Black Friday Video Game Deals 2006: Slim Pickings

By Spencer . November 13, 2006 . 10:07am


Black Friday ads for many major retailers have been circulating the interweb and there are few (very few) decent deals. The biggest item this year looks like the Game Boy Micro, which is going to be on sale for $39.98 at Wal Mart. While most people already have a DS, the Micro’s super small size makes it something you can carry around like a keychain and if you have a Play-Yan the Micro can double as a portable video/MP3 player. Best Buy is going to liquidate an excess of Blue DS Phat systems for $99.99 and they have a handful of Xbox 360 games priced at $18.99. Most of them are last years launch titles like Condemned Criminal Origins, but Rockstar: Table Tennis is in the list too. Other deals for early birds at Best Buy include Superman Returns for the PS2 at $19.99 and The Outfit (X360) at the low price of $9.99.


Circuit City has even less unless you’re picking up an Xbox 360 this holiday season. Over at Circuit City you can get a free game of your choice with the purchase of the $399.99 console bundle. Toys “R” Us has some $4.99 Playstation 2 games like Choro Q, Urban Reign, L.A. Rush and Arc of the Lad: End of Darkness. Not entirely too interesting and definitely not worth waiting in the cold for. Probably most disappointing is Gamestop/EB Games which only has a few “deals” many items on their flyer are standard prices. If you pick up the Final Fantasy XII Collectors Edition on Black Friday you get a free $10 gift card, which defrays the cost to the same price as the standard edition. Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles is $10 cheaper and used copies of Metroid Prime: Hunters run for $14.99.

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  • Gail Abazorius

    I have always found that rather than standing in a long line or waiting for a sale, I look for games in the used game section. I am always able to find games that are not very old and that are at least half the price. I would say that at least 50% of my collection is from buying used. When Kinfdom of Hearst came out a few days later I was able to buy a used one at about a third off. Someone must not have liked it. There loss and my gain.

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