The PlayStation Holiday Sale is here, offering some of the best PS4 and PS5 discounts to head into the new year with a bang. However, there are over 4,500 games, DLC, and other items on sale, so we’ve done some digging to pick out all the best PS5 deals for you in the PlayStation Store sale so you don’t miss out on juicy discounts on the best games of 2023 – including award-winning titles for PS5 and PS4.
Say what you will about Xbox and its superb Game Pass subscription, but Sony has routinely held exceptional game sales, especially for those with an active PS Plus subscription. In other words, PS5 players are eating just as well this holiday season with with PS5 Holiday Sale, also known as the January Sale. So, if you’re in the market for some new PS5 games or PS5 exclusives, and even many of the best PS5 games of all time at a great price, then you’re in the right place.
The PlayStation Holiday Sale runs from Wednesday, December 20, 2023, until Wednesday, January 17, 2024, giving you four weeks to make up your mind. This is also great news for all the proud new PS5 owners who will inevitably want to build out their library of games after picking up the next-gen console over the holidays; don’t worry you’ve got time. These deals really are too good to pass up though, so don’t push it off and forget or else you’ll miss out.
The first deal we have to highlight is 10% off the Game-of-the-Year-winning RPG Baldur’s Gate 3, bringing it down to $62.99/£52.19. While it’s the smallest discount of the bunch, getting this remarkable game – one of the best RPG games and best games of all time, no less – at a discount already is very welcome. If you’re remotely interested in a rich, story-driven RPG with plenty of freedom, then BG3 is the way to go. Be sure to check out our guide to the best Baldur’s Gate 3 class if you’re heading into the award-winning adventure.
If you’re looking for another chart-topper, then you can also grab 20% off Alan Wake 2. While this critically acclaimed game didn’t quite beat out BG3 for Game of the Year, it did bring home a boatload of other awards – well-earned as our Alan Wake 2 review explains. If you’re in the mood for not just one of the best games of all time but one of the best horror games on PS5, then you can’t do better than this. Alan Wake 2 is already a worthwhile pickup at full price, so even 20% off is a great deal right now.
Onto the more substantial sales, you can grab a tasty 30% off Call of Duty MW3, the latest and greatest in the long-standing series. As one of the best FPS games out right now, with superb gunplay that upholds exhilarating multiplayer and captivating Zombies action, as well as significant live-service updates, this is a great time to dive in at the best price yet on PS5. In fact, the festive event is currently going on, with limited-time MW3 CODMAS challenges and rewards, and even an MW3 Double XP Weekend to celebrate the occasion.
You can also pick up some of the best sports games on PS5 at a mouth-watering discount. With 60% off FC24, NBA 2K24, NHL 24, and Madden NFL 24, and 67% off WWE 2K23, there’s never been a better time to jump into these stellar sports games, no matter which flavor is your favorite.
Fans of fighting games should not miss out on 40% off Mortal Kombat 1. Despite its flaws, as our MK1 review notes, it’s still one of the best fighting games on PS5, boasting a suitably gruesome and surprisingly intriguing narrative, and one of the best rosters you could ask for out of a fighting game. There’s a lot of variety and the constant updates only make it better as time goes on. If you’re ready to jump into the arena, then you’d best take a look at our Mortal Kombat 1 tier list first.
How about 50% off the best-selling game of 2023? That’s right, you can grab Hogwarts Legacy for only $34.99/£32.49 on PS5 (and even less on PS4). Despite the controversy surrounding its release, the Harry Potter RPG has done very well, and it’s perfect for fans of the Wizarding World looking for an immersive experience – something our Hogwarts Legacy review covers. Heading to Hogwarts? Find out all the best Hogwarts Legacy spells and more at The Loadout.
God of War Ragnarok and its 2018 predecessor were already critically acclaimed, popular games, though Ragnarok’s incredible free Valhalla DLC has made it the talk of the town. With an exceptional story that delivers epic highs and emotional lows, as we discuss in our God of War Ragnarok review, and now the free roguelike mode that expands on Kratos’ story even further, there’s no better time to pick it up as it’s currently 43% off. If you’re intrigued, find out how Kratos’ PS5 future is enticingly wide open after God of War Valhalla.
Up for a challenge and looking for some of the best Soulslike games on PS5? Well, your time is now. FromSoftware’s seminal Elden Ring, described as a “beautiful nightmare” in our 10/10 Elden Ring review, is now 40% off, dropping the price to just $35.99/£29.99. However, there have also been a number of remarkable experiences made by other studios this year that are on sale, including 20% off Lies of P, a unique and exceptionally good-feeling Pinocchio Soulslike, 30% off Lords of the Fallen, and a juicy 40% off Remnant 2. Check out our Lies of P review, Lords of the Fallen review, and Remnant 2 review to find out more about these stellar Soulslikes on PS5.
As you can see, it is really an incredible sale on some of the biggest and best PS5 games out right now, no matter what genre you look at. And that’s not all, here are some honorable mentions:
- 25% off Cyberpunk 2077 Ulimate Edition
- 30% off Assassin’s Creed Mirage Deluxe Edition
- 40% off Diablo 4
- 40% off Final Fantasy 16
- 40% off Horizon Forbidden West (50% on PS4)
- 40% off Dead Island 2
- 43% off The Last of Us Part 1
- 50% off Star Wars Jedi Survivor
- 60% off Destiny 2 Lightfall and the Lightfall + Annual Pass pack
- 67% off The Elder Scrolls Online Deluxe Collection: Necrom
- 70% off The Witcher 3 Complete Edition
- 75% off It Takes Two
- 75% off Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- 80% off Gotham Knights
- 85% off Need for Speed Unbound
- 85% off Borderlands 3
So there you have it, all the best PS5 deals in the Holiday Sale on the PlayStation Store, including some of the best racing games, best multiplayer games, and best co-op games around. You can check out the full sale either on your console or on the US and UK PlayStation Store site if you’re still hungry for more discounts. Now all you need is the best PS5 accessories, such as the best PS5 headsets and best PS5 controllers, and then you’re ready for a sublime gaming experience this holiday season.