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Sim Racing Black Friday 2023: A Retrospective

Sim Racing Black Friday 2023: A Retrospective

, by Mark Verwoert, 1 min reading time

From racing wheels and pedals to cockpits and accessories, there was something for everyone to save on this year.

Key Highlights

    • Major brands like PlaySeat, Trak Racer, and MOZA Racing offered discounts of up to 20% off on select products.
    • iRacing offered a 25% discount on their annual membership, making it an attractive option for new and existing subscribers.
  • There was a noticeable increase in demand for sim racing products, with many brands selling out of stock quickly.

Impact on the Sim Racing Community

The Black Friday sales of 2023 helped to introduce sim racing to a wider audience and also gave existing sim racers the opportunity to upgrade their setups. It's yet another sign that our community is growing ever stronger. As the cocreation between professional racing and sim racing increases, it will create even more osmosis. The future looks bright for sim racing. As the popularity increases, better products for better prices will enter the scene. MOZA Racing being one of those examples. 

Looking Ahead

With the success of the 2023 Black Friday sales, brands are likely to continue to offer deep discounts on sim racing products in the future. This is good news for sim racers, who can expect to find even better deals on the latest gear.

Overall, the 2023 Black Friday sim racing sales were a positive event for the industry. Brands saw a significant increase in sales, and sim racers were able to save money on essential gear. The sim racing community is expected to continue to grow in the coming years, and the Black Friday sales are likely to be even more competitive in the future.

Next year we'll continue to use our Black Friday information page as a central place to see all the deals happening, with links to all of the products on sale.


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We aim to create a comprehensive repository to help you make your sim racing gear decisions. Check out some of our other detailed articles:

> A Beginner's Guide to a Sim Racing Setup: This article provides an overview of your entire setup.

> Best Sim Racing Cockpits: This article recommends the top ten cockpits for all budgets and compares ~70% of all the cockpits on the market in a simple table.

> The Wheel Base Guide: A comparison of every single wheel base on the market. We show the torque, platform compatibility, price and other relevant information in tables. We also have an article that analyses the value of entry-level direct drives, and one that recommends Xbox wheel bases.

> The Steering Wheel Guide: See types of wheels and the other considerations when buying one. We also have one that ranks the 12 Best F1 Steering Wheels.

> The Wheel Compatibility Guide: See the bolt patterns and QR Hubs of all the major wheel and wheel base brands.

> The Shifter and Handbrake Guide: A comparison of every sim racing stick shifter and handbrake on the market.

> The Pedal Guide: A comparison of all the budget and entry-level pedal sets, and the most popular mid-range and high-end pedal sets on the market.

> How to Earn Money in Sim Racing: An overview of the various ways in which you can get income from your favourite hobby.

We've started a series of posts where we spotlight different brands. To start off with, check out our spotlight on Moza Racing, and our spotlight on Simons Gaming Solutions, an up-and-coming manufacturer.

We also publish sim related news, like analysing the value of the Fanatec ClubSport DD, reviewing the Fanatec QR2 or looking at the latest WRC updates. You can also find articles about us, like this article about our visit to the recent ADAC Sim Racing Expo.

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