Just in case you didn’t already know, the console shortage is over. You no longer need to wait in a virtual queue for two hours on the off chance scalpers haven’t bought up every last PS5 left in stock. Both PlayStation and Xbox’s newest consoles are readily available from most retailers, and if you choose to buy a Series X from Target right now, you’ll get a $70 game to take home with you for no additional cost.
The deal is live right now and available to anyone in the market for a new Series X. Still retailing for $499.99, the promise of a premium triple-A game with your purchase is effectively the same as a price reduction. Odds are you’re going to need to buy a game or two with your new console anyway, and now if you do so through Target, the first of those games is not only free, but the options you have to choose from include some brand new, very big releases.
Madden NFL 24, less than a month old and the top-selling game in the US in August, is among the options. Starfield, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, and Diablo 4 are also eligible if you’re not into football. In fact, there are four pages of games to choose from which you can check out by clicking the ‘See at Target’ link in the box below. Basically, any game priced at $70 by Target right now.
Xbox Series X
Launched in 2020 in conjunction with the Xbox Series S digital-only console, the Series X is the disc version of Microsoft’s premier gaming platform.
While it certainly isn’t a kneejerk reaction to what PlayStation is up to right now since a similar deal by the Xbox rival only popped up over the weekend, it’s certainly a good time to be someone who has been holding out on buying a new-gen console. PlayStation is currently running something it has dubbed the Upgrader Program. Anyone with a new PS5 can claim one of 12 games, most of which are console exclusives. How far back the deal applies hasn’t yet been revealed, but if you recently bought a PS5, it’s worth checking to see if you’re eligible.
If you were one of the lucky ones to make it to the end of a virtual queue during those darker days and found gold at the end of the next-gen rainbow, perhaps you’re in the market for a new fridge instead. The Series X mini fridge was not only back in stock at Walmart recently, but it was on sale for better than half price.
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