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Get Ready for Black Friday

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This time of the year on Black Friday (29th November) you can find some great bargains to get new game consoles and games for your family.

Before you scour the online and in-store listings you should take some time to understand what technology would be the best fit for your family.

Buying a console, this might be whether you want more storage or save money with less storage. The additional space will ensure you can install more games and save more gaming videos without having to juggle space on the hard drive.

You should also consider which version of the console to buy. Do you want high-end visuals of the PlayStation 4 Pro or would the slightly cheaper PlayStation 4 work fine for you? This depends on how big the screen is that you will play and whether you will notice the better visuals from the higher end machines. Remember that this also applies to watching movies on the system as well as playing games.

Another good item to keep an eye out for is peripherals. In the family, being able to add additional controllers can make a big difference to how you play. You can opt for more official "first party" controllers or you can also find officially licensed controllers from other manufacturers that are also a good option.

Finally, if there's a particular game you want to play on the new console, make sure you buy the appropriate system that supports it. Also, keep an eye out for bundles that offer the game at a packed in price as this can extend the savings.

Whatever the deal you are looking for on black Friday, a bit of research ahead of time can make sure you get the best value from your purchase.

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Andrew Robertson
Andy Robertson is the editor of AskAboutGames and has written for national press and broadcast about video games and families for over 15 years. He has just published the Taming Gaming book with its Family Video Game Database.