The Christmas surge is almost upon us. Soon, shoppers will be leaving their Thanksgiving dinners early to head out into the wee hours of the morning to find the best deals for the holidays. Yes, Black Friday is coming, once again tempting Americans with ridiculous deals only available at hours in the morning humans shouldn’t be awake at. But who’s going to rush into a Black Friday sale without any guidance?
The Xbox 360 is still a best-selling console, and just because the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are now on store shelves doesn’t mean the 360 should be ignored. Here are the best Black Friday deals for the last-gen console for that gamer in your life.
1. GameStop Xbox 360 500GB ‘Call of Duty’ Bundle: $199.99
Two best-selling games and a console for less than $200? Count me in. GameStop is selling Xbox 360s bundled with the last two Call of Duty games, Ghosts and Advanced Warefare, for only $199 through November 29. The Xbox 360 comes with a 500GB hard drive, which is more than enough room to download tons of games, arcade and AAA alike. If you know someone who hasn’t experienced magic of the Xbox 360 yet, this is the perfect gift for them.
2. Walmart Turtle Beach Universal Headset: $39
Every gamer needs a headset. It allows one to trash talk opponents and coordinate with teammates during online matches. It’s a crucial component for any multiplayer game. When it comes to headsets, Turtle Beach reigns supreme. Each headset the company makes is packed with quality and care. The Turtle Beach universal headset, which is normally close to $80, therefore makes a perfect gift. Best of all, because it’s a universal headset, it can be used on your Xbox 360, PS3 or PC.
3. Amazon Video Game Deals
It wouldn’t be a Black Friday deals list without some actual video game bargains, right? Fortunately, Amazon is here to help. The online retailer will have deals on a handful of Xbox 360 games, from Final Fantasy to Resident Evil. Bargains such as these can be found everywhere this holiday season; almost every store will have price cuts on new- and last-gen console games alike, but it’s hard to beat the convenience of Amazon. Lightning Returns, Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil Revelations have all been slashed by at least 50 percent.
4. Microsoft Store Deals
What better place to get Black Friday savings on a Microsoft console than Microsoft’s store? The company will have tons of online savings this holiday, including the unforgotten Xbox 360. There will be an Xbox 360 Peggle 2 bundle and a 4GB console available on sale. You can also nab games like Sniper Elite 3, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, The Evil Within, Wolfenstein: The New Order, Thief and more for the 360. The price of these bargains haven’t been disclosed yet, but I’m confident you’ll save some bucks shopping in Microsoft’s store.
5. Walmart Xbox 360 4GB Console: $99
Walmart will be selling 4GB Xbox 360 consoles, normally $179, for only $99 on Black Friday. To get a solid, reputable video game system for such a cheap price is a steal. It may only come with four gigabytes of hard drive space, but if you’re not into buying tons of arcade games or DLC, you don’t really need much more than that. These are sure to go fast, so act quick if you want to nab one this holiday.