Good news, Nintendo Switch owners: select first-party Switch games are currently on sale for $39.99. That’s $20 off their MSRP, which is about the best you can hope for when it comes to discounts on games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Zelda: Breath of the …
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Everyone needs Switch Online, but no one likes to pay for it. Today, you can earn a free year of Nintendo’s online subscription service just by buying a Switch game at Best Buy from its supported list. Plus, if you’re dealing with a heat wave right now, check out the deal on a top-of-the-line fan from Dyson. And, the ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 3080 GPU, often considered the best RTX 3080 on the market, is on sale for under $800.
Free 12-month Nintendo Switch Online Subscription with Select Switch Games
If you want to play games like Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and more with your friends across the world, you’ll need a subscription to Nintendo Switch Online. Usually costing $19.99 a year for the cheapest option, today you can net yourself a free year of the service when you buy select Switch games at Best Buy. And, luckily, it’s some of the best games on the system, including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Mario Party Superstars, and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury. When you subscribe to Switch Online, you’ll get access to online play, as well as a library of classic NES and SNES games.
SanDisk Ultra PLUS 128GB microSDXC Card
Add 128 GB to your Switch, phone, or other MicroSD-supporting device for just $22.99 today. It also comes included with the microSD adapter, making it super easy to plug into your PC for transfer purposes. I’ve used SanDisk on my Nintendo Switch systems over the last five years and never had an issue. Plus, this brand is much cheaper than the official Nintendo-licensed SD cards.
WD_BLACK P10 External USB 5TB Game Drive For Xbox
Speaking of storage, how about adding a whopping 5 terabytes to your Xbox? This USB storage device from WD can back up all of your Xbox One library, and you can plug and play with your Xbox Series X or S. However, it’s worth noting that you can’t access Series X or S games from this hard drive, so this option is really the best for those looking to bring their Xbox One library to the next generation.
Dyson Pure Cool Purifying Fan
It’s hot, hot, hot, pretty much across the entire US right now. You’ll want to have plenty of fans around your home to keep cool. Fortunately, Dyson has a deal on its pure cool purifying fan today. This fan circulates air around the entire room that you put it in to help purify and cool you.
The Best of the Best: ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 3080 OC 12GB GPU for $799
The GeForce RTX 3080 GPU really doesn’t need any introduction. This is the de facto card to get if you plan to run current generation games at 4K, since it’s up to 50% faster than the previous generation RTX 2080 SUPER and doesn’t command the exorbitant price of the RTX 3080 Ti or RTX 3090 (both of which are a mere 3%-5% faster in real world performance). It has an HDMI 2.1 port for passing through 4K @ 120Hz, which it has the power to drive even in resource hungry games like Elden Ring, Battlefield 2042 or Cyberpunk 2077.
The ASUS ROG STRIX model is considered by many to be the very best RTX 3080 variant on the market. It’s usually hundreds of dollars more than the 3080 FE price. That’s in large part because of the incredible cooling potential of the massive 3-slot heatsink combined with the quietest triple fan cooling you’ll find on any RTX 3080. Despite the low noise levels, the ROG STRIX offers a significantly OC’ed 1890MHz boost clock compared o the stock 1710MHz boost on the 3080 FE. This model also comes with 12GB of GDDR6X VRAM instead of the 10GB of VRAM that comes standard and most other RTX 3080 GPUs.
EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU Starting at $749.99
EVGA’s XC3 Ultra model is a “smaller” dual slot heatsink with triple fan cooling and a protective metal backplate. It has approximately similar dimensions as the 3080 FE, so it can fit in smaller or more restrictive cases. It boasts a modest 1755Hz Boost overclock compared ot the stock 1710MHz Boost on the 3080 FE.
EVGA’s FTW3 Ultra model comes equipped with a ridiculously large triple slot heatsink with triple fan cooling and a protective metal backplate. This amount of dissipation allows the card to run cooler and quieter than the reference model RTX 3080 FE. This also enables the FTW3 Ultra model to have a bit more aggressive 1800MHz Boost overclock. Lastly and certainly the least important detail, let’s not forget about the RGB lighting. There’s enough there to make this card stand out in both traditional and vertical orientations.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for 40 Bucks
It’s one of the best games of all time, and today it can be yours for just $40. If you still haven’t played Zelda: Breath of the Wild, what are you waiting for? Even five years after release, the price barely dips this low. While you wait for Breath of the Wild 2 to (hopefully) launch sometime next year, refresh yourself on the original groundbreaking open-world Zelda adventure.
