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4:36 PM on 11.23.2008 // Conrad Zimmerman

Just because the biggest shopping day of the year is right around the corner, doesn't mean that the retailers aren't fighting for your dollars during the rest of the week.

Target, in particular, has come out swinging. Several recent releases for PS2 and DS are getting some very nice discounts. In addition, there are several Gift Card opportunities on the table for Left 4 Dead and Rock Band 2.

Best Buy has made some permanent price drops. Too Human and Battlefield: Bad Company are now ten dollars less. And they're still working on clearing out their inventory of Rock Band bundles. The PS3 version of the first game in the series will save you $20 bucks this week.

All of the deals this week end on Wednesday, with Black Friday deals going into effect. We'll be rounding up all of those for you later in the week. For now, check out everything this week has to offer. 

Best Buy

Software Discounts

  • Too Human [360] - $39.99 ($10 price drop)
  • Battlefield: Bad Company [360] - $39.99 ($10 price drop)
  • Rock Band Special Edition [PS3] - $119.99 ($20 savings)

Accessory Discounts

  • PS3 Blu-Ray remote control - $19.99 ($5 savings)

Software Discounts

  • Left 4 Dead [360] - $52.99 ($7 savings)
  • Left 4 Dead [PC] - $39.99 ($10 savings)

GameStop(Please note that GameStop's ad cycle differs from most major retailers, with ads being released on Fridays. Promotions listed here may expire Thursday night.)

Software Discounts

  • Mario Kart: Double Dash [GC] - $19.99 ($10 savings)
  • Final Fantasy III [DS] - 12.99 ($5 savings)
  • SOCOM Fireteam Bravo 2 [PSP] - $9.99 ($8 savings)
  • Black [Xbox] - $9.99 ($8 savings)
  • Black [PS2] - $9.99 ($5 savings)
  • Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception [PSP] - $19.99 ($20 price drop)

Gift with Purchase promotions

  • Nintendo DS handheld - Free fashion sleeve with purchase ($9.99 value)

Pre-Order promotions

  • Bionic Commando [360/PS3] - Exclusive patch set with pre-order


Software Discounts

  • Guitar Hero: Aerosmith [PS2] - $22 ($17.99 savings)
  • LEGO Batman [PS2] - $22 ($17.99 savings)
  • Madden NFL 09 [PS2] - $22 ($17.99 savings)
  • Fifa 09 [PS2] - $22 ($17.99 savings)
  • NBA Live 09 [PS2] - $22 ($17.99 savings)
  • NCAA Football 09 [PS2] - $22 ($17.99 savings)
  • Star Wars: Force Unleashed [PS2] - $22 ($17.99 savings)
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 [PS2] - $22 ($17.99 savings)
  • Disney Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force [DS] - $25 ($4.99 savings)
  • Drawn to Life: Spongebob Squarepants Edition [DS] - $25 ($4.99 savings)
  • Mario Party DS [DS] - $25 ($9.99 savings)
  • Mario Kart DS [DS] - $25 ($9.99 savings)
  • My Sims Kingdom [DS] - $25 ($4.99 savings)
  • Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood [DS] - $25 ($4.99 savings)

Gift with Purchase promotions

  • Petz: Monkeyz House [DS] - $5 Gift Card with purchase
  • Spectrobes: Beyond the Portals [DS] - $5 Gift Card with purchase
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars Lightsaber Deuls [Wii] - $5 Gift Card with purchase
  • Pop Star Guitar [Wii] - $10 Gift Card with purchase
  • Fable II [360] - $10 Gift Card with purchase
  • Need for Speed Undercover [360/PS3] - $10 Gift Card with purchase
  • Rock Band 2 [360/PS3] - $10 Gift Card with purchase
  • Left 4 Dead [360] - $10 Gift Card with purchase

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