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Best gaming deals in October 2021

Best gaming deals
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Retailers are kicking off the month of October with epic Black Friday-worthy gaming deals. Several retailers are offering significant discounts on the most coveted gaming gear. 

Whether you're bargain shopping for a new gaming laptop, console or just want to stockpile games, you've come to the right place. Several retailers are also offering respectable discounts on gaming laptops and peripherals like, surround sound headsets, gaming mice, external hard drives, and more. 

And if you're a proud PS5, Xbox Series X or Nintendo Switch owner, you'll want to take advantage of this week's deals on digital and physical games.

Traditionally, frugal gamers wait for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and even Amazon Prime Day to save big on gaming gear. However, we've seen excellent deals on all things gaming throughout the year. 

Whether you're treating yourself or that gamer you know, now is a great time to save. Here are the best gaming deals you can get right now.

Best gaming deals right now

PC Gaming Deals

Gigabyte Aero 17 w/ RTX 3070 GPU:  was $2,499 now $1,899 @ Newegg

Gigabyte Aero 17 w/ RTX 3070 GPU: was $2,499 now $1,899 @ Newegg
For a limited time, you can save $300 on the Gigabyte Aero 17 via rebate at Newegg. This machine packs a 17.3-inch (3840 x 2160) 4K display, 2.3-GHzi7-11800H 8-core CPU and 16GB of RAM. Rounding out its specs are an RTX 3070 GPU with 8GB of dedicated memory and a speedy 1TB SSD.

Dell G15 Ryzen Edition Gaming Laptop: w as $1,235 now $1,024 @ Dell

Dell G15 Ryzen Edition Gaming Laptop: was $1,235 now $1,024 @ Dell
Now $211 off, this Dell G15 Ryzen Edition RTX 30 series laptop takes gaming to a whole new level. It packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) 165Hz display, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H 8-core CPU, 8GB RAM and Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU with 4GB of graphics memory. For storage and transferring files, there's a speedy 256GB SSD on board. 

MSI GP66 Leopard w/ RTX 3080 GPU: was $2,299 now $1,999 @ Newegg

MSI GP66 Leopard w/ RTX 3080 GPU: was $2,299 now $1,999 @ Newegg
Currently $300 off via rebate, the MSI GP66 Leopard gaming laptop is at lowest price yet. This configuration consists of a 15.6-inch, 240Hz matte display, 2.3-GHz Intel Core i7-11800H CPU, 16GB of RAM and 1TB SSD. Nvidia's latest GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q GPU with 8GB of dedicated memory handles graphics. VR ready, this laptop works with VR headsets like the Oculus Quest 2 and HTV Vive Cosmos

Lenovo Legion 5 w/ GTX 1660Ti GPU: was $1,299 for $899 @ Newegg

Lenovo Legion 5 w/ GTX 1660Ti GPU: was $1,299 for $899 @ Newegg
Save $400 on the Lenovo Legion 5 gaming laptop at Newegg. It has a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) 120Hz display, 2.5-GHz Intel Core i5-10300H 4-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. For graphics handling, it's equipped with Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU. with 6GB of graphics memory. 

Arcade Gaming Deals

Arcade1UP X-Men VS Street Fighter Arcade Machine: was $499 now $399 @ Walmart

Arcade1UP X-Men VS Street Fighter Arcade Machine: was $499 now $399 @ Walmart
Now $100 off at Walmart, Arcade1UP X-Men VS Street Fighter Arcade Machine features a 17-inch LCD and full sized joysticks and buttons. This retro cabinet style console offers 4 games in 1 which makes it a tremendous value. It includes: X-Men vs Street Fighter, X-Men: Children of the Atom, Marvel vs Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes, and X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse. It support Wi-Fi for online play with ships with a custom riser. Assembly required. 

