GameStop’s Summer Sale is live with a number of good Switch and PS5 deals

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GameStop’s Summer Sale is live with a number of good Switch and PS5 deals

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Today’s edition of the Dealmaster is heavy on gaming deals: surfing the ongoing wave of PC game discounts from Steam’s summer sale, we also have a new batch of PlayStation and Switch deals from GameStop’s midyear sale, which began on Monday and runs through July 10.

While many of the deals in this latest promotion aren’t worth the plunge—and while GameStop, the company, continues to be a bit of a meme—we have found numerous offers worth noting, which we’ve rounded up for you in our video games deals section below. As of this writing, many of the offers have also been price-matched at Amazon, if you already pay for a Prime membership and would prefer to shop there.

Among the standout offers here are Switch exclusives Super Mario Odyssey and Fire Emblem: Three Houses for $35 each. While these aren’t the absolute lowest discounts we’ve seen in either game’s case, discounts below $40 for first-party Switch games have been rare outside of Black Friday season. Odyssey remains one of the better entries in the Mario library, while Three Houses is a tense tactical RPG couched in a surprisingly layered (if deeply anime) political thriller. Note that GameStop says these two deals will only last through July 6, after which they’ll bump back up to a more typical sale price for $40.

Beyond that, the sale also includes a bundle we first saw on Amazon Prime Day, which pairs Nintendo’s Switch Lite console with a recommended 128GB SanDisk microSD card at no extra cost. (Keep in mind the new “OLED model” Switch that was just announced.) We’re also seeing new lows for the Ars-approved Switch exclusive Monster Hunter Rise and the mixed reality kart racer Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit. If you’ve managed to grab a PS5, a number of relatively recent games for Sony’s console are at lower-than-usual prices as well, including the hardcore roguelike Returnal, the Demon’s Souls remake, the breezy Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and the assassination sandbox Hitman 3.

There are several more notable discounts beyond those below, including a few smaller discounts on Switch games we’re seeing from outside GameStop’s sale. And if your gaming backlog is already overflowing, our deals roundup also has discounts on Nest thermostats, board games we like, recent Apple Macs, and Roku streamers, among other gadgets.

Note: Ars Technica may earn compensation for sales from links on this post through affiliate programs.

Top 10 deals of the day

  • GameStop Summer Sale: Various Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox games discounted at GameStop.
  • Nintendo Switch Lite + 128GB SanDisk microSD Card for Nintendo Switch for $199.99 at GameStop (offer seen at checkout—normally $225).
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) for $34.99 at GameStop (discount seen at checkout—normally $47).
  • Monster Hunter Rise (Switch) for $47.99 at GameStop (normally $58).
  • Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Luigi Set, Mario Set) for $74.99 at Amazon and GameStop (discount seen at checkout—normally $100).
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 3-month membership for $29.99 at Amazon and Walmart (normally $45).
  • HyperX Cloud Alpha gaming headset for $69.99 at Amazon, Walmart, and GameStop (normally $87).
  • Google Nest Thermostat (Snow) smart thermostat for $87.99 at Amazon and Target (normally $130).
  • Roku Express 4K+ 4K HDR media streamer for $29.49 at Amazon and Target (normally $40).
  • Wingspan board game for $43.16 at Amazon (normally $53).
The 2020, M1-equipped Apple Mac mini.

Enlarge / The 2020, M1-equipped Apple Mac mini.

Samuel Axon

Laptop and desktop PC deals

  • Apple Mac Mini (2020) mini desktop PC—Apple M1, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $599.99 at Amazon (discount seen at checkout—normally $665).
  • Apple MacBook Air (2020) laptop—Apple M1, 13.3-inch 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $899.99 at Amazon (normally $960).
  • Apple MacBook Air (2020) laptop—Apple M1, 13.3-inch 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $1,099.99 at Amazon (discount seen at checkout—normally $1,165).
  • Dell Inspiron 14 (5410) laptop—Intel Core i7-11370H, 14-inch 1080p, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $749.99 at Dell (normally $950).
  • Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5 2-in-1 laptop—Intel Core i3-10110U, 13.3-inch 1080p, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC for $321.24 at Amazon (normally $390).
  • HP Chromebook x360 14c (CA0053DX) 2-in-1 laptop—Intel Core i3-10110U, 14-inch 1080p, 8GB RAM, 64GB eMMC for $429 at eBay and Best Buy (normally $549).
  • 32-inch Dell S3221QS curved monitor—3840×2160, VA, 60 Hz, FreeSync for $349.99 at Dell (normally $390).
  • 27-inch Dell S2721D monitor—2560×1440, IPS, 75 Hz, FreeSync for $199.99 at Dell (normally $235).
  • Apple Back to School Sale: get Apple AirPods true wireless earbuds + 20% off AppleCare+ with purchase of select Mac and iPad products at Apple.
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Enlarge / Monster Hunter: Rise is one of the best Switch games of 2021 so far.

