The Best PSVR Deals - Black Friday 2017

The best deals and buying advice for PSVR this Black Friday.

4 months ago by Morgan Shaver

Last year, gamers looking for deals on the latest VR gear, notably the PlayStation VR, were left disappointed with both the lack of discounts and limited stock. Fortunately, we likely won’t see a repeat of last year’s scenario during Black Friday 2017. Be sure to keep the Black Friday date of November 24th in mind if you’re looking to pick up a PSVR.

Also keep in mind that because this is the first real Black Friday where the PSVR is discounted, it’s sure to be a hot item. To help you prepare for the PSVR discount madness, we’ve put together an overview of what deals you can expect during Black Friday 2017.

The Best PlayStation VR Deals - Black Friday 2017

First and foremost, you can expect the PlayStation VR unit itself to be discounted during Black Friday 2017. As of right now, buying a PSVR will set you back $399 for the standalone unit and $499 for the Launch Bundle which includes a game, PlayStation Camera, and two PlayStation Move controllers. While there will be better pricing on the system in comparison to last year, don’t expect a hefty discount.

Seeing the standalone unit’s price slashed to $349 and the Launch Bundle to $449 seems the most likely scenario at this point (and that’s being generous). Other things that may be discounted during Black Friday 2017 are the PSVR accessories. So, if you already own the base PSVR but are looking to pick up a PlayStation Camera or Move controllers, you can expect to see the price of both reduced during Black Friday 2017.

Sony

Sony created a blog post detailing some of the notable deals you'll find on PlayStation VR systems. Below, we've listed some of the best PSVR deals from Sony during Black Friday 2017: 

  • PlayStation VR Gran Turismo Sport Bundle - $299.99
  • PlayStation VR Skyrim Bundle - $349.99

GameStop

GameStop officially released their Black Friday 2017 ad, and in it are some notable deals on PlayStation VR. Below, we've listed some of the best PSVR deals found at GameStop during Black Friday 2017:

  • PSVR Headset - $199.99
  • PlayStation VR Gran Turismo Sport Bundle - $299.99

Best Buy

Best Buy recently released their full Black Friday ad, and as you'd expect, there's a solid PlayStation VR discount up for grabs. Here are some of the best PSVR deals found at Best Buy during Black Friday 2017: 

Target

Target decided to leak their Black Friday ad early, revealing discounts on the PlayStation 4 VR headsets starting November 24th. Here are some of the best PSVR deals from Target for Black Friday 2017:

  • PlayStation VR Headset - $199.99 ($100 savings)

Newegg

Newegg recently released their 20-page Black Friday 2017 flyer, and in it are discounts on a PlayStation VR bundle. Below, we've listed the best PlayStation VR deals from Newegg during Black Friday 2017: 

  • PlayStation VR Gran Turismo Sport Bundle - $299.99

WalMart

WalMart leaked their Black Friday 2017 ad roughly two weeks before Black Friday. In the ad, you'll find deals on PlayStation VR headsets starting on November 24th. Here are some of the best PSVR deals from WalMart for Black Friday 2017: 

  • PSVR Gran Turismo Sport VR Bundle - $299.99

Dell

Recently, leaked Black Friday 2017 deals from Dell have been posted. Among them, deals on gaming equipment including PSVR. Below, you'll find an early look at Dell's PSVR deals during Black Friday 2017:

  • PlayStation VR Headset & Camera Bundle w/Gran Turismo Sport - $299.99 ($100 savings)

The Best PlayStation VR Game Deals on Black Friday

Along with the possible PSVR discounts listed above, you can expect PSVR games to receive notable price cuts as well. Right now, there are two different types of PSVR games. Ones that are exclusive to the PSVR, and PS4 games that are compatible with PSVR. Games you may see discounts on during Black Friday 2017 include:

  • Worlds: The default option for new owners, Worlds includes several discrete games/experiences that showcase the potential of the system. The deep-sea dive and London heist options are particularly good.
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard: You don't need PSVR to play Resident Evil 7, but it's probably the optimal way to play this reboot, which is a terrifying return to form for Capcom's long-running survival horror series.
  • Batman: Arkham VR: A standalone Batman experience that takes full advantage of virtual reality, this is one of the best pure experiences for the headset.

Those are our top picks, but there are plenty of other compatible titles. Hopefully we'll see some of these discounted during Black Friday 2017:

  • Battlezone
  • DOOM
  • VFR DriveClub
  • Eagle Flight
  • EVE: Valkyrie
  • Farpoint
  • Job Simulator
  • Loading Human
  • Moto Racer 4
  • RIGS Mechanized Combat League
  • Robinson: The Journey
  • StarBlood Arena
  • Star Trek: Bridge Crew
  • Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
  • Werewolves Within

What Do I Need To Use PlayStation VR?

Virtual reality units often have all sorts of weird requirements, but PlayStation VR is actually fairly accessible - providing you don't mind a lot of cabling. Here's what you need:

Required

  • PlayStation 4
  • PlayStation VR (includes headset, base unit, and cables)
  • PlayStation Camera (included in the Launch Bundle but not the standalone set)

Optional

  • PlayStation Move (the preferred input method for some games)
  • PlayStation 4 Pro (can help improve performance)

In terms of your environment, PlayStation VR can be played in quite a confined space. You'll need to be quite near to your TV because the cables all hook into the PS4 and the camera needs to be able to see you clearly, but you don't need a huge amount of space around you and it's fine to play sitting down.

Check back closer to Black Friday to see whether there are any PlayStation VR deals!