Black Friday is a pretty great time to be a gamer. Across the retail world, outlets drop prices, offering insane gamer gear at incredible discounts. Indeed, according to Betway casino research, the most popular items during the lead-up to Black Friday last year were gaming gear; the Nintendo Switch and PS4 were the most-Googled items, followed closely by Apple earphones and smartwatches. With that in mind, there’s a very good chance you’re looking for a deal this week if you’re a gamer, so we’ve collected some of the best gaming deals for Black Friday 2021.
First up, let’s take a look at one of the best wired gaming mice you can pick up right now. The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a truly special bit of kit; it’s ergonomically shaped for pretty much anyone’s hand, the buttons are all within easy reach, and you’ll find DPI adjustment buttons if the movement and speed of the mouse aren’t quite to your liking. The RRP for this one is around £70, but it’s up for grabs via Amazon right now for just £30, so get on it if you’re a PC gamer. The Razer tax has just been waived, so get one of the best gaming mice around for very little indeed.
Given that the official Xbox controller range has encountered some issues with stick drift, getting yourself a controller that can accommodate a serious gaming lifestyle is of paramount importance. Luckily, that’s where the Razer Wolverine V2 comes in. This controller is beautifully crafted and has an incredible button feel; clicky and tactile, the face keys and D-pad will blow you away, and that’s before you’ve even gotten to the remappable button combinations. The controller is wired, so you won’t be able to use it wirelessly, but that’s a small price to pay.
Thanks to Argos, you can get one of the most sought-after tech deals for Black Friday at an absolute steal. Usually costing £329.99, this Switch bundle will instead now set you back just £259.99, which is a saving of £70. In the bundle, you’re getting a brand new Nintendo Switch console and dock, as well as a copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, one of the best racing games in recent years. If you don’t own a Switch yet – or, heck, if you do and you’re looking for a second console – you’re not likely to find a better deal than this for quite some time.
We’re hitting up Amazon for yet another great Black Friday deal. The 2020 iPad Air is an incredible piece of technology; with a stunning 120Hz screen and a tactile user experience, it’s pretty much the perfect tablet for any user. You can pick it up via Amazon for £50 off its usual asking price right now, so if you’re in the market for an iPad, now’s the time to get one. The iPad also doubles as a fantastic gaming device due to its wide range of games and Apple Arcade service, so if you’ve never experienced iPad gaming, you should start here.
Deathloop is one of the best and most memorable shooters the PS5 has to offer. It’s a trippy time-travel story starring two of the most endearing lead characters in recent gaming memory, and it’s great fun to boot. Here’s the rub: you must kill 8 assassins before sundown or time resets and you don’t get out of the loop you’re stuck in. However, getting them to be in the right places so they’ll all die at the right times is tricky, so you’ll need to puzzle out how to move them around like a master chess player. This one’s just £29.99 at GAME, down from £59.99.
Right now, you can grab a 12-month PlayStation Plus membership from the official PlayStation Store for 33% off. That means it’ll cost you just £33.32 to get access to three games per month (if you’ve got a PS5), as well as online play privileges for your console. If you’re a PlayStation-exclusive gamer or you use one of Sony’s machines as your daily gaming driver, then a PS Plus subscription is pretty much essential. With online games like Elden Ring and Gran Turismo 7 just around the corner, now’s a great time to pick up a sub.
Over at CDKeys, you can grab a 12-month Nintendo Switch Online membership for the measly price of £13.99. Again, if you play a lot on Switch, a Nintendo Switch Online sub is well worth it; you get access to cloud saves, a back catalogue of NES and SNES games to enjoy, and the chance to play online with friends across games like Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros Ultimate. For this kind of price, even if you don’t often play your Switch, we’d say it’s still worth it; after all, you might discover your new favourite game amongst those retro gems!
We’re back in the lands of Razer for this amazing headset deal from Amazon. For just £90, you can get arguably the greatest wireless gaming headset for PC, and you’ll also be able to use it with consoles, making it the perfect all-rounder. A little configuration via the included software will make this headset absolutely sing, so if you need an upgrade to your audio equipment, this is definitely where you should start. Again, Amazon has waived the Razer tax for this headset, so the premium you’d usually pay has vanished, leaving a great value headset for an excellent price.