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Best gaming console deals: cheapest prices on PS5, Xbox S and X and Switch

While the latest generation of consoles had a bit of a slow start, things have heated up in the last few years, and for those who have been waiting to pick up a console, now is a pretty good time when it comes to games, accessories and the like. There are a lot of great Xbox Series S and X deals, PlayStation 5 deals, and Nintendo Switch deals for you to check out, and we’ve collected the best we could find below. That said, it’s important to note that we’re currently going through a bit of a deals drought, even when it comes to refurbished consoles, so there aren’t a ton of options out there, although be sure to check back as we do regularly keep track of deals and will update this article as better deals appear.

Xbox Series S 1TB — starting at $349, was $380

The Xbox Series S console on its side with controller.
Microsoft

The Xbox Series S is the less powerful but cheaper option out of the newest generation Xbox line. When comparing the Xbox Series S versus the Xbox Series X, the Series S takes a hit in all the component categories. That means it’s not quite as fast. But if you’re not hung up on getting the optimal performance out of your system, you’ll actually notice very few differences. The two biggest ones are the Series S’s inability to play in 8K, and its lack of a disc drive. Most people don’t even have 8K TVs, so that shouldn’t be an issue. If you’re alright with downloading all of your games straight to the console’s memory (and you have a separate DVD or Blu-Ray player), the Series S will work fine. It’s quite a bit smaller anyway, and easier to fit on a shelf.

Xbox Series X refurbished —  starting at $399

A black Xbox Series X and controller against a black background.
Microsoft

The Xbox Series X is all about power. It’s a great way to get into games with demanding graphics without shelling out thousands of dollars in gaming PC deals. The Series X has super fast load times, the ability to play in 8K, and double the internal storage. If you only settle for the best, you’ll have to spring for the Series X. It’s become much more available since its initial launch, but it doesn’t often get deals like the Series S does.

PlayStation 5 with disc drive — $60 off Spider-Man 2 Bundle

Playstation 5 with disk drive
Sony

The PlayStation 5 is a lot easier to get than it was back when it first launched. If you’re a Sony fan, this is the only option right now. Sony has upgraded the power in the PS5 significantly. While the PS4 could also run games in 4K and HDR, the PS5 practically requires it thanks to the gorgeous games in its library. Some of the biggest tech advances for the PS5 is the haptic feedback in the controller. This lets you slowly pull down on the trigger, and will give you resistance when things in the game are extra hard to pull. If you’re a Final Fantasy fan, the PS5 and FFXVI bundle is currently on sale for $60 off.

Nintendo Switch OLED Refurbished — starting at $300

The new Nintendo Switch OLED Splatoon 3 model.
Nintendo

The Nintendo Switch, in many ways, is the ultimate handheld gaming device. Everything Nintendo has released since the Gameboy has culminated here. That makes it even more exciting when they commit some serious resources to making the mobile aspect as good as it can be. For instance, adding an OLED screen. The Nintendo Switch OLED is an obvious upgrade that will be most exciting for people who like to game on the go. If you don’t own an OLED TV already, you might find yourself playing it in handheld mode just for the gorgeous visuals. When comparing the Switch OLED versus the standard Switch, the only real difference is the screen and a slight memory upgrade. Unfortunately, there currently aren’t any good deals on bundles or consoles for the Nintendo Switch OLED, so the best thing to do is go for a refurbished version if you want to buy cheaper.

Nintendo Switch Refurbished — starting at $270

Two people playing a Nintendo Switch that is propped up on a table.
Nintendo

If you’re on this page then you know what the Nintendo Switch is and you know why you want one. To help convince you, here’s a list of some games you can only play if you buy a Switch: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Super Mario Odyssey, Bayonetta 3, Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity, Luigi’s Mansion 3, and many more. After you buy the console, review our full list of the best Nintendo Switch games while you wait for it to be delivered to your house. Much like the OLED version, there aren’t currently any good deals on the Nintendo Switch, so if you want to save a little, you can go with a refurbished model.

Nintendo Switch Lite Refurbished — starting at $180

New blue Nintendo Switch Lite.
Nintendo

The biggest advantage of the Nintendo Switch Lite is its price. That’s not a knock on the console — this is an article about deals, after all. It’s just that the Switch Lite can’t be plugged into your TV, so you can only play it in handheld mode. If that’s what you were planning on doing anyway, consider buying an OLED Switch instead. The screen is a serious upgrade when you compare all of the Switch versions. But if you just want a casual gaming device that will let you play all your favorite Nintendo exclusives, this is by far the easiest and cheapest option. That said, there aren’t many available deals right now, and the few we could find are refurbished versions and don’t discount the Switch Lite by much.

PlayStation 5 Digital Version

Playstation 5 Digital Edition
Sony

Like Microsoft, Sony released two versions of the PlayStation 5, one with a disc drive and one without. If you’re fine with downloading all of your games, the discless version will be fine for you. You’ll have access to the same library of games and the same powerful internals. Since most games these days require large downloads even when you own the disc, the difference isn’t too major.

Unfortunately, there are currently no deals for new or refurbished version of the PlayStation 5 Digital.

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