Black Friday 2012 Video Games: The Best Deals For Gamers

By Juan G. Rodriguez , Updated Nov 16, 2012 04:04 PM EST

The biggest shopping day of the year is less than a week away because Black Friday starts at 9:00 pm on Thanksgiving. Many of the nations biggest retailers will be lowering prices and offering a slew or early bird sales, door buster deals and really cheap DVDs.

For gamers Black Friday offers an excellent chance to pick a great holiday system bundle. Some ads have already been leaked or released online giving shoppers a chance to set up a game plan for their holiday shopping experience. Here is list of essential Black Friday items gamers should go after.

Home Video Game Consoles, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U:  This is the most obvious item for gamers. If you have an Xbox 360 maybe it is time to grab a PlayStation 3 and vice versa.

PS3: Sony is offering a $200 PlayStation 3 bundle that includes a 250GB system, a 30-day PlayStation Plus trial membership, the Uncharted Dual Pack (Uncharted 1 and Uncharted 2), and the Infamous Collection (Infamous 1 and Infamous 2). Do not forget that it is also a Blu-ray player.

Xbox 360: The Xbox 360 has a special bundle in several stores. Target, Amazon, Sam's Club, Kmart and Microsoft Stores will offer the Xbox 360 4GB console with Kinect and "Kinect Disneyland Adventures" for $199.99. Best Buy will have a bundle that features a 250GB console, Skyrim and Forza 4 for $199.99. There are plenty more bundle for the Xbox 360 including GameStop's 250 GB console with Black Ops II for $250.00.

Wii U: The Nintendo Wii U will likely be sold out or in short supply at most retailers by the time you head out for some Black Friday shopping. But if history tells us anything most retailers will have a limited number of Wii Us on Black Friday. It will cost you regular price, but at least you will be the first one to have a Wii u on your block.

Video games: If you are going to get a new system, you are going to need some new video games and Black Friday has a lot of deals. Here are three major retailers and some of the games that will be on sale.

Best Buy Video Games:

$34.99 GamesAssassin's Creed III, Borderlands 2, FIFA Soccer 13,  Forza Horizon, Madden NFL 13 (PS3, Xbox 360). Diablo III (PC)

$29.99 Games: The Amazing Spider-Man, Battlefield 3 Premium Edition, Darksiders II, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, Need for Speed: Most Wanted (PS3, Xbox 360). Skylanders: Giants Starter Pack, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (Wii).

$24.99 Games: Avengers: Battle for Earth, Dance Central 3, Dragon Ball Z for Kinect, Just Dance 4 (Xbox 360) Kinect Sports: Ultimate Collection, Wipeout 3 (Xbox 360).

$14.99 Games: Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition, UFC Undisputed 3, Sniper Elite v2 (PS3, Xbox 360). Kingdom Hearts 3D (3DS), Halo: Reach (Xbox 360) and Mortal Kombat (PS Vita).

$7.99 Games: Assassin's Creed Revelations, Call of Juarez: The Cartel, Dead Island GOTY Edition, Grand Slam Tennis 2 (PS3. Xbox 360) Just Dance 3 (Wii) and The Sims 3 (PC).

GameStop Video Games:

$39.99 Games: Forza Horizon (Xbox 360) and Playstation All Star Battle Royale with new PlayStation 3 system purchase.

$29.99 Games: Kinect Sports Collection, Dance Central 3,  Fable Kinect Journey  (Xbox 360). Little Big Planet Karting (PS3). Battlefield 3 Premium Edition, Medal of Honor Warfighter and Need For Speed Most Wanted (PS3, Xbox 360).

Walmart Video Games:

$24.99 Games: The Amazing Spider-Man, Battlefield 3 Premium, Borderlands 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Dishonored, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, FIFA 13, Madden 13, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, NBA 2K13, Need For Speed: Most Wanted, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier,Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron,  and XCOM: Enemy Unknown (PS3, Xbox 360).

$14.99 Games: Call of Duty: Black Ops, LEGO Batman 2L DC Superheroes Max Payne 3 Red Dead Redemption GOTY Edition (PS3, Xbox 360). Dance Central 3, Forza Horizon, Kinect Sports (Xbox 360).

$9.99 Games: Batman: Arkham City, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: World at War, Dead Island, LEGO Batman, LEGO Harry Potter, and Saints Row 2 (PS3, Xbox 360).

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