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Best gaming deals in September 2022

Best gaming deals
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The best gaming deals offer fantastic discounts on gaming laptops, monitors, arcade cabinets, games and accessories. Whether you're looking for a new gaming notebook, console or want to stockpile video games, you've come to the right place. 

We're currently seeing excellent discounts on gaming laptops, gaming accessories, and PC games. As for console gaming, we're seeing sporadic restocks of the PS5. Meanwhile, Xbox and Nintendo Switch consoles are in stock at just about every retailer. Now is a great time to take advantage of today's deals on both digital and physical games for all platforms. 

Frugal gamers typically look for the best gaming deals during big sales events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. However, you can score solid deals on all things gaming throughout the year — if you know where to look. 

We're sharing the best prices on all things gaming right here. From gaming laptops to arcade cabinets, here are the best gaming deals you can shop today.

Best gaming deals — PC

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New Logitech G Cloud Preorder:$349 $299 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $50 when you preorder the Logitech G Cloud gaming handheld. It supports Xbox Cloud Gaming, Nvidia GeForce Now, Xbox Remote Play and Steam Link. Access libraries of AAA of PC and console game titles from the cloud — anywhere. Logitech G Cloud preorders ship to arrive by October 18, 2022.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3: $929 $679 @ Lenovo (opens in new tab)
Save $250 on the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3. This machine packs a 15.6-inch 1080p display and 2.6-GHz Intel Core i5-11300H 4-core CPU coupled with 8GB of RAM. Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3050 GPU handles graphics. For fast file transfers and storage, there's a speedy 256GB SSD on board. 

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Asus TUF Dash 15 w/ RTX 3060 GPU: $1,299 $999 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $300 on the Asus TUF Dash RTX 3060 gaming laptop. It's configuration consists of a 15.6 inch (1920 x 1080) display, 3.5-GHz Intel Core i7-12650H 10-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB SSD. This is the lowest price we've seen for this gaming laptop. It's also one of the best 12th Gen Intel laptop deals out there. 

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Razer Barracuda X Headset: $99 $59 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $30 on Razer Barracuda X —a lightweight and versatile wireless headset. It's great for seamless educational and gaming use across PC, consoles, and mobile devices.

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HyperX Cloud II:$149 $114 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Take $35 off the excellent HyperX Cloud II Wireless Gaming Headset. In our HyperX Cloud II Wireless review (opens in new tab), we praise its superb comfort, sturdy design and audio with effective surround sound. We were so impressed that we gave the HyperX Cloud II Wireless an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars and our hard to get Editor's Choice award. It works with PC and PS4|PS5, and Nintendo Switch.

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Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controller: $59 $48 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Microsoft is taking $12 off the Xbox Wireless Controller. It features triggers and bumpers and Hybrid D-pad. Button mapping and improved responsiveness of dynamic latency input elevate your gameplay. Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controller Xbox One Series X|S, Xbox One X|S, Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. 

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Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro Mouse: $129 $59 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $70 on the Razer DeathAdder V2 Wireless Gaming Mouse. When it comes to a wireless gaming mouse, you need to ensure wireless latency is virtually non-existent and the battery won’t let you down. The DeathAdder V2 Pro handles this capably with its own proprietary wireless technology that makes its response time 25% faster than anything else on the market and 120-hour battery life.

Best gaming deals — Nintendo Switch

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NBA 2K23 with free $5 Gift Card: $59 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Get a free $5 Best Buy Gift Card when you preorder NBA 2K23. Plus you get preorder bonus content including: 5,000 Virtual Currency, 5,000 MyTEAM Points, 10 MyTEAM Promo Packs (delivered one a week), a Boost for each MyCAREER Skill type and Gatorade Boost type, a Devin Booker MyPLAYER Jersey, and a 95 Rated Devin Booker MyTEAM Free Agent Card.

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Splatoon 3: $59 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
In Splatoom 3, Ink up the Splatlands in the next Splatoon game! Enter the Splatlands, a sun-scorched desert inhabited by battle-hardened Inklings and Octolings. Splatsville, the city of chaos, is the adrenaline-fueled heart of this dusty wasteland. You may also pick it up at Amazon (opens in new tab) and Best Buy (opens in new tab)

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Hot Wheels Unleashed: $29 $19 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $10 on Hot Wheels Unleashed — a must for any Hot Wheels fan. The graphics are breathtaking and the driving mechanics are as wild as they are satisfying. And best of all, there's tons of custom content to dive into when you're looking for something to do.

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Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles: $59 $39 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
At $20 off, Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles for Nintendo Switch has never been cheaper. The Hinokami Chronicles features a wide roster of characters like Tanjiro and Nezuko from the anime series. Master their multitude of skills and test your mettle in exhilarating arena battles. 

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SanDisk Nintendo Switch 256GB microSD:$52 $39 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $17 this officially licensed 256GB SanDisk MicroSD card for Nintendo Switch. It delivers incredible read and write speeds of 100MB/s and 90MB/s, respectively for faster game transferring. 

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Nintendo Switch OLED Model: $349 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Best Buy currently has the Nintendo Switch OLED back in stock at select locations. Play at home on the TV or on the go with the Nintendo Switch OLED. In addition to the screen with vivid colors and sharp contrast, the Nintendo Switch – OLED Model includes a wide adjustable stand, a dock with a wired LAN port for TV play, 64GB of internal storage, and enhanced audio.

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Hori Nintendo Switch: $49 $42 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Find the Nintendo Joy Cons a little slim without much to hold onto when playing? That's where Hori's Joy Con replacements come in — featuring a better, more ergonomic construction for long handheld sessions.

Best gaming deals — PlayStation

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NBA 2K23 with free $5 Gift Card: $59 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Get a free $5 Best Buy Gift Card when you preorder NBA 2K23. Plus you get preorder bonus content including: 5,000 Virtual Currency, 5,000 MyTEAM Points, 10 MyTEAM Promo Packs (delivered one a week), a Boost for each MyCAREER Skill type and Gatorade Boost type, a Devin Booker MyPLAYER Jersey, and a 95 Rated Devin Booker MyTEAM Free Agent Card.

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Sony PSVR Marvel's Iron Man Bundle:$349 $249 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $100 on the Sony PlayStation VR Marvel's Iron Man Bundle. This bundle includes: a PlayStation VR headset, PlayStation camera, PlayStation camera adaptor, 2 PlayStation move motion controllers, high speed controller charger, Marvel's iron man VR game download, and PlayStation VR Demo collection 3. You can also get it from Walmart (opens in new tab) or directly from Sony (opens in new tab) for the same price. 

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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart:$69 $49 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $20 on Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. In this installment, the duo takes on an old nemesis as the wily Lombax continues his search for his people. Along the way, meet new friends, explore a multiverse with wild new foes and of course dispatches enemies with an arsenal of wacky weaponry. 

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Elden Ring:$59 $49 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
For a limited time, save $10 on Elden Ring for PS5 and PS4. One of the best new game releases of 2022, Elden Ring is one of the best RPG games out there. In our Elden Ring review (opens in new tab), we found the game's striking, open-world environment, and breathtaking sense of scale impressive. We were also fond of the game's challenging bosses. We gave Elden Ring an overall rating of 4 out of 5-stars and our hard to get Editor's Choice award. Our reviewer dubbed it a contender for game of the year. 

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WWE 2K22: $59 $29 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 50% on WWE 2K22 — a must buy for your wrestling and fighting game fans. WWE 2K22 brings a host of new features and playable characters to the franchise. With a fully redesigned game engine, new controls, upgraded graphics, and new game modes, it's the best wrestling game we've seen yet. Amazon (opens in new tab) also bundles it with Tony Hawk's Pro Shaker 1+2 for $55 ($44 off). 

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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy:$59  $19 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Marvel's Guardian of the Galaxy for PlayStation is $37 below retail. If you're on PS5, you can insert the PS4 disc into the console and download the digital PS5 version of the game for free from the PlayStation Store. 

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PlayStation Store Sale: up to 75% off PS4|PS5 games @ PlayStation Store (opens in new tab)
For a limited time, save up to 75% on select digital PS4|PS5 games at PlayStation store. It's a great time to expand your game library with new and classic titles.

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Sony PS5 Console: $499 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Due to high demand, finding the PS5 in stock is a deal in itself. Amazon currently offers invites to buy the PS5. If invited, you'll receive an email with a temporary 72 hours link to purchase one. With powerful components, stunning 4K graphics, and backward compatibility, the PS5 is one of the best gaming consoles to buy.

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Sony PS5 Horizon Forbidden West Console Bundle: $549 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you're still trying to get your hands on a PS5, this is a deal itself. You can request an inviation to buy the PS5 Horizon Forbidden West Bundle at Amazon. Horizon Forbidden West is the follow up to the PlayStation Hits solidified Horizon Zero Dawn (opens in new tab). This latest installment of the franchise packs tons of action and new machines.