Save on Skyward Sword HD for Nintendo Switch (Pre-Owned)
Skyward Sword came before Breath of the Wild, and while it’s not the same breathtaking adventure full of exploration, it’s still certainly worth your time. The HD Switch version makes motion controls optional, streamlines some annoying elements from the original, and gives the whole thing a nice fresh coat of paint. And did I mention you can get it for under $30 today?
Newest Apple TV 4K for $129.99
This isn’t exactly as cheap as Amazon Prime Day of $109, but it’s still $50 cheaper than MSRP and the best price you’ll probably see for a while. The newest Apple TV features two major upgrades. It boasts an A12 Bionic processor that boosts graphics performance, video decoding, and audio processing and delivers high frame rate HDR with Dolby Vision. It also includes a new Apple TV remote. The overall build quality is better than before, but the biggest enhancements are a 5-way clickpad, mute button, and dedicated power button that works for your TV, receiver, and Apple TV.
Razer Anzu Smart Glasses
These Razer smart glasses retail for a ridiculous $199.99. Fortunately, they’re on sale today for a much more reasonable price of $48.96. The Razer Anzu glasses comes with two types of interchangeable lenses; blue-light filtering lenses for PC use and polarized lenses for outdoor use. They also feature a built-in mic and bluetooth speaker for hands-free calling.
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16″ Intel Core i7-12700H Alder Lake RTX 3070 Gaming Laptop for $1599
Walmart is offering an outstanding deal on the new Lenovo Legion 5 Pro laptop that is also equipped with the 12th generation Intel Core i7 Alder Lake CPU and RTX 3070 GPU. The RTX 3070 GPU in this gaming laptop also has a TGP rating of 140W, and it performs as well as the MSI Crosshair on paper. In real world benchmarks, the Legion 5 Pro is one of the best performing gaming laptops on the market. It also looks more like a standard laptop, so you might want to pick this over the Crosshair if you’re not into the gamer aesthetic.
XPG S70 1TB M.2 SSD with Heatsink for $109.99
The XPG Gammix S70 Blade is the least expensive 1TB PS5 compatible SSD available right now. Just because it’s the cheapest doesn’t mean it’s the slowest. In fact, the S70 is actually one of the fastest SSDs available with transfer rates up to 7,400 MB/s. It’s on par with the likes of the WD Black SN850, the Samsung 980 Pro, or the Seagate Firecude 530. This is a PCIe Gen4 SSD that was pretty much released specifically for PS5 gamers in order to double or triple the storage capacity of their PS5 without limiting the speed. To make this deal even sweeter, it already comes with a very low-profile heatsink.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + Free 12-Month Nintendo Switch Online Membership for $49.99 (or Animal Crossing: New Horizons for $50.99)
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Best Buy is offering a free Nintendo Switch Online 12-month individual membership when you purchase Super Mario Kart Deluxe 8 for $49.99. Alternatively, swap the game with Animal Crossing: New Horizons for $50.99. Nintendo Switch Online is required for online play in games like Super Mario Kart or Splatoon, downloading custom maps in Super Mario Maker 2, playing free retro SNES games, saving your game data to the cloud, and much more.
ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1660 Ti Gaming PC
Walmart is offering this AMD Ryzen 5 3600X GTX 1660 Ti equipped gaming PC for only $799. The GTX 1660 Ti is still a very capable video card that can handle just about any game at 1080p resolution. You certainly won’t find a more powerful video card for this price.
New Apple AirPods Pro for $179.99
The current generation Apple AirPods Pro is one of the best sounding “truly wireless” earbuds you’ll find, especially at this price point. “Truly wireless” earbuds have no wires whatsoever; even the earbuds aren’t hardwired to each other. In addition to the excellent sound quality, the AirPods Pro is the only AirPods with active noise cancelling technology. That, combined with the inherent nature of in-ear earbuds, means that the AirPods Pro will provide better noise isolation than over-ear headphones like the Bose QuietComfort or the Sony WH1000XM5. If you’re thinking of getting a pair of new AirPods, we highly recommend jumping on this particular model.
Dell S2721DGF 27″ 1440p GSYNC Gaming Monitor
This excellent monitor has hit a new price low for Black Friday. 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.
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