Black Friday sales are upon us and while Valve is yet to reveal what you can expect from Steam, Sony and Microsoft have both put up their PS4 and Xbox One discount listings. It's a great chance to get some games cheap and there's also a PS Plus deal so you can get a big discount on your annual subscription
Here are the best Black Friday deals for your PS4 or Xbox One, which are all available digitally so it doesn't matter where in the world you are - you can still get the best of these Thanksgiving deals.
Gran Turismo Sport
In our Gran Turismo review we said that this is one best racing games around, featuring realistic cars and fantastic graphics. If you couldn’t pick it up at launch Sony is out to tempt you with a 50 percent discount. Instead of Rs. 3,499, you’ll be paying Rs. 1,749. Keep in mind that you’ll be downloading 42.99GB.
FIFA 18 Ronaldo Edition
With an improved single-player story in The Journey, squad battle mode in FIFA Ultimate Team that lets you test your mettle against a selection of EA’s finest players and celebs, and enhanced moment to moment gameplay, FIFA 18 is the better football game this year. Throw in a 40 percent discount, you’ll be paying Rs. 2,699 instead of Rs. 4,499 for the FIFA 18 Ronaldo Edition which include 3,000 FIFA Points to use in-game and the use of a FUT Icon player for 3 matches. Just make sure you have the space needed for the 45.32GB download.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Set in India, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy replaces Nathan Drake with the duo of Chloe and Nadine for a rollicking adventure across the country. It’s steeped in mythology and is a showcase of what the PS4 Pro can do. At a 50 percent price drop, it’s now Rs. 1,375 an absolute steal compared to the Rs. 2,750 MRP. To download this one, you’ll need to ensure your PS4 hard drive has free space, in this case around 47.96GB.
One of the best role-playing games in years, Persona 5 never had an official release in India thanks to Deep Silver’s Indian distributor refusing to bring it in, forcing early adopters to shell out close to Rs. 4,000 for a copy. At Rs. 1,999 after the discount, but this is a no-brainer, and it's a mere 20GB download.
PS Plus one year subscription
Earlier in the year, Sony hiked the price of PS Plus, its subscription service that granted access to games each month as well as the ability to play online multiplayer. Black Friday sees a 25 percent discount, bringing it down to a more affordable Rs. 3,329 versus the usual Rs. 4,439.
PS4 Black Friday Sale start and end time
The above offers are exclusive to PS Plus members from 12am GMT (5:30am IST) November 21 to 11:59pm GMT (5:29pm IST) November 22 before being available to all customers from 12am GMT (5:30am IST) November 23 to 11:59pm GMT (5:29pm IST) November 27.
If you prefer your games on the Xbox One, Microsoft has a wealth of games on offer. Here’s the best of the bunch.
Gears of War 4
The greatest visual showcase of the Xbox One and Xbox One X is now 50 percent cheaper at Rs. 1,324.50 instead of Rs. 2,649. Featuring superlative lighting, weather effects, and of course, hordes of monsters to gun through, you can’t go wrong with Gears of War 4. Though you better hope you have a generous FUP as the game is a 118GB download.
Final Fantasy XV Digital Premium Edition
In our Xbox One X review we noted that Final Fantasy XV on Microsoft’s newest console is the best way to play the game right now. This version contains all of its DLC and multiplayer expansion. If you have Xbox Live Gold it’s 60 percent cheaper at Rs. 1,800 and if you don’t, you’ll be paying Rs. 2,250 — 50 percent less instead of the usual price of Rs. 4,500. Make sure you have around 72GB free for the full download.
Forza Horizon 3
Perhaps the biggest reason to own an Xbox One, Forza Horizon 3’s playground of Australia is a treat for the eyes and has the variety and controls to match. At half price of Rs. 1,737 instead of Rs.3,474 there’s no excuse not to check it out. Though you'll need to download around 51.4GB to play it.
One of the surprise hits of the console generation, Rocket League’s formula of cars meets football was a revelation for many. With the game just hitting the Nintendo Switch and having cross-platform play between the Switch, PC, and Xbox One along with a Rs. 560 price for Xbox Live Gold members (Rs. 672 if you don’t have Xbox Live Gold) instead of the usual Rs. 1,120 makes this the perfect time to see what all the fuss is about. It's one title that should be well under your data cap with a 6GB download.
Blizzard’s hero shooter is 50 percent off on the Xbox One for those with an Xbox Live Gold subscription, down from Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 2,500. If you don’t have an Xbox Live Gold subscription, you’ll be paying Rs. 3,000 instead, though you will need an Xbox Live Gold subscription (Rs. 3,999 for the year) to play it anyway. It’s on the steeper side, but at Rs. 2,500 it’s still cheaper than what it costs at retail on disc, making this offer the best way to play the game on the Xbox One. Overwatch's download size on the Xbox One is a mere 18.2GB, making it the second smallest on this list.
Xbox One Black Friday Sale start and end time
Unlike Sony’s weeklong sale, Microsoft’s lasts for nearly two weeks. It started on November 16 for Xbox Live Gold subscribers and is now open to all until November 28.
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