Arcade1Up Ms. Pac-Man Arcade Machine: $399 @ Walmart

Arcade1Up Ms. Pac-Man Arcade Machine: $399 @ Walmart
The Arcade1Up Ms Pacman Arcade Machine is a great value since you get 4 games in 1. Strategically guide Ms. Pac-Man through mazes to evade the ghost gang — Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Sue. When you're not playing Ms. Pac-Man, you can test your gaming skills with the other built-in games Pac-Mania, Pac-Man Plus or Galaxian. Measuring 5 feet tall with the included matching riser, its features a 17-inch color display with feel full-size joystick and buttons. Assembly required. 

Nintendo Switch Gaming Deals

Nintendo Switch Console 128GB Memory Card Bundle: was $334 now $322 @ Amazon

Nintendo Switch Console 128GB Memory Card Bundle: was $334 now $322 @ Amazon
Save $13 on the Nintendo Switch Console 128GB Memory Card Bundle. This bundle includes a Nintendo Switch Console (Neon Blue/Neon Red Joy-Cons and an officially licensed SanDisk 128GB Memory Card for Nintendo Switch. 

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin: was $59 now $49 @ GameStop

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin: was $59 now $49 @ GameStop
Save $10 on Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin at GameStop. This latest installment of the wildly popular game series has an immersive storyline, charming characters and challenging quests. For RPG and Monster Hunter fans alike, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is a must-buy adventure game. Amazon has it on backorder for the same price. 

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD: was $59 now $49 @ Walmart

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD: was $59 now $49 @ Walmart
For a limited time, save $10 on The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. This updated HD version of the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword offers immersive swordplay. Newly added button controls let you switch between button inputs and motion controls. Add this physical copy to your game collection for its lowest price yet. 

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: was $59 now $39 @ Amazon

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: was $59 now $39 @ Amazon
This Nintendo Switch game deal from Amazon takes $20 off Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. You get to compete in action-packed classic sports games like track and field and four brand new events to Tokyo 2020 — skateboarding, karate, surfing, and sport climbing. 

HyperX Cloud Revolver Wired Headset: was $149 now $102 @ Amazon

HyperX Cloud Revolver Wired Headset: was $149 now $102 @ Amazon
Looking for a wired gaming headset for your PC or game console? This gaming deal takes $48 off the HyperX Cloud Revolver Wired. It features 50mm directional drivers, an advanced USB audio control box and HyperX 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound. It also has memory foam cushions and a detachable noise cancelling mic. It works with PC, PS4|PS5 and is stereo compatible with Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and VR via 3.5mm plug. 

Nintendo Switch Joy-Con (L)/(R) Neon Pink/Neon Green: was $79 now $69 @ Walmart

Nintendo Switch Joy-Con (L)/(R) Neon Pink/Neon Green: was $79 now $69 @ Walmart
For a limited time, save $10 on Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons. Each one has a full set of buttons for use as standalone controller for playing with a friend. Depending on what game you're playing, Joy-Cons can be held vertically or sideways, attached to the console or separate. 

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller: was $69 now $59 @ Walmart

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller: was $69 now $59 @ Walmart
An excellent accessory to your new console, the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller includes motion controls, HD rumble and built-in Amiibo functionality. It is lightweight and comfortable and the battery lasts for 40 hours. 

PlayStation Gaming Deals

Madden NFL 21 Next Level Edition for PS5:  was $69 now $25 Amazon

Madden NFL 21 Next Level Edition for PS5: was $69 now $25 Amazon
Save $44 on Madden NFL 21 Next Level Edition for a limited time. This football game features Next Gen Player Movement fueled by real-world Next Gen Stats. Authentic new environments inside NFL stadiums for realistic gameplay like never before.

Marvel's Avengers for PS5: was $40 now $20 @ Best Buy

Marvel's Avengers for PS5: was $40 now $20 @ Best Buy
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 for the same price. 

