Consoles, portables, and accessories
Even with the early store openings they're calling Gray Thursday, Black Friday is really only one shopping day, so it's understandable that you'd want to maximize your time. We've done the footwork for you so you can go straight to the cheapest place for whatever you might be looking for. We've sorted the list by the top gaming items for Black Friday 2013 so you can see who has what for the best price, with the main link taking you to the lowest price we've found.
Please note that these items will switch over to their lowest price on Black Friday, so you may have to revisit some of these links on Friday morning. As for the unlinked products, you'll have to wait in line at the store for those.
As always, if you find something we've missed, or you've found a better deal than we have, let us know.
PS4 -- $399
These will be hard to come by, but some retailers, including Walmart and GameStop, will be putting out stock on Black Friday. Line up early!
Xbox One -- $499
These will be hard to come by, but some retailers, including Walmart and GameStop, will be putting out stock on Black Friday. Equip your best armor!
PS3 13GB System -- $149
Amazon | Walmart
Amazon, Walmart and others have the 12GB PS3 slim for $50 off for the weekend. But it's not as good a deal as...
This is THE deal for Black Friday for videogames. Everyone has the same price, it seems.
GameStop has the exclusive on this slim PS3 bundle in a cool blue color.
Xbox 360 4GB E system -- $99
Walmart $99 in store
Don't mess with the rest. The next lowest price on this system is nearly twice as much.
Amazon has the free shipping for you Prime members, but Best Buy may be the way to go with this bundle as they're throwing in Darksiders II and a code for Batman: Arkham City.
Xbox 360 Kinect bundle with Kinect Sports and Kinect Adventues -- $189
If you hate the good games in the previous bundle and want dorky Kinect games, get this one at Target.
Best Buy | Kmart $299 w/o Wii Remote
The Best Buy price on this bundle is fantastic -- three games and the 32GB console for $320.
Wii U Skylanders Swap Force bundle (8GB system) -- $299.99
Pre-owned Wii -- $39.99
If you still want the Wii, this thing is a better buy than the Wii Mini.
Nintendo 2DS -- $99.99
Walmart | Kmart ($119.99) | GameStop ($129.99)
Don't even mess with the rest as Walmart has the new 2DS for the lowest price. This is one of the hottest items this year. Good luck getting one, though.
Nintendo 3DS Luigi's Mansion Bundle -- $149.99
Amazon | Best Buy (use code 3DSDEAL for $149) | Target | Walmart | Kmart | Toys R Us | GameStop
Awesome system, awesome game. Awesome price, if you can find it.
Target $149.99 | GameStop $219.99
Earlier in the week Nintendo tweeted that the Zelda 3DS bundle would be priced at $149 at Target on Black Friday.
Nintendo 3DS XL (Black, Blue, Red, White/Pink) -- $149.99
Go to Target if you need a 3DS XL and can't find the sweet Zelda or Luigi ones.
PlayStation Vita -- $169.99
Best Buy $169.99 | GameStop $179
You may or may not see the Best Buy price of $169 online, but it is that price at stores. Other retailers are at $179 if you can't find it at the Blue and Yellow.
Walmart.com has a deal where you can get a Vita, The Walking Dead, another game, and an accessory, all for $199.
DualShock 3 -- $34.99
Amazon | Best Buy | Target ($39.99) | Walmart ($39.96) | Toys R Us ($39.99)
Amazon and Best Buy have the best prices on DualShock 3 controllers. Amazon has a bunch of different colors.
Xbox 360 Camo controller -- $34.99
Amazon | Best Buy $39.99
Amazon is $5 cheaper than the rest on this camo contorller.
Ear Force X12 Headset -- $34.99
Best Buy | Target ($39.99)
8GB PlayStation Vita Memory Card -- $9.99
Normally you'd laugh off an 8GB memory card, but when you consider how overpriced the Vita memory cards are, the $10 card at GameStop is a must-grab item.
PS3 Pulse Wireless Headset -- $79.99
PlayStation Plus Membership -- $29.99
GameStop has PS Plus for 1 year for $20 off.
Xbox Live Gold 3-Mont sub -- $9.99
Target | GameStop $14.99
Target has 3 months of Xbox Live Gold for $10. Others are selling it for $15, which is still a great price.
iPad 2 16GB WiFi -- $299.99
BestBuy $299.99 doorbuster
You better be ready to fight for one of these.
LG 55" 1080p LED HDTV -- $499.99
Best Buy $499.99 doorbuster
This is a deal worth kicking the door down for.
Disclosure-bot: Just in case the editor neglected to mention it, we have zero control when deals start and end. Deals can sometimes be gone within minutes (please don't shoot the messenger). Trying deal links even hours after this article's time stamp may lead to self-punching, so maybe bookmark our video game deals if you're on the hunt. Also, it goes without saying, but some shopping links do directly support the author. If you've spotted any inaccuracy please let us know asap.