Although many critics have declared the next-gen console war over (and PS4 the winner), last week a Microsoft exec said the Xbox One is making a slow and steady comeback. If you've remained neutral thus far, then this could be the time to declare a side, as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One console bundles lead this week's roundup of Editors' Choice gaming deals.
PlayStation 4 500GB Console Bundle with a $100 Dell eGift Card
Store: Dell Home
Price: $449.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $68
Is It Worth It?: Want to see why the PS4 is outselling its competition? Here's the bundle you want to buy. Along with a $100 Dell gift card, this fully-loaded pack includes the PS4 console, a copy of inFAMOUS: Second Son, and a PlayStation Plus 3-month membership. Assuming you'll use the gift card, that's a $68 price low for these items. The console also comes with a DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller, a wired headset, and cables.
If sports games are more your speed, you can grab the same bundle with MLB 14: The Show for PlayStation 4 instead of InFAMOUS for $449.99 with free shipping. That's another price low, this time by $71. Either way, the Dell eGift card will be emailed 10 to 20 days after purchase.
Xbox One 500GB Console Bundle with a $100 Dell eGift Card
Store: Dell Home
Price: $439 with free shipping
Lowest By: $63
Expires: July 17
Is It Worth It?: On the other side of the console aisle, the Kinect-less Xbox One is a good choice for budget-minded Xbox fans. The $100 Dell credit sweetens this deal considerably, although the bundled 12-month Xbox Live Gold subscription doesn't hurt. Assuming you'll use the credit, this console and subscription are a $63 price low. Included with the console are a wireless controller, chat headset, HDMI cable, and power supply.
Also, the Dell eGift card will be emailed 10 to 20 days after purchase.
Call of Duty: Ghosts for Xbox One
Store: DealFisher via Rakuten Shopping
Price: $5.99 via coupon code "TREAT4U" with free shipping
Lowest By: $20
Expires: July 16
Is It Worth It?: Call of Duty: Ghosts is one of those games that critics mostly liked and gamers kind of hated, which you can easily see from its vastly divergent Metacritic scores. If you're an Xbox One owner that didn't want to bite on the game at higher prices, now is the time. New customers can grab this game for just $6 via coupon code "TREAT4U", which is a $20 price low.
Newly registered Rakuten customers looking to fatten up their game collections should browse the full selection of Xbox One games on offer from DealFisher. Coupon code "TREAT4U" shaves $13 off each title, saving you at least $14. Plus, all items qualify for free shipping.
Used PlayStation 3 500GB Slim Console
Price: $129.99 via coupon code "13369912" with free shipping
Lowest By: $160
Is It Worth It?: Next-gen, schmext-gen. There's still plenty of content around for the PS3, and this used unit offer from CowBoom is pretty awesome. Use coupon code "13369912" to cut the price down to $130, which is tied as the lowest we've seen and $160 under what you'll pay for a new one. The PS3 features a built-in Blu-ray player, WiFi, and HDMI output.
Note: No warranty information is provided. Also, this used unit may have scratches or dents and/or be missing accessories, such as a controller.
Saitek Pro Flight Pacific AV8R FlightStick for PlayStation 3
Store: Mad Catz
Price: $19.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $30
Is It Worth It?: You can put that new-to-you PS3 to work on some aerial combat games with the Saitek Pro Flight Pacific AV8R FlightStick. This joystick controller is designed to replicate the look and feel of a WWII flight stick, with a removable grip and aircraft-inspired toggle switches. At $20, it's a $30 price low.