If you’re still hunting for the elusive PS5 console, this weekend might finally be your big break. Both Amazon and Walmart are giving people an opportunity to score one through invitation only. There’s no guarantee of success, but your chances now are better than ever before, so you might as well go through the hoops. In other PS5 related news, the DualSense controller and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart games are discounted as part of the Sony Days of Play Sale that’s ongoing. And, you can check out deals on Nintendo Switch Sports, MLB The Show 22, and you can lock in your preorder for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
PS5 Console on Amazon by Invite Only
Amazon is offering the PS5 console right now by invitation only. You must first be logged into your Amazon account (you don’t need to be an Amazon Prime member), then click on the “Request Invitation” button. If you don’t see the button, then you’ll have to first scroll down a little bit and click on “New & Used from $499.99 & Free Shipping” towards the right-hand side of the product page and select the “Amazon” vendor.
Walmart+ Members Get Exclusive Access to PlayStation 5 and More During Walmart+ Weekend
Walmart will be offering PS5 consoles beginning today at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET. Only Walmart+ members will get access to new PS5 stock this time around. There are two ways to get Walmart+: you can either pay a $98 annual fee, or you can sign up for $12.95 per month. In addition, Walmart is offering users $25 off your next $50+ order when you join as a monthly member, or $50 off your next $75+ order when you join as an annual member.
Sony PS5 DualSense Controller for $59
As part of the Sony Days of Play Sale that starts now, Amazon has dropped the price of the PS5 DualSense controller to $59 from it’s original $70-$75 price point. At this moment, all colors are discounted and in stock. The DualSense controller is easily one of the most advanced controllers we’ve seen, with speakers and mic, haptics, sensors, gyroscope, accelerometer, the works. There’s no better controller for the PS5 console.
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3080 GPU for $799.99
These are easily the best prices we’ve seen for an RTX 3080 video card since launch. At this price point, the RTX 3080 is a better value than the 3080 Ti, which costs at least $250 more at reputable vendors. The performance gap between the 3080 and 3080 Ti is about 3%, hardly noticeable. The 3080 is significantly more powerful than the previous generation’s flagship RTX 2080 SUPER. This is the card you want to get if you plan to game at 4K.
Adata Premium 1TB M.2 SSD for PS5 for $109.99
Amazon drops the price of the Adata Premium PS5-compatible 1TB SSD for just $109.99 after a new $20 instant discount. This is currently the least expensive PS5-compatible 1TB SSD and it even includes a metal heatsink. It boasts transfer speeds of up to 6,100MB/s, which is considerably faster than the PS5’s recommended minimum of 5,500MB/s.
65″ Hisense U8G 4K Android TV for $848
HDMI 2.1 for 4K @ 120Hz
Thie Hisense U8G is a fantastic TV at a budget price. It’s one of the highest end TVs that Hisense sells and its picture quality competes with the top-end LED LCD TV models from Samsung, LG, and Sony. The U8G is the 2021 model that replaces the 2020 U9G. It has two HDMI 2.1 ports and a native 120Hz panel so it can push 4K @ 120Hz with PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles. It does a great job at displaying HDR content thanks to its high peak brightness and excellent black levels. It also makes a good gaming TV since it has a fast response time. Don’t be fooled into thinking this is a bad TV because of the brand; it’s one of the best 65″ TV you’ll find in this price range.
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart (PS5) for $39.99
This is the best PS5 video game deal to come out of this year’s Sony Days of Play event so far. Ratchet and Clank is easily one of the best games on the PS5 still; it runs at a buttery smooth 60fps, even when you’re taking on swarms of enemies and jumping through portals to completely different worlds without any loading times. Combined with some gorgeous 4K visuals, excellent voice acting, a wacky array of weaponry, and lots of replayability, the game is most definitely worth the $39.99 price point.
