The Black Friday deals are always intriguing for gamers. But it's even more interesting when a retailer breaks tradition and starts the sales a day early.
Walmart has decided that instead of beginning the madness on Black Friday, they'll offer some breaks later on Thanksgiving Day.
There are console bundles for $199: a 160GB PlayStation 3 with Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One , LittleBigPlanet 2 , and 3 free months of PlayStation Plus, a 4GB Xbox 360 with Gears of War 3 , 3 free months of Xbox Live, and a $50 gift card, and a 4GB Xbox 360 with Kinect, Kinect Adventures , and a $50 gift card. Oh, and that Mario & Sonic Wii bundle will be available in North America exclusively at Walmart for the ridiculously low price of $99.
But if you don't need any consoles, there are game sales, too. Most importantly, Walmart will discount some of the biggest titles of 2011: Batman: Arkham City , Gears of War 3 , Battlefield 3 , inFamous 2 , and Call of Duty: Black Ops (yes, the latter launched in 2010 but it was still big throughout this year). All of these games will have a super low $28 price tag. You can even get Yakuza 4 for only $9.99!
All of this begins at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving, so you may not have to brave the insane crowds six hours later. But bear in mind that not all sales will be evident until Black Friday, so you might have to check back.