Assassin's Creed Valhalla for PS5: was $60 now $30 @ Amazon

Assassin's Creed Valhalla for PS5: was $60 now $30 @ Amazon
One of the best gaming deals today takes $30 off Assassin's Creed Valhalla for PS5. Lead epic Viking raids against saxon troops and fortresses with Assassin's Creed Valhalla. 

PlayStation Store Sale: up to 70% off PS4|PS5 games @ PlayStation Store

PlayStation Store Sale: up to 70% off PS4|PS5 games @ PlayStation Store
For a limited time, save up to 70% off PS4|PS5 games. Outside of the holidays, now is a great time to stockpile your game library with new and classic titles.

Razer Raion Fightpad for PS4 and PS5: was $99 now $47 @ Walmart

Razer Raion Fightpad for PS4 and PS5: was $99 now $47 @ Walmart
One of the best gaming deals happening at Walmart knocks $52 off the Razer Raion Fightpad. One of the best controllers for PS4 and PS5, it has a 6 face button layout as found on arcade sticks — strategically spaced to give you quicker access to your commands. The Mecha-tactile 8-way D-pad helps you execute moves with more precision than a 4-way D-pad. 

Logitech G29 Racing Wheel for PS4|PS5: was $399 now $237 @ Amazon

Logitech G29 Racing Wheel for PS4|PS5: was $399 now $237 @ Amazon
This gaming deal from Amazon knocks $163 off the Logitech's G29 racing wheel. This solid all-around force feedback wheel adds a whole new level of realism to driving simulators. It works with the latest PS5 and previous-gen PS4 and PS3 consoles. 

Xbox Gaming Deals

Marvel's Avengers for Xbox One| Series X: was $39 now $19 @ Best Buy

Marvel's Avengers for Xbox One| Series X: was $39 now $19 @ Best Buy
Marvel's Avengers for Xbox One and Xbox Series X is also 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. 

Madden NFL 21 Next Level Edition for Xbox:  was $69 now $32 @ Amazon

Madden NFL 21 Next Level Edition for Xbox: was $69 now $32 @ Amazon
Save $37 on Madden NFL 21 Next Level Edition for a limited time. This football game features Next Gen Player Movement fueled by real-world Next Gen Stats. Authentic new environments inside NFL stadiums for realistic gameplay like never before. 

Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions: $39 @ Amazon

Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions: $39 @ Amazon
Get Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions for Xbox is sold game for the price. Fight as legends like Adonis Creed and Rocky Balboa or any of 18 other memorable characters from the Creed and Rocky franchise. The game features intuitive controls, robust boxing mechanics and 13 new and original boxing arenas. Team up with friends and family or face off in head-to-head matches with local player mode. You can also buy it from Walmart and Best Buy

HyperX CloudX Flight Wireless Headset: was $159 now $119 @ Microsoft

HyperX CloudX Flight Wireless Headset: was $159 now $119 @ Microsoft
Now $40 off, the HyperX CloudX Flight Wireless is one of the best gaming headsets for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. It features 50mm drivers, a built-in chat mixer, comfy memory foam ear cushions and a detachable microphone with noise-cancellation. Gaming-grade 2.4Hz wireless connectivity lets you enjoy cord-free gaming for up to 30 hours. 

HyperX Cloud Revolver Wired Headset: was $149 now $102 @ Amazon

HyperX Cloud Revolver Wired Headset: was $149 now $102 @ Amazon
Looking for a wired gaming headset for your PC or game console? One of the best gaming deal takes $48 off the HyperX Cloud Revolver Wired gaming headset. It features 50mm directional drivers, an advanced USB audio control box and HyperX 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound. It also has memory foam cushions and a detachable noise cancelling mic. It works with PC, PS4|PS5 and is stereo compatible with Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and VR via 3.5mm plug. Walmart has it for the same price. 

Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controller: was $59 now $49 @ Microsoft

Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controller: was $59 now $49 @ Microsoft
Now $10 off at Microsoft, the Xbox Wireless Controller 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 systems. 

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.