Gaming Deals: $25 Witcher 3, $40 Black Ops 3, Xbox/PSN/Steam Holiday Sales

Steam’s winter sale is live, discounting thousands of games. As with November’s sale, this one works differently than those in the past–there are no daily or flash deals, so if something is on sale, you don’t need to wait to see if it goes any lower. Some of the best deals include Shovel Knight for $10, The Witcher 3 for $30, Grand Theft Auto V for $36, Rocket League for $14, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain for $40, Elite: Dangerous for $15, Cities: Skylines for $12, and Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition for $27.

The big Xbox holiday sale has begun, consisting of both weekly and daily deals for everyone, with Xbox Live Gold members getting bigger discounts. Among the current deals for Gold members are Rise of the Tomb Raider for $40, Ori and the Blind Forest for $10, Madden NFL 16 for $24, and The Witcher 3 for $25.

The third week of PSN’s holiday sale is live, offering discounts for all PSN members (and even better prices for Plus subscribers). Highlights include Super Meat Boy (cross-buy) for $7.49, Super Mega Baseball (cross-buy) for $4, Broken Age (cross-buy) for $5, Until Dawn for $39.59, and Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell for $7.49.

Amazon has launched its digital game sale. It primarily consists of PC games–such as Cities: Skylines for $12, Pillars of Eternity for $18, Titanfall Deluxe for $5, Civilization V: Complete Edition for $12.50–but there are also console game deals like Gears of War: Ultimate Edition for $30 and Rare Replay for $20.

The Humble Store’s DRM-free holiday sale has begun, offering new deals on PC games every day through Thursday. Current deals include Her Story for $3.59, Xenonauts for $10, Fez for $2, TowerFall Ascension for $7.49, The Swapper for $3.74, and Door Kickers for $4.

Green Man Gaming’s winter sale is underway, offering Grand Theft Auto V for $36, Wasteland 2 for $20, Max Payne 3 for $4, Wolfenstein: The New Order for $9, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood for $10, and Dishonored: Game of the Year Edition for $10. Many of these offers should stack with the site’s current 20 percent coupon, which you can use with promo code XMAS20-PERGMG-SVINGS.

Target Cartwheel has a 40 percent off deal on Lego Dimensions, bringing its price down to $60.

Below you’ll find the rest of today’s best deals divided by platform.

PlayStation 4

Buy a PS4 at Best Buy and you’ll get a $50 gift card.

At Target, buying a PS4 gets you a free copy of Destiny: The Taken King – Legendary Edition.

Check out all of this week’s deals on the PlayStation Store here, and all of the PlayStation Plus member-only deals here.

Other PS4 game deals:

  • Just Cause 3 — $50 (Amazon)
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain — $40 (GameStop)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III — $40 (Amazon) / $40 (Best Buy)
  • Destiny: The Taken King – Legendary Edition — $33 (Amazon) / $40 (Best Buy)
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate — $48 (Amazon) / $50 (Best Buy)
  • Guitar Hero Live — $80 (Best Buy) / $80 (Target)
  • Rock Band 4 Guitar Bundle — $100 (Best Buy)
  • Need for Speed — $40 (Best Buy)
  • Minecraft: Story Mode — $20 (Target)
  • Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut — $30 (Amazon) / $30 (Best Buy)
  • PES 2016 — $40 (GameStop)
  • Tales of Zestiria — $50 (Amazon)
  • Until Dawn — $50.61 (Amazon)
  • Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection — $40 (Amazon) / $30 (Rakuten digital)
  • Batman: Arkham Knight — $30 (Amazon) / $30 (Best Buy)
  • Grand Theft Auto V — $40 (Best Buy)
  • Lego Dimensions — $70 (Amazon)
  • WWE 2K16 — $50 (Best Buy)
    FIFA 16 — $30 (Best Buy)
  • Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below — $45 (Amazon) / $50 (Best Buy)
  • DMC: Devil May Cry – Definitive Edition — $19 (Amazon)
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection — $40 (Amazon)
  • Mortal Kombat X — $42 (Amazon) / $30 (Best Buy)
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 — $33 (Amazon)
  • Mad Max — $30 (Amazon) / $30 (Best Buy)
  • Guilty Gear Xrd Sign — $28 (Amazon)
  • Infamous: Second Son — $19 (Amazon)
  • Just Dance 2016 — $30 (Target)
  • Skylanders Superchargers Starter Pack — $40 (Best Buy)
  • The Order: 1886 — $19 (Amazon)
  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD — $33.65 (Amazon)
  • Final Fantasy XIV — $22 (Amazon)
  • Rock Band 4 Band-in-a-Box — $200 (Target)

December’s free PlayStation Plus games, including King’s Quest: Episode One and Gauntlet, are now available.

