The sale officially kicks off on June 7 and ends on June 17. Here are the 10 best deals!
MEGPlay 8 Jun, 2019
Sony just launched a major sale on the PlayStation 4 console, its virtual-reality headset, and a handful of killer games.
The sale is part of the Days of Play event, which offers major discounts each year.
Great games such as “God of War” and “Marvel’s Spider-Man”are getting steep discounts, and newer games such as “Days Gone” and “MLB The Show 19” are also getting price cuts.
The sale officially kicks off on June 7 and ends on June 17.
Even if you’re not in the market for a new console or new games, there are discounts to be found on DualShock 4 gamepads and the PlayStation VR headset. These are the best deals:
1. The PlayStation 4 Pro is getting a $50 discount, from $400 to $350.
The biggest, most upfront discount of all the discounts Sony is offering the more powerful version of the PlayStation 4 that produces 4K/HDR visuals.
The PS4 Pro makes the already attractive PS4 games even more attractive.
It’s the PlayStation 4 to choose if you’ve got a 4K/HDR television, and at $350, that price is better than ever.
2. “Marvel’s Spider-Man” for $20.
It’s hard to overstate how much fun basic movement is in “Spider-Man.”
And the version of Manhattan that “Spider-Man” lives in is almost as beautiful as the real thing. It’s not quite as large, or as detailed, but it’s got all the familiar landmarks you’d expect to see: Union Square, Central Park, and much more.
But what’s most impressive about the game is that it manages to tell a story and evoke the feeling of a high-budget Marvel superhero film – except you get to play it.
3. “God of War” for $20.
On paper, the “God of War” reboot is very similar to the original series: It’s a third-person action-adventure game that is focused on stylish combat.
But in reality, there are some huge changes right off the bat. For one, Kratos now has a son he’s taking care of (seen above). His name is Atreus (uh-TRAY-us), and he’s with you for the entire journey.
And the journey, rather than a tale of revenge, is one of grief: Kratos’ wife (and Atreus’ mother) has died, and her last request was to have her ashes released at the tallest peak in the land.
It’s a subtle refocus that, unbelievably, turns Kratos into a complex, interesting character for the first time.
In case it wasn’t clear, the game is very good, and it’ll be available in the sale for just $20.
4. “Days Gone” for $40.
“Days Gone” is “Sons of Anarchy” meets “28 Days Later.” You play as a lone biker surviving in the wake of a global pandemic.
Billions were wiped out, and many millions more became “freakers” – that’s zombies to you and me.
The game arrived pretty recently, at the end of April, but it’s already getting a big discount in this sale: just $40, down from $60.
5. “MLB The Show 19” for $40.
Having arrived in late March – just in time for actual baseball season – “MLB The Show 19” is undoubtedly this year’s biggest baseball game.
This game is getting the $40 treatment, which is a pretty strong discount from the $60 it goes for at retail otherwise.
6. “Devil May Cry 5” for $40.
Early 2019 was rife with slick-looking third-person action games, and “Devil May Cry 5” is the perfect example.
The series is known for its ultra-stylish characters, deep fighting system, and over-the-top settings. “Devil May Cry 5” takes those ideas and runs with them (then leaps into the air and murders like two dozen flying demons).
7. “Dragonball FighterZ” is just $18, down from $60.
Though there have been years of “Dragon Ball” games, none has been more instantly beloved that “Dragon Ball FighterZ.”
The game takes a huge roster of “Dragon Ball” characters, puts them in a gorgeous environment, and enables them to fight to the death.
The game has even taken off in the tournament fighting game scene, and now it’s available for an incredibly low price.
8. “NBA 2K19” for just $3, down from $60.
For the twentieth anniversary of the NBA 2K series, Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James is gracing the cover – an unfortunate coincidence given the Caveliers’ loss to the Golden State Warriors in 2018’s NBA finals.
As per usual, “NBA 2K19” is a basketball simulation – the basketball equivalent of “Madden” for football.
9. “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” for $48, down from $60.
The folks behind the “Souls” series (“Demons Souls”/”Dark Souls”) and 2014’s incredible “Bloodborne” are back at it – only this time, instead of a Cthulu-inspired Victorian setting, the new game takes place in Feudal Japan.
In “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice,” you play as a ninja out for justice. Like previous third-person action games from the folks at From Software, “Sekiro” is extremely difficult.
Any enemy can take you down, and your best bet is to carefully, tactically, take down each foe. Unlike previous From Software games, “Sekiro” features a major stealth component, as well as a ton of mobility (as seen above).
10. “Mortal Kombat 11” for $48, down from $60.
Since the series launched in 1992, “Mortal Kombat” has been synonymous with video game gore, earning legions of fans with over-the-top violence and edgy character designs.
The new “Mortal Kombat 11” is still ultra-violent, but it doesn’t take itself too seriously.
Check out the full list of stuff on sale through Days of Play 2019: