Best PlayStation Plus deals
If you didn’t already know, it’s easy to strike a deal on PS Plus. Just hit the daily flights and get in promotional code IGNPSN at checkout to get a one-year subscription for $ 34.99. That’s a big discount off the typical price of $ 59.99 per year.
For my money, PS Plus is one of the best deals of all the games. Not only does it let you play your games online and store your saves in the cloud, it also gives you access to free games every month. They are yours to keep and play for as long as you are a PlayStation Plus member. PS Plus members also get additional discounts on some of the regular PlayStation Store sales throughout the year. Finally, PS5 owners also have access to the PlayStation Plus Collection, a treasure trove of games that include some of the best games of the PS4 generation. If you play PlayStation regularly, a PS Plus membership will pay for itself in no time.
Best PS4 and PS5 game deals
A game console is as good as its games. Fortunately, you don’t have to look far for discounts on PS4 games (and even PS5) these days. Here’s a selection of all the best PlayStation game deals available now at various retailers.
Best Buy Offers
PlayStation Store Deals
At this point in the PS4 lifecycle, you can get the vast majority of the bigger games on the platform for well south of $ 59.99. For starters there is the PlayStation Hits line of games which offers a wide variety of fantastic games for $ 19.99 including behemoths like Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition, God of War, Uncharted: Lost Legacy, Bloodborne, and more.
But on top of that, retailers like Best Buy, Amazon, PlayStation Store, and GameStop have weekly sales where you’ll find a revolving line of discounted titles for a limited time. We always keep the above list of offers up to date to make sure you can find the best games on sale at all times. If you don’t see something you like today, check back later in the week.
Best PlayStation Accessory Deals
A new PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 usually only ships with the console and a controller. To get the most out of your gear, you’ll need to consider getting a few accessories. But as with the consoles themselves, most PS4 and PS5 accessories are not on sale at the moment. Even so, when we find great deals, here’s where we’ll place them. Some of the more useful accessories include additional DualShock 4 or DualSense controllers, PlayStation VR, and wireless headsets. Multimedia remotes also hold a special place in my heart, because controlling Netflix with a controller is a poor experience at IMO. Even if you can’t come to a deal, you might want to purchase an additional headset or controller at the list price. Chances are, you are getting what you pay for.
Best storage deals
If you have more than a small handful of games, you probably know that the built-in storage of the PS4 and PS5 can run out quickly. This is especially true with huge space-hogging titles like Red Dead Redemption 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War taking up absurdly large chunks of hard drive space. And if you’re a PS Plus member who downloads the free monthly games regularly, you’ll be running out of space before you know it. No one likes to juggle games on their hard drive, especially given how slow PSN is.
Luckily, expanding the built-in storage is incredibly easy. Just plug in one of the discounted external hard drives above, format it in the settings menu, and you can keep more games at your fingertips. Note that you cannot store PS5 games on an external hard drive. You can, however, play backward compatible PS4 games (that is, almost all PS4 games) from an external storage device.
Offers on the PS4 console
For several years there, PS4 console offerings were relatively easy to find. Not so recently, thanks to both the pandemic and the release of PS5. While you can find a new PS4 Slim or PS4 Pro at MSRP, we aren’t seeing many real discounts just yet. If that changes in the future, we’ll drop them here.
And in fact, you’ll often see (maybe shady) third-party retailers selling the consoles for above suggested retail prices on sites like Amazon, Walmart, and eBay. So unless you really need a PS4, try to get them at MSRP or below. For reference, here are the standard retail prices for the PS4 and PS5 models sold without pack-in games.
- PS4 Slim – $ 299.99
- PS4 Pro – $ 399.99
- PS5 Digital Edition – $ 399.99
- PS5 – $ 499.99
Speaking of PS5, don’t expect to find discounts on PlayStation 5 hardware anytime soon. You’re in luck if you can find it in stock anywhere for more than two minutes at a time. Once Sony can increase supply to meet demand, you might start to see discounts. I wouldn’t be holding my breath for this to happen anytime soon.
Chris Reed is IGN’s purchasing and trading editor. You can follow him on Twitter @_chrislreed.