We’re speeding headlong into tax season and, while most folks haven’t even begun to think about their W-2s, early birds are in for a treat. Retailers are marking down games for buyers with freshly replenished pockets. Overall, it’s a pretty good time of year to buy, but Feb. 24 is specifically one of the best days of the year for gaming sales. Games, consoles and collectibles are being marked down at GameStop on Feb. 24 for its Pro Day Sale. The discounts are only available for Pro members, but membership is only $14.99 per year and if you sign up, the fee will pay for itself after you buy just one game.
If you’re looking for something to play some of your new games on, HP is offering discounts on its Omen-brand gaming laptops. With the shortage of graphics cards making it more difficult to assemble a gaming rig, it’s as good a time as any to buy one that’s already set up for you. This sale also ends on Feb. 24, so you have to take advantage of this deal quickly.
- Xbox One S Madden NFL 18 bundle at Amazon for $229.99 (usually $279.99).
- Playstation VR bundles are $100 off through March 3 at Amazon, GameStop, Best Buy, Dell, and most other retailers. The Gran Turismo Sport bundle is down to $199.99 (not available on Amazon), Doom bundle is $299, and Skyrim bundle is $349.
- Xbox One S 500GB bundle with Forza: Horizon, Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Grand Theft Auto 5 at Walmart for $229 (usually $288.98).
- HTC Vive Virtual Reality System with Vive Racket Sports Set and Tracker at Microsoft for $598 (usually $748).
- Xbox Live Gold Membership with Xbox One Wireless Controller at Walmart for $43.99 (usually $53.99).
HARDWARE AND ACCESSORIES
- OMEN 15t Gaming Laptop with AMD Radeon RX 550 Graphics Card at HP for $709.99 (usually $999.99). This deal ends Feb. 24.
- OMEN 15t Gaming Laptop with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Graphics Card at HP for $729.99 (usually $949.99). This deal ends Feb. 24.
- OMEN 15t Ultra HD Gaming Laptop with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Graphics Card at HP for $1,099.99 (usually $1,299.99). This deal ends Feb. 24.
- Neon Yellow Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons at Target for $61.99 (usually $79.99).
- Hori PS4 Mini Wired Gamepad at Amazon for $19.99 (usually $29.99).
- Pokémon Nintendo 3DS Stylus 3-Pack at Amazon for $7 (usually $8.99)
- Nintendo Pokémon Go Plus at Amazon for $28.56 (usually $34.99).
- Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at Walmart on Switch for $45 (usually $59.99).
- Mass Effect Trilogy at Amazon on PC for $7.49 (usually $29.99).
- Super Mario Odyssey at Amazon on Nintendo Switch for $48.66 (usually $59.99).
- Arms at Amazon on Nintendo Switch for $49.99 (usually $59.99).
- Splatoon 2 at Amazon on Nintendo Switch for $53.08 (usually $59.99).
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at Amazon and Walmart on Nintendo Switch for $54.99 (usually $59.99).
- Prey at Amazon for PS4 for $17.56 and Xbox One for $19.99 (usually $59.99).
- Shadow of the Colossus at Newegg on PS4 for $29.99 with promo code EMCPRRS75 (usually $39.99).
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition at Best Buy for PS4 and Xbox One for $24.99 (usually $59.99).
- Nier: Automata at Best Buy on PS4 for $29.99 ($49.99).
- Titanfall 2 Digital Download at Amazon on PS4 for $4.99 (usually $19.99).
- Batman: Arkham Knight Premium Edition at Fanatical on PC for $9.99 (usually $39.99). This deal ends on Feb. 27.
- Bastion at Fanatical on PC for $3.47 (usually $14.99). This deal ends on Feb. 27.
- Street Fighter V: Arcade at Amazon for PS4 for $29.99 (usually $39.99).
- Pokemon Ultra Sun at Walmart for Nintendo 3DS for $29.99 (usually $38.88).
- The Sims 4: Get to Work at Amazon for PC for $19.99 (usually $39.99).
COMMERCE TEAM PICKS
- Xbox Gold’s free games program is a pretty solid deal on a regular month, but the games announced for the month of March are off the charts. Trials of the Blood Dragon and Quantum Conundrum are fun, but Superhot is the real gem in the group. It’s one of the most innovative shooters to come out in years - a definite must play.
- GameStop’s Pro Day Sale is chock full of great deals this year. You have to be a Pro member, but that only costs $14.99 per year. Games like Call of Duty: WWII and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus are being marked down by more than $20 each, so the membership really pays for itself. Pro Day only lasts through Feb. 24, so you have to act fast.
- So, The Defenders show on Netflix was just alright. It’s pretty uneven, but its highs are high enough to warrant the full watch through. If you’re like me and enjoyed the season and want to dig into some of the characters a little further on the page, Comixology has a sale running on volumes featuring Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Daredevil. The banner says the deal was up on Feb. 22, but nearly all of the volumes are still on sale.
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