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The Cyber Monday gaming deals are well and truly here, and there are discounts and savings galore across games, headsets, and accessories. More and more are trickling in, too. That can be hard to keep track of – so we’ve rounded them all up in one place so you browse at your leisure.

Among the highlights so far flowing in from the avalanche of Cyber Monday gaming deals on offer are the Switch Lite bundles and Cyber Monday Nintendo Switch deals on some of the best and latest games on Nintendo’s hardware. The Lite 

Of course, it’s all about next-gen at the moment too. We’ve got everything from PS4 and Xbox Series X games that come with free next-gen upgrades to a 12-month PS Plus subscription – and access to the PlayStation Plus collection – for must-buy prices. We have dedicated pages for Cyber Monday PS5 deals and Cyber Monday Xbox Series X discounts too, plus you can click and save time by browsing through our sections here.

Ready? Here are the very best Cyber Monday gaming deals. Happy shopping!

Today’s best Cyber Monday deals

Best deal

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (PS4/Xbox) | $60 $49.88 at Amazon US
This offer allows you to battle your way through Viking-era Britain, and it’s one of the best Assassin’s Creeds in a long time. It’s the lowest it’s been too. We definitely can’t complain when it’s been discounted by more than $10 as part of the Cyber Monday gaming deals. Got a PS5 or Xbox? You can find a discount on those versions as well, so everyone’s able to get in on the action.
PS5 version: $60 $49.99 at Amazon US
Xbox version: $60 $49.94 at Amazon US
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Cyberpunk 2077 (Xbox One/PS4) | $60 $49.94 at Amazon
Because the free upgrade to the next-gen version is coming for free next year, this is much too good an offer to pass up. You can also get the same discount on the PlayStation 4 edition of the game in the Cyber Monday gaming deals if you’d prefer.
PS4 version: $60 $49.94 at Amazon US
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Marvel’s Avengers (PS4) | $60 $26.99 at Amazon US
Re-assemble the Avengers for an all-new mission to save the world in this new adventure that puts you in control of Earth’s mightiest heroes. At 55% less than normal, you won’t find a better offer during the Cyber Monday gaming deals. And don’t forget – you’ll get a free next-gen upgrade for PS5 when it becomes available at some point next year.
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Immortals: Fenyx Rising (PS5) | $59.99 $49.94 at Amazon
This adventure set in Ancient Greece is also screeching onto next-gen via PS5 in the winter. A great discount on what will hopefully be a great game, and one of the better Cyber Monday gaming deals so far.View Deal

12-month PS Plus subscription (US) | $60 $29.99 at CDKeys
CDKeys are always a good bet when it comes to PlayStation Plus memberships, and this offer is one of their best in a long while – you’re getting 52% off a full year’s subscription in the Cyber Monday gaming deals. Because it’s so essential if you want to play multiplayer games online, you absolutely should grab it if you can.
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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (3 months) | $45 $22.88 at Walmart
If you’ve not tried Game Pass yet, trust us – it’s worth the investment. You get over 100 games to choose from right away, and that library includes big hitters like the Halo franchise, the Gears series, and newer titles like The Outer Worlds. A highlight of the Cyber Monday gaming deals, this one.
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SEGA Genesis Mini | $80 $49.99 at Amazon US
The Genesis Mini is easily one of the best retro releases for a long while, and it’s almost half price as part of the Cyber Monday gaming deals. This one gets you more than 40 classic 16-bit games like Sonic the Hedgehog and Echo the Dolphin. A must-have for those who grew up with this console.
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Secretlab Cyber Monday deals | Save up to $100
Move quickly to save between $70 and $100 on some of the best chairs in the business. These tend to top best-of lists for a reason, so getting that much off in honor of the Cyber Monday gaming deals isn’t an opportunity to pass up.
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Razer Kraken (PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X & S, PC) | $80 $69 at Amazon US
This iconic headset has always been fantastic, so being able to get it for almost half price is a bargain. Seriously, this is one of the better gaming headsets we’ve used – it comes highly recommended. But move fast. It’s already creeping back up in price, so grab it before it leaves the Cyber Monday gaming deals for good.
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WD My Book Desktop 6TB HDD | $250 $99.99 at Amazon
Western Digital are one of the big names when it comes to storage, so you know you can trust their drives to be reliable. This huge saving of 60% means you’re getting a dollars-to-data rate that you’re unlikely to beat anywhere else.
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SteelSeries Arctis Pro GameDAC Wired Headset (PS4 and PC) | $250 $199.99 at Amazon US
This high end headset use an inline Digital to Analogue Converter or DAC amp to bypass low fidelity DACs in consoles, USB headsets, and PC soundcards. It produces higher fidelity 96 kHz / 24 bit audio and is currently $50 off for the Cyber Monday gaming deals.
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Cyber Monday gaming deals – PlayStation

We’ve made sure that all the best Cyber Monday gaming deals on PlayStation consoles, games, and accessories can be found right here. And they aren’t just about next-gen, either – it’s the perfect opportunity to grab a bargain on everything PS4.

PS5 and PS4 consoles

We’re not going to lie, it’s not a great year for Cyber Monday console deals on either the brand new PS5 or the PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro. The older consoles have been sold out for most parts of the year thanks to the pandemic. 

Our comparison chart shows the latest prices for them below, but they’re far from pretty. Don’t give up hope, though. We’ve got an eye on the next-gen situation though over on our where to buy a PS5: stock updates guide.

PS5 & PS4 games

Deals on games have been pretty damn good so far, with some really surprising discounts on very new titles that we can totally get behind. Check out the best of the best Cyber Monday gaming deals below.

PS5 games

Best offer

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (PS5) | $60 $49.99 at Amazon US
Update: Now sold out, but get the boxed PS4 version for the same price as it includes a FREE PS5 upgrade.
Travel from Norway to pillage and raid against the fortresses of Saxon England. Valhalla offers an enormous map to explore and plenty of deadly enemies to face off against – and with a free upgrade to the next-gen version on offer, Assassin’s Creed has never looked so good. Don’t miss this early discount as the same deal has already sold out elsewhere.
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Watch Dogs Legion (PS5) | $60 $29.99 at Amazon US
The latest instalment of the Watch Dogs franchise takes us to London of the near future – but it’s a miserable place that’s under the oppressive thumb of a regime. Your job is to overthrow it and bring freedom back to the UK. No pressure, then.
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Immortals: Fenyx Rising (PS5) | $59.99 $49.94 at Amazon
This adventure set in Ancient Greece is also screeching onto next-gen via PS5 in the winter. A great discount on what will hopefully be a great game, and one of the better Cyber Monday gaming deals so far.View Deal

Just Dance 2021 | $50 $29.99 at Amazon US / £49.99 at Amazon UK
Another year, another instalment to the Just Dance series. The 2021 edition comes packed with over 600 songs thanks to the Just Dance Unlimited subscription service, a month of which is packaged in with the game, which makes this $20 discount even better! Grab it while you can and bring some dancing cheer into your life.
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Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS5) | $49.88 at Amazon US
The PS5’s flagship game is a new story following on from the original 2018 Spider-Man for PS4. Sure, it’s not necessarily as big as a ‘full’ release. But it looks phenomenal, has a great plot, and plays really well. You can also upgrade for a small fee if you want to try a Remastered version of Spider-Man PS4, too, or buy the Ultimate edition at $69.88 for both Miles Morales and the Remastered Spider-Man game.
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Sackboy: A Big Adventure (PS5) | $59.88 at Amazon US
Although it’s dropped the LittleBigPlanet name, this is still the same Sackboy you’ve come to know and love over the last decade – and now he’s made the leap to PS5 in a platforming adventure. This one’s a cheerful delight, and it’s perfect for both grown-ups and kids. The ideal game to play together with your loved ones. 
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Demon’s Souls (PS5) | $69.88 at Amazon US
Another PS5 launch title is this remake of the classic Demon’s Souls for PS3. The new version looks flat-out incredible thanks to updated visuals, but the beloved gameplay remains intact underneath. We’re hoping it gets a discount during the Cyber Monday gaming deals, and if it does, you’ll find the best price here.
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NBA 2K21 (PS5) | $70 $60.94 at Amazon US
This version of NBA 2K21 is for the next-gen PS5. That means it can take advantage of the system’s advanced tech for superior visuals and speedier loading. Lovely.
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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (PS5) | $69.99 at Amazon
Call of Duty screams back onto the stage with the latest entry in their Black Ops series, and it’s a doozy. Reviews have been pretty positive so far about the franchise’s return to the past, making it the shooter to watch this Holiday season. We’ll keep you updated as soon as it drops in price.
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PS4 games

