No work and all play: The best Labor Day video game sales are here – and prices start at $1

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Labor Day means great deals on games and accessories for every major system.  (Photo: Getty)

Labor Day means great deals on games and accessories for every major system. (Photo: Getty)

Gaming culture is now saturating the mainstream more than ever—yes, even more than when “Pac-Man Fever” hit the Billboard charts in 1982. Last year, the critically acclaimed Apple TV Mythical Quest invited viewers into the world of game development. Celebrities like Chris Gethard, Robby Hoffman and Martin Urbano turned to the gaming platform Twitch as an alternative to live comedy shows during quarantine, bringing more attention to the live streaming platform. And the pandemic has helped many of us – who may have stopped gaming somewhere in between frogger and Fortnite – rediscover that love.

In the past year, sales for the Nintendo Switch, while home-bound gamers explore the virtual world of Animal Crossing, and the launch of next-gen gaming systems such as Playstation 5 and the Xbox Series X and Series S led to retailers selling out in minutes.

All this to say that now, with everyone and their grandmother (literal) you would think that there is little need for sales to incentivize someone to buy games. But with Labor Day weekend just around the corner, you can still find great deals on great games and even some extremely hard-to-find systems.

We’ve scoured the internet for the best gaming deals this Labor Day for Xbox, Playstation, Switch, PC and more. Think of us as your Professor Oak, or the man in the cave of The Legend of Zelda, and this is your card. Now it’s up to you to put your skills to the test – and see if you’re fast enough to score some of these popular titles and next-gen systems before they’re all gone.

Best Xbox Sales

The highly sought after console can now be yours!  (Photo: QVC)The highly sought after console can now be yours!  (Photo: QVC)

The highly sought after console can now be yours! (Photo: QVC)

Your eyes do not deceive you. QVC currently holds the ever sold-out Xbox Series X, the latest game system from Microsoft, which can play both digital and disc-based games. Even more remarkable, it offers this system as part of a bundle, including: Madden 21, a Nyko gaming headset and Nyko dual charging dock, and even a Mighty Skins voucher for customizable console and controller skins.

In addition, QVC is offering this bundle for $100 off the original price. Finding such a much sought-after new console is rare enough these days, but being able to find one at a discount? Well, to put it in crazy terms, that has about the same odds as Super Bowl XLII’s “helmet catch”. These guys are clearly moving fast, so if you’re looking to upgrade your gaming to the next generation, here’s your chance.

$900 $1,000 at QVC

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Best PlayStation Sales

The latest title in the critically acclaimed Assassin's Creed franchise - now over 50 percent off (Photo: Amazon)The latest title in the critically acclaimed Assassin's Creed franchise - now over 50 percent off (Photo: Amazon)

The latest title in the critically acclaimed Assassin’s Creed franchise – now over 50 percent off. (Photo: Amazon)

Assassin’s Creed is loved by gamers for its immersive historical settings. the latest episode, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, provided a perfect showcase of the Playstation 5’s graphical prowess, bringing the world of Vikings to life with detailed visuals, lifelike hair and fur physics, and a rich soundscape worthy of the Scandinavian warriors. If you’re one of the lucky players to get your hands on a PS5, this is one game you can’t pass up, especially since Amazon is offering this $60 title for just $25. That’s over 50 percent off for a of the most acclaimed games of this console generation!

“This game takes the old mechanics from the prime years of Assassins Creed games and puts them in an open world with good stealth,” a five star reviewer said. “The game is everything Assassin’s Creed is supposed to be…and that’s coming from someone who loved Origins and Odyssey.”

$25 $60 at Amazon

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Best Nintendo Sales

Get Nintendo's newest console and one of the most popular games for over $100 off!  (Photo: QVC)Get Nintendo's newest console and one of the most popular games for over $100 off!  (Photo: QVC)

Get Nintendo’s latest console and one of its most popular games for over $100 off! (Photo: QVC)

After some stumbling blocks in recent years, Nintendo may be on track to rule the world again. a new Super Mario Bros. movie is in development, a Nintendo-themed country has opened in Universal Studios Japan theme park, and the Nintendo Switch became a global sensation during the pandemic, with retailers unable to keep the console in stock.

If you are one of those who have not yet Nintendo Switch in your home, the dual-purpose console is now available from QVC in a bundle with: Mario Kart 8, a carrying case for when you want to grab the Switch on the go, and even a screen protector that looks like new even during the toughest races. This bundle normally costs $630, but this Labor Day QVC cuts the price by over $100. So don’t miss your chance to get into the game with Nintendo’s most beloved console in decades.

$515 $630 at QVC

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Best PC Gaming Sales

Razer MambaRazer Mamba

Nearly 12,000 Amazon shoppers gave this mouse an impeccable rating! (Photo: Amazon)

On sale for $43 (was $100), this Razer Mamba Wireless Gaming Mouse has the great tracking, speed and precision that is perfect for both novice and professional gamers. The amazing thing is that it feels like you’re using a wired mouse even though it’s wireless. There is virtually no lag or latency that would ruin the gameplay.

The mouse has a battery life of up to 50 hours per charge, which is more than enough time to complete almost any battery Final Fantasy game before you need more juice.

“This is by far the best mouse I’ve ever had. My last mouse was the NAGA and the Mamba elite is a HUGE upgrade,” exclaimed one delighted gamer. “The sensor is great!”

$43 $100 at Amazon

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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