Gamers are notoriously keen for a bargain - the closely followed Steam sales are a prime example - so it's no surprise that people are always on the lookout for big deals on PlayStation 4 consoles and games, including the popular PlayStation VR headset.

This year is a particularly good year for PlayStation 4 discounts thanks to the launch of Microsoft's 4K-capable Xbox One X - Sony is doing everything it can to convince players to eschew the Xbox and stick with them.

Best PS4 deals right now

PlayStation Days of Play Sale 2018

From Friday June 8th, PlayStation will start its Days of Play Sale which means you can save tonnes on PS4 games and hardware, including on PlayStation VR. In fact, we have dedicated an entire article highlighting all the best Deals of Play offers.

The article also outlines how to enter Sony's official Days of Play competition where the first prize is a Limited Edition 500GB PS4, a PSVR Starter Pack, a 12-month PS Plus subscription and a £70 PlayStation Store voucher every month for a year. Read more on PlayStation Days of Play Sale 2018.

There are huge gaming discounts year-round however, and here we've rounded up a few of the best PS4 deals on the market right now - head to our deals site to find more of our curated picks. And if you're buying as a gift, check out our list of other great tech gift ideas.

Naturally console bundles are among the most requested bargains. It's become pretty typical to see a PS4 Slim with one game for around £230, so look particularly for prices that drop below that, or bundles with even more games or an additional controller.

The PS4 Pro is more expensive, but right now you can often find it together with a game or two for £300. Given the additional horsepower, that makes it a very compelling alternative to the Slim, so the Pro is easy to recommend.

PlayStation VR bundles are even more sought-after. While the headset is officially £350, it's easy to find bundled with one game for around £300 or even £250, including the Camera - which is a necessary accessory, in case you don't already own it.

Naturally, loads of PS4 and PSVR games are available for low prices too - look for new releases at £35 or below, while older games often drop to just £10 or £15.

Where to find PS4 deals

Most major game retailers do big discounts every now and then, along with just about anywhere else that sells games. The best places to look are the likes of Amazon, Game, Currys and Argos

If you've found that you’re missing out on Amazon’s Lightning deals, which run for just a few hours and offer limited stock, we'd recommend signing up for Amazon's 30 day free trial of Prime, which will get you access to deals 30 minutes before everyone else. Plus, you'll get free next-day delivery with the Prime trial, as well as access to Prime Instant Video and more.

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Beyond Amazon, here are a few of the best places to check for the best PS4 bargains:

Best PS4 deals

1. PlayStation VR Starter Kit with GT Sport, Resident Evil 7 & Now TV

From: Game

Was: £243.97

Now: £199.99  (£44 off)

This is the best PSVR bundle we've ever seen, with 3 great games and the hardware for just £200, as part of the PS4 Days of Play sale.

2. PS4 Days of Play Limited Edition Bundle

From: Game

Was: £349.99

Now: £249.99  (£100 off)

Get this limited edition Days of Play 2018 version of the PS4 Slim, which comes with two controllers and a 500GB hard drive - available for 11 days only.

3. Sony PS4 Gold Wireless Headset

From: Argos

Was: £69.99

Now: £49.99  (£20 off)

Get Sony's official wireless PS4 headset for less as part of Days of Play.

4. God of War (PS4)

From: Game

Was: £45.99

Now: £35.99  (£10 off)

Get a tenner off the PS4's best new exclusive in the Days of Play sale.

5. Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition (PS4)

From: Argos

Now: £19.99

This is a fantastic price for the Complete Edition, including the DLC, of one of last year's best PS4 games.

6. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (PS4)

From: ShopTo

Was: £59.99

Now: £19.85  (£40 off)

This is the best price we could find for Wolfenstein II for PS4. Read our review.

7. Far Cry 5 (PS4)

From: Game

Was: £49.99

Now: £34.99  (£15 off)

8. LA Noire (PS4)

From: ShopTo

Was: £34.99

Now: £32.86  (£2 off)

This is the best deal we could find right now on this 1940s Noir-themed game, with free delivery.

9. Final Fantasy XIV Starter Edition (PS4)

From: ShopTo

Was: £9.99

Now: £5.86  (41% off)

Includes Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.

10. PS4 Slim 500GB with FREE God of War and Playlink Game

From: Argos

Was: £313.97

Now: £249.99  (up to £63 off)

Get God of War for free, along with one of four Playlink games (worth up to £15.99) with this PS4 Slim bundle from Argos. Ends July 28th!