Best price

The Last of Us Part II (PS4) | $60 $29.99 at Amazon US
This was one of the year’s most highly anticipated games, and it didn’t disappoint – the second part of The Last of Us was a triumph for critics and fans, earning top scores across the board. Seeing it for just $30 is incredible value for money.
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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (PS4) | $60 $49.94 at Amazon US
Battle your way through Viking-era Britain with the latest Assassin’s Creed, and all for $10 less than normal. Considering the fact that it’s only just come out, that’s a tempting offer. Plus, the game itself is excellent – it’s well worth $49 via the Cyber Monday gaming deals.
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Marvel’s Avengers (PS4) | $60 $26.99 at Amazon US
Avengers, Assemble… for a really good deal. While it’s not quite as exciting as a battle against evil, this massive price cut gets you the new Marvel game for 55% less than normal. That’s a discount of $33, which is a steal if you wanted Avengers anyway. Oh, and don’t forget – you’ll get a free next-gen upgrade when it becomes available!
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Ghost of Tsushima (PS4) | $60 $39.99 at Amazon US
Lose yourself in an ambitious open-world samurai game set in ancient Japan with this offer. Because Ghost only came out a few months ago (and was a high-profile PlayStation exclusive, no less), seeing it drop to $40 is the perfect opportunity to try it out for yourself if you haven’t already. Highly recommended.
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Cyberpunk 2077 (PS4) | $60 $49.94 at Amazon
The free upgrade to the PS5 version might not be coming until next year, but we think this red hot price is too good to pass up. This deal is even better when you consider the game isn’t even out on current-gen platforms yet.
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NBA 2K21 (PS4) | $60 $26.99 at Amazon US
The very latest NBA game has received a very generous discount of more than 50% in honor of the Cyber Monday gaming deals. Move quickly to take advantage of the offer before it’s snapped up.
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FIFA 21 (PS4) | $60 $26.99 at Amazon US
We haven’t exactly been able to get to many matches this year, so the latest FIFA is the next best thing – it allows us to play through everything we missed, and then some, and it’ll get a free PS5 upgrade in early December. You can currently get it for over £10 less on Amazon in honor of the Cyber Monday gaming deals, so grab it while it’s cheap.
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Watch Dogs Legion (PS4) | $60 $29.99 at Amazon US
The Watch Dogs franchise heads to London for its latest entry, tasking players with fighting for freedom in an oppressive police state. The big hook is the fact that you can technically recruit and play as anyone – even a lovely old grandma. Brilliant.
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God of War (PS4) | $20 $9.99 at Amazon US
One of the PS4’s very best games has had a mighty discount at Amazon; it’s now $10, which is a bargain considering how excellent it is. Taking place years after the original trilogy, this one brings us to the world of Norse mythology and offers a surprisingly heartfelt, thoughtful story.
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PlayStation accessories

A new console means new accessories, and there are more than a few on offer for next-gen. As well as the mandatory controller, you can also get advanced gaming headsets, a remote for media apps like Disney Plus or Netflix, and an HD streaming camera. You can see the full range in our feature on PS5 accessories.

The Cyber Monday gaming deals include a load of PS4 peripherals, too. Need a new controller or headset? Now’s your chance – some of the best PS4 accessories can be found below.

12-month PS Plus subscription (US) | $60 $29.99 at CDKeys
CDKeys can always be relied on for good deals, but this is better than we’d expected. You’re getting a massive 52% off a full year of PS Plus, and that’s a rare occurrence. Snap this offer up before it vanishes! And remember, it can be stacked on top of your existing membership.
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Seagate 2TB Portable External HDD | $85 $75 at Walmart
If you’re running out of space on your PS4, you can get a handy boost thanks to this Seagate drive. With 2TB of space, it’s perfect for clearing room on your console for installs, saves, and captures. A worthy part of the Cyber Monday gaming deals, this one.
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PlayStation headsets

The Cyber Monday gaming deals offer a great opportunity to grab one of the most essential accessories for less – a headset. Besides increasing immersion in any games you play, some also provide positional surround sound to make tracking your foes easier. In addition, they offer superior microphones for clearer in-game chat.

Want to know what you should be looking out for? Be sure to drop in on our guide on the best PS4 headsets.

Today’s top deal

Razer Kraken | $80 $69 at Amazon US
The famous headset is as good as it’s ever been, and it offers flawless sound no matter what you play. More importantly, it’s consistently been one of Razer’s best-selling and most popular brands for years.
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RUNMUS K8 | $24.85 at Amazon US
I was wary about this one at first due to the fact that you normally get what you pay for with audio tech, but judging by the largely positive – and occasionally glowing – reviews, this could wind up being one of the better Cyber Monday gaming deals. Worth a try at under $24, in other words.
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HyperX Cloud Stinger | $50 $39.99 at Amazon US
If you want an affordable but good headset that’s compatible with pretty much everything, this is your best bet. HyperX are well known for their superb audio devices, and although the Cloud Stinger won’t necessarily be their best, it’ll still do a lot better than much of the competition.
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HyperX Cloud II | $100 $79 at Amazon US
The successor to HyperX’s famous Cloud Alpha headset, the Cloud II is a great headset for those who are looking to find themselves something safely under the $100 price bracket. An easy hit, and one you absolutely won’t regret.
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SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC | $250 $199.99 at Amazon US
This high end headset use an inline Digital to Analogue Converter or DAC amp to bypass low fidelity DACs in consoles, USB headsets, and PC soundcards. It produces higher fidelity 96 kHz / 24 bit audio and is currently $50 off. 
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SteelSeries Arctis 5 | $100 $69.99 at Best Buy
The SteelSeries Arctis line is one of our favorites, and the Arctis 5 is the perfect balance of price to performance, especially with this discount. This wired model is built for PC and PS4, and delivers incredible comfort, excellent sound, and one of the best mics in this price range.

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Cyber Monday gaming deals – Nintendo

One of the most in-demand items during the Cyber Monday gaming deals is Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite. They have been tremendously popular throughout the year, and that hasn’t changed for the Holiday season sales. Plus, Nintendo products are fairly infamous for holding their value – any discounts on games and accessories are bound to be snapped up quickly.

