The best deals we found this week: 'The Sims 4,' Fire TV Sticks and more

Plus the Google Pixel 3a drops to $300 on Amazon.

Digital deals dominated this week, but there are also numerous deals on gadgets as well. Some of the highlights include an early start to Origins' annual spring sale, which brought steep discounts on The Sims 4 expansion packs and dropping the price of the base game to $5. Square Enix cut the prices of all of its Nintendo Switch games, so now's the time to grab a Final Fantasy title (or three) while they are up to 50 percent off. Amazon Prime members can also snag a Fire TV Stick 4K for only $25. Here are all the deals from this week that you can still get today.

The Sims 4

This is a great time to get into The Sims—or to jump back into it—while the base game and most expansion packs are still on sale. The Sims 4 costs $5 right now, and some of the most popular expansion and game packs, including Parenthood, Realm of Magic and Spa Day, are as low as $15. Be careful, though — once you start playing The Sims, it's pretty hard to stop.

Buy The Sims 4 on Origin - starting at $5

Buy The Sims 4 on Amazon - starting at $5

Fire TV Stick

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Amazon continues to run a good sale on its Fire TV Sticks for Prime members. Use the code 4KFIRETV to get a Fire TV Stick 4K for $25, which is 50 percent off its normal price. The regular Fire TV Stick is down to $23, which is the lowest price we've seen it hit outside of Cyber Week and Amazon Prime Day.

Buy Fire TV Stick 4K on Amazon - $25

Buy Fire TV Stick on Amazon - $23

Square Enix Switch sale

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There's still time to load up your Nintendo Switch with Final Fantasy games, as all of the main games are still on sale at the Nintendo eShop. Many games are 40 to 50 percent off, and ahead of the remake coming soon, Final Fantasy VII now costs $8. While there are a number of good deals in this sale, we also particularly like Collection of Mana for $20 because you're getting three games for half the normal price.

Shop Square Enix sale on Nintendo eShop - starting at $2

Buy Final Fantasy VII on Nintendo eShop - $8

Buy Collection of Mana on Nintendo eShop - $20

Google Pixel 3a

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One of the best affordable smartphones is even cheaper than normal right now: Amazon has the Google Pixel 3a for $300 and the 3a XL for $380. The Pixel 3a normally starts at $400, and while this isn't the lowest starting price we've seen ($280), it's close enough that it's still a great deal. Keep in mind, though, that a Google Pixel 4a may be right around the corner — it may be best to wait if you want the newest possible Pixel device.

Buy Google Pixel 3a on Amazon - $300

Buy Google Pixel 3a XL on Amazon - $380

Moog and Korg synth apps


Stay-at-home musicians can get a few extra tools with Moog and Korg apps that are still free. Moog's Minimoog Model D iOS synth app remains free to download, and Korg's Android and iOS Kaossilator apps are also free for a limited time (both of the latter are normally $20, making this a great deal). Today is the final day Android users can grab Korg's app, and iOS users have until March 31.

Buy Minimoog Model D iOS app on Apple - $0

Buy Korg iKaossilator iOS app on Apple - $0

Buy Korg iKaossilator Android app on Google Play - $0

Affinity apps free trial

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Serif continues to offer a 90-day free trial for anyone who wants to try out Affinity software. You can download Affinity Photo, Designer, and Publisher and try them out without any necessary purchase at the end of the trial. But Serif sweetened the deal for those who do want to buy: until April 20, you can get 50 percent off the computer and mobile versions of all Affinity programs — yes, that includes the iPad version of Affinity Photo, which is now $10.

Buy Affinity apps on Serif - starting at $10

New deal additions

Master & Dynamic WFH sale

Audio company Master & Dynamic hopes to make the transition to work-from-home life easier for some with its work-from-home sale that slashes up to 50 percent off some of its popular headphones, earbuds and speakers. Use the code WFH50 to save on select items, including the MW07 wireless earbuds (Engadget's Billy Steele reviewed the updated model, the MW07 Plus). Most of the sale items are older models, but considering Master & Dynamic devices can be quite expensive to begin with, it's worth grabbing all the discounts you can get. The sale ends Sunday, March 22.

Shop Master & Dynamic WFH sale

Disco Elysium

The award-winning detective game Disco Elysium is back down to its lowest price ever — $30 — on Steam. The game has dropped to this price before, but this is a good time to buy it if you're looking for a new PC game to dive into during your free time. Disco Elysium developer ZA/UM also recently added a "Hardcore True Detective" mode that you'll want to try, but only once you get used to the base game.

Buy Disco Elysium on Steam - $30

Apple Watch Series 5

While the Apple Watch Series 5 doesn't see huge discounts, Amazon has a 40mm model for $360 now. That's $40 off it's normal price of $400, and only $5 more expensive than the lowest price we've seen it. With the next version of the Apple Watch likely six months away, now's a good time to buy the Series 5 while it's slightly more affordable than normal.

Buy Apple Watch Series 5 on Amazon - $360

Apple Mac mini

After Apple modestly updated the Mac mini earlier this week, B&H Photo has discounted the 2018 Mac mini. A model with a Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage is now $880, which is $20 less than its previous lowest price. While less powerful Mac mini models are also on sale, this deal has the right specs at the right price.

Buy Apple Mac mini on B&H Photo - $880

SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card with adapter

If your Nintendo Switch or your smartphone needs some extra storage, consider Newegg's deal on a 256GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card with adapter. Use the code EMCDEGR28 to take an extra $5 off to get this bundle for only $31. This deal ends tonight, so it's one to grab sooner rather than later.

Buy SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card on Newegg - $31

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