If there's no arcade in your town, you may be wanting to recapture some of your old nostalgia by building a home arcade of your own. Today could be the day to get that started, as Best Buy is having a sale on some of the arcade machines from Arcade1Up. And, PS5 SSD prices are discounted right now, with even better deals than Black Friday. Take a look at some of the best SSD options that are on sale below. And, check out deals on headphones for working out, gaming PCs, MicroSD cards for Nintendo Switch, and more.
PS5 CompatibleToday OnlyWD Black SN850 1TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7000MBps) 35% off $229.99$149.99
The WD SN850 is currently the most popular (and probably the best) SSD to get for your PS5 storage upgrade. It's blazing fast drive with transfer speeds rated at up to 7,000 MB/s and a PCIe Gen4 interface. It's $30 cheaper than the model without heatsink, so you can buy a cheap $12 heatsink off Amazon and put it on yourself to save some money.
PS5 CompatibleIncludes HeatsinkWD Black SN850 1TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7000MBps) 26% off $249.99$183.99
The WD Black SN850 model with pre-installed heatsink hovered at around $250 for most of the time since it was released last year, which made it overwhelmingly the better deal to just buy the non-heatsink version. The price has dropped significantly over the past few weeks that this model now actually makes sense. It's still roughly $15-$20 more expensive than buying the non-heatsink model and slapping onyour own heatsink, but peace of mind and out-of-the-box readiness makes up for the price difference.
PS5 CompatibleIncludes HeatsinkXPG GAMMIX S70 Blade 1TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7400MBps) 19% off $159.99$129.99
This Black Friday deal is back. The XPG Gammix S70 Blade is one of the more recently released SSDs that's specifically designed for your PS5 storage upgrade. It also happens to be the lowest priced PS5-compatible 1TB SSD with heatsink available. In fact, it's even less expensive than most compatible SSDs without heatsink. The S70 Blade boasts transfer rates up to 7,400 MB/s and a PCIe Gen4 interface. It includes a PS5-compatible low-profile aluminum heatsink. It's not beefy, but it works and it fits.
PS5 CompatibleIncludes HeatsinkXPG ATOM 1TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 5000MBps) 8% off $119.99$109.99
XPG has released a new PS5-compatible SSD that's even cheaper than the S70 Blade, which was already the least expensive PS5-compatible SSD you could buy. Whereas the S70 Blade has read speeds of 7400MB/s, the ATOM has read speeds of 5000MB/s. That's still good enough to meet PS5's requirements, and if your sole intent is to use this in a PS5 console, you'll hardly notice the difference between the two. Like the S70 Blade, this SSD includes a thin aluminum heat spreader.
PS5 CompatibleCrucial P5 Plus 1TB Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 6600Mbps) 16% off $159.99$134.99Crucial P5 Plus 2TB Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 6600Mbps) 24% off $319.99$244.01
Crucial's newest P5 Plus series PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD meets all the requirements for your PS5 SSD upgrade. It supports transfer speeds of up to 6,660MB/s, well above the 5,000MB/s minimum threshold. No heatsink is included but you can buy a cheap PS5 compatible heatsink on Amazon and put it on yourself (it's super easy). Right now both the 1TB and 2TB models have been discounted to the lowest prices we've seen on Amazon.
These PS5 SSD options are in no way less capable or deserving of your PS5 upgrading. The Firecuda 530, for example, is actually considered the fastest drive compared to all the other models listed here. The Samsung 980 PRO is a tried and true model that's extremely popular in PC builds. All of these SSDs have seen decent price drops in 2022.MHQJRH M.2 2280 SSD Heatsink 40% off $19.99$11.99with HeatsinkSabrent Rocket 4 Plus 1TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7000MBps) $179.99without HeatsinkSeagate Firecuda 530 1TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7300MBps) 33% off $254.99$169.99with HeatsinkSeagate Firecuda 530 1TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7300MBps) 24% off $274.99$209.99without HeatsinkSamsung 980 PRO 1TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7000MBps) 26% off $229.99$169.99with HeatsinkSamsung 980 PRO 1TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7000MBps) 24% off $249.99$189.99Crucial P5 Plus 1TB Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 6600Mbps) 16% off $159.99$134.99
This is the best price we've seen for a WD Black SN750 500GB SSD. It's a perfect candidate for a boot drive thanks to its generous amount of storage for your OS and core apps, and fast transfer speeds of up to 3,600MB/s. It's not recommended for your PS5, though, since it doesn't hit the 5,000MB/s threshold.
The cheapest and most readily available next-gen console is in stock now at Best Buy. The Xbox Series S supports the Xbox Game Pass service, and it's a great entry point to gain access to titles like Halo, Gears of War, Skyrim, and more. An Xbox Series X is still difficult to find, so if you haven't had any luck, the Series S is ready and waiting for you to jump in.
Check out this deal on the Powerbars Pro wireless earbuds from Beats. These headphones are great for working out, with 9 hours of battery, sweat resistant material, and a built-in microphone. Plus, the ear hooks are adjustable to fit your size so they won't get loose and fall out during intense workout sessions.
Best Buy is holding a solid sale on video games for Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch. You can grab both Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 remakes for $20 each. Or, check out sales on PlayStation 5 exclusives like Deathloop and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.
If you're building a home arcade, today is the day to save. Best Buy has a sale on some of the coolest arcade machines from Arcade1Up. You can choose between machines that play TMNT: Turtles In Time, The Simpsons, X-Men, and more. It's worth checking out if you're looking to bring some classic gaming nostalgia into your home.
