This year's best black friday PS4 deals

Black Friday PS4 Deals in 2023

Updated Nov 1, 2023 - When is the best time to buy a PlayStation 4? You can look for Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals in 2023 or buy and save anytime on Back Market.

PlayStation 4 console deals in 2023: what to expect

When the PlayStation 4 was released in 2013, it cost $399 and that price has stayed fairly stable throughout the years. However, if you're looking for a discount on the PS4 console, you're likely to find some price drops around Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping seasons. But that doesn't mean these are the best savings you'll find on the PS4 this year.

For example, last year in 2022 TechRadar reported a $100 discount for the PS4 Pro (1TB) on GameStop. You can also currently find a PS4 console and Call of Duty: Modern Warefare II bundle on the PlayStation Direct Store for $299.99.

You'll likely find similar pricing in the $300 range for the PS4 console or console and game bundles during Black Friday in 2023. While those prices will ultimately save you money, you can still find better PlayStation discounts on refurbished sites like Back Market. Currently, Back Market has the PS4 (500 GB) starting at $199.60, so you don't even need to wait for Black Friday deals to save up to $100.*

*Starting price on as of Nov 2023

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Is Black Friday the best time to buy a PlayStation 4?

The short answer is no, but there's no denying that the average price of a PlayStation 4 will likely be lower during the Black Friday season across popular stores and online retailers. However, you probably won't find any huge discounts on the PS4 console by itself.

That's because most retailers offer bundle sales on the PS4, which allow you to buy the console and a popular game or accessory. That might be great if you already plan on buying the game that's included with the bundle. Based on past sales, you'll basically get a free game with your console purchase.

If you're solely looking for the best price on a PS4 console, then you don't need to wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday. You can get the best discounts by shopping for refurbished consoles on Back Market, where quality is just like new for a fraction of the price of new.

Current starting price for refurbished PlayStation 4 Slim: $160

Current starting price for refurbished PlayStation 4: $199

Current starting price for refurbished PlayStation 4 Pro: $246

Will there be Black Friday PS4 controller deals?

PS4 controllers normally cost around $65, so you'll be lucky to find a deal on Black Friday that will save you any more than $10-20.

That said, instead of waiting and hoping to find a deal on a controller this year, you might want to consider buying a refurbished PS4 controller. Right now on Back Market, you can find a Sony DualShock 4 controller starting at $45 or ~31% off compared to buying new from*

*Price as of Nov 2023

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Are deals on the PS4 still worth it in 2023?

Simply put, yes, the PS4 is still an excellent gaming console even in 2023 and remains the 5th best-selling gaming console of all time. Not to mention, the PS4 is backwards compatible with all previous PlayStation console games, so you won't have a shortage of entertainment to choose from.

So if your gaming budget doesn't allow you to get the newest $300+ console plus games and accessories, then you're going to be really happy buying a PS4 in the $200 range. You can also be confident in your PS4 purchase from Back Market which comes with free standard shipping, a 30-day money-back guarantee and a 1-year warranty.

However, if you have $300-500 in your budget, you may want to consider buying a PS5 instead. They are well-stocked unlike in 2022 and there are several games that are exclusive to PS5 that you won't be able to play on the PS4 including Marvel's Spider-Man 2, Final Fantasy 16 and Silent Hill 2 Remake. Keep an eye on refurbished PlayStation 5 prices for even more savings.

Miguel G.

Written by Miguel G.Sr. Tech Copywriter (US)

Miguel is always looking for new ways to provide unique perspective on popular tech and has taken his writing to the refurbished industry to promote sustainability. Outside of creating content, you might find him travelling the globe, coaching a fitness class, or cheering on his favorite sports teams (Go Dolphins!)

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