Gifts for the Final Boss: Gamer Dad-approved Gifts That Won't Disappoint


PSA: Dads can be gamers, too! Aside from being an enjoyable hobby, exploring virtual worlds is also a fun way to relieve stress and spend quality time with the kids. 

If your dad is a super gamer at heart, this upcoming Father’s Day is a great time to indulge him with the coolest consoles and the latest game titles. Whether he’s a PlayStation or Nintendo Switch type of guy, you can surely find a great Father’s Day gift for him at Gameline, Gameone, and Itech in SM City North EDSA, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, SM City Fairview, SM City San Lazaro, and SM City Dasmariñas via the SM Malls Online app. 

As a bonus treat, you can use the voucher code SHOP200OFF to enjoy an extra P200 off your Father’s Day gift purchase. Check out our top gamer dad-approved recommendations below.

A highly-awaited video game

Let your gamer dad get ahead of the curve by scoring him one of 2023’s biggest and most highly-anticipated games: the action-packed new installment of the Final Fantasy series, Final Fantasy XVI. It is the first fully-fledged Action RPG in the main Final Fantasy series, and its gameplay includes using Eikonic powers to overcome enemy obstacles and save mankind.

Final Fantasy XVI’s upcoming June release is exclusive to PlayStation 5 players only, which means your dad will have more time to enjoy and explore the game before everyone else. Pre-order Final Fantasy XVI now and enjoy a P0 downpayment by following these simple steps: 

Head to the SM Malls Online app and click on the “PS_Games” e-voucher for the list of games available for pre-order. Add Final Fantasy XVI to your cart and checkout without having to pay anything, then wait for SM Malls Online to contact you to confirm your slot reservation. On Final Fantasy XVI’s release date, you will receive a P200 discount voucher code that you can use to purchase the game. Then, simply order Final Fantasy XVI through the app and choose delivery or pickup to receive your copy right away.

This game-and-gadget combo

Are you looking for an all-in-one gift to make your dad smile? The PlayStation 5 God of War Bundle is exactly what you need!

God of War Ragnarok is an action-adventure video game that will take your dad through mythical landscapes while facing enemy monsters and Norse gods. By availing of the PlayStation 5 God of War Bundle, you can get a copy of the God of War Ragnarok with the following items: a PlayStation 5 console, DualSense wireless controller, DualSens USB charging cable, God of War Ragnarök full game voucher, ASTRO's PLAYROOM [Rated E10+] (Pre-installed game), Base, HDMI cable, AC power cord, and Printed materials. 

A portable but powerful console

On-the-go gaming will never be a problem for your dad again with a Father’s Day gift like the Steam Deck. This handheld gaming computer’s compact size will let your dad take his favorite games anywhere without compromising efficiency and performance. It is possible through Steam Deck’s custom Zen 2 + RDNA 2 APU, which can run the latest AAA games without a hitch. 

Aside from easily handling long hours of gaming, this portable yet powerful device also offers features that help keep your dad comfy during these extended sessions. These include full-size controls positioned conveniently within reach and a rear design that fits a wide range of hand sizes. 

This cool and colorful gadget

Add a touch of fun and color to your dad’s gaming setup by giving him a Nintendo Switch - OLED Model designed after the ever-funky Splatoon 3 video game! Just like the popular third-person shooter game, this console presents a vibrant visual treat with its blue and yellow gradient Joy-Con controllers, a graffiti-adorned white dock, and a splat-inspired design on the back of its system.

The Nintendo Switch Console Splatoon 3 Edition (OLED Model) also has a 7” screen that makes game images pop with its vivid colors and crisp contrast. Other features to enjoy in this groovy console is its massive 64 GB internal storage, wide adjustable stand for comfortable viewing, a wired LAN port for playing in TV mode, and enhanced audio from its onboard speakers. 

A brand new game to explore

Alert: Here’s another exciting and recently-released video game you can add to your dad’s arsenal! Released just last month, the Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is one of this year’s highly-praised and bestselling games. It brings an epic continuation to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and features an action-adventure setting that your dad will definitely find riveting. 

The game once again lets players control the character Link, which enjoys four new abilities called Fuse, Ultrahand, Ascend, and Recall in the sequel. These abilities’ purposes range from upgrading weapons to offering new movements, which your gamer dad might enjoy while exploring the land of Hyrule and completing quests. Currently, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom game is only available on Nintendo Switch systems.

Game-themed accessories

Does your dad already have a trusty gaming console? Get accessories designed after his favorite video games instead for his Father’s Day gift! For gamer dads who enjoy The Legend of Zelda and Pokemon, there are Hori Joy-Con Charge Stand & Protector Sets for Nintendo Switch with designs inspired by these two games.

Each Hori Joy-Con Charge Stand & Protector Set for Nintendo Switch - Zelda and Pokemon Editions contains a set of dedicated stands that can conveniently charge up to 4 Joy-Cons and a PC hardcover. With this device, your dad only needs to plug the Nintendo Switch Dock and slide the Joy-Con onto secure rails to juice up their batteries. He can then conveniently check its charging status through the Hori Joy-Con Charge Stand’s LED indicators, which turn off once the device is fully charged.  

Super handy controllers

Having precise control over movements can make or break anyone’s game, which is exactly what these DualSense Controllers can help with. This wireless accessory’s intuitive layout, enhanced sticks, and reimagined light bar make smooth and accurate gameplay easily achievable. It even enables motion control for supported games through its built-in accelerometer and gyroscope, giving your dad an extra edge in his virtual battles and quests.

The DualSense Controllers also have built-in features that add to an immersive gaming experience, such as haptic feedback that simulate the feeling of in-game actions and dynamic adaptive triggers that provide different levels of force and tension based on in-game interactions.

Make Father’s Day extra special for your gamer dad with these incredible gifts you can score from Gameline, Gameone, and Itech in SM City North EDSA, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, SM City Fairview, SM City San Lazaro, and SM City Dasmariñas via the SM Malls Online app. To enjoy extra savings, don’t forget to use the voucher code SHOP200OFF for a P200 discount on your purchase!

For more exciting deals and discounts, visit SM Deals or download the SM Malls Online app!