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2011 Black Friday Video Game Sales Guide

2011 Black Friday Video Game Sales

It's that time of year again, Ranters. The magical corporate holiday after Thanksgiving and before Christmas known as Black Friday is nearly upon us. While the auspicious day isn't until November 25, several sales fliers have already begun to show up online. Black Friday falls in the busiest release month of the year for games. Indeed, this year is no exception. As such, many of your favorites and hotly anticipated titles are up for grabs for prices that are nothing short of insane.

Check out the Black Friday deals from four of the biggest games retailers around: Best Buy, Kmart, Walmart, GameStop

Best Buy's list of Black Friday deals leaked early, found its way online, and was a revelation for anyone thinking about buying an Assassin's Creed game this week. Assassin's Creed Revelations releases this week, but those of you patiently stalking Ezio's next adventure may want to consider holding off on a purchase. The highlights of the advert is Assassin's Creed Revelations for the incredible price of $34.99. The Best Buy deal also lists several other new/recent releases for $29.99.

But wait...that's not all! For the first time ever, Best Buy will offer free shipping on everything, and many of the Black Friday deals will be available online this year.

Best Buy

Opens at 12 AM Friday, Doorbuster tickets will be handed out two hours prior to the store opening.

Xbox 360

  • Xbox 360 250GB Holiday Bundle w/ Fable III & Halo Reach & 3 Month Xbox LIVE - $199.99
  • Xbox 360 Kinect - $99.99
  • Xbox LIVE 3 Month Gold Membership - $7.99
  • Xbox 360 Wireless Controller - $39.99
  • Turtle Beach X12 Wired Headset - $39.99
  • Battlefield 3 - $29.99
  • Rage - $29.99
  • Gears of War 3 - $29.99
  • Disney Universe - $29.99
  • Assassin's Creed Revelations - $34.99
  • Batman Arkham City - $29.99
  • Madden NFL 12 - $29.99
  • Need for Speed The Run - $29.99
  • Call of Duty Black Ops - $29.99
  • Disney Universe - $29.99
  • FIFA Soccer - $34.99
  • NBA 2K12 - $34.99
  • Forza 4 - $34.99
  • Gears of War - $7.99
  • Toy Story 3 - $7.99
  • Call of Duty World at War - $7.99
  • Homefront - $14.99
  • Dirt 3 - $14.99
  • Final Fantasy XIII - $14.99
  • Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions - $14.99
  • Just Dance 3 - $24.99
  • Dance Central 2 - $24.99
  • Kinect Sports Season 2 - $24.99
  • Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster - $24.99
  • Wipeout In The Zone Kinect - $24.99
  • UFC Personal Trainer - $24.99
  • The Sims 3 Pets - $24.99
  • Rabids Alive and Kicking - $24.99
  • X-Men Destiny - $29.99

PS3

  • Playstation 3 160GB Console Bundle w/ LittleBigPlanet 2 & Ratchet & Clank - $199.99
  • Battlefield 3 - $29.99
  • Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception - $29.99
  • Rage - $29.99
  • Disney Universe - $29.99
  • Assassin's Creed Revelations - $34.99
  • Batman Arkham City - $29.99
  • Madden NFL 12 - $29.99
  • Need for Speed The Run - $29.99
  • Call of Duty Black Ops - $29.99
  • Disney Universe - $29.99
  • FIFA Soccer - $34.99
  • NBA 2K12 - $34.99
  • Toy Story 3 - $7.99
  • Call of Duty World at War - $7.99
  • Homefront - $14.99
  • Final Fantasy XIII - $14.99
  • Dirt 3 - $14.99
  • Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions - $14.99
  • The Sims 3 Pets - $24.99
  • X-Men Destiny - $29.99

Nintendo Wii

  • Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Mega Pack - $79.99
  • Animal Crossing City Folk - $14.99
  • Go Vacation - $14.99
  • Pac Man Party - $7.99
  • Tetris Party Deluxe - $7.99
  • Jeopardy - $7.99
  • Survival Shadows of Katmai - $29.99
  • Cabelas Big Game Hunter 2012 - $29.99

