While there are technically two new consoles on the market, neither the PS5 nor the Xbox Series X are easy to purchase right now. Some frustrated customers have, in fact, gone as far as calling the new systems’ launch a “paper launch,” claiming that not enough units were made to satisfy demand. In fact, searching for either system on major retailers sites currently throws back “out of stock” alerts.
While you might not be able to buy either of these new systems, there are still plenty of great deals you can find on video games online right now. Here are some of the best deals you can find online on gaming systems right now.
Wal-Mart has an excellent bundle for the Nintendo Switch right now. While the system is still the normal $300 MSRP, it comes with some great pack-ins: a carrying case and 12 months of Nintendo Switch Online. A carrying case is great for the hybrid system, as it’s fragile enough that you want something to carry it around in.
The inclusion of a year of Nintendo Switch Online is also excellent, as it allows access to online games like Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 for multiplayer. NSO is also the only way to access the Switch’s robust emulation of NES and SNES games, which makes it a huge value to get for free.
Google is offering a deal on Stadia if you purchase Cyberpunk 2077 through their game streaming service. Users who preorder Cyberpunk 2077, or purchase it before December 17, will receive a free Stadia controller and Google Chromecast Ultra. The bundle also includes a free month of Stadia Pro, which unlocks 4K streaming as well as other various perks.
Stadia is a great option for players who want next-gen performance without spending next-gen money on a new console. The service allows you to stream games through a phone or computer without needing hardware: the game is processed in Google’s data center, instead of actually being run on your own hardware.
If you’re itching to see 4K graphics and can’t get your hands on a new system, don’t sweat it: just pick up a gaming laptop with a 4K monitor!
While you might spend a bit more on a nice laptop than you would on a game console, you get the benefit of portability and the knowledge that your computer can be used to play a wide library of games for years to come. When the next generation shift happens, your PC game library will go forward with you!