Nintendo Switch Sports Physical Version for $39.99
Nintendo Switch Sports is a nostalgic return to the gameplay of Wii Sports, and you can grab the physical edition on sale for $39.99 today. It’s discounted to be the same price as the digital edition, but the physical edition comes with a leg strap you can use for the soccer minigame. And, an update is coming soon that will add even more functionality for the leg strap. Right now, you can play tennis, bowling, volleyball, badminton, chambara, and soccer, and a free update is coming later that will add golf to the mix.
Get MLB The Show 22 at a Discount
MLB The Show 22 is on sale today on all major platforms, letting you experience the latest, greatest baseball game as the summer gets underway. The new stadium creator allows you to create the ballpark of your dreams, while the release also marks the franchise’s first outing on Nintendo Switch.
Preorder Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet Double Pack
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are coming this November, and you can now preorder a double pack that comes with both versions of the game. This new generation of Pokemon promises the franchise’s first open-world adventure, taking place in a region inspired by Spain. It’s sure to be one of the hottest sellers this holiday season, so you might as well lock in your preorder early. And, if you’re super into the Pokemon Trading Card Game, you can check out deals on card packs below:
Blackout Yeti USB Microphone + $50 Ubisoft Discount Code
It’s kind of a strange combination, but you can grab a professional microphone for streaming and podcasting and pair it with a $50 discount at the Ubisoft store. Yeti is one of the best brands around for all of your microphone needs, setting you up for success no matter what media project you’re trying to create. And, $50 at the Ubisoft store can net you games like Far Cry, Assassin’s Creed, and more.
New Release: LEGO Transformers Optimus Prime
Transforms from robot to truck
It’s here! The long awaited LEGO Transformers Optimus Prime building kit is finally available. Right now you can buy it exclusively from the LEGO Shop. At an MSRP of $169.99 and a total brick count of 1,508 pieces, it’s slightly over the $0.10/brick threshold that we’d like to qualify as a good deal, but we’re willing to forgive this due to the sheer awesomeness of this set. Optimus Prime measures a respectable 14″ high, 11″ deep, and 8″ wide. Of course, the best feature of all is the ability to transform from robot to truck. The robot also features 19 points of articulation and includes accessories like the ion blaster, Autobot Matrix of Leadership, an Energon axe, Energon cube and jetpack.
Preorder the LEGO Star Wars BD-1 Droid
BD-1 is the newest droid added to the LEGO Star Wars lineup. This is a relatively complex build with over 1,000 pieces and a recommended age rating of 14+. Despite the fact that this is a newly released Star War branded set, the price is reasonable at just under $0.10 per brick. If you’re not familiar with BD-1, this is the overwhelmingly cute droid that assists you in the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order game. The droid features posable joints and a head that can be tilted back, forward, and sideways, plus a compartment for stim canister elements.
Nintendo Switch Pro Wireless Controller for $54.99
The Pro Controller normally sells for $69.99 and is rarely ever discounted below $60. Besides the Joy-Cons, this is the only licensed wireless Switch controller that supports motion controls, HD rumble, and built-in amiibo functionality. It is inarguably the best gamepad-style controller for the Nintendo Switch.
Xbox Series S with Elden Ring for $319.98
Amazon is offering a hefty discount when you buy the current-gen Xbox Series S console and the Elden Ring game together as a bundle. The Xbox Series S normally retails for $300 and the Elden Ring game normally retails for $60. The Elden Ring game comes in the form of a digital code. Elden Ring has been critically acclaimed just about everywhere and we also gave the game a 10/10 score here at IGN. Elden Ring is a very difficult game to master and it will test your patience and resolve, just like From Software’s Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls titles.
3 Months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $1
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate normally costs $14.99 per month, but right now new customers can get 3 months for only $1. The sheer amount of value you get with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is impressive. This membership gives you both Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Game Pass, and Xbox Game Pass for PC. Xbox Live Gold is required for online gaming. Xbox Game Pass gives you access to a huge library of games that is free as long as you maintain your membership. The list includes AAA games that you can play as early as launch day. These include Forza Horizon 5, Halo Infinite, Sniper Elite 5, Farming Simulator 2022, Microsoft Flight Simulator, and much more.
