Black Friday 2012 deals - A gamer's guide to the best holiday sales

Your guide to the biggest gaming bargains of 2012

WAL-MART – Sale starts Thurs @ 8pm

Wal-Mart has always been a Black Friday behemoth, and this year doesn't look to be any different. There's nothing that really separates it from the pack in terms of console deals, but with a ton of games marked down to $25, $15, and $10, you can bet that electronics section is going to be crawling.

Systems / Bundles


  • Xbox 360 4GB Skylanders bundle: $149
  • Xbox 360 Kinect Dance bundle: $229 (online - Thanksgiving)
  • PS3 160GB Superslim bundle w/ Infamous Collection and Uncharted Dual Pack: $199
  • Wii Console: $89
  • DSi XL: $99.96 (colors vary by store)

Games



We've done our best to identify the individual titles in Wal-Mart's ad and which system they're being advertised for in our list below. That said, just because it appears for one system, doesn't mean it won't be available for others. We will update if an official list goes public. In the meantime, here's what we've spotted in Wally's print and online ads so far.

  • Games for $10: 007 Legends, Batman: Arkham Asylum - Game of the Year (PS3), Batman: Arkham City (360), Cabela's Survival (PS3/360), Call of Duty: World at War (PS3/360), Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PS3/360), Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: Game of the Year (PS3/360), Darksiders (PS3), Dead Island (PS3/360), Game Party in Motion (360), Gran Turismo 5 XL Edition (PS3), L.A. Noire: Complete Edition (PS3/360), Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 (360), Lego Batman (360), LittleBigPlanet 2 (PS3), Ratchet & Clank All 4 One (PS3), Saints Row 2 (360), Super Smash Bros., The Sly Collection (PS3), SOCOM 4 (PS3), and UFC Trainer (360).
  • Games for $15: Angry Birds Trilogy (PS3), Borderlands Game of the Year Edition (PS3), Call of Duty: Black Ops (PS3/360), Dance Central 3 (360), Fable: The Journey (360), Forza Horizon (360), God of War Saga (PS3), Just Dance 3 (Wii), Kinect Sports: Ultimate Collection (360), LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (PS3/360/Wii), Mario Power Tennis (Wii), Mario Super Sluggers (Wii), Max Payne 3 (360), MBL 12: The Show (PS3), Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition (PS3/360), Spec Ops: The Link (PS3/360), Super Mario Galaxy (Wii), Super Paper Mario (Wii), Uncharted 3 (PS3), Wii Play Motion, Wii Play Sports, and Wipeout 2 (Wii).
  • Games for $25 Battlefield 3: Premium Edition (360), Borderlands 2 (PS3/360), Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (360), Dishonored (360), FIFA Soccer 13 (360), Just Dance 4 (360/Wii), Kinect Star Wars (360), LittleBigPlanet Karting (PS3), Madden 13 (PS3/360), Medal of Honor Warfighter (PS3), NBA 2K13 (360), NCAA Football 13 (360), Need for Speed: Most Wanted (360), Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii), Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (PS3/360), The Amazing Spider-Man (PS3/360), The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (360), Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (PS3/360), Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (360), Twisted Metal (PS3), Wipeout 3 (360/Wii), WWE 13 (PS3/360), XCOM: Enemy Unknown (PS3/360). Zumba Fitness (Wii), and Zumba Fitness 2 (Wii).
  • DS Games for $29.96: Mario Kart DS, New Super Mario Bros., Pokemon Black Version 2, and Pokemon White Version 2,

Other Games

  • Assassin's Creed 3 (PS3/360): $38.96
  • Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (Wii): $24.96

Accessories

  • PS3 DS3 Controller: $39.96
  • Skylander Starter Pack (Wii): $38.96
  • Wii U-Draw Game Tablet: $10
  • Xbox 360 Wireless Controller (white): $39.96
  • Xbox 360 Wireless Headset: $25
  • Xbox LIVE 3-month membership: $11.96
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