December 25 is less than 3 weeks away! Prices will continue rising as we get closer and closer to Christmas. Get a head start this year; you’ll have more gift options that are still in stock, and you’ll probably save a good chunk of money as well. Plenty of good deals have gone live today, and we’ve listed some of the biggest price drops of the day. Both the Nintendo Switch OLED and the Switch Bundle with Online Membership are available right now. The Xbox Series X|S controllers are also back on sale. There’s a new price drop on the Razer gaming chair, Switch, Xbox, and PS5 video games, the annual KFC Firelog, and more.
Nintendo Switch OLED Back in Stock
The newest Nintendo Switch OLED model has been incredibly difficult to find throughout the holiday season. It’s back today, but only at Walmart, and only for a very limited time. This Switch features a larger, more vibrant OLED touchscreen display, an upgrade to the atrocious kickstand, an ethernet port on the docking station, and of course new Joy-Con colors. If you’re planning to buy one, don’t hesitate!
Dell XPS RTX 3060 Gaming PC for Only $999
The Dell XPS gaming PC is equipped with an 11th gen Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, 1TB hard drive storage, and the RTX 3060 Ti video card. For faster performance, we’d definitely recommend adding in an SSD as your boot drive. The low price tag might imply that the RTX 3060 is not up to snuff, but nothing could be further from the truth. The RTX 3060 is about 20% faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER and is on par with the RTX 2070. That means it crushes games at 1080p and can handle 1440p and VR gaming as well. That’s pretty impressive for a $999 PC no matter how you look at it. It’s also future proofed with DLSS 2.0, which as the potential to significantly improve games as long as it is supported.
Xbox Series S|X Core Controller
Microsoft Store has the new Xbox Series X|S wireless controllers in Carbon Black, Robot White, Shock Blue, Pulse Red, and Electric Volt for only $49.99. That matches the best Xbox controller deal we saw on Black Friday. This new controller features a redesigned hybrid D-pad, textured grip on the triggers, bumpers, and back, and a battery life of up to 40 hours. It has a universal 3.5mm audio jack for headphones and a USB Type-C input for plug-and-play compatibility for the PC.
New Price Drop: Razer Iskur Gaming Chair
The price of the Razer Iskur chair has dropped by $50 compared to Black Friday! This is only for the synthetic leather models, not the fabric model. The Razer Iskur commands a high price tag for a reason; it’s well-engineered with plenty of high quality materials and usable features. It’s upholstered in multi-layered synthetic leather that’s more durable than PU leather. There’s also plenty of high density foam cushioning for gaming marathons. The reticulating lumbar adjustment works well and looks really slick. It also boasts 4D armrests and the nicest rolling casters we’ve experienced.
Meta Quest 2: New Name, Still the Best VR Headset for Most Gamers
The Meta Quest 2 (formerly Oculus Quest 2) has so far been the best value when it comes to VR gaming. It’s hundreds of dollars cheaper than its competitors, it has phenomenal tracking, it doesn’t need to be tethered to a PC, and it boasts a huge library of games (even Half Life: Alyx is easily playable on the Quest 2). Recently, Meta has re-released its Quest 2 VR headset with double the storage (128GB vs 64GB) for the exact same price. If you purchase directly from the Oculus Store, you can also get $10 off the Elite Strap with Battery. There’s even less of a reason now to pick something else. I purchased a Rift when it first launched, played the heck out of it, and now own a Quest 2. In my opinion, and with price factored in, it’s far and away the best VR headset to get into Beat Saber.
The KFC 11 Herbs and Spices Holiday Firelog
For the fourth year in a row, the KFC Firelog is back for the holiday season. If you want your house to smell like Colonel Sanders’ fried chicken without actually eating fried chicken (or while eating fried chicken?), then this log is for you! KFC does explicity state some warnings that you should heed: (1) may result in a craving for fried chicken, (2) please do not attempt to eat it, and (3) please do not put your face directly into the fire in attempt to smell fried chicken. Believe it or not, this isn’t a gag; it’s an actual, legitimate product endorsed by KFC themselves and Enviro-Log is the official manufacturer.
LEGO Marvel Infinity Gauntlet
This is one of the coolest LEGO Marvel sets around. The price drops today from $70 to $55.99. That brings it just under the 10-cent-per-brick threshold that makes this set a good deal. For a LEGO collector, one of the biggest draws of this set is the sheer number of gold bricks… gold is harder to amass than than the standard LEGO colors. For the Marvel fan, this gauntlet features articulating fingers, appropriately colored infinity stones, and of course a fine base to mount it on.
Apple Watch Series 7 41mm GPS Smart Watch
It’s nice to see Amazon’s latest and greatest watch, released less than 2 months ago, discounted during the holiday season. $20 isn’t a massive discount, but it’s the best one we’ll see from Apple this year. The biggest upgrade the Series 7 has over the Series 6 is the display. It has the same always-on Retina display, but it’s 20% bigger and features a more crack-resistant front crystal screen. It also adds on even more health-related features, like measuring your blood oxygen or taking an ECG.
Apple AirPods for Under $100
The 2nd gen Apple AirPods with wired charging case has dropped to just under $100 this week. That’s $70 less than Amazon’s current price for the 3rd generation model (and $90 less than the AirPods Pro). The differences between the 2nd gen and current 3rd gen model isn’t worth the 70% price upcharge: a MagSafe wireless charger and longer battery life.
Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller
This is the controller to get if you want the most precise and customizable Xbox controller on the market. This professional-grade controller features adjustable tension thumbsticks, shorter hair trigger locks, wraparound textured grips, interchangeable thumbsticks and paddle shapes, custom profiles saved on your controller itself, and included USB Type C cable with charging dock. It boasts up to 40 hours of battery life and is compatible with the Xbox Series S|X, Xbox One, and PC.
Walmart Exclusive: Nintendo Switch Bundle with 12 Months of Online Membership and Carrying Case
Any Nintendo Switch deal is a welcome deal indeed, especially during the holiday season when this cute little console is one of the hottest sellers out there. This Walmart exclusive bundle includes, at no extra cost, a 1 year Nintendo Switch Online membership and a protective carrying case. The membership gives you online multiplayer access, which is essential for some games’ longevity like Super Smash Bros UItimate, Mario Kart, Super Mario Maker 2 (for downloading user maps), Animal Crossing, and more.
Harry Potter 8-Film 4K Collector’s Edition with Hogwarts Express Train Packaging
This is the first discount we’ve seen for the Harry Potter Collector’s Edition, and it even ships before December 25. This set includes a total of 17 discs, which features every Harry Potter film in both 4K UHD and Blu-ray. You also get plenty of extras like a Hogwarts Express Ticket replica, a 32-page anniversary booklet, and The Harry Potter Magical Movie Mode on its own Blu-ray disc. Everything is packaged in a finely detailed Hogwarts Express train made of heavy paper board. Amazon’s preorder price guarantee means that if the price ever drops before the set is released, Amazon will adjust your price to the lowest available. There’s no limit to how often this can happen.
Middle Earth 6-Film Ultimate Collector’s Edition (4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital)
This impressive Middle Earth Collector’s Edition includes both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies over a whopping 31 discs. That’s because there are separate 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray discs for both the Theatrical Editions and the Extended Editions. You also get digital HD copies for free, and they are compatible with MoviesAnywhere so you can merge it into your digital library. As far as extras go, you get a Special Features Blu-ray disc, a 64-page booklet, and 7 travel poster art cards. All the discs are stored in collectible foil sleeves.
Nintendo Switch Video Game Deals
Some great deals on video games that we saw during Black Friday are back! In fact, some of these games are actually priced lower than what we saw before. Discounted video games during the holiday season have a notorious reputation of selling out super quickly, so don’t hesistate to pick up a copy if you know you want to get it. All the games mentioned below are very well reviewed and highly recommended!
Gloomhaven: Jaw of the Lion Board Game
Ths is by far the lowest price ever on Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion (the previous price low being $35). This is a highly rated co-op role playing board game from Cephalofair Games. It’s a lot easier to get into than the original Gloomhaven board game but by no means is this a simple game. It’s currently rated an 8.7/10 over at BoardGameGeek.
Pandemic Legacy Season 1 Blue Edition
Pandemic Legacy Season 1 is an outstanding board game. At BoardGameGeek, it topped the chart when it was released, and has sat at #2 ever since (Gloomhaven being the only board game that trumped it). Pandemic Legacy is essentially Pandemic with a huge non-linear cooperative campaign attached to it. Most people agree that it’s a significant upgrade over the original Pandemic. The game is played across 12-24 sessions lasting about 1-2 hours each, and because of the branching nature, no two games will be the same. You’ll notice that there are two variants of the game: Blue and Red editions. They are the exact same game with different box art. they are made so that some avid gamers can play the game simultaneously with two different groups; the colors make it easier to not confuse the two.
Logitech C922 Pro Stream Webcam
The C922 Pro is an excellent entry level webcam. It can stream in 1080p at up to 30fps and 720p at up to 60fps. It’s easily one of the most popular webcams on the market. This particular model also includes a 3 month XSplit license to kickstart your Twitch streaming career.
Lenovo Smart Clock and Smart LED Bulb
This popular deal retails for about $70, but it dropped to $39 on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Somehow, it’s way cheaper now; you can get it for under $30. The Lenovo Smart Clock functions much like the Amazon Echo Show. In addition to displaying time, it can display Google photos, schedule calendar reminders, control smart home devices, play music, and answer questions via Google. To top it off, you get a free smart LED light bulb.
Samsung Odyssey G9 49″ Gaming Monitor
This was one of the most popular gaming monitor deals on Black Friday, and it’s actually cheaper today. The Samsung Odyssey G9 is one of the largest, most immersive gaming monitors on the market. It was a huge hit last Black Friday, and this time around it’s even less expensive than ever. Today Amazon is offering the monitor for $999.99, this first time it’s ever hit the $1K price point. The Odyssey G9 boasts a massive 49″ 5120×1440 curved display with a fast 1ms response time, 240Hz refresh rate, and G-SYNC compatibility. It also boasts a high contrast ratio, good color rendition, and wide viewing angles thanks to its QLED VA panel.
Roku Streaming Stick+ 4K
Here’s a great stocking stuffer option for Christmas! Save 50% off Roku’s smallest streaming device. The Roku Streaming Stick offers 4K and HDR streaming in the size of a tiny dongle (most of the other Roku options are a little bigger). The package also includes a voice-capable remote and earbuds. In my opinion, Roku still offers the cleanest and most intuitive experience of any streaming media player. It’s also better than using your built-in Smart TV interface because you can save profiles, unplug the stick, and use it on other TVs without having to re-enter your passwords or re-download apps.