New LEGO Kits at the IGN Store
Our very own IGN Store is now selling LEGO building kits that feature characters and set pieces from popular movie and video game franchises.
10% Off $50 Nintendo eShop Gift Card
Save $5 off any game at the eShop with this digital gift card from Amazon. Use it to pick up rarely discounted favorites like Super Smash Bros Ultimate or Metroid Dread, recent new releases like Kirby and the Forgotten Land or Triangle Strategy, or DLC like the new one for Animal Crossing: New Horizon. Or you can just hold onto the card and use it during the next eShop sale, since it stacks with instant discounts.
Nintendo Switch Online Family Membership and 128GB Memory Card
Best Buy is offering a free 128Gb Micro SDXC Memory Card when you pick up a 12 month Nintendo Switch Online Family Membership. Nintendo Switch Online is required for online play in games like Super Mario Kart or Splatoon, downloading custom maps in Super Mario Maker 2, playing free retro SNES games, saving your game data to the cloud, and much more. The “Family” membership allows for up to 8 different account holders, not necessarily in the same household. The 128GB memory card is basically required as well; it will increase your storage capacity by quadruple the stock amount.
Apple AirPods 2 for $99.99
Pick up a pair of Apple AirPods 2 wireless earbuds for the lowest price we’ve ever seen. These AirPods include a charging case that you plug in via USB Type-C, not the “wireless” charger that supports Qi charging. You can get the AirPods 3 for $50 more, but it’s not really worth it unless you intend to use the wireless MagSafe feature on the charging case.
New Apple AirPods Pro Noise-Cancelling Earbuds
If you regret not picking the Airpods Pro up on Black Friday, here’s your chance to get it today at the same price. This is the newest generation model with the MagSafe compatible wireless charger. The AirPods Pro is considered one of the best noise-cancelling in-ear headphones you can get, especially for under $200. The noise cancellation is considered to be even better than the Bose Quietcomfort because of the natural noise isolating design of the in-ear earbuds. If isolation and sound quality are of utmost important to you, then it’s easily worth the upgrade over the AirPods 3.
New 42″ LG Evo C2 4K OLED Gaming TV
For many of you who have been patiently waiting for the LG Evo C2 42″ 4K OLED TV, now you can rejoice. The majority of the 2022 Evo C2 lineup had been released earlier in the year, but for whatever reason LG had decided to hold off on its new 42″ size until now. This highly anticipated TV is finally orderable on Amazon and ships immediately. The 42″ replaces LG’s 48″ as its smallest 4K OLED TV on the market. It performs just as well as its larger sized siblings as a gaming TV, but where it really shines is as a gaming monitor for your PC.
65″ LG C1 4K OLED Smart Gaming TV for $1549
If money isn’t an object, OLED TVs are considered the best TVs you can buy right now. Compared to traditional LED LCD TVs, they offer better image quality, deeper blacks, better contrast ratio, wider color gamut, and super fast response times. Our LG C1 review shows a perfect matchup for 4K gaming on the PS5, Xbox Series X, or your RTX 30 series equipped gaming PC since it supports 4K @ 120Hz over HDMI 2.1. The C1 is no longer the newest model, but it’s hundreds of dollars cheaper than an equivalent sized C2 and image quality is similar between the two.
Razer Anzu Smart Glasses
These Razer smart glasses retail for a ridiculous $199.99. Fortunately, they’re on sale today for a much more reasonable price of $59.99. The Razer Anzu glasses comes with two types of interchangeable lenses; blue-light filtering lenses for PC use and polarized lenses for outdoor use. They also feature a built-in mic and bluetooth speaker for hands-free calling.
Klipsch Promedia 2.1ch Computer Speakers
Update: This is the newer model with wireless Bluetooth streaming.
The Klipsch Promedia 2.1 speakers have been around for over 2 decades, but it’s still considered one of the best computer speakers under $200. It’s normally listed for $169.99, but today Walmart has it for only $89, a 48% savings. This THX-certified speaker set includes two satellite speakers with 3/4″ soft dome tweeter with 3” midrange drivers and a 6.5″ 200W powered subwoofer for some intense bass.
