Memorial Day weekend is finally here, and to celebrate the US holiday, retailers have kicked off their annual Memorial Day sales with steep discounts on games, peripherals, and other accessories. Though some Memorial Day sales have been running for the past week, other stores launched their Memorial Day deals on Friday, and most will continue through the weekend, ending on Monday. For gamers, one of the biggest Memorial Day sales to check out is GameStop's, which has brought a slew of discounts on games, collectibles, and PC peripherals. The Best Buy Memorial Day sale just kicked off as well, bringing steep discounts on LG OLED TVs, SSDs, and PC peripherals. You can also take advantage of Memorial Day deals at Walmart, Amazon, and more. We'll be updating this story throughout the week as more sales start to go live, but for now, check out the best discounts floating around ahead of the upcoming holiday weekend.
Memorial Day sales 2021
Practically every major retailer is getting in on the action this Memorial Day--if you're just looking to browse everything on offer or shop specific retailers, check out some of the biggest Memorial Day sales happening now below.
- GameStop Memorial Day Sale: Hundreds of game deals, PC accessories, and collectibles
- Amazon Memorial Day Sale: Deals on grills, outdoor furniture, garden supplies, and more
- Walmart Memorial Day Sale: Deals on tech, grills, outdoor furniture, clothes, home goods, and more
- Best Buy Memorial Day Sale: LG OLED TVs, PS5 games, SSD, PC peripherals, and other deals
- Target Memorial Day Sale: Deals on outdoor furniture, AirPods Pro, rugs, bedding, and more
- Whirlwind FX Memorial Day Sale: RGB gaming keyboards and peripherals for 20% off with code MEMORIAL
- Casper Memorial Day Sale: 15% off mattresses sitewide (and 10% off everything else)
- Lenovo Memorial Day Sale: Gaming laptops, desktops, Chromebooks, webcams, and more
- HP Memorial Day Sale: Deals on laptops, monitors, and PCs, with limited-time deals each day
- TeePublic Memorial Day Sale: T-shirts for $13; 35% off all other merch
Best Memorial Day game deals
GameStop's Memorial Day sale is really leading the way in terms of game deals this year. Below, we've highlighted some of the best games on sale and checked those prices against Best Buy, Walmart, and Amazon, linking to other retailers for the best price where available. While some retailers are price-matching, GameStop's offering the best price on a lot of games going into Memorial Day weekend, including first-party Switch titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Splatoon 2. You can pick up some recent game releases at a discount for Memorial Day, including Little Nightmares II for $30, Persona 5 Strikers for $33, and It Takes Two for $30. PS5 and Series X owners can also snag the next-gen physical editions of games like Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition ($30) and Assassin's Creed Valhalla ($30) on sale.
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There always seems to be some promotion on preowned games running at GameStop, but the Memorial Day selection is worth checking out. Right now, preowned games under $20 are eligible for a buy two, get one free promotion--add three preowned titles to your cart, and you'll see the full price of the cheapest title slashed off your total cost. Of course, preowned titles are usually cheaper in general at GameStop, so you can end up saving a nice chunk of change if you find any games on your wishlist. Notably, you can snag preowned copies of Little Nightmares II for $19, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order for $18, and Resident Evil 7 for $13.
This neat Nintendo Switch case features a golden Hylian Crest on the front and a gray Guardian-esque design on the side. With a sturdy outer shell, soft interior lining, and a padded cover that protects your Switch's screen, this is an excellent case for traveling with your Switch that should protect it from scratches and other damage. It's on sale for 50% off for Memorial Day.
Razer's DeathAdder V2 Pro wireless gaming mouse is popular for a reason, featuring a 20K DPI optical sensor for fast response times and reduced cursor drift. It can go for up to 70 hours of gaming and has a lightweight design at just 88g. The DeathAdder V2 Pro is on sale for $90 at Amazon ahead of Memorial Day, $10 cheaper than you'll find it at GameStop.
HyperX is getting in on this year's Memorial Day sales with accessory deals of its own. Notably, the Cloud Alpha S wired headset is now at an even $100, $30 off the usual list price. With 7.1 surround sound, adjustable bass, a detachable noise-cancellation mic, and an audio control mixer, the Cloud Alpha S comes with everything you need for an excellent audio experience while gaming on PC.
The Alloy FPS is a highly customizable gaming keyboard with RGB-backlit keys and dynamic lighting effects, perfect for gaming in dim areas. It features Kailh Silver Speed mechanical switches, an excellent option for competitive gamers who need the fastest response times. The Alloy FPS is both compact and portable with a detachable cable, and its solid steel frame is built to last. You can also save up to three customized profiles to your onboard memory and can take advantage of the keyboard's Game Mode, 100% anti-ghosting, and N-key rollover.