Xbox One

Xbox One bundles are all $50 off–including the Halo 5 ($450), Elite ($450), and Gears of War ($300) ones–at multiple retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and GameStop.

The Microsoft Store is throwing in a $50 gift card and a free select game (The Crew, Watch Dogs, or Assassin’s Creed Unity) in with the purchase of an Xbox One, which is already $50 off. You can also choose to add a Kinect in for $50, a sizable discount over its usual $100 price.

Purchase an Xbox One at Best Buy and you can get 40 percent off on three months of Xbox Live Gold (bringing it to $15) and/or $30 off a controller.

Other Xbox One game deals:

December’s second batch of free Games With Gold titles are now available and include Thief and Sacred 3.

PC

GOG has a big sale on its entire Bethesda catalog, discounting games from the Fallout, Elder Scrolls, Quake, Wolfenstein, and Doom series. You also get a pair of games–The Elder Scrolls: Arena and Daggerfall–for free with the purchase of any Bethesda game.

The new Humble Bundle is the third Square Enix bundle, offering games like The Last Remnant and Murdered: Soul Suspect for as little as $1. Beating the average adds in the first two Just Cause games, Final Fantasy XIV, and more, while paying at least $9 gets you everything, plus Tomb Raider: Game of the Year Edition, Hitman Absolution: Elite Edition, and Lara Croft & The Temple of Osiris.

GOG’s weekend sale offers some nice deals, including Evil Genius for $4, Alien Versus Predator 2000 for $2.39, Empire Earth: Gold Edition for $2.39, and more.

You can save 20 percent at Green Man Gaming using the voucher XMAS20-PERGMG-SVINGS.

You can get the PC version of Shadow Complex Remastered for free right now through the Epic Games Launcher.

Jade Empire: Special Edition is Origin’s latest free On the House game.

Other PC game deals:

  • Just Cause 3 — $48 (Amazon digital)
  • Mad Max — $20.39 (Steam)
  • Crypt of the NecroDancer — $5 (Steam)
  • Downwell — $2 (Steam)
  • Gone Home — $6 (Steam)
  • Killing Floor 2 early access — $20 (Steam)
  • Undertale — $8 (Steam)
  • Bastion — $3.74 (Steam)
  • FTL — $4 (Steam)
  • Pillars of Eternity – Hero Edition — $18 (GMG)
  • Cities: Skylines — $12 (GMG)
  • Mad Max — $30 (GMG)
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate — $30 (GMG)
  • Turok HD — $16 (Humble Store) / $16 (Steam)
  • Total Annihilation — $3.49 (Steam)
  • The Elder Scrolls Online — $24 (Steam)
  • Kerbal Space Program — $24 (Steam)
  • The Sims 4 — $40 (Target)
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth — $13 (Amazon)
  • 2K Definitive Strategy Collection (XCOM/Civ V) — $6.61 (Amazon)
  • StarCraft II: Battle Chest — $22 (Amazon)
  • Evolve — $12.37 (Amazon)
  • Watch Dogs — $12 (Amazon)

Wii U

The Splatoon/Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart 8, and Super Mario 3D World Wii U bundles are $275 each at Target.

If you don’t mind buying a refurbished system, Nintendo’s online store has a Wii U bundle with Nintendo Land for $200 or Nintendo Land and Super Mario 3D World for $225. There’s also a white version of the latter for $235.

