Best gaming deals this week: Save on the Xbox Series S, Ubisoft titles, ‘Hades,’ and more


UPDATE: Dec. 16, 2022, 1:30 p.m. EST This list has been updated with the latest and greatest gaming deals across the internet. Here’s a quick look:

Gaming is a pricey hobby to keep up with. Not only do a staggering number of must-play titles release each year, but they’re also expensive. (Yes, games cost $70 now.) That’s why each week, we’re bringing you the best gaming deals we can find, so you can stay in the know about the hottest new games without stressing over video game-induced debt. Whether you’re looking to catch up on your backlog with discounted titles or are hoping to freshen up your setup with some new hardware, we’ve got you covered.

PlayStation deals

Credit: Ubisoft

Why we like it

The latest entry in Ubisoft’s acclaimed franchise, 2020’s Valhalla is a superb Viking epic that “brings back classic stealth with a host of shiny new tricks for the best Assassin’s Creed game of this era,” per former senior entertainment reporter Alexis Nedd. It’s on sale for a mere $19.80 (its lowest price to date) as part of the Ubisoft Store’s Winter Sale(opens in a new tab), which brings discounts of up to 80% on select titles through Jan. 5, 2023. Pro tip: Add another game to your cart and enter HOLIDAY22 at checkout — that promo code takes an extra $10 off any order of $19.99 or more.

PlayStation games

PlayStation hardware and accessories

Xbox deals

the xbox series s with an xbox wireless controller

Credit: Microsoft

Why we like it

There’s really no better budget console on the market right now than the Xbox Series S (and Verizon has it on sale at a new all-time-low price). It’s affordable, compact, and boasts almost all of the same great features as its fancier sibling, the Xbox Series X. That includes lightning-fast load times, 120 FPS and HDR support, raytracing, and more. The only things you won’t get are the built-in disc drive or true 4K resolution of the Series X, but you’ll be able to play games in 1440p, which still looks fantastic.

Xbox games

Xbox hardware and accessories

Nintendo Switch deals

cover art for hades

Credit: Supergiant Games

Why we like it

“I haven’t met a single person who hasn’t loved Supergiant Games’ Hades,” wrote former Mashable Kellen Beck, referring to the rogue-like dungeon crawler that ran away with our 2020 Game of the Year nod. Players assume the role of Hades’ son Zagreus as he attempts to fight his way out of the underworld — an “intoxicating” journey packed with fantastic characters and “perfect” action, to quote Beck again. Grab a copy at its lowest price to date (thanks, Critically Acclaimed Partner Sale in the My Nintendo Store(opens in a new tab)) ahead of its sequel’s forthcoming release.

Nintendo Switch games

Nintendo Switch hardware and accessories

PC gaming deals

Samsung Odyssey G5 monitor

Credit: Samsung

Why we like it

Curved gaming monitors may not seem like game-changers right away, but they certainly can be. Samsung’s curved 100R panel attempts to replicate the curvature of the human eye to cut down on strain and increase immersion, which just makes playing feel better. The monitor also features a 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response times, AMD FreeSync Premium support, WQHD resolution, and HDR10 compatibility.

PC gaming monitors

PC gaming headsets

PC gaming mice

PC gaming keyboards


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