We're less than four weeks away from the big Black Friday retail sales day, and some retailers are already spilling the beans on what types of deep discounts they'll offer to eager consumers. With the popularity of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this holiday season, we have some good ideas as to what to expect for console gamers this year.
A leaked ad from Dell shows off a deal for both the PS4 and the Xbox One starting at 6pm EST on Thursday, November 27 at the company's online store. The PS4 bundle includes Grand Theft Auto V and the Last of Us: Remastered together with the console for $399.99, which is a savings of $120 off market value price.
The Xbox One online deal from Dell lists the console with both Assassin's Creed: Unity and Black Flag together for $329.99, a savings of $70 off retail. While this deal is available right now, the Black Friday part of it will offer an additional $20 price cut.
Dell is also offering their new Alpha console from Alienware that allows you to play Steam games on your television straight from the console. The Alpha is being offered as a bundle with an Xbox 360 wireless controller and a $50 Dell eGift card for $549.
Sam's Club is offering a white Destiny PS4 bundle for only $399 right now, but they're saying there's a limit of three to six consoles per store. We're expecting this to be a bit of a etsting of the waters and the wholesale chain may open up further savings on that bundle come Black Friday.
Walmart released their own Black Friday sales ad early, but the store is already discounting game consoles comparable to those offered elsewhere on the big day. You can get the Xbox One Starter Bundle for $379 and the Xbox One Assassin's Creed Bundle (similar to what Dell will be offering) for $349. There's also the special Walmart-exclusive Xbox 360 500GB Blue Edition bundled with Call of Duty Ghosts and Call of Duty Black Ops II for only $249. You can even order online and enjoy free shipping.
Walmart hasn't forgotten about the Sony consoles, though. You can get the PS3 as an exclusive 12GB starter edition for only $179.
Both Best Buy and Target are planning some big price deals on Black Friday by offering sales on games. Best Buy's ad shows a Buy One Get One Half Off deal for all Nintendo 3DS games, while Target is kicking it up a notch by offering a Buy Two Get One Free sale on all games for all platforms for the entire week of November 9. While these are both pre-Black Friday sales, we expect further discounts during the holiday sale itself.
Those Assassin's Creed and Call of Duty bundles will be the big thing this year, and you can certainly expect similar bundles from all major retailers, but the question is: Which one will have the best price on those bundles? Our bets are on Walmart who usually beats the competition by only a few dollars.