Here are a few of our favorite deals from Sony’s latest Days of Play sale

Sony’s recent State of Play showcase may have given us a brief glimpse into the company’s plans for 2024 and beyond, but that probably does little if you were hoping for something you can play right now. That’s where the Days of Play sale comes in. Now through June 12th, Sony is discounting dozens of PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 titles, as well as accompanying hardware, accessories, and subscriptions.

First things first, if you’re still looking to pick up a PS5 console, you can save $50 on the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, which are available for as low as $449 (Amazon, Best Buy, PlayStation Direct) and $399 (Amazon, Best Buy, and PlayStation Direct), respectively. These match the lowest prices we’ve seen on the newer PS5 models, which are slightly slimmer than Sony’s original PS5 console. They also sport two front-facing USB-C ports and an expanded 1TB of built-in storage (up from 825GB), though keep in mind that only the disc-based version can play physical games and other Ultra HD Blu-ray discs. 

As an added bonus, PlayStation Plus members who buy directly from PlayStation will receive 12 months of Netflix Premium, the streaming service’s most expensive tier.

Read our hands-on impressions of the PS5 “slim.”

Sony’s new standard PlayStation 5 includes a removable disc drive, dual front-facing USB-C ports, 1TB of storage, and a slightly smaller and lighter design.

The PlayStation 5 Digital doesn’t come with a disc drive, but you can buy one separately if you later decide you want one. The console otherwise plays all of the same games as the version equipped with a disc drive.

Elsewhere on the hardware front, the PSVR 2 is on sale starting at $449 ($100 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and the PlayStation Direct storefront. That’s the best price we’ve seen on the virtual reality headset, which, sadly, often costs more than the PS5 that’s required to play it.

The PSVR 2’s price reflects its underrealized potential. Its launch library wasn’t the greatest, but it’s slowly and steadily building its catalog with a diverse selection of made-for-VR titles. This includes Horizon Call of the Mountain, which you can currently purchase from Amazon, Best Buy, and PlayStation Direct with a PSVR 2 starting at $499 ($100 off). The latest Horizon title is probably one of the better showcases for what Sony’s PC-grade VR headset is capable of, though new VR modes in AAA games like Resident Evil 7 and Gran Turismo 7 are thrilling, to say the least.

Additionally, if you buy a PSVR 2 directly from Sony and subscribe to PlayStation Plus, you’ll also get 12 months of Netflix Premium for free, which saves you about $276 over the course of a year.

Sony’s PSVR 2 offers eye tracking, effortless setup, and PC-grade VR without a PC (though it does require a PS5). It can also double as a virtual flatscreen for watching Blu-rays, streaming apps, and other content.

The PSVR2 headset on a table.

Sony sells a bundle consisting of its PSVR 2, controllers, and a physical copy of Horizon Call of the Mountain for the PS5.

Now through June 9th, you can also save up to 30 percent on a 12-month subscription to PlayStation Plus via the PlayStation Store, which is stackable with existing subscriptions. The exact amount varies based on which plan you choose; however, the Essential tier is 20 percent off ($63.99), the Extra tier is 25 percent off ($101.24), and the Premium tier is 30 percent off ($111.99).

The entry-level Essential plan allows you to download free PS Plus games monthly, which are accessible for as long as you’re a subscriber to PlayStation Plus. It also unlocks multiplayer access in games that require it, exclusive discounts, and advanced console features like cloud storage and Share Play. PS Plus Extra, meanwhile, offers the same set of perks as well as access to hundreds of titles that rotate regularly, including those that are part of Ubisoft Plus. If you step up to PS Plus Premium, you can add game trials, cloud streaming, and access to even more PlayStation classics and a selection of Sony Pictures films.

PlayStation Plus offers three tiers — Essential, Extra, and Premium. All of these subscriptions offer online play, with varying degrees of downloadable games and advanced console features included as part of the membership.

A PlayStation sale without discounted games would be odd, so it’s no shocker that hundreds of digital PS4 and PS5 games are currently on sale. Most are up to 60 percent off, but you’ll find opportunities to save as much as 85 percent on select titles during the various 24-hour flash sales that will be available throughout the event.

