Black Friday is full of bundles on the Nintendo 3DS and PS portable gaming systems. While we often cover iPhone and Android apps for gaming here, until Nintendo decides to put Mario on smartphones, there’s a reason to own a handheld system.
Just like with the Xbox 360, Wii and PS3 Black Friday deals, you should be looking for Black Friday bundles, or skipping the Black Friday shopping trip for portable video games.
Most of the deals we are seeing include at least one game and some also include gift cards to sweeten the deals.
Expect limited quantities in stores, with a number of these deals available online on Black Friday 2011.
Nintendo 3DS Black Friday Deals
The Nintendo 3DS is the latest gaming system from famed game maker Nintendo, and this Black Friday we are seeing a number of deals that include Super Mario Land 3D and Zelda.
The system has a small switch to turn on 3D gameplay for an immersive experience. You can find the Nintendo 3DS in Black, Blue or Red.
The Nintendo 3DS retails for $169.99, and the Mario game included in most bundles retails for $40.
- Nintendo 3DS w/ Zelda – $179.99 @ Best Buy
- Nintendo 3DS w/ Super Mario 3DS Land – $179.99 @ Best Buy
- Nintendo 3DS w/ Super Mario 3DS Land – $179.99 @ Target
- Nintendo 3DS w/ Super Mario 3DS Land – $189.99 @ Toys R Us + Mario Stylus
- Nintendo 3DS w/ Super Mario 3DS Land – $199.99 @ Kmart + $25 In Store Coupon
- Nintendo 3DS – $169.99 @ Kmart + $25 In Store Coupon
- Nintendo 3DS w/ Super Mario 3DS Land – $199.99 @ Meijer + $30 In Store Coupon
Amazon hasn’t announced their Nintendo 3DS deals, but you can expect to see some deals
Sony PSP Black Friday Deals
The Sony Play Station Portable, or PSP, is another popular gaming system, but we aren’t seeing as many Black Friday deals on it.
The PSP 3000 is the most common Black Friday deal, with prices just under $100. The PSP 3000 retails for $129. We expect to see a new PSP in 2012.
- Sony PSP 3000 Core Pack – $99 @ Kmart on Thanksgiving
- Sony PSP 3000 Core Pack – $99 @ Meijer
- Sony PSP 3000 + Free Game – $99 @ Toys R Us
We also expect to see similar Black Friday PSP deals from Amazon and from Walmart.