The 2020 Christmas Gaming Thread

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Posted 2nd Nov 2020
Ah Gaming, better than toys some might say. In this thread I will be giving you some of the top 2020 gaming suggestions from consoles to games and video games merchandise for giving to your gaming mad family and friends.



-----Top consoles for 2020-----

There are some great consoles to choose from, with two new comers for the 2020 festive season.



PS5 (PS5 Digital)

PS5 - £449.99
PS5 Digital £359.99

Find Deals for this console and its accessories here: hotukdeals.com/tag…ps5

Release Date: Thursday November 19th 2020

Pre-orders for this console sold out within hours in October, but stock is expected on its release date on the 19th November 2020 but stocks are expected to go fast. With the release being during the England lockdown all stocks are expected to be sold online only.

Some links to buy yours (most places have no longer pre-orders available)

- Smyths: smythstoys.com/uk/…461
- GAME: game.co.uk/web…rch
- Currys: currys.co.uk/gbu…tml
- Amazon: amazon.co.uk/Pla…8-1

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XBOX Series S (XBOX Series X)

XBOX Series S 512BG - £249.99
XBOX Series X 1TB - £449.99

Find Deals for this console and its accessories here: hotukdeals.com/tag…s-x

Release Date: Tuesday 10th November 2020

Like the PS5 pre-orders for this console sold out within hours in October, but stock is expected on its release date on the 10th November 2020 but stocks are expected to go fast. With the release being during the England lockdown all stocks are expected to be sold online only.

Some links to buy yours (most places have no longer pre-orders available)

- Smyths: smythstoys.com/uk/…462
- GAME: game.co.uk/web…rch
- Amazon: amazon.co.uk/Xbo…8-1
- Argos: argos.co.uk/lis…der

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Now some consoles that have been around for a bit but are still very good:

Nintendo Switch (Nintendo Switch Lite)

Nintendo Switch - £279.99
Nintendo Switch Lite - £199.99

Find Deals for this console and its accessories here: hotukdeals.com/tag…tch

Release Date: 20th September 2019 (improved battery) - originally released 3rd March 2017. The Switch Lite was released 20th September 2019

An iconic console that was only released three years ago the Nintendo Switch is a very popular console with its portability being a big selling point but what makes it so popular is its amazing game selection with a ton of fan favourite being exclusive to this console.

Its as equally popular little brother the Nintendo Switch Lite is just as good.

Some links to buy yours:

- Smyths: smythstoys.com/uk/…452
- GAME: game.co.uk/web…rch
- Currys: currys.co.uk/gbu…tml
- Amazon:amazon.co.uk/s?k…1_4

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----- Top Video Games -----

Now what's the point of a console without games, 2020 has brought us some fantastic games, possibly one thing 2020 has done good . Lets take a look at some of the best 2020 video games, this will be sorted by console and in no particular order.



Nintendo Switch (Nintendo Switch Lite)

- Animal Crossing New Horizons - RRP £49.99

Release Date: Friday 20th March 2020
Available for: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite

In Animal Crossing New Horizons you can customise your Animal Crossing character and home and decorate the landscape to create an island paradise. Collect materials to construct furniture and tools to fill out your island.

Interested in buying?, check out these links (prices subject to change)

- Smyths:smythstoys.com/uk/…767
- GAME: game.co.uk/en/…617
- Currys: currys.co.uk/gbu…tml
- Amazon:amazon.co.uk/Nin…8-5

- Super Mario 3D All-Stars - RRP £49.99

Release Date: Friday 18th September 2020
Available for: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite

This limited edition Super Mario game will only have a limited run that will make it a quite sought after game once its out of production, this game contains three Super Mario games. These games are Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy.

Interested in buying?, check out these links (prices subject to change)

- Smyths:smythstoys.com/uk/…052
- GAME:game.co.uk/en/…846
- Currys:currys.co.uk/gbu…tml
- Amazon:amazon.co.uk/Sup…8-1


Sony & Microsoft (One, Series S, Series X, PS4, PS5), Windows)

- Watch Dogs Legion - RRP £49.99

Release Date: Thursday 29th October 2020
Available for: XBOX One, XBOX Series X, XBOX Series S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Windows

Explore the open world of London and see the iconic landmarks and play as anyone. Hack your way through London and team up with friends for missions. This game is available on a variety of consoles.

Interested in buying?, check out these links (prices subject to change)

- Smyths:smythstoys.com/uk/…241
- GAME:game.co.uk/en/…ion
- Curry's:currys.co.uk/gbu…tml
- Amazon:amazon.co.uk/Wat…8-2

- Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales - RRP £51.99

Release Date: Thursday 12th November 2020
Available for: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5

Experience the rise of Miles Morales as the new hero masters incredible, explosive new powers to become his own Spider-Man. Miles Morales discovers explosive powers that set him apart from his mentor, Peter Parker. Master his unique, bio-electric venom blast attacks and covert camouflage power alongside spectacular web-slinging acrobatics, gadgets and skills.

