It's finally time for the collective annual madness that is Black Friday. This year, retailers kicked off a variety of deals a full week ahead of the day itself. This may mean a more gradual increase to the variety of products and the severity of the price cuts through the week, as we approach Black Friday 2017 itself. We'll be here through the entire week (and beyond), collecting all the very best PC gaming deals we can find.
Looking for more seasonal bargains in the year's biggest online shopping day? We've also rounded up the best PS4 Black Friday deals, the best Xbox One Black Friday deals and the best Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals, and we'll be nurturing them up to and during the day itself. If you're a multi-format connoisseur then you can find our pick of the very best, including PC, on the main Black Friday 2017 gaming deals hub. If you happen to be on the lookout for a brand new 4K TV, we've got a guide to the best 4K TV Black Friday deals, too.
Best PC gaming Black Friday deals
In the UK:
In the US:
Black Friday Digital deals
- Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition for £7.50
- Dark Souls III for £13.60
- Tekken 7 for £19.56
- Quantum Break for £14.99
- Fanatical Black Friday Sale (use code BLACKFRIDAY10) for LOTS
- Planet Coaster for £13.49 / $15.99
- Dark Souls 3 for £15.99 / $19.99
- Overwatch GOTY Edition for £27.95
- GOG Black Friday sale for LOTS
- Little Nightmares for £7.99
- Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice for £18.79
- Rocket League for £7.50
- Destiny 2 for £26.90 (Currently out of stock)
- Overwatch: Standard Edition for £16.99
- XCOM 2 War of the Chosen (use code GMGBLACKFRIDAY) for £22.31 / $25.49
- Middle-earth: Shadow of War (use code GMGBLACKFRIDAY) for £22.94 / $30.59
Black Friday, for the few of you who are blissfully unaware, is an international shopping extravaganza that involves retailers online and in-store offering steep discounts on tech, electronics, games, consoles and more. Originally a US-only tradition that made its way across the oceans to other shores, it's a notorious event that can result in some serious savings as well as serious safety concerns. This year, Black Friday takes place on Friday, November 24th, 2017. For all of our other Black Friday coverage, you can check out our Black Friday gaming deals hub, where you'll find the best deals on all the gaming hardware and software that we can find.
The fun doesn't stop there, of course. As the years have gone on, retailers and shoppers alike found that Black Friday just wasn't enough and thus, Cyber Monday was born. The rather unfortunately named follow-up to Black Friday occurs, naturally, after the two day weekend following Black Friday itself and usually means online retailers can offer up a brand new range of products, bundles and price cuts. Don't let the name fool you, though - just like Black Friday, Cyber Monday is rarely ever restricted to one day of sales. Instead, you should expect at least a week of new offers.
As for more hardware based deals, here's what we've found so far.
Best PC hardware Black Friday deals
In the UK:
- Microsoft Surface Pro 12.3-inch with Type Cover for £649.99
- MSI 17" GT73EVR Titan Pro i7 GTX 1080 Full HD GSYNC Gaming Laptop for £1,999.99
- MSI 17" GT73EVR Titan Pro i7 GTX 1080 Full HD GSYNC Gaming Laptop for £2,099.99
- MSI GE72MVR 17.3" FHD Gaming Laptop (Core i7-7700HQ, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 256GB SSD, GTX 1070 Graphics, Windows 10 Home) for £1,399.97
- MSI GP62 15.6" FHD Gaming Laptop (Core i7-7700HQ, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 1TB HDD, GTX 1060 Graphics, Windows 10 Home) for £999.99
- MSI GL62M 7RDX 15.6" 8GB 1TB Core i5 Gaming Laptop for £799
- ASUS FX503VD-DM080T 15.6" Gaming Laptop (Intel i5-7300HQ, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, GTX 1050 Graphics, Windows 10) for £599
In the US:
Finding the best Black Friday PC deals
There will be a lot of retailers out there concentrating on console deals this Black Friday, but that only means finding the best PC Black Friday deals is about checking the right places and knowing what you're looking for. That's where this article comes in since we'll be combing the internet and bringing the very best in PC gaming deals directly to you.
Last year gave us a litany of deals on SSDs and monitors, as well as some powerful pre-built machines from sites like Ebuyer, Overclockers, NewEgg and more. We also saw a lot of digital discounts from places like Humble Bundle, GOG, Green Man Gaming and others.
This Black Friday, we are likely to see a lot of multi-format games seeing huge discounts on PC. While console versions of games like Tekken 7, Destiny 2, and Prey will be seeing significant discounts, you can expect the PC format editions to see bigger price cuts, judging by previous Black Friday happenings.
The best Black Friday deals on graphics card, monitors, VR headsets, and more
When it comes to hardware, the biggest components likely to see discounts this year are graphics cards, monitors, and virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. The latter two have already seen discounts this year, so expect to see further price drops over Black Friday week taking prices down by a matter of hundreds, as well as a few extra games packed-in to entice you further. There will be discounts on other parts such as brand new CPUs, RAM and hard drives, and we'll be here to cover the best of the best.
Once again, we'll be seeing a huge amount of digital discounts, with games like Shadow of War, Destiny 2, Tekken 7, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, and more likely to be available cheaper than normal.
If you're still searching for your ideal discount, remember that we'll be keeping this page updated in the run-up to Black Friday (and of course, Cyber Monday after it) so be sure to bookmark this page and check back regularly. You never know, you may just find the bargain you've been looking for in advance and skip all the flurry and madness that is Black Friday week itself.