The Monday after Thanksgiving is known as Cyber Monday because it is one of the biggest days for online shopping. Why? Because it is the first day back at work for many in America and why waste time being productive in the corporate world when you can take advantage of some sweet deals from online merchants?
Here is a look at some of the best video game deals being offered today for the video game consumer.
GameStop is one of the most popular places for video game shopping, and today they have a pair of Xbox 360 bundles to check out. Both include a 250 GB Xbox 360 console, a 3 month Xbox LIVE card and a Xbox 360 Slim Vault: Nuclear Green case for the system, which includes a place to hold a controller.
The Kinect bundle is available for $399.99 and comes with a Kinect sensor, Kinect Adventures and a token to download Carnival Games. The “Value” bundle comes with Halo Reach download, and Fable 3 and is available for $299.99.
For those without a Nintendo Wii, GameStop has some deals worth taking advantage of, as this will be the final push for the Wii. A New Super Mario Brothers bundle comes with black Wii with Wii Motion Plus controller, a copy of New Super Mario Brothers Wii and a soundtrack of an orchestral recording of classic Mario-themed songs for $149.99. There are two Nintendo 3DS bundles available for $199.99 as well, which each contains a $20 Game Stop gift card. A Flame Red 3DS system comes bundled with the new release of Super Mario Land 3D, and a Cosmo Black 3DS comes bundled with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D.
The new LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 comes with a free t-shirt and copies of Batman Arkham City is $10 off and comes with a free movie (Batman Forever).
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Best Buy has a number of video game deals, including a free copy of The Sims 3 with the purchase of any other The Sims 3 purchase at regular price, so if there are a couple people on your list looking for The Sims 3, be sure to shop through Best Buy.
Best Buy is also giving away a free Xbox 360 wired headset with the purchase of Ace Combat: Assault Horizon and a free 480 Xbox LIVE card with the purchase of Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster.
Many popular games and accessories for various systems are also discounted online through the end of Monday, including Sonic Generations ($15 off), Forza Motorsport 4 ($25 off), Gears of War 3 ($30 off) and the Xbox 360 Kinect hardware ($50 off).
In addition, Best Buy is also offering a free $10 Best Buy gift card for any in-store pick-up of $100 or more.
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One of the pioneers of Cyber Monday, Amazon will have a number of secret deals released throughout the day, which will include a $100 credit for an Xbox 360, with their usual lightning deals in addition to their regular deals. Many popular games are discounted, similar to Best Buy’s price reductions.
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