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The Best of the Black Friday Ads: Gaming Consoles

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In our Black Friday predictions piece, we posited that many of the game console deals during the shopping holiday weekend would involve appealing bundle offers. And as more and more Black Friday ads have leaked, it looks like we were spot-on. That said, there are also several notable console-only deals.

Below we've rounded up all the Black Friday gaming console deal mentions we've seen so far, but there are some particularly noteworthy offers to highlight first. Nintendo fans should check out the Wii consoles for $99, which tie an October deal as the lowest price we've seen for a new Wii. (That October deal, by the way, was a bundle with in-store pickup only at Fry's; typically, only refurbished consoles hit this price point.)

Also notable is the Xbox 360 4GB console for $100, which is by far the best price we've seen on that item. It's only available at AAFES.com though, which serves the military community. Otherwise, the deal for $140 at Target is the next all-time low, beating a $200 offer we saw that came with a $50 gift card. (We've also seen the console for $200 with a $50 gift card and two games, but again, it was only available for pickup at Fry's.) Lastly, the Xbox 360 250GB console for $200 with a $50 gift card at Walmart is also an all-time low, as is the 250GB Holiday Bundle for $199 at Sam's Club and $200 at Best Buy.

While some of these offers are obviously better than others, keep in mind that most offers apply to in-store only sales and will be in short supply, so it's good to keep track of all your options. Therefore, we've rounded up all the game console ads we've seen so far.

Nintendo Wii (confirmed)

Nintendo Wii (rumored)

Microsoft Xbox 360 (confirmed)

Microsoft Xbox 360 (rumored)

PlayStation 3 (confirmed)

PlayStation 3 (rumored)

We're constantly unearthing new ads, so keep an eye on future ones by bookmarking our Black Friday page.


Jeff Somogyi is the dealnews Media Editor. He writes features, content, and hosts the podcast. He encourages you to follow him on Twitter or on his blog, but not in real life. You can also sign up for an email alert for all dealnews features.
Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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