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As Black Friday turns into Cyber Monday, here's what we can expect.
Black Friday 2019 may be over, but Cyber Monday is now here to take the deals-baring baton and run with it. As more Black Friday shopping takes place online, the line between the two days blurs, but all that means is that you have more time and deals to sift through than ever. Many of the best Black Friday deals have stuck around (as long as they didn't sell out), and we're even seeing a few new deals pop up here and there. If you're trying to get your holiday shopping done now, it's last chance to save big on gaming consoles, games, accessories, and more, so here's what you need to know about Cyber Monday 2019.
What is Cyber Monday, exactly?
Cyber Monday caps off the long holiday weekend that's grown to include Thanksgiving and Black Friday over the years. The online shopping holiday was added to the lineup back in 2005 and was created to encourage people to shop online and to compete with brick-and-mortar stores' sales on Black Friday.
Don't expect to see any deals on Cyber Monday that are better than what we saw on Black Friday, but you may see some of the most popular deals return, as retailers will hold back stock in order to have enough to sell on Cyber Monday. So if you didn't snag that coveted console or game deal during Black Friday, you may have a chance on Monday.
When does Cyber Monday 2019 start?
Cyber Monday is always the Monday after Thanksgiving, and this year, that falls on today, December 2.
Amazon's Cyber Monday 2019 is underway. You can check out the Cyber Monday sales on its homepage now. As with its array of Black Friday deals, there are tons of lightning deals going on, so there will be new deals all throughout the day (though most of them won't be gaming-related).
The Target Cyber Monday sale has already launched and will run through December 8, so you get an entire week of deals. Target will also offer a Green Monday sale on December 9.
Ebay had some of the best deals around for Black Friday, and it's already started its Cyber Monday promotion. New deals will be available every hour today.
Digital game sales (Nintendo Eshop, Steam, PSN, Xbox Live)
All the major digital game sales will simply continue through Cyber Monday, containing the same deals they did for Black Friday.
Best Cyber Monday deals available now
Plenty of Black Friday deals are still available, and you can expect them to last through Cyber Monday. For the deals that have sold out, there's a solid chance they'll make a comeback next week, offering you another chance to snag the Nintendo Switch Lite or that Xbox One bundle you wanted. For now, check out some of the best Cyber Monday deals you can snag now--no need to wait until Monday.
Best Cyber Monday 2019 gaming deals
- PS4 Pro bundle with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare -- $300
- PSVR Bundle with two Move controllers, Blood & Truth, and Everybody's Golf -- $230
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Deluxe Edition -- $50
- PlayStation Plus 12-month subscription card -- $36
- Nintendo Switch Lite with $25 GameStop coupon -- $200
- Nintendo Switch with Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle and Starlink: Battle for Atlas (added automatically in cart) -- $300
- Xbox One X with Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order Deluxe Edition + 3 months of Xbox Live Gold -- $350
How to find the best Cyber Monday deals
While most major retailers will have competitive pricing during Cyber Monday, we've seen the best deals at Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy. GameStop's deals were fairly lackluster during Black Friday, so don't expect to find the best gaming deals at the brick-and-mortar retailer. However, look beyond the major retailers, and you'll likely find even better prices at digital stores like Ebay, Rakuten, and Google Shopping. By offering various promo codes, these stores were able to beat the prices at major stores like Best Buy, and they're perfectly legitimate places to shop, often offering free shipping as well.
To ensure you're getting the best price, you can use CamelCamelCamel to check the price history on products at Amazon and browser extension Honey to find coupons from across the web. Browser add-on PriceBlink will also let you know if a specific product is cheaper elsewhere.
Of course, you'll want to stay tuned to GameSpot, as we'll be covering all the best deals for Cyber Monday 2019 through this weekend and next week. And remember: If you spot a good deal, hop on it fast, as the hottest products will sell out in the blink of an eye. For the most up-to-date information, be sure to follow GameSpot Deals on Twitter--we'll keep you posted on the best deals in gaming and entertainment as we spot them. Plus, see our sister sites for more Cyber Monday tech deals, Cyber Monday kitchen deals, and Cyber Monday fashion and beauty deals.