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PlayStation 4 (PS4) replaced PlayStation 3 (PS3) in 2013 as Sony’s flagship video game console. It’s a direct competitor to Microsoft’s Xbox One and Nintendo’s Wii U. Every PS4 comes with a Dualshock 4 wireless controller, which features a six-axis sensor, touch pad, and SHARE button.

The console’s connectivity options and tech specs include HDMI out, digital out (optical audio) Ethernet, two USB 3.0 ports, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, Blu-ray/DVD optical drive, 8GB of GDDR5 RAM, an eight core X86 CPU, and 500GB/1TB storage capacities. Exclusive PS4 game titles include Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, The Last Guardian, and Ratchet & Clank.

Sony PlayStation 4 Stories June 6, 2016

expiredGames/Apps: Skylanders SuperChargers Pack from $20, $50 GameStop gift card for $43, iOS freebies, more

Update (6/6 11:55am):

In today’s best game/app deals, Amazon is offering Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack on Wii U for $19.99 shipped for Prime members only. Originally $75, this is matching the lowest Amazon has ever offered it for on Wii U. While we have seen the other versions dip a bit lower, both the Xbox One and PS4 version are currently down at $20. GCU members can get an even better deal, as Best Buy is offering it on Wii U for $20 right now as well. 

Other notables include, after the PS4 version hit $15 recently, Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin on Xbox One is down to $15 Prime shipped right now. We are also seeing Nintendo Selects: Yoshi’s New Island at just over $18 Prime shipped (within less than $1 off all-time low) and we still have Evolve from $10 Prime shipped (Reg. $14+).

Update: the GameStop card is out of stock at Staples now, but we spotted another one on eBay as well, along with others.

Over at Staples, you can grab a $50 GameStop gift card for just $41.99 shipped today. That’s nearly 15% off your next purchase at GameStop, either in-store or online. GameStop is also participating in the official Xbox One price drop that is now in effect with 1TB options + multiple games from $319.

Before you head below for today’s iOS offerings, we saw the Steam Controller drop to its best price ever at Amazon over the weekend, along with the Steam Link console.

The latest Free App of the Week is live and Bad Piggies is still at its lowest price in years. Down below you’ll find today’s best iOS deals including Skill Game, WikiLinks, Ninja vs Samurai Zombies, Braveland and more:

Ongoing game deals/promotions:

Sony PlayStation 4 Stories April 14, 2016

expiredGames/Apps: PS4 Star Wars Bundle w/ DSIII & Fallout 4 $389, Razer BlackWidow Gaming Keyboard $80, freebies, more

Update (4/14 1:10pm):

In today’s best game/app deals, Newegg’s official eBay Store offers the PlayStation 4 Star Wars Battlefront Bundle with a free copies of Dark Souls 3 and Fallout 4 for $389 shipped. This bundle currently sells for around $350 or so, meaning you get both the extra games for just $30. In total this bundle carries a $450 value or more. And we also have the  the Xbox One 1TB Console 3 Games Bundle (GOW, Rare Replay, Ori) for $314.99 shipped (Reg. $350).

If you’re just looking to pickup these game individually, remember Amazon’s 20% off promo will work on DSIII right now, bringing its total down to just $48 shipped for Prime members.

Best Buy offers the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard for $79.99 shipped. Usually listed around $90, an $85 deal on Amazon is making the rounds online today, but you can get it for even less at Best Buy. Rated 4+ stars from over 620 Amazon customers.

While we are talking hardware/accessories, over at the PlayStation Gear Store, we spotted The Last of Us Brock Brick Plush toy (Reg. $25) and the Last of Us Giraffe plush from $9.99 each (Reg. $25 each). You’l also find the Art of Naughty Dog hardcover book down at $19.99 (Reg. $28, Orig. $40).

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering Fallout 4 on PC for $29.99 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $49. This is within a few dollars of the lowest we have seen from a trusted retailer and current best price available. Amazon is currently offering the console version within a few dollars of its all-time low.

