The best Christmas sales for gaming in 2022

Christmas sales for gamers
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Everyone likes getting a cheeky bargain in the Christmas sales and gaming is no different, providing plenty of tremendous opportunities to walk away with a steal of a deal. Sure, the likes of Black Friday and Cyber Monday are more widely known for their major discounts but you will be shocked how often we find even better deals in, around, and after the holidays themselves.

That's where we come in. Whether it be the best gaming headsets, the best board games, or the best gaming keyboards, we have everything covered. We've been scouring the web all year for the best offers, so we know what we're talking about. We won't be fooled by any so-called 'sales' that jack the price up only to discount it the week before Christmas – we see you, retailers! These are genuinely great deals we would recommend to friends and family. We'll likely throw in a few goodies we've purchased too.

Everything from PlayStation, Nintendo, Xbox, and PC will be accounted for. It could be some unexpected price drops on a new piece of hardware, a 2022 game cheaper than we've seen previously, or even a great stock filling such as an ugly Christmas sweater to keep you toasty over the season. We'll be regularly updating this page over the coming weeks, so make sure to check back in – especially for those Boxing Day (opens in new tab) and January sales. 

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Best Christmas sales in gaming - PS5/PS4

FIFA 23 |  $69.99 (opens in new tab)

FIFA 23 | $69.99 $34.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $35 - 2022's latest edition of FIFA has a major discount at Best Buy, bringing the price down to below $35. This is the final game in the series from EA with the licensing of the FIFA name now expired. 

UK price: £48.00 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart | $69.99 (opens in new tab)

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart | $69.99 $29.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $40 - Maybe the best-looking game on the PS5 yet, Ratchet & Clank is a delight from start to finish. This $40 discount is huge, making this a must-buy for any fans of platformers. Great one for kids too. 

UK deal: £69.99 £29.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

$59.99 (opens in new tab)

Sonic Frontiers | $59.99 $39.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $20 - Sonic's latest 3D adventure sees the Blue Blur sprint into open-world territory with a compelling five islands to explore, epic boss battles, and an intriguing story. This is a great discount on one of 2022's biggest games.

UK deal: £54.99 £29.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

God of War Ragnarok (digital)| $69.99 (opens in new tab)

God of War Ragnarok (digital)| $69.99 $49.99 at CDKeys (opens in new tab)
Save $20 - Just launched in November, God of War Ragnarok is the sequel to the 2018 reboot  – and boy does it deliver. If you play one game this year, make sure it's this one. A masterpiece in every regard.

UK price: £54.99 at HMV (opens in new tab)

The Last of Us Part 1(PS5) | $69.99 (opens in new tab)

The Last of Us Part 1(PS5) | $69.99 $49.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $20 - 2022's remake of The Last of Us is down to its cheapest price yet at Amazon, with a 29% discount applied today. This comes with next-gen graphics and next-gen features all specifically designed for the PS5 and PS5 DualSense controller. 

UK price: £41.99 at Smyths Toys (opens in new tab)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 | $69.94 at Walmart (opens in new tab)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 | $69.94 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
While not a deal as such, everyone wants the latest COD and the title can be found at Walmart now. Ignore the $103.40 original pricing. Also, the deal in the UK is actually quite good.

UK price: £56.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Grand Theft Auto V | $39.99 (opens in new tab)

Grand Theft Auto V | $39.99 $19.97 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Save $20 - Now that we know GTA 6 is in the works, what better time to return to Los Santos in GTA V? The PS5 version was released earlier this year and has a sweet $20 discount at Amazon right now.

UK price: £23.61 at ShopTo (opens in new tab)

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (PS5) | $59.99 (opens in new tab)

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (PS5) | $59.99 $20.00 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Save $39.99 - One of the most underrated games in recent years can be picked up for as little as $20. While not connected, it's the perfect game to play after watching the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special and in the run-up to Guardians Vol 3. in 2023. Play this!

UK deal: £59.99 £27.69 at Base.com (opens in new tab)

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales | $49.99 (opens in new tab)

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales | $49.99 $19.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $30 - Set at Christmas, this Spidey sequel is a wonderful 12-hour experience with plenty of side missions to keep you busy until the New Year. At less than $20, this is a killer deal for one of the best games on PS5.

