Plenty of retailers are cutting the price of Microsoft Xbox One S 500GB bundles from $300 to $250 this Black Friday and holiday shopping season, but GameStop is offering a cool blue console on an exclusive basis. GameStop, which is closed on Thanksgiving day, but will have deals on the Xbox and dozens of other gaming items available online before Black Friday formally commences on Nov. 25.
The Toys R Us Black Friday 2016 ads have been revealed, too, and while the retailer is promoting lots of LEGOS, dolls and sports toys, it geeks out with tablets, robots and drones as well. Toys R Us stores open at 5pm on Thanksgiving day.
Among the Gamestop deals:
*Xbox One S 500GB Games of War 4 bundle for $250 ($50 off), plus exclusive blue console and controllers available (Microsoft has actually branched out beyond black and white systems with a variety of limited edition colors).
*PlayStation 4 Slim Uncharted 4 500GB Bundle with bonus game (Last of Us Remastered or Ratchet & Clank ) for $250, which is $50 off the usual price (and the going rate for PS4 bundles this holiday shopping season).
*Alienware Steam Machine i7 with 8GB RAM and 1TB of storage for $375 (half off) or i3 model with 4GB of RAM and 500GB of storage for $225 (also half off)
*Call of Duty MQ-27 Stunt Drone for $50 ($20 off)
Among the Toys R Us specials:
* Not quite ready to stick a smartphone in your kid’s hands? Toys R Us is slashing $50 from the price of any Apple iPod Touch 6th generation device.
*Like so many others, Toys R Us is marking down PS 4 Slim Uncharted 4 and Xbox One 500GB Minecraft or Battlefield 1 bundles from $300 to $250.
*Toys R Us is among the retailers selling the New Nintendo 3DS for $100, which is at least $50 off the usual 3DS price. What’s more, these are special black or white versions with Mushroom Kingdom characters or imagery on them.
*Polaroid 7- or 9-inch Wi-Fi tablets for $30 ($30 off) and $40 ($30 off) respectively. Run Android and come with 8GB of storage.