There are only a few hours left to hit up the Apple 50% off game sale and the latest Free App of the WeekToday’s best iOS/Mac deals include Instaflash, Word², Dr. Panda & Toto’s Treehouse and more

Ongoing game deals/promotions:

Sony PlayStation 4 Stories April 8, 2016

As part of its ongoing 2-day sale, Best Buy has an interesting combo deal with the PlayStation 4 Call of Duty Black Ops III Bundle and a Sharp 43-inch LED 1080p Smart Roku TV for $499.98 shipped. This PS4 bundle is regularly listed at $349.99 from GameStop, Amazon and most other retailers, which brings the effective price on the HDTV down to just $150. While this particular model Sharp Roku TV is a Best Buy exclusive, it usually sells for $320+ on its own or as much as $400 from third-party Amazon sellers.

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Sony PlayStation 4 Stories March 20, 2016

expiredDaily Deals: Disney Infinity 3.0 Figures starting at $5, Just Dance 2016 for PS4 $20, more

In today’s Daily Deals, we have from Best Buy select Disney Infinity 3.0 Figures with prices starting at $4.99. That’s $9 off the regular sale price and and the lowest we can find for most of them by $5. Other retailers are charging at least double these prices. You can choose in-store pickup to avoid the $2.98 shipping fee.

These figures allow you to access play sets and experience the “thrilling adventures of Disney Infinity: 3.0 Edition. Unleash a host of high-tech abilities as you prepare to save the day yet again. You love the movies, now get ready to start an original adventure that’s of your own creation.”

More new deals for today:

Just Dance 2016 for PlayStation 4 $20 (Orig. $40) | Best Buy via eBay

RCA 42-inch LED 1080p 60Hz HDTV $200 (Orig. $270) | Walmart

Continue on for more details on today’s top product and a roundup of our best deals:

Sony PlayStation 4 Stories March 2, 2016

expiredGames/Apps: Bayonetta 2 (Prime only) $24, LEGO Marvel Avengers from $47, Nintendo NFC amiibo reader $15, freebies, more

Update: Get a $100 Toys R Us Gift Card for just $85 w/ email delivery from PayPal (15% savings)

In today’s best game/app deals, Amazon is offering its Prime members Bayonetta 2 (Single Disc) on Wii U for $23.99 shipped (discount applies automatically in the cart). This is the lowest price we have ever tracked on the single disc version. It includes Bayonetta 2 in its entirety but does not come with Bayonetta 1 the way the original release did. That version goes for between $44, all the way up to $100+ right now.

Amazon is offering LEGO Marvel’s Avengers for $46.99 on Wii U, $48.67 for Xbox One and $49.99 on PS4. While not a massive discount, this is the first notable price drop we have tracked across all three platforms at once and the best we have seen. 

We still have a couple notable console bundles live from late yesterday: The official Newegg eBay Store is offering the PlayStation 4 Call of Duty Black Ops III Bundle with a free copy of Far Cry Primal for $349.99 shipped ($410 value) and Northwest Outdoor via eBay offers the Manufacturer Refurbished Xbox One bundle with Sunset Overdrive, Forza 5 and an an extra controller for $269.99 shipped ($400+ new value)

After seeing the Nintendo Pro Controller in black for Nintendo Wii U go down to $39.99 with free shipping for Prime members yesterday, we have a couple other notable Nintendo hardware deals today. First up is the Nintendo NFC Reader/Writer Accessory for Nintendo 3DS for $14.99 Prime shipped (Reg. $20, within$1 of the all-time low). And next we have the Link themed PDP Wired Fight Pad for Wii U for $14.99 Prime shipped (Reg. $20, matched on Best Buy’s eBay store, best we can find.) In other Nintendo deals, we still have The Legend of Zelda: TriForce HeroesThe Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask and A Link Between Worlds at $30 each (Reg. $40, current best). 

