Spotify’s 2020 Gaming Recap Shows PlayStation and Xbox Usage Is Way Up

You’ve probably seen pretty much everyone you follow online posting their 2020 Wrapped info from Spotify, detailing everyone’s stats for time listened, top artists, genres, podcasts, and more. Well gamers, we haven’t been excluded from the trend. This year, Spotify recorded an almost 55% increase globally in streaming from game consoles, both Xbox and PlayStation, as revealed in a special Wrapped that highlights what those users were listening to this year.

Video game soundtracks did particularly well, unsurprisingly. Minecraft, Doom, and Death Stranding all had their soundtracks in the top streamed category this year, and the soundtrack for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 spiked more than 316% once the game launched. It’s hard to get those punk rock anthems out of your head after hearing them for several hours at a time. While some of the songs were new, many others also appeared on the original games.

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Best Cyber Week Gaming Deals 2020: Nintendo, PlayStation, Xbox

Cyber Monday is over, but gamers are still getting spoiled with last-minute Cyber Week deals. Retailers are offering discounts on everything from consoles to accessories, subscriptions, and games — so whether you’re sticking with the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, or PC, or upgrading to the latest PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, you’re sure to find a deal that’s right for you.

No matter what platform for choose, we’ve got your back with our roundups of the best Cyber Week PlayStation deals, Cyber Week Xbox deals, Cyber Week Nintendo Switch deals, and Cyber Week gaming laptop deals that are still available. If you see an offer that you like, don’t hesitate on sealing the deal because there’s no telling how long the discounts will last and when stocks will run out, especially since gaming deals are always among the most popular listings in the runup to the holidays.

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Will there be another PlayStation 5 and Xbox restock at retailers this year?

Two of the holiday season’s most coveted gifts went on sale last month, with Microsoft rolling out its Xbox Series X|S video game consoles and Sony debuting the rival PlayStation 5. The only problem: actually finding one of the $499 devices in stock. 

As Black Friday and Cyber Monday came and went, the consoles remained hard to find. But there could be some hope for holiday shoppers: Sony vowed in a tweet that more inventory would arrive at retailers before year-end. 

Still, expect the consoles to remain a hot item. Demand was so high

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PlayStation 5, Xbox hard to find? You could be battling a bot

When Microsoft rolled out its Xbox Series X|S and Sony debuted the PlayStation 5 in mid-November, gamers were ready with their credit cards. But the devices sold out within minutes, leaving many consumers disappointed and dismayed. 

About two weeks later, shoppers got another chance to lay their hands on a PlayStation 5 when Walmart restocked the new console the night before Thanksgiving, ahead of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping events. But that inventory also sold out within minutes. 

“I’ve been trying to purchase it for my little brother. I’m pissed and confused as to how at exactly 9:00 it’s going out of stock,” one person complained in a tweet to Walmart.

 The answer, tech experts says, boils down to one word: bots. 

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save on PlayStation, Xbox and PC headsets

Looking for a great Black Friday gaming headset deal? Then look no further. We’re seeing loads of fantastic gaming headset discounts this Black Friday weekend from a variety of retailers. Not in the UK or US? Scroll down for the best gaming headset deals in your region.



Black Friday gaming headset deals


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Black Friday gaming headset deals

A great gaming headset can give you the drop on a nearby enemy, ensure your squad can hear your every word and immerse you further into your gaming experience.

So we’ve collected up the best Black Friday gaming headset deals right now for you, below. We’ve included PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch and PC headsets in this article, so there should be a gaming headset that’s perfect for your needs – and many in this list work across a multitude of devices. But be sure to double-check that the headset you’re interested

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Cyber Monday gaming deals 2020: PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and PC offers compared

The 2020 Cyber Monday gaming deals have landed and we’re here to bring you the very best ones from a range of your favorite online stores. We’ll be updating this page throughout the day, so feel free to keep checking in for the latest games, hardware,

Covering everything from consoles and gaming PCs, to next-gen games and headsets to discounted games both old and new. We’ve also listed a selection of brand news stories in our Cyber Monday deals section of the site. We’ve already seen big sales on subscription services with PS Plus deals, Xbox Game Pass, and Xbox Live deals.

Since the Xbox Series X and PS5 just released earlier in the month, the only deals we’re likely to see on next-gen hardware would simply be the consoles being available at all. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t save on next-gen accessories while keeping an eye on

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Best Black Friday 2020 gaming deals: Nintendo, Xbox, PlayStation, PC

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  • Black Friday gaming deals on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, and PC are now live.
  • Despite low stock on consoles, Black Friday 2020 is delivering some great deals on Nintendo and PlayStation exclusive games, and the lowest prices we’ve seen on some popular gaming accessories.
  • Several stores are offering a $300 Nintendo Switch bundle with “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” for Black Friday — but stock has been going in and out at popular retailers like Amazon, GameStop, and Best Buy.
  • Don’t expect discounts on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S, however — they all launched earlier this month and their stock remains extremely limited.
  • Check out Insider Reviews’ Black Friday 2020 deals and best Black Friday tech deals for more savings.


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Black Friday gaming deals UK 2020: PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and PC offers compared

Quick links

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Jump straight to the Black Friday gaming deals you want with these links:
1.
Nintendo Switch
2. PlayStation
3. Xbox
4.
PC

The 2020 Black Friday gaming deals have landed and we’re here to bring you the very best ones from a range of your favorite online stores. We’ll be updating this page throughout the day, so feel free to keep checking in for the latest games, hardware,

Covering everything from consoles and gaming PCs, to next-gen games and headsets to discounted games both old and new. We’ve also listed a selection of brand news stories in our Black Friday deals section of the site. We’ve already seen big sales on subscription services with PS Plus deals, Xbox Game Pass, and Xbox Live deals.

Will we get some next-gen offers on Xbox Series X and PS5 during

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Black Friday gaming deals 2020: PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and PC offers compared

Quick links

(Image credit: Ubisoft / Sony / Nintendo / CD Projekt Red)

Jump straight to the Black Friday gaming deals you want with these links:
1.
Nintendo Switch
2. PlayStation
3. Xbox
4.
PC

The 2020 Black Friday gaming deals have landed and we’re here to bring you the very best ones from a range of your favorite online stores. We’ll be updating this page throughout the day, so feel free to keep checking in for the latest games, hardware,

Covering everything from consoles and gaming PCs, to next-gen games and headsets to discounted games both old and new. We’ve also listed a selection of brand news stories in our Black Friday deals section of the site. We’ve already seen big sales on subscription services with PS Plus deals, Xbox Game Pass, and Xbox Live deals.

Since the Xbox Series X and PS5 just released earlier in the month,

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Sony Bans PlayStation 5 Owners For Exploiting PS Plus Collection, Selling Games

KEY POINTS

  • PlayStation Plus membership gives PS owners access to some cool perks
  • PS5 owners gain access to the PS Plus Collection, which contains a huge selection of titles
  • Sony is banning PS5 users who are selling access to the PS Plus Collection’s games

While it’s fun to play video games alone, it’s even more exciting to play with friends. What’s not enjoyable, at least for Sony, is when players who have access to some games pass them on illegally to those who don’t.

Sony is banning some PlayStation 5 owners who are also PlayStation Plus members for selling games included in the PS Plus collection. The PS Plus Collection lets PS5 owners enjoy a curated selection of 20 of the best games the PlayStation 4 had, including “Final Fantasy XV,” “God of War,” “The Last of Us Remastered” and “Fallout 4.”

Those who pay to become a PS Plus

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