While most shoppers might associate Presidents Day with sales on appliances, electronics, and clothing, there are plenty of gaming deals to be had, both online and off. Whether you’re a Microsoft, Nintendo, or Sony fanboy — or fangirl — there’s plenty of deals to take advantage of.
As reported by the Verge, Nintendo is taking a slightly different approach to discounting their newest console. While it hasn’t received any price cut or discount, Nintendo has offered a bonus gift card for those who purchase a new Nintendo Switch console. Starting today, anyone who purchases a Switch at either Best Buy, GameStop, or Amazon will receive a free $35 gift card for the console’s digital storefront.
With $35 in credit, gamers will be able to pick up a few indie games — such as Stardew Valley, Celeste,or Into the Breach. Those who prefer first-party Nintendo games will be able to use their gift card to significantly lower the price on games such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Super Mario Odyssey. Since the Nintendo Switch comes with a meager 32 GB of internal storage, any potential buyers should consider investing in a sizeable microSD card to ensure that they won’t run out of space.
Microsoft fans — or those looking to take full advantage of a 4K TV — might want to consider picking up an Xbox One X. As noted by Tom’s Guide, Walmart has discounted the Xbox One X by over $100, bringing the total price down to $390. This particular bundle also comes with a copy of NBA 2K19. Those who prefer to rebuild civilization and hunt down irradiated creatures should shift their focus over to Best Buy, who is offering a similar bundle. Their $400 Xbox One X bundle swaps out NBA 2K19 for a copy of Fallout 76.
Sony aficionados haven’t been left in the dust either. The recently-released PlayStation Classic has been heavily discounted and is readily available for $50 on Amazon and Walmart. The micro-console has received mixed reviews — as a result of less than stellar emulation, and a questionable list of included games — although the entire package is slightly more appealing at $50, compared to its $100 launch price.
Those looking to expand their PlayStation 4 library should check out the Critics’ Choice Sale, which just kicked off today. Sony has discounted dozens of games on the PlayStation store, offering discounts on Red Dead Redemption 2: Special Edition, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition and Spyro Reignited Trilogy, to name a few.