Leaked Dell Black Friday Deals Have PS4 And Xbox One For Under $200, Plus Alienware PC Deals – Forbes
Black Friday deals continue to roll in and, as always, the high holy day of American Consumerism is a decent day to pick up a new video game console. This morning we’re hearing from Nintendo and Dell, the latter of which has the expected deals on Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One S, both of which are bound to be reliable purchases this holiday season. We’ve got a 1 tb PS4 for $199.99 and a 500 gb Xbox One S for $189.99. Both are solid deals, but that extra 500 gb will make a big difference in an era of online game downloads, so I’d definitely say the PS4 is the bigger deal for those who don’t have a strong preference for one console or another.
I think we’re starting to see the standard MSRP for these Black Friday deals develop: every year the big console deals tend to settle on a base price, with individual retailers varying mostly in bundles or store credit. Dell’s deals are just the consoles, so it’s already looking a little skimpy next to the Kohl’s deal, which features the consoles for the same price plus Kohl’s cash to bring each one of them in under $150 when all is said and done. I’d also expect some game or controller bundles from places like GameStop or Best Buy once those come out.
We do, however, have an online-only doorbuster that pairs a 500 gb Xbox One S Battlefield 1 bundle with Forza Motorsport 7 and Forza Horizon 3, a solid deal for fans of shooters and racing games.
A note about both of these deals, so far: it’s not as big a discount as it seems. With the exception of the Battlefield 1 bundle, the PS4 and Xbox One deals are console-only, which makes them a slightly less-attractive proposition in a world where the vast majority of new console sales come bundled with a game. This isn’t to say that these are bad prices — they’re not — just that you’ll have to be prepared to pick up a game to make your purchase complete. Luckily, these things have been out for a little while now, and there are a ton of great games available for cheap.
There’s also a PlayStation VR and camera bundle with Grand Turismo Sport for $299.99 at a $100 savings. PlayStation VR isn’t really thriving right now, but it’s a solid price for someone interested in the tech.
This being Dell, we’ve also got a raft of deals on PC peripherals and Alienware products. You can head on over to Bestblackfriday.com for the full list, but of special note is a VR-ready Alienware 15 laptop for$1,199. I know, the VR revolution is not everything it’s cracked up to be and the next round of products is likely to be untethered to PCs, but it’s still a neat party trick, and the ability to hook it up to a laptop decreases the degree to which the entire thing is a logistical nightmare. On top of that, it’s not like you can’t do other things with a VR-ready laptop. We’ve also got an Inspiron gaming desktop for $499, $150 less than the usual $649. You won’t exactly be pushing 4K with the thing, but its a good introductory price for someone that just wants to play some PC games. If you want a little more power, there’s an Alienware Aurora for $799.99 at a $300 discount.