Nintendo 3DS/DS

  • Flame Red 3DS Bundle w/ Super Mario 3D Land - $179.99
  • Cosmo Black 3DS Bundle w/ Zelda - $179.99
  • Ultimate Starter Kit for 3DS - $9.99
  • Scribblenauts (DS) - $7.99
  • Madden NFL Football - $14.99
  • The Sims 3 - $14.99

 

Best Buy, Kmart, Walmart, GameStop

MGS HD Black Friday Kmart

The big K is celebrating this Black Friday with a slew of deals that it is aptly calling its 'Blue Friday' promotion. What's nice about Kmart's list is that they had the courtesy to mention which deals will be doorbusters and which will be running all day. Unfortunately, the Friday doorbuster deals also happen to be the best deals the store is offering, and seem to outweigh the other Friday and Saturday promotions.

Some of the highlights from Kmart's offerings for Black Friday include Driver: San Francisco for $20, ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection, Rage, Kinect Sports Season 2 and Dance Central 2 for $30 each, and finally, Battlefield 3 or Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for $35 each. Considering the store opens at 5AM on Friday, you may want to get there early if you want to stake out Kmart.

Kmart

Doorbuster Deals start at 5 AM-11AM Friday and the Nintendo DSi special runs from 6AM-Noon Saturday. All other deals run all day Friday and Saturday

Console/Handheld Deals

  • Flaming Red Nintendo 3DS w/ Super Mario 3D Land - $179 + $25 Gaming Coupon (Friday Doorbuster)
  • *ShopYourWay Rewards members only
  • PlayStation 3 Holiday Bundle - $199.99 (Friday Doorbuster)
  • Includes Ratchet & Clank All 4 One & LittleBigPlanet 2 Special Edition
  • Xbox 360 4GB Console - $149.99
  • Xbox 360 Kinect Sensor - $99.99
  • Nintendo DSi - $149.99 + $25 Gaming Coupon - (Saturday Doorrbuster)
  • ShopYourWay Rewards members only

PS3

  • Battlefield 3 - $34.99 (Friday Doorbuster)
  • Madden NFL 12 - $39.99 (Friday Doorbuster)
  • NCAA Football 12 - $39.99 (Friday Doorbuster)
  • FIFA Soccer 12 - $39.99 (Friday Doorbuster)
  • Need for Speed The Run - $39.99 (Friday Doorbuster)
  • Medal Gear Solid HD Collection - $34.99 (Friday Doorbuster)
  • Driver San Francisco - $19.99 (Friday Doorbuster)
  • Rage - $29.99
  • Call of Duty Black Ops - $29.99
  • Killzone 3 - $29.99
  • ICO - $29.99
  • God of War III - $14.99
  • Heavy Rain - $14.99
  • Uncharted 2 - $14.99
  • Dualshock 3 Controller - $34.99

Xbox 360

  • Battlefield 3 - $34.99 (Friday Doorbuster)
  • Madden NFL 12 - $39.99 (Friday Doorbuster)
  • Gears of War 3 - $39.99 (Friday Doorbuster)
  • Forza 4 - $39.99
  • Call of Duty: MW2 - $14.99
  • Dance Central 2 - $29.99
  • Kinect Sports 2 - $29.99
  • Gears of War Triple Pack - $14.99
  • Transformers - $14.99
  • NCAA Football 12 - $39.99 (Friday Doorbuster)
  • FIFA Soccer 12 - $39.99 (Friday Doorbuster)
  • Need for Speed The Run - $39.99 (Friday Doorbuster)
  • Medal Gear Solid HD Collection - $34.99 (Friday Doorbuster)
  • Driver San Francisco - $19.99 (Friday Doorbuster)
  • Medal of Honor - $9.99 (Friday Doorbuster)
  • Enslaved - $9.99 (Friday Doorbuster)
  • Michael Jackson The Experience - $24.99 (Friday Doorbuster)
  • Rage - $29.99
  • Call of Duty Black Ops - $29.99
  • Xbox 360 Wireless Controller - $39.99
  • Xbox LIVE 3 Month Gold Card - $14.99

