PS4 Pro Price Drop, PS5 Black Friday Deals and Launch Offers

Along with others, the PS5 Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2021 starting on November 26 this year, the biggest weekend of online deals in the US & UK coincides conveniently with Sony’s mid-generational console updates.

Sony launched PlayStation® 5 on November 12th, 2020 and they have revealed PlayStation 5 prices. PS4 Pro, as expected, is going to get heavy Black Friday discounts.

PlayStation® 5 Specifications

Model PlayStation 5
Processor8-core AMD Ryzen Zen 2-architecture CPU at up to 3.5GHz
GraphicsAMD Navi/RDNA 2-family GPU with 36 CU up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS, FP unit unknown)
Video memory16GB GDDR6 with 256-bit interface (448GB/sec)
Storage825GB SSD at 5.5-9GB/sec; NVMe SSD slot; support for USB HDD
Optical driveYes, 4K Blu-ray
Maximum output resolution8K 60fps; 4K 120fps
Audio3D, accelerated by custom Tempest Engine hardware; for headphones only at launch, supplemented by virtual surround for speaker audio
New controller featuresHaptic feedback, adaptive triggers, USB-C connector
VR supportYes, compatible with PSVR headset
Console streamingYes (Remote Play)
Streaming apps at launchApple TV Plus, Netflix, Spotify, Twitch, YouTube
Backward compatibilityPS4 games
Subscription tie-inPS Now
Dimensions15.4 x 4.1 (3.6) x 10.2 in/390 x 104 (92) x 260 mm
Release dateNov. 12
PriceWith optical drive: $500, £450, AU$750; without optical drive: $400, £360, AU$600
Ps5 black friday deals and launch offers

PlayStation 5 starts at $399 for 1TB version without optical drive. It will cost an extra $100 for the optical drive version. No discounts are announced on PS 5 yet but Sony is surely going to offer a heavy discount to combat Xbox’s competitive pricing. PS4 Pro, on the other hand, is expected to have heavy discounts.

PS4 Pro Black Friday Discounts

Ps4 pro black friday discounts

There’s two main reasons that lead us to believe the standard PS4 Pro console will be heavily discounted on Black Friday:

  • Sony will be looking to maximise sales of old hardware.
  • Retailers will be looking to clear out old stock to make way for the new PS5 models, which are arriving shortly before Black Friday.

We predict the standard PS4 Pro 1TB to be slashed from $499 to $249-$300 on Black Friday, representing a 40%-50% discount. The PS4 Slim 1TB version, could fall as low as $199.

Use this table to check the Black Friday pricing and deals on PS4 Pro

PS5 Black Friday Discounts

Ps5 black friday discounts

The PS5 was released on November 12. It’s unlikely that the PS5 consoles will be heavily discounted during Black Friday as they are so new to the market.

The main deals we expect to see on these mid-generation consoles are bundle deals. For the PS5 consoles themselves, we predict discounts in the range of 10 – 15%. A PS5 Slim console for $349 on Black Friday is optimistic but not impossible.

Retailers will be looking to shift old consoles before offering big reductions on the newest Playstation consoles.

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What did we base these prices on?

As well as the reasons outlined above, we analyzed: Black Friday 2020, 2019 & 2018 PlayStation deals, trends in console prices over time and we also compared the launch price of the PS5 to previous consoles.

Last update on 2021-09-20 using Amazon Product Advertising API

Gaurav Tiwari

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