Believe it or not, but there’s a truckload of great PlayStation 4 deals this Easter week, and you can even argue that they compare favorably with the PS4 specials that were available during Black Friday 2014.
Just as a disclaimer, we should warn you that many of these PS4 deals have a twist to them, meaning you won’t be getting a straight cash discount. For instance, GameStop is offering a deal where you can get the PS4 for $225 instead of the full-fat price of $399, but that’s going to require you to trade in a qualifying 250 GB Xbox 360 or higher or a 120 GB PS3 or higher. Note the operative word “qualifying” – you have to make sure that the Xbox 360 or PS3 you’re trading in fits the above criteria, and that the console is still in full working condition. This deal lasts through April 5, so you’ve got a few more days to take advantage of it.
Amazon’s deals can be considered solid but unspectacular, but if you’re hoping to buy a PS4 with a brand-new game bundled in, you may be interested. A bundle featuring the PS4, Bloodborne, The Last of Us Remastered, and a $20 gift card can be yours for $399 – this adds up to effective savings of about $80, if you consider the price of both games and the $20 gift card. This offer is only good while supplies last, so don’t waste a second if you’re waffling on whether to get this bundle or not.
Walmart also has some nice PS4 bundles on sale, including a deal that offers a PS4, a bonus DualShock 4 controller, The Last of Us Remastered, and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. That will also cost you $399, and you can also opt for the exact same bundle, but with Need for Speed Rivals or Watch Dogs in lieu of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, at the same price. Target and Meijer, on the other hand, are offering a $50 gift card for anyone who buys a new PS4 this Easter week.
As for deals with peripherals, Best Buy is selling a PS4 with The Last of Us Remastered and a free PlayStation Camera ($59.99), while Toys R Us has a PS4 with an extra DualShock 4 controller ($49.99 value). In both cases, you can get these bundles for $399 and save a decent amount of money on the console.