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Sony PS5 DualSense Wireless Controller: $74 $73 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
Sony PS5 DualSense Wireless Controller features dual analog sticks, a d-pad, and game buttons. There's also a built-in mono speaker, mic array and six-axis motion sensor system incorporated into its design. 

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Sony PS5 HD Camera: $59 @ B&H (opens in new tab)
The Sony PS5 HD camera features dual lenses for capturing yourself in smooth, sharp 1080p imagery. It lets you quickly create a recording or live broadcast of your gameplay via your DualSense wireless controller’s dedicated Create button. 

Best gaming deals — Xbox

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New Logitech G Cloud Preorder:$349 $299 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $50 when you preorder the Logitech G Cloud gaming handheld. It supports Xbox Cloud Gaming, Nvidia GeForce Now, Xbox Remote Play and Steam Link. Access libraries of AAA of PC and console game titles from the cloud — anywhere. Logitech G Cloud preorders ship to arrive by October 18, 2022.

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Xbox Series S Console Bundle: $409 $399 @ BJ's (opens in new tab)
Save $10 with this mega Microsoft Xbox Series S Bundle at BJ's. This bundle includes: an Xbox Series S console with robot white Xbox Series wireless controller (valued at $299), a shock blue Xbox Series S wireless controller (valued a $65), and 3 months of Game Pass Ultimate (valued at $45). If you're not a BJ's member, you can use the free 1-day guess pass to shop. By comparison, it's $50 cheaper than Walmart (opens in new tab)'s current price for the same bundle. 

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Microsoft Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2:$179 $154 @ Microsoft (opens in new tab)
Save $25 on the Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller. The controller lasts up to 40 hours on a single charge and has Impulse Triggers and adjustable tension thumb grips. It works with Xbox One, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X. 

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Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controller: $59 $48 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Microsoft is taking $12 off the Xbox Wireless Controller. It features triggers and bumpers and Hybrid D-pad. Button mapping and improved responsiveness of dynamic latency input elevate your gameplay. Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controller Xbox One Series X|S, Xbox One X|S, Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. 

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Microsoft Xbox Series X Bundle: $499 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The Xbox Series X console is back in stock at Best Buy. In our Xbox Series X review (opens in new tab), we gave a high rating of 4/5 stars for its powerful performance, ridiculously fast load times and its excellent backward compatibility. 

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Back 4 Blood: $59 $10 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $49 on the spiritual successor to the Left 4 Dead franchise. Every play through brings new surprises and challenges, and it's up to you to build your deck - and weapon - in order to properly face whatever's waiting for you. 

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Grand Theft Auto V:$39 $19 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 50% on Grand Theft Auto V for Xbox Series X. It features new graphics modes with 4K resolution, up to 60 frames per second, and HDR options. You also get faster loading times, ray tracing, improved texture qualities, and more. 

Best gaming deals — Virtual Reality

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Meta Quest 2 VR w/ free Beat Saber: from $399 @ Meta Store (opens in new tab)
Get a free Beat Saber when you buy the new Meta Quest 2. In our Meta Quest 2 review, we loved its lightweight, comfortable fit and crisp graphics with little to no blur. It also won us over with its expanded social and sharing capabilities. We gave the Meta Quest 2 an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars and the hard-to-get Editor's Choice award. This deal ends December 31.

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HP Reverb G2 VR Headset: $599 $399 @ HP (opens in new tab)
Save $200 on the HP Reverb G2 VR — a solid gaming platform to immerse yourself in the metaverse with. Equipped with industry leading-lenses and speakers from Valve, the 2160 x 2160 LCD panels let you see more detail than ever across both SteamVR and Windows Mixed Reality. The future is now, fellow humans! 

Best gaming deals — Arcade

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Arcade1Up Super Pac-Man Counter-Cade:$157 $99 @ QVC (opens in new tab)
Save $58 on the Super Pac-Man Arcade1Up Counter-cade. Step up to the counter and play to your heart's content with this compact retro-gaming cabinet. It's ideal for homes, offices, dorm rooms and anywhere else where you want to enjoy some retro-gaming. 

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Arcade 1Up Defender 40th Anniversary:$499 $449 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
Now $50 off at Walmart, Defender 40th Anniversary Midway Legacy Edition Arcade features a 17-inch LCD and full sized joysticks and buttons. This retro cabinet style console offers 12 games in 1 which makes it a tremendous value. It includes: Defender, Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat II, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Joust, Rampage, Gauntlet, Paperboy, Rootbeer Tapper, Bubbles, Toobin, and Wizard of Wor. Its ships with a custom riser, assembly required. 

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.