Custom PC brand CLX Gaming is slashing prices on some of its prebuilt gaming PCs for Memorial Day with free upgrades for certain parts, including the Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 processors; the Ryzen 5 3600X (to the 5600X); and more. The sale also offers a way to get your hands on new and hard-to-find graphics cards such as the Nvidia RTX 3070 and 3090, which you can incorporate into your builds. You can either purchase CLX's pre-built PCs as is or make customizations to the chassis, core components, and more.
Pick up Apple's fourth-gen smartwatch for $30 off at Walmart during Memorial Day. Available for $169, the Apple Watch Series 3 comes with a built-in GPS and barometric altimeter for tracking your distance and altitude, a particularly helpful feature for those planning to do some hiking or camping this year. You can track various aspects of health and fitness, including your daily workouts, heart rate, and sleep schedule. The Series 3 also allows you to pay using Apple Pay, ping your iPhone during those times when you lay it down and just can't find it, and ask Siri anything just by raising your wrist.
Whirlwind FX makes high-quality gaming peripherals with an emphasis on customizable, reactive RGB effects. Its flagship mechanical keyboard, the Element V2 is currently sold out on the Whirlwind FX store (though you can buy it from Amazon for a slight discount), but the brand's compact Atom keyboard retains the best features of the Element V2 in a smaller, 60% form factor. Until Monday, you can snag the Atom mechanical keyboard for just $72 when you use code MEMORIAL at checkout. You can choose between red linear, blue clicky, or brown tactile switches before adding to your cart.
The 20% off promo code applies to Whirlwind FX's other products as well, including a customizable RGB light strip, keycaps, and Vortex, an environmental simulator for PC gaming.
TeePublic's Memorial Day sale is live now with all T-shirts down to $13 and other merch on sale for up to 35% off. There are literally thousands of designs on offer, so you'll find a cool design for practically anything you're into (these can make great gifts as well). The designs come from independent artists and creators, who are directly supported by purchases. TeePublic's deals are live through May 31.
We expect Best Buy's full slate of Memorial Day deals will kick off later this week, but you can already shop a sale on cheap 4K smart TVs at the retailer. This 43-inch Insignia F30 Series 4K Smart TV is down to just $280 in the sale, and while you're likely not buying a TV like this purely for gaming, it's a great budget option for a kids' room or gym. It comes with the Amazon Fire interface built in with access to all the top streaming apps like Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, HBO Max, and more.
Lenovo's Memorial Day sale features a $45 discount on the Legion K500 mechanical gaming keyboard, which has a minimal, "no-frills" design that's packed with gaming-centric features, including red linear mechanical switches, anti-ghosting, programmable per-key RGB lighting, a tangle-free braided cable, and more.
Amazon's beating the price on this monitor featured in Lenovo's own Memorial Day sale, dropping the 34-inch curved display to just $338. The Lenovo G34w-10 is a 1440p, 144Hz monitor with AMD Radeon FreeSync to prevent screen tearing and input lag. If you're looking for heightened immersion from your games, this ultrawide (21:9) curved display will help draw you in by enveloping your entire peripheral vision, and its low blue light / flicker-free certification may help protect your eyes over long periods of play.
LG's CX OLED 4K TV is our top TV pick for gaming in 2021, sporting HDMI 2.1 ports that can utilize the full power of the PS5 and Xbox Series X to output games in 4K and 120Hz. LG OLED TVs are known for their vibrant colors and near-perfect black levels, and the CX OLED also features G-Sync compatibility via FreeSync.
Numerous sizes are on sale, from 48-inch all the way to the 77-inch model, but Amazon is undercutting Best Buy's discount by $50-$70 on all of them except the 55-inch model, which is currently sold out at Amazon. No matter where you shop, you can find some nice discounts on the LG CX OLED TV this weekend.
Solid-state drives feature heavily in Best Buy's Memorial Day sale, including a fantastic discount on this SanDisk Extreme Pro 1TB NVME SSD that's a whopping $320 off. The M.2 SSD delivers extremely fast read speeds up to 3,400MB per second and expands your PC storage space by 1TB.
MSI's Optix 1440p gaming monitor is a great, affordable option that's even cheaper during Memorial Day. With a 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and AMD FreeSync, this display is more than equipped to run modern games with great picture quality and smooth performance.
Alienware's Area 51M R2 gaming laptop comes equipped with a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia's RTX 2070 Super graphics card, and a 300Hz display, so you'll be ready to go with some serious gaming right off the bat. Best Buy has slashed $770 off the total price for Memorial Day, so you can get the Area 51M R2 for an even $2,000 this weekend.
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