Ghost of Tsushima has a wonderful soundtrack, and you can grab a physical version of it on vinyl. The Ghost of Tsushima vinyl record also comes packaged in a gorgeous cover featuring Jin Sakai. It's a must-have for any huge Ghost of Tsushima fan.
This Home Alone set is not a small set; if you thought the fantastic LEGO Fishing Store (imo one of the best LEGO buildings ever) was intricate, the McAllister house boasts slighlty larger dimensions and about 1,900 more bricks! It's a very interactive kit too, with a house that opens up to showcase several different individual rooms, a separate treehouse, the crooks' van, and several included mini-figures.
Walmart is stocking manufacturer refurbished units of the Oculus Quest 2 128GB VR headset. A brand new Quest 2 128GB normally runs for $299, so you're saving $50 by going refurb. The manufacturer refurbished units are in "Like New" condition with absolutely no cosmetic or functional imperfections and is backed by a 6-month Oculus warranty (on top of the 30-day Walmart return policy).
Save up to 41% off these popular Mario and Zelda titles for the Nintendo Switch. Sure they aren't as cheap as the prices we saw during Black Friday, but that ship has long since sailed. These are the lowest prices you'll see for a while, at least until Mario Day (March 10) or E3.Switch (Digital)Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening 33% off $59.99$39.99Switch (Digital)The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD 33% off $59.99$39.99Switch (Digital)Pikmin 3 Deluxe 33% off $59.99$39.99Switch (Digital)Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze 33% off $59.99$39.99Switch (Digital)Kirby Star Allies 33% off $59.99$39.99SwitchBravely Default 2 33% off $59.99$39.99SwitchPersona 5 Strikers 50% off $59.99$29.99SwitchHyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity 33% off $59.99$39.99SwitchSplatoon 2 33% off $59.99$39.99SwitchThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 38% off $59.99$36.91SwitchSuper Mario Bros U: Deluxe 39% off $59.99$36.55SwitchPaper Mario: The Origami King Marketplace vendor39% off $59.99$36.40SwitchMonster Hunter Rise 44% off $59.99$33.88SwitchJust Dance 2022 48% off $49.99$25.99
Nintendo Switch CompatibleSanDisk Ultra 400GB Micro SDXC Card 43% off $69.99$39.99
If you prefer to grab your Switch games on Nintendo eShop, you'll need a reliable microSD card to go with it. Check out this 400GB option from SanDisk, which is the most popular and reliable microSD card brand. With 400GB of storage, you'll be able to download practically your entire Switch library, as well as any hot new releases coming later this year, like Kirby and the Forgotten Land and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2.
The Dell XPS gaming PC is equipped with an 11th gen Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and the RTX 3060 video card. For faster performance, we'd definitely recommend adding in an SSD as your boot drive. The low price tag might imply that the RTX 3060 is not up to snuff, but nothing could be further from the truth. The RTX 3060 is about 20% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER and is on par with the RTX 2070. That means it handles 1080p gaming beautifully and has the chops to take on 1440p and VR gaming as well. That's pretty impressive for a budget $1099 gaming PC no matter how you look at it. It's also future proofed with DLSS 2.0, which can significantly improve your fps without taxing your system.
Do you need a rig with considerably more power? If you've been on the lookout for the extremely elusive RTX 3080 video card for your (up to 4K) gaming needs, then check out this ready-to-go prebuilt Alienware Aurora gaming PC from Dell. This PC comes equipped with the AMD Ryzen 9 5900 processor, 16GB of memory, and generous 1TB SSD. The RTX 3080 is way more powerful than the previous generation's best video card, the RTX 2080 Ti, and is the best recommended video card for 4K gaming. The RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3090 are the only cards that are (very slightly) more powerful, but they cost hundreds of dollars more.
The Klipsch Promedia 2.1 speakers have been around for over 2 decades, but it's still considered one of the best computer speakers under $200. It's normally listed for $139.99, but today Walmart has it for only $99, a 29% savings. This THX-certified speaker set includes two satellite speakers with 3/4" soft dome tweeter with 3” midrange drivers and a 6.5" 200W powered subwoofer for some intense bass.
This particular LG Ultragear monitor is one of the best 32" gaming monitors you can get. The 2560x1440 resolution is nice and sharp on the 32" display, yet it's low enough to allow mid-range cards like the RTX 3060 Ti or RTX 3070 to handle it beautifully, even at the maximum 165Hz refresh rate for many games. The Nano IPS display is LG's version of QLED, and it allows for better color handling and higher contrast ratio. It's also G-SYNC compatible, like any high-end gaming should be.
Best Buy is also offering this RTX 3060 equipped gaming laptop with a $300 discount. The ASUS ROG Zephyrus boasts a powerful AMD Ryzen 9 series mobile processor, 16GB of RAM, and a generous 1TB SSD. The RTX 3060 (80W TGP) is enough to run most games at 1080p at 60fps without issue. Despite its gaming prowess, this is a pretty lightweight laptop, weighing in at only 3.6 pounds.
The Xbox Anniversary Special Edition controller is back in stock on Amazon, and $5 less than MSRP. The controller features a translucent black shell with silver internals and Xbox green accents. It has all the niceties of the new Xbox Series X|S controllers like the textured triggers and bumpers, hybrid D-pad, button mapping, and Bluetooth connectivity.