What to Expect From GameStop Black Friday Sales in 2019: Nintendo Switch Lite Comes With a $25 Gift
Does GameStop do Black Friday? You bet! It's been a year of changes for the retailer: GameStop has fully merged with ThinkGeek, is shutting down hundreds of stores, and is launching redesigns in many locations. But it'll still have plenty of Black Friday offerings in 2019.
GET READY: Check out the GameStop Black Friday ad!
Read on for our guide to this year's GameStop Black Friday deals, with info on when the sale starts, what doorbusters to expect, and how to save extra.
The 5 Top GameStop Black Friday Deals for 2019
Here are our Top 5 picks from the GameStop Black Friday ad.
Nintendo Switch Lite + Free $25 Gift Coupon for $200
Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Console Bundle + Free $25 Gift Coupon for $300
Sony PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console + Free $25 Gift Coupon for $300
Sony PlayStation VR Blood & Truth / Everybody's Golf Bundle + Free $25 Gift Coupon for $250
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order for PS4 or Xbox One + Free $15 Fandango Movie Ticket for $60
When Does the GameStop Black Friday Ad Come Out?
The 2019 GameStop Black Friday ad has officially dropped! Click here to check out the best deals from the GameStop Black Friday ad.
Will GameStop Be Open on Thanksgiving?
You can shop GameStop's Black Friday sale all day online on Thanksgiving. GameStop stores will open at 3 pm and close at 10 pm that day.
When Do the GameStop Black Friday Deals Start and End?
GameStop's sale will start in-store at 3 pm on Thursday, but deals will be available on GameStop.com at 9 pm ET on the day before Thanksgiving. Discounts will be available at GameStop through Sunday.
NOTE: The information below was assembled before the Black Friday ads came out. Please refer to the ads above before making any shopping plans.
What Are the Best Hours to Shop?
Even though the sale lasts through the weekend, hot deals will likely sell out earlier. Want to net the biggest savings? Then shop for online deals when they go live on GameStop's website, or line up to snag doorbusters when the store opens on Thanksgiving.
What Will Be on Sale? What Will Be the Best Doorbusters?
Gaming enthusiasts — or those shopping for one — will find a plethora of deals. Expect offers on console video games, consoles, and video game accessories, as well as gaming-related toys, apparel, and decor.
Various gaming-related items will be doorbusters, too. In 2018, GameStop's doorbusters included discounted game systems, video games, gaming accessories, pop culture collectibles, and gaming apparel. The store's offer of a Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Bundle for $300 was tied with Amazon's as the best deal we saw for that bundle.
GameStop featured some excellent bundles with the Xbox One S and the PlayStation 4, as well... although other stores were able to match their prices.
Also, if you like Funko Pop! figures, you'll want to hit GameStop's in-store sale. The retailer has a tradition of selling GameStop-exclusive Funko Pop! figures on Black Friday for low prices. Last year's deal was a Funko box of five exclusive mystery collectibles for $20, and it included one of five Pop! vinyl figures.
Saving Tips for the GameStop Black Friday Sales
Be sure to join GameStop's PowerUp Rewards program. Membership is free, and for every dollar spent you'll earn points, which can be redeemed for store credit, digital currency, or donations.
If you're planning some serious GameStop shopping, you may want to join their PowerUp Rewards Pro program. It costs $14.99 for a year, but you'll get extra trade in credit, 10% off pre-owned games and accessories, access to exclusive sales, and double points per dollar you spend at the store.
Another good way to prep for the sale is to consider trade ins. Not only can you get store credit for old games and consoles that are currently collecting dust, but GameStop has previously offered 50% bonus trade in credit during the lead-up to Black Friday.
Readers, what parts of GameStop's Black Friday sale are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below!