Video game deals

  • GameStop Summer Sale: Various Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox games discounted at GameStop.
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) for $34.99 at GameStop (discount seen at checkout—normally $47).
  • Persona 5 Strikers (Switch, PS4) for $34.99 at Amazon and GameStop (normally $50).
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Switch) for $34.99 at GameStop (discount seen at checkout—normally $48).
  • Monster Hunter Rise (Switch) for $47.99 at GameStop (normally $58).
  • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Switch) for $44.99 at Amazon and Best Buy (normally $52).
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) for $44.99 at Amazon and Best Buy (normally $50).
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch) for $44.99 at Amazon and Best Buy (normally $50).
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Switch) for $19.99 at Amazon and GameStop (normally $30).
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch) for $44.99 at Amazon and Best Buy (normally $50).
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Switch) for $39.99 at GameStop and Best Buy (discount seen at checkout—normally $50).
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Switch) for $39.99 at GameStop and Best Buy (normally $52).
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Enlarge / The mixed reality kart racer Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit.

  • Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Luigi Set, Mario Set) for $74.99 at Amazon and GameStop (discount seen at checkout—normally $100).
  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Switch) for $19.99 at GameStop (normally $30).
  • Saints Row: The Third—The Full Package (Switch) for $17.99 at Amazon and GameStop (normally $30).
  • Immortals Fenyx Rising (Switch, PS5, PS4, Xbox) for $23.99 at Amazon and GameStop (normally $33).
  • Celeste (Switch) for $4.99 at Nintendo eShop (normally $20).
  • Returnal (PS5) for $59.99 at Amazon and GameStop (normally $70).
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS5, PS4) for $39.99 at Amazon and GameStop (normally $50).
  • Demon’s Souls (PS5) for $49.94 at Amazon, GameStop, and Walmart (normally $70).
  • The Nioh Collection (PS5) for $39.99 at GameStop (normally $65).
  • Scarlet Nexus (PS5, PS4, Xbox) for $49.94 at Amazon, GameStop, and Target (normally $60).
  • Hitman 3 (PS5, Xbox) for $33.99 at GameStop (normally $50).
  • Metro Exodus: Complete Edition (PS5) for $29.99 at Amazon and GameStop (normally $40).
Returnal.” data-height=”900″ data-width=”1600″ href=”https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/returnal-listing.png”>The PS5 exclusive roguelike <em>Returnal</em>.

Enlarge / The PS5 exclusive roguelike Returnal.

Sony Interactive Entertainment / Housemarque

  • Subnautica: Below Zero (PS5, PS4, Xbox) for $24.99 at Amazon and GameStop (normally $30).
  • Judgment (PS5, Xbox) for $24.99 at Amazon and GameStop (normally $37).
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure (PS5, PS4) for $29.99 at Amazon and GameStop (normally $55).
  • Persona 5 Royal (PS4) for $29.99 at GameStop (base game free with PS5 PS Plus Collection—normally $52).
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon (PS4, Xbox) for $29.99 at GameStop (free next-gen upgrade, also on Game Pass—normally $50).
  • The Yakuza Remastered Collection (PS4) for $29.99 at GameStop (normally $50).
  • 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (PS4) for $29.99 at GameStop (normally $55).
  • Untitled Goose Game (PS4) for $14.99 at Amazon and GameStop (normally $20).
  • Kingdom Hearts All-in-One Package (PS4) for $19.99 at GameStop (normally $35).
  • Project Cars 3 (PS4, Xbox) for $19.99 at Amazon and GameStop (normally $25).
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (PC) for $29.99 at Battle.net (normally $60).
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Enlarge / The excellent VR thriller Half-Life: Alyx.

