Black Friday Gaming Deals 2021: Best Offers on Xbox Series X, PS5 and Nintendo Switch OLED

Black Friday is an ideal opportunity for getting your hands on next-gen consoles, as supplies are guaranteed to appear at high-profile retailers.

Ever since they launched last year, it has been extremely difficult to get your hands on either the Xbox Series X or the PS5.

This can be attributed to a number of factors, including a global shortage of computer chips and the fact that opportunistic scalpers have been using bots to stockpile units and then resell them to desperate shoppers for an inflated rate.

The situation has been so dire that some people have made a full-time job out of tracking their availability, and Newsweek itself has been publishing frequent restock updates for both consoles.

Meanwhile, although there's comparatively less demand for it, the Nintendo Switch OLED edition is still hard to come by. The handheld might not be a true next-gen upgrade (like a hypothetical Nintendo Switch 2 would be), but its improved screen, inbuilt LAN port and sturdier kickstand make it a desirable item, nonetheless.

The following piece breaks down exactly where you can find the PS5, Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch OLED model during Black Friday (and if any of them happen to be discounted anywhere).

In addition to this, we have prepared a handy guide with tips and tricks to help you look out for restocks on your own. You can also find our live coverage of Black Friday deals here.

Xbox Series X Black Friday Deals

Xbox Series X and Series S
Image shows the Xbox Series X (in black) and Xbox Series S (in white) on display. Charly Triballeau/Getty Images

The Xbox Series X is one of the most powerful machines you can get for gaming (outside of a costly PC build).

In terms of its specs, it has 16GB of RAM, 1TB of storage space and a GPU power of 12.15 TFLOPS. In addition to being a technical powerhouse, the console also benefits from a strong backwards compatibility library and a number of impressive exclusives, many of which are included in the Xbox Game Pass service.

In anticipation of restocks later today, here are the Xbox Series X product pages for major U.S. retailers. Please note that this section will be updated as deals start to go live.

Xbox Series X Halo Infinite Edition Black Friday Deals

Xbox Series X Halo Infinite Edition
Image shows the "Halo Infinite" edition Xbox Series X and its corresponding controller. Microsoft

The Halo Infinite edition Xbox Series X is a specially designed model that is themed after the newly released shooter.

While it is functionally the same as the original version, it does have a cool star map pattern, a gold tinted power button and a matching controller.

There are less product pages set up for the Halo Infinite edition Xbox Series X, as there are only limited supplies. Here is where you might be able to purchase it during Black Friday. Please note that this section will be updated as deals start to go live.

PS5 Disc Edition Black Friday Deals

PS5 Logo Appears in Electronics Store
Image shows the PS5 logo on display in a Tokyo electronics store. Charly Triballeau/Getty Images

Sony's rival hardware is no slouch in the technical department either.

The PS5 also has 16GB of RAM, is capable of displaying in 8K resolution, and has a cutting-edge SSD that makes loading times near imperceptible.

As an extra bonus, it also has the surprisingly amazing DualSense Controller and a library of killer exclusives, including a couple that are nominated for Game of the Year at the 2021 Game Awards.

As with the Xbox, here are the product pages for the PS5, in anticipation of restocks later today. Please note that this section will be updated as deals start to go live.

PS5 Digital Edition Black Friday Deals

The digital edition PS5 is pretty much the same as the standard version, except it obviously does not have a disc drive (meaning that you will be limited to digital only copies of video games).

To compensate for this shortcoming, it is also priced $100 cheaper than the disc edition.

Here are the PS5 Digital Edition restock pages. Please note that this section will be updated as deals start to go live.

Nintendo Switch OLED Edition Black Friday Deals

Promotional Artwork for Nintendo Switch OLED Model
The Nintendo Switch OLED model has bigger screen that displays deeper blacks and more vibrant colors. Nintendo of America

The Nintendo Switch OLED edition is only an incremental upgrade over its predecessors, but it does have some welcome features that make it the definitive version.

For a start, it has a more stable kickstand that enables you to pose it like a tablet. It has also got an inbuilt LAN port and an OLED screen that is capable of displaying richer, more vibrant images.

Here are the product pages for the Nintendo Switch OLED Edition. Please note that this section will be updated as deals start to go live.