Is Black Friday a Good Time for the Gaming Industry?


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By Dine Racoma, freelance writer.

Each year at around the same time, bargain hunters and shoppers from certain countries around the world can take advantage of some amazing deals thanks to a period known as Black Friday.

Traditionally, in the US, where Black Friday started more than 60 years ago, it refers to the day after the Thanksgiving Day holiday or the last Thursday in November. The question being asked here is, is Black Friday a good time for the gaming industry?

Which countries celebrate Black Friday?

Black Friday started in America in the 1950s, and it traditionally marks the start of the Christmas shopping season in the United States. Black Friday also now occurs in most other countries around the world where Thanksgiving is celebrated, and it generally happens annually towards the end of November.

Apart from the US, some of the other main regions around the world that also celebrate Black Friday, where you can find some fantastic online deals include the following:

  • The United Kingdom
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Germany
  • Mexico
  • Italy
  • Poland
  • Sweden
  • India
  • Canada
  • France

As each year passes, more and more countries are being added to this list as they start to become aware of the benefits of Black Friday. Many of the major retailers in these countries have Black Friday-themed sales, and it’s not just one day of sales. In fact, it also covers Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The Monday straight after Black Friday has become known as Cyber Monday, and on this day, people can find huge savings on smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops, and other computing/electronic devices and gadgets. Buyers can also find plenty of lucrative deals for some of today’s best online games at these same Black Friday websites. You could say that Black Friday is a win-win situation for both the players and the businesses.

Is Black Friday a good time for the gaming industry?

Black Friday is a good time for the industry because consumers can afford new gaming PCs or video game consoles that they otherwise couldn’t afford. They can also buy games to own or spend more money on a variety of add-ons (e.g., in-app items, such as upgrades, loot boxes, skins, weapons, health, access to higher levels, and much more).

What are the best PCs for gaming in 2022 that are cheaper on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Almost every major retailer and trusted online merchant that sells gaming PCs and other electronic devices will have a sale section where their target market can find Black Friday prices that are slightly cheaper than normal. Some of these devices may only have $/€/£20, or $/€/£50 knocked off the normal retail price, but if you’re really lucky, you may be able to find some amazing half-price deals, which is why you should always shop around.

Some of the best laptops and desktop computers for gaming in 2022 that can handle the high-end, more graphically demanding games, such as Far Cry 6, Red Dead Redemption 2, Halo Infinite, and Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, are the following impressive devices:

  • Alienware Aurora R13 (PC tower)
  • Corsair One i300 (PC tower)
  • HP Omen 30L (PC tower)
  • MSI Aegis RS 11th (PC tower)
  • Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 (laptop)
  • Razer Blade 15 4K (laptop)
  • Alienware m17 R5 (laptop)

Which online stores have the best Black Friday deals?

One of the most popular stores where people can find some great Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals is Amazon, and some of the other trusted online stores where you can also find similar deals are AliExpress, eBay, Newegg, Zappos, Target,, and A few of these come with free shipping, and others charge a small fee. Additionally, shoppers may also need to register an account and provide the websites with certain details before they can buy any of their products. It’s best to find a trusted seller before handing over any personal information or preferred payment method details.

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