The Best Video Game Deals (September 2023): Xbox, PC, Switch, PlayStation

Forget worn-out WASD keys. The true hallmark of being a gamer is a never-ending list of games you want to play. Working through a wish list can get expensive, but with a little patience, it’s pretty easy to come across cheap games for every system, whether it’s an Xbox, PlayStation, PC, or Nintendo Switch. We hunted down the best game deals we could find for every console and gaming subscription service, and we’ll be updating this story every month with a fresh batch of discounts. 

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Where Can I Find Game Deals?

Retailers often don’t list an end date for video game deals, which means they can end at any time. Price tracking tools like Camelcamelcamel can be helpful for setting up price drop alerts, but they don’t always work on digital-only titles, and they don’t work with every store. Our advice? Check sale sections at major retailers like GameStop, Best Buy, Target, Amazon, and Walmart

What’s a good deal? A good rule of thumb is to aim for $40 or less for a recently released AAA title, and $20 or less for older, still popular titles. If a game is brand-spanking-new, and you don’t want to wait, any discount is potentially worthwhile. Video game sales pop up frequently, so be patient and do your price research before clicking Add to Cart.

Nintendo Switch Game Deals

Check out our Best Nintendo Switch Games and Best Nintendo Switch Accessories guides for more. Just got a Switch? Here are 21 surprising things you can do with it

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Moving Out. 

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PC Game Deals

Be sure to read our Best PC Games You Can Play Forever guide for some classics. Can’t commit to playing solo? Here are the Best Crossplay Games to partner up with some friends. 

Valve Steam Deck portable gaming console

Valve Steam Deck. 

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We have mixed feelings about the Valve Steam Deck (5/10, WIRED Review), but every iteration is on sale right now, with discounts ranging from 10 to 20 percent. 

PlayStation Subscription Deals

Sony’s PlayStation Plus service has three tiers, but all come with two free games every month. Subscriptions start at $10 per month, and you can fork over a bit more cash for the middle Extra tier and gain access to a catalog of more than 400 fan-favorite games. At $18 a month, the higher-end Premium tier is pretty expensive, but it includes a more extensive library of older PlayStation titles, plus some streaming options. Learn more about the different services here.  

This month, Saints Row, Black Desert: Traveler Edition, and Generation Zero are free for subscribers.

PlayStation Game Deals

Check out our guides to the Best PlayStation 5 Games and Best PS5 Accessories for more. If you haven’t made the switch, that’s alright—we rounded up the Best PS4 Games too.

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Borderlands 3.

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Xbox Subscription Deals
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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

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Xbox services are a bit confusing, and they’ll be changing a bit starting on September 14. There are a few separate subscriptions, and each of them have various options and bundles within their respective offerings. We break it down in more detail here. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members get access to freebies every month

This month, Gris, Starfield, Solar Ash, and Lies of P are free (or will be at some point).

Xbox Game Deals

Read our Best Xbox Series X/S Games guide for more. You might also want to peruse our Best Xbox Game Pass Games guide if you need help sifting through the extensive catalog subscribers. 

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As for accessories, you can pick up a Microsoft Wireless Xbox Controller for $50 ($20 off) at Amazon and Target (in certain colors). The Microsoft Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 Core is also down to $100 ($30 off) at Amazon and Walmart

Amazon Prime Gaming Deals

Amazon Prime members have free access to Prime Gaming, which offers a complimentary monthly Twitch subscription as well as various perks from a rotating selection of games and developers every month. Options range from in-game currency to skins, to full-on games and downloadable content (DLC).

There are a ton of rewards available, and they’re free for Amazon Prime members. Be sure to check the redemption instructions for your chosen perks; you may be required to link an account or enter a code to receive your goodies.