Black Friday may not be until November 27, but many deals are already live, and that includes Sony’s PSN Black Friday sale. Coming not long after the launch of its new next-gen system, you’ll be able to get a handful of PS5 games at a discount, along with a ton of great PS4 games that can also be played–and sometimes enhanced–on PS5. This should be of particular interest to PS5 Digital edition owners, who otherwise can’t take advantage of many Black Friday sales, which tend to skew toward physical editions of games.
Most notable are the deals involving PS5 games. Watch Dogs: Legion, which launched just last month, gets you access to both the PS4 and PS5 versions for $40.19. The same will be true for Madden NFL 21 once the PS5 version launches in December, and you can get yourself access to that for $34.79. No Man’s Sky has a PS5 edition out now, and you can get it and the PS4 version for $30. Ghost of Tsushima uses PS5’s Game Boost to improve the experience and recently got a free multiplayer mode and raid; it can be had for $40.19. And Control: Ultimate Edition packs in one of 2019’s best games, its DLC, and access to the PS5 version coming in early 2021 for only $20.
One of this year’s best games, Final Fantasy VII Remake, has dropped to $39.59, although that doesn’t have a native PS5 version available. Two other major PS4-exclusive releases from this year, The Last of Us Part II and Persona 5 Royal, are down to $30 each.
As noted above, you can expect to get various enhancements when playing PS4 games on PS5. They vary on a game-by-game basis but can include reduced loading times and improved frame rates and resolutions. Also bear in mind that a select number of great PS4 games (including ones on sale, such as God of War) are now included for free in the PlayStation Plus Collection on PS5, so you may be better off taking advantage of a PS Plus Black Friday deal.
The PSN Black Friday sale is a big one, but we’ve picked out some highlights below. The sale has not been officially detailed by Sony as of yet, but according to PSN listings, you can expect it to run until December 1. Bear in mind that, if you don’t care about the difference between digital and physical games, you may find better prices on physical ones; you can see all the best Black Friday gaming deals in our roundup.
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