The Christmas holidays are upon us and you are still on the hunt for the last minute gift to put under the tree, lost among a thousand Christmas offers? A relative or friend of yours is passionate about video games but you know little or nothing about it?
Don't worry, we will help you with this short guide to Best Deals consoles and games themed!
Give a console as a gift
To make a video game enthusiast or enthusiast happy, the simplest (but also the most expensive) choice is to buy a new console. Although in 2020 the release of new consoles is expected, those currently on the market or Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One e Nintendo Switch they still have several years to go and will continue to be supported by game makers.
Starting from the one that is currently the best-selling, with the Christmas offers it is possible to take one home PS4 Slim starting at 199 euros. This is the basic model but still compatible with all PlayStation 4 games. The console is also sold in pranks with some games such as FIFA 20 e Call of Duty Modern Warfare at the recommended price of 249 euros. If the budget allows it, you can choose to opt for PlayStation 4 Pro, the enhanced version capable of supporting 4K, for 299 euros. On this page, you will find all the offers.
On the other hand, it is possible to take home an Xbox One S All Digital (without the disc player and therefore compatible only with games purchased digitally) to 129 €, together with Sea of Thieves, Minecraft, 1 month of Live Gold membership and bonuses for Fortnite. Or, if you or the gift recipient intend to purchase physical editions of the games, you can opt for the Xbox One S bundled with the latest game from Star Wars at 199 euros. If, on the other hand, even in this case, you want to invest some more money, you can take home the most powerful version on the market called Xbox One X bundled with a game for 329 euros.
Finally, on the Nintendo front, you can find the classic version of the Nintendo Switch console (i.e. the one that can be used both in portable mode and on TV) at 329 € together with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or in the Lite version, i.e. portable only, a 189 €.
Give a game
Surely the easiest gift to choose and least expensive (just make sure the recipient doesn't already have it) is a video game. Below is a short list of the most popular titles, with their recommended price alongside:
- 14,99 euros – God Of War (PS4)
- 19,98 euros – Spider-Man (PS4)
- 19,99 euro - GTA V (PS4, Xbox One)
- 24,99 euro – Minecraft (PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
- 34,99 euro – Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4, Xbox One)
- 39,99 euro – FIFA 20 (PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
- 49,99 euro – Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Switch)
- 49,99 euro – Pokémon Spada/Scudo (Switch)
- 49,99 euro – Death Stranding (PS4)
- 49,99 euro – Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)
- 49,99 euro – Call of Duty Modern Warfare (PS4, Xbox One)
A separate mention then for two slightly more 'physical' and creative experiences, exclusive to Nintendo Switch owners. These are Nintendo Labo and Ring Fit Adventure, respectively two games - perfect for the little ones - based on construction and movement.
Give a subscription or a card as a gift
Finally, if you really don't like the idea of giving a game or a console as a gift, you can opt for a gift card that, with credit, allows you to leave the recipient the freedom to buy what they prefer. These cards can be found in any electronics store and are usually in denominations of 10, 25 and 50 euros but also of 15, 30 and 100 euros. In short, there are something for all tastes and consoles.
Below is an example of the various cards to give you an idea of their aesthetic appearance:
- PSN Gift Card - allows you to purchase games on the Sony PlayStation 4 digital store
- Xbox Gift Card - allows you to purchase games on the Microsoft Xbox One digital store
- Nintendo eShop Gift Card - allows you to purchase games on the Nintendo Switch digital store
If you want to opt for a subscription, know that even in this case you can use a gift card. Let's see what it is:
- PlayStation Plus - the PlayStation 4 service that allows you to play online and gives away two games every month
- Xbox Live Gold - the Xbox One service that allows you to play online and gives away two games every month
- Xbox Game Pass - the Xbox One service that gives you access to an online library of hundreds of free games
- Nintendo Switch Online - the Nintendo Switch service that allows you to play online