There's nothing better than relaxing at home after Thanksgiving to game … unless you're relaxing at home and avoiding the Cyber Monday crush by hitting up the sales online. A new game console means hundreds of hours of entertainment with the best games. And a console bought during Black Friday means hundreds of dollars of savings.
This year the biggest names in console gaming, namely Sony PlayStation and Microsoft Xbox, have deals that include their consoles as well as bundled games, all for big savings.
Updated, Nov. 26: Confirmed deals and availability.
We have collected some of the best deals we have seen so far below. Bear in mind:
- The deals below are current as of Monday, Nov. 26 at 10:08 a.m. PT.
- CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.
- We link to the current listing at the retailer's website where one is available, but some of these deals are going fast. We'll keep updating the things change.
Best PlayStation 4 deals
PS4 Pro with Red Dead Redemption 2
This bundle is not Cyber Monday exclusive, but it is one of the few PS4 bundles remaining after Black Friday and Cyber Monday shoppers have run through various stores. GameStop's bundle included a $ 50 gift card, though it appears to be sold out at 10:00 a.m. PT Monday.
$ 399.00 at Target
See it at Gamestop (sold out)
See it at Best Buy
Sony PS4 Slim 1TB with Red Dead Redemption $ 199
We were hoping this would happen, and we were not alone. This deal briefly showed up Monday morning before Walmart ran out of inventory.
This deal has expired.
$ 200.00 at Walmart
PlayStation Plus 12-month subscription: $ 40
If you're going to be getting these bundles and games, you'll probably want to play multiplayer to take advantage of Sony's monthly selection of free games. This year's Black Friday discounts knock $ 20 off the usual $ 60 12-month PlayStation Plus subscription.
This deal is live online now.
See at Amazon
Save $ 100 on all PlayStation VR bundles, starting at $ 200
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If you do not care about those games, or the Move controllers, you can look for a variety of bundles at major retailers starting at $ 50 less. Titles include Astro Bot Rescue Mission, Firewall, and Creed: Rise to Glory, and retailers include Walmart (below) as well as Best Buy and GameStop.
The deal is out of stock now.
See at Walmart
PlayStation 4 Slim (1TB) + Spider-Man bundle: $ 200 (save $ 100) – In-store only
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If you have not bought a next-generation console yet, here's one of the best prices yet to convince you to pony up. This is the 1TB PS4 Slim version with the excellent Spider-Man, all for $ 200. It has been available since last Sunday at Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Amazon and elsewhere, and it's been going online. As of now, Best Buy is listing it as an in-store only.
See at Best Buy
Read the Sony PlayStation 4 Slim review
Best Xbox One deals
Microsoft Xbox One S 1TB with Minecraft bundle, $ 200 (save $ 100)
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If Xbox is more your speed, this deal can save you a bundle. It's currently available pretty much everywhere, and unlike the PlayStation bundles, it does not seem to be selling out. Go figure.
See at GameStop
Xbox One S review
Xbox One X 1TB for $ 400 (save $ 100)
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If you want the most powerful Xbox One X 1TB by itself, you can get it for $ 100 off from numerous retailers now.
See at Target
Xbox One X review
Xbox One X 1TB Gold Rush Special Edition Battlefield V Bundle for $ 430 (save over $ 70)
Want to kickstart your Xbox One X gaming experience? With this deal, you'll get an extra controller and Battlefield V.
This deal is live online but expect to see similar versions of it at Amazon and elsewhere. For instance, Walmart has the Xbox One X bundled with several game options for $ 429, including one with PUBG, Fallout 76 or NBA 2K19.
$ 430.00 at Best Buy
Xbox One X review
Best Nintendo Switch deals
Nintendo Switch with $ 50 GameStop voucher
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If Mario Kart is not your thing, why not supplement the brand new Nintendo Switch with $ 50, which is as close as you'll get to a Switch with a free game of your choice. Good deal.
$ 300.00 at Gamestop
Nintendo Switch Super Mario Kart Deluxe bundle
Play on your big-screen TV or on the go with the Nintendo Switch and with Super Mario Kart Deluxe as part of the package, you can hit the racetracks immediately.
The deal is in stock but currently out of stock online.
$ 299.00 at Best Buy
Nintendo Switch review
And since you're going to want more games than what you get with that new console bundle, check out our best games currently available on the, and .
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