While January tends to be a slower period for game deals as things calm down post-Black Friday, there are still a few solid sales running this month, and one of them can be found at Best Buy. The retailer just kicked off its first three-day sale of 2021, offering some nice discounts on games for Switch, PS5, and Xbox Series X; gaming monitors; Xbox controllers; and more. The sale ends Sunday, so be sure to check out everything on offer before then. Fortunately, we've highlighted some of the best gaming deals for you here.
Best Buy currently has some game deals that are left over from Black Friday, like Final Fantasy VII Remake and The Last of Us Part 2 for $30 each, and both games are still excellent pickups at that price. You'll also find some nice Switch game deals, like Ring Fit Adventure on sale for $70 (instead of $80), just in time for your New Year's fitness resolutions. The newly released Fitness Boxing 2 is also down to $40 and is a nice complement to Ring Fit if you're looking for more at-home workout options. Other great deals include Yakuza: Like a Dragon for $35, Assassin's Creed Valhalla for $40, and Super Mario 3D All-Stars for $50. For the latter game, there's also a bundle that comes with the collectible three-piece Mario coin set.
Check out the best gaming and tech deals from Best Buy's weekend sale below, including some solid discounts on 4K TVs, gaming monitors, smart devices, and gaming laptops. For some products, we've included links to Amazon when that store is price-matching. Plus, check out other sales happening this weekend, like Ubisoft's bargain bin sale on PC games, the Xbox Last Chance Sale, and the PlayStation Store Holiday Sale, which just added more games.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
$40 (was $60)| PS4/PS5, Xbox One/Series X
See at Best Buy
Yakuza: Like a Dragon
$35 (was $60) | PS4/PS5, Xbox One/Series X
See at Best Buy
Dark Pictures: Little Hope
$20 (was $30) | PS4/PS5, Xbox One/Series X
See at Best Buy
Watch Dogs Legion
$30 (was $60) | PS4/PS5, Xbox One/Series X
See at Best Buy
The new Xbox wireless controllers that launched alongside the Xbox Series X|S will work just fine with Xbox One as well, so even if you haven't gotten your hands on the next-gen console, you can take advantage of this deal that slashes $10 off the price of each color. The latest Xbox controller model adds a new hybrid D-pad, a Share button, a textured grip, and more.
Less than three months remain to buy Super Mario 3D All-Stars, which will only be available to purchase physically or digitally until March 31. Because of that time restriction, you'll probably want to own a physical copy, and while this bundle doesn't offer a discount--the game itself costs $60--you'll get the collectible 3-piece Mario coin set basically for free. (Last year, Nintendo was giving these coin sets away to those who completed a series of Mario-related activities.) Super Mario 3D All-Stars combines three of the best 3D Mario platformers: Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy.
Best Buy's sale features a few nice deals on gaming monitors, and one of the best we've seen is on this Samsung CRG5 Series monitor, which is $70 off. This 27-inch LED gaming monitor features a 240Hz refresh rate, Nvidia G-Sync technology, and a high contrast ratio.
Another solid monitor option, this Alienware 27-inch full HD FreeSync monitor features a 240Hz refresh rate, an ultra-fast response time, low input lag, and an IPS panel.
Logitech's G502 Hero gaming mouse has been a longstanding favorite among PC gamers, featuring optical technology that allows for precise movements to give you an edge in competitive gameplay. The G502 Hero also has 11 programmable buttons, customizable RGB lighting, and five different weights so you can tune the mouse to your preference.
We recently called the Corsair HS70 the best wired gaming headset with Bluetooth, and it's on sale for $70 this weekend, though you'll need to log into your My Best Buy account to claim the price (creating an account is free). The Corsair HS70 can connect to your Switch, PS5, Xbox, or PC with its wire while connecting via Bluetooth to your phone for music, podcasts, or Discord phone chat, offering a lot of flexibility in your gaming audio experience. It also features a noise-canceling microphone that's fully detachable.
The Echo Show is a handy little device to have in your home. It can quickly read you off the news and weather, give you traffic updates, play music, display recipes, and even allows for video calls. The Echo Show 5 features a compact 5.5" smart display, and it's down to just $45 this weekend.
With game file sizes getting bigger all the time, nearly everyone will eventually need to purchase more storage space, whether you're playing on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, or PC. This WD Easystore 5TB hard drive can instantly expand your storage for games, and its portable design makes it easy to take on the go if you're using it with a laptop.
If you're looking to pick up a gaming laptop for the new year, the HP Omen 15 is a fantastic mid-range option. It comes with a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, an RTX 2060 graphics card, and a 512 GB solid-state drive along with 16GB of RAM.
As always, there are TV deals featured in Best Buy's three-day sale, and though it's not a huge discount, this LG 65-inch 4K TV is worth calling out. You'll be able to watch 4K movies and TV shows at 2160p resolution, and it also includes active HDR for greater color contrast.
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