In addition to the Xbox One's built-in Blu-ray drive, extensive cloud capabilities, and its ability to pipe in live TV from cable providers and the Internet, it will actually still play video games. And while we have yet to find deals on Microsoft's latest and greatest console, we did round up these video game deals for Wii U, Xbox 360, and PS3.
Refurbished Sony PlayStation 3 320GB System
Store: Sony Store
Price: $199.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $94
Is It Worth It?: Tried and true, the PS3 Slim "delivers a compelling package for an affordable price." As such, this console is priced $94 less than a new unit (although we saw a refurb for $19 less last month). It features a 320GB hard drive, built-in WiFi, Blu-ray disc player, DualShock3 wireless controller, HDMI output, and more. Factory refurbished, it carries a 90-day warranty.
Microsoft Xbox LIVE 1,600-Point Card
Store: Mr. Elephant
Price: $13.50 with free shipping when you like its Facebook page to receive a unique coupon code
Lowest By: $5
Expires: May 28
Is It Worth It?: Points, points, points! With this Editors' Choice deal, you get a fistful of Xbox LIVE points for the best price we've seen. The coupon code, which you receive after liking the Mr. Elephant Facebook page, lowers the price from $15 to just $13.50. You can use the points to gain additional content for Gears of War: Judgment and many other XBox LIVE games.
Madden NFL 25 Anniversary Edition for PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 Preorders
Price: $99.99 with free shipping
Is It Worth It?: This Editors' Choice video game, though at list price, comes with a code good for a 2013 regular season (17 weeks) trial of NFL Sunday Ticket on computer, tablet, and mobile devices via these options. It's expected for release on or around August 27.
Xbox 360 Game Bundle
Price: $30 with from $2.97 s&h
Is It Worth It?: It's an X-citing X-tra special for Xbox fans: Walmart offers two games for $30. You can choose from Bad Company 2, Mortal Kombat vs. DC, BioShock 2, or 102 other games up for grabs at this price. If you're not an Xbox gamer, no worries: Walmart has other video game bundles the same $30 price point. Assuming you take advantage of every game in every platform, you could net a dozen games for $170. Talk about going to the next level....
Nintendo Wii U 8GB Basic Console
Price: $239.99 with about $7 s&h
Lowest By: $30
Is It Worth It?: If you've been thinking about taking the Wii U plunge, this Editors' Choice deal may provide just the incentive you're looking for: It's within $2 of the all-time price low we've seen for this console, listed in January. The Wii U is backwards compatible and this bundle includes 8GB of internal memory, Wii U game pad, AC adapters, HDMI cable, and sensor bar.
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