Are PS4 Black Friday deals worth it?

Updated Oct 4, 2022 - The PS5 may be buzzworthy this year, but it's hard to get your hands on one these days. Meanwhile, you can still find deals on refurbished PS4 consoles. If you want the best value for your money, check out these PS4 Black Friday deals. The best part? These low prices last all year long.

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Are Black Friday PlayStation sales worth the wait?

Thanks to supply chain struggles, a PlayStation 5 is hard to find— but luckily the PS4 is still the best PlayStation console to get, especially if you’re on a budget. Gamers who want the best deal possible should shop sales on the PS4, whether or not it's Black Friday or Cyber Monday.

Now that Black Friday 2022 is upon us, you've probably already started seeing ads for the best Black Friday Deals on PS4 consoles and PlayStation controllers. This time of year, there is always a lot of buzz about the best early deals, the best console deals, and the best deals on video games too.

No matter what time of year it is, Back Market has deals on expertly refurbished PlayStation 4 consoles (and all the controllers and accessories to go with them, too)!

Shopping on Back Market means you don't have to wait around for a Black Friday sale. Our refurbished electronics are on sale all year long. Even better, you can skip the long lines at crowded big-box stores. You can shop anytime without worrying about missing out on a better sale, unlike other online stores. Forget worrying about Cyber Monday deals and know that you're getting the best possible price at a time that's convenient for you instead.

Should I wait for Black Friday deals to buy a PS4 controller?

The short answer is no. Over the past few years, most retailers didn't offer significant Black Friday discounts on PlayStation controllers.

At Back Market, we're able to offer substantial discounts on refurbished controllers every day of the week, all year long. Whether you want to get a head start on your holiday shopping or you've been putting off getting a controller because you're hoping for a sale, there's no reason to wait any longer. Plus, every purchase on Back Market comes with a minimum 12-month warranty and 30 days to change your mind, so you can shop worry-free all year long.

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Will the PS4 still get the newest games?

Yes! According to Sony, the PS4 will get all the newest game releases through at least 2022. Some of the best PS4 games, like Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon Forbidden West, and Sackboy: A Big Adventure are available for PS4. 

This is good news for gamers who already have the PS4 console or are thinking about buying one in the near future. The migration from one generation to another will not be as drastic as Sony previously suggested. If you were having second thoughts about investing in a PS4, here's your sign to go for it! 

Instead of overspending on a PS5 (if you're able to find one), you can still enjoy your favorite games and keep some cash in your pocket with a used and refurbished PS4.

Will there be a discount for PSN on Black Friday?

PSN usually has good deals for Black Friday. Noteworthy past deals have included up to 25% off an annual PlayStation Plus membership. If you’re planning to play games online with your PS4, this is the deal for you. It’s also much more competitive than Microsoft’s previous Black Friday Xbox Live deal, which was $1 for 1 month of Live. 

Looking at deals from previous years, Sony will likely offer good deals on PSN again this year. This November, keep an eye out for markdowns on 12-month PSN subscriptions in particular. If you take into account sales on Black Friday 2020, it's pretty easy to see why many people predict there will be savings on PSN again this year. 

Unlike with PlayStation controllers, a PSN membership is worth waiting for Black Friday to take advantage of major discounts. As we get closer to the end of November, you'll likely see smaller sales on the PSN membership, but try to hold off if you can. It's also the best time of year to renew your subscription if you already have one. You can even buy several years' worth of membership at once. It's unclear whether or not there is a limit on how many years you can buy at one time, but it's a good way to rack up long term savings.

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Is PSN free?

There is a free version of PSN, but it won’t allow you to play online with friends. Just like with Xbox Live, you’ll need to buy an annual or monthly subscription to get the most out of your PlayStation console.

You need to sign up for a PSN account in order to access the online world. It's free to sign up, and once you do, there is plenty you can do inside. You can create a profile, add your friends, talk to friends via the chat, and enter to win prizes like trophies. 

However, if you want to play multiplayer games online, you'll need to purchase a paid PSN subscription like the one we mentioned above. After you buy your membership, you'll have access to in-store deals and monthly free games. 

Note: free-to-play games are exempt from this rule. If you’re looking to play a title like Call of Duty: Warzone online, you won’t need to buy the premium subscription.

It's also important to note that there are certain PSN services that are free to download, but may require a paid subscription to use. For example, you can download the Netflix application to your console for free, but you'll need a separate Netflix subscription in order to watch content on it. 

What is the best PS4 to buy on Black Friday?

There are three different PS4 consoles to choose from:

  • the standard PS4
  • the PS4 Slim
  • the PS4 Pro

You've probably also seen different types of PS4 bundles. Some PlayStation bundles include different types of controllers (such as VR controllers), popular games, or some of the many other PS4 accessories. 

If you want the PS4 console with the best possible graphics and have a 4K TV, consider buying the PS4 Pro. It costs a bit more than the standard or Slim models, but the PS4 Pro is the only model that offers 4K resolution. The PS4 Pro also comes with better high dynamic range (HDR), so colors will look better and images will have more contrast.

Back Market offers PS4 console and controller deals every day, no matter what time of year. If you're looking to start your Black Friday or Cyber Monday shopping early, you're in the right place. There's no need to wait for sales that only happen a few times a year elsewhere when you can find the best deals on PS4 at Back Market all year long.

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