As of Friday, the GameStop Black Friday ad was released with the video game retailer’s sales deals revealed. Among them are the heavy hitters in the gaming world, as the Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4 bundles are featured. There are also plenty of games and accessories for avid gamers. Also featured is another item which is expected to be popular this holiday season, the Nintendo 3DS portable game system in a bundle.
The 2016 Black Friday sales deals were revealed by various websites dedicated to the busy shopping season, including BFAds. Among their deals is the choice of either a PS4 bundle or Xbox One bundle for $249.99. The PlayStation 4 bundle includes a 500-gigabyte game system with the Uncharted 4 title as well as a choice of either The Last of Us Remastered or Ratchet & Clank game as well. The Xbox One S blue bundle includes a 500-gigabyte game system with Gears of War 4 included.
For those who want to save even more on a system, there are advertised deals of $219.99 for just an Xbox One 500GB Console. There are no games advertised along with that price and the system is pre-owned. There’s also a variety of pre-owned games listed at $9.99 for the Xbox One.
The Nintendo 3DS is a popular portable gaming system, and many Black Friday deals seem to be focused on this item. As Gamespot reported the 3DS will be listed at $100 at GameStop and will be a limited edition of the device. The deal will include two new models offered at $100 on November 25 only. These regular-size models will feature Mushroom Kingdom characters imprinted on them.
The Nintendo 3DS deal may be among the best out there as it’s normally offered at $150 in a bundle. There 3DS XL is sold at $200. Gamespot mentioned that numerous retailers have already revealed they will have the $250 price on Xbox One or PlayStation 4 bundles for their Black Friday sales.However, it’s important to note that these will not include a game inside the package, so gift givers may want to keep an eye out for the deals on video game titles.
A handful of PS4 or Xbox One titles will be reduced in price to $9.99 including Mad Max, Star Wars: Battlefront, and DOOM. There will also be $19.99 titles including Dying Light: The Following Enhanced Edition and Mortal Kombat XL, also for either the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One systems.
In terms of accessories, GameStop is advertising a new gold PS4 DualShock controller for just $64.99, a Triton Karma Wired Headset for $19.99, and Plantronics RIG 500HX Wired Headset for $39.99. A LevelUp Blue Gaming Rocker Chair will be reduced $20 down to $39.99 for the sale. Those are just a few of the many deals that are seen in the ad released for GameStop.
The Black Friday shopping season is always a busy and hectic one. Sorting through deals whether they are online or in stores can be stressful, but thanks to the emergence of many websites out there, shoppers are able to get a better handle on what deals to grab and which sales to skip.
As US News reported in their recent Black Friday report, last year there was $11 billion spent just for online shopping during the Thanksgiving weekend. The report also notes that shopping on Black Friday can give the benefit of doorbuster deals not offered at any other times during the shopping season.
As DealNews has listed on their website, GameStop will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, while a number of other retailers will be open for business. The GameStop stores will open up as of 5 a.m. on Black Friday itself, with the website obviously up for business 24 hours, seven days a week.
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