There is perhaps no greater way to follow up the coma-inducing aftermath of a sizeable Thanksgiving meal than with an alarm clock ringing at 4AM to remind you to line up for those red hot Black Friday deals. But seeing as how you can only be at some many places at one given time before the sun’s up, we thought we’d take a quick look at the very best Black Friday sales to give you a better sense of where you’ll be saving the most money as the holiday shopping season commences. From great console discounts to first-rate deals on some of the best games of the year, be sure to make your list, check it twice, calculate your savings and write us a check for the difference.
Whether you're a console connoisseur or been on the fence about buying a next-generation video game system, now's the best time to pony up the cash. Xbox 360 fans should be cautious this holiday as virtually every deal revolves around the 4GB (read: No hard drive) edition, but the deals are still solid: Kmart's offering a $199 4GB Xbox 360 with Call of Duty: Black Ops deal, while Walmart includes both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Mass Effect 2 with its 4GB edition. Even better, opt for Kinect, 12 months of Live and a 4GB console for $329.99 at Dell.com. (For even more Xbox 360 console deals, check out CheapAssGamer).
For PlayStation aficianados, you can't beat either the 160GB bundle with the God of War Collection and God of War III available for a limited time at GameStop for $299.99 or the Dell.com deal which includes the 160GB console plus Uncharted 2 (not GOTY), LittleBigPlanet GOTY, TRON: Evolution and one throwaway item: The Karate Kid Bluray for $299.99. If you just need a console, check out BJs as they'll have $50 off all weekend. (For even more PlayStation 3 console deals, check out CheapAssGamer).
Wii warriors dying to give Epic Mickey a go should stop by Walmart in the wee hours to pick up a Red Console with extra Wiimote, Super Mario Bros. Wii and Epic Mickey for $249, though if you're on a budget, GameStop has used Wiis for $99.99 which is a total steal. (For even more Nintendo Wii console deals, check out CheapAssGamer).
If you're looking for specific games:
- Toys 'R Us has a great deal where you buy one game at retail price, and get a second one for $5. Eligible titles include Medal of Honor, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit and Halo: Reach. But most deals only run until 1pm.
- Amazon has a slew of Black Friday deals all weekend long for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii games and consoles, including $27 for Split/Second on 360 and PS3 and $29.99 for Fable 3 or Halo: Reach.
- Medal of Honor will be $29.99 at Walmart Friday and Saturday, so get in there if you want to shoot up some Taliban. And keep an eye out for the God of War Collection ringing in at $10! Not to mention Red Dead Redemption, also for $29.99.
- Kmart has a bunch of $39.99 deals for games like Fable 3, Fallout New Vegas, Halo: Reach (with a $10 coupon too!) and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit.
- Xbox Live also has its fair share of deals, including great games at 400 points like Portal: Still Alive, GTA: San Andreas, Monkey Island 1 and 2, and Splosion Man. Also, Puzzle Quest 2 for 800 points is a must.
And if you're looking to pick up some G4 swag on the cheap, we have our own Black Friday sale going on right now. Pick up the Attack of the Show DVD for a totally awesome 10% off if you use this code:BLKFRIG.
For even more Black Friday deals, be sure to check out CheapAssGamer for the latest game savings! And tune in on Cyber Monday, as we unleash a whole slew of AOTS exclusive deals, including hot items and discounts from Mattel, ThinkGeek, Dell, Sideshow Collectibles and more!