This week, we saw some all-time low prices on PC gaming hardware, as well as one of the best games of 2018, Rockstar Games’ supremely weird Red Dead Redemption 2.
Rockstar Games’ follow-up to 2010’s Red Dead Redemption has inspired memes, music, and plenty of in-game shenanigans. It was Polygon’s #6 Game of the Year in 2018 and Rockstar is still pushing updates to the Red Dead Online service. Right now the open-world Western is on sale for $34.99, an all time low price and $24 off MSRP (though it’s been consistently on sale for $40 for a few months now.)
If you’re in the market for a new gaming monitor but you’re on a tight budget, check out Dell’s 24-inch FreeSync monitor. It’s currently half off its $299.99 sticker price but still scores well on essential PC gaming specs like response time and refresh rate. It’s also worth taking a look at Razer’s Abyssus Essential mouse, which is currently on sale for $29.99, a $20 price drop.
Finally, Twitch Prime and Crunchyroll partnered this week to offer a 30-day free pass to the anime subscription service’s premium tier, which offers simulcasting and ad-free viewing.
As always, if there’s a deal we missed, let us know on Twitter at @PolygonDeals.
Best console deal: Xbox One S
Xbox One S 1 TB
Microsoft is no longer offering the original Xbox One S console (i.e. the console with a disc drive) outside of official bundles, but a few sellers on the Walmart marketplace have the discontinued 1 TB version on sale for $207.80, which is the lowest price we’ve seen on a new console.
Best monitor deal: Dell 24-inch FreeSync monitor
Dell 24-inch S2419HGF FreeSync gaming monitor
If you’ve got limited desk space, this compact monitor from Dell packs just about as much power as possible into a 24-inch monitor. Specs include AMD FreeSync technology, 144 Hz refresh rate, and a full HD display. It’s currently on sale at Walmart for half price, with free 2-day delivery.
Best accessory deal: Razer Abyssus Essential mouse
Razer Abyssus Essential ambidextrous gaming mouse
Razer’s PC peripherals are excellent at every price range. The Abyssus Essential wired mouse is a solid mid-range pick, with three programmable buttons and custom lighting if you wanna get real fancy with it. Usually $49.99, it’s currently $20 off, an all-time-low price.
Best video game deal: Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2
Prices on Rockstar Games’ open world Western, Red Dead Redemption 2, have been hovering around $40 since February. But a physical PS4 or Xbox One copy just dropped down to $34.99, the lowest price we’ve seen yet.
Best subscription deal: Twitch Prime + Crunchyroll
The latest Twitch Prime perk is a 30-day free trial of the anime streaming service Crunchyroll. Twitch Prime is free with an Amazon Prime membership — just link your Twitch account to your Amazon account — and includes other benefits like a free monthly Twitch subscription and in-game loot.
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