UK deal: £51.99 £23.85 (PS5) at Amazon (opens in new tab)

The Last of Us Part 2 (PS4) | $39.99 (opens in new tab)

The Last of Us Part 2 (PS4) | $39.99 $9.99 at Best Buy
(opens in new tab)Save $30 - Naughty Dog's acclaimed sequel to The Last of Us launched in 2020 and is now down to less than $10 with a 75% discount. The game also plays on PS5 via backward compatibility.

UK deal: £10 at ShopTo (opens in new tab)

Madden NFL 23 | $69.99 (opens in new tab)

Madden NFL 23 | $69.99 $34.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $35 - This year's Madden has a great discount at Best Buy, taking 50% off the asking price. With the game only launching in August, this is a good deal for NFL fans.

UK price: £41.19 at Base.com (opens in new tab) 

Far Cry 6 | $59.99 (opens in new tab)

Far Cry 6 | $59.99 $14.97 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Save $45 - The latest entry in the Far Cry series sees freedom fighter Dani Rojas take on dictator Antón Castillo (played by Giancarlo Esposito) in the fictional Caribbean island of Yara. For less than $15 you are getting over 60 hours of fun... even if it is quite mindless. 

UK deal: £49.99 £19.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Sackboy: A Big Adventure | $59.99 (opens in new tab)

Sackboy: A Big Adventure | $59.99 $19.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $40 - Want a cute platformer to see you through the festive season? Sackboy of LittleBigPlanet fame returns with this 3D platformer you can play by yourself or with three others. This is one of the lowest prices we've seen for the game.

UK deal: £59.99 £22.99 at Currys (opens in new tab)

WD_BLACK 1TB SN850 SSD | $279.99 (opens in new tab)

WD_BLACK 1TB SN850 SSD | $279.99 $129.00 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $150 - A whopping 54% discount has been applied to this 1TB SSD, perfect for upgrading your PS5 storage. While not the cheapest it's ever been, it's still a huge $150 saving.

UK price: £144.95 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

PlayStation icons light | $32.99 (opens in new tab)

PlayStation icons light | $32.99 $24.99 at Target (opens in new tab)
Save $8 - The iconic PlayStation symbols are brought together for a stunning LED light that would brighten up any gaming room. A small $8 discount now takes this under the $25 mark. 

UK deal: £32.67 £15.00 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Best Christmas sales in gaming - Xbox

Halo Infinite | $59.99 (opens in new tab)

Halo Infinite | $59.99 $14.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $45 - Xbox's flagship franchise returned to form with Halo Infinite and with a massive 75% saving, it's time to join Master Chief in action once again. This is the lowest price we've ever seen, so get on it.

UK price: £12.99 at Smyths Toys (opens in new tab)

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands: Next Level Edition | $69.99 (opens in new tab)

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands: Next Level Edition | $69.99 $29.00 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Save $40 - The delightful Borderlands spinoff in Tiny Tina's Wonderlands has received a hefty discount at Walmart. With the likes of Ashly Burch and Will Arnett providing the protagonist and antagonist, respectively, this 2022 action RPG is a riot from start to end.

UK price: £23.85 at ShopTo (opens in new tab)

$59.99 (opens in new tab)

Sonic Frontiers | $59.99 $39.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $20 - Sonic's latest 3D adventure sees the Blue Blur sprint into open-world territory with a compelling five islands to explore, epic boss battles, and an intriguing story. This is a terrific discount on Xbox for one of 2022's biggest games. 

UK deal: £54.99 £31.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Just Dance 2022 | $49.99 (opens in new tab)

Just Dance 2022 | $49.99 $7.98 at GameStop (opens in new tab)
Save $42.01 - A huge saving can be made on the last year's iteration of the popular rhythmic game, Just Dance. This is an 84% discount and by far the cheapest we've seen it.

UK deal: £24.88 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga | $49.99 (opens in new tab)

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga | $49.99 $29.99 at GameStop (opens in new tab)
Save $20 - One of 2022's biggest games has a generous discount at Amazon right now and isn't a million miles away from the cheapest price we've seen. Experience the complete Skywalker Saga in Lego for 40% off.

UK deal: £23.96 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy | $59.99 (opens in new tab)

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy | $59.99 $29.99 at Target (opens in new tab)
Save $34 - A big discount on a hugely underrated game, now only $25 across Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Take control of Peter Quill, command the Guardians and save the universe all while listening to Blondie.

