Discounts on video games and gaming accessories are always some of the most popular deals of any major sales event, and we're seeing big savings on a range of must-play titles for all three major platforms. For example, PlayStation Store's Memorial Day sale is drawing plenty of interest right now.
Even more exciting, this could be the first Memorial Day where we see a discount on the PS5 and Xbox Series X as both are now readily available. The PS5 God of War bundle has been reduced in recent weeks, and the Xbox Series S was discounted throughout the holiday sales. Could retailers offer fresh discounts now that Memorial Day has arrived?
We're checking major retailers for deals across all gaming platforms, so here are the best Memorial Day gaming sales that you can score right now.
Memorial Day gaming deals — Quick links
- Amazon: up to 85% off select PC games
- Best Buy: Xbox/PS5 games from $19
- Dell: extra 15% off gaming rigs via coupon "GAMING15"
- GameStop: up to 60% off games, $30 off headsets, more
- Lenovo: gaming desktops/laptops from $639
- Microsoft: up to $40 off games/Xbox controllers
- Samsung: 27-inch Odyssey gaming monitors from $189
- Walmart: video games/controllers from $19
Best Memorial Day gaming deals
Horizon Forbidden West: was $69 now $49 @ Amazon
The sequel to 2017's Horizon Zero Dawn, join Aloy on her most dangerous quest yet as she ventures to distant lands in Horizon Forbidden West. Once you've journeyed to the West, you'll meet new allies and engage in strategic battles against upgraded machines using a diverse collection of weapons. This epic PlayStation exclusive is 30% off just in time for Memorial Day.
Marvel's Spider-Man Miles Morales (Ultimate Edition): was $69 now $43 @ Best Buy
Ahead of Spidey's latest PlayStation adventure dropping this fall, get all caught up with Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Ultimate Edition) which bundles together both the Miles Morales spin-off and the original Spider-Man Remastered, that's a whole lot of web-slinging action for just $43.
Elden Ring: was $59 now $47 @ Amazon
One of the most critically acclaimed games of all time, Elden Ring comes courtesy of FromSoftware, the same company that produced the beloved Dark Souls series. Like Dark Souls, Elden Ring is a fiendishly difficult action/RPG with deep character customization. Unlike Dark Souls, Elden Ring also has a huge open world to explore, so even when your progression is halted by a towering boss you can also venture off in a different direction.
Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut: was $69 now $44 @ Amazon
Become The Ghost, in this PS5 version of one of the PS4's most celebrated exclusives. You play a surviving Samurai named Jin Sakai after the island of Tsushima is invaded. In order to reclaim your homeland, you must disregard honor and fight using every tool at your disposal. The Director's Cut of this open-world action game includes a new DLC chapter as well as improved resolution and performance.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla: was $39 now $26 @ Amazon
Roam the countryside of medieval England as a fierce Viking warrior in Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Build your clan and construct a new home for your tribe, in this action RPG with more than 100 hours of content. In fact, the world of Valhalla is so vast, you'll probably still be playing this one by the time Black Friday sales roll around.
WD_Black SN850 1TB NVMe SSD w/ heatsink: was $179 now $109 @ Amazon
The WD_Black SN850 SSD hits all of Sony's specifications and fits perfectly into the PS5's internal expansion slot, and it's recently been named an officially-licensed PS5 accessory. This 1TB model includes a heatsink so it works right out of the box. It's currently $70 off at Amazon which drops it down to its lowest price ever of $109.
NexiGo Dobe controller charging station: was $24 now $11 @ Amazon
NexiGo's charging dock can fully charge two DualSense controllers in less than three hours. Meanwhile, its built-in intelligent chip protects your controller from overcharging. You can also connect your device either directly to the two PS5 USB ports, or to an external 5V/3A AC adapter (not included).
Nintendo Switch: $299 @ Amazon
The Nintendo Switch is one of the most popular consoles ever. Even six years after its launch, it continues to be in high demand and price cuts are rare. While it's not technically on sale right now, often just finding the home console/handheld hybrid in stock can be a tricky task.
Mario Kart Live Home Circuit: was $99 now $84 @ Amazon
Turn your home into a race in this AR game that offers you the chance to bring Mario Kart to life. Plot a course and then drive a real-life remote-controlled car around it. You'll see augmented effects on your Nintendo Switch display as well as rival racers to compete against. This unique Switch experience has dropped to $84 for Memorial Day, but it has been slashed deep in the past.
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope: was $59 now $29 @ Amazon
The sequel to 2017's Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Sparks of Hope once again reunites the residents of the Mushroom Kingdom with the zany rabbids. This time the unexpected allies are venturing into the stars for an intergalactic adventure. Offering colorful strategy combat, and plenty of planets to explore, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is a delight.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: was $59 now $50 @ Amazon
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is one of the most popular Switch games available, even almost six years after its launch it continues to dominate the best-sellers chart. This means any form of discount is pretty rare, but courtesy of Amazon you can currently save $10 on this must-have family-friendly hit.
