Last year was a big year for video games. Both Sony and Microsoft released their much-hyped consoles in the form of the PS4, and Xbox One. Disney was pushing their Infinity game to muscle in on Skylander’s territory. And Nintendo was treading water with the Wii-U. So with the dust settling, where do we stand this year for video game deals? We have dug through the Black Friday ads and came up with 10 video game deals that we feel are worthy of the list. We rated them good, better, and best, and give a “why we like them” to save you time this holiday season.
Here are our five top Black Friday Deals we ranked as “good” based on price comparison and bonuses.
Good Black Friday Deal #1: Microsoft Xbox One Gaming Console
Price: Kohls is offering this for $329 + $15 in Kohls cash for every $50 you spend.
If you are a regular Kohl’s shopper, you will realize that while the price of the Xbox One isn’t where the deal is. It’s in the $15 in Kohl’s cash you will earn for every $50 you spend at Kohl’s during their Black Friday event. If you add that up, that’s a whooping $90 in Kohl’s cash. That is enough to cover the costs of another gift on your shopping list.
Good Black Friday Deal #2: Playstation 4 + $50 Walmart Gift Card
Price: Walmart is offering this for $399.99 /w a $50 Walmart gift card
This year, the PS4 is $100 cheaper than last year, but the going price for this console is $399.99. You can buy it right now at Walmart, Best Buy, and Target for $399.99 right now. To beat the competition, Walmart is tossing in a $50 Walmart gift card. This is ideal if you weren’t thrilled with the games listed in the $399.99 PS4 bundled being offered, as its enough to get a game or two of your choice.
Good Black Friday Deal #3: ATARI Flashback 5 Classic Game Console
Price: Toys R Us has this for $29.99
Many of us here at FatWallet are 80s children, and the Atari 2600 was our first gaming console. Sure we only had one or two buttons, and the graphics were in 8-bit and blocky, but isn’t that what we had and it was fun! This console throws us back to our childhood, but the games are engaging, and fun. Don’t get us wrong, your new little one will enjoy it as much as you did. The current selling price is $39.99, so this is 25% off retail.
Good Black Friday Deal #4: Playstation TV w/ Controller and Lego Movie Game
Price: Gamestop is offering this for $79.99
The Playstation TV is a media device that allows you to stream music, movies, and TV, but it’s primary function is a gaming device. It allows you to play many of the PS Vita titles, PSP games, Playstation 1 games, and Playstation Mini games. The big feather in the cap for this device is that it’s supposed to support Sony’s online TV service. The service is supposed to compete with your current cable or dish companies, but isn’t due to roll out until early 2015. List price for this bundle is $99.99, so you will save 20%
Good Black Friday Deal #5: Xbox One Limited Edition w/ Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Bundle
The main reason this made the list is due to it being a limited edition Xbox One that not only looks awesome, it comes bundled with CoD: Advanced Warfare. This is going to be one of the hottest titles of the year, and the custom design of the console makes it stand out. Don’t get us wrong, we also expect Microsoft to price this aggressively move them during the holiday season.
Here are our three top Black Friday Deals we ranked as “better” based on price comparison and bonuses.
Better Black Friday Deal #1: PlayStation 4 Limited Edition Bundle w/ Grand Theft Auto V + The Last of Us Remastered
Price: Gamestop is offering this for $399.99
As we said earlier, $399.99 is the going rate for the PS4 system this holiday season. To stand out from the crowd, Gamestop is bundling two solid games and keeping the price at $399.99. Both Grand Theft Auto V, and The Last of Us Remastered go for around $50 each, which makes this deal a $500 value for $400 or around 20% off with all things considered.
Better Black Friday Deal #2: Xbox One Halo: The Master Chief Collection Bundle + $30 Walmart Gift Card
Price: Walmart is offering this for $329.99
Costco is offering a top of the lineAlmost all the Xbox One deals are right around $329.99 this holiday season. Like the PS4 deals, stores are bundling games and services to give you a better bang for the buck. Walmart is no exception to this. They are offering the Xbox One for the standard $329.99 price, and are also throwing in the Halo: The Master Chief Collection.” You get Halo: Guardians beta, 4 classic Halo titles, and Halo: Nightfall, which is a original web series based on the Halo franchise. If that still doesn’t get you excited about this bundle, they are tossing in a $30 Walmart gift card, which can help you pay for a year of Xbox Live.
Better Black Friday Deal #3: All Games Buy One get One 40% off
Toys R Us is offering a flat savings when you buy two games. Rather than discount every game they have, they just decided to offer a flat buy one, get your second game at 40% off. It’s not flashy or anything like that, but it’s a solid 20% off for every game you buy. This can add up to a savings of $35 when you buy two games!
Here are our two top Black Friday Deals we ranked as “best” based on price comparison and bonuses.
Best Black Friday Deal #1: Skylanders: Trap Team or Disney Infinity 2.0 Starter Kits
Price: Walmart is offering this for $37
You don’t want to miss out on this Best Buy Doorbuster! Beats By Dr.Dre wireless headphones are almost half price, so you save $130. This is the best price ever on Beats wireless headphones…ever! You won’t find these cheaper anywhere else. These On-Ear Headphones will transform the way you listen to music. Equipped with Bluetooth technology, these headphones will stream crystal-clear, pulse-pounding music from any Bluetooth-enabled device. For soaring highs and deep bass, the Beats by Dr. Dre wireless headphones are the premier choice.
Best Black Friday Deal #2: Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Unity Bundle + $50 Target Gift Card
Price: Target is offering this bundle for $329
As with other Xbox Deals, this one comes in at $329.99, but also like others Target has bundled some extras in to make this one of the best video game deals for Black Friday. They are tossing in Assassin’s Creed Unity, and Assissing Creed Black flag. Both of these games are very highly rated, and are solid titles to add to this bundle. To top it off they are throwing in a $50 Target gift card, with should be enough to get you a full year of Xbox live, or an additional game to play on your new Xbox One.