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  • Writer's pictureCourt Lalonde

PlayStation Holiday Gift Guide


PlayStation
PlayStation

The holiday season is upon us, and you're asking yourself, What should I get for that PlayStation gamer in my life?


Well, look no further than here at Three Dads and a Console. We have you covered, and we're not blaring Mirah Carey Christmas music while telling you.


I will break it down into sections, and it's up to you to decide if the person you're buying for has been naughty or nice.


We have a lot to cover, so hopefully, they have been nice because they are some fantastic gifts this year.


Everything will have a clickable link to take you right to the item if you want to purchase it.


Since here at Three Dads and a Console, we do everything for our families, we wanted to start with gifts that can be for the whole family.


Gifts for the Whole Family


Marvel's Spider-Man 2 (PS5)



Marvel's Spider-Man 2
Marvel's Spider-Man 2



We picked this as one of the games of the year, and Court played the majority of the game with his daughter, who loves the game. This game can be for everyone and anyone in the family. I would suggest, though, that the game does have some dark tones near the end, so maybe not play those parts with the little one, but your tween is going to love it.



Ratchet & Clank
Ratchet & Clank


Some of the most fun spent on a game made by PlayStation is Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. It is an action game with lots to do on a semi-linear path. Go dimension-hopping with Ratchet and Clank as they venture onto a PC near you for the first time. Help them take on an evil emperor from another reality as you jump between action-packed worlds and beyond.


MLB: The Show 23 (PS4,PS5, Switch, Xbox)



MLB the Show 23
MLB the Show 23


Well, here at Three Dads, this is one of our most-played games this year. We have spent countless hours playing the various modes and being in awe of the realistic graphics. If there is a baseball fan in your family, this game is a must-have. All your progress carries over to any console, and some modes offer cross-play.


Gran Turismo 7 (PS4, PS5, PSVR2)



Gran Turismo 7
Gran Turismo 7

Whether you're a competitive or casual racer, collector, tuner, livery designer or photographer – find your line with a staggering collection of game modes, including fan favourites like GT Campaign, Arcade and Driving School.

With the reintroduction of the legendary GT Simulation Mode, buy, tune and race your way through a rewarding solo campaign as you unlock new cars and challenges. And if you love going head-to-head with others, hone your skills and compete in the GT Sport Mode.

With over 420 cars available at Brand Central and the Used Car Dealership from day one, Gran Turismo 7 recreates the look and feel of classic motors and bleeding-edge supercars in unparalleled detail. Each car handles differently and feels unique as you navigate over 90 track routes in dynamic weather conditions, including classic courses from GT history.


If the lucky gamer on your list also has or is getting PSVR2, Gran Turismo 7 is compatible and lets you know what it feels like to be inside a car on a track.




PlayStation Plus
PlayStation Plus

PlayStation Plus is a subscription service that gives you and your family access to hundreds of games, including recent titles like Marvel Spider-Man Miles Morales. It is sectioned off into a tier system, so you must decide which tier is best for the person you're giving it to. PlayStation Plus offers the gamer in your life endless fun and games.


Click this link to see what games are available.


Below is the current 12-month costing


PlayStation Plus Essential 12-month subscription — $94.99

PlayStation Plus Extra 12-month subscription — $154.99

PlayStation Plus Premium 12-month subscription — $189.99


PlayStation Plus Premium


● 1 month: $21.99

● 3 months: $59.99

● 12 months: $189.99


I currently have the PlayStation Plus Premium tier, as it gives me access to classic games along with cloud streaming, and game trials.


PlayStation Plus Premium also includes:


Game Catalog


Ubisoft+ Classics


Monthly Games


Online Multiplayer


Exclusive Discounts


Share Play


Game Help*


Cloud Storage


Exclusive Content


PlayStation Plus Extra


● 1 month: $17.99

● 3 months: $49.99

● 12 months: $154.99


Get all the great benefits included in the PlayStation Plus Essential plan, as well as access to the Game Catalog, featuring hundreds of games from genre-defining blockbusters to innovative indies, with new titles added regularly.


Game Catalog


Ubisoft+ Classics


PlayStation Plus Extra also includes:

Monthly Games


Online Multiplayer


Exclusive Discounts


Share Play


Game Help*


Cloud Storage


Exclusive Content


PlayStation Plus Essential


Essential

● 1 month: $11.99

● 3 months: $29.99

● 12 months: $94.99


Enjoy all the core PlayStation Plus benefits: join your friends in online multiplayer, add new games to your collection every month, get incredible deals from the PlayStation Store, and more.


Monthly Games


Online Multiplayer


Exclusive Discounts


PlayStation Plus Essential also includes:

Share Play


Game Help*


Cloud Storage


Exclusive Content


Gifts for the Tweens





Horizon Forbidden West
Horizon Forbidden West

Join Aloy as she braves the Forbidden West, a deadly frontier that conceals mysterious new threats.


This Complete Edition allows you to enjoy the critically acclaimed Horizon Forbidden West™ in its entirety with bonus content, including the Burning Shores story expansion that picks up after the main game.


- Brave an expansive open world – discover distant lands, new enemies, rich cultures and striking characters.

- A majestic frontier – explore the lush forests, sunken cities and towering mountains of a far-future America.

- Confront new dangers – engage in strategic battles against enormous machines and mounted human enemies using weapons, gear and traps crafted from salvaged parts.

- Unravel startling mysteries – uncover the secret behind Earth’s imminent collapse and unlock a hidden chapter in the ancient past… one that will change Aloy forever.


It is one of my favourite games I have played in the past couple of years, and this edition comes with the expansion Horizon Burning Shores.




