Now that most major retailers have unveiled their Black Friday ads for this holiday shopping season, bargain hunters can map out a game plan for where they'll find the best deals during the big rush.
For Xbox 360 and Xbox One fans, this is a good year to find the best deal as the console plays predominately in many front-page sales ads. Best which ones are the best?
The aging console is still quite popular with gaming fans and this year you can find the lowest prices yet. Although most deals this year are through a bundle (see below), Walmart has your best deal on the 4 GB console by itself for $99 during its Event 1 sale on Thursday, November 27. If you don't mind pre-owned, Game Stop is offering $50 off any pre-owned Xbox 360 Slim.
Xbox 360 Bundles
Bundles are all the rage this year and most retailers are offering the same bundle deals to make it easier to compare. For the older Xbox 360, Game Stop has you covered with the 250 GB console, one wireless controller, Halo 4, and Tomb Raider for $199. They're also offering a pre-owned bundle that includes the 20 GB version with two wireless controllers for $99.
Xbox One Bundles
Best Buy, Target, and Walmart are all offering the same Xbox One bundle with Assassin's Creed Unity, Assassin's Creed Black Flag, the 500 GB console and a controller for an amazing price, but Target has everyone beat when they throw in an extra $50 gift card for the same $329 price tag. If you'd like to upgrade that bundle to include Kinect and an extra wireless controller, Best Buy has that for $429. And if you're not an Assassin's Creed fan, Walmart has a Halo bundle that comes with access to Halo Guardians beta, four classic Halo games, Halo Nightfall and a $30 Walmart gift card for only $329.
But if you don't like Halo or Assassin's Creed, Walmart has a special deal with the Xbox One console, a choice of any select game, and one year of Xbox Live Gold for $379.
Most retailers are offering $10 to $35 off select games while Target and Game Stop are giving 50% off most games in the store with Target giving an additional $15 gift card for select $60 games. Game Stop and Best Buy are also offering a Buy Two Get One Free sale on all pre-owned games for Black Friday.
Your best deal on a new wireless controller or headset for the Xbox One is found at Target this year. The store is offering any Turtle Beach headset or controller for $39. If you're looking for something a bit better than the base model controller, Best Buy has specialty and themed controllers for only one dollar more.