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The game is a great way to spend a chilly three-day weekend. (Photo: Getty Images)

It’s no wonder the game has grown exponentially in popularity over the past couple of years. It’s a great escape: Immersing yourself in another world allows you to take a break from this one. And lately, we can all spend some time away from our worries and responsibilities.

If you are a committed gamer, chances are you are ready for new challenges. And if you’re new to this hobby, well, now’s the perfect time to give it a try.

Whether you have an Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch or PC, there are great deals waiting for you in January on games and accessories.

Best Xbox deals

The Force is strong with this sale.  (Photo: Wal-Mart)

The Force is strong with this sale. (Photo: Wal-Mart)

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order for Xbox, on sale for $17 (originally $34), takes place between Revenge of the Sith and A new hope in the Star Wars timeline. It follows a young Jedi Padawan named Cal Kestis, who survived Emperor Palpatine’s Order 66 – the massacre of the Jedi Order. He must now complete his Jedi training and master his lightsaber, while the Galactic Empire tries to hunt him down. It’s fun for almost everyone.

“I’m 45 and I’ve never played games, but I’ve figured this out star wars game on Xbox One X. Helps me de-stress after 12 hours in a medical facility,” one five-star reviewer shared. “It’s just awesome. This game is crazy. My Xbox One X has all sorts of passes and games, but it’s the only one I want to play; it will blow your mind.”

$17 $34 at Walmart

More Xbox deals:

  • Madden NFL 22 (Xbox Series X/S), $50 (was $70), walmart.com

  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (Xbox One), $9 (was $20), amazon.com

  • Riders Republic: Limited Edition (Xbox Series X/S), $49 (was $60), walmart.com

  • Street Outlaws: The List (Xbox One), $16 (was $40), walmart.com

  • Marvel’s Avengers (Xbox One), $20 (was $40), amazon.com

  • Gears Tactics (Xbox One), $18 (was $40), amazon.com

  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole – Day 1 Edition, $15 (was $64), walmart.com

Best Sony PlayStation deals

Why go out and play baseball when you can stay inside and play MLB: The Show 21?  (Photo: Wal-Mart)

Why go out and play baseball when you can stay inside and play MLB: The Show 21? (Photo: Wal-Mart)

Walmart stood out MLB: The Show 21 for PS5 for more than half. The game features all 30 MLB teams, plus comprehensive rosters featuring the best and brightest in baseball today, including Fernando Tatís Jr., Shohei Ohtani, Vladimir Guerrero, Aaron Judge, Mookie Betts, José Ramírez and more. others. Here’s your chance to play with your favorite athletes or lead your favorite teams.

“Another excellent entry into the franchise from the MLB show,” wrote one delighted player. “And it’s the first entry that’s released on multiple platforms. If you love the American pastime in stunning detail? Get it.”

$30 $69 at Walmart

More PlayStation deals:

  • God of War (PS4), $10 (was $20), gamestop.com

  • Sonic Mania (PS4), $17 (was $25), walmart.com

  • Tales of Arise (PS5), $37 (was $60), gamestop.com

  • Fast & Furious: Crossroads (PS4), $17 (was $60), walmart.com

  • Monster Hunter: World (PS4), $20 (was $30), amazon.com

  • Need for Speed: Heat (PS4), $17 (was $40), walmart.com

  • Far Cry 6 (PS5), $20 (was $60), gamestop.com

  • Star Wars: Squadrons (PS4), $15 (was $40), walmart.com

The best Nintendo deals

Go to Carnival for 63% off.  (Photo: Amazon)

Go to Carnival for 63% off. (Photo: Amazon)

Game publisher 2K Games’ carnival games for Nintendo Switch – on sale for just $18 (that’s $22 off!) at Amazon – will have you feeling like you’re on the boardwalk with your choice of 20 classic carnival games. You can shoot basketballs, shoot down scary clowns, race drones, go bowling and more. Plus, you can even win tickets and redeem them for prizes! Funnel cakes not included.

“Fun game – I made a carnival at home for my boys during quarantine and put it on the projector,” shared a delighted customer and mother of two. “I felt like I was in a real carnival. It’s fun and competitive and you can play as a team. Good price for a fun game, and it’s not hard to unlock levels.”

$18 $40 at Amazon

More Nintendo offers:

  • Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection, $30 (was $40), gamestop.com

  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses, $50 (was $60), gamestop.com

  • PowerA Wireless GameCube-Style Controller for Nintendo Switch (Purple), $38 (was $55), amazon.com

  • Yoshi’s Crafted World, $50 (was $60), gamestop.com

  • Nickelodeon Kart Racers, $18 (was $40), walmart.com

  • Race With Ryan Road Trip Deluxe Edition, $14 (was $20), walmart.com

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, $50 (was $60), gamestop.com

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, $40 (was $60), gamestop.com

  • SanDisk MicroSDXC UHS-I Memory Card (128GB), $21 (was $35), amazon.com

  • New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe, $36 (was $60), gamestop.com

  • Mario Tennis Aces, $40 (was $60), gamestop.com

  • LEGO Disney Pixar’s Incredibles, $20 (was $40), amazon.com

  • Super Mario Odyssey, $37 (was $60), gamestop.com

PC Gaming Deals

Save half off this Razer Kraken Tournament Edition gaming headset for Black Friday.  (Photo: Amazon)

Save half off this Razer Kraken Tournament Edition gaming headset for Black Friday. (Photo: Amazon)

This Razer Kraken Tournament Edition gaming headset — on sale for $79 (40% off!) at Amazon — delivers pro-level 7.1 surround sound and THX-certified audio for an immersive gaming experience.

It is compatible with home consoles such as PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. It’s comfortable and lightweight to wear for long periods of time, while its noise-canceling microphone makes online chatting crystal clear.

“Love this helmet,” said one elated five-star reviewer. “The sound quality is also very good, especially with the THX sound amplifier. The ability to adjust the game and chat volumes is really nice, and I appreciate that the back has an adhesive, so you can stick on your desk.The headset is also incredibly comfortable…I wore this headset for four hours straight and completely forgot it was on.

$79 $100 at Amazon

More PC gaming deals:

  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI (PC), $21 (was $25), amazon.com

  • Bethesda Softworks: Fallout 4, $13 (was $60), walmart.com

  • Jeecoo Xiberia USB Pro Gaming Headset, $25 (was $30), amazon.com

  • WD_Black 5TB P10 Game Drive, $125 (was $150), amazon.com

  • Razer Ornata V2 Mecha-Membrane Wired Gaming Keyboard, $70 (was $100), gamestop.com

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

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John C. Dent