But if you happen to miss something juicy there, you can still find great prices on newer exclusives like Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, which is on sale starting at $49.69 (about $20 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and the PlayStation Store. The digital deluxe edition is also available for $59.99 ($20 off) from the PlayStation Store, while the collector’s edition is down to $149.99 ($80 off) in the PlayStation Direct storefront. The latter includes physical extras like a steelbook case and a 19-inch Venom statue featuring Peter Parker and Miles Morales, plus two in-game suits and various skill unlocks.

A screenshot from Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.

Insomniac’s latest Spider-Man romp for the PlayStation 5 ups the ante with a vast open world to explore, wonderful web-slinging mechanics, and the ability to play as not one but two spider-men. Read our review.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is also worth a look, especially now that it’s on sale for $52.49 (about $18 off) in the PlayStation Store. The modern rendition of Square Enix’s classic JRPG is actually beating the price we recently called out for the physical copy, though you can also pick up the digital deluxe edition on sale for $67.49 (about $23 off).

A screenshot of Cloud Strife in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.

The middle game in a three-part trilogy, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth continues the reimagining of the classic PS1 RPG with modern visuals, an expansive open world, new gameplay elements, and even better character development than the original. Read our review.

Unsurprisingly, you can also find sales on third-party PS4 and PS5 titles spanning multiple genres. For example, sports gamers looking to crack a bat can pick up MLB The Show 24 starting at $49.69 (about $20 off) at Best Buy, Target, and the PlayStation Store.

If you’re not into baseball, there’s also WWE 2K24, which is easily 2K’s best wrestling game yet. It refines some of the more recent gameplay modes and adds new match types, including an ambulance match, a casket match, and a special guest referee. Right now, the base version is on sale for $52.49 (about $18 off) in the PlayStation Store.

The base game is great on its own, but if you’re looking to get the most out of it, I’d recommend grabbing the 40 Years of WrestleMania Edition for $89.99 ($30 off). It offers accelerators, boosters, and all five character packs planned for the game, including the new ECW Punk Pack that adds hardcore legends like CM Punk, The Dudley Boyz, Sandman, and Terry Funk.

MLB The Show 24 features photorealistic graphics, an updated roster with your favorite players, and some of the best baseball gameplay around.

WWE 2K24 is the newest wrestling game for the sports entertainment promotion. It builds on the incredibly fun gameplay of the prior two titles and adds in new game modes, match types, and a bigger roster than ever.

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A few more Days of Play highlights

  • Tekken 8 is one of the fiercest fighting games out, and you can start practicing for July’s Evo tournament with the Deluxe Edition, which is currently on sale for $69.99 ($30 off) in the PlayStation Store. You might as well buy this version if you don’t already have the base game, as it’s now the same cost and includes the Year 1 character pass, a Kinjin avatar skin, and a Character Costume pack that unlocks the all-gold suit for all compatible characters.
  • God of War Ragnarök is a must-play if you haven’t already chopped up baddies Viking-style as Kratos and his son, Atreus. The PS4 / PS5 bundle of the base game is going for around $39.89 (about $30 off) at Best Buy, Target, and the PlayStation Store, or you can grab the Digital Deluxe Edition for $49.59 ($30 off) to get bonus cosmetics, artbooks, soundtracks, and avatars and themes for your PS5 dashboard. Read our review.
  • Gran Turismo 7 for the PS4 and PS5 is on sale for around $39.89 (about $30 off) at Best Buy, Walmart, and the PlayStation Store. The seventh entrant in Sony’s legendary racing simulator has lifelike visuals and equally impressive driving physics, the effects of which you can feel with the DualSense controller’s adaptive triggers. It comes with more than 400 cars and over 90 tracks and circuits spanning dozens of iconic locales. Read our review.
  • If you’re looking to add a pop of color to your PS5, Sony is selling various PS5 Console Covers for a limited time. Right now, you can pick up various covers for the original PS5 and the newer slim edition starting at $44.99 ($10 off). The same goes for the original PS5 Digital Edition and the latest digital-only model.

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