With everyone's finances under pressure, here is a brilliant way to save money without compromising on the quality of games you choose for your family.
Video Games are a relatively new media. It's easy to assume that you need to spend a lot of money to get in on the fun. However, you can play games on many devices you may already own and there is a healthy second-hand market for older machines when you are getting started.
Many families I work with start playing games from the previous generation. A PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 still offer a wide range of entertaining games. As well as this I spend time each month tracking down game bargains.
Many of the online storefronts that sell games for Xbox, PlayStation and Switch enable game makers to sell games at a discount. This enables the developer to get their game out in front of people who may enjoy it (and tell their friends). It also provides a really cost-effective way to buy some brilliant games.
Although some of the discounted games are at the simpler and more basic end of the spectrum. There are plenty of highly-rated games often on sale for as little as a few pounds.
One of the challenges of this is that the discounts are often for a limited time. It's easy to miss out on a low-price game if you don't keep track of the stores regularly. To help you out with this, our partner side the Family Gaming Database offer the follow pages that keep track of all the current bargains:
- Overview of all the special offers on top-rated games
- All The Best Switch Game Deals
- All The Best PlayStation 4 Game Deals
- All The Best PlayStation 5 Game Deals
- All The Best Xbox One Game Deals
- All The Best Xbox Series X|S Game Deals
At the time of writing, there are some brilliant offers that stand out. For example:
- Agent A on Switch for £0.99
- Firewatch on PS4 for £5.09
- Golf with Your Friends on Xbox for £3.74
- Tricky Towers on Switch for £4.79
With a bit of research using the database and other resources you can find some real cost savings on the games your family plays.