The 2016 Holiday Shopping season kicked off by Black Friday 2016 on November 25 will see deals in new product categories.
Virtual Reality is here with mobile VR, desktop VR and console VR. While Samsung's Gear VR was already a big hit during Black Friday last year, Black Friday 2016 will see the first Black Friday deals on desktop VR systems including the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. The dominating virtual reality system of the 2016 Holiday Shopping season will though be the Sony PlayStation VR.
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If Sony can make enough of the PS VR headset then we will see the first deals on the $399 and $499 PS VR bundles. Retailers will very likely offer Black Friday 2016 deals on PS4 and PS VR headset bundles. Besides the hardware necessary for virtual reality, these bundles will including VR enabled games.
These bundles will be the most affordable entry into home virtual reality for the Holidays. Because of the attractive Sony PlayStation VR solution, there will be big savings on the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Expect especially attractive Black Friday 2016 deals on VR Headset and Windows 10 PC bundles.
Another product segment that is reaching critical mass is smart home. From Apple TV to smart LED lights. There will be plenty of smart home products to chose from this fall. We expect many Black Friday deals on starter sets and bundles.
Black Friday 2016 is on November 25, 2016, but as in the past years the Black Friday sales begin much earlier. The pre Black Friday 2016 sales begin on on the weekend of October 29. The most important Black Friday 2016 sales week will kick off on Sunday, November 20 ending with Cyber Monday 2016 on November 28.
Black Friday is 2 days earlier this year than last year. There are still over 200 days until Black Friday 2016. There is still enough time to save up. Besides the new categories of virtual reality and smart home, the most popular Black Friday 2016 deals will be on TVs, video games, smartphones and computers.
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