Nintendo Wii

  • WWE All Stars - $14.99 (Friday Doorbuster)
  • Top Shot Arcade 2 Pack - $17.99 (Friday Doorbuster)
  • Go Vacation - $14.99
  • Wii Wave controller - $4.99

Nintendo DS

  • Tangled - $9.99 (Friday Doorbuster)
  • Transformers - $14.99

Best Buy, Kmart, Walmart, GameStop

Blue Wii Black Friday Walmart

The house that Sam Walton built is tossing out $50 gift cards like party favors this Black Friday while also hammering home the point that a few Benjamins will go a long way. In fact, $200 will net you your choice of a 160 GB PS3 console with 2 games and 3 months of PlayStation Plus membership, an Xbox 360 4GB with Gears of War 3, 3 months of Xbox Live, and a $50 gift card, or an Xbox 360 4GB with KinectKinect Adventures, and a $50 gift card.

The biggest feather in Walmart's cap has to be the exclusive sale of the blue Wii in North America, which was originally offered in Europe as part of the Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games bundle. How much will this exclusive blue Wii cost? A bill. Yes that's right...for the incredibly low price of $100 you can net yourself a blue Wii.... provided you can push past a bunch of people desperate to get their hands on Super Mario Galaxy for $20.

Speaking of software, Walmart seems to have that angle pretty well covered too. inFamous 2, Killzone 3, Batman: Arkham City, Gears of War 3, Madden NFL 12, Call of Duty: Black Ops and Battlefield 3 are all going for $28. Some other classics that are being sold at a bargain include Uncharted 2, Heavy Rain, God of War III, and LittleBigPlanet which will all be on sale for $15 each. For Wii enthusiasts, the biggest deal on offer is the limited edition copy of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (which comes with a music CD and a gold Wii Remote plus) for $60.

Walmart

Only one doorbuster deal is listed. Friday at midnight Xbox 360 4GB Console w/ Gears of War 3 & 3 Month Xbox LIVE - $199 + $50 Gift Card. All other deals start Thursday and run all day Friday.

PS3

  • PS3 160GB Console with 2 games - $199.99
  • Rachet & Clank All 4 One
  • LittleBigPlanet 2
  • Shrek Forever After - $10
  • Pure - $10
  • Yakuza 4 - $10
  • Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days - $10
  • Cabelas Dangerous Hunts 2011 - $15
  • Uncharted 2 - $15
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - $15
  • Heavy Rain - $15
  • God of War III - $15
  • LittleBigPlanet - $15
  • inFamous 2 - $28
  • Killzone 3 - $28
  • Transformers Dark of the Moon - $28
  • Madden NFL 12 - $28
  • Call of Duty Black Ops - $28
  • Battlefield 3 - $28
  • Batman Arkham City - $28
  • Nascar 2011 - $28

Xbox 360

  • Xbox 360 4GB Kinect Console - $199 + $50 Gift Card
  • Xbox 360 Kinect Bundle - $99
  • Xbox LIVE 3 Month Subscription Card - $12
  • UFC Undisputed 2010 - $10
  • Bioshock 2 - $10
  • 007 Quantum of Solace - $10
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - $15
  • MX vs. ATV Alive - $15
  • Kinect Sports Season 2 - $15
  • Dance Central 2 - $15
  • Call of Duty Black Ops - $28
  • Battlefield 3 - $28
  • Batman Arkham City - $28
  • Gears of War 3 - $28
  • Nascar 2011 - $28
  • Forza Motorsport 4 - $28
  • FIFA Soccer 12 - $28
  • Transformers Dark of the Moon - $28
  • Madden NFL 12 - $28

