Best gaming deals in January 2023

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The best gaming deals in Janurary offer new year discounts on gaming laptops, monitors, arcade cabinets, games, and accessories. We're currently seeing fantastic deals on both digital and physical games for all platforms. 

In the category of game consoles, the PS5 God of War Ragnarok console bundle is surprisingly still in stock (opens in new tab) at PlayStation Direct. Sony has had sporadic restocks of the standard and digital PS5 consoles. Meanwhile, Xbox and Nintendo Switch consoles are in stock at just about every retailer. 

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

So 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 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.

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Best gaming deals right now

PC gaming

Acer Nitro 5 RTX 3060: $1,299 (opens in new tab)

Acer Nitro 5 RTX 3060: $1,299 $999 @ Newegg (opens in new tab)
Save $300 on the outstanding Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop. This powerful machine has a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) 144Hz display and is powered by a 12th Gen 2.5-GHz Intel Core i5-12500H 12-core CPU alongside 16GB of RAM. Doing the heavy lifting for graphics is Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3060 GPU with 6GB of dedicated memory. For file storage, it's outfitted with an ample 512GB SSD.  

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 RTX 3050: $899 (opens in new tab)

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 RTX 3050: $899 $679 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $220 on the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3. It features a 15.6-inch 1080p display, 3.3-GHz AMD Ryzen 5 6600H 6-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. Nvidia's powerful GeForce GTX RTX 3050 GPU handles graphics. Even better, it includes 3 months of Xbox GamePass for free (valued at $30). 

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14: $1,399 (opens in new tab)

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14: $1,399 $1099 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $300 on the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14. This RTX 3060 gaming laptop packs a 14-inch (1920 x 1080) display with a 144Hz refresh rate, an AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. This machine is ready for work and play. 

Asus ROG Strix G15: $1,699 (opens in new tab)

Asus ROG Strix G15: $1,699 $1,299 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $400 on Asus ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition. This powerful gaming laptop has a 15.6-inch (2560 x 1440-pixel) display with a 165Hz refresh rate, an AMD Ryzen 9 5980HX CPU, an AMD Radeon RX 6800M GPU, 16GB of RAM  and 512GB of SSD storage.

Nintendo Switch

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope w/ Sticker Set: $59 (opens in new tab)

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope w/ Sticker Set: $59 $39 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $20 on Mario+Rabbids Sparks of Hope. Team up with Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Rabbid Peach, Rabbid Luigi, and their friends on a galactic journey to defeat a malevolent entity and save your Spark companions. 

Sonic Frontiers: $59 (opens in new tab)

Sonic Frontiers: $59 $39 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $20 on Sonic Frontiers. Sonic Frontiers is the grand return to a 3D platformer for everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog. This price is available across all gaming platforms.

NBA 2K23: $59 (opens in new tab)

NBA 2K23: $59 $24 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $35 on NBA 2K23. Rise to the occasion and realize your full potential and prove yourself against the best players in the world and showcase your talent in MyCareer mode. Or, take on NBA or WNBA teams in Play Now mode to experience true-to-life gameplay.

Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure: $79 (opens in new tab)

Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure: $79 $69 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
Save $10 on Nintendo's Ring Fit Adventure game. It's one of the best games to help you lose weight. You'll burn calories playing games that make you jog, sprint, and jump in place. 

Nintendo Switch OLED Model:  $349 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

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.

Hori Nintendo Switch: $49 (opens in new tab)

Hori Nintendo Switch: $49 @ 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.

Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S

Microsoft Xbox Series X: $499 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Microsoft Xbox Series X: $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, we gave a high rating of 4/5 stars for its powerful performance, ridiculously fast load times and its excellent backward compatibility. 

Microsoft Xbox Series S: $299 (opens in new tab)

Microsoft Xbox Series S: $299 $239 @ Microsoft (opens in new tab)
Save $60 on the Xbox Series S. This next-gen system is optimized for 1440p gaming and lightning-fast load times in a small, compact design. Microsoft’s low-cost disc-free alternative of the Xbox Series X packs a 3.6-GHz AMD Zen 2-based processor with 10GB of RAM, a 4-teraflop AMD RDNA 2 GPU with 20 compute units and 512GB of storage. 

Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controllers: from $39 @ Microsoft Store
Save up to $20 on select Xbox Wireless Controllers. It features triggers and bumpers and Hybrid D-pad. Button mapping and improved responsiveness of dynamic latency input elevate your gameplay. It works with Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One.  (opens in new tab)

Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controllers: from $39 @ Microsoft Store
Save up to $20 on select Xbox Wireless Controllers. It features triggers and bumpers and Hybrid D-pad. Button mapping and improved responsiveness of dynamic latency input elevate your gameplay. It works with Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One. 

Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller: $129 (opens in new tab)

Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller: $129 $121 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $8 on the Xbox Elite Series 2 Core controller. It features interchangeable thumb-sticks, paddles and D-pads, adjustable tension thumb-sticks, rubberized palm grips, the ability to save up to three custom profiles and a rechargeable battery with charging dock.

UFC 4 Xbox One Digital Code: $59 (opens in new tab)

UFC 4 Xbox One Digital Code: $59 $12 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This gaming deal takes $47 off the digital version of UFC for Xbox One and Xbox Series X. In UFC 4, you become the ultimate fighter based on fighting style, achievements and personality. Step into the octagon with the world's best mixed martial artists like Jorge Masvidal and Israel Adesanya. 

Xbox Series S Console Bundle: $409 (opens in new tab)

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. 

PS4|PS5

Sony PS5 DualSense Controller: $74 (opens in new tab)

Sony PS5 DualSense Controller: $74 $72 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
The 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. 

Sony God of War Ragnarök PS5 Bundle: $559 @ PlayStation Direct (opens in new tab)

Sony God of War Ragnarök PS5 Bundle: $559 @ PlayStation Direct (opens in new tab)
Log into your PSN account (or create one) to buy the God of War Raganarok PS5 console Bundle from PlayStation Direct. This PS5 console bundle includes a voucher for the digital version of the Editor's Choice PS5 game, God of War Ragnarök. If you're still trying to get your hands on a PS5, this is a deal itself. We recommend you act fast, as stock typically goes quickly. 

Bundle (Digital): $459 @ PlayStation Direct (opens in new tab)

Sony God of War Ragnarök PS5 Bundle (Digital): $459 @ PlayStation Direct (opens in new tab)
Log into your PSN account (or create one) to buy the digital edition God of War Raganarok PS5 console bundle from PlayStation Direct. This PS5 console bundle includes a voucher for the digital version of the Editor's Choice PS5 game, God of War Ragnarök. If you're still trying to get your hands on a PS5, this is a deal itself. We recommend you act fast, as stock typically goes quickly. 

Sony PS5 Horizon Forbidden West Console Bundle: $549 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Sony PS5 Horizon Forbidden West Console Bundle: $549 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
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. This latest installment of the franchise packs tons of action and new machines. You'll get an email with a link that's valid for 72 hours if you're invited to purchase. 

Sony PS5 Console: $499 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Sony PS5 Console: $499 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
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.

Sony PS5 HD Camera: $59 (opens in new tab)

Sony PS5 HD Camera: $59 @ Best Buy (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. 

VR Headsets

Meta Quest 2 w/ Free Elite Strap: $399 @ Meta (opens in new tab)

Meta Quest 2 w/ Free Elite Strap: $399 @ Meta (opens in new tab)
For a limited time, get a free Elite Strap (valued at $60) when you buy the Meta Quest 2 VR headset. Fromerly known as the Oculus Quest 2, the Meta Quest 2 is the best VR headset for the price. It enhances everything we loved about the original Oculus Quest with its lightweight, comfortable fit, crisp graphics and expanded social and sharing features. 

HP Reverb G2 VR Headset: $599 (opens in new tab)

HP Reverb G2 VR Headset: $599 $449 @ HP (opens in new tab)
Save $150 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! 

