Well, Black Friday/Cyber Monday is over, and presumably many gamers of the world have considerably lighter wallets/purses as a result. From the British side of the Atlantic, this curious Thanksgiving-linked sale seems to have well and truly become part of the retail calendar, despite the fact that we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving and essentially it’s just a massive sale in the run up to Christmas – all the deals, just without the turkey and trimmings.
(Speaking of which, the whole thing is surely a massive shot in the foot for British retailers, who now seem to be clambering over each other to offer massive discounts on things they could easily have sold for full price just a couple of years ago – but I’m not a retail analyst, so maybe it all makes sense on the spreadsheets. Either way, it’s good news for consumers.)
The Baron has already detailed his healthy haul of bargains over at Virtuanaut – and a rather handsome crop he’s picked, too. I’m particularly jealous of Horizon: Zero Dawn, which I almost bought myself at the ludicrously cheap price of £18.99, but decided to hold off on account of ALL THE MILLIONS OF GAMES I’VE YET TO PLAY. Damn common sense.
Still, I was sufficiently drunk at certain points over the weekend to enable my common sense to be shouted down by the Bargain Goblin that skulks at the back of my brain, and I ended up grabbing a couple of digital games to sling onto the backlog pile. Gravity Rush Remastered was an absolute steal on PSN for £6.49, and Dillon’s Rolling Western, an oft-overlooked Nintendo 3DS tower-defence game, was 50% off on the eShop at just £4.49. The latter is also a good game to point to if anyone complains that Nintendo no longer comes up with new IP – HEY, DON’T FORGET THE COWBOY ARMADILLO.
So, what bargains did you pick up over the weekend? Let us know in the comments!
In the meantime, below are a few late bargains from Amazon that might tempt you if you’re not completely bankrupt yet. Evil Within 2 for $34!