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If you thought Black Friday was gonna be the only time you’d be flushing your video game money down the toilet, you were wrong. Retailers and publishers know gamers will be receiving some extra cash this holiday season (thanks, Grandma!), and now they’re revealing all sorts of new gaming deals, with some of them even being better than what was seen on Black Friday. After combing through several retailer ads, as well as deals on the PSN, Xbox Live and Steam Holiday Sale, here are some of the best deals for you to throw your hard-earned money at.
Before we get to individual games, lets take a look at the consoles. There were some pretty good deals on Black Friday, but some retailers are now matching those deals. All Xbox One S bundles are marked down $50, but if you purchase one through Xbox.com you’ll receive a $30 gift card for a number of stores, including Target and Best Buy. That means you can get an Xbox One S bundle for around $220 net total. That deal ends Christmas Eve at midnight, though, so if you want to get in on it, better move quick. If you’re looking for a PS4, Best Buy is offering a $250 PS4 Slim with a $50 gift card.
Seeing as most gamers already have at least one of these consoles, though, lets move onto the games themselves. Both Steam’s Winter Sale and Xbox Live’s Countdown Sale started on the 22nd. Steam’s runs through January 2nd and Xbox’s runs through January 9th. Meanwhile, PSN’s Holiday Sale has been going on for a couple weeks and ends Wednesday, December 27th.
If you feel like trying out one of the most disliked games of the year, Infinite Warfare is $39 on Xbox Live, PSN and Steam, or you can get it bundled with Overwatch for $60 at GameStop, which makes it sound like they’re trying to get rid of copies of one of those games. For $40 you can Dishonored 2 on Xbox Live or Watch Dogs 2 on Amazon. For $30 you can pick up Dark Souls 3 on Xbox Live and Steam or GTA V and Hitman on all three platforms. $20 can get you some really good and fairly recent games as well, including Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on Steam, Metal Gear Solid V on Xbox Live, and Rainbow Six Siege on PSN.
Steam’s Winter Sale keeps crashing and coming back up due to all the gamers with money burning through their pockets hitting the servers at the same time. If you’re able to get in while the website is running smoothly, here are some highlight deals to look out for: Street Fighter V, Owlboy, and Doom are each on sale for $20. Fallout 4 is also $20, and you can also get the Season Pass which comes with all the DLC for just $50. If you didn’t experience the frustration-inducing The Division and No Man’s Sky, then you really
dodged a bullet missed out. Those games have dropped to $25 and $36 respectively. If you still haven’t played The Witcher III, the Game of the Year Edition is on sale for $40 on Steam, and that comes with all the DLC and expansions.
The real bread and butter of Steam are the smaller indie and retro titles, though, so lets take a look at those. For less than $15, you can get Hyper Light Drifter and ARK. $10 will get you 7 Days to Die. Resident Evil 4 is $7, and the rest of the Resident Evil franchise is on discount as well. Invisible Ink is only $6.
On the Xbox Live Countdown Sale, we have daily deals (for example, every episode of Life is Strange for only $5). There are also weekly deals going on, and this one’s pretty nuts. One highlight is the Titanfall 2 and Battlefield 1 Deluxe Edition bundle for $75. If you’re looking for the ultimate boy band road trip that is Final Fantasy XV, Xbox Live has it for just $45. It is cheaper on Amazon ($40), but Xbox Live is also offering the $25 DLC on discount, so players can get the whole game for just $63. For just $40, you can pick up Skyrim Special Edition, Forza Horizon 3 and Battlefield 1. Other Xbox exclusives are also on sale, such as Gears of War 4 for just $33, and Halo 5 and ReCore at $20. While its not available on Xbox Live, you can get the Xbox exclusive Dead Rising 4 for $30 at GameStop.
PlayStation sales aren’t quite as exciting as either of those, but they have their fair share of deals. If you’re itching for more Star Wars after watching Rogue One (and who isn’t), the Ultimate Edition of Battlefront with all its DLC is just $27, including the Rogue One Scarab DLC. And if you want to get back into Shadow of Mordor and its 4K update, its available for just $11. If you have less than ten dollars, you can torture yourself with Bloodborne for only $8, or you can experience the indie game Oxenfree, also $8.
These are a lot of amazing deals, and may cause some gamers to froth at the mouth at just the mere sight of them. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, just keep calm and throw as much money at the screen as you can.