Pokemon Legends Arceus: was $59 now $51 @ Amazon
Pokemon Legends: Arceus launched earlier this year to an enthusiastic reception from the very passionate Pokemon community. This new take on the classic monster-collecting formula offerings a vast open-world to explore, new moves to learn and the chance to hunt the Mythical Pokemon Arceus.
LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga: was $59 now $36 @ Amazon
Experiences in the entire Skywalker Saga in adorable plastic brick form in this newest LEGO Star Wars adventure. Covering all nine mainline Star Wars movies, and with over 200 playable characters to unlock, this game is the perfect pickup for anyone wanting to explore a galaxy far, far away.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons: was $59 now $50 @ Walmart
This relaxing game lets you jet off to an untamed island courtesy of business raccoon Tom Nook. It's up to you to bring civilization to that island, and turn into a villager's paradise. It's now $10 off at Walmart.
Cuphead: was $39 now $29 @ Amazon
Don't be fooled by Cuphead's family-friendly visuals, this action-platformer is seriously tough. Inspired by classic cartoons of the 1930s, Cuphead is a devilishly tough but highly rewarding game. This Nintendo Switch version packs the Delicious Last Course expansion which includes new bosses and a new playable character, Ms. Chalice.
SanDisk 128GB Memory Card for Nintendo Switch: was $34 now $14 @ Amazon
Add up to 128GB of additional space to your Nintendo Switch console and make constant storage management a problem of the past. Plus, high-speed transfer rates of up to 100MB/s ensure fast game loads.
Xbox Series X/S
Xbox Series S Gilded Hunter Bundle: was $299 now $279 @ Walmart
The Gilded Hunter Bundle includes the Xbox Series S along with nine in-game cosmetics and virtual currency for Fortnite, Rocket League, and Fall Guy. This is the lowest price we've seen for this bundle.
Dead Space: was $69 now $49 @ Amazon
Dead Space is an iconic survival-horror experience, and it's been reborn for the current generation of gaming hardware with fully remade visuals. Step back into the space boots of mining engineer Isaac Clarke as he attempts to locate his missing girlfriend on board the USG Ishimura, a gigantic spaceship that has been overrun with nightmarish creatures.
Watch Dogs Legion: was $59 now $10 @ Amazon
Take back London from the oppressive forces of the sinister global corporation Albion who have turned the city of London into a surveillance dystopia. Recruit anyone you meet on the street to join your band of resistance fighters, each with their own backstory and unique skill set.
Grand Theft Auto V: was $39 now $19 @ Amazon
The legendary GTA 5 has been refresh for the next-generation of hardware. This is the same classic game you know but with stunning new visual details, faster loading times and rock solid performance. You've probably played this one before but there's never been a better time to return to Los Santos.
Halo Infinite: was $59 now $32 @ Amazon
Halo Infinite is the latest instalment in the legendary shooter franchise. It packs the a full-feature suite of multiplayer modes as well as the most expansive single-player campaign in the history of Halo. It's a blockbuster title that is nearly essential for any Xbox Series X owner.
WD_Black 5TB P10 Game Drive: was $149 now $119 @ Amazon
If your hard drive is already overflowing with some of the best Xbox Series X games, then this WD_Black P10 Game Drive is the ideal storage solution. Adding 5TB of storage space, you can fit your whole gaming library on this drive. This Game Drive is currently $30 off in this Memorial Day deal.
Razer Kaira Pro Wireless Headset: was $149 now $89 @ Amazon
An excellent third-party Xbox Series X headset, we awarded the Razer Kaira Pro an Editor's Choice seal in our review. We were most impressed with its solid sound, comfortable fit and sleek design. It's dropped to just $89 in this Memorial Day gaming deal at Amazon.
When will Memorial Day gaming sales begin?
This year Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 29. Yes, that's more than a month away, but we expect that the first crop of Memorial Day gaming sales will arrive much sooner. Retailers often begin discounting products in May, with the middle of the month often marking the real start of the sales. If you can't wait till then we're already seeing a load of deals on Star Wars video games ahead of May the 4th.
What Memorial Day gaming sales can we expect?
It's practically a guarantee that we'll see big savings on loads of excellent games and accessories for PS5, Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch. We're also hoping that we might see first discounts for some of the biggest releases of 2023 so far including Dead Space, Hogwarts Legacy, Resident Evil 4 and Star Wars Jedi Survivor.
Even more exciting, this year could finally be the year where we see discounts on next-gen hardware. Now that the PS5 and Xbox Series X restock nightmare is over, we could see retailers slash prices to tempt shoppers to purchase. Even if big-money off is unlikely we could see consoles bundled together with some software at least. Discounts on the Nintendo Switch OLED are also worth keeping an eye out for.