Black Friday 2015 deals are now available to gamers interested in snagging discount on popular Xbox One and PlayStation 4 titles. As such, the usual suspects for finding savings include Best Buy, GameStop, Target and Walmart.
November will also be a good time for those needing a second console - such as Xbox One players who want to buy a PS4 to play PlayStation exclusive games. The same can be said for PS4 players a well. That is because bundle options for consoles are back. As a reminder, Black Friday 2015 kicks off on November 27.
First off the list is major electronics chain, Best Buy. Here, buyers can find deals on a little bit of everything including consoles and games combined. Though Black Friday starts at 8 a.m. at Best Buy, long lines are to be expected at most locations.
Players still stuck on the Xbox 360 will definitely benefit from Xbox One bundle offers that will only be available on Black Friday. Those include the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition bundle offer with Xbox One for just $299.
For $349.99, Lara Croft fans can grab the Xbox One bundle that includes 2013's Tomb Raider reboot and Rise of the Tomb Raider. The set also comes with wireless controller.
A less direct way to grab an Xbox One is to purchase a 40-inch Samsung HDTV for just $499.98. Not only will shoppers get the TV, but they will also have an Xbox One console and the The Lego Movie: The Game for free. It goes without saying that supplies will be limited on all Xbox One bundles.
Curiously, there is only one notable offer for the PlayStation 4 at Best Buy, which is the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection bundle with PS4 console. That offer is available for just $299 on Black Friday.
Famed for everyday low-prices, Walmart is joining in on the vicious price slash. But instead of consoles-with-games bundles, consumers should expect to see major discounts on games only. Still, the offers are generous.
For example, Polygon reports that the PS4 edition of Call of Duty III comes bundled with Madden or Fifa 16 for just $429. Those who just want Fifa 16 can buy the limited edition bundle that comes with headset and controller for $399. Handheld players may be interested in the Nintendo 3DS bundle with Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer for just $199. All of these offer are only available online, and come with free shipping.
Though the retailer has promised deals lasting through November on its online store, it has yet to reveal much detail for onsite Black Friday deals. So far, the only information to go on is unconfirmed reports from alleged leaks that are circulating on the web.
Like Walmart, Target has remained tight-lipped about what to expect in the videogame department. However, the retailer is offering gift cards with purchases of games. Buyers will get a $15 Target Gift Card with purchase of Halo 5, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Forza 6, Super Smash Bros. Wii U and Super Mario Maker.
Target is also reviving the Buy 2 Get 1 Free Game sales event for this year as well. Be warned, there are a handful of titles that do not qualify for this offer. Customers will need to check carefully before buying. Another important reminder is that Nintendo amiibos are not included with the deal.
Like the above merchants, leaksters have been at work with GameStop as well. Recently, Bfads.net revealed a leaked GameStop Black Friday ad ahead of the actual events. According to the Black Friday rumor site, notable deals include $50 off all Xbox One bundles.
That means the Xbox One 500GB Gears of War ultimate bundle can be had for $299.99. Similar prices are available on the PS4 500GB Uncharted Collection bundle.
For $30, buyers can choose between The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited edition and Far Cry 4: Complete Edition on PS4/Xbox One.
A similar price deal is available for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on PS4 or Xbox One. That offer comes with free Steel Book Game Box.
For around $10, consumers can buy older titles such as Bioshock Infinite, Diablo II and Dark Souls II. There will be other game being sold at that price. Those wanting to play classics for the holidays will need to check back with GameStop to see what is available.
Gamers can also consider purchasing a pre-owned PS3 and Xbox One 360 console. Those are reportedly going up for $79.99 at GameStop on Black Friday. However, buyers assume all risks.