Online video game sales including up to 80% off Nintendo, PlayStation & PC games

Eg, £7.50 Mario + Rabbids for Switch (norm £30), £9 The Sims 4 for PC (norm £35), £12 GTA V for PS4 (norm £30)

With most of us at home and in need of some escapism, gaming has seen a spike in recent weeks – however, video games can be pricey, with many costing around the £50 mark. Luckily, a few of the consoles and popular gaming franchises have big sales right now including Nintendo 'up to 80% off' and PlayStation 'up to 60% off'.

These are games that you can download straight to your console or PC/Mac, so you don’t need to wait for a physical copy to arrive. Don’t forget to factor in how much memory your console has before downloading – otherwise you may need to buy external storage or delete other games.

While there isn’t currently a sale at Xbox, see how to get ‘free’ games with Xbox Live Gold.

Nintendo eShop 'up to 80% off' sale

If you go online to Nintendo eShop, there’s currently up to 80% off over 300 games for the Nintendo Switch, until 11.59pm on Sun 19 Apr. To download the games onto your Nintendo Switch, you’ll need to visit the eShop from your device and from there you’ll be able to buy and download the game.

A few strong examples I've spotted in the sale include:

  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - £7.49 (norm £29.99)
    Next cheapest I found, £18 online at (physical copy). I've played this – it's a fun (slightly bizarre), turn-based strategy game.

  • Spyro Reignited Trilogy - £17.49 (norm £34.99)
    Next cheapest I found, £29.99 online at Argos and Game (both physical copies). It's a remastered bundle of three classic Spyro games, so you're essentially getting three games in one.

  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - £33.29 (norm £49.99)
    Next cheapest I found, £40 online at (physical copy).

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - £41.99 (norm £59.99)
    Next cheapest I found, £46.85 online at (digital download). One of the most popular Nintendo Switch games that's rarely discounted. Having personally put about 150 hours into this game, I can safely say it's a good way to pass the time.

PlayStation Store 'up to 60% off' sale

The PlayStation Store has up to 60% off selected games until Wed 29 Apr – although I’ve seen some games discounted by as much as 75%. There are over 400 games included in the sale and you’ll need to access the PlayStation Store from your console to buy and download the games.

A few strong examples I spotted include:

  • Grand Theft Auto V (Premium Online Edition) - £11.99 (norm £29.99)
    Next cheapest I found, £19.99 online at (physical copy).

  • WWE 2K20 - £15.99 (norm £54.99)
    Next cheapest I found, £17.99 online at Game (physical copy).

  • Mortal Kombat 11 - £19.99 (norm £54.99)
    Same price at Amazon (physical copy).

If you’ve a PlayStation Plus subscription, don’t forget to check out the free games for April.

Origin 'up to 75% off' sale

Online PC gaming platform Origin currently has up to 75% off in its sale, until Tue 21 Apr. Origin has many different games available to download, including big EA games titles such as FIFA and The Sims, but also includes popular third-party games such as Assassin's Creed.

If you don't already have it, you'll need to download Origin for free and install it on your Windows or Mac device, and from there you can buy and download the games.

A few strong examples I spotted include:

  • The Sims 4 - £8.74 (norm £34.99)
    Next cheapest I found, £8.99 at Amazon (digital download). The Sims is my favourite game of all time and trust me, it's another way you can easily pass many hours. I don't think I've ever seen the base game this cheap and the expansion packs are also on sale, such as The Sims 4 Island Living, if you really want to immerse yourself in some escapism. See MSE Becky and I below enjoying life at the beach.

  • Far Cry 5 - £12.49 (norm £49.99)
    Next cheapest I found, £15.10 online at (digital download).
  • Assassin's Creed Origins - £16.49 (norm £49.99)
    Next cheapest I found, £18.66 online at instant-gaming-com (digital download).
MSE Becky and I enjoying Sim-life at the beach. Spot MSE Ben, MSE Oli and MSE Laura F - can you tell I miss my colleagues?

For free games you can download and play on your mobile/tablet, see 31 free big-name games for iPhone/Android

What games are you playing at the moment? Let me know in the comments below, or on Twitter @MSE_Deals.