Shopping for the gamer on your holiday list seems like it should be easy: they know what systems they want and what kind of games they like. But gaming gear is expensive, so smart shoppers are always on the lookout for the best prices. Plus it can be hard to decipher all the gamer lingo if you aren't sure what you're looking for.
So Groupon Coupons did all the hard work for you, finding the best prices on the hottest game consoles, the most popular video games of 2020, and all the other accessories that a gamer might like to find under the tree on Christmas morning.
This year’s top-of-the-line PlayStation console is the PS5, which supports up to 8K Output and brings new realism to games with individually simulated rays of light. If you’re not ready to shell out $499 for these features, consider its predecessor, the PlayStation 4 Pro (currently selling for $399.99 on Amazon). It still offers incredible 4K graphics to bring more clarity to games like Call of Duty: WWII. PS5 release date: Nov. 12, 2020.
The Nintendo Switch is an innovative system because of its on-the-go capability. To play a PS4 or Xbox game, you've got to be connected to a large TV. But with the Switch, you can play on a TV OR go portable like a 21st-century GameBoy (but with way better graphics). The best deal we found is at Adorama, where you can save a few dollars if you don't mind the version with gray Joy-Con controllers.
This game is not for the faint of heart. In this direct sequel to the award-winning DOOM, you resume your role as a DOOM Slayer to battle against demons—both new and old—with flamethrowers, retractable blades, and upgraded guns. Take what you need from enemies and gain faster speeds with features like Double Dash.
Named one of the Best Gaming Laptops of the Year by Laptop Mag, Lenovo's entry-level gaming laptop clocks in around $1,200. And that's a pretty good price for such a powerful machine. You'll get supercharged NVIDIA GeForce graphics, a lightning-fast Intel 9th generation processor, and a 15.6" display.
Microsoft's Xbox Series X is the most powerful gaming console ever made, and it has the price to match ($499, to be exact). If you don't have a 4K UHD TV or have plans to get one in the near future, it is probably not worth it to splash out on the Xbox Series X or Xbox One X, so opt for the the Xbox One S instead or consider buying one refurbished with a store protection plan ($389.99 at Walmart). Xbox Series X release date: Nov. 10, 2020.
After years as the most popular gaming system, the Nintendo Switch got an update. The Lite version's scaled back features include a smaller screen and handheld-only mode. If your favorite Switch games are best in docked or tabletop mode, they won't work unless you buy additional Joy-Cons, so a Lite might not actually save much.
One of the original shooter-looter games—and definitely the most unhinged—was released late last year! This newest installment has four new Vault Hunters, each with unique playing styles, skills, and options to personalize, that will lead you on a chaos-filled adventure looking for hidden treasure and stopping bandits from joining forces and finding the galaxy's ultimate power.
HyperX's Cloud Mix gaming headset got our stamp of approval because of its all-around versatility. For gaming, the sleek set offers crystal-clear audio reproduction in a comfortable foam-padded design. And you can ditch the boom mic and braided cable to use the headphones wirelessly in your everyday life.
You will find the absolute cheapest PlayStation 4s on resale sites like eBay, but most of the time those systems will be used or refurbished. It's up to you if that's what you'd like to buy. To get all the warranty, Groupon Coupons recommends buying new. We found a brand-new one with damaged packaging on eBay for $249.69. Kohl's is another place to look for a low price.
The hottest thing in gaming doesn't have to be the newest. Gamers are loving the re-released Super Nintendo system for its retro appeal. The system, which is shrunken and now fits in the palm of your hand, comes with 21 pre-loaded games, including classics like Super Mario Kart, Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, and two wired controllers for next-level nostalgia.
In this all new open-world action game, players will have to traverse a post-apocalyptic Earth to reconnect all of the cities that have been isolated because of mysterious explosions. You can join together with other players to "bridge the divides" in society all while fighting against spectral creatures and the mass extinction of humans.
We've all felt the effects of sitting in front of a computer for too long. It's uncomfortable and slows down reaction time. Plus long periods of staring at screens is known to lead to trouble sleeping, cataracts, and even retina damage. Gunnar Optiks gaming glasses block up to 65% of harmful blue light, reducing fatigue and improving game performance.
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