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How to Buy Cheap Video Games - a Guide to the Best Gaming Deals

Xbox One, PS4, Switch, and PC deals on games and hardware.

Guide by Tom Orry, Jamie Wallace, .

Everyone loves a good deal. We’re here to bring you the best gaming deals around, whether you’re in the US or the UK. Get all the buying tips and tricks to make sure you never pay full price for a video game again and always know the best prices on the latest games. This is our guide to buying games cheaply and getting the best gaming deals.

We'll be keeping this guide up to date, adding new deals and removing old and expired ones. With any luck, everything you see here will be as up to date as possible.

Best Gaming Deals - Cheap Games and Consoles

Video games are expensive. That’s why we are here to make sure you never pay full price for a game, PC or console ever again. Whether it's just something for yourself, a Christmas gift, or the ideal birthday present, you'll find the best video game bargains right here. We've also got some general tips to ensure you get the best gaming deals around and also links to a variety of pages that will give you very specific buying buying advice and tips. Whether you want a cheap PS4, Xbox One, Switch or Gaming PC, we’ve got you covered.

Best PS4 and PS4 Pro Deals

Check out the pick of the PS4 and PS4 deals below. You can’t go wrong with these deals in the US and the UK.

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Best Xbox One S and Xbox One X Deals

Check out the pick of the Xbox One S and Xbox One X deals below. You can’t go wrong with these deals in the US and the UK.

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Best Nintendo Switch Deals

Check out the pick of the Nintendo Switch deals below. You can’t go wrong with these deals in the US and the UK.

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Best Gaming Laptop and Gaming PC Deals

Check out the pick of the gaming laptop and gaming PC deals below. You can’t go wrong with these deals in the US and the UK.

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Gaming Deals - Tips and Tricks to Get Video Game Bargains

Here are some general tips to ensure you never spend more than you need to buy the latest video games.

  • Wait at least a week - Games drop in price very quickly. While it’s great to buy the latest AAA game on day one, if you can wait, sometimes for just one week, the price may well have dropped. If you can wait a month you’ll probably find a decent chunk has been shaved off the launch price.
  • Buy Second-Hand - While some stores sell pre-owned games at almost the same price as new titles, you can get some real bargains if you look around. Just be aware that pre-owned doesn't always mean cheap.
  • Never buy consoles at launch - Again, this one is hard to carry through with as there’s a certain excitement attached to buying a new console on day one, but if you can wait a few weeks you’ll find prices drop and bundles emerge. Just look at the Xbox One X. Just two weeks after launch you could buy a console with multiple games for the same price as the console on its own.
  • Get rid of games you don’t play - Trading in games doesn’t always feel like it makes financial sense, but if you’re not going to play the game again, trade it in ASAP. Places like GAME and CEX offer the best prices near launch, so solo games you’re done with lose value every day you hold onto them unnecessarily.
  • If you must buy Day One, be clever - If you are someone who has to get games on Day One, look out for pre-order offers or money off vouchers. If you are smart you might be able to take advantage of multi-buy deals to nab some great pre-order prices.

With this knowledge you should be able to save quite a lot each year while still playing all the latest and greatest games.

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