Do you hear that? That sound. It’s the sound of war slowly creeping towards us. The war for deals. Each year we commemorate this time of year with a battle. The battle to end all wallets. It’s a violent day. It’s a mad day. A black day. Black Friday!
When I look back at Black Friday 2017, I am not impressed. In fact, I flat out disappointed. I failed myself in battle last year. More accurately, the deals failed me. Of the list of 15 games I wanted to get during Black Friday deals last year, I only managed to get four of them. The deals just weren’t there. To this day, I’ve only managed to acquire six games from that list total. The prices for them simply will not drop by a reasonable amount. So there’s gonna be some repeats on this year’s list as well as new additions.
Last year I only wanted software, which is always my preference because hardware shopping can be even more troublesome than games. But this year I’m not so lucky. Along with a hefty list of games, I need two items of hardware as well. May the deal gods smile upon me in battle this year.
The rules of engagement, for those not aware, have not changed. There is a list of products I want for prices I have set based on a combination of factors. I will not go above my price range for any product. If I cannot find the deal, I simply take the L and continue waiting for that ideal price point. Once again, I recruit you into my deal force. I need you to help me find the deals I seek. If you see something on my list at or below the price I’ve listed available for online purchase, please, please, please take the time to leave a comment with a link or tweet me directly for me to see it even faster. And of course I shall I assist my comrades in arms as well. Link me your lists in the comments and if I see anything I’ll be sure to send you a link. So without further ado, here are my targets for Black Friday 2018.
- Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy (Nintendo Switch) – $20
- Injustice 2: Legendary Edition (PS4) – $20
- Cuphead (PC) – $10
- Assassin’s Creed: Origins Gold Edition (PS4 or PC) – $30
- Middle-earth: Shadow of War Definitive Edition (PS4 or PC) – $20
- South Park: The Fractured But Whole Gold Edition (PS4 or PC) – $30
- Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (PS4 or PC) – $15
- Shaqfu (Nintendo Switch Physical) – $10
- Super Mario Party (Nintendo Switch) – $30
- Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise (PS4) – $20
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider Deluxe/Croft Edition (PS4 or PC) – $20
- Just Dance 2019 (Nintendo Switch) – $25
- Vampyr (PS4 or PC) – $15
- Unravel Two (PS4) – $5
- Shenmue 1&2 Bundle (PS4) – $15
- Sonic Mania Plus (Nintendo Switch) – $15
- Yakuza Kiwami 2 (PS4) – $20
- Nintendo Switch Bundle with Any Game – $200
- Garmin Vivosmart 4 or HR+ Fitness Watch – $90
Please note that while the platforms aren’t negotiable, the games can be in physical or digital form. They just have to be at or below the prices listed.
Probably the most important item on the list this year is the Nintendo Switch. It’s not for me. I already have one that I bought around Black Friday last year and I absolutely love it. It’s for my nephew. He’s 10 and I’d really like to be able to get him a console that he can enjoy with games appropriate for his age that are fun for the whole family. I’d like to be able to give him the best Christmas ever like when I was a kid and my parents got me a Nintendo 64.
As always, I have prepared a convenient graphic with target prices to make my list easier to reference for my comrades in arms. Save it, share, it, reference it, use it for yourself. Thank you in advance for helping your fellow gamer find and capture his prey. And as always, Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers out there. Happy Black Friday, and may the deals be ever in your favor!