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Siliconera’s PS4 and PS5 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

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Yes, we’re still doing this. Once again, we have another gift guide for people taking advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2022 sales ahead of the holiday season, and this one is for the PS4 and PS5. We have some game suggestions, as well as a few novelties you could consider.

First, the bundle this year is the PS5 God of War: Ragnarok bundle. A number of stores pledged to have them in stock. Best Buy, GameStop, Target, and Walmart are among them. That will be at least $559 for a standard one and $459 for a digital version.

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PS4 and PS5 Games That Make a Great Holiday Gift for Anyone

These are the games anyone can enjoy. No matter what skill level someone is at, they could play these games. Also, they tend to transcend genre preferences too. While many will go on sale for the holiday season, their normal prices are listed below. Only titles with physical copies are mentioned, as you can’t “gift” digital copies of PS4 or PS5 games.

  • Atari 50: The Anniversary Collection (PS4, PS5) – $39.99
  • Horizon Forbidden West (PS4, PS5) – $59.99 on PS4, $69.99 on PS5
  • KOF XV (PS4, PS5) – $59.99
  • Persona 5 Royal (PS5) – $59.99
  • Star Ocean: The Divine Force (PS4, PS5) – $49.99
  • Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town (PS4) – $39.99
  • Stray (PS4, PS5) – $39.99
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge (PS4, PS5) – $34.99

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PS4 and PS5 Games That Make a Great Holiday Gift for More Advanced or Niche Players

These are the games that a casual player or beginner might not pick up. However, that just means you get a chance to introduce them to something new and great. As with the previous section, their normal price is mentioned. Also, only games available physically appear.

  • AI: The Somnium Files Nirvana Initiative (PS4) – $59.99
  • Digimon Survive (PS4) – $59.99
  • DNF Duel (PS4, PS5) – $49.99
  • Elden Ring (PS4, PS5) – $59.99
  • No More Heroes 3 (PS4, PS5) – $59.99
  • Soul Hackers 2 (PS4, PS5) – $59.99
  • Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin (PS4, PS5) – $59.99

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Fun Novelties That are PS4 and PS5-Adjacent

Sony Nendoroid Classic Minis

Good Smile Company is making Nendoroids of certain Sony characters, sure. But there are also other, smaller options. The Sony Nendoroid Classic Minis are a blind box series. Each one is $16. People can get God of War’s Kratos, Jak and Daxter’s Jak with Daxter, Journey’s Traveler, The Last of Us’ Ellie, and Twisted Metal’s Sweet Tooth. (There’s also a “secret” character.) If you buy someone a full box of six, they’ll get one of each figure.

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PlayStation Pillow Buddy

If you need a quick gift for someone and know they like PlayStation consoles, a pillow shaped like a DualSense controller isn’t a bad idea. You can find them at stores like Target for $19.99. They’re soft. They’re versatile. Even if they don’t need it as a decoration, they can use it as an actual pillow.

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I Couldn’t Get You a PS5, So Here is a Candle Instead

Listen, even though a bunch of stores are pledging to have the PS5 God of War: Ragnarok bundle, you might not be able to get one as a gift. The FragrantCandlesUS Etsy shop sells a “Smells Like You’re Not Getting One” PS5-candle. Its label reads, “I couldn’t get you a PS5, so here is a candle instead.” An 8 oz. candle is $16.73, and you can choose the scent.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.