A note from the editor: Jelly Deals is a new deals site launched by our parent company, Gamer Network, with a mission to find the best bargains out there. (It also has the best name.) We’ve invited the Jelly Deals team to share a daily roundup of (mostly) gaming-related bargains with us for Black Friday, so we can pass their tips on to you. Full disclosure: if you make a purchase from one of these links, we will receive a small commission from the retailer. Hopefully you’ll find it useful!
UPDATED 25/11/16 19:00 Tesco has a truly ridiculous deal for the PS4 Slim, possibly by mistake: 500GB console, Uncharted 4, Titanfall 2, Mafia 3, FIFA 17, Dishonored 2 and Battlefield 1 for £280. On the budget end, Amazon has an Xbox One S with Minecraft and Forza Horizon 3 for £199.
ORIGINAL STORY: You Today is Black Friday, the phenomenon that since its American inception many years ago and gradual acceptance by many other countries since, changed the way retail works in the run up to Christmas.
Retailers across the UK, who have already been slashing prices in-store and online, will be battling to be the ones to offer the cheapest, best value console bundles on various models of Xbox One and PS4.
Having pored over all the available offers, it seems like the majority of PS4 bundles are for the newer Slim design in its 500GB and 1TB form factors, rather than the more expensive PS4 Pro, which seems to have been left out of all price cuts this year. Most notably from the bundles we found was a PS4 1TB Slim Call of Duty Infinite Warfare bundle for £249.85, which includes Modern Warfare Remastered.
Xbox bundles have been almost entirely focused on the 500GB Xbox One S, with different retailers offering a variety of games free with consoles. Amazon is currently in the lead, coming in just below £200.
Perhaps surprisingly, there is a distinct lack of discounts on Nintendo’s Wii U console in any form. With the Switch coming in a matter of months, this was one of the consoles most expected to have its price cut.
If you want some cheap games, take a look at the more comprehensive lists of Xbox One and PS4 Black Friday deals, which we’ve been updating throughout the week.