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Best gaming deals in August 2022

Best gaming deals
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The best gaming deals currently 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. 

Retailers are currently offering noteworthy discounts on gaming laptops and accessories like, surround sound headsets, gaming mice, external hard drives, and more. And if you're a proud new PS5, Xbox Series X or Nintendo Switch owner, you'll want to take advantage of today's deals on digital and physical games.

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

We're searching for the best discounts on all things gaming and sharing them below. Here are the best gaming deals you can shop today.

PC

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HP Victus 16-inch GTX 1650 Gaming Laptop: was $999 now $799 @ HP (opens in new tab)
Save $200 on the HP Victus 16 12th Gen Intel Gaming Laptop. This machine has a 16.1-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12500H 12-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. Nvidia's GTX 1650 GPU with 4GB of dedicated memory handles graphics.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3:was $939 now $639 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $300 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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Dell G15 Ryzen Edition w/ RTX 3050Ti GPU: was $1,468 now $1,077 @ Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $391 on the Dell G15 Ryzen Edition gaming laptop. It packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) 120Hz display, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H 8-core CPU, 16GB RAM and Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3060 GPU with 6GB of dedicated memory. Meanwhile, a 512GB SSD affords you ample file storage and fast file transfers. 

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Gigabyte G27FC A 27-inch Curved Gaming Monitor: was $249 now $179 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $70 on the Gigabyte G27FC A Curved Gaming Monitor. It has a 27-inch (1920 x 1080) display at 165Hz refresh rate, 1ms response. This 1500R curvature monitor features AMD FreeSync Premium for smooth, tear-free gaming. Newegg (opens in new tab) has it for the same price.

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Razer DeathAdder Essential Gaming Mouse: was $29 now $18 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $11 on the Razer DeathAdder Essential Gaming Mouse. Up your gaming performance with this highly ergonomic mouse, featuring a true 6,400 DPI optical sensor, comfortable form factor, and five programmable buttons — packed into a highly durable, lightweight construction.

Switch

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Mario Strikers: Battle League: was $59 now $49 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
Save $10 on Mario Strikers: Battle League for Nintendo Switch. Mario Strikers: Battle League is a 5-on-5 is an action packed soccer-like sport where anything goes when it comes to winning. Tackle enemies, use items and execute score-boosting Hyper Strikes.

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Star Wars Racer and Commando Combo: was $29 now $19 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $10 on Star Wars Racer and Commando combo with this 2-in-1 game deal. It includes two classic Star Wars games — Star Wars: Episode I Racer and Star Wars Republic Commando. Relive the adrenaline-pumping Podracing sequence from Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace with Star Wars: Episode I Racer. Lead an elite squad as you infiltrate, dominate, and annihilate the opposition in Star Wars Republic Commando.

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Hot Wheels Unleashed: was $49 now $39 @ 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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Sonic Colors Ultimate: was $39 now $24 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $15 on Sonic Colors Ultimate. In this high-speed adventure, you'll free a captured alien race called, "Wisps" from the hands of Dr. Eggman. You'll explore six unique colorful worlds filled with dangerous enemies and hurdles. 

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Pokémon Legends Arceus: was $59 now $48 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
Save $11 on Pokémon Legends Arceus — a must-have for Pokemon fans. This latest release combines RPG with action gameplay. Your journey takes you through the glorious Hisui region where you embark on missions to study, and catch various species of Pokémon. 

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SanDisk Nintendo Switch 256GB microSD Memory Card: was $52 now $39 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $13 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: was $49 now $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.

PS5 | PS4

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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 boasts of incredibly powerful components, stunning 4K graphics, and backward compatibility, the Sony PlayStation 5 is the Editor's Choice gaming console. 

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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart PS5: was $69 now $39 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $30 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 for PS5|PS4: was $59 now $45 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
For a limited time, save $14 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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Deathloop Standard Edition: was $59 now $27 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Now $32 off, the Editor's Choice game, Deathloop is one of the best games out there. In our Deathloop review (opens in new tab), we loved its beautiful, explorable worlds, fun stealth mechanics and dual-wielding fighting style. Grab it now for a stellar price. 

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WWE 2K22 for PS4: was $59 now $39 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $20 on WWE 2K22, a must buy for your collection. 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. Best Buy also offers WWE 2K22 for PS5 (opens in new tab) for $45 ($25 off).

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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy for PS4|PS5: was $59 now $23 @ 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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Marvel's Avengers for PS5: was $39 now $19 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
For a limited time, Marvel's Avengers for PS5 is 50% off at Best Buy. This character-driven story lets you assemble Earth's mightiest heroes like Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow or Thor. Single player mode or coop missions let you unleash your inner super hero. Best Buy also offers the PS4 version (opens in new tab) for the same price. 

Xbox

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Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controller: was $59 now $49 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon is currently taking $10 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 PC. 

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Microsoft Xbox Series X Console Bundle: $499 @ Microsoft (opens in new tab)
The Microsoft Xbox Series X console is back in stock at Microsoft. You have the option to build your bundle with a 3 month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Membership and/or an Xbox wireless controller. 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. It's the Editor's Choice gaming machine.

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Back 4 Blood for Xbox Series X: was $59 now $9 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $50 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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UFC 4 for Xbox One|Xbox Series X: was $59 now $39 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This gaming deal takes $20 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. 

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Marvel's Avengers for Xbox One| Series X: was $39 now $14 @ Best Buy
(opens in new tab)Marvel's Avengers for Xbox One and Xbox Series X is $20 off at Best Buy. This character-driven story lets you assemble Earth's mightiest heroes like Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow or Thor. Single player mode or coop missions let you unleash your inner super hero. 

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Meta Quest 2 VR: from $399 @ Meta Store (opens in new tab)
Get a free Best 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.

Arcade

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Arcade1Up Marvel 2-Player Countercade: was $229 now $129 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $100 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. 

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Arcade1Up Super Pac-Man Counter-Cade: was $157 now $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 Midway Legacy Edition Arcade: was $499 now $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
Hilda Scott

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.