Down below you’ll find the rest of today’s iOS/Mac price drops including Splashtop Touchpad, Tofu Go!, Toca Kitchen 2, TicToe Fury, Lume and more.

Ongoing game deals/promotions:

Sony PlayStation 4 Stories February 23, 2016

expiredStar Wars Battlefront PlayStation 4 bundle + Sphero BB-8 App-Enabled Droid $400 shipped ($500 value), more

Update (2/23 11:10am): The official Newegg eBay Store is offering the Xbox One 500GB Gears of War Ultimate Bundle w/ a free copy of Far Cry Primal and a  Xbox One Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians Wireless Controller for $349.99 shipped. Combined together, that’s a $480 value for $350. The console bundle on its own goes for between $320 and $350+ on its own. Far Cry Primal releases today for Xbox One and PS4. Amazon is still offering it for $47.99 shipped to its Prime members, and Best Buy GCU members can score a deal on it right now as well.

Newegg’s official eBay Store is offering the Star Wars Battlefront PlayStation 4 bundle with a Sphero BB-8 App-Enabled Droid for $399.99 shipped. The console bundle regularly sells for around $350, while BB-8 fetches between $135 and $150 from Amazon, Apple and Sphero, bringing you a savings of $80+.

Sony PlayStation 4 Stories February 2, 2016

Just when you thought we’ve reached peak Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this morning has brought news of a fresh LEGO game based on the recently released film. The upcoming title will be available on Xbox One, PS4, Wii U and a handful of other platforms this summer. Head below for pre-order details (including a special discount for Prime members), a full look at the trailer and a gallery of screenshots.

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Sony PlayStation 4 Stories January 12, 2016

Update (1/13 1:05pm): Amazon has now launched an official page for the promo, which appears to be as wide-ranging as we originally suggested while extended discounted periods until after the game has released by two weeks or so.

With the deep discounts Best Buy’s GCU program offers gamers, Amazon tends to launch its own video game pre-order bonuses and deals. Right now, the major retailer is offering its Prime members (free trial) a solid $12 discount, automatically applied in the cart, when purchasing any one of a massive list of yet-to-be-released titles. The promo is eligible on just about every $60 pre-order Amazon has to offer right now including highly anticipated PS4 and Xbox One releases like Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, The Legend of Zelda, Gears of War 4 and more: expand full story

Sony PlayStation 4 Stories November 26, 2015

Update (11/26 9:07am): Trusted game dealer Antonine via eBay Daily Deals has the PlayStation 4 500GB Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Bundle for $289.99 shipped right now, which is the current lowest direct price available.

We are starting to see the Black Friday console bundle deals hit at Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Amazon, GameStop and more. As expected Target has a fantastic deal on Xbox One with the added value of the gift card, while many of the other console options are available at multiple retailers. While we will be adding more throughout the day, here are our top picks:

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Sony PlayStation 4 Stories November 25, 2015

expiredCowboom 20% off sitewide: Apple Watch 38mm Milanese Loop Stainless Steel (pre-owned) $359 shipped (Orig. $649), more

Cowboom, a subsidiary of Best Buy, is taking 20% off sitewide with coupon code YESPLEASE2015. This promotion cannot be combined with items sold and shipped by Best Buy or the deal of the day. Shipping varies by item, and as always you’ll want to pay particularly close attention to listings for item condition.

This promo code works on Cowboom’s selection of pre-owned Apple Watch Stainless Steel models, with prices starting at $240 after the previously mentioned promo code. Our top pick is the 38mm Milanese Loop Stainless Steel model for $358.39 shipped (Orig. $649). If you don’t mind a pre-owned option, this deal delivers some of the lowest prices that we’ve seen. If you’re in the market for a Sport model, then you’ll want to take a look at Target’s Early Black Friday sale. However, Stainless Steel buyers may find enough difference in savings to justify the pre-owned models.

