points and the top games featured on the first page of GameStop Black Friday ads.

On Thanksgiving, GameStop will close this year, allowing its employees to enjoy time with family and friends. While some items may be limited in-store, most of the GameStop Black Friday deals will be the same online and in-store, making a trip to your local GameStop unnecessary in most cases. Browsing online will also allow shoppers to access GameStop's full inventory rather than what might be available in a specific location, ensuring that they get the best Black Friday deals GameStop has to offer.

GameStop Black Friday hours started at 7 am local time last year, but there are rumors that an earlier start time of 5 am local time is in the works. In the past, GameStop maintained limited hours on Thanksgiving, so it could be possible that the trade-off for closing on Thanksgiving is having extended hours on Black Friday. Even outside of the holidays, GameStop locations do not share the same hours, so before committing to a shopping window, check with your local GameStop for Black Friday hours.

We saw the same range of discounts between Black Friday and Cyber Monday in 2022, but the offers in the Black Friday ad expired Saturday, November 26, yielding new offers for the following week. Because of that, it's worth checking back in during Cyber Monday to see if new inventory is available for the same prices as in the GameStop Black Friday sale.

GameStop Pro members recently enjoyed up to 85% off a host of games, apparel, and collectibles during the GameStop Pro Week sale and always score an extra 5% off many of the things on-offer at GameStop. While it's likely that Pro members could save a little extra on their purchases, based on previous GameStop Black Friday ads, membership will not be required to access any of the offers in the GameStop Black Friday 2023 sale.

Perhaps in some Fallout-inspired dystopian fantasy, everything in the store would be "on sale" (insofar as you could simply take anything that you wanted via immense charisma, of course), but alas, in the real world, it's unlikely that there will be discounts on everything available. Expect brand new titles to hold firm to those full retail prices among other offerings.

Price matching appears to be up to the local store as this is still a relatively new offering at GameStop, but if yours does offer this service, there are some caveats, including that the competitor must be a direct major retailer such as Amazon, Walmart, Target, or Best Buy, and the item cannot be part of a bundle, coupon, rebate, or flash deal, which is likely to take any Black Friday sales out of the running. Before attempting to get GameStop to price match, make sure that you can show them the advertised price, that the product is in stock, and that it is the exact same item (not a physical item instead of a digital item, for instance).

Shipping adds $7.99 or is free with orders of $79 or more. There were no free shipping offers in 2022, and with rising shipping costs across the board, it's unlikely that GameStop will offer free shipping this year either. However, pickup may be available, allowing you to shop from the comfort of your own home and pick up your item when the stores are less crowded.

To stay on top of the best Black Friday deals GameStop has to offer, stay tuned into DealNews where we post up-to-date sales and their top offers to our website and social media. You can also subscribe to our newsletter or set alerts for published deals. Beyond us, you can scroll to the bottom of GameStop's own site to sign up for their newsletter for more information about the GameStop Black Friday 2023 sale.

For deals similar to GameStop, check out Best Buy, which features the latest offers in electronics year-round and has already launched its early Black Friday sale, including discounts on video game console bundles and gaming accessories. PC gamers should also check out Steam, whose autumn sale snagged our coveted Editor's Choice badge last year with a whopping up to 92% off. You might even find a deal on the smash hit Baldur's Gate 3 as well as an end to your free time!

GameStop Black Friday deals were available when the ad dropped last year on November 19th, although there were earlier deals that launched a few days before that. We expect this year to follow suit with the ad dropping on November 18th and deals running through the 25th.

Ready to shop? Check out all the best GameStop deals available right now, and read about the best stores for Black Friday online shopping to get more helpful tips.

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DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).


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