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RPG Deals 12/11 – 12/17

By Russ | December 11, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Amazon’s Sunday Deal of the Day is focused on RPGs.  Act now; there is little else this week.

Dark Souls, Dead Island, Deus Ex, Dungeon Siege III and others are on sale today.  Here’s expediency.  Though RPG is this case means Action RPG.

Target is offering SkyRim for $50, and Dead Island for $40 this week.

The best advice strictly related to gaming for the holiday season is to buy your console during the holiday season.  The only time this is bad advice is during the release year of a new system, since the system is probably rare at this point.  Anyway, stores add on nigh-incredible benefits for buying a console at this time of year.  K-Mart, right now, is offering a $50 gift card on certain PS3 and 360 consoles.  Meanwhile, Target is offering an $80 gift card with the purchase of a 4 GB Kinect 360 bundle.  There are bundle with games only available at this time of year.  These are good deals in the face of what is normally offered.

I’ve never been 100% certain of the reasons behind these types of deals.  Part of it is to move old stock – these systems will be replaced by newer bundles before long.  Part of it is competition, since other stores are offering similar deals.  The last bit is partially to combat slow system sales.  What this means for you, dear consumer; is the longer you wait into the holiday, the better a deal may be available.  The down side is the system may sell out before long.  It’s a gamble the consumer can easily win.

That’s all I have for this week, folks.  Happy Hunting.

Disclaimer: Deals may not be available in all stores. Deals may stop and any time. Prices in each store may differ. You can try different stores to mitigate this, and always ask if a store has the item before leaving the store. You might be able to get a raincheck. Many deals are in-store only, except where specified. This column brought to you by YouTube.  Why the hell won’t you work on the PS3, YouTube!?

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