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Super Bowl TV sales, a discount on Luigi’s Mansion 3, and more of the week’s best deals

Plus a Jedi Fallen Order bundle and a G-Sync monitor

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We’ve been saying it for a few weeks now, but as we get down to the wire it bears repeating: the Super Bowl is truly the best time to buy a new TV. Last year’s cutting edge displays are marked down to their lowest price points while retailers make room for new models, just in time for Super Bowl party hosts to show off a fancy new TV. This week we’re highlighting Samsung’s RU8000 model, which is marked down to almost half off at Amazon in anticipation of the big game.

To go along with that new TV, if you’re bogged down with remotes from your TV, streaming device, sound bar, etc. we’d recommend picking up one of Philips’ new universal remotes. What sets this device apart from any other generic universal remote on the market is the compartment on the back, which houses a Fire TV or Roku remote. Since most universal remotes can’t control streaming devices, this is one of the only ways to truly get down to a one-remote lifestyle. Both the Fire TV and Roku models are $5 off at Target.

And if you’re looking for a smaller display, AOC’s 25-inch gaming monitor is down to $159.99 at Amazon, which is 20% off retail price. The G-Sync compatible Full HD monitor has a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time.

On the console gaming front, Xbox One bundles are still discounted in the lead-up to Xbox Series X launch. Plus, Luigi’s Mansion 3 is discounted for the first time since Black Friday.

Best TV deal: Samsung RU8000

A product shot of Samsung’s RU8000 4K UHD TV with a football game on the screen
| Photo: Samsung

Samsung RU8000 65-inch 4K UHD Smart TV

  • $798

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Last year’s model of the 65-inch Samsung RU8000 is on sale for nearly half off in Amazon’s “Big Game” sale. In addition to 4K UHD picture quality and AMD FreeSync refresh rate technology, the smart TV is compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant so you can control the volume even if your hands are covered in buffalo sauce.

Best monitor deal: AOC G2590FX gaming monitor

A product shot of the AOC G2590FX gaming monitor
| Image: AOC

AOC G2590FX FHD gaming monitor

  • $160

Prices taken at time of publishing.

This 25-inch monitor from AOC has Full HD resolution, a 144 Hz refresh rate, and 1 ms response time, and is Nvidia G-Sync compatible. All that adds up to a smooth gaming experience, especially if you’re working with one of Nvidia’s cutting-edge GPUs. Plus, it’s got a sleek red bezel at the bottom which, as far as gaming accessories go, is a pretty subtle touch.

Best console deal: Jedi Fallen Order Xbox One bundle

A product shot of the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Xbox One X bundle
| Image: Microsoft

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Xbox One X bundle

  • $349

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was a pleasant surprise to us last year, playing more like an exploration game than a typical action RPG. An Xbox One X bundle featuring the game is on sale for less than $350 right now (along with a few other Xbox One bundles). It’s the lowest price we’ve ever seen on Xbox One consoles — presumably Microsoft is making room for the next generation of Xbox consoles, Xbox Series X.

Best game deal: Luigi’s Mansion 3

Best accessory deal: Philips Universal Companion remote

A product shot of the Philips 4-Device Companion Remote Control for Fire TV
| Image: Philips

Philips 4-Device Companion Remote Control

  • $16

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Philips ingenious new universal remote has a slot on the back for a Fire TV remote so you can control your TV and streaming device at the same time. (There’s also a version for Roku remotes.) Just be careful not to push buttons on the other side with the back of your fingers. It’s usually $19.99, but is currently on sale at Target for $15.99.

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