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X — $50 (Walmart)
  • Lego Dimensions — $70 (Amazon)
  • Guitar Hero Live — $80 (Best Buy) / $80 (Target)
  • Skylanders Superchargers Starter Pack — $40 (Best Buy)
  • Just Dance 2016 — $30 (Target)
  • Snoopy’s Grand Adventure — $30 (Walmart)
  • Epic Mickey 2 — $5 (Walmart)
  • Wii Fit U + Fit Meter + Balance Board — $25 (Nintendo Store)
  • The Wonderful 101 — $30 (Nintendo Store)
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut — $14 (Amazon)
  • Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition — $13.51 (Amazon)

3DS

Walmart is selling the 2DS Yo-Kai Watch bundle for $80.

Nintendo’s online store is offering refurbished 2DSes for $60.

  • The Legend of Zelda: Tri-Force Heroes — $30 (Amazon) / $30 (Target)
  • Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon — $30 (Amazon)
  • Yo-Kai Watch — $30 (Amazon) / $30 (Target)
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked — $10 (eShop)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden — $20 (Best Buy)
  • Gravity Falls: Legend of the Gnome Gemulets — $20 (Best Buy)
  • Mario Tennis Open — $19 (Amazon)
  • Rodea the Sky Soldier — $16.43 (Amazon)
  • Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth – Premium Edition — $36.38 (Amazon)
  • Chibi-Robo: Zip Lash — $17.42 (Amazon)
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker — $40 (Amazon)
  • Code Name: Steam — $17 (Amazon) / $22 (GameStop)
  • Etrian Mystery Dungeon — $20.47 (Amazon)
  • Steel Diver — $5 (Best Buy)
  • Tetris Ultimate — $15 (Amazon)
  • Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate — $15 (Walmart)
  • Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion — $5 (Walmart)
  • Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed — $22 (Amazon)
  • Angry Birds Star Wars — $5 (Walmart)

PlayStation Vita

The third week of PSN’s holiday sale is live, offering discounts for all PSN members (and even better prices for Plus subscribers). Highlights include Super Meat Boy (cross-buy) for $7.49, Broken Age (cross-buy) for $5, Stealth Inc. 2 for $2, and Joe Danger 2 for $2.20.

Check out all of this week’s deals on the PlayStation Store here, and all of the PlayStation Plus member-only deals here.

  • BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend — $30 (Amazon)
  • Persona 4: Golden — $26.45 (Amazon)
  • Xblaze Lost: Memories — $30 (Amazon)
  • Corpse Party: Blood Drive – Everafter Edition — $32 (Amazon)
  • Persona 4: Dancing All Night — $36 (Amazon)
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss — $24 (Amazon)
  • The Walking Dead: Season Two — $6 (Amazon)
  • Freedom Wars — $14 (Amazon)
  • Tearaway — $19 (Amazon)
  • Metal Gear Solid HD Collection — $21 (Amazon)
  • LittleBigPlanet — $20.38 (Amazon)
  • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz — $13.35 (Amazon)
  • PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale — $18.49 (Amazon)
  • Gravity Rush — $23 (Amazon)
  • The Wolf Among Us — $14.50 (Amazon)
  • Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed — $21.33 (Amazon)

December’s free PlayStation Plus games are now available, including Freedom Wars and Rocketbirds.

Hardware

  • Guitar Hero Live Controller PS4 — $20 (Best Buy) / Xbox One — $20 (Best Buy)
  • PlayStation 4 Camera — $40 (Amazon) / $45 (Walmart)
  • Turtle Beach Ear Force PX22 — $48 (Amazon)
  • Turtle Beach Ear Force Stealth 500X Wireless Headset — $150 (Best Buy)
  • Logitech G920 Racing Wheel for Xbox One/PC — $300 (Best Buy)
  • Poke Audio Melee Headphone — $36.65 (Amazon)
  • Sony PS4/PS3 Gold Wireless Headset — $77.59 (Amazon)
  • Logitech G700s Gaming Mouse — $55 (Amazon)
  • 3DS NFC Reader/Writer — $16 (Amazon)
  • 16 GB Vita Memory Card — $39.63 (Amazon)
  • 32 GB Vita Memory Card — $73 (Amazon)

Amazon prices are accurate as of publishing, but can fluctuate occasionally throughout the day.

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