Best Buy weekend sale slashes prices on games and handheld PCs — 9 deals I'd buy now

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Best Buy's massive 3-day weekend sale is now in full swing, offering huge savings on all things tech. Whether you've been eyeing some new games for your must-play list or thinking about splurging on one of the best handheld gaming consoles, there are plenty of great gaming deals to go around too. 

Some of the biggest games of 2023 are discounted, including Mortal Kombat 1 and EA Sports FC 24, as well as best-selling titles from this year like Tekken 8. And while we're huge fans of the Steam Deck here at Tom's Guide, the Windows 11-driven Asus ROG Ally and Lenovo Legion Go have still managed to give Valve's handheld a real fight — and both are on sale this weekend at Best Buy. 

There are lots more deals worth your attention, so keep scrolling to get in on the savings. Also, make sure to check out our top picks for what games to buy in the PlayStation May Savings sale

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Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope on Nintendo Switch: was $39 now $19 @ Best Buy

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope on Nintendo Switch: was $39 now $19 @ Best Buy
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 one of the most overlooked games on Nintendo Switch.

Just Dance 2024 on Nintendo Switch: was $59 now $19 @ Best Buy

Just Dance 2024 on Nintendo Switch: was $59 now $19 @ Best Buy
The latest iteration of Ubisoft's annual Just Dance series has landed on the Nintendo Switch, and it offers up another collection of chart-topping tunes that will have you jumping off your couch to dance along. Just Dance 2024 includes hugely popular tracks from A-list artists including Miley Cyrus, Bad Bunny, Billie Eilish, Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, BTS, Black Pink and more. 

EA Sports FC 24 on PS5: was $69 now $24 @ Best Buy

EA Sports FC 24 on PS5: was $69 now $24 @ Best Buy
Despite the world's most popular sports game undergoing a name change, EA Sports FC 24 still reigns supreme. EA's latest entry is a leg-up from its predecessor, providing authentic on-pitch gameplay and stunning graphics that immerse players into the soccer sim. While the game doesn't necessarily reinvent virtual soccer, it's a solid new entry in the series and is perfect for any soccer (or football) fan. 

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor on PS5: was $69 now $29 @ Best Buy

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor on PS5: was $69 now $29 @ Best Buy
As one of 2023's best games, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor delivers solid gameplay, a captivating story and beyond-stunning visuals. We gave our Star Wars: Jedi Survivor review an impressive 4.5 stars as it stands out as a beacon of hope for the popular franchise. Playing as Jedi-in-hiding Cal Ketsis, the game combines lightsaber combat with rewarding exploration, which will thrill Star Wars fans new and old. 

Mortal Kombat 1 on PS5: was $59 now $39 @ Best Buy

Mortal Kombat 1 on PS5: was $59 now $39 @ Best Buy
Pitched as a semi-reboot of the Mortal Kombat timeline, this new spin on the popular fighting series includes new and familiar faces and all the brutal fatalities you'd expect from Mortal Kombat. It offers thrilling online play paired with a richly cinematic single-player campaign that reshapes the Mortal Kombat universe. This is also the ideal starting point for newcomers to the MK series. 

Tekken 8 on PS5: was $69 now $49 @ Best Buy

Tekken 8 on PS5: was $69 now $49 @ Best Buy
Bandai Namco's iconic fighting series returns in fine form in this latest entry. In our Tekken 8 review, we called it a classy fighter that wisely never takes itself too seriously. While the vibe largely looks familiar and sees the return of many familiar faces, Tekken 8 shakes things up by adding a cinematic flair to the action and introducing new combat elements like the Heat Gauge system that rewards players for relentless pummeling. 

Meta Quest 2: was $249 now $199 @ Best Buy
The Meta Quest 2 is the perfect entry point into the world of virtual reality, and it's currently on sale for $50 off right now, which is the lowest price it's ever been. If you've been on the fence about stepping into VR and you want to try one of the most flexible headsets on the market, this is the time to snag yourself a Meta Quest 2 for $199 at Best Buy.
Price check: $199 @ Amazon

Meta Quest 2: was $249 now $199 @ Best Buy
The Meta Quest 2 is the perfect entry point into the world of virtual reality, and it's currently on sale for $50 off right now, which is the lowest price it's ever been. If you've been on the fence about stepping into VR and you want to try one of the most flexible headsets on the market, this is the time to snag yourself a Meta Quest 2 for $199 at Best Buy.
Price check: $199 @ Amazon

Asus ROG Ally (Ryzen Z1): was $499 now $399 @ Best Buy

Asus ROG Ally (Ryzen Z1): was $499 now $399 @ Best Buy
Perfect for indie titles and some AAA titles with low graphics settings, the entry-level Asus ROG Ally is a Windows 11-based gaming handheld. It sports a 7-inch 1080p 120Hz touchscreen, AMD Ryzen Z1 6-core CPU, 512GB SSD, and AMD Radeon RDNA 3 based graphics. In our Asus ROG Ally review, we said it has a gorgeous display, is comfortable to hold, and makes your games look phenomenal.

Lenovo Legion Go: was $749 now $699 at Best Buy

Lenovo Legion Go: was $749 now $699 at Best Buy
The Lenovo Legion Go is arguably the best Windows 11 handheld thanks to its large 8.8-inch 144Hz display, detachable controllers and intuitive launcher. It doesn't offer the same seamless experience as the Steam Deck, but its virtues make it a winner for Windows gaming. That's exactly why it earned a top spot on our ranking of the best handheld gaming consoles

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Alyse Stanley is a news editor at Tom’s Guide overseeing weekend coverage and writing about the latest in tech, gaming and entertainment. Prior to joining Tom’s Guide, Alyse worked as an editor for the Washington Post’s sunsetted video game section, Launcher. She previously led Gizmodo’s weekend news desk, where she covered breaking tech news — everything from the latest spec rumors and gadget launches to social media policy and cybersecurity threats.  She has also written game reviews and features as a freelance reporter for outlets like Polygon, Unwinnable, and Rock, Paper, Shotgun. She’s a big fan of horror movies, cartoons, and miniature painting.