Nintendo Wii

  • Nintendo Wii LE Blue Console - $99.96
  • Nintendo Wii Select Games - $19.96 Each
  • -Mario Super Sluggers
  • -Super Paper Mario
  • -Mario Strikers Charged
  • -Super Mario Galaxy
  • Wii Remote Plus - $39.96
  • The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword LE w/ Music CD & Gold Wii Remote Plus - $59.96
  • Wii Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Starter Pack - $49.96
  • Bakugan Battle Brawlers - $10
  • Game Party 2 - $10
  • Deal of No Deal - $10
  • How to Train Your Dragon - $10
  • Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz - $10
  • Shaun White Snowboarding - $10
  • Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 - $15
  • Wheel of Fortune - $15
  • Disney Epic Mickey - $15
  • Lego Batman - $15
  • Toy Story 3 - $15
  • Rio - $15
  • Cars 2 - $28
  • Michael Jackson: The Experience - $28
  • Just Dance 3 - $28

Best Buy, Kmart, Walmart, GameStop

GameStop Black Friday Sales

The last dedicated brick-and-mortar sales bastion for video games is offering up some nice, if somewhat predictable, deals on hardware and software this Black Friday. In all fairness, some of GameStop's Friday-only deals are pretty good. Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition, Dead Rising 2, Super Street Figther IV: Arcade Edition, and LA Noire are all being slashed to $20. Rage, Sonic Generations, Portal 2, and Crysis 2 are being marked down to $30, though we should mention that the markdown on Rage will only be available on Friday. Forza 4 and Gears of War 3 are both marked down for $40 for Friday only, while Rayman Origins and Battlefield 3 will see that markdown last for the entirety of the Black Friday weekend. GameStop also sets itself apart from the other retailers mentioned in this article by being the only one offering any kind of deals on PSP or PC games, though the pickings are pretty slim.

GameStop

Doors open midnight Friday and the sales last Friday and Saturday

Xbox 360

  • Xbox 360 4GB Console - $149.99
  • Kinect Sensor w/ 3 Games (Kinect Adventures, Gunstringer, Fruit Ninja) - $109.99 (11.25-11.27)
  • Buy 2, Get 1 Free on all pre-owned products (11.25-11.27)
  • Xbox LIVE 3 Month Gold Card - $12.99
  • Rage - $29.99 (Friday Only)
  • Gears of War 3 - $39.99 (Friday Only)
  • Forza 4 - $39.99 (Friday Only)
  • Borderlands Game of the Year Edition - $19.99 (Friday Only)
  • Sonic Generations - $29.99
  • Venetica - $9.99 (11.25-11.27)
  • The Sims 3 Pets - $29.99 (11.25-11.27)
  • Rayman Origins - $39.99
  • Driver - $19.99
  • Dead Rising 2 - $19.99
  • Great Battles Medieval - $19.99
  • Split Second - $9.99 (11.25-11.27)
  • Midnight Club Los Angelas - $9.99 (11.25-11.27)
  • Portal 2 - $29.99 (11.25-11.27)
  • Crysis 2 - $29.99 (11.25-11.27)
  • Tiger Woods 12 - $29.99 (11.25-11.27)
  • Battlefield Bad Company 2 - $9.99 (Friday Only)
  • Medal of Honor - $9.99 (Friday Only)
  • Call of Duty Black Ops - $34.99
  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 - $34.99
  • Madden NFL 12 Hall of Fame Edition - $59.99 (11.25-11.27)
  • Duke Nukem Forever - $9.99 (11.25-11.27)
  • Need for Speed: The Run - $39.99 (11.25-11.27)
  • Battlefield 3 - $39.99 (11.25-11.27)
  • Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition - $19.99
  • L.A. Noire - $19.99
  • JASF - $29.99
  • Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2012 w/ Gun - $59.99 (Friday Only)
  • FIFA Soccer 12 - $39.99 (11.25-11.27)
  • Madden NFL 12 - $39.99 (11.25-11.27)
  • NCAA Footbal 12 - 39.99 (11.25-11.27)
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - $9.99 (Friday Only)
  • Hulk Hogan's Main Event - $29.99
  • Zumba Fitness Party - $29.99
  • Rise of Nightmares - $29.99 (11.25-11.27)
  • Kinect Sports - $29.99 (11.25-11.27)
  • Kinect Sports Season 2 - $29.99 (11.25-11.27)
  • Dance Central - $29.99 (11.25-11.27)
  • Dance Central 2 - $29.99 (11.25-11.27)
  • Twister Mania - $39.99
  • Buy 2 Get 1 Free on Select Kinect Games:
  • -Just Dance 3
  • -Michael Jackson The Experience
  • -The Hole in the Wall
  • -Power Up Heroes
  • -Your Shape Fitness Evolved
  • -Motionsports Adrenaline

