Retailers and consumers alike love Black Friday for all it represents: pure, unadulterated consumerism. Gamers love sitting on their couches all day, playing video games. Lucky for both groups, you can have it all next weekend.
If you’re looking to save big bucks on hotly anticipated holiday gifts, you’re going to have to get out into the feeding frenzy the day after Thanksgiving and elbow your way to the front to grab some of these amazing gamer-centric deals.
Best Buy will sell you a PlayStation 4 that includes downloads of The Last of Us Remastered and Grand Theft Auto V for $100 less than normal price at $399.99. You can also pick up The Lego Movie Videogame, Wolfenstein, Shadow of Mordor, Just Dance 2015, and The Evil Within for just $25 each. Need an extra PS4 controller? They’re only $40 during Black Friday weekend, as is the official PlayStation camera for PS4.
Nintendo also gets some deals with a 32 GB Wii U bundle that has Super Mario 3D World, Nintendo Land, Super Smash Bros, and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for only $359.97, and a 3DS XL bundled with Mario Party: Island Tour for $174.99. It also might be time for a few Nintendo eShop cards, each at 15 percent off the regular price.
If you’re of the Microsoft Xbox One bent, there’s a bundled console that comes with Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Black Flag for only $329.99, and you can get the same bundle, only with an extra controller and a Kinect for $429.99 at Best Buy. You can also get Xbox One versions of Titanfall, The Lego Movie Videogame, Just Dance 2015, The Evil Within, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Forza 5, Titanfall, Dead Rising 3 and Wolfenstein — all for just $25 apiece. The retailer is also discounting Xbox One controllers for only $40, and a Turtle Beach “Ear Force One” wired headset for only $40.
Toys R Us
This massive toy retailer has quite the selection of video games and peripherals on sale, including the same PlayStation 4 The Last of Us Remastered and Grand Theft Auto 5 bundle as above for $399.99, and a Lego Batman 3 and LittleBigPlanet 3 bundle for the same price.
You can pick up the Wii U Skylanders Swap Force bundle for only $199.99, and the 3DS XL Mario Party Island Tour Edition for $5 more than Best Buy, at $179.99, while an Xbox One console with Kinect will only run you $429.99, a savings of about $70. The same Xbox One bundle as above (Assassin’s Creed Unity and Black Flag) is also available for $329.99.
If you buy one game at Toys R Us on Black Friday, you’ll get a second one at 40 percent off (excluding starter packs), and you can pick up any bargain games like Left 4 Dead 2, Halo Reach, and Lego Batman 2 for two bucks if you buy the first.
Sam Walton’s retail empire has many items on sale for this big shopping weekend, like an Xbox One bundled with Halo: Master Chief Collection plus a $30 Walmart gift card for $329. You can get a 3DS XL Super Mario Bros. Gold Edition console and game bundle for only $149.96, and a PlayStation 4 with a $50 Walmart gift card for $399. You can also get the same PS4 bundle with The Last of Us Remastered and Grand Theft Auto V for $399, which seems to be a popular price point.
You can grab Disney Infinity Originals, Disney Infinity Marvel and Skylanders: Trap Team starter bundles for only $37 each, as well as stock up on characters from Infinity, Trap Team, Swap Force and Giants for only $9 apiece. Games are a big draw at Walmart, too, with top tier triple A titles like Destiny, Watch Dogs, and Mario Kart 8 running a nice $35, Grand Theft Auto V and Mario Kart 7 going for only $25, and $20 titles to include The Last of Us and Titanfall. You can grab Minecraft and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for a sweet $15, if you like, as well.
The red and white bullseye has got some deals for gamers and their loved ones, too. Grab that $329 Xbox One console bundle with Assassin’s Creed Unity and Black Flag on it, but get an extra bonus: a $50 Target gift card. You can also get $20 off Xbox Live, Microsoft’s multiplayer matchmaking service, and $10 off an extra controller when you purchase this bundle.
You can also grab last generation’s Xbox 360 Kinect bundle for a pleasing $179, which comes with Forza Horizon, Kinect Sports and Kinect Adventures, or grab a Nintendo 2DS for $100 that comes with Yoshi’s New Island. There are many games at Target for half off, or you can just buy games like Halo: Master Chief Collection, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Far Cry 4 at full price and get a $15 Target gift card.
All in all, it’s a good weekend to be a gamer. Just try not to trample on each other, ok?