Highly reliable insider Wario64 posted Wal-Mart’s Black Friday (a.k.a. “America’s Hunger Games”) ad through his Twitter account, and it seems to be the best of any major retailer thus far. I’ll post the blown up images below so you can view them for yourself.
Notable deals include Dying Light, Far Cry 4, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (PS4), Gears of War Ultimate Edition, God of War III Remaster, and Dishonored Definitive Edition for $15 each.
There’s also a ton of games marked down to $25, like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Mortal Kombat X, Mad Max, Grand Theft Auto V, Splatoon, Batman: Arkham Knight, and The Elder Scrolls Online.
The next rank up has Until Dawn, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Dragon Age: Inquisition – Game of the Year Edition, Destiny: The Taken King, Forza 6, and Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate for $35.
Oh, and if you don’t have a Wii U by now, $250 will net you the console, Splatoon, and Super Smash Bros. $129 for a 3DS is nothing to scoff at either.
Interesting -here in the UK, Asda (which is owned by Walmart) has just announced it won’t be taking part in Black Friday this year owing to “shopper fatigue” and in response to customer demands (probably those customers who got trampled on in some pretty chaotic and disgraceful scenes last year!)
Yeah, Black Friday is basically (like I mentioned in the post) our Hunger Games. It’s disgusting what people will do to save a buck for a holiday that’s more about giving and family.
I really want to grab Splatoon for $25, but I don’t want to risk my life for it.
Best Buy will also have a Splatoon deal.
As for me, I’ve had jobs for years where I’ve had to work Black Friday. It isn’t worth the chaos really. I’d much rather pay the full MSRP, and not deal with the crazy. Besides that a lot of items have better deals months before Black Friday. I actually buy a lot of my Christmas gifts in September, and October.
Plus a lot of the retailers do these deals to get you in the store hoping you’ll buy all of the accessories, and warranties because they’re going to be losing a lot of money on those televisions, computers, and video game systems. Willingly oblivious to the fact that they’re really attracting a high ratio of ebay scalpers over the people on a shoestring budget looking to get their kid a console they normally can’t afford. Retailers actually lose money on the door busters because the former only buy the loss leaders, and nothing else.
Which is one of the reasons why if you go to Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Staples, etc. on Black Friday you learn that the store only has 5 of those $159.99 dual core Celeron laptops with 4GB of RAM. Yes, even for web surfing at that point it’s almost garbage. “But it’s $159.99!” exclaims Smithers, as the crowd of frenzied people rushes the sales floor for a ticket.
I’ve also worked retail during Black Friday and it was no fun. At all. As much as I want Splatoon (FINALLY) for $25, I don’t want to risk, I dunno, dying? I get Amazon Prime basically free as a college student, so I’ll definitely be doing most of my shopping online this year instead.