Mail-order service GameFly has tons of savings for shoppers that don’t mind taking on games that were owned by other people at one time or another. Late yesterday, the service unveiled its own set of extensive Black Friday 2015 deals, aiming to take the shine off sales from traditional video game retailers and rivals like Xbox Live, Steam and the PlayStation Store.
GameFly kicked off its Black Friday 2015 sale on Tuesday, slashing the cost of titles, offering free shipping and more. GameFly has offered pre-owned game sales for some time, but it’s most known for its subscription service. With a subscription, users of every major video game console or a Windows PC can get games mailed to them for one low monthly price. The service is often compared to Netflix, which only offered mail-order movies and television shows until Netflix Instant came along. These GameFly Black Friday 2015 deals offer pretty big savings on some notable titles.
From now until December 1st, GameFly is selling used games with their original in-box codes for extras, case and relevant manuals for a lot of their regular price. In some cases shoppers can pick up big-name games for as much as 50% off their normal price tag.
Titanfall and WWE 2K15 are available in this Black Friday 2015 sale for just $9.99. Smartly, GameFly has cut the price of titles that are released on an annual basis, like major sports games. NBA 2K15 is just $6.99 and MLB 14: The Show is $9.99. Batman: Arkham Knight is $24.99. Destiny, the massive online role-playing game from Bungie is $17.99. Rare Replay, a massive compilation of classic games that were developed by studio Rare, is $17.99. It includes dozens of titles like Perfect Dark and Banjo Kazooie. Battlefield Hardline is $9.99. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is $12.99.
The GameFly Black Friday 2015 deals include dozens of titles made for the Xbox One and PS4 specifically. That doesn’t mean that Xbox 360 and PS3 users don’t stand to save a ton too. Cheap, but notable titles for these systems include Destiny for $9.99, Titanfall for $9.99, Shadow or Mordor for $89.99, NBA 2K15 for $6.99, The Crew for $12.99, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel for $8.99 and Little Big Planet 3 or $14.99. There are older Nintendo 3DS games included in the GameFly Black Friday 2015 deal, like Mario Kart 7 for $29.99 and Yoshi’s New Island for $24.99.
Used titles were opened and previously played by subscribers of GameFly. Each of the games in the sale could be a little worn looking, but guaranteed to be in working order when users get them. Since starting out as a video game rental service GameFly has expanded into other areas of entertainment. It now makes DVD and Blu-ray movies available for rental too. That means that they’re also included in this Black Friday 2015 slate of deals. Taken 3 is $499 used on DVD. Kingsman: The Secret Service is $.99 on DVD too. Both movies are $7.99 for users that prefer Blu-Ray discs and a digital download.
Unfortunately, GameFly seems to have skipped the obvious and offered a discount on its standard video game rental service. There is a GameFly free trial subscription still available shoppers who want to take this opportunity to test out the service. Subscribing to the service should save gamers a lot, but that depends heavily on how many games they buy a year on average.
There does seem to be some non-holiday savings for users who sign up for bundled plans. 3 months of GameFly costs $9 per month and includes a Hulu Plus subscription. The free trial lasts for a single month before going back to the standard price. The cheapest GameFly plans start at $15.99 to rent a single game at a time. $22.95 a month lets users keep a two games out at a time. GameFly also throws in a month-long subscription to Hulu Plus, the on-demand TV service available through the web and apps on iPhone, Android, Windows and more.
As Gotta Be Mobile has reported in the last few weeks, shoppers who are looking for heavily discounted titles have plenty of options. GameStop and Target have some pretty big Black Friday 2015 deals going on popular games and even some video game consoles.