New or used? PlayStation or Xbox? Great deals or stupendous ones? Either way, these video games deals are for the win! With five Editors' Choice deals, you can play on a used PlayStation Vita, the latest BioShock game, and more until your heart's content.
Used PlayStation Vita WiFi System Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified Bundle
Price: $169.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $49
Is It Worth It?: In the game shopping arena, this is an easy win: This used system and Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified Limited Edition for PlayStation Vita plus a 4GB Memory Card come in at a savings of $49. CNET loves the Vita, calling it simply "the most advanced portable gaming system ever made."
The PlayStation Vita features a multi-touch 5" organic light emitting display (OLED) front display, multi-touch pad on the rear of the device, dual analog sticks, front- and rear-facing digital cameras, and more. No warranty information is provided. Also, this used item may be missing accessories and have dents or scratches.
Xbox 360 Game Preorders bundled with 1,600 Microsoft Points
Store: Microsoft Store
Price: $59.99 with free shipping
Is It Worth It?: Microsoft has made this quite the irresistible gamer's play: The 1,600 Microsoft Points for Xbox LIVE alone are worth $20, and assuming you'll use the points, each of these games are at the lowest total price we could find. Games include Tomb Raider for Xbox 360 (due March 5); Grand Theft Auto V for Xbox 360 (due September 17) and BioShock Infinite for Xbox 360 (pictured, due March 26). It's a bit early for reviews on these titles, but we're sure hours of action, adventure, and fun are included. Be sure to browse for more eligible titles at Microsoft Store.
Dead Space 3 for PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360
Price: $39.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $20
Is It Worth It?: With this game, you follow Isaac Clarke and merciless soldier John Carver on a journey across space to discover the source of the Necromorph outbreak. We're not sure how to battle a plague like that, but our deal will help you to slay the High Price Gargoyle, as we found the lowest total price for either edition by $20. Forbes writes that "Dead Space 3 may have lost some of the terror that defined the franchise early on, but the thrill is not gone — not by a long shot." Note that Amazon has the Limited Edition for PS3, Xbox 360, or Windows for the same price.
Ninja Gaiden 3 for Xbox 360
Price: $9.99 with $2.28 s&h
Lowest By: $10
Is It Worth It?: Here's your chance to join Ryu Hayabusa on a mission to save England's prime minister from terrorists. They've actually targeted Hayabusa, knowing he will come to London to rescue their high-profile hostage; you've targeted a price that's $5 under our August mention. Game Informer concludes that "the action can be fast-paced and engaging at times," making this game an exciting way to spend the last few weeks of winter.
Used Bulletstorm for PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360
Store: Best Buy
Price: $1.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $12
Is It Worth It?: As members of the elite peacekeeping force Dead Echo, Grayson Hunt and Ishi Sato fear deception within the ranks and decide to strike out on their own. In their quest for cash, these former mercenaries come upon their ex-commander's warship. In your quest for cash, you'll pay less than a medium mocha for this game, a current price low by $12 compared to a new unit. Parents, be aware that this is a first-person shooter game with an emphasis on the shooting part, of which there's no shortage. The folks at Joystiq like it, though: "Bulletstorm is ridiculous, but in the way that the very best guilty pleasures are."