The Best Black Friday Deals, 2018 Edition

A look at the best Black Friday 2018 deals on iPhones, the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch & some awesome savings on laptops & TVs.

Consumers take to Black Friday shopping at Tysons Corner Center

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Consumers take to Black Friday shopping at Tysons Corner Center

Although Thanksgiving has become a staple in "the best holidays of the year," it's gone from a fire turkey-driven meal to an entire weekend of amazingness. Many will be heading home to get their Thanksgiving Eve swerve on, while others will be making sure they capitalize on many Black Friday deals.

For those unaware of the massive post-Thanksgiving shopping holiday, Black Friday goes down on the Friday after Thanksgiving. It's been seen by many retailers as the day when their books go from being in the red (aka losing money) to in the black (aka making all kinds of bank). In an effort to entice shoppers into their stores, department stores started offering deals for all kinds of hot, big-ticket items on their selves. It's turned into a holiday unto its own, and we're here to help you navigate it properly.

This year, you can cop a new PlayStation 4, Xbox One X, iPhone X or more for the low (or at least for a relatively cheaper price). There are also great deals on everything from the Nintendo Switch and the Google Home to gaming computers, Apple's iPhone 8, the iPad Pro, smartwatches, and much, much more. For those of you looking to make informed decisions on your forthcoming purchases, we've got you covered. Here's a quick look at 2018's freshest Black Friday deals. It's nowhere near ALL of the deals out there, but if you're in stores already, it's a great look at what you can look for. Happy hunting.

PlayStation 4

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With games like Red Dead Redemption 2 in stores, it sounds like it might be easy to satisfy the casual gamer, but this Black Friday, Sony's got some awesome deals out there.

Their "Black Friday Week" actually runs from Nov. 18 to Nov. 26 (aka Cyber Monday), and features some awesome PS4 bundle deals. There's a slick Spider-Man standard edition bundle for $200 floating around, featuring a 1TB PS4 with a physical copy of one of 2018's best games.

Depending on the retailer you hit, you can find deals on DualShock 4 wireless controllers in a variety of colors (from Blue Camouflage to Magma Red), as well as deals on the PlayStation VR system, featuring Creed: Rise to Glory, which was a hit during this year's ComplexCon.

Microsoft Xbox One

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The PlayStation's biggest competitor, Microsoft's Xbox One, has some tricks up their sleeve this holiday season.

For those of you looking to get your 4K gaming on, Microsoft's offering the Xbox One X 1TB at $400, which is practically a steal for gamers looking for crispy quality. Microsoft has a number of Xbox One bundles as well; the Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft bundle (in white) is priced at $199 at Walmart, while Best Buy has Battlefield V Xbox One X 1TB bundle for $429. Microsoft is also offering Fallout 76 bundle for the same price.

When it comes to Microsoft-exclusive games like Forza Horizon 4PUBG, and State of Decay 2, Microsoft is offering a slew of Black Friday discounts. And popular games are also going for sick deals; Red Dead Redemption 2 is available for $59, while Call of Duty is going for $40. There might not be a better time to be an Xbox One owner.

Nintendo Switch

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Heads might still be looking for the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but for now, you'll have to contend with some awesome deals for Nintendo's latest console system. You can grab Mario Kart 8 Switch bundle or $299, which is both a steal and hours of fun for fans of the popular racing game.

Walmart has a number of dope savings on some of the biggest games of the year; NBA 2K19 is said to be going for $35, while games like Dragon Ball FigherZCrash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy, and more will be available for $25. 

Speaking of Nintendo, if you're a fan of their wildly popular Super Mario Maker game, there's a special 2DS bundle (featuring a Yellow Red version of the 2DS) for $80.

Apple iPhone X

The new Apple iPhone X are seen on display at the Apple Store in Tokyo, Japan

Google Pixel 3

Google Inc.'s Pixel 3 smartphone displayed

Samsung Galaxy S9

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Detail of a Google Pixelbook laptop computer


A man views four 4k Ultra HD TVs

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