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

There are huge gaming discounts year-round, 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. Final Fantasy XIV Starter Edition (PS4)

From: ShopTo

Was: £9.99

Now: £5.86  (41% off)

Includes Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn.

2. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (PS4)

From: Game

Was: £29.99

Now: £19.99  (£10 off for pre-owned)

You can get £10 off Wolfenstein 2 if you buy pre-owned from Game.co.uk. Read our review.

3. Playstation Dualshock 4 Controller

From: Game

Was: £49.99

Now: £37.99  (£12 off)

4. PS4 Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

From: Currys PC World

Was: £22.99

Now: £13.49  (£9.50 off)

Plus, get free delivery!

5. Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4)

From: Tesco Direct

Now: £17.90

This is the best price we've seen from any retailer right now.

6. LA Noire (PS4)

From: ShopTo

Was: £34.99

Now: £24.85  (29% off)

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

7. PS4 Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

From: Smyths

Was: £41.99

Now: £29.99  (£12 off)

8. PS4 Metal Gear Survive

From: ShopTo

Was: £34.99

Now: £18.85  (46% off)

This is the best deal we could find on this game. Plus, delivery is free!