Thanksgiving might be the time when millions of Americans get together with their families and eat entirely too much food, but the Holiday has a special meaning for gamers. This weekend is the time of year when dozens of retailers offer massive Black Friday discounts on their wares. Whether talking about Steam’s Autumn Sale, or Amazon, or Walmart, or Target, there are big-time deals all over the place. The GameStop Black Friday Doorbuster event is certainly getting in on the action.
GameStop bills their Black Friday offerings as Doorbuster Deals. That’s not just a catchy title. It’s actually a helpful reminder of one big caveat for this sale. Customers’ biggest savings are coming on physical copies of games they’ll need to go get. We’ll breeze past how smart it is to put together a sales event that forces people to mass inside a building during a pandemic.
Instead, we’ll focus on the massive amount of money gamers can save should they shop at the GameStop Black Friday Doorbuster event.
Splatoon 2 a Big Win For Nintendo GameStop Black Friday Shoppers
If, somehow you never picked up Splatoon 2 when it first released, now’s your chance. This Ink Splatting adventure game arrived shortly after the Nintendo Switch launched and it’s still easily one of the best titles on that console.
Thanks to the GameStop Black Friday Doorbuster deals, you can get a brand new physical edition of Splatoon 2 for just $26.99, meaning savings of more than $30. The used version gives you a $13 discount and you can even save $20 on the digital edition.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses Finally Gets a Deep Discount
Big Nintendo Switch games are notorious for not seeing their price reduced very often. Thanks to this Black Friday sale, you’re finally able to get one of the best titles to hit the console for a third of its usual price. GameStop is offering Fire Emblem: Three Houses for just $26.99 brand new. You can get a used physical copy for $2 less and like Splatoon 2, you can still save $20 on the digital version.
Star Wars: Squadrons May Be the Best Overall GameStop Black Friday Deal
Fear not, those who thought this list was going to be all about the Switch. There are plenty of titles on the Xbox and PlayStation consoles with deep discounts too. Perhaps the best deal of the entire Doorbuster event is one of the newest titles on the list. Star Wars: Squadrons released just last month. Already carrying a lower $40 price tag at launch, GameStop shoppers can get the physical version of the title on either PS4 or Xbox One for just $16.99 brand new. Used copies are a dollar less. Xbox users can even get the digital version for $19.99.
NBA 2K21’s Current-Gen Offering
Sports fans aren’t being left out of the best GameStop Black Friday Doorbuster savings. Like Star Wars: Squadrons, NBA 2K21 first launched this fall. Now, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users can get the hoops game for about a third of its’ MSRP. Customers can save another couple of dollars on the used versions. There is one drawback to this title. NBA 2K21 is one of the only games not offering a free upgrade to the Xbox Series X/S or PlayStation 5. So, make sure you’re ok with the PS4 and Xbox One editions.
Watch Dogs: Legion Offers Next-Gen Savings
Getting a bit frustrated that there’s not a lot on offer for the PS5 or Xbox Series X/S consoles? The GameStop Black Friday Doorbuster sale does have one very good game on offer.
Watch Dogs: Legion released less than a month ago, making it the most recent launch game to already be getting a deep discount. The bonus is that you can buy the game for your current-gen consoles and get an upgrade to the PS5 version, totally free. Already marked down from $59.99 to $32.99 for the brand new version, you can save another three bucks for a used edition. Unfortunately for PS5 Digital Only owners, there isn’t a big discount on the digital version.
Persona 5 Royal Steel Book Launch Edition
If you haven’t looked at Persona 5 Royal yet, then there have been few better opportunities than the GameStop Black Friday Doorbuster event. This steel book edition is discounted by $35 from its normal $59.99 and is just $22.99 for the used version. Any PS4 owners who are in love with the Persona franchise need to jump on this deal.
Unsurprisingly, this sales event is running for a limited time and will be over after the long weekend. If you’re feeling the financial pinch this year but still don’t want to have to pass up this sale, there’s a way to get in on the action. GameStop recently partnered with Sezzle. That partnership means you can make four no-interest installment payments on any purchase. Whether you’re loading up on games for yourself or looking for presents for the Holidays, that can be a big bonus.
Will you be taking advantage of any of these sweet deals? Let me know in the comments below!