June is nearly over, which means we’re barreling headfirst into the dog-days of summer. While much of the country is wringing out from a heat wave, there are some cool deals happening at the moment, which should help only if you’re interested in the most painfully stretched of metaphors.
But in all seriousness, there are some great opportunities to grab some deals, especially that SSD deal for GameStop Pro members. The Nintendo eShop deal is also delivering up some surprises, so read on to see what today has to offer.
LG OLED C1 Deal
This remains one of the best 4KTVs out there, even with the newer version supplanting it. While the C2 has plenty to love, and improves on the C1 in a lot of different ways, it’s not on sale for $1096 for the 55″ model. In fact, all the sizes are on sale today, from the LG C1 48″ for $769.99 to the most popular size of all, the 65″ LG C1 OLED for $1596.99.
Official Taiko no Tatsujin Controller for Switch + Game Deal
If you’ve been eyeing the Taiko no Tatsujin drum controller but shied away at the steep price, look again. Right now it’s on sale for the lowest price ever. There’s no official way to get the official drum kit in America, so these 3rd party vendors are the only way to get them short of eBay or buying them yourself in Japan and flying them over. Note that the game isn’t included with the drum kit. But the Nintendo eShop sale happening right now has an incredible deal, marking down the base game to just $10 from its normal $49.99 price tag.
Samsung 980 Pro 1TB SSD (PS5 Compatible) for $134.99 at GameStop
If you’re a GameStop Pro member, you can get this unbelievably tempting deal on a 1TB PS5 compatible SSD. In fact, this is one of the best PS5 SSDs going, and the opportunity to get it at this price should absolutely be on your to-do list. It’s actually worth signing up for Pro, because even with the addition of the $14.99 membership fee, you still get a deal.
Google 6 Pixel Pro Unlocked for $779.99
Woot, one of my personal favorite online retailers, is offering brand-new, unlocked Google 6 Pixel Pro smartphones today for $779.99. The phone comes with 128GB of storage, a 120Hz display, and is 5G capable, of course. Want to stress again this is a new phone, not a used or a refurb, so this is a solid deal.
Samsung QLED Ultrawide Gaming Monitor Is $100 Off
If you need to immerse yourself in your gaming, but don’t want to completely cut yourself off from the real world with a VR helmet, the excellent 49″ Samsung CHG90 gaming monitor is marked down to $899 right now. This monstrous monitor has a native 144Hz refresh rate and a 1ms reponse time. Resolution is 3840×1080, which is a little bit of a bummer, but it also means just about any recent GPU should have no difficulty with it.
40% Off Elden Ring Official Strategy Guides Preorder
Out July 29
These guides have been two of the most popular items we’ve been posting as of late, and it’s not even close. At full price, they were selling like hotcakes, but once the discount hit, they really took off in popularity. The first volume releases in just a month, and if you preorder it at the $29.99 price, you lock it in for the remainder of the preorder period. In other words, if the price goes back up, as long as you have your preorder in at the lower price, that’s what you’ll be charged. Score.
Gigabyte Gaming PC Deals at Best Buy
The crypto crash has been good to PC purchasing. OK, it might be just a coincedence but we all know it’s not. The demand for high-end GPUs has slowed significantly thanks to the crypto-crash, and if you want to buy a 30-series GPU, or a computer containing one, now’s a great time. Just look at the specs on that Aero. Man.
Marvel Classic Anthologies on Sale
These newly-released anthologies collect some of the best comics of all time into one beautiful hardcover edition. You can bring home Spider-Man, which collects Amazing Fantasy #15, The Amazing Spider-Man #1-4, #9, #10, #13, #14, #17-19, Strange Tales #97 and The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1. Captain America features Captain America Comics #1, excerpts from Tales of Suspense #59, #63-68, #75-81, #92-95, #110-113, and ‘Captain America…Commie Smasher’ from Captain America #78. The Black Panther anthology includes Fantastic Four #52-53 and Jungle Action #6-21.
I personally love these old comics. I’ve started buying the Marvel Masterworks books when I see them, which are similarly themed but lack that hardcover sheen. If you’re a fan of Silver and Bronze-Age comics, or a Marvel fan at all, these should definitely be in your collection.
Alien: Fate of The Nostromo for 30% Off
If you’re a board game fan, or an Alien fan, or some combination of both, than this awesome boardgame deal has your name written all over it. If your name is Ravensburger, it LITERALLY has your name written all over it, because that’s who makes it. If you’re not familiar with Ravensburger’s board games, they have some of the biggest names around, like Disney’s Villainous. They even make that strangely amazing Jaws game, too.
According to our review, Alien: Fate of the Nostromo is more for casual game nights than it is for hardcore boardgame veterans, but that’s not a knock against it.
Nintendo eShop Sale
The big Nintendo sale I referenced earlier is in full effect right now, with retailers like Amazon matching most of the deals available at the eShop. It’s a great time to get yourself loaded up on some new Switch games, but most of the deals aren’t anything we haven’t seen before. Still, Nintendo sale!
Seth Macy is Executive Editor, IGN Commerce, and just wants to be your friend. You can find him hosting the Nintendo Voice Chat podcast.