Screenshot of rumored Walmart Black Friday deal includes a half-price Sony PS4 1 TB Slim console and a Nintendo Switch for under US$200
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It’s very important to start this off with a disclaimer: This supposed leaked image (see below) of a planned Walmart sale advert could very easily be fake and all the information it contains should be taken with copious amounts of salt. However, if it is all genuine then there are going to be some very happy brand-new console owners at the end of November.
The screenshot displays no less than five fantastic console deals that will undoubtedly have potential buyers saving up their spare change in time for Black Friday, which this year lands on November 29. There’s the already mentioned Nintendo Switch console that has been reduced from US$299 to just US$199, and the Nintendo Switch Lite is also included, with US$50 being knocked off it so that gamers can enjoy the handheld device that comes in gray, turquoise, or yellow for US$149.
It seems reasonable to sound some more alarm bells right now, with the Nintendo Switch Lite having only been released at the end of September and therefore unlikely to be submitted to any deep cost-cutting marketing strategies just yet. But one can hope, especially when a Microsoft Xbox One S 1TB All Digital console with Minecraft, Sea of Thieves, and Forza Horizon 3 all preinstalled is apparently going to be offered for US$149, down from US$249.
Sony’s PlayStation is also represented in the purported Walmart Black Friday sale with two SKUs offered at enticing prices. US$100 has been shaved off the Sony PS4 1 TB Pro to bring it down to US$299, and if you want to pick up an unbeatable PlayStation 4 bargain then you would struggle to find a better deal than picking up a Sony PS4 1 TB Slim console for just US$149. That’s a discount of US$150, or over half price, from the previous figure of US$299.
There have been accusations of Photoshopping, and there are some obvious aliasing issues affecting the text and especially around the green circle behind the Xbox, although the original poster of the screenshot has claimed that it is an incomplete test advert, which is why it looks so raw. It’s a practically mouth-watering image, and it really seems too good to be true, which it probably is as the old adage demands.