Early bird gaming gift guide: Holidays 2021 - Console edition

Published: 14:12, 22 November 2021
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Holidays are fast approaching and the season of giving will be upon us in no time. Black Friday sales on Xbox and PlayStation are a perfect starting point to any holiday shopping list.

Hello, all you early birds out there, good on you for thinking about your friends and family's gifts so far in advance. The holiday season is a couple of short weeks away and we still have the fabled Black Friday to survive and get some deals out of. With that in mind, we thought today was a good day to run down some of our picks for that very special gamer in your life. Clueless grandparents, welcome. It's ok, we struggled to understand Roblox as well.


Xbox' Black Friday sale is already live and you can take advantage of up to 67 per cent off discounts until December 2, 2021. 

Xbox games on sale - highlights

There are a bunch of games up for grabs this Black Friday sale, but here are our picks:

  • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - $38,99
  • Life is Strange: True Colors - $38,99
  • Psychonauts 2 - $41,99
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - $7,99
  • Fallout New Vegas - $4,49
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition - $9,99
  • Far Cry: Anthology Bundle - $67,49

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PlayStation's Black Friday sale offers up to 50 per cent off games and gaming accessories. A couple of "heads up" announcements: as per the official PlayStation Black Friday sale page, Sony is offering free shipping sitewide on all Holiday gifts and Black Friday deals. Additionally, consoles bought during the sale will ship free as long as you combine your order with an extra item during checkout.


DualSense Wireless Controller + NBA 2K21 Jumpstart Bundle - $54,99

Games on sale - highlights


  • Marvel's Spider-Man GOTY edition - $19,99
  • God of War - $9,99
  • Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut - $39,99
  • Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales - $29,99


  • Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales - $29,99
  • Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut - $49,99
  • The Nioh Collection - $39,99
  • Returnal - $49,99
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