There's almost never a better time to buy a new game console or pick up some games than on Cyber Monday—if you can find them in stock. We've rounded up the best deals we've found on controllers, headsets, games, and the occasional console we can find.
Updated November 28: We've added deals on the Amazon Luna and PS5 DualSense controllers, and a Bang & Olufsen Xbox headset. We've also updated prices and links throughout.
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Few things we ever review earn a perfect 10/10 score, but the HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless headset pulled it off. Through meticulously and restrained engineering, the company managed to make a headset that gets 300 hours of battery life, while most other headsets barely manage 30. Not only that, they're comfy, have handy controls, and with this sale are cheaper than ever.
The Logitech G735 is one of our new favorite headsets. It connects via a 3.5-mm cable, Bluetooth, or the included wireless dongle. The plush earcups and lightweight construction make this super comfy to wear, even for long periods of time—a hard-to-find feature when it comes to wireless headsets.
It's not exactly common to see one of our favorite gaming laptops drop down into the budget category, but it's welcome to see it. This 14-inch laptop includes an AMD Ryzen 7 processor, 16 gigabytes of RAM, and an Nvidia RTX 3060 graphics processor inside, making it pretty beastly for a laptop that's currently comfortably under $1,000.
We haven't thoroughly tested Amazon's cloud gaming service, so we can't say for sure that you'll like it. But if you've already been thinking about trying it, the controller is discounted. There are also bundles available that include either a Fire TV stick or a Fire HD tablet.
Corsair's K100 is one of our top picks for mechanical keyboards. It comes with a lot of the same gaming-focused features we like on other keyboards, like programmable macro keys and, naturally, RGB LEDs. But its most unique feature is a customizable wheel on the top left side of the board that can be used to scrub through media or control the lights on your keyboard.
The Razer Huntsman Mini is our favorite mechanical keyboard for gamers who like 60 percent boards. It has the same compact frame that you expect from mini keyboards, but still has the features you'd expect from a gaming keyboard, like customizable keycaps and Razer's Chroma software to customize your keys.
The Logitech G915 is one of product writer Eric Ravenscraft's favorite keyboards. It has a sleek aluminum frame, a handy volume roller, and five customizable macro keys on the left side of the board. Logitech's G Hub software is one of the best customization tools, making it easy to set per-application or game profiles with exactly the shortcuts you need.
The phrases “budget” and “gaming laptop” are difficult to put together, but there are a few good ones, and the HP Victus is one of our favorites. This model is slightly smaller than the one we like, but with an Intel Core i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM, and an Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti inside, it's nothing to scoff at. Especially at this price.
The Acer Nitro 5 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is our top pick when it comes to budget gaming laptops. It's got a 144-Hz 1080p screen—though you might want to keep it to 60 fps for more graphically intense games. It packs an AMD Ryzen 5 processor, 8 gigabytes of RAM, and an Nvidia RTX 3060 graphics card.
PC Game DealsValve 22-Game Complete Collection for $7 ($139 off)The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe for $17 ($8 off)God of War for $37 ($13 off)Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice for $30 ($30 off)Neon White for $20 ($5 off)Nintendo Switch DealsNintendo Switch + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Edition Bundle for $300 ($60 off)Target (Out of Stock)Walmart
The Nintendo Switch rarely sees outright sales, but bundles are the next best thing, and this one's solid. The standard console comes with the excellent Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Edition, if you don't already have that, for the price of the console alone.
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for $30 ($10 off)It Takes Two for $30 ($10 off)NieR: Automata The End of YoRHa Edition for $30 ($20 off)Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba The Hinokami Chronicles for $40 ($20 off)Super Mario: Odyssey for $38 ($22 off)
There are few more essential extra accessories for a console than another controller. These things usually run a standard $60 and don't drop in price much, except during sales like this one. So it's a great time to grab a spare.
The Xbox Series X can be hard to find in stock, but for most games the Series S is just fine. This model lacks a disc drive but can play games up to 4K or 120 frames per second (though not both at once). Target was selling the console for slightly more than Amazon, but throwing in an extra $50 Target gift card that you can put toward a game or two. It's currently out of stock there, however.
WIRED's UK team loves this headset, the first accessory from Bang & Olufsen designed specifically for Xbox. It has near-instant lossless wireless connection to the Xbox Series X, S, and Xbox One as well as support for Dolby Atmos. It also doubles as a solid pair of noise-canceling headphones, with the ability to switch between the console and Bluetooth, along with a companion app that has an equalizer function.
If you're already planning on buying Xbox games or accessories, you can get $5 off with this gift card deal from Target. It can be applied to your Microsoft account or used at the Microsoft Store, too.
Xbox Game DealsElden Ring for $40 ($20 off) *
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga for $30 ($20 off)Halo: Infinite for $20 ($40 off) * Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection for $20 ($20 off)Sonic Frontiers for $40 ($20 off) Microsoft Flight Simulator for $30 ($20 off)Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II: C.O.D.E. Edition for $55 ($15 off)PlayStation DealsWD BLACK 1-TB SN850 Internal SSD (Licensed for PS5) for $130 ($110 off)AmazonBest Buy
Now that the new PS5 has an M.2 slot in it, it's never been easier to upgrade your internal storage. This SSD from WD_Black adds 1 terabyte of extra storage without adding any extra bulk or peripherals to your console. Just pop off the cover and slot it right in.
It's smart to keep an extra controller around and there are a bunch of fun colors included in this sale. The DualSense controllers have more tactile feedback thanks to the dual actuators (these replace traditional motors). We've seen this controller drop to $42 before, but it isn't usually that cheap.
The SteelSeries Arctis 9X is our top pick for Xbox players, but the regular Arctis 9 is also a great headset if you play on PlayStation or PC. It's comfy, has excellent sound quality, and the retractable mic sounds great and disappears when you don't need it.
PlayStation Game DealsHorizon Forbidden West for $40 ($20 off) *
Elden Ring for $40 ($20 off)Ghosts of Tsushima: Director's Cut for $40 ($30 off)Marvel's Spider-Man: Mile Morales Ultimate Edition for $40 ($30 off)Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II: C.O.D.E. Edition (PS5) for $55 ($15 off)Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II: C.O.D.E. Edition (PS4) for $55 ($15 off)Other Gaming DealsBlue Yeti Nano Premium USB Microphone for $70 ($30 off)AmazonTarget
Blue makes some of our favorite USB mics that are great for everything from Zoom calls to starting a podcast. The Yeti Nano is a great middle-ground microphone that gets better quality than most USB mics without breaking the bank.
We said this was the best budget option in our guide to the Best Monitors. It's got the minimum specs we'd recommend for a gaming monitor, and one of the most attractive prices you'll find for a product that's actually good. It goes on sale relatively often, but not usually this low in price.
The GameSir X2 is one of the best mobile controllers for folks gaming on Android phones. It fits into your phone's USB-C slot and essentially turns your phone into a miniature console. It'll work for games with controller support, including titles like Call of Duty and Stardew Valley.
If you spend a lot of time playing mobile games on your iPhone, the Backbone One (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is an excellent accessory. Simply plug the Lightning connector into the phone, stretch the controller over it, and you're all set. It also comes with support for Xbox Remote Play, Steam Link, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, PS Remote Play, Google Stadia, and GeForce Now.
Retailer Sales PagesEvery retailer has some kind of sale going on to compete with Amazon. Here are their sale pages if you want to browse the sales yourself.