With your savings, grab a new band for your Apple Watch.

Other notable deals:

Sony PlayStation 4 Stories November 23, 2015

Today we’re taking a look at the new limited edition Star Wars Battlefront Playstation 4. Obviously, there’s not much to say here as far as functionality goes, because well.. It’s a PS4. Pretty straightforward in that department, but the design is on another level…

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Sony PlayStation 4 Stories November 19, 2015

expiredPS4 Nathan Drake Collection bundle is already available at Black Friday pricing: $300 shipped (Reg. $350)

After going over every game deal to hit for Black Friday so far, it is clear PS4 and Xbox One console bundles will be available for $299.99 just about everywhere. While some retailers will be throwing in some extra goodies or just straight up gift cards with Xbox One, the PS4 deals have been largely based around the straight up $50 discount. Even those particular bundles may be hard to get online or have very limited stock when Black Friday rolls around.

Fortunately trusted game dealer Antonline via eBay Daily Deals is already offering the PlayStation 4 Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Bundle for $299.99 shipped right now. That’s the first time this bundle has been available for this low and the lowest direct discount we can find on any PS4. It ships with all the usual extras plus a digital code for the Nathan Drake Collection.

Head over to our game roundups for all the best deals across every platform, everyday of the week. Today we have the lowest price ever on Madden NFL 16, FIFA 16 and Guitar Hero Live.

Keep a close eye on 9to5Toys over the next couple weeks for all the best gaming deals of the season. You can prepare yourself with this complete breakdown of the best console and game deals we have seen so far, and our top 10 deals of Black Friday 2015 list.

Sony PlayStation 4 Stories November 16, 2015

expiredGames/Apps: NHL 16 $40, FIFA 16 $40, PS4 Disney Infinity Limited Star Wars bundle $350, iOS freebies, more

Update (11/16 12:50pm):

In today’s best game/app deals, Amazon is offering NHL 16 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for $39.99 shipped. That’s $20 under the original listing, matching our previous one day sale and the best price we can find. It still goes for $59.99 at most retailers including GameStop. We also spotted EA’s FIFA 16 on on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for $39.99 shipped (recently matched at Walmart), which is also he best price we can find and matching the best we have seen outside of a limited bundle deal.

As for console deals, Walmart is offering the PlayStation 4 Disney Infinity 3.0 Limited Edition Star Wars 500GB Console Bundle for $349 with free in-store pickup (Reg. $449). That’s $100 off and the best price we can find. Best Buy is offering one free game ($60 or less) with the purchase of select Xbox One console bundles.

We have rounded up all the best Black Friday gaming deals from GameStop, Best Buy, Walmart and more into one helpful roundup and you can see the rest of this year’s best deals in our Black Friday coverage hub. In case you missed it earlier, Hitman Sniper for iOS hit its lowest price ever on the App Store and the latest Free App of the Week is Readdle’s PDF Expert 5.

Down below you’ll find today’s best iOS/Mac price drops including Table Tennis Touch, The Lost City, Classics, 8bitWar: Apokalyps and more:

Ongoing game deals/promotions:

Sony PlayStation 4 Stories November 13, 2015

Costco Wholesale, a membership-only warehouse club, has released its deals for Thanksgiving weekend. The limited time promotion will run from November 27-29 at brick and mortar locations. Some deals will be available online starting November 26. You’ll be able to save on Google Chromecast, Fitbit, Smart HDTVs, clothing, PlayStation 4/Xbox One game console bundles, and many PC laptops.

The entire ad and our top picks can be seen below: expand full story

Sony PlayStation 4 Stories November 12, 2015

A few weeks ago we got a glimpse at some Toys R Us holiday promotions, but thanks to another leak we now have their entire Black Friday plans. The retailer will offer in-store doorbusters on Thanksgiving starting at 5pm and on Black Friday at 7am. Some deals will also go live online Thursday morning. The full 28-page ad features various video games, Apple devices, LEGO, kids’ toys, action figures, Blu-ray/DVD movies, and more.

