Cyber Monday deals on a Saturday night? That’s the MO this year as all sales promotion just gets earlier and earlier. If you read our previous Xbox One Black Friday roundup, you’ll know that noteworthy deals can start as early as two days BEFORE a specific sales event. If you’re wondering what’s in store for Cyber Monday deals for the Nintendo Wii U, the PlayStation 4, and the Xbox One, we’ve found three new hot deals that will arrive as early as 9PM PST, Saturday night, November 28th.
While we’ve seen slightly better overall value in terms of Xbox One bundled deals during Black Friday, these are some of the lowest prices for each of the bundles we’ve seen thus far.
The Xbox One and PS4 bundles are sold ANTOnline, an authorized Microsoft and Sony retailer (where as the Wii U is from Toys R Us). While both retailers have their own webstore, they are essentially using eBay to skirt select MSRP rules (as an outlet store of sort). In terms of quantity available, here’s the low down; 1,250 units of Xbox One and 4,000 units of PS4. No word on how many units of Wii U Mario Kart 8 bundle is available from Toys R Us.
To compare with big box store deals, you can get a Wii U Deluxe Set with Super Smash Bros. and Splatoon for $249.99 at Walmart (though now out of stock), but for the older Mario Kart 8 bundle listed above – every other store has it at the $299.99 price tag. Walmart currently still has the Mario Maker Bundle for $299.99.
For the Xbox One, while Microsoft Store is currently running an attractive $60 bonus + free game offer (check them out here) – they are actually out of stock on the Lego Movie bundle, a rather surprising development. While we personally think the other game bundles are worth more in value, if this is a holiday gift for younger crowd, then its popularity in sales would make a lot more sense.
In the PlayStation 4 department, most retailers have the now familiar Uncharted Nathan Drake Collection bundle at $299.99 (except for Newegg at $289 above) — but if you’re eyeing the Star Wars Battlefront bundle, almost all retailers will have it at the $349.99 to $399.99 price tag. On Sunday night, Walmart will be offering up the same Battlefront bundle for $399.99 and they’ll be including an extra Dualshock 4 controller along with a yet-to-be-named headset. Overall that bundle will be a better value, but again – if you’re simply looking for the cheapest price, ANTonline’s offer above is can also be a great pick.
We expect even more deals to show up in the next few days as the real Cyber Monday arrives, but for now, the there deals listed above are all great pickings without needing to fuss with juggling rebates or coupons.