Interested in buying?, check out these links (prices subject to change)

- Smyths:smythstoys.com/uk/…493
- GAME:game.co.uk/en/…955
- Currys:currys.co.uk/gbu…tml
- Amazon:amazon.co.uk/Mar…8-1

- Crash Bandicoot 4: Its About Time - RRP £54.99

Release Date: Friday 3rd October 2020
Available for: XBOX One, PlayStation 4

Neo Cortex and N. Tropy are back at it again and launching an all-out assault on not just this universe, but the entire multiverse! Crash and Coco are here to save the day by reuniting the four quantum masks and bending the rules of reality.

Interested in buying?, check out these links (prices subject to change)

- Smyths:smythstoys.com/uk/…205
- GAME: game.co.uk/en/…673
- Currys:currys.co.uk/gbu…tml
- Amazon:amazon.co.uk/Cra…8-2



----- Gaming Bundles -----

Nintendo

There are tons of choices for bundles for the Nintendo Switch consoles.

Smyths:smythstoys.com/uk/…als
Curry's:currys.co.uk/gbu…tml



----- Accessories & Merchandise -----

Nintendo

- Nintendo Switch Licensed Anti Glare Screen Protector Twin Pack - £5.99

This product is a key product to buy if your buying the Nintendo Switch as the plastic screen of the Switch is very easily scratched.

- Smyths:smythstoys.com/uk/…460
- GAME:game.co.uk/en/…612

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- Nintendo Switch Pro Controller - £59.99

A recommended add on, this controller is wireless and a great way to game when your Switch is connected to a monitor.

- Smyths:smythstoys.com/uk/…604
- GAME: game.co.uk/en/…305

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- Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros - £49.99

The classic system that changed gaming history is back!

Get into spirit for the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. with Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros., out November 13th! This special system includes:Super Mario Bros.Super Mario Bros.: The Lost LevelsBall (Mario version)A digital clockSmyths:smythstoys.com/uk/…056
GAME:game.co.uk/en/…849



PlayStation

- PlayStation 5 DaulSense Wireless Controller - £59.99

Includes a built in headset jack and microphone to chat with friends online, this controller is an Icon in your hands. Features the DualSense which retains the DUALSHOCK 4 features returning for a new generation of play.

- Smyths:smythstoys.com/uk/…489
- GAME:game.co.uk/en/…nse
- Curry's:currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

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- PlayStation Icon Lava Lamp - RRP £19.99

Love PlayStation and Lava Lamps?, your in luck. B&M are offering this PlayStation icon Lava Lamp for just £20 with small PlayStation icons inside the lamp.

B&M also have a PS4 controller stress toy for £3.99 and a icon logo lights for £15.

- B&M Bargains: bmstores.co.uk/pro…656

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XBOX

- XBOX Wireless Controller - Robot White - £59.99

Elevate your game

Experience the modernised Xbox Wireless Controller in Robot White, designed for enhanced comfort during gameplay. Stay on target with textured grip, seamlessly capture and share content, and game on Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, & Android. iOS support coming in the future.

- Smyths:smythstoys.com/uk/…245
- GAME: game.co.uk/en/…427
- Currys: currys.co.uk/gbu…tml


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- Turtle Beach Recon 70 Camo Green Gaming Headset - £29.99

Lightweight headset with flip-up mic and high quality 40mm speakers with premium ear cushions.

- Smyths:smythstoys.com/uk/…052


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----- Best Places for Gaming -----

These are the best places to look at and buy your games at.

- Amazon.co.uk:amazon.co.uk/s/r…ds=
- eBay.co.uk:ebay.co.uk/b/V…995
- Base.com:base.com/
- GAME: game.co.uk/
- Smyths Toys Superstores:smythstoys.com/uk/…mes
- Curry's PC World:currys.co.uk/gbu…tml
- Argos:argos.co.uk/eve…ers
- The Game Collection:thegamecollection.net/
- ShopTo:shopto.net/
- CEX: uk.webuy.com/



Want more Christmas gifting and buying ideas for 2020?

Don't worry, see more here:

The 2020 Advent Calendar Thread:hotukdeals.com/dis…389
The 2020 Christmas Toys Thread:hotukdeals.com/dis…036
The 2020 Christmas Gaming Thread: hotukdeals.com/dis…410
Christmas Grocery Online Slots: hotukdeals.com/dis…378 (posted by @Chanchi32 )


Hope this was helpful, feel free to comment some of your Christmas gaming suggestions. What video games and/or consoles will you be buying this Christmas?

A early Merry Christmas from me
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