Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Nov 282022

With Black Friday having just passed, today is Cyber Monday, and we’re heading toward the holidays. That means it’s a time of great sales, so if you’re looking to do some video game holiday shopping or want to pick up a few games yourself, here are some highlights that I’ve seen.

…And by “highlights,” I mean I’ll be focusing on some of my favorite series and games that otherwise interest me.

Ace Attorney Sales

Ah, Ace Attorney, my beloved Ace Attorney. While we wait anxiously for news of a new game or collection, several games from the series are currently on sale to help you take the plunge into this series or talk your friends and relatives into it.

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles for the Nintendo Switch is currently on sale for $29.99 at Amazon. You can also find the sale deal at Best Buy. Meanwhile, digital copies are on sale in the Nintendo eShop for $24.99 and on Steam for $24.79.

Although the game is also available digitally on PS4, it doesn’t appear to be on sale there right now.

Set well before the events of the main series, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is a collection of two games following Phoenix Wright’s ancestor, Ryunosuke Naruhodo. I enjoyed the first game and can’t overstate my love for the second, so please play these games.

Meanwhile, the Phoenix Wright Trilogy is on sale for $14.99 at the eShop, PlayStation Store, Xbox Store, and Steam.

If you want both of those, you can buy the Phoenix Wright Trilogy and The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles together in a digital bundle from the eShop for $34.99 and Steam for $34.79, an additional discount.

What about the other games in the series? Well, while Capcom has yet to port the rest of the series to modern platforms, Apollo Justice, Dual Destinies, and Spirit of Justice are all on sale in the 3DS eShop for $4.99 each. With the 3DS eShop shutting down in March, getting these games on sale is probably a good idea (although I’m still hoping for a collection announcement).

All right, we probably should talk about some other games so that this doesn’t become just an Ace Attorney deals post.

Yakuza and Judgment

So let’s take a look at my second-favorite series, Yakuza. Linking to all of my Yakuza reviews might be a bit much when you’re looking for sales, so I’ll just let my glowing review of Yakuza 0 give you an idea.

You’ll find a lot of good prices on the Yakuza series on Amazon, though none seem to be actual sales.

For digital copies, however, you can get Yakuza 0 for 4.99 at the PlayStation Store and Steam. From PlayStation, the same price also applies to Yakuza Kiwami and Yakuza Kiwami 2. If you’re sure you want to jump into the series, the Yakuza Origins bundle also lets you buy those three games together for $14.49.

While there’s no sale on the remastered collection of 3-5 at the PlayStation Store, they’re on sale separately for $7.99 each (Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4, Yakuza 5).

Steam has similar Yakuza sales: Yakuza 0 for $4.99, Yakuza Kiwami and Yakuza Kiwami 2 each for $5.99, and a bundle of those three for 16.12.

Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4, and Yakuza 5 are on sale on Steam for $6.99 each, but Steam also has them bundled at $19.92 for a tiny additional discount.

(There are also sales on Yakuza 6 and Like a Dragon, but since I haven’t played them yet – I’m working on it! – I haven’t included links here.)

Then there’s Judgment, a spin-off following a lawyer-turned-detective. As you might imagine, given my love for Ace Attorney and Yakuza, this idea tremendously appealed to me, and I absolutely loved it. The truly spectacular Judgment sales have unfortunately passed with the end of the weekend, but the Xbox Series X version is still on sale for $19.99 on Amazon and $15.99 at the Xbox Store, while the digital PS4 and PS5 versions are on sale at the PlayStation Store for $14.99 and $15.99 respectively, and Steam brings in a sale at $29.99.

Other Games

More sales you should know about!

Kingdom Hearts 3 is on sale at Amazon for $12.78 for the PS4 version and $7.99 for the Xbox One version.

Nier Automata recently came to the Nintendo Switch and is now on sale for $29.99 at Amazon. The PS4 remake of the first game, Nier Replicant, is also on sale at Amazon for $19.99.

Digital copies of AI: The Somnium Files are on sale for $7.99 at the eShop, PlayStation Store, and Steam, and I implore you to play this game if you like mystery/detective stories, because it is amazing.

Persona 5 Royal – which I haven’t played yet, but I loved the original – is also on sale at Amazon for $29.99 for both the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions.

(Meanwhile, some new games I haven’t gotten to play yet, like Star Ocean: The Divine Force and Harvestella, already have decent discounts, which has me tempted… but I’m resisting. So far.)


Many more sales will undoubtedly come and go, but this should help you get started on your 2022 video game holiday shopping! Did you pick up anything in the sales? Did you notice any great sales I’ve overlooked? Do you think this post is just me trying to get more people to play Ace Attorney and Yakuza? Let me know in the comments!

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  4 Responses to “Some Favorite Holiday 2022 Video Game Deals”

  1. ??? HARVESTELLA isn’t on sale.

  2. I also noticed Sonic Frontiers is on sale, despite only coming out a few weeks ago. I’ve heard decent reviews of that one.

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