Weekend Console Download Deals for Apr. 30: Golden Week Sales

The best from Japan is on sale over the course of Golden Week with PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo all celebrating in some fashion.


It's that time of year over in Japan. It's time to celebrate Golden Week, which means discounts on some of the best games to come from Japanese culture. That means a lot of deals on franchises ranging from Final Fantasy, to Kingdom Hearts, to Yakuza, all the way to the various anime-based games. The Xbox Golden Week Sale has a lot of games from Japan, but takes a few liberties by adding in games that are inspired by Japan. That means games like Cyberpunk 2077 and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. PlayStation has many games from Japan for its Golden Week Sale, including its console-exclusive Persona 5 Royal. Lastly, Nintendo is on board by offering the best from Square Enix Japan.

And don't forget, May 4 falls on Tuesday, so Star Wars games are on sale now! There are no "official" Star Wars Day sales, with the exception of one from Nintendo. Star Wars games are on sale individually across Xbox and PlayStation and we're highlighting some of the more noteworthy deals. May the Force be with you all.

Here's our selection of this weekend's console deals:


The following games are a part of Xbox One Games with Gold/Deals with Gold. An Xbox Live Gold Subscription is required to receive these discounts.

The following deals are available to all Xbox One users. Xbox Live Gold members may be eligible for additional discounts.


The following deals are available to all users. PlayStation Plus members may be eligible for additional discounts.

The following deals are available only to PlayStation Plus members.

Nintendo Switch

If you've found any deals we might have missed or there's a specific one you wish to highlight, be sure to join the conversation and let us know in the comments.

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