Playstation 4 Black Friday Deals 2016: Where to get a discounted PS4 this year

Source: AP
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The Sony PlayStation 4 video gaming console is ridiculously popular, making it a great choice for gamers looking for discounts this Black Friday. The PS4 has had to compete with other video gaming consoles like the Nintendo Wii U and Xbox One by Microsoft. People prefer the PS4 for many reasons, and the device offers a lot for gamers.

Why buy the PS4?

What sets the PlayStation 4 apart? Its accelerated processing unit combines both the CPU, or the central processing unit (sometimes called the "brains" of a computer or device), with the GPU, or graphics processing unit, which is responsible for lighting effects and creating impressive 3D effects.

OK, but what does that mean for gameplay? Many players say the PlayStation 4 has better graphics, for starters, something that fans of the device rank highly as why they enjoy the device so much. There's also access to the rest of the gaming community, allowing you to play with your friends in real-time across the globe.

A PlayStation 4 controller
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The controller got some heavy upgrades, too: It includes a touchpad component, similar to what you see on laptop computers, making gameplay more swipe friendly. And 2016 upgrades to the device — including PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim — means an even more enhanced gaming experience,

And now, there are some huge Black Friday deals going on for the PS4. There's no excuse any longer: You can now afford to get this revolutionary gaming system at a decent price.

Walmart

The retail giant is offering a pretty sweet deal on the PS4 Slim — and a way to earn some extra spending cash for your friends and family. The bundle deal at Walmart includes a PlayStation 4 Slim, plus Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, all for just $249, a $50 savings. To sweeten the deal, Walmart is throwing in a $30 gift card to help with your other Christmas shopping. Buy this gift for yourself, and then buy something for a loved one with the gift card!

Best Buy

Another big box store is offering a similar deal. Best Buy's Black Friday PlayStation 4 deal is $249.99, and includes Uncharted 4 with its bundle, as well as two additional games, Ratchet and Clank and The Last of Us. Best Buy is also offering some savings on some PS4 accessories. The PlayStation Camera, which ordinarily retails for $59.99, is discounted by $30 during their Black Friday event.

A PlayStation 4 on display
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Target

Target's PS4 deal is similar. You can save $50 on the purchase of a new PlayStation 4. Target is also offering a significant discount when you purchase additional games for the PS4. There is a 50% discount on some big-name sports games, like Madden NFL 17 and FIFA 17. All three are on sale for $29.99 each.

Kohl's

You may not ordinarily think of Kohl's as the place to go for the latest tech deals, but Kohl's is offering a huge deal on the PlayStation 4 this Black Friday. Its deal is like all the others — an Uncharted 4 bundle pack with the purchase of a PS4 Slim for $249.99. But it comes with $75 in Kohl's Cash, allowing you to do some major Black Friday shopping after your purchase.

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