PS3

  • PS3 160GB Console Bundle w/ 2 Games (Ratchet & Clank All 4 One & LittleBigPlanet 2) - $199.97
  • Dualshock 3 Wireless Controller - $34.99 (Friday Only)
  • Buy 2, Get 1 Free on all pre-owned products (11.25-11.27)
  • Rayman Origins - $39.99
  • Borderlands Game of the Year Edition - $19.99 (Friday Only)
  • Sonic Generations - $29.99
  • Driver - $19.99
  • Venetica - $9.99 (11.25-11.27)
  • The Sims 3 Pets - $29.99 (11.25-11.27)
  • Battlefield Bad Company 2 - $9.99 (Friday Only)
  • Medal of Honor - $9.99 (Friday Only)
  • Call of Duty Black Ops - $34.99
  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 - $34.99
  • Madden NFL 12 Hall of Fame Edition - $59.99 (11.25-11.27)
  • Rocksmith - $49.99
  • Dynasty Warriors 7 - $29.99
  • Duke Nukem Forever - $9.99 (11.25-11.27)
  • Need for Speed: The Run - $39.99 (11.25-11.27)
  • Battlefield 3 - $39.99 (11.25-11.27)
  • Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition - $19.99
  • L.A. Noire - $19.99
  • JASF - $29.99
  • Resident Evil 5 - $19.99
  • Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2012 w/ Gun - $59.99 (Friday Only)
  • FIFA Soccer 12 - $39.99 (11.25-11.27)
  • Madden NFL 12 - $39.99 (11.25-11.27)
  • NCAA Footbal 12 - 39.99 (11.25-11.27)
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - $9.99 (Friday Only)
  • God of War III - $14.99 (11.25-11.27)
  • MAG - $14.99 (11.25-11.27)
  • Ratchet Clank Future: A Crack in Time - $14.99 (11.25-11.27)
  • Uncharted 2 - $14.99 (11.25-11.27)
  • Heavy Rain - $14.99 (11.25-11.27)

Nintendo Wii

  • Nintendo Wii Blue Console Bundle w/ New Super Mario Bros & Super Mario Galaxy Soundtrack CD - $149.99
  • Wii USB Charge Station - $9.99
  • Buy 2, Get 1 Free on all pre-owned products (11.25-11.27)
  • Rayman Origins - $29.99
  • Go Vacation - $19.99
  • LEGO Harry Potter - $9.99
  • Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2012 w/ Gun - $39.99 (Friday Only)

Nintendo 3DS/DS

  • Buy 2, Get 1 Free on all pre-owned products (11.25-11.27)
  • Rayman 3D - $14.99
  • Cooking Mama 4 - $19.99
  • 3DS Mario Kit - $14.99
  • LEGO Batman - $9.99
  • LEGO Harry Potter - $9.99
  • Zhu Zhu Princess - $9.99
  • Battles Ninjago - $9.99
  • Wipeout The Game - $14.99

PC

  • Buy any Sims 3 PC Game, Get 1 Free
  • World of Warcraft - $19.99
  • World of Warcraft The Lich King - $19.99
  • Warcraft Battlechest - $9.99

PSP

  • Buy 2, Get 1 Free on all pre-owned products (11.25-11.27)
  • 4GB PSP Memory Card - $14.99 (Friday Only)

Best Buy, Kmart, Walmart, GameStop

Remember, Black Friday this year officially kicks off November 25 and will run through the weekend. Some stores, as noted above, will have sales and doorbuster deals available starting Thursday. As always, be safe this Black Friday -- don't get trampled on or do any trampling!

So what are your plans for Black Friday this year, Ranters? Anyone going to brave the madness? Or will you hold out for Cyber Monday?

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Source: GAMERDeals.net

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