Daily Deals: Price Drops on the Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller, Nintendo Switch Zelda Themed Joy-Cons, the Best PS5 SSDs, and More – IGN
Console gamers will benefit from these deals today. The Xbox Elite Series 2 controller dropped to a new price low on Amazon, as well as the Zelda: Skyward Sword themed Joy-Cons at Walmart. For PS5 gamers looking to increase their internal storage (and maintain the same blazing speeds the PS5 is known for), the Seagate Firecuda and WD Black SN850 SSDs are available again. These drives meet all the requirements, including a blazing faster transfer speed. We’ve provided some options with heatsink for a brainless install and some options without heatsink for those who want to save a little bit of money. In other deal news, save on 2021 Sony and LG OLED 4K TVs, score a Dell XPS RTX 3060 PC for under $1K, and more.
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.
Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons Pair The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Edition
This is the lowest price we’ve ever seen for these gorgeously designed set of Joy-Cons. Each Joy-Con is a subtle shade of blue; the right controller is themed after the Master Sword, while the left features a Hylian Shield motif. It’s finished with with gold, red, and blue accents as well as a blue wrist strap.
Seagate Firecuda 530 M.2 SSD with Heatsink
The Seagate Firecuda 530 has been incredibly hard to find in stock, especially the model with the pre-installed heatsink. This is actually the first time we’ve seen this SSD actually orderable on Amazon. It’s one of the most recommended SSDs for installing in a PS5 console. It’s actually a bit faster than the WD SN850 (up to 7,300MB/s vs 7000MB/s) and the heatsink is designed by EKWB, a very well respected company that specializes in cooling PCs.
WD Black SN850 M.2 SSD with Heatsink
The Western Digital official storefront has all models of the SN850 SSD with heatsink in stock right now, and that includes the extremely hard to find 1TB model. This is currently the most popular (and probably the best) SSD to get for your PS5 storage upgrade. It’s blazing fast drive with transfer speeds rated at up to 7,000 MB/s and a PCIe Gen4 interface and it comes preinstalled with a heatsink. It’s also confirmed by Western Digital themselves to be compatible with the PS5.
PS5 SSD Without Heatsink (Easy DIY Install)
Save some money when you buy a cheap PS5 compatible heatsink on Amazon and install it yourself (it’s super easy). Putting a heatsink on an SSD on your own won’t void any warranty. In most cases, the heatsinks are simply pressure-fit with a clip or stuck on with a removable adhesive. It will probably take you less than 10 minutes to do.
2021 Sony A80J 65″ 4K OLED TV for $1798
Sony’s newest OLED TV is a contender for the best TV of 2021. The A80J is a true OLED 4K TV with near infinite contrast ratios, best-in-class black levels, excellent color rendition, and super fast response times. It also has two HDMI 2.1 inputs for up to 120Hz refresh rate at 4K, so it’s a perfect complement to the PS5 console. The price just dropped to $1798, which is a nearly $300 price drop from when we lasted posted this TV in August.
2021 LG C1 65″ 4K OLED TV Price Drop
Today the newest LG 65″ 4K OLED TV has dropped to the lowest price we’ve ever seen. The LG C1 OLED TV improves upon last year’s highly-rated CX model with an upgraded A9 Gen 4 processor that delivers slightly better image quality, better 4K scaling, and improved audio handling as well as a new webOS smart TV redesign. The C1 OLED TV also looks good when paired to a gaming PC with an RTX 30 series video card because it has HDMI 2.1 inputs that support 4K at 120Hz and G-SYNC. It’s easily one of the best (if not the best) TVs on the market right now.
Dell XPS Intel Core i5 RTX 3060 PC for $999.99
This is the lowest price we’ve found anywhere right now for an RTX 3060 equipped gaming PC. The RTX 3060 is no slouch; its performance is superior to the RTX 2060 SUPER and almost matches the RTX 2070 SUPER in some games. You couldn’t even find an RTX 2060 SUPER PC for under $1,000 at the moment. It’s paired with the latest 11th generation Intel Core i5 processor. The 8GB of RAM and 1TB hard drive is pretty basic, but since this is a desktop PC, it’s very easy to swap out those components yourself with better ones.
Alienware Aurora R12 RTX 3080 PC for $2199.99
If you’ve been on the lookout for the extremely elusive RTX 3080 video card for your (up to 4K) gaming needs, then check out this ready-to-go prebuilt Alienware Aurora gaming PC from Dell. This PC comes equipped with an 11th gen Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of memory, 512GB SSD, and a separate 1TB hard drive for storage. The RTX 3080 is more powerful than the previous generation’s best video card, the RTX 2080 Ti, and is the best recommended video card for 4K gaming.
Dell S2721DGF 27″ 1440p GSYNC Gaming Monitor
This excellent monitor has hit a new price low today. It’s one of the best 27″ gaming monitors you can buy for under $500. The S2721DGF boasts a high quality IPS panel (better than the VA panel found on the popular S3220DGF model). It features wide viewing angles and excellent color rendition including 98% DCI-P3 color coverage, a super fast 1ms response time and up to 165Hz refresh rate through the DisplayPort. It’s also FreeSync Premium Pro and G-SYNC compatible.