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EGM’s Black Friday Blockbusters Breakdown

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Posted on November 25, 2013 AT 03:21pm

I remember a time when holiday themed items weren’t put on display until December, and “Black Friday” was only a single day. Now, we’re getting “Season’s Greetings” doormats flung in our faces around Labor Day, and “Black Friday” is more than a week long if you don’t count “Cyber Monday” as it’s own shopaholic holiday.

You can’t deny the deals that come about during this time, though, and if you’re on a budget, it might be worth cutting your Turkey Day dinner short to get some items on the cheap. The problem is, there are also so many retailers now that it’s hard to figure out who has the best deals and when exactly they are.

We here at EGM feel your pain, so we’ve put together a monstrous, still growing list of Black Friday deals that might help you sort out this mess of consumerism gone too far.

A few notes:

All games are for the Xbox 360/PS3 generation, unless otherwise noted.

All deals are for Thanksgiving/Black Friday, unless otherwise noted.

Best Buy

  • Cobalt Blue 3DS + Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – $149.99
  • PS Vita – $169.99 (this week starting 11/24, ending on Thanksgiving)
  • 250 GB PS3 + Batman: Arkham Origins & The Last of Us – $199.99
  • 250 GB Xbox 360 + Halo 4, Tomb Raider, Darksiders II, Batman: Arkham City – $189.99

Games for $44.99

  • Call of Duty: Ghosts

Games for $34.99

  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  • The Last of Us
  • Beyond: Two Souls
  • FIFA 14
  • Madden 25
  • Battlefield 4

Games for $29.99

  • Splinter Cell: Blacklist
  • Saints Row IV

Games for $14.99

  • Far Cry 3
  • Tomb Raider
  • Xbox Live 3-month subscription

Walmart

  • Nintendo 2DS – $99.96
  • PS Vita – $179.99
  • 4 GB Xbox 360 – $99
  • 250 GB PS3 + Batman: Arkham Origins & The Last of Us – $199.99

Xbox One Launch Titles for $49 (week leading up to Black Friday):

  • Ryse: Son of Rome
  • Forza Motorsport 5
  • Fighter Within
  • Dead Rising 3
  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  • Zoo Tycoon
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Battlefield 4
  • Need for Speed Rivals
  • Madden 25
  • FIFA 14
  • NBA 2K14

PS4 Launch Titles for $49  (week leading up to Black Friday):

  • Killzone: Shadow Fall
  • Knack
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us: – Ultimate Edition
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Battlefield 4
  • Need for Speed Rivals
  • Madden 25
  • FIFA 14
  • NBA 2K14

Games for $39.96

  • Call of Duty: Ghosts

Games for $34

  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • NBA 2K14

Games for $25

  • Injustice: Gods Among Us
  • Battlefield 4
  • Beyond: Two Souls
  • The Last of Us

Gamestop

  • PS Vita 3G/Wifi bundle – $179.99
  • 250 GB Xbox 360 + Halo 4 & Tomb Raider – $199.99
  • 250 GB PS3 + Batman: Arkham Origins & The Last of Us – $199.99

Games 50% off:

  • Bioshock Infinite
  • Borderlands 2: Game of the Year Edition

Games for $24.99:

  • Battlefield 4

Games for $14.99:

  • Just Dance 2014

Undisclosed game discounts:

  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Batman: Arkham Origins

Additional specials:

  • 2-for-1 on Disney Infinity figures
  • Buy two pre-owned items, get a third free (includes games, systems, and accessories)

Target

  • Any Nintendo 3DS XL (including The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds bundle) – $149.99
  • PS Vita – $179.99
  • 250 GB Xbox 360 + Halo 4 & Tomb Raider – $249.99
  • 4 GB Xbox 360/Kinect + Kinect Sports 2 & Kinect Adventures – $189.99

PS4 Games for $49 (week leading up to Black Friday, order online):

  • Battlefield 4
  • FIFA 14

Games for $35

  • Battlefield 4
  • Batman: Arkham Origins
  • FIFA 14
  • WWE2K14
  • Madden 25
  • Xbox Live 3-month subscription – $10

Toys ‘R’ Us

  • PS Vita – $179.99
  • 4 GB Xbox 360/Kinect + Kinect Sports 2 & Kinect Adventures - $249.99

Buy these games full price, get another 360/PS3/Wii U game half-off:

  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  •  Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  • Batman: Arkham Origins
  • Just Dance 2014

Amazon

Xbox One Launch Titles for $49 (week leading up to Black Friday):

  • Ryse: Son of Rome
  • NBA 2K14
  • Need for Speed Rivals
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
  • Forza Motorsport 5
  • FIFA 14
  • Fighter Within
  • Dead Rising 3
  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Angry Birds: Star Wars

PS4 Launch Titles for $49 (week leading up to Black Friday):

  • Angry Birds: Star Wars
  • FIFA 14
  • Knack
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
  • Madden 25

Variety of smaller discounts ranging from $2-$20 on current gen versions of all titles listed here, plus other games including Remember Me, Dead Island: Riptide, and Rayman Legends.

Misc.

Certain retailers will have 1-year PS Plus memberships for $29.99. We don’t have a list yet as to who these retailers are, but will update when we find out.

UPDATE 11/26: Microsoft has now released a list of games they’ll have on sale via Xbox Live with discounts ranging from 33-80% off. This list includes WWE 2K14 for 33% off, Deadpool for 40% off, Tomb Raider and Metro: Last Light for 50% off, and Far Cry: Blood Dragon for 75% off. The sale will last from November 26 until December 2, with more titles being added as the week goes on. For the full list of games and when they go on sale, click here.

More to come…

It’s hard to say which ones have the best deals and brand loyalty may play a part in where shoppers decide to go Friday, though Best Buy seems to have a lot of the best bundles available. On the other side of the coin, I remember when Toys ‘R’ Us would be the only place I’d get my games from when I was a kid (mostly because a lot of these other retailers didn’t exist yet). Now it seems they have the weakest deals of the bunch.

What deals sound most enticing to you and where do you think you’ll shop on Black Friday. Are you going to go shopping on Black Friday at all? What do you think of retailers like Walmart and Best Buy opening on Thanksgiving itself? Let us know your thoughts with comments below! 

Ray Carsillo, Reviews Editor
Ray Carsillo has extensive roots in geek culture, as he’s written about videogames, comics, and movies for such outlets as Newsday.com, ESPNNewYork.com, Classic Game Room on YouTube, Collider.com, and Comicvine.com before finally settling into his role as EGM’s reviews editor. His main goal in life? To become king of all geek media, of course! Follow Ray’s exploits on Twitter: @RayCarsillo. Meet the rest of the crew.

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