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Black Friday can be a great time to pick up some sweet, sweet discounts on some great gaming gear. We’ve cherry-picked a generous handful of good(or just current) deals on controllers, , , headsets, monitors and more that we think are actually worth buying.
You won’t find reduced prices on this year’s hottest products like the, , , , Switch Lite or their newest accessories, or on the latest and — if you can even find any of them in stock. Nor are there any reasonable deals, as far as I can tell, on any . Even the old models seem overpriced for what they offer.
It was hard to winnow it down — there are a ton of good prices, notably from Logitech, Razer and HyperX — so be on the lookout for those. All of these are available now, but we’ll be keeping an eye out for more as the discount season progresses.
Featured on our list of best Nintendo Switch controllers, the PowerA Enhanced Wireless is the closest you’ll find to Nintendo’s own Pro. It’s normally sold for around $40-$50, so even if you’re technically not saving $30, it’s still another $10 off. How low the price is depends on which model you buy, from Pokemon to Overwatch.
Gaming controllers don’t last forever and eventually you’ll need a replacement. This deal slices $20 off the regular price so you can stock up. It’s not the new controller that comes with the Xbox Series X and S, but it’s still one of the best.
Ask any gamer who makes the best wireless accessories and Logitech’s Lightspeed line is usually at the top of the list for keyboards and mice. A bunch of its gaming gear is on sale right now, but the G502 is one of the most highly recommended in its class, so it’s a good time to snap one up.
The Kain 120 Aimo is one of our picks for best budget gaming mice, and that’s at $70. For its seemingly perpetual discount down to $30, it’s a no-brainer buy if you’re on a budget.
This monitor from 2017 is no spring chicken, but for its sub-$400 discounted price you get quite a bit: quad-HD resolution (2,560×1,440) and 144Hz refresh with AMD FreeSync support.
Lauded by the car aficionados at our sister site Roadshow as one of the best racing wheels they’ve tried, the Xbox One-compatible G920 and PS4-compatible G29 have earned some attractive Black Friday savings.
SteelSeries makes some of our favorite PC gaming accessories, and the company has bundled three of its newest budget offerings into a single package — the Arctis 1 headset, Apex 3 mechanical keyboard and Rival 3 mouse — and lopped $30 off the price for Black Friday.
One of our favorite budget wired Xbox headsets is even cheaper right now. It’s basic and has the build quality of a $40 headset, but it’s comfortable, with good audio quality and microphone performance.
Razer may have updated its BlackWidow keyboard line this year, but the model it replaced is still a contender, especially at this price. Note that the price only applies to the model with the Razer Green switches (tactile and clicky).
On top of the excellent $290 price for a 32-inch, 1440p curved gaming monitor, this one also features a 144Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync Premium.