The holiday season is well on its way and it is beyond time to begin planning wishlists and shopping. Whether you are just starting out or looking to tie up some final gifts, our SGO Holiday Gift Guide has got you covered.
SGO 2022 Gaming Holiday Gift Guide
Games to make the perfect gift
Of course, games are a solid choice for any gamer when it comes to gift-giving. If you’re looking to buy in bulk or steal some deals, the following games come at a significant discount.
Sports Game of the Year: Gran Turismo 7
What may have flown under the radar of many ended up being the Sports Game of the Year. Any racing fan owning a PlayStation will likely want to add Gran Turismo 7 to their library this holiday season. The game comes in Standard and 25th Anniversary Digital Deluxe Editions, the latter being exclusive to the PlayStation store. Gran Turismo 7 offers a robust racing experience with more than 400 vehicles across 60 plus brands, and tracks pulled from 34 locations with more than 90 layouts.
NBA 2K23 is available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, as well as PlayStation 4, Xbox One X, Xbox One S, Nintendo Switch, and Steam for PC. The game comes in various versions with additional content including a Deluxe, Digital Deluxe, WNBA, and Michael Jordan Edition. In addition, various platforms offer the game currently at a discount. Notably, you can grab the game from Microsoft and Steam at 50% off. Discounts will vary based on the edition.
PGA TOUR 2K23 x NBA 2K23 Bundle
Similar to NBA 2K23, shoppers can grab the neat PGA TOUR 2K23 x NBA 2K23 Bundle on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. Within the bundles, players get access to the PGA TOUR 2K23 Cross-Gen Edition and the NBA 2K23 Digital Deluxe Edition. However, the Steam version of the bundle only includes the Standard Editions of both titles. Despite the platform, you can still grab the bundle for 50% off.
EA Sports FIFA 23
We would be remiss if we did not mention one of the all-time best-selling franchises on this list. This marks an exception to any other year as FIFA 23 will foreseeably be the last FIFA from EA as next time around, we are slated to see EA Sports FC. From now until December 22, you can get FIFA 23 or FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition for 60% off.
Pro Basketball Manager 2023
Looking for more of a management sim? We got you covered. Pro Basketball Manager 2023 features more than 160 basketball competitions with the most depth and authenticity ever found in a basketball management game. Players can choose from 82 domestic leagues, including 10 women’s leagues. Leagues originate from 60 different countries across Europe, America, Asia, and Oceania. Until the 21st, you can grab Pro Basketball Manager 2023 for 20% off on Steam.
Solid Hardware for a solid gift
Gaming is not all about the software. The harder you game, the more likely you’ll find yourself looking into improving your gaming environment. We’ve suggestions on great gifts from headsets to controllers.
Custom Xbox Elite Controller
While it may not be on sale specifically, now is a great time to get your favorite gamer their own Xbox Elite Wireless Series 2 Controller. The newer Series 2 offers a more refined experience than the first with components built to last. In addition to that, the Series 2 now offers customizable options first only seen in the Xbox design lab for basic controllers. Whether it’s an extra set of texturized grips or just a change in color palettes, you set how elite to make the controller.
Steel Series Artics Nova 7x
A personal favorite of mine, the Steel Series Artics Nova 7x is packed with unbelievable versatility. While some marketing promotes being designed for new generations of Xbox, the Artics Nova 7x works phenomenally with PC and, of course, PlayStation. As great sound design from modern games demand more from your equipment, the Nova 7z keeps up with advanced software on PC, and physical controls on the headset to balance chat and game volume separately. Its Bluetooth capabilities extend to mobile devices as well.
Steam Deck from Valve
In an increasingly digital and mobile world, many have wanted to take their Steam library on the go. Whether you are working from home and wish to untether from your PC or just want your PC games on the go, the Steam Deck is a great investment for this holiday season. Not every game is compatible out of the box, but many are being made so every day. Additionally, large community bases exist with the express intent of helping gamers get their favorite title working on the go with a few easy tweaks. Fortunately, sim games like Fire Pro Wrestling World work great out of the box. Those interested can purchase the 64, 256, or 512e versions through Steam directly.
Of course, these are only a select few things that’ll make a great gift for any sports gamer. You’ll want to make sure to check out major retailer websites for things like deals on the Xbox Series S, and holiday incentives to pre-order the PlayStation VR2 ahead of its 2023 launch.
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