A LEAKED advert has shown us the sort of deals we can expect to manifest over the Black Friday period, with a variety of consoles and games discounted.
A Target advert in the US has revealed a set of interesting deals will be coming to consoles when the big day hits in three weeks’ time.
Black Friday – which falls on November 23 this year – is already being teased by outlets around the world, who are keen to get you through their doors (or on their sites) when the time comes to shop.
We’ve already seen a big advert from US retailer Target leak, though – and it has some interesting information attached to it.
Granted, UK shoppers might not benefit from the actual deals listed on the Target ad, but the nature of the deals listed is worth observing.
Black Friday 2018 will be the first Black Friday we’re going to see tangible deals on the Nintendo Switch, for example.
In the Target ad, you can see a Nintendo Switch bundled with Mario Kart 8 for just $299.99 – as cheap as you’re going to see it this side of Christmas. Thanks to the Switch launching so close to Black Friday last year, we didn’t really see much of it in sales. This year, we can expect to see the console and its games (which are infamous for retaining value) hopefully discounted in sales around the world.
The deals listed here will likely set a trend for what EU and UK retailers are going to go for: Overwatch and PUBG (both massively successful titles) are listed as $15 a pop, with God of War being listed at $25.
Deals of this value in the UK would go down a treat, for sure, so we’re hoping to see UK stores (Argos, GAME, Amazon UK) follow suit in the days and weeks ahead.
This comes after news that Sony may end up discounting PS4 Pro consoles from this year’s Black Friday onwards.
Speaking to GamingBolt, Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter noted how a recent price cut in Japan could manifest in the West.
“The PS4 [Pro Red Dead Redemption 2] bundle is sneaky,” Pachter commented to the site. “They cut the price of the hardware in Japan to the equivalent of $349 and didn’t do so in the U.S., keeping the hardware at $399.
“That means Red Dead is “free” in the bundle. I think we get a cut for PS4 (to $249) and Pro (to $349) around Black Friday, but the pricing now makes RDR look like it’s free.
“Regardless, not that many bundles sell before Black Friday, so it’s unclear if this deal will last very long.”
Could that mean a cut over here in Europe and the UK, too? It’s likely.
You can read more about the PS4 Pro Black Friday discount theory at the link.