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PS5, Xbox Series X May Be Available To Buy Online During Black Friday

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S could make an appearance during Best Buy's Black Friday sale, but you'll have to be fast (and extremely lucky).

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Update 11/5/20: In addition to confirming it will not have the PS5 or Xbox Series X in retail stores until 2021, Best Buy has now stated the next-gen consoles will be available online "as soon as we have them available." When asked, the company would not confirm whether the PS5 and Xbox Series X will be available during its Black Friday 2020 sale as the ad implies. So while it's likely we'll see a restock on BestBuy.com in the near future, we may not get any advance notice, and it may or may not happen around Best Buy's Black Friday sale--which we still don't have a start date or time for.

Original story follows.


The massive Best Buy Black Friday 2020 ad dropped this morning, and it's jam-packed with some of the best game deals we've seen all year. But in addition to all the discounts on games, controllers, and headsets, the Best Buy Black Friday ad features this year's two biggest gaming launches: the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, which release in a couple of weeks. According to the ad, the PS5 and Series X and S will be available online only during Best Buy's Black Friday sale, and quantities will be limited. Unfortunately, the ad does not show the PS5 Digital, so it's unclear if that console will be available as well. No start date or time has been given, as is the case with all of Best Buy's Black Friday deals. You can take a peek at the two ad pages that feature the consoles below.

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S are never available for long on the rare occasion that we do see a restock, so whenever Best Buy presumably announces a start date and time, you'll want to be ready at your computer with all of your Best Buy account information up to date. Usually, Best Buy will release quantities slowly rather than all at once, so you may have to keep refreshing the listing until you see the yellow button that says "Add to Cart." Of course, we'll be keeping a close eye on the listings as well, and you can follow us on Twitter @GameSpotDeals to be notified. Below are the following listings to bookmark--we've included the PS5 Digital just in case it appears.

For more information on buying the next-gen consoles, including more retailer listings and where to find the official accessories, see our PS5 preorder guide and Xbox Series X/S preorder guide.

While we wait for the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S to appear (and then sell out immediately) during Black Friday, you can check out Best Buy's other gaming deals coming this November. Unfortunately, Best Buy hasn't shared start times for any of these, but you'll be able to snag fantastic discounts on games for Nintendo Switch, PS4/PS5, and Xbox One/Xbox Series X/S. The markdowns include first-party Nintendo games for $35 each, The Last of Us Part II for $30, Resident Evil 3 for $15, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 for $30, and much, much more. Plus, you can catch up on everything to know about Black Friday 2020 in our handy guide, including which stores will be closed Thanksgiving Day, other retailer ads, and more.

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Good luck everyone, I'll be hoping to snag mine as well.

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Good, I hope the supple meets demand and the scalpers get SC$&ED!!!

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Good luck if you still haven’t gotten one yet. Make an account early and have a payment option already connected. :)

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Kind of pointless...

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Likely all of these units getting sucked up by scalpers that deserve to die a horrible, painful, excruciating death.

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Or don't be a sucker and just wait until the rush dies down.

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