New 2022 Dell XPS Intel Core i7-12700 Alder Lake RTX 3080 Gaming PC for $2179.99
For those of you who want the latest and greatest hardware, look no further. You won’t find a gaming PC equipped with an Intel Core i7 Alder Lake CPU and an RTX 3080 GPU for a cheaper price. The RTX 3080 GPU doesn’t really need any introduction; it’s more than capable of handling any game in 4K at 60fps or higher.
New 2022 Dell XPS Intel Core i7-12700 Alder Lake RTX 3060 Gaming PC for $1399.99
Here’s another deal on a Dell XPS gaming PC with Intel Alder Lake processor and RTX 30 series video card. This time, it’s the RTX 3060 GPU. The low price tag might imply that the RTX 3060 is not up to snuff, but nothing could be further from the truth. The RTX 3060 is about 20% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER and is on par with the RTX 2070, and unlike AMD video cards, it supports DLSS and ray tracing. That means it handles 1080p gaming beautifully and has the chops to take on 1440p and VR gaming as well.
HP Victus RTX 3060 Ti Gaming PC for $889.99
This is far and away the lowest price we have ever seen for a prebuilt gaming PC equipped with an RTX 3060 Ti GPU. Once you hit the product page, you’ll have to select “RTX 3060” for $250 and a “500W Power Supply) for $50. You can buy the system as is, or you can choose to add a few more choice upgrades. You certainly have leeway with this super cheap price.
Alienware Aurora R10 RTX 2080 SUPER PC for $1299
Just because the RTX 30 series cards are out doesn’t mean one of the the fastest RTX 20 series GPUs has lost its way. The RTX 2080 SUPER might be a generation old, but it’s still a very competent video card. It compares roughly to the RTX 3060 Ti and supports both DLSS and ray tracing. At this Memorial Day Sale price of $1299.99, it will be difficult to find an RTX 30 series gaming PC that can compete in the same price range. The GPU is matched with a liquid cooled AMD Ryzen 5 5600X CPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and a generous 1000W power supply.
Alienware Aurora R10 RTX 3080 PC for $1799.99
The RTX 3080 is way more powerful than the previous generation’s best video card, the RTX 2080 Ti, and is the best recommended video card for 4K gaming. The RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3090 are the only cards that are (very slightly) more powerful, but they cost hundreds of dollars more. The RTX 3080 is paired with an AMD Ryzen 7 5900 CPU, which is still one of the best processors out there, whether it be for gaming or for workstation purposes. It’s been upgraded with liquid cooling as well. The rig is ready to go out of the box with 16GB of DD4-3200MHz RAM and a generously sized 1TB M.2 PCIe NVME SSD. Don’t worry, even the power supply is up to snuff with an ample 1000W rating.
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 Gaming Laptop for $1599.99
This might be the lowest price we’ve ever seen for an Alienware x15 with an RTX 3070 GPU. The Alienware x15 is a newer, thinner redesign of the m15. In fact, it’s the thinnest Alienware laptop ever. Because it hasn’t been around as long, it’s harder to find a good deal on it. This particular config comes well equipped with an 11th gen Intel Core i7-11800H CPU, RTX 3070 GPU with a TDP rating of 110W (with dynamic boost), 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. There’s even a coupon code that drops the price by another $100.
Alienware AW2521H 25″ 1080p 1ms 360Hz IPS Gaming Monitor for $379.99
The Alienware AW2521H is normally a very expensive monitor; it currently sells for $679.99 from Dell direct. This is the ultimate FPS gamer monitor. It boasts a 25″ display with 1080p resolution, a blazing fast 360Hz refresh rate over DisplayPort, 1ms gtg response time, and G-SYNC certification. The IPS panel features a 99% sRGB color space and wide viewing angles. There’s even a 4-port USB 3.2 Gen 1 hub for your peripherals.