Sure, Black Friday deals have made shopping for Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PS4 consoles almost irresistible this year, but what if you already have one of those consoles? What if you’re not planning to upgrade to an Xbox One or PS4 in the near future. What if you’re perfectly fine gaming on your Xbox 360 and PS3?
Luckily, lots of retailers are offering some pretty robust Black Friday deals on games for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4 and PS3. Here’s where to look if you’re hoping to save on console games this Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Even before Black Friday starts, Amazon is already offering big discounts on console games. Today, last year’s Fighter Within is just $13.39. Amazon shoppers stand to save $10 on the Madden NFL 15 Ultimate Edition. The Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack is just $49.99. For PS4 users there are Transformers Rise of the Dark Spark, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Duck Dynasty for $24.99. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for the Xbox 360 is just $19.99 and Destiny for Xbox 360 is $49.99.
Last year Amazon ran a rolling series of Black Friday 2014 deals over Thanksgiving Day. There’s no indication that the company has plans to do that in a big way with a huge selection again this year, at least none that have surfaced yet. Its Black Friday Deals Week Video Game page does include timed discounts for Need for Speed Rivals, Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale and Kinect Sports: Rivals. Those deals start at 8:10 AM tomorrow. At 3AM tonight Amazon will begin offering Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Lego Marvel Videogame and Injustice: Gods Among us. Unfortunately, pricing on those hasn’t been revealed yet.
It’s a good idea to check Amazon on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday to make sure you aren’t missing out on any crucial Black Friday 2014 deals for console games.
PlayStation & Microsoft
Digital games have slowly but steadily started encroaching on physical game sales. Never has that been more clear that this week. Both Microsoft and Sony are offering their own unique deals for those who’d like to save on games, but not leave the comfort of their own home.
Sony is discounting PS4 and PS3 games, plus giving an extra $15 in store credit when users spend more than $100. Discounted titles during the PlayStation Co-Op sale include Angry Birds: Star Wars for $24.99, Border Lands 2 for $6.49, Dark Souls 2 for $27.99, Resogun for $7.49 and TowerFall Ascension for $10.49. Users who have a PlayStation Plus subscription will see even more savings than this.
Microsoft is offering a slate of Xbox One & Xbox 360 game deals already. Among the games include in the Xbox Black Friday Games Sale are The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for $24.99, Diablo 3: Unlimited Edition for $34.99, Rayman Legends for $19.99 and Forza 5 for $29.99. All of these are for the Xbox One. For the Xbox 360 Red Dead Redemption is $7.49, L.A. Noire is just $7.49 and all three of the main games in the Gears of War series are priced at $4.99. Batman: Arkham City is just $4.99. All of these deals will stick around until December 1st. Microsoft says it’ll roll out even more deals on Black Friday.
Finally, there are the traditional retail stores themselves. Wal-Mart’s Black Friday 2014 ads include over 30 console titles marked down to just $20, 40 titles marked down to $25 titles and 20 titles marked down to just $35. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will be just $49.99 for those with an Xbox One and PS4 and $39.96 for those with an Xbox 360 and PS3. Wal-Mart’s game sale kicks off on November 27th – the day of Thanksgiving at 6pm.
Target says it’s offering half off on hundreds of games during its Black Friday 2014 sale. Madden NFL 15, NHL 15, The Evil Within and Assassin’s Creed Rogue are included in that Black Friday Deal. Additionally, Target says that buyers can expect a free $ 15 gift card when they purchase either Halo: The Master Chief Collection, WWE 2K15, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros Wii U, Far Cary 5 and Destiny. Target opens on Thanksgiving Day at 6pm.
Remember to stay on the lookout for more console gaming deals as sales kick off later tonight and into the weekend. Again, Microsoft is already promising more deals during the weekend.