Cyber Monday 2016, which officially starts tomorrow, actually began days ago. Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and many other major retailers’ Cyber Monday sales are already live on their websites, and the event is expected to continue throughout the duration of this upcoming week.
While Black Friday saw record-breaking sales for video game bundles, notably the Sony PS4 Slim, the Xbox One S, and the Nintendo 3DS, Cyber Monday actually has more creative and intriguing packages. Since most gaming deals are online only — some stores are actually breaking this rule — it is vital to know when and where the sales will be. Popular online Cyber Monday doorbusters will be sold out quickly, and every second matters.
A complete list of live video game deals can be found at BestBlackFriday.com, but here are some of the most popular deals.
Disclaimer: The author, Phillip Dengler, is the owner of BestBlackFriday.com, which is referenced in this article. The Inquisitr holds no ownership.
Microsoft Xbox One S
As with Black Friday, the basic discount on Xbox One S bundles on Cyber Monday is $50 off. The 500 GB version retails for $299.99, the 1 TB version retails for $349.99, and the 2 TB version retails for $399.99. Deals for the 2 TB version were fairly rare on Black Friday, but they are much more abundant on Cyber Monday. Here is the top offer.
Xbox One S Console Bundle + $40 Walmart Gift Card & Choice of 4k UltraHD Movie for $249 (save $59.96) at Walmart
Like other retailers selling the 500 GB Xbox One S, Walmart’s deal is for $249, which is a discount of $50. To make the deal even better, they are also including the choice of one of six different 4K Ultra HD Movies. Finally, you will also get a Walmart gift card valued at $40, which makes this one of the top Xbox One S deals of the year. As with any order of $50 or more at Walmart on Cyber Monday, this will ship for free. You can purchase the bundle now at Walmart’s website, but there are only limited quantities
Here are a few of the other better Xbox One S deals that are available.
- Free 4K UHD Movie with Xbox One S Console Purchases (discounted by $50) at Best Buy
- Free Controller with Purchase of Various 1TB Xbox One S Bundles (discounted by $50) at Best Buy
- Save $50 on Xbox One 500 GB and 1 TB Bundles (includes store exclusives) at GameStop
- Save $50 on Xbox One S Bundles and Receive a $25 Gift Code at the Microsoft Store
Sony PS4 Slim and Pro
Like the Xbox One S, the majority of stores are centering their PS4 deals around a discount of $50. While some retailers are only offering a $50 discount, others are including other incentives such as additional free games, controllers, and store gift cards. Here is the top offer.
Free Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition game with PlayStation 4 Pro or PlayStation 4 Slim Consoles at Best Buy
The average bundle on Black Friday for the PS4 Slim was the Uncharted 4 bundle for $249.99, which is a discount of $50 from the retail price of $299.99. While the same bundle is the main offer for Cyber Monday, the packages are already much more creative. Best Buy is throwing in the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition game with the purchase of all PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro bundles. All orders at Best Buy this holiday season will ship for free, so both of the available bundles are included. You can purchase the bundle now at Best Buy’s website, but there are only limited quantities.
Here are a few of the other better PS4 deals that are available.
- PS4 Slim Uncharted 4 Bundle for $249 (save $50.96) at Walmart
- PS4 Slim Uncharted 4 Bundle for $249.99 (save $50) at GameStop
- Playstation 4 Pro Console + Watch Dogs 2 + Street Fighter for $399.99 (save $99.98) at eBay
The Nintendo 3DS is one of the hottest items this holiday season, but supplies have been extremely limited. The Super Mario Black and White Editions have been the featured models, but shoppers are frustrated at the lack of quantity. Many stores sold both models for $99.99 on Black Friday, which is a discount of $50 from the retail price of $149.99. While retailers are advertising the same price for Cyber Monday, many stores are sold out. This is unlikely to change throughout the day on Monday, so you are going to have to get lucky in order to be on a store website when they have the 3DS in stock.
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