This holiday season might be a little more of a challenge finding the perfect gift for the video game enthusiast on your list. New next-gen consoles are launching with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, and older platforms are still available. You might be wondering what accessories will work with older and newer gaming consoles. Our gift ideas will take the guesswork out of video game gift giving with options they are sure to love!
The gift of control
Making holiday memories is always fun, and an extra controller allows more players to join in on the action! Best Buy has a wide variety of controllers, below are the official remotes for each platform.
A new PlayStation controller
This holiday season the PlayStation family has grown with the arrival of the PlayStation 5. When it comes to purchasing controllers there are now two models to choose from, the PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 Wireless Controller or the PlayStation 5 DualSense Wireless Controller. The PS4 DualShock comes in a variety of colours and designs, with so many choices you’ll be sure to find one that suits their style.
A new next-gen Xbox controller
The modernised Xbox Wireless Controller features many ergonomic refinements and improvements. The line-up now features a new hybrid D-pad, textured grip and a share button for greater comfort and enhanced control. It’s also fully compatible with Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, and Android taking the guesswork out of your purchase. With all the forward and backward compatibility, the only question is, which colour to pick.
A new set of Nintendo Joy Cons
Add a splash of colour and more players to their Nintendo Switch this holiday season with a new set of Joy Con controllers. They are designed with gaming on the go in mind and can each be used as a standalone controller. Check out the full selection with multiple colour combinations here.
Hours of fun with a video game service subscription
This year whether you upgrade to a new generation of consoles or continue to enjoy older platforms, video game subscription cards are a great gift. They offer benefits for both current, and next gen consoles, so they are a gift that will work now, or carry forward.
The only thing you need to know before purchasing one is which game console they are using. Below you’ll find subscription options for PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo.
If you have a PlayStation gamer on your list you’ll want to consider purchasing PlayStation Network Cards. The PlayStation Plus subscription comes in 3-month or 12-month options and offers a lot of must have features like online play, two free games a month, excusive offers and more.
If your gamer is all about the Xbox platform, gift and subscription cards for the console are found here. Xbox has its own online subscription service with Xbox Live, offering access to multiplayer, free monthly games and exclusive discounts. If they love playing online with friends, this is a great option.
Xbox Game Pass
One of the best gaming services out there is Xbox Game Pass which gives players access to over 100 great titles. The monthly subscription service delivers hundreds of hours of fun with a massive catalog of games for subscribers. If the gamer in your life is always looking for a new game, Game Pass offers a wide variety of options.
Nintendo digital subscription cards
The Nintendo Switch has its own online service with Nintendo Switch Online. It also allows Switch gamers to play with friends, make cloud saves, access classic NES titles and more. Nintendo even offers a 12-month family membership for up to 8 accounts, so the entire family can take advantage of the service.
Digital credit options
Each console also has it’s very own online store that you can purchase credit for. You can purchase PSN gift cards for PlayStation, eShop cards for the Nintendo Switch and Xbox Live gift cards. Give the gift of choice with digital credit they can put toward their next gaming adventure.
More room to play
Each game console only has so much space to store games, media and other content. There are hard drive and memory card options for each console to expand space to play. Here are a few gifting options organized by platform:
Xbox hard drives
The next generation of Xbox consoles in the Xbox Series X and S models require a faster
drive to deliver cutting edge experiences. The Seagate 1TB Storage Expansion Card works with the new Xbox Velocity Architecture for faster loading times, richer environments, and more immersive gameplay. This is the ultimate upgrade in Xbox memory space when it comes to fast, powerful read / write storage.
PlayStation storage ideas
Expand their room to play with the Seagate The Last of Us Part II 2TB Portable Hard Drive. The drive has room for 50+ PlayStation 4 games and features super-fast read/write speeds and high-speed USB 3.0 connection for quick data transfers. For more storage solutions check out our full selection of PS4 hard drives.
Nintendo Switch SD Cards
Upgrading the storage space in the Nintendo Switch with microSD memory will allow for more gaming on the go. If you want a little extra Nintendo touch on your storage, Sandisk has branded cards featuring the Triforce (64GB), Mushroom (128GB) and Star (256GB). These make a great stocking stuffer and will ensure plenty of room for games, media and more.
The gift of sharper sound
A gaming headset makes another excellent gift with bigger and better sounds for their favourite games. There are plenty of options available from value-based to high end headsets that pump out big bass and clear, distinct audio.
The Turtle Beach Stealth 600X Gen 2 Wireless Gaming Headset offers great sound and durability. It also comes in models that work with Xbox and PlayStation platforms.
If you are looking for a higher end option the SteelSeries Arctis 9X Wireless Gaming
Headset offers incredible performance. They deliver an incredible range of sound and the sleek, design looks great in all settings doubling as a day-to-day headset. The Arctis 9X is available for the Xbox and the Arctis 7P for PlayStation platforms.
Holiday surprises await
As the holidays draw near, keep it locked to Best Buy Blog for more great gaming and tech gift ideas!