Today’s deals include the first discounts we’ve seen for the current-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles, as well as a sweet Nintendo Switch bundle that’s available as part of the Mario Day Sale. These deals and more below.
Mario Day Deal: Buy a Nintendo Switch Console with Mario Red Controllers, Get Free Game of Your Choice
Mario Day is officially here! All the Switch video games might have gone on sale earlier, but the Switch console bundle exclusive to Mario Day just went live. Not only do you get the Nintendo Switch console with the rare Mario Red Joy-Con controllers, you also get to choose one game among these three: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, or Super Mario Bros U Deluxe. This is a more tempting deal than what we saw on Black Friday, which was a Switch with Neon controllers and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the same price.
10% Off PS5 God of War: Ragnarok Console Bundle
Use code: “ZIPPIDY10” and Zip Checkout
So far we haven’t seen any discount on the PlayStation 5 console from an authorized reseller. That means any discount is worth mentioning, even if it requires a little bit extra legwork. Today, Newegg is offering 10% off the PS5 Disc Edition God of War: Ragnarok console bundle, or $503.99, after applying code: ZIPPIDY10 and checking out with Zip.
10% Off Xbox Series X Forza Horizon 5 Console Bundle
Use code: “ZIPPIDY10” and Zip Checkout
Newegg is offering a similar deal on an Xbox Series X bundle. Again, you’ll need to use Zip Checkout to take advantage of this deal. With the coupon code applied, you’re essentially getting Forza Horizon 5 and the Hot Wheels expansion pack for free.
LEGO Horizon Forbidden West Tallneck for $75.99
The LEGO Tallneck is a really fun build because unlike some of the other newer LEGO sets, this model consists of a good variety of bricks in shape, size, and color. It’s also impressively sized at 15″ height. The 1,222 brick count means this build won’t take a huge chunk out of your time. At this price you’re only paying 6 cents a brick, which is an excellent deal as far as LEGO themed sets go. This discount doesn’t come around very often (it’s the first time in 2023) so don’t hesitate. We built this model ourselves and loved it.
1TB PS5 SSD for Only $63.99
This is definitely the best price we’ve seen for a PS5-compatible 1TB SSD. A PS5 “compatible” SSD is a PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 solid state drive with a rated 5,500MB/s read speed to match the PS5’s internal drive. That means, for better or for worse, picking a top-shelf SSD. Note that Sony recommends a heatsink attached to your SSD. The Acer Predator has a thick graphene thermal pad attached on top. You could probably use it as is but if you want a beefier solution, you can peel off the thermal pad and install your own heatsink (we recommend this one for $10).
2021 Apple iPad 10.2″ 64GB for $269
Today Amazon has the 2021 Apple iPad 10.2″ Wi-Fi 64GB tablet for only $269.00, and 18% price drop from its $329 MSRP. Among all the iPad models, the 10.2″ iPad is the lowest priced. Even at MSRP, it’s $170 cheaper than the iPad Mini, $270 cheaper than the iPad Air, and $470 cheaper than the iPad Pro. Despite its low price tag, this is a capable and fully featured tablet. The Apple A13 Bionic chip offers very good CPU and GPU performance and the large 10.2-inch Retina display is bright and crisp. It’s a great option for school, work, or simply relaxing with your favorite movie, book, or streaming service. iPad also features both a front-facing camera for voice chat, and rear camera for taking photos and videos.
Dell G16 16″ Intel Core i9-12900H Alder Lake RTX 3070 Gaming Laptop for $1399.99
Dell is offering a Dell G16 16″ gaming laptop equipped with a 12th generation Intel Core i9 Alder Lake CPU and GeForce RTX 3070 GPU for only $1399.99 after $400 in instant savings. Dell’s G-series gaming laptops offer specs similar to Alienware laptops but without the higher Alienware price point.
HP OMEN 17″ RTX 4080 Gaming Laptop for $2399
HP is offering an HP ENVY 17″ gaming laptop equipped with an RTX 4080 GPU for only $2399.99. If you’re looking for an absolute monster of a gaming laptop, then the RTX 4080 or 4090 is the way to go. HP’s price is among the lowest you’ll find for an RTX 4080 laptop. RTX 4090 laptops are currenty selling for over $4000.
The RTX 4080 mobile GPU performs about 20%-35% faster than the RTX 3080 Ti mobile. Compared to desktop variants, the mobile RTX 4080 approaches a performance level similar to the desktop RTX 3070 Ti. It’s definitely more than enough power to run games on the native 1440p display at near maximum settings depending on the title.
HP ENVY RTX 3070 Gaming PC for $1229.99
Here’s a pretty nice deal on an excellent gaming PC for around $1200. This HP ENVY PC features a 12th gen Intel Core i9-12900 16-core Alder Lake CPU, GeForce RTX 3070 GPU, 16GB RAM, and 1TB SSD. The Intel Core i9-12900 is one of the best CPUs available… you’d need to get an Intel Raptor Lake or AMD Ryzen 7000 series CPU to get anything as good or better. The RTX 3070 is a very solid video card for this price level; it will easily get you 60fps+ at up to 1440p gaming.
New Release: Gigabyte G5 15″ Intel Core i5-12500H RTX 4060 Gaming Laptop for $1099
The new generation of laptops is here! The Gigabyte G5 gaming laptop equipped with the new GeForce RTX 4060 GPU starts at an unbeatable price of $1099. That’s about the same price you’ll find an RTX 3060 equipped laptop, and this one is way faster. The RTX 4060 laptops are so new that there aren’t many reviews yet, but the first leaks show it performing better than a mobile RTX 3070, plus there’s the benefit of DLSS 3.0. This GPU should be able to run most games at 144fps on the native 1080p display. Note that there’s only 8GB of RAM included, which might be enough for you. If it isn’t, the RAM is user upgradeable.
Mar10 (Mario) Day Sale Nintendo Switch Games
Several Nintendo Switch games have been discounted as part of the Mario Day Sale. Best Buy has discounted several AAA Nintendo games from $59.99 to $39.99. These include several must-have games like Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Odyssey, and more. Best Buy offers free shipping on all of these video games.
The GeForce RTX 4090 GPU Is Finally Down to MSRP
The GeForce RTX 4090 GPU is still a difficult card to find without a price markup. There’s a good reason for it, though. Despite the considerably higher price tag, the RTX 4090 is a beast of a card that dominates every other GPU out there, including the 4080. Amazon has steadily lowered the price of certain 4090 models over the past month and today, finally, there’s an RTX 4080 as the base stock price of $1599.99.
Gloomhaven: Jaw of the Lion for $24.49
Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion is Celopahir Games’ followup release to the hugely successful Gloomhaven board game. It offers a similar gameplay experience to the original and far more daunting Gloomhaven but it’s been condensed to make the game more accessible to casual players; that means a simpler rule set, a more developed tutorial, and fewer overall pieces on the board. You’re still playing a cooperative campaign that emphasizes tactical combat and RPG-stye character building.
Crucial P5 Plus 2TB PS5 SSD for PS5 for $131.99
Constantly going in and out of stock
Crucial’s newest M.2 SSD meets all the requirements for your PS5 SSD upgrade. It supports transfer speeds of up to 6,660MB/s which is well above the 5,500MB/s minimum threshold. Yes there are faster SSDs out there, but if your intention is to put this in your PS5, then that extra speed is worthless because you’re bottlenecked by the original PS5 SSD. If you’re worried about opening up your PS5 case, don’t worry it’s very easy. Crucial has an official YouTube PS5 SSD install guide to see you through the process.
The Best Deals of the Week
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