Nintendo Switch consoles

Best price

Nintendo Switch Lite + 128GB memory card | $235 $219.98 at Amazon US
This is the offer to beat today when it comes to Nintendo Switch Lite. Besides the console itself (which you can have in Gray, Turquoise, or Yellow), you’re getting a chunky 128GB memory card to go with it. Well, ‘chunky’ in a metaphorical sense. It’s actually very small. Anyway. This is handy for storing game saves and game capture so that they’re not taking up space on your console’s internal memory. Update: this deal is currently sold out, but Amazon will have new stock available on December 2.
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Nintendo Switch Lite + carry case + 128GB memory card | $288 $239.97 at Best Buy
This Nintendo Switch Lite bundle is a great starter pack as it comes with a protective carry case and a 128Gb memory card. Extra storage space would be one of our first recommendations for any new Switch owner as you only get 32GB of on-board storage which soon disappears.
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Nintendo Switch Lite + Animal Crossing: New Horizons | $259.98 at Best Buy
Given how most stores are charging over the normal price for a Switch Lite right now, this is one of the only decent bundles around. But hey, it is for the biggest game of the year so far on the Switch, so count us in! Available in Turquoise, Coral pink, or Gray.
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Nintendo Switch (Neon Blue / Red) + 128GB memory card | $335 $319.98 at Amazon US
The Switch itself has been very hard to come by recently, so being able to get it with a discount on a handy 128GB memory card (which is more than enough storage space, to be honest) is a bargain you shouldn’t miss. If you’d prefer, you can also get the same offer with a smaller 64GB card for $316.28, but for the extra couple of dollars, we’d recommend sticking with the larger alternative. Either way, SD cards like this are useful because they boost the system’s internal storage space, allowing you to make sure your precious game saves and captures aren’t taking up room on the console’s hard drive.
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Nintendo Switch (Neon Blue / Red) | $299 at Amazon US
Getting hold of a Nintendo Switch has been very tricky during the pandemic, and any stock that appeared was snapped up quickly. As a result, this listing is worth paying attention to. Yes, we know it’s not discounted. And yes, it doesn’t come with any extras. But considering how hard it’s been to find, any stock at all is a big deal.
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Nintendo Switch (Animal Crossing Edition) | $299.99 at Amazon US
Although this listing doesn’t have a discount, it’s still worth considering because of the gorgeous Animal Crossing design. Besides a unique controller color-scheme, it also has a special dock featuring the Nook family on their desert island. Lovely. Just remember, this one does not feature the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. If you want that, you’ll need to buy it separately.
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Nintendo Switch games

You can be guaranteed that discounts on Switch exclusives are going to appear throughout the Cyber Monday gaming deals, so we’ve hunted down the best offers on must-have Switch games here. Because Nintendo Switch games are usually quite expensive, we’ll take any discounts we can get our hands on. 

For further offers, head over to our page on the cheapest Nintendo Switch game sales.

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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Digital) | $60 $39.99 at Best Buy
Want to go back in time to a more old-school Zelda? This remake of Link’s Awakening is exactly that, bringing the classic Game Boy game to Nintendo Switch… but with all-new visuals. It’s simply adorable, but also challenging in just the right way. This one comes highly recommended if you missed it the first time around or want to bathe in nostalgia.
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Super Mario Party (digital code) | $60 $39.99 at Amazon US
This one does exactly what it says on the tin; it’s a collection of party games involving Mario and co, and it’s wonderful. It’s the perfect sort of game for family gatherings over the Holiday season (especially because it allows up to four players), so getting $15 off for the Cyber Monday gaming deals is good stuff. Don’t miss out if you want something to do together.View Deal

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate | $60 $49.94 at Amazon US
Although this fighting game franchise has been going for a good couple of decades, Ultimate breathes new life into the series. With dozens of characters to choose from, numerous stages filled with fan service, and gameplay that is arguably Smash at its best, this is a must-have for Switch owners who want something a little more action-packed – especially with the Cyber Monday gaming deals discount.
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe| $59.99 at Amazon US
The latest Mario Kart is comfortably one of the best in years, and it’s perfect for the Holiday season – especially if you’re stuck at home. Besides racing tournaments, you can also set up battles to duke it out to see who’s the best driver. A must-have game for any Nintendo Switch owner.View Deal

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild | $59.99 at Amazon US
Even after all this time, Breath of the Wild is still the best game on Switch. Everyone on the planet should play it. It revolutionized Zelda as we know it, and it outdid virtually every other open-world game not by making the biggest world ever, but by making a perfectly sized world that’s overflowing with creativity.
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Super Mario Odyssey | $59.99 $44.99 at Amazon US
Fittingly, Super Mario Odyssey is to 3D Mario games what Breath of the Wild is to Zelda. It’s a bold step forward for the series that preserves what makes these games so special. Super Mario Odyssey is easily the best 3D Mario game ever made, and it’s a shoo-in for top five Switch games.
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Super Mario Maker 2 | $60 $39.99 at Amazon US
Create your own Super Mario levels in this delightful sequel, and in different styles from across the generations – you can make a stage with 90s Super Mario World visuals, NES graphics, or the modern Super Mario 3D World style. Either way, it’s a joy to go hands on with the nuts and bolts behind one of the best platforming game franchises ever.

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Nintendo Switch accessories

No matter whether you’ve just picked up a Switch or have had one for a while, it’s always a good idea to look out for the best Nintendo Switch accessories during the Cyber Monday gaming deals. Regardless of what you need – be it a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller or a screen protector – you’ll find the best offers here.

If nothing else, we’d recommend the best case for Nintendo Switch to keep your console safe no matter whether you use it at home or out and about. A Nintendo Switch SD card (AKA a memory card) is equally essential due to the system’s rather meagre 32GB of internal storage.

Cyber Monday gaming deals – Xbox

With next-gen now upon us in the form of the Series X (to say nothing of the Xbox Series S), there’s a lot of interest in Xbox this holiday season. As with Sony’s console, though, stock is pretty dire right now, so the latest prices really aren’t that great as most stores are sold out.

Xbox games

There are some great Xbox games on offer in the Cyber Monday gaming deals, and you’ll find the best ones below. Because many Xbox One games also work on Xbox Series X, you’re getting excellent value for money.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Xbox) | $60 $49.94 at Amazon US
Battle your way through Viking-era Britain with the latest Assassin’s Creed, and all for $10 less than normal. Considering the fact that it’s only just come out, that’s a tempting offer. Plus, the game itself is excellent – it’s well worth $49.94 for the Cyber Monday gaming deals.
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Marvel’s Avengers (Xbox One) | $60 $29.99 at Best Buy
Much like Cyberpunk, grabbing the Xbox One version of Marvel’s Avengers should get you the free next-gen upgrade when it finally arrives for Xbox Series X and S. As such, we’d definitely take advantage of this price for the Cyber Monday gaming deals – it’s been around $60 for a while.
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Cyberpunk 2077 (Xbox One) | $60 $49.94 at Amazon
The free upgrade to the Series X version might not be coming until next year, but we think this red hot price is too good to pass up. This deal is even better when you consider the game isn’t even out on current-gen platforms yet.
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Gears Tactics | $60 $29.99 at Amazon US
Gears Tactics arrived as a launch game on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, following its successful release on PC earlier this year. Gears Tactics has been fully optimised for console, a turn-based tactics game that works wonderfully with a controller.
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Just Dance 2021 | $50 $29.99 at Amazon US
Another year, another instalment to the Just Dance series. The 2021 edition comes packed with over 600 songs thanks to the Just Dance Unlimited subscription service, a month of which is packaged in with the game, which makes this $20 discount even better! Grab it while you can and bring some dancing cheer into your life.
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NBA 2K21 (Xbox One) | $60 $26.99 at Amazon
The very latest NBA game has received a very generous discount of more than 50% in honor of the Cyber Monday gaming deals. Move quickly to take advantage of the offer before it’s snapped up.
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Watch Dogs Legion (Xbox) | $60 $29.99 at Amazon
The latest Watch Dogs takes you to a dystopian London in a bid to topple a corrupt regime and bring freedom back to the UK. The big hook is your ability to recruit and play as almost anyone – including a lovely old grandma. Amazing.
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FIFA 21 (PS4) | $60 $26.99 at Amazon US
We haven’t exactly been able to get to many matches this year, so the latest FIFA is the next best thing – it allows us to play through everything we missed, and then some, and it’ll get a free PS5 upgrade in early December. You can currently get it for over £10 less on Amazon in honor of the Cyber Monday gaming deals, so grab it while it’s cheap.
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Immortals: Fenyx Rising (Xbox) | $60 $49.94 at Amazon US
This adventure set in Ancient Greece is also screeching onto next-gen via Xbox Series X in the winter. Thanks to a handy $10 discount, you can get in on the action for a little bit less if you act fast. Because Immortals looks like Breath of the Wild for Xbox, that’s a tempting prospect.
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NBA 2K21 (Xbox Series X) | $70 $60.94 at Amazon US
This version of NBA 2K21 is for the next-gen Xbox Series X. That means it can take advantage of the system’s advanced tech for superior visuals and speedier loading. Lovely.
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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (Xbox Series X + Xbox One) | $69.99 at Amazon US
Call of Duty has returned to the Cold War era with the latest Black Ops, and it’s been going down pretty well. That’s good news for fans of the franchise, especially with new multiplayer maps and modes to enjoy over the Holiday season. This edition gets you the Xbox Series X and Xbox One version (although there isn’t a standalone Xbox Series X copy anyway).
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Xbox headsets

