Boxing Day gaming deals 2018: top offers to look out for on December 26

THE BOXING Day sales should bring savings to a range of top games and consoles.

So whether you’re looking for a new Xbox, PlayStation 4 or Nintendo Switch, it could be worth browsing the web once prices start dropping on December 26.

As well as consoles, all the most popular games are set for a price reduction after Christmas which should help you make a saving if you’re yet to pick up Fifa 19 or Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

However, it’s worth doing a bit of research before you splash the cash.

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Come Boxing Day, there will be tons of sales live at various retailers, so it can pay off to shop around before you buy.

We recommend writing down a list you might want to buy after Christmas, along with the current prices of all items, so you can spot any price cuts when the offers start appearing.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider
The Shadow of the Tomb Raider is set to be one of the most popular games this Christmas

Best gaming sales

Over Black Friday we saw a number of retailers step up and offer a great selection of consoles, games, accessories and bundles.

The below list are going to be well worth checking out once again on Boxing Day as they’re likely to offer up some of the best prices.

Our tips for finding the best deals this Boxing Day

IT might be tempting to dive in and snap up LOADS of items on Boxing Day, but here’s how you can guarantee you’re getting a good deal.

PREPARE Research the items you want to buy and find out the cheapest price. Websites like PriceSpy, PriceHistory and CamelCamelCamel will give you historical data on prices so you can see how much you should pay.

GET FOLLOWING Follow your favourite shops on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and sign up to its deals newsletter to get the latest on any offers. We post the best deals in our Sun Money FB group too.

EARN CASHBACK Check websites like Quidco and TopCashback BEFORE you place your order. Cashback websites PAY you to shop. All you have to do is click through their links and the money is added to your online account, usually within 14 days.

CHECK FOR CODES Take a look at The Sun Vouchers, and see if you can get extra savings with discount codes.

Boxing Day deals to look out for

On Black Friday, the Xbox One X and S, the PS4 and PS4 Pro and the Nintendo Switch were all heavily discounted, and we expect much of the same on Boxing Day.

Ahead of the sale, check out how much each console costs and see how much the prices drop after Christmas.

Sale periods are usually a great time to snag a console with multiple games or an extra controller.

Games that you should look out for from Boxing Day include:

  • Fifa 19
  • Super Smash Bros
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Spyro Reignited
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Spiderman

Guide prices

Based on what we’ve seen over the year and the discounts available on Black Friday, we think consoles under these prices should be considered good value.

That’s not to say if you see a deal below this price you should definitely buy it, there could still be better offers out there if you shop around.

  • Xbox One S with game – £200
  • Xbox One X with game – £370
  • Nintendo Switch – £270
  • PlayStation 4 with game – £230
  • PlayStation 4 Pro with game – £350

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