Acade1Up

Arcade1Up Marvel 2-Player Countercade: was $229 (opens in new tab)

Arcade1Up Marvel 2-Player Countercade: was $229 now $179 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $50 on the Arcade1Up Marvel 2 Countercade. Unleash your inner super hero and challenge friends with this 2 player console. It features an 8-inch color LCD screen, light up marquee, and headphone jack. No assembly is required, so it's ready to go out the box. 

Arcade1Up NFL Blitz Legends: $599 (opens in new tab)

Arcade1Up NFL Blitz Legends: $599 $499 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $100 on the Arcade1Up NFL Blitz Legends 3-in-1 arcade machine. It includes NFL Blitz, NFL Blitz ‘99, and NFL Bliz 2000: Gold Edition. Originally released by Midway in the late ‘90s and officially licensed by the NFL, this was the iconic, showboatin’ football title that featured every pro team during that time and legendary players in their over-the-top best. Target (opens in new tab) has it for the same price.

Arcade1Up Terminator 2 Arcade Machine: $699 (opens in new tab)

Arcade1Up Terminator 2 Arcade Machine: $699 $499 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $200 on the Arcade1Up Terminator 2 gaming cabinet. Arcade1Up's Terminator 2 arcade cabinet is a must-have for T2 and retro gaming fans. It's a great addition to any game room or arcade machine collection. It includes two guns with force feedback, light-up marquee, custom riser, and Wi-Fi for leaderboards. 

Arcade1Up The Simpsons: $699 (opens in new tab)

Arcade1Up The Simpsons: $699 $499 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $200 on this Simpspn's 30th Edition Arcade with matchinc stool and tin. Arcade1Up's The Simpsons Arcade Machine makes a great addition to any game room or arcade machine collection. This 2-in-1 arcade cabinet with riser includes the early '90s game, The Simpsons, and The Simpsons Bowling, released in 2000.

Retro handhelds

Powkiddy RGB20S: $90 (opens in new tab)

Powkiddy RGB20S: $90 $75 @ Powkiddy (opens in new tab)
Save $15 on the Powekiddy RGB20S handheld game console via coupon,"POWKIDDY". The 32GB base model ships with 3000+ pre-installed retro games. The 64GB and 128GB storage models comes with 15,000 and 25,000 games, It features a 3.5-inch (640 x 480) IPS display and runs on a 1.5-GHz  ARM 4-core processor with 1GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Its 3500mah built-in rechargeable battery lasts up to 8 hours on a full charge. You may also buy the Powkiddy RGB20S from the Powkiddy Official Store on AliExpress (opens in new tab)

Powkiddy V90: $60 (opens in new tab)

Powkiddy V90: $60 $35 @ Powkiddy Official Store (opens in new tab)
Save $15 on the Powkiddy V90 via coupon, "POWKIDDY". This Nintendo Gameboy Advanced SP-like handheld ships with 3500+ games and has a flip-open, clam-shell design, 3-inch (320 x 240) IPS display and 4 hour battery life. The 64GB or 128GB storage models comes with 15,000 and 25,000 games. You may also buy the Powkiddy V90 from the Powkiddy Official Store on AliExpress (opens in new tab)

Haopapa Retro Plus: $35 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Haopapa Retro Plus: $35 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
It features 218 classic games across several categories including: sports, puzzle, arcade, shooting, racing, adventure and more. It features a 3.5-inch LCD screen and can connect to your TV with the included AV cable. Its bult-in rechargeable battery last provides 4-6 hours of gameplay.

My Arcade Go Gamer Classic: $20 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

My Arcade Go Gamer Classic: $20 @ Amazon
(opens in new tab)For just under $20, the My Arcade Go Gamer Classic is a mini retro handheld gaming device. It's loaded with 300 fun and easy to play video games including puzzles, soccer, tennis and much more. This compact little player fits in your pocket, purse, bag or backpack! It features a full color 2.5-inch screen, illuminated buttons, built-in speaker and 3.5mm headphone jack. It's powered by 3 AAA batteries (not included).

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.