The Cyber Monday gaming deals are the perfect chance to pick up one of the most essential accessories out there – a headset. These technological wonders can increase immersion in games by a huge degree, and they often make in-game communication with your friends much clearer thanks to a superior microphone. For more info on what makes a great headset, be sure to visit our guide on the best Xbox One headsets.

Today’s top deal

Razer Kraken | $80 $69.99 at Amazon US
The famous headset is as good as it’s ever been, and it offers flawless sound no matter what you play. More importantly, it’s consistently been one of Razer’s best-selling and most popular brands for years.
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RUNMUS K8 | $24.85 at Amazon US
I was wary about this one at first due to the fact that you normally get what you pay for with audio tech, but judging by the largely positive – and occasionally glowing – reviews, this could wind up being one of the better Cyber Monday gaming headset deals. Worth a try at $20 or so, in other words.
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Turtle Beach Recon 200 | $60 $29.99 at Best Buy
If you’re looking for an affordable headset for Xbox Series X, you should look no further than the Turtle Beach Recon 200. Save $30 on this reliable headset, while stocks last. Lovely stuff.
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HyperX Cloud Stinger | $50 $39.99 at Amazon US
If you want an affordable but good headset that’s compatible with pretty much everything, this is your best bet. HyperX are well known for their superb audio devices, and although the Cloud Stinger won’t necessarily be their best, it’ll still do a lot better than much of the competition.
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HyperX Cloud II | $100 $79 at Amazon US
The successor to HyperX’s famous Cloud Alpha headset, the Cloud II is a great headset for those who are looking to find themselves something safely under the $100 price bracket. An easy hit, and one you absolutely won’t regret.
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Astro A40 Wired | $150 $119.99 at Best Buy
This comfortable and capable wired headset from Astro has $30 off right now over at Best Buy. It’s a great deal if you’re looking for solid performance on a tight budget.
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Razer Kraken Tournament Edition | $100 $54.99 at Amazon US
This has been one of our absolute favorite gaming headsets for the main consoles in the last couple of years. Firstly, it provides exceptional sound. Secondly, it’s compatible with everything and will serve you very well. Lovely.
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Xbox accessories

Regardless of which Xbox you’ll be playing on, the Cyber Monday gaming deals offer an opportunity to get big discounts on essential Xbox gear. And because many Xbox One accessories are compatible with Xbox Series X, you don’t need to worry about wasting your money on current-gen gear.

To see a more comprehensive list of deals, head over to our page of the best Xbox One accessories.

Xbox Series X/S Controller (Shock Blue)| $64.99 $44.99 at Best Buy / £55 £44.99 at Microsoft UK
If you’re working with a very specific colour scheme, then the Shock Blue controller could be the way to go. Note that while the discount is the same, this version is slightly more expensive than the other options.

Cyber Monday gaming deals – PC

Exciting new releases aren’t just limited to consoles this year; PC gamers got in on the action with the new graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD that provide some of the biggest generational leaps in years. That means a lot of older gear is discounted during the sales season. With that in mind, we’ve gone looking for some offers on the best gaming PCs and the best gaming laptops.

Gaming PC deals

If you’d prefer to avoid the fuss of putting together your own rig, prebuilt machines are the way to go. They come ready-made and functional out of the box, so you can get down to gaming right away.

For more bargains, don’t forget to take a look at our dedicated page of Cyber Monday gaming PC deals.

Best offer

Alienware Aurora R11 (RTX 3080) | $2,440 $2,391.19 at Dell
A high price, but for the highest-grade tech. A 10th-generation Intel i7 processor, RTX 3080 graphics card, 16GB DDr RAM, 512GB SSD boot drive, and 1TB SATA storage are included within this offer. Fantastic.
Features: 10th-generation Intel i7 CPU, RTX 3080 GPU, 16GB DDr RAM, 512GB SSD, 1TB SATA
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Dell G5 series | From $666.39 at Dell
A big benefit of going to Dell now is that there are often deals forthcoming, and all their machines will have the latest tech – including Intel’s 10th-generation processors. As a starting point, these are fantastic machines, and at a fantastic price to start off with too.
Features: Intel 10th-gen CPUs, GTX 1650 – RTX 2060 Super / AMD RX 5600 GPU, 8 – 32GB RAM, 1TB HDD (min.) + range of SSDs
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Alienware R11 | From $891.79 at Dell
A big benefit of going to Dell now is that there are often deals forthcoming, and all their machines will have the latest tech – including Intel’s 10th-generation processors. As a starting point, these are fantastic machines, and at that price point, a fantastic price to start off with too.
Features: Intel 10th-gen CPU, GTX 1650 Super /  RTX 2080Ti / AMD 5600 – RX 5700XT GPU, 8 – 64GB RAM, up to 2TB SSD + 2TB SSD combos
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HP Omen GT13 (GTX 1660 Super) | $949.99 at Best Buy
From a recognized range of reliable and solid gaming PCs, this Omen model is a well-balanced build. Although it won’t be able to play the most demanding games on ultra settings, it’ll still do very well for itself. It’s probably one of the best off-the-shelf, non-ray-tracing PCs you can find right now.
Features: Ryzen 5 3600 CPU, GTX 1660 Super GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
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ASUS ROG Strix GA15 (GTX 1660 Super) | $1,000 $899.99 at Best Buy
A variant of the PC one of our colleagues uses every day, we can say with confidence that this is a great machine for work and play. It’s a bit light on the RAM, but you can double that relatively cheaply after acquiring this machine. A great offering.
Features: Ryzen 5 3600X CPU, GTX 1660 Super GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD
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SkyTech Archangel | $1,300 $949.99 at Newegg
A great balance of a build here with the graphics card and the processor being the stars of the show in an otherwise very solid build. At $949, this price is going to be tough to beat.
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Alienware Aurora R10 (RTX 2080 Super) | $2,040 $1,649.99 at Dell (save $390)
Aurora gaming PCs are always a solid bet, especially as they’re from one of the best in the business – Alienware. This one is a solid beast based on AMD tech.
Features: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X CPU, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD
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CyberPowerPC Gamer Master (Radeon RX 570) | From $499 at Best Buy (save $100)
This is a great deal on a rig that will get you a strong start in PC gaming. Its specs aren’t going to light up the charts, but it’s a reasonable bargain even at the standard price of $599 and a fantastic Cyber Monday gaming deal at its current price of $499.
Features: AMD Ryzen 3 3100 CPU, AMD Radeon RX 570 GPU, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 240GB SSDView Deal

For more offers, don’t forget to take a look at our dedicated page of Cyber Monday PC deals.