Valve

Steam Summer Sale deals

  • Steam Summer Sale: Various PC games discounted at Steam.
  • Half-Life: Alyx (PC) for $35.99 at Steam (normally $60).
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection (PC) for $19.99 at Steam (also on Game Pass—normally $40).
  • Mass Effect Legendary Edition (PC) for $49.79 at Steam (normally $60).
  • Hades (PC) for $17.49 at Steam (normally $25).
  • Control: Ultimate Edition (PC) for $15.99 at Steam (base game on Game Pass—normally $40).
  • Celeste (PC) for $4.99 at Steam (also on Game Pass—normally $20).
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice—GOTY Edition (PC) for $29.99 at Steam (normally $60).
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (PC) for $11.99 at Steam (normally $20).
  • Disco Elysium—The Final Cut (PC) for $25.99 at Steam (normally $40).
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Enlarge / Some classic multiplayer mayhem in Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

343 Industries

  • Portal 2 (PC) for $1.99 at Steam (normally $10).
  • Death Stranding (PC) for $23.99 at Steam (normally $60).
  • Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition (PC) for $29.99 at Steam (normally $50).
  • Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition (PC) for $5.99 at Steam (normally $20).
  • Chrono Trigger (PC) for $7.49 at Steam (normally $15).
  • Titanfall 2: Ultimate Edition (PC) for $5.99 at Steam (normally $30).
  • Persona 4 Golden (PC) for $12.99 at Steam (normally $20).
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2—Definitive Edition (PC) for $17.99 at Steam (normally $45).
  • Inside (PC) for $4.99 at Steam (normally $20).
  • Undertale (PC) for $2.99 at Steam (also on Game Pass—normally $10).
The new Switch OLED is on the way, but if you only plan to play portably, the compact and more affordable Switch Lite may still be worthwhile.

Enlarge / The new Switch OLED is on the way, but if you only plan to play portably, the compact and more affordable Switch Lite may still be worthwhile.

Gaming deals

  • Nintendo Switch Lite + 128GB SanDisk microSD Card for Nintendo Switch for $199.99 at GameStop (offer seen at checkout—normally $225).
  • Nintendo Switch Pro Controller for $59 at Amazon, GameStop, and Walmart (discount seen in cart—normally $65).
  • PowerA Joy-Con Comfort Grips for Nintendo Switch for $4.99 at Amazon (normally $10).
  • Hori Split Pad Pro handheld game controller for Nintendo Switch for $39.99 at Amazon and Walmart (normally $50).
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 3-month membership for $29.99 at Amazon and Walmart (normally $45).
  • Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controller (Black) for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC for $49.99 at Microsoft (normally $60).
  • Sony DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment for $14.99 at GameStop and Best Buy (not compatible with PS5 games—normally $20).
  • HyperX Cloud Alpha gaming headset for $69.99 at Amazon, Walmart, and GameStop (normally $87).
  • Arcade1Up Star Wars Digital Pinball for $549 at Walmart (normally $600).
  • Wingspan board game for $43.16 at Amazon (normally $53).
  • Pandemic board game for $19 at Amazon (normally $30).
  • Codenames board game for $10.89 at Amazon (normally $14).
The newly redesigned Siri remote for the Apple TV.

Enlarge / The newly redesigned Siri remote for the Apple TV.

Apple

TV and home entertainment deals

  • Roku Express 4K+ 4K HDR media streamer for $29.49 at Amazon and Target (normally $40).
  • Apple TV 4K (32GB) 4K HDR media streamer for $169 at Walmart and Sam’s Club (normally $179).
  • 55-inch Hisense U8G (2021 model) 4K HDR LED TV for $899.99 at Amazon and Walmart (normally $950).
The SanDisk Extreme portable SSD.

Enlarge / The SanDisk Extreme portable SSD.

Valentina Palladino

Electronics deals

  • OnePlus 9 (128GB) unlocked smartphone for $649.99 at Amazon and B&H (normally $720).
  • Apple AirPods Max Bluetooth noise-canceling headphones for $489.99 at Amazon and Best Buy (normally $549).
  • Beats Flex Bluetooth in-ear headphones for $39 at Amazon, Target, and Walmart (normally $45).
  • SanDisk Extreme (500GB) portable external SSD for $84.99 at Amazon and Adorama (normally $90).
  • Anker Soundcore portable Bluetooth speaker for $21.99 at Amazon (clip $6 coupon—normally $28).
  • Google Nest Thermostat (Snow) smart thermostat for $87.99 at Amazon and Target (normally $130).
  • Google Nest Learning Thermostat (3rd gen) smart thermostat for $199 at Target (normally $250).
  • Google Nest Hello 1600×1200 smart video doorbell for $149 at Target, Sam’s Club, and Walmart (normally $229).
  • Eufy Smart Scale P1 wireless digital scale for $29.99 at Amazon (clip 25% coupon—normally $40).
  • TP-Link Kasa HS210 3-way smart Wi-Fi light switch for $16.61 at Amazon (normally $21).

Accessories and miscellaneous deals

  • Amazon Kindle Unlimited 6-month membership for $47.86 at Amazon (24-month for $143.80, 12-month for $80.30—normally $60).
  • Anova Precision Cooker Nano sous vide machine for $99 at Amazon and Target (normally $120).

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