Black Friday is set to be a big disappointment for gaming

Console gamers resting their hopes on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox discounts should prepare for the worst

A gamer uses a PS4 controller
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Every November, Black Friday promises the year's biggest and best discounts, and every November it delivers. But if you were biding your time and keeping your fingers crossed that this was going to be your month to seal the deal on a next-generation PlayStation or Xbox, then you should brace yourself for bad news.

The recurring stock issues have marred the release of both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S and X since their release in the Fall of last year aren't about to resolve themselves before the peak pre-holidays buying season.

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