PlayStation Portal
PlayStation Portal

MSRP:

● $269.99


PlayStation Portal remote player brings the PS5 experience to the palm of your hand. It includes the key features of the DualSense wireless controller, including adaptive triggers and haptic feedback, and its vibrant 8-inch LCD screen is capable of 1080p resolution at 60fps, providing a high-definition visual experience that’s expected from the high-quality games created by world-class developers. PlayStation Portal is the perfect device for gamers in

households where they might need to share their living room TV or want to play PS5 games in another room. PlayStation Portal will connect remotely to your PS5

over Wi-Fi and can play supported games installed on your PS5 console and use the Dualsense controller. It also includes a 3.5mm audio jack for wired audio.


This is this gift for that gamer who already has the PS5 and has been very nice this year, and if my wife is reading this, I would love one.



PlayStation VR2
PlayStation VR2

MSRP:

● $749.99


PlayStation VR2 (PS VR2) is a new generation VR headset enabling a greater sense of presence, offering high-fidelity visuals, new sensory features, simplified single-cord setup, and inside-out tracking. PS VR2 leverages the power of PlayStation 5’s performance and innovative features to make virtual worlds feel accurate for players. PS VR2 deepens immersion through PlayStation VR2 Sense Technology. In popular games like Horizon Call of the Mountain, feel what it’s like to travel in different terrains with haptic feedback, experience the tension of a bowstring with adaptive triggers, and hear realistic soundscapes with 3D Audio.


I currently own a PSVR2 and have been having a blast with it. Horizon Call of the Mountain is my favourite game, but this device is fun for the whole family. Not just the gamer at home because this is something everyone needs to experience.



PlayStation 5
PlayStation 5


MSRP:

● $649.99


PlayStation 5 is a new generation gaming system that captivates the gamer’s experience with lightning-fast loading, deep immersion, and a lineup of incredible games. 2023 has been a fantastic year for PS5, with plenty of fun to keep players entertained, including recently released blockbuster titles like Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, and Alan

Wake 2, Hogwarts Legacy, Final Fantasy XVI, and Baldur's Gate 3.


As someone who owns two of these in my house, it's a must for that PlayStation Gamer in your house if they don't have one yet.


There is also a Marvel's Spider-Man 2 bundle, so if you're looking at getting them a console and the game, what better way to do it than getting the bundle?



PlayStation 5 Marvel's Spider-Man 2 Edition
PlayStation 5 Marvel's Spider-Man 2 Edition


MSRP:

● $729.99


The PlayStation 5 can also be a gift for the whole family.



The Last of Us Part 1
The Last of Us Part 1

The Last of US Part 1 is by far my favourite game of all time and is what HBO based the hit show on. I couldn't recommend this game more to the PlayStation gamer in your house or to someone you know.


Experience Joel and Ellie's epic story of survival for the first time on PC. Winner of over 200 Game of the Year Awards. 3D Audio Support. New Game Mode: Speedrun. 25 Subtitled Languages. New Skins and Extras.




Accessories



Dual Sense Wireless Controller
Dual Sense Wireless Controller

MSRP:

● $89.99 for White/Black

and Midnight Black

● $94.99 for other colours


The DualSense Wireless Controller for PlayStation 5 provides an excellent gaming experience with adaptive triggers and haptic feedback technology that immerses gamers in the on-screen action and features a built-in mic and headset jack. It also comes in five galaxy-inspired colours (Midnight Black, Cosmic Red, Starlight Blue, Galactic Purple, and Nova Pink) and Gray Camouflage. The new Deep Earth Collection is also available now, including Volcanic Red and Cobalt Blue. Dynamic vibrations of the immersive haptic feedback simulate the feeling of the game environment, from the slippery ground to the recoil of different weapons. Adaptive triggers allow users to feel the tension of their actions, like pulling back an increasingly tight bowstring or hitting the brakes on a speeding car.


I have five of them, and my daughter loves her purple controller.


Colours available now:


● White/Black

● Midnight Black

● Cosmic Red

● Starlight Blue

● Galactic Purple

● Nova Pink

● Gray Camouflage


Colours launching Nov. 3:


● Volcanic Red

● Cobalt Blue


Colours launching Jan. 26:


● Sterling Silver



Dual Sense Edge
Dual Sense Edge


MSRP:

● $269.99


Experience a PS5™ Controller Built For High Performance And Personalization. Bring New Tactical Options To Your Favorite Games With Custom Controls. Mappable Back Buttons. Replaceable Stick Modules. Changeable Stick Caps. Custom Trigger Lengths.


It's my go-to controller, and for that experienced PlayStation gamer in your house, it's a must.




Console Covers
Console Covers


MSRP:

● $69.99


Customize your PS5 setup with PS5 console covers that match all galaxy-inspired DualSense wireless controller colours - in Midnight Black, Cosmic Red, Nova Pink, Starlight Blue, and Galactic Purple. The covers are also available in Gray Camouflage, introducing a new aesthetic to your PS5 setup. The new Deep Earth Collection is also available now, including Volcanic Red and Cobalt Blue. These new PS5 console covers are beautiful and easy to change to your PS5— remove your original white PS5 console covers and click your new ones into place. The PS5 console covers will be available for both the PS5 with the Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive and the PS5 Digital Edition.


Stocking Stuffers


If you're looking for stocking stuffers for the PlayStation gamer in your life, look no further than a PS Store Wallet Cards, which you can find at many of the local retailers across Canada like Walmart, Best Buy, and Shoppers, to name a few.


We hope this list guide is useful, and we hope that the gamer in your life is happy with whatever you get from the list.














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