Head below to check out the top deals and best pages from this year’s Toys R Us Black Friday ad: expand full story

Sony PlayStation 4 Stories November 11, 2015

(Update 11/12 8:30am): Higher quality ad scans and more deals have been added this post.

No other retailer does Black Friday quite like Walmart. The crowds, deals, and hype are all over-the-top when it comes to the largest retailer in the world. Now that its Black Friday ad has leaked, we are finally getting a look at all of the deals Walmart will have to offer.

This year Walmart says it’s armed with “its deepest availability on the most-wanted products in stores and online” so you should have a better chance of getting the deals you want. You’ll be able to shop the sale online throughout Thanksgiving day or at your local store starting at 6pm.

The extensive ad features deals on large HDTVs, game consoles, iPads, iPhones, toys, and pretty much everything in between. Every item on the back cover of the ad is eligible for Walmart’s 1-hour guarantee (more info below).

Head below to see our top picks from Walmart’s Black Friday ad: expand full story

Sony PlayStation 4 Stories November 10, 2015

Update (11/13 11:00am): It’s been a crazy morning, but we’ve got more deals. Best Buy added a number of pages and 300 items to its Black Friday ad, then took it down (for now). We have the latest pages from the ad and have updated our list of top deals below.

Best Buy has pulled back the curtain on its Black Friday plans and deals for this year. The jam-packed 27-page ad includes a tremendous amount of Apple gadgets, video games, HDTVs, media, and more. Best Buy stores are set to open their doors at 5PM on Thanksgiving, but many deals will go live online earlier in the day.

Don’t feel like waiting until the end of the month to shop? Some offers are available right now while supplies last.

Continue on to check out the best deals from Best Buy’s Black Friday ad… expand full story

Sony PlayStation 4 Stories November 9, 2015

Until now, gamers would had to wait for the Battlefront Limited Edition PlayStation 4 bundle to release to get their hands on the Darth Vader DualShock 4 controller. Fortunately, Sony has announced the controller will soon be available to purchase on its own: expand full story

We’re getting our first look at the Sam’s Club Black Friday ad just days before its big one-day sale is set to kick off. The 6-page ad is heavy on tech with iPads, HDTVs, and games leading the way. While there have already been a bunch of iPad Air 2 deals tipped for Thanksgiving week, nearly all of them are for the Wi-Fi only model. Notably, Sam’s Club is discounting the Wi-Fi + Cellular version (64GB/128GB) by $175. Deals start Thanksgiving day online. Here are our top picks from the ad leak: expand full story

Sony PlayStation 4 Stories November 7, 2015

Kohl’s Black Friday ad leak: more PS4/Xbox One $300 bundles, home goods, clothing, much more

Kohl’s entire 64-page Black Friday ad has been revealed. Some deals will be go live as early as Monday, November 23rd online, however doorbusters like the $300 PlayStation 4 and Xbox One console bundles will only be available in-store on Black Friday. The ad features a wide range of home goods, electronics, toys, clothing, and more. Shoppers will earn $15 Kohl’s cash for every $50 spent from November 23-29. Here’s a look at the best pages from Kohl’s Black Friday ad leak:

The Kohl’s ad is available via BFads.

Our full Black Friday coverage and ad leaks can be found here.

Sony PlayStation 4 Stories November 6, 2015

Update (11/20 10:45am): GameStop has now released its Pre-Black Friday deals ad (you can view all the new deal pages below). We are seeing deep deals on games, console bundles and more starting on Tuesday November 24th. A few standouts include the Limited Edition 1TB Call of Duty Black Ops 3 PlayStation 4 bundle with a free copy of Destiny: The Taken King for $429.99 and the 500GB Star Wars Battlefront PS4 with a free Star Wars Carrier backpack for $350. You’ll also find a wide selection of titles for $20 or less including Bloodborne, which is matching the lowest price we have seen. You can check out the rest of this year’s best deals in our Best of Black Friday gaming roundup and in our Top 10 deals so far.

