Over the past few days, Sony and Nintendo have both unveiled their hands for Black Friday. From the looks of it, gamers looking to save on Sony and Nintendo hardware will be in for a treat, but what about those looking for something a little different?
GameStop announced today that it will be getting into the
consumerism holiday spirit along with almost every other retailer on Black Friday with a selection of sales, deals and bundles that will satisfy console and mobile gamers alike. The retailer says that all of its stores will be offering deals all day, including:
“On Black Friday and through the weekend, GameStop will be offering customers deals and discounts on a vast selection of new and pre-owned video games, accessories and electronics, as well as pre-owned PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii gaming consoles that are sure to be on everyone’s holiday wish list,” said Ashley Sheetz, chief marketing officer at GameStop. “With more than 2,500 gaming and electronic gifts under $25, our customers can find a great gift for any gamer in their life. No other retailer can come close to that.”
All of the above deals and more will be available at midnight on Black Friday. Those hoping to get in before the rush on Thanksgiving Day – first of all, shame on you – will be out of luck as GameStop will be closing its doors on Thanksgiving so that its employees can be with family until their forced to come in at work at midnight:
“Out of respect for our store associates and their families, GameStop made the business decision to not open our more than 4,200 U.S. retail stores on Thanksgiving,” said Jason Cochran, vice president of Store Operations and Strategic Initiatives for GameStop. “We will be opening the majority of our stores at midnight to offer customers our Black Friday promotions.”
If you’re looking to score some great gaming deals this holiday season, you could do far worse than GameStop. You will want to be vigilant, however, as Amazon and other retailers will be matching or even offering better deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.[Image: Wikimedia Commons]