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Black Friday PlayStation Predictions 2018

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Black Friday PlayStation Predictions

  • PS4 Pro could hit $320
  • PS4 Slim console will drop to $200
  • Select games will fall to $15 at stores like Target and Walmart

The PlayStation 4 Pro was released in 2016 and retails for $400. During Black Friday 2017, it was common to see a $50 price drop on this console, which brought it to $350. And there was one instance where Target knocked $60 off to bring it to $340.

This year, we've already seen the PS4 Pro fall to $320, so it's very plausible we'll see that price again for Black Friday 2018. There's also a chance it could fall even further, to $315 or $310.

The PlayStation 4 Slim, meanwhile, saw deep discounts last Black Friday, with both the 500GB and 1TB models falling to $200. This year, we've seen new Slim bundles go for $299, but that was for the Star Wars Battlefront II edition.

Be on the lookout for flash sales. This year we've seen PlayStation take up to 90% off more than once.

For older games and standalone bundles, we expect this console to hit $200 on Black Friday 2018 in many stores, like Kohl's, GameStop, and Newegg. It's likely to drop even lower in some cases, to $185 (or less) at stores like Costco.

Previous-gen consoles like the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita might not be common anymore, but that can mean deep discounts on the games.

PlayStation Store could take at least 50% off some titles in the lead-up to Black Friday, but for its day-of sale the online retailer should cut up to 70% off select titles. Be on the lookout for flash sales, as well — this year we've seen PlayStation take up to 90% off more than once.

New PlayStation 4 bundles will include the Days of Play system and the Limited Edition Spider-Man package. Days of Play will include a re-skinned PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB console and a matching controller for $300, while the Spider-Man bundle will include a customized Pro console, controller, game, and digital content for $400.

These two holiday bundles won't see huge discounts, but you might get moderate savings with sitewide coupons. Perhaps they'll even be bundled with a gift card or store credit. If you're looking for accessories, the Fortnite Bonus Content Bundle includes a wireless controller and bonus content for Fortnite for $60. This accessory bundle could see a slight drop for Black Friday.

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Julie joined DealNews in 2015. Her work has been featured on MSN, Business Insider, Lifehacker, The Motley Fool, GoBankingRates, and Moneyish. In her spare time, she enjoys baking sweets, reading thrillers, and listening to an ever-growing list of podcasts.
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