Gaming laptop deals

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Acer Nitro (RTX 2060) | $1,099 $799 at Walmart (save $300)
This is an excellent deal on a ray tracing-capable laptop with oodles of power to spare. Although the battery life could be a bit better, you’d struggle to find a better offer under $800.
Features: Intel i5 processor, NVIDIA RTX 2060 GPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD, 15.6-inch screen
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Acer Nitro 5 (GTX 1650) | $699.99 at Best Buy
This is one of the best-value laptops we’ve seen this week; an Acer Nitro 5 with a respectable 1650 graphics card at under $700. Even though it won’t play the most advanced games on high settings (the processor won’t cope with that), it’s a very respectable starter build that’s great value for money.
Features: i5-10300H CPU, GTX 1650 GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 15.6-inch 1080p display
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ASUS TUF FX505 (GTX 1650) | $899 at Amazon
ASUS makes some of our favorite laptops and have recently been the ones really making a positive go at embracing the budget gaming laptop mark this year. If you’re looking for something that can do a bit of everything for work and play, without breaking the bank, then this is it.
Features: Ryzen 7 3750H CPU, GTX 1650 GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 15.6-inch 1080p display
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HP Pavillion (GTX 1660Ti) | $899.99 at Best Buy
This is a very respectable laptop for mid-level gaming, and the standout is the 1660Ti graphics card. The processor may not be the strongest, but the GPU makes up for it. It’s also sound value for money.
Features: i5-10300H CPU, GTX 1660Ti GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 16.1-inch 1080p display
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Alienware m15 R3 (RTX 2060) | $2,000 $1,399.99 at Dell (save $550)
Alienware is one of the biggest names in gaming PCs for good reason, but it usually has high prices to match. This deal gets you one of its top the line laptops while saving you hundreds – if you want one, you’d better grab it fast.
Features: 10th Generation Intel Core i7-10750H CPU, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 15.6″ FHD 144Hz displayView Deal

LG Ultra (RTX 1650) | $1,700 $1,296.99 at Amazon
This is a good price for the hardware included, with 16GB of RAM, an RTX 1650, and a 512GB SSD pretty standard for this kind of price. What helps set the LG Ultra apart, however, is it’s massive 17-inch screen and 1600p resolution, so you’ll be able to get up close and personal with your games.
Features: Intel i7 CPU, RTX 1650 GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 17″ 1600p display
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Dell G5 (AMD Radeon RX 5600M) | $1,460 $1,299.99 at Best Buy
With 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD, not to mention the freshly minted Ryzen CPU, this Dell model is firmly above-average in both price and performance. Thankfully, Best Buy has a healthy $160 discount on this G5 that more than takes the edge off, plus a free copy of Far Cry 6, making this a solid high-end buy.
Features: AMD Ryzen 9 4900H CPU, AMD Radeon RX 5600M GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 15.6″ 1080p displayView Deal

Razer Blade Stealth (GTX 1650Ti) | $1,799 $1,498 at Amazon US
While this isn’t the lowest we’ve ever seen it, this is a better price on this impressively powerful laptop than yesterday, as Amazon has slashed an extra $100 for a total of $300 off RRP. A 10th-gen Intel Core i7, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD will keep you running fast, and a GTX 1650 Ti graphics card isn’t to be sniffed at either.
Features: Intel Core i7-1065G7 4 Core CPU, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 13.3″1080p 120Hz display
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Razer Blade 15 Base (RTX 2060) | $1,800 $1,449.99 at Amazon US
For gaming on the go, the Razer Blade 15 laptop might not be Razer’s most powerful offering, but it’s still pretty good – a 6-Core Intel i7 processor, Nvidia 2060 RTX graphics card and 512 GB SSD keep this very competitive, especially at more than $250 off.
Features: Intel Core i7-10750H 6-Core CPU, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 15.6″ FHD 1080p 144Hz display
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Razer Blade 15 (RTX 2070) | $2,000 $1,699.99 at Amazon US
If you’re looking for something even more powerful, this version of the Razer Blade 15 steps things up with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics card to ensure that you’re getting cutting-edge visuals, and still gets you $200 off this impressive machine.
Features: Intel Core i7-10750H 6 Core CPU, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 15.6″ FHD 1080p 144Hz displayView Deal

Dell G5 15 (GTX 1650Ti) | $910 $649.99 at Dell
This compact machine has everything you need to game on the go: a solid 1080p 120Hz screen, 8GB of RAM, and tried-and-true mid-range processors. For $650, this laptop is a steal. 
Features: Intel i5-10300H CPU, GTX 1650Ti GPU, 256GB M.2 SSD, 8GB RAM, 15.6-inch 1080p display

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Dell G7 17 (RTX 2060) | $1.560 $1,273.99 at Dell
With well-specced ray tracing-capable laptops still hovering over the four-figure mark, this 17.3″ machine with a 2060 graphics card, a brand new Intel processor, 512GB SSD, and 16GB of RAM is an excellent proposition.
Features: Intel i7-10750H CPU, RTX 2060 GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 17.3-inch 1080p display
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We’ve pulled together some of the best offers below. For more, drop in on our guide to the Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals. 

Gaming chairs

If you’re gaming at a desk, you need a good chair to make sure you’re not going to get back pain somewhere down the line. We’ve got a few deals for the best ones here, including the best gaming chairs overall. 

Secretlab Black Friday deals | Save up to $100
If you act fast, you can save between $70 and $100 on top-of-the-range gaming chairs from the 2020 line. These are the best seats Secretlab have to offer, and they’re genuinely excellent pieces of kit. We’d highly recommend them.
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Staples Black Friday deals | Save up to $150
If you’re looking for comfort and affordability, there are some fantastic deals at Staples right now, including up to $160 off a Respawn gaming chair, which is now down to $109.99. Some of Staples own brand gaming chairs are also down to $109.99 as well, so be quick to get a bargain.
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Check out even more options in our Cyber Monday gaming chair deals article.

Gaming keyboards

A good gaming PC needs an equally awesome keyboard. As luck would have it, many of the best ones are seeing big discounts in honor of the Cyber Monday gaming deals. We’ve listed a few of the best offers below. Just remember to move quickly; these reductions might not last long. Want to find out more about what makes a great keyboard? Don’t miss our guide to the best gaming keyboards that you can buy.

Razer BlackWidow Lite Stormtrooper | $100 $64.99 at Razer US
Whether you’re looking for a new keyboard for gaming or working from home, the BlackWidow Lite is a handy choice. It’s compact design and quiet mechanical switches mean you’ll love typing and playing on it, while the Stormtrooper design will help you stay on target.
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ROCCAT Vulcan 121 Aimo RGB | $160 $109.99 at Amazon US
This ROCCAT deal is an even better price cut, slashing over 30% off its MSRP to save you $50 this Cyber Monday. It’s a truly fantastic piece of kit that feels a bit like you’re using a typewriter. The RGB lighting is also gorgeous.
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Corsair K95 RGB Platinum | $200 $159.99 at Amazon US
You can currently get $70 off this excellent accessory to your gaming set-up, saving you 35% on its RRP. It’s easily one of the top gaming keyboards, so we’d highly recommend it if your budget can stretch that far.
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Razer BlackWidow Gaming Keyboard | $170 $84.99 at Amazon US
At just $85, this is the cheapest we’ve seen the highly-customisable BlackWidow keyboard, even with some steep discounts at other stores. Its RGB lighting can be adjusted to almost any setup, and with its military-grade metal top plate and ergonomic wrist-rest, it’ll last you ages too.
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Gaming mice

If you’ve not managed to pick up a gaming mouse yet (or your old one is in need of replacing), the Cyber Monday gaming deals offer the perfect opportunity to upgrade. With lightning-fast sensors and pinpoint precision, they help you up your game where it counts. To get a sense of what you should be looking out for, head over to our guide to the best gaming mouse, the best wireless gaming mouse, and the best left-handed gaming mouse.

