Gaming is a popular hobby, but it unfortunately isn’t cheap. Buying games at full price is a quick way to empty your wallet, so gamers have come up with lots of ways to save money.
If you’re new to a particular gaming platform or have never shopped for games on sale before, you might not know that every major system has sections of their digital stores dedicated to sales. Normally, digital prices are higher than physical copies of games, but if you catch a game on a digital sale, you don’t have to wait to play it!
No matter what system you play on, here are the digital sale pages to take a look at. You can even check these from your PC or phone so you don’t have to browse them through your console. Note that the sales change regularly, so keep an eye out!
My wishlist on PSN has over 50 games in it so when playstation have another decent digital sale I'm screwed
— Genelle Aimee (@Genelle_Aimee) August 14, 2017
PlayStation: Visit the PlayStation Store’s Weekly Deals page. You’ll find limited-time specific sales as well as the All Deals page to view every item on sale that week. PlayStation often features Flash Sales for just a few days, so do check back even on weekends. Also, PlayStation Plus subscribers almost always receive a deeper discount.
Xbox: Check out the Xbox Sales & Specials page for savings on Xbox hardware, gear, and digital games that everyone can take advantage of. If you’re an Xbox Live Gold member, visit the Deals with Gold page for more savings.
Steam: Head to the Steam Specials page to view all games on sale. Of course, Steam also features legendary sales around the end of the year and beginning of summer. If you’re patient, those are almost always the best times to buy a game.
Nintendo: You’ll find current offers on Nintendo’s Sales & Deals page. Nintendo games are notorious for holding high prices even years after release. That makes sales all the more sweeter for the Wii U and 3DS (the Switch is too new for regular sales). Unfortunately, first-party games rarely go on sale, and when they do, the discounts aren’t too deep. But it’s still worth checking occasionally.
Even if you can’t find a game on sale, you might still be able to score it cheaper with our tips.
What’s the best digital sale on a game you’ve ever seen? Are there any games you’re hoping go on sale soon? Tell us what you’re hoping to buy in the comments!
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