UK deal: £14.99 at Very (opens in new tab)

WD Black 1TB SSD |   $149.99 (opens in new tab)

WD Black 1TB SSD |  $149.99 $119.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $31 - This external hard drive has a decent discount for anyone wanting to sort storage for all their new games over the holidays across Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S.

UK price: £120.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Venom Multi-Color LED stand (Xbox Series X) | $42.99 (opens in new tab)

Venom Multi-Color LED stand (Xbox Series X) | $42.99 $32.79 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $10 - This Xbox light-up console stand is a great accessory with a 24% discount applied today. It's designed around the Xbox Series X with 32 individual lights to provide different colors. 

Christmas sales in gaming - Nintendo

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe | $59.99 (opens in new tab)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe | $59.99 $49.94 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Save $10 - Nothing beats a bit of Mario Kart and with over 48 million sales and counting, this is an essential buy for anyone who owns a Switch. This $10 discount (a rarity with Nintendo games) makes it even more of a solid purchase.

UK deal: £49.99 £36.99 at Currys (opens in new tab)

$59.99 (opens in new tab)

Sonic Frontiers | $59.99 $39.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $20 - Sonic's latest 3D adventure arrives on Switch, with the Blue Blur sprinting into open-world territory alongside a compelling five islands to explore, epic boss battles to fight, and a mysterious story. This is a great discount on Switch for one of 2022's biggest games.

UK deal: £54.99 £31.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Super Mario Odyssey | $59.99 (opens in new tab)

Super Mario Odyssey | $59.99 $39.99 at Target (opens in new tab)
Save $20 - There are three essential games on Switch: Mario Kart, Breath of the Wild, and Super Mario Odyssey. At under $40, this is the cheapest we've seen for a while with Walmart determined to outdo all retailers this holiday season.

UK deal: £59.99 £36.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild | $59.99 (opens in new tab)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild | $59.99 $39.99 at Target (opens in new tab)
Save $20 - Not only one of the best games on Switch but one of the greatest games of all time. Seriously. if you own a Switch, you need to play this masterpiece. It's Zelda and Nintendo at the top of their game.

UK price: £59.99 £44.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Animal Crossing: New Horizons | $59.99 (opens in new tab)

Animal Crossing: New Horizons | $59.99 $49.94 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Save $10 - Looking for something relaxing to snuggle into over the holidays? There's nothing better than Animal Crossing. Escape to an island, catch fish and bugs and build a life with adorable animal neighbors. This $10 saving is all Tom Nook could offer at the minute but is still worth taking.

UK price: $59.99 £36.99 at Currys (opens in new tab)

Just Dance 2023 | $59.99 (opens in new tab)

Just Dance 2023 | $59.99 $29.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $30 - Save big on this year's Just Dance with a 50% discount applied to the game. Considering it only launched in November, this is a very fair asking price.

UK price: £32.49 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Pokemon Scorbunny plush toy | $39.99 (opens in new tab)

Pokemon Scorbunny plush toy | $39.99 $29.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $10 - Everyone's favorite gen 8 Pokemon Scorbunny has an adorable plushy that has been reduced by 25%. It was part of Amazon's Lightning deals offers and was slightly cheaper before receiving a $5 increase.

Christmas sales in gaming - PC & laptops

WD My Passport 5TB USB | $117.99 (opens in new tab)

WD My Passport 5TB USB | $117.99 $57.99 (discount applied at checkout) at Adorama (opens in new tab)
Save $52 -
Looking for portable storage? Then look no further than My Passport drive which offers up to 5TB of storage with USB 3.2, a superspeed USB cable,  and a three-year warranty. 

Logitech - G203 Gaming Mouse| $39.99 (opens in new tab)

Logitech - G203 Gaming Mouse| $39.99 $19.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab) 
Save $20 - This is the lowest price we've seen for this Logitech G203 wireless gaming mouse. A great stocking filler for that PC lover in your life. 

UK deal: £24.99 at GAME (opens in new tab)

Razer Cynosa V2 keyboard| $59.99 (opens in new tab)

Razer Cynosa V2 keyboard| $59.99 $26.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $33 - The Razer Cynosa keyboard is at one of the lowest-ever prices we've seen, positioning this model as one of the more competitive budget decks from a big-name brand.

UK price: £45.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

PowerA Wired Controller | $24.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

PowerA Wired Controller | $24.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Everyone needs a controller for their PC and this PowerA controller will do just the job. It's only a couple of dollars away from its cheapest ever price, so well worth investing in. It also works on Xbox Series X/S.