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Razer DeathAdder Essential | $50 $29.99 at Amazon US
The DeathAdder is a Razer classic. More than ten million of them have been sold so far, a testament to the mouse’s use no matter what kind of game you’re playing – its 6,400 DPI optical sensor can be changed on the fly between customisable presets to ensure that it’s always up to the task. And at $20 off, this is one of the best mice out there at an excellent price.
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Logitech G502 Hero | $80 $39.99 at Amazon
The Logitech G502 Hero is an outstanding mouse at an absolute bargain price this Cyber Monday. If you prefer your mouse to look subtle and non-gamer like then this won’t be the choice for you, but if you prefer performance over aesthetics, this beaut offers 11 programmable buttons and a stonking 25,600 dpi thanks to a Logitech G hub software update.
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Razer Naga Trinity | $100 $69.95 at Amazon US
If you’re looking for something a little more complex, then this is a great price for a higher-end mouse. The Naga Trinity gets up to 16,000 DPI, and its interchangeable side plate comes with either 2, 7, or 12 button configurations, so you can be set up perfectly, no matter what game you’re playing.
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PC components

Looking to put together a rig of your own or upgrade your old setup with some new pieces? We’ve got some deals for you below, all as part of the Cyber Monday gaming deals. 

If you’re not sure where to start, you can always take inspiration from our guides to the best CPU for gaming, the best graphics cards, and the best RAM for gaming.

Intel i9-9900K CPU | $390 $319.99 at Amazon US
Definitely the cheapest this Intel i9 processor has ever been in the US, so jump on this now if you’ve had your eye on this a while. Seriously, we don’t know how long this offer will last.
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HDDs & SSDs

Everyone’s been talking about Solid State Drives recently, and for good reason. Besides being very reliable thanks to a lack of moving parts, they’re a whole lot faster. Because of the Cyber Monday SSD deals, they’re also much cheaper than normal.

That’s not to say you shouldn’t consider hard drives, though. These faithful devices may not be as quick, but they’re still the perfect storage solution for game installs, captures, and saves. 

WD My Book Desktop 6TB HDD | $250 $99.99 at Amazon
Western Digital are one of the big names when it comes to storage, so you know you can trust their drives to be reliable. This huge saving of 60% means you’re getting a dollars-to-data rate that you’re unlikely to beat anywhere else.
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WD Elements Portable 4TB HDD | $140 $84.99 at Amazon
If you want storage that’s easier to move around and not tied to its own power supply, then the Western Digital Elements Portable is a great alternative choice. It’s not quite the same value per TB as the My Book Desktop, but it’s close and you’re still saving $55.
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Samsung T7 Touch 1TB SSD (Silver) | $230 $159.99 at Amazon
Samsung is a trusted name when it comes to storage quality and reliability, so you know you’re making a wise investment with this SSD. Optional fingerprint security provides additional peace of mind, if you’re transporting sensitive documents.
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Samsung T7 Touch 1TB SSD (Black) | $230 $169.99 at Amazon
The Black version of the T7 Touch is, other than a different finish, the same great Samsung SSD technology. With read and write speeds around 1,000MB/s, you should notice a big difference if upgrading from a standard drive.
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Samsung T7 1TB SSD (Blue) | $200 $149.99 at Amazon
If you don’t need the extra layer of protection provided by fingerprint security, but still want seriously fast read and write speeds, then you can save even more with the original T7 drive. Also available in Red or Gray finish for the same price.
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Want more offers? Be sure to check out our CyberMonday deals 2020 feed. WIt’s packed with the very best reductions and discounts. You can also check out the best Cyber Monday Lego deals, CyberMonday gaming laptop offers, and Cyber Monday board game deals via our dedicated guides.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphones: smarter, cheaper but don't come with a charger – CNN

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In a digital press conference on Thursday, with the tagline “Welcome to the Everyday Epic,” the company demoed its three new Galaxy S21 smartphones in varying sizes — a 6.2-inch Galaxy S21, a 6.7-inch S21+ and a 6.8-inch S21 Ultra. Samsung showed off its faster Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, advanced AI-powered cameras, new colors in a matte finish and premium earbuds you can buy to go with it. All models come with built-in 5G capabilities.
The S21 Ultra is clearly Samsung’s standout product. While the Galaxy S21 and 21+ feature a new flat high definition screen (2400 x 1080), the S21 Ultra model takes it a step further with a super high-resolution display (3200 x 1400). The S21 Ultra has four rear cameras, compared to the three rear cameras on the other two devices. The S21 Ultra’s four cameras are a 12-megapixel ultra-wide lens for shooting landscapes or group shots, a 108-megapixel wide-angle lens for clarity and color accuracy and two 10-megapixel telephoto lenses that work together to zoom even more into shots.
The Galaxy S21 ($799) and S21+ ($999) are $200 cheaper than the models they’re replacing, and the S21 Ultra ($1199) is $300 less than its predecessor. These prices are the same as Apple’s iPhone lineup, though the S21 Ultra costs $100 more than the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
The S21 and S21+ (available in purple, black, gray, white and pink) and the S21 Ultra (available in black, silver, brown, titanium and navy) will be available for pre-order on Thursday. All devices start shipping on January 29.
The three models support the S Pen stylus used in its Note series phones, but all three models ship without a charger, which Samsung says is for sustainability reasons. Apple made a similar movie with the iPhone last year.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (left), S21+ and S21 (right)
The upgrades are indeed improvements to the Galaxy lineup, most significantly to the camera technology, but Samsung’s “epic” motto feels off, both because the changes are more evolutionary than revolutionary and because of the backdrop to the announcements. Life feels anything but epic: More people are stuck inside, the news cycle is exhaustive and unemployment levels remain high. Let’s be honest, the day is a win if we change out of sweatpants.
In a nod to our new normal, Samsung is throwing in some features that may be better geared for life at home during the pandemic. This includes a default blue light filter that could help reduce eyestrain when you’re doomscrolling. The phones also offer deeper integration into home automation products.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (left), S21+ and S21 (right)The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (left), S21+ and S21 (right)
In addition to the phones, Samsung introduced a premium version of its wireless earbuds, called Galaxy Buds Pro, with enhanced noise cancellation and an ambient sound feature. Ahead of the event, a Samsung executive in a product demo likened working from home to being at a construction site dogs barking, a toddler running around and appliances humming in the background. The new wireless earbuds have three built-in microphones that separate the user’s voice from the background noise so audio can come in clear during a call, even if it’s a chaotic background.
Meanwhile, ambient sound lets you hear the world around you on top of what you’re listening to. If you’re using them on Zoom call, you can still hear your kid in the background. The two features work together intelligently, too. When your child inevitably comes to talk to you during your meeting, Galaxy Buds Pro will detect them speaking, lower the volume and automatically switch to the ambient noise setting so you can hear him better.
The set, which comes in purple, black and silver, costs $199 — $50 less than the rivaling Apple AirPods Pro. The company claims it gets 5 hours of playback and 13 hours of reserved power when fully charged.
Samsung’s annual Galaxy event usually coincides with Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February — the first major tech event that was canceled last year due to the pandemic — but the company moved it up to land on the last day of this year’s all-digital CES consumer tech conference.
Following a long thread of rumors, Samsung also unveiled a Bluetooth location tag called Galaxy SmartTag that lets you locate non-connected devices with a physical tag that attaches to keys, a bag or a pet’s collar.

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Apple, Google, Spotify host conspiracy podcasts despite misinformation crackdowns – Business Insider – Business Insider

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  • Tech platforms are still hosting podcasts that peddle misinformation and violent rhetoric.
  • The AP first reported that podcasts were a loophole for conspiracies, despite wider tech crackdowns.
  • Some are run by QAnon believers, and claim election rigging, and that the Capitol riots were “staged.”
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Conspiracy theorists and pro-Trump extremists are using podcasts hosted on mainstream tech platforms to push misinformation, despite a widespread crackdown on individual social media accounts that push these ideas.