We’ve already shared a decent amount of Black Friday news and deals, but now we have our first truly major ad leak from a national retailer. GameStop’s 12-page Black Friday ad features deals on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 console bundles, new Nintendo 3DS XL, plus many gaming accessories. You’ll also find low prices on top games including Mortal Kombat X, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Continue on for a look at our top deals and the best pages from the ad…

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Sony PlayStation 4 Stories November 5, 2015

New Fallout 4 launch trailer hits with a fresh look at gameplay and more

Fallout 4 is set to launch in just five days and anticipation continues to build. We told you earlier this week about Fallout 3 being included for Xbox One users with backwards compatibility. Today, Bethesda released a new launch trailer that shows an extended look at gameplay and the storylines.

While there are already some pre-order deals to snatch up, be sure to keep an eye on our daily games roundup for additional Fallout 4 discounts.

Meijer Black Friday ad: Xbox One/PS4 bundles from $300 w/ $50 credit, 2x Chromecasts (2015) for $50, much more

Meijer has now outed its 2015 Black Friday ad. While about half of the company’s 200 locations are located in the midwest, it looks like the retailer will have a number of solid deals kicking off at 6 am on Thursday, November 26th. Along with tons of Christmas decorations and a series of storewide coupons (found below), here are some of the best deals we are seeing in the ad:

  • PlayStation 4 bundles from $299.99 + $50 credit on your next purchase
  • Xbox One bundles from $299.99 + $50 credit on your next purchase
  • Wii U w/ Splatoon & Smash Bros from $250 + $30 credit on your next purchase
  • Beats Solo 2 headphones (mulriple colors) $100 (Reg. $140+)
  • 2 Google Chromecasts (2015 model) for $50 ($70 value)

Down below you can get a closer look at the Meijer ad and youll find everything you need to know about Black Friday 2015:

Sony PlayStation 4 Stories November 3, 2015

Update (11/14 10:45am): Sale is now live! Many deals are selling out fast, but the $100 iTunes Gift Card Multipack for $79.47 is still available.

Sam’s Club is set to run a one-day only sale on November 14th that’ll offer its members some of the best pre-Black Friday deals we’ve seen so far this holiday season. The sale includes a number of products across a variety of categories including technology, games, jewelry, toys, and home goods.

Most notably, you can save $100 on a new iPhone 6s/Plus when purchased on a 2-year contract or get a free $200 Sam’s Club Gift Card on an installment plan. Both of these deals represent the best prices we’ve seen on Apple’s latest smartphones. iPad Air 2 (64GB/128GB) will receive a $150 discount. On the gaming front, PlayStation 4 with a free game will be just $299.

If you’re not a member yet but looking to cash in on these 1-day deals, we currently have one year memberships for as much as 50% off.

Head below for a full rundown of the sale: expand full story

PlayStation Now adds 105 titles as it aims to pick up more subscribers

To this point, PlayStation’s Now subscription gaming service has seemed more like a hobby than something worthy of serious consideration. That all changed today as the gaming giant added 105 new titles to its collection.

Some of the standout additions include Resident Evil 6, Street Fighter, Mega Man, amongst others. Check out the entire list here. PlayStation now is available on PS4 and 3, Vita as well as select Sony Blu-ray Players and Samsung Smart TVs. For $20 month, it provides unlimited access to all of these titles which can be played with with a DUALSHOCK 4 controller in most instances. A discounted 3-month subscription for $45 is available from Amazon.

Learn more and sign-up for a free seven-day trial here. As always, be sure to hit up our daily games roundup for the latest PS4 deals.

Source: PlayStation Blog

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