PS3 bundleAs the madness of Black Friday gets closer the potential savings are blowing up. This is especially true of video game consoles and handhelds. The console arms race is heating up again with the arrival of Nintendo's new Wii U. In response, there are now great deals on the current crop of heavy hitters from Microsoft and Sony.
The PS3 has finally cracked the sub-$200 sweet spot with the Ultimate PS3 Value Bundle, available for $199.99 from retailers nationwide until inventory is sold out.
The Ultimate PS3 Value Bundle includes the new 250GB PS3, Uncharted Dual Pack (Drake's Fortune and Among Thieves), the inFamous Collection (inFamous, inFamous 2 and Festival of Blood), as well as a 30-day PS Plus trial membership. The PS3 includes a built-in Blu-ray player, access to PlayStation Network, and the ability to stream thousands of movies, TV shows and other video content in high definition.
Sony is also offering three PS Vita bundles, all costing $199.99, available to shoppers on Black Friday and Saturday, exclusively from select retailers.
Best Buy will offer up the PS Vita Call of Duty Black Ops Declassified Bundle, featuring a Crystal Black PS Vita, Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified, and a 4GB Memory Card.
Target will feature the Lego Batman 2 Limited Edition PS Vita Bundle, which includes a Crystal Black PS Vita and Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes.
Amazon.com and GameStop will both offer the PS Vita Assassin's Creed III: Liberation Bundle, with a Crystal White PS Vita, Assassin's Creed III: Liberation and a 4GB Memory Card.
Walmart has an exclusive, special edition glossy white Xbox 360 4GB console and controller with Skylanders - a hot title this year - and exclusive Skylanders figurine for $149.99.
Best Buy's bundle is aimed at hardcore gamers. They'll carry the Xbox 360 250GB console with the amazing Skyrim and Forza 4: Essentials Edition for $199.99.
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.