The AP first reported that podcasts on Apple, Spotify, and Google were peddling claims that the US election was rigged, and that the January 6 US Capitol riots were staged, among other claims.

Insider likewise found podcasts easily available on all three platforms that claimed President-elect Joe Biden’s win was “a fraud.”

The podcast “Red Pill News”, hosted by a user called RedPill78, described the US Capitol riots as “a staged event” in an episode aired January 11. That’s still available on Apple Podcasts as of January 17.

The AP found another podcast, “X22 Report”, which said in one episode ahead of the Capitol riots: “We the people, we are the storm, and we’re coming to DC.” That is also available on Google’s podcasting platform as of January 17.

And Insider on Sunday found a third podcast, called “Quite Frankly” and hosted on Spotify, Apple, and Google, where the host characterized the election in a January 16 episode as “a stinky, smelly, suspicious election” in a wider rant about free speech. “Quite Frankly” has also hosted RedPill78 on prior episodes.

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Red Pill News on Apple’s podcasting site.

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The ongoing availability of these podcasts contrasts with the strict stance taken by several major tech firms to crack down on social media accounts pushing conspiracies, or apps that peddle hate, in the wake of the Capitol riots on January 6.

Apple, for example, removed alternative social network Parler from its App Store on January 10, saying that the firm hadn’t done enough to moderate violent speech in the run-up to the riots. Pro-Trump rioters reportedly used Parler and other platforms to plan the insurrection.

Google likewise barred Parler, and explicitly banned some QAnon content from YouTube in October. It also announced it would penalize accounts that post election misinformation.

Spotify, meanwhile, in November banned “War Room”, a podcast hosted by former White House adviser Steve Bannon. The show was also suspended from Twitter and YouTube after Bannon suggested beheading the government’s pandemic expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, and FBI director Christopher Wray.

Yet, while the X22 Report podcast remains available via Apple, it has been suspended by YouTube, Spotify, and Twitter. Red Pill News’ podcast description also states it is no longer available on YouTube.

A fourth podcast “SoulWarrior Uncensored” is run by self-declared QAnon believer Melody Torres. According to the AP, she said she has been booted from Twitter. The AP also reported that the podcast was still available on Apple and Google, but was removed from Spotify after an inquiry by the news outlet.

Oren Segal of ADL’s Center on Extremism told AP: “Podcasts filled with hatred and incitement to violence should not be treated any differently than any other content.

“If you’re going to take a strong stance against hate and extremism in the platform in any way, it should be all-inclusive.”

Insider approached Spotify, Google, and Apple for comment.

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How the price of Samsung Galaxy S phones changed over the years – Android Authority

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If you were to tell the average smartphone user that Samsung Galaxy S prices had only gone up over the years, they’d likely believe you. However, you’d be lying. There have been a few years in which prices have actually dropped — including 2021, believe it or not. If you look back, there are a lot of interesting price changes happening.

Related: Samsung Galaxy S series: A history of the biggest name in Android

Considering that Samsung is the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer and the Galaxy S series is its most popular phone family, we thought we’d examine everything from the very beginning. Below, you’ll find a list of every major Galaxy S phone and its original launch price. In the end, you’ll find a chart giving a compact view of how those prices have changed as time went on.

Please note that we won’t be including every variant of the Galaxy S series here. The Mini variants from the mid-2010s, for example, won’t be included. We’re also ignoring the Fan editions, Lite editions, Active editions, etc., in favor of focusing only on the main entries in the series.


Samsung Galaxy S price: $399

Samsung Galaxy S Original

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The original Samsung Galaxy S had many different names. The Samsung Galaxy Proclaim, Galaxy S Showcase, Galaxy Vibrant 4G, Galaxy S Captivate — the list is quite long. However, we’ll always remember it as the Galaxy S, the one that started it all.

See also: The best Android phones of the decade 2010 — 2019

Here in the United States during the phone’s launch year of 2010, it was incredibly difficult to buy a smartphone in an unlocked format. Instead, you needed to visit your carrier and buy a phone through them. You’d get a small portion of the phone’s cost integrated into your bill over the next two years as part of your exclusive contract. As such, it’s hard to determine the exact final Samsung Galaxy S prices as they would change from carrier to carrier.

However, we determined the average amount to be around $399, which equates to ~$477 in 2021 dollars. That seems like a bargain compared to the smartphones of today. But keep in mind that this phone was far less advanced — and a lot cheaper to produce.


Samsung Galaxy S2 price: $549

Samsung Galaxy S2

The Samsung Galaxy S was a huge hit for the company. Because of its success on the market, all eyes were on the Galaxy S2 in early 2011. Unfortunately, Samsung went hog wild with the follow-up and released multiple phones with totally different designs and specs — all using the Galaxy S2 branding. It was so messy that you could buy a Galaxy S2 from AT&T, and it would be a completely different phone compared to the device of the same name from T-Mobile.

Still, that didn’t stop Samsung from selling Galaxy S2 phones like hotcakes. The phone was even more popular than the original Galaxy S and put Samsung firmly at the top of the Android smartphone world.

Once again, though, it was hard to buy the phone unlocked in the US. With that in mind, most consumers likely didn’t even notice that the list price of the phone jumped up significantly to $549. The price, after all, was hidden in their mobile carrier’s contract. Thankfully, it wouldn’t be much longer before regulatory bodies forced carriers to stop this practice.


Samsung Galaxy S3 price: $599

Samsung entered 2012 as the smartphone king. In Q3 2011, it outsold Apple as far as smartphones go a first for the Korean company. Not content to stop the growth, Samsung launched what is arguably one of the most beloved phones of all time: the Samsung Galaxy S3.

Thankfully, Samsung started to tone down its habit of releasing many different phones with the same name. The Galaxy S3 looked very uniform no matter where you got it. The internal specs might have been wildly different, but that’s a whole other story.

Despite the significant jump in specs and design, the price for this phone didn’t jump much higher than the previous model. In 2012, the Galaxy S3 cost about $599. That represents one of the smaller increases in the long history of Samsung Galaxy S prices.


Samsung Galaxy S4 price: $649

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Statistically, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is the biggest Android phone of all time. At 80 million units sold, the only other Android phone that comes even close to its sales is its predecessor, the Galaxy S3. Even the mighty iPhone 5S — launched in the same year — sold only 52 million units.

Once again, Samsung only nominally increased the price of the phone compared to the Galaxy S3. Of course, consumers in the US still likely wouldn’t have known it cost them $649. By this point, getting the phone unlocked was much easier, but only a small fraction of US buyers went that route.

A lot of die-hard smartphone fans saw very clearly what the price of the phone was in the summer of 2013. That’s when Samsung and Google partnered together to launch a Google Play Edition of the phone. It featured an unlockable bootloader and stock Android a breath of fresh air for the people who loathed Samsung’s Android skin TouchWiz. Samsung and Google only partnered to do this for a few cycles, but we wish it had gone on longer.


Samsung Galaxy S5 price: $649

Up until now, the Samsung Galaxy S prices had only gone up. In 2014, for the first time, Samsung launched the newest Galaxy S device at the same exact price as the previous year: $649.

Even though the price stayed the same, several new specs and features launched with this phone. That included a fingerprint sensor integrated into the home button, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, and a 16MP rear camera lens.

Unfortunately, sales of the Galaxy S5 failed to even come near the sales of the Galaxy S4. That’s why the S5’s design was the last of its kind. In 2015, Samsung would completely revamp the Galaxy S aesthetic. Still, the Galaxy S5 is fondly remembered by fans.


Samsung Galaxy S6 series prices: $649 — $799

In 2020, we ranked all of the Galaxy S phones from worst to best. Unfortunately, our friend the Samsung Galaxy S6 came in at the very bottom as our least favorite in the line. Sorry, bud.

