PS4 consoles on Black Friday: pull the trigger or wait?

Whenever you choose to buy, refurbished PlayStation 4 consoles are getting cheaper.

This year's best black friday PS4 deals
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The PlayStation 5 is getting all the attention due to its new release, but the PS4 is still the best PlayStation console to get if you’re on a budget and want the best deal possible, whether or not it's Black Friday or Cyber Monday.

Black Friday 2021 is upon us, which means you've probably already started seeing ads for the best Black Friday Deals on PS4 PlayStation controllers. This time of year there is always a lot of talk about the best early deals, the best console deals, and the best deals on video games too.

It's true the PlayStation 4 consoles are cheaper than ever, but you can be sure that you'll be able to find a better price on a refurbished PS4 rather than a new one, no matter what time of year it is!

When you shop with Back Market, you don't have to wait around for a Black Friday sale. Our refurbished electronics are on sale all year long. The best part? You don't have to navigate crowded stores (like Walmart). You also don't have to wait around to shop Playstation products on Amazon Black Friday, or wait even longer for those Cyber Monday deals. 

Should I wait until Black Friday deals to buy a controller?

The short answer? No! 

Plus, if you take last year into account, the Black Friday markdowns weren't very significant. We offer substantial discounts on refurbished controllers every day of the week, all year long. Why wait? This is especially true if you want to get a head start on your holiday shopping. Word on the street is that there are already expected shipping delays for the gift-giving season. If you don't want to come up empty-handed, you should start shopping now.

Will the PS4 still get the newest games?

Yes! Sony is saying that the PS4 will get all the newest game releases until at least 2022. Some of the best PS4 games, like Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon Forbidden West, and Sackboy: A Big Adventure will be available. 

This is good news for all of you who already have the PS4 console or are thinking about buying it 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 PS 4, here's your sign to go for it! 

Even though the 4 may no longer be the newest Sony console, you can still get all the great new titles that will be released in the coming years. Why spend the extra money on an expensive PS5?

Will there be a discount for PSN on Black Friday?

PSN is known for having good deals for Black Friday, notably their 25% off reduction for annual PlayStation Plus membership. If you’re going to want to play games online, this is the deal for you. It’s also much more competitive than Microsoft’s Black Friday Xbox Live deal—$1 for 1 month of Live. 

If you take into account previous years' deals, Sony will likely slash prices yet again. This November you can expect to see markdowns on 12-month PSN subscriptions in particular. If you take into account sales on Black Friday 2020, savings on PSN are pretty easy to predict. 

Unlike controllers, you should absolutely wait until Black Friday to take advantage of major discounts on a PSN membership. As we get closer and closer to the end of November, you'll likely see smaller sale deals on the 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 also 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, but it's a good way to save in the long run!

Is PSN free?

There is a version of PSN that’s free, but the problem is that this won’t allow you to play online with friends. Just like Xbox Live, you’ll need to buy an annual or monthly subscription to get the most out of your 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 much you can do inside. Create a profile, add your friends, talk to them via the chat, and you can also win prizes like trophies. 

However, if you want to play multiplayer games online you need to sign up for and purchase a PSN subscription like the one we mentioned above. After you buy your membership, you 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 important to note that there are certain PSN services that may be free to download but not to use. For example, you can download the Netflix application to your console, but you need a separate subscription to Netflix in order to use it. The same thing applies to other apps like Amazon Prime.

What is the Best PS4 to buy?

There are three different PS4 consoles to choose from. You've probably seen different types of PS4 bundles out there. Some include different types of controllers (VR controllers in particular), the top games, or other kinds of the best PS4 accessories. As far as consoles go, choose between the standard PS4, the PS4 Slim, and the PS4 Pro. 

If you want the PS4 with the best possible graphics and have a 4K TV, consider paying a little extra to buy the PS4 Pro. This is the only PS4 model that gives you 4K resolution and comes with better HDR—high dynamic range. What does this mean? Colors will look better and the image will have more contrast.

Back Market offers PS4 controller deals every day, no matter what time of year. That's the difference between us and places that only offer savings a few times a year. Our advice? Get a jump start on your Black Friday shopping with us. 

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