UK price: £24.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Razer Huntsman Elite | $199.99 (opens in new tab)

Razer Huntsman Elite | $199.99 $99.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $100 - If you've been searching for a high-end optical-mechanical deck, they don't come much better than this. With a $100 discount applied now, it's one of the cheapest prices we've come across all year.

UK price: £118.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Corsair RGB Smart Lighting Towers | $149.99 (opens in new tab)

Corsair RGB Smart Lighting Towers | $149.99 $109.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $40 - How about some RBG lighting for your Twitch stream or to light up your room? This Corsair iCUE LT100 Smart Lighting Towers starter kit with headset holder is a great cheap alternative to many high-end products and is $40 off. 

UK price: £129.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Christmas sales in gaming - board games & tabletop RPGs

Exploding Kittens | $20.00 (opens in new tab)

Exploding Kittens | $20.00 $11.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $8 - The super popular Exploding Kittens card game is not far away from its cheapest ever price with a decent 40% discount applied today. 

UK price: £13.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

MonsDRAWsity | $24.95 (opens in new tab)

MonsDRAWsity | $24.95 $13.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $11 - Down to its lowest price ever at the retailer, MonsDrawsity is a light-hearted drawing game perfect for parties. This 44% discount is well worth taking advantage of while you can.

UK price: £19.35 at Zatu Games (opens in new tab)

Codenames | $19.95 (opens in new tab)

Codenames | $19.95 $15.79 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $4 - The first Codenames is often seen as a classic, and rightly so. Its word-association gameplay is gripping and very replayable, so this drop (even though small) is still a bargain you absolutely shouldn't miss.

Jumanji | $54.99 (opens in new tab)

Jumanji | $54.99 $19.82 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $35.17 - Down to its lowest price ever, the electronic board game version of Jumanji is now available for less than $20. It does not come with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, however.

Disney Villainous | $39.99 (opens in new tab)

Disney Villainous | $39.99 $27.99 at Amazon (with coupon) (opens in new tab)
Save $12 - We have a real soft spot for the Villainous series, so seeing the strategy game come down in price for today's board game deals isn't an opportunity to miss if you ask us. It's been cheaper in the past, sure, but that doesn't happen often so this is still worth considering.

Gloomhaven | $165.00 (opens in new tab)

Gloomhaven | $165.00 $105.98 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $60 - Few games have created as much buzz as this one over the past few years, so being able to get even a small amount off in time for the Christmas sales isn't an opportunity to be missed.

UK price: £129.95 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Pandemic | $44.99 (opens in new tab)

Pandemic | $44.99 $25.49 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $19 - It may seem a little on the nose these days, but Pandemic remains one of the top board games out there right now thanks to fantastic co-op gameplay that emphasizes teamwork. It's a must-have.

UK deal: £44.99 £25.00 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Christmas sales: FAQ

When will Christmas sales start?

Good news – the Christmas sales are already underway. While better offers might appear in the immediate run-up to the big day itself, the current slate of deals are pretty good anyway. Once Xmas has passed, we will likely see retailers rebranded these as Boxing Day sales, which be your last chance to save some cash ahead of the New Year. 

Should you wait for Boxing Day or January sales instead?

While there are going to be some head-turning reductions in this year's Boxing Day sales and in January, the truth is that they won't likely be much better than the current Christmas sales. If you see something you like now, don't hesitate to pick it up as a result.

When do the Christmas sales end?

Much like other traditional sales periods, Christmas sales don't really end - in a way. They just transform into the after-Christmas sales and then the January sales with retailers keen to extend the value-busting opportunities for people and to keep shifting items and products. While it can feel a bit never-ending, it does mean that there's an extensive sales period long after Christmas day. It also means there's a good chance to get a great bargain right up until New Year and beyond. 


Want more discounts? Be sure to check in with our best Nintendo Switch gift guide (opens in new tab) as well as the best Xbox gifts guide and this best PS5 gifts roundup, to find everything across the major consoles. 

Matt Poskitt
Deals Editor

Matthew is the Deals Editor for GamesRadar, keeping up with everything in games and constantly searching the web for the best deals on offer. Prior to this, Matthew headed up the games and entertainment section at T3 with his work also found across TechRadar, IGN, Tom's Guide, Fandom, NME, and more. In his spare time, Matthew is an avid cinema-goer, keen runner and average golfer (at best). You can follow him @MattPoskitt64.