Despite it being stuck at last place in our hearts, it represented the third time in a row that the base Samsung Galaxy S price remained unchanged. Of course, when you consider that Samsung removed the MicroSD card slot, IP rating, and removable battery, you’d wonder why it didn’t drop.

For the first time, the manufacturer also launched a more premium version of a Galaxy S phone. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge was basically the same phone but slightly bigger and with curved glass on the sides. Despite the device not really offering much else over the normal model, the Edge variant cost $100 more for a total of $749. Not content to stop there, Samsung eventually launched a Galaxy S6 Edge Plus for $799.

You should also note that, due to low sales, Samsung dropped the entry price of the Galaxy S6 to $579 not long after it launched. This was the first time that had happened in the middle of a Galaxy S phone’s lifecycle. It wouldn’t be the last.


Samsung Galaxy S7 series prices: $669 & $769

With sales of the Galaxy S6 series being incredibly disappointing, Samsung needed a hit — and fast. Enter the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Both phones took what worked with the Galaxy S6 but brought back the things Samsung disregarded the previous year. That included the MicroSD card slot and an IP rating. Unfortunately, the removable battery never came back.

Still, the Galaxy S7 family fared much better on the market than its predecessors. With a launch price of $669 to $699 (depending on where you bought it and when), the entry-level version of the phone was only nominally more expensive than the Galaxy S6. However, it offered many more specs and features. Likewise, the larger Edge variant cost around $100 more.

Unfortunately, Samsung still wasn’t selling as many Galaxy S7 phones as it had hoped. This forced it to, once again, drop both phones’ prices in the middle of their lifecycles.


Samsung Galaxy S8 series prices: $749 & $849

The Samsung Galaxy S8 camera and fingerprint scanner.

In 2017, Samsung wisened up in a few ways. It abandoned the Edge branding, which appeared to simply confuse buyers. Instead, it launched the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. As the “Plus” moniker suggested, it was a larger version of the base model, which is why it cost more. This made much more sense.

The Galaxy S8 line represented a seismic shift for the design of the Galaxy S series. For the first time, the fingerprint sensor moved to the back of the phone, allowing for the front to be all display (with sizable bezels, of course). That big change must have made Samsung pretty confident because it increased the entry price to $749 — even after it needed to reduce the already lower price of the Galaxy S7 just months earlier.

Things must have worked out OK, though, as Samsung didn’t reduce the prices of these phones in the middle of their lifecycles. Coming off the fiasco of the Galaxy Note 7 the previous year also may have had an influence on Samsung Galaxy S prices as well.


Samsung Galaxy S9 series prices: $719 & $839

If you go back to the early days of the Galaxy S line, you see a lot of similarities. The Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy S5 all featured the same core design elements. Since then, though, we’ve seen the line change quite a bit.

Related: Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Redux

Not so with the Galaxy S9. The 2018 iterations of the Galaxy S legacy looked very similar to the 2017 models. The biggest change was the movement of the rear fingerprint sensor from the side of the camera to below it. The Galaxy S9 Plus also got a second rear camera, representing the first time that had ever happened on a Galaxy S phone.

Maybe because of how similar these phones were, Samsung dropped the entry-level pricing ever so slightly. The Galaxy S9 landed at $719 while the Galaxy S9 Plus came in at $120 more. The company probably felt secure with these differences in Samsung Galaxy S prices because of that second lens on the Plus variant.


Samsung Galaxy S10 series prices: $749 — $1,299

Samsung Galaxy S10 vs Samsung Galaxy S10e back - green, yellow

By 2019, we had had four years of Samsung launching two primary entries in each new iteration of the Galaxy S line. If it could do two phones, why not three? Why not four? With the Galaxy S10 series, Samsung went nuts and launched four phones all at once.

Related: The original Android Authority review of the Galaxy S10 Plus

The two main entries in the series stayed the same as the two previous years: the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus. These came in at $899 and $999 respectively. Samsung also launched a smaller, cheaper model known as the Galaxy S10e, which cost $749. Then, on the other end of the spectrum, it launched the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, which ended up being a sort of precursor to the Galaxy S20 Ultra. That phone cost $1,299.

In 2020, when Sammy launched the next set of phones on this list, it simultaneously slashed the prices of the Galaxy S10 line while still keeping them in production. This was a way for budget-conscious buyers to get some nice hardware for less money than the wallet-busting Galaxy S20 series.


Samsung Galaxy S20 series prices: $999 — $1,399

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra against metal door

The Samsung Galaxy S prices in 2019 were all over the place. The Galaxy S10e was $749, while the Galaxy S10 5G cost nearly twice as much. With the Galaxy S20 line, Samsung opted to abandon the low end and go straight to the premium end. At launch, the cheapest Galaxy S20 phone was a whopping $999. The Galaxy S20 Plus started at $1,199.

Related: Samsung Galaxy S20 buyer’s guide: Everything you need to know

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, in particular, went way overboard. With a starting price of $1,399, it was one of the most expensive “normal” phones the company had ever launched. If $1,399 wasn’t enough for you, there even was a $1,599 model with more RAM and storage.

Obviously, hindsight is 20/20, and Samsung likely realizes by now that this was a mistake. Granted, the company couldn’t have known a global pandemic was right around the corner when it launched the Galaxy S20 series. Yet, the incredibly high prices of these phones all but assured they would be poor sellers at a time when people are losing their jobs left and right.

Thankfully, Samsung didn’t make this mistake again in 2021.


Samsung Galaxy S21 series prices: $799 — $1,199

Samsung Galaxy S21 vs S21 Plus vs S21 Ultra 3

Credit: David Imel / Android Authority

Samsung’s bottom line took a big hit in 2020 when the Galaxy S20 series failed to woo consumers. This year, the company rectified that mistake by drastically reducing the cost of entry for the Galaxy S21 family. And it didn’t even need to slash the overall quality by much to do it.

The lowest-end Galaxy S21 starts at $799. That price gets you the brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor (or the Exynos 2100 in other parts of the world). It also gets you a solid triple-lens rear camera setup, a fine amount of RAM and internal storage, and a cool new design aesthetic that looks pretty classy.

Related: Samsung Galaxy S21 buyer’s guide: Everything you need to know

In another smart move, Samsung kept its “everything but the kitchen sink” mentality with the Galaxy S21 Ultra. That phone has almost no compromises when compared to the Galaxy S20 Ultra, yet still comes in at $200 cheaper at $1,199. This lineup is probably Samsung’s most inclusive ever. It allows buyers from all over the budget spectrum to get themselves a Galaxy S phone.

Time will tell if these Samsung Galaxy S prices work out for Samsung. Let’s hope they do, though.


Samsung Galaxy S prices: The historical picture

The three variants of the Samsung Galaxy S10 lined up on display in the Samsung Experience Store in Long Island.

Below, you’ll find a chart that gives a bird’s eye view of the main entries in the entire Galaxy S family. You can see the pricing steadily increases over time, but there’s plenty of fluctuations from year to year. Be sure to note that huge dive from last year to now.

Although we can’t see into the future, this chart does make it seem like Samsung Galaxy S prices in 2020 will be as high as they go for quite a while. Unless global economies magically rebound over the next 10 months or so, it’s highly unlikely Samsung would attempt to go as high as Galaxy S20 pricing any time soon.

Of course, long gone are the days in which you’d be able to buy a Galaxy S flagship for under $700. Thankfully, the Fan Edition line appears to be very successful for Samsung. Here at Android Authority, we called the Galaxy S20 FE the best smartphone of 2020, so Samsung is clearly onto something there. It will be very interesting to see what the Galaxy S21 FE looks like. Could Samsung nab our top award with the same phone line two years in a row? Stay tuned!

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