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Discountoid: Cyber Monday 2008

3:40 AM on 12.01.2008 // Samit Sarkar

Just in case you didn’t max out all your credit cards on Black Friday, online retailers have fabricated a new bastion of American consumerism in recent years: “Cyber Monday.” It’s the Monday after Thanksgiving, and while Black Friday is still thought of as a day for brick-and-mortar retailers to make bank, Cyber Monday was designed to help so-called e-tailers kick off their holiday shopping season. It’s even got its own Web site,, which is sponsored by the National Retail Federation’s -- so you know it’s legit!

So why should you give a damn? Why, because there are some great deals to be had on videogames, of course! LittleBigPlanet can be found at Amazon for $39.95 (20% off), Best Buy is offering a free 3-month Xbox Live Gold card with the purchase of Gears of War 2, and you can get Ninjatown for half price ($14.99) at Follow me to the jump for the best of what Cyber Monday has to offer videogame-wise!

[Editor’s note: Most of these deals -- especially the ones at Amazon -- are only valid while supplies last; if you happen to click onto a particular item’s page and you see the regular price, then you’ve missed out. It’s already Monday all across the continental US, so go, go, go! Also, you can click on the images for all the retailers except for Target to be taken to their respective Cyber Monday videogame deals pages. --Samit]


Software Discounts

  • Spore [PC/Mac] - $19.95 ($30 savings)
  • LittleBigPlanet [PS3] - $39.95 ($20 savings)
  • Saints Row 2 [PS3/360] - $43.95 ($16 savings)
  • Mario Super Sluggers [Wii] - $43.95 ($16 savings)
  • Fable II [360] - $39.95 ($20 savings)
  • Katamari Damacy [PS2] - $9.95 ($10 savings)
  • Resistance 2 (Collector’s Edition) [PS3] - $59.95 ($20 savings)
  • Star Ocean: First Departure [PSP] - $29.95 ($10 savings)
  • Okami [Wii] - $19.95 ($20 savings)

Hardware Discounts

  • Nintendo DS Lite (Limited Edition Pink Ribbon) - $99.95 ($30 savings)
Gift with Purchase Promotions
  • Buy an Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Bundle, get Halo 3 and a 1-month Xbox Live Gold subscription card free - $399.99 ($68 savings)
  • Buy a Silver PSP-3000 Limited Edition Ratchet & Clank Entertainment Pack, get a qualifying game free - $199.99 (up to $30 savings)

Best Buy

Software Discounts

  • Pure [PS3/360] - $39.99 ($20 savings)
  • Halo 3 [360] - $37.99 ($22 savings)
  • Buy Resistance 2, get Resistance: Fall of Man for $9.99 [PS3] - $69.98 ($20 savings)
  • $10 off Guitar Hero: Aerosmith game-and-guitar bundles [PS3/360/Wii/PS2] - [various prices]
Gift with Purchase Promotions
  • Free 3-month Xbox Live Gold subscription card with purchase of Gears of War 2 [360] - $59.99 ($20 savings)

Software Discounts

  • Ninjatown [DS] - $14.99 ($15 savings)
  • $10 off Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 [PC] (Regular/Premier Editions) - $39.99/$54.99
  • $10 off Tomb Raider: Underworld [PS3/360/Wii/PC] - $49.99/$29.99


Note: These deals are available all week, not just on Cyber Monday; they (among others) can be found on page 16 of Target’s weekly ad.

Software Discounts

  • Mirror’s Edge [PS3/360] - $44 ($16 savings)
  • Rock Band 2 (game only) [PS3/360] - $44 ($16 savings)
  • Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip (Target Limited Edition) [Wii] - $44 ($11 savings)
  • LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures [PS3/Wii] - $44 ($6 savings)

Toys R Us

Software Discounts

  • Scene It? [360] - $19.99 ($20 savings)
  • Halo 3 (Legendary Edition) [360] - $44.99 ($45 savings)
  • BioShock [360] - $19.99 ($20 savings)
(While effort has been made to ensure accurate information, please note that major retailers produce ads on a regional basis. Your local store may have promotions that differ from those listed above. Please contact your local store to verify stock and pricing. Caveat emptor.)

Samit Sarkar,
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