Earlier this week, Target unveiled an interesting, if confusing, new promotion. Customers can save 30 percent off a current game when they pre-order an upcoming one. It’s a limited-time deal that ends today, but we’re hoping that Target is testing a new program similar to Amazon Prime or the now defunct Best Buy Gamer’s Club.
As we approach the holiday shopping season, console bundles are going to start popping up more and more. Not all console bundles come with any sort of discount (we’re looking at you, Nintendo) but the Red Dead Redemption PS4 bundle and Fortnite Switch bundle do save a bit of cash. The PS4 bundle includes a copy of Red Dead Redemption for the same price as a standard PS4. Yes, Fortnite is a free game, but the Switch bundle includes about $10 worth of in-game currency and an exclusive skin pack. Pre-orders for both bundles are available now.
Finally, we teamed up with Fanatical on a PC bundle giveaway. 10 winners will get to pick one of three bundles. They include some excellent titles like Monster Hunter: World, Yakuza 0 and Two Point Hospital. Check out our post for more info.
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Consoles and Hardware
- PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB + 500 Million Limited Edition PS4 Controller + Spider-Man at eBay for $432.99 (total value $550.99).
- Assassin’s Creed Origins Xbox One S 1TB bundle at eBay for $279 (usually $349).
- Nintendo Switch Pro Controller at Amazon for $59.80 (usually $69.99).
- Nintendo Switch Neon Red/Neon Blue Joy-Cons at Amazon for $66.77 (usually $79.99).
- PlayStation DualShock Controller at Amazon for $42 (usually $59.99).
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider on PS4 at Amazon for $49.88 (usually $59.99).
- Madden NFL 19 on PlayStation 4 at Amazon for $39.99 (usually $59.99).
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Switch at Walmart and Amazon for $44.99 (usually $59.99).
- Super Mario Odyssey on Switch at Walmart and Amazon for $44.99 (usually $59.99).
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Switch at Walmart and Amazon for $44.99 (usually $59.99).
- Mario Tennis Aces on Switch at Walmart and Amazon for $44.99 (usually $59.99).
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on Switch at Walmart and Amazon for $44.99 (usually $59.99).
- Kirby Star Allies on Switch at Walmart and Amazon for $44.99 (usually $59.99).
- Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on Switch at Walmart and Amazon for $29.99 (usually $39.99).
- Splatoon 2 on Switch at Walmart for $44.99 (usually $59.99).
- Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds on Xbox One at Amazon for $22.99 (usually $29.99).
- Dragon Ball FighterZ on PC at Humble for $29.99 (usually $59.99).
- Tekken 7 on PC at Humble for $24.99 (usually $49.99).
- All PC games at Green Man Gaming are 23 percent off with code PAYDAY23.
- Any game is 30 percent off at Target when you pre-order an upcoming game.
- Games published by Humble, including Cultist Simulator and QUBE 2 are up to 50 percent off at the Humble Store.
- Three-month PlayStation Plus membership at Walmart for $17.99 (usually $24.99).
- Ticket To Ride: Nordic Countries at Amazon for $26.49 (usually $49.99).
- Easy costume ideas (mostly onesies) are 25 percent off at ThinkGeek with code EASY25.
- Nintendo Switch Fortnite bundle pre-order at Amazon, Walmart, GameStop and Best Buy for $299.99 (released Oct. 5).
- Nintendo Switch Super Smash Bros. Ultimate bundle pre-order at Amazon, Walmart, GameStop and Best Buy for $359.99 (released Nov. 2).
- Nintendo Switch Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu bundle pre-order at GameStop and Target for $399.99 (released Nov. 16).
- Nintendo Switch Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee bundle pre-order at Amazon, GameStop and Target for $399.99 (released Nov. 16).
- PlayStation 4 Red Dead Redemption 2 bundle pre-order at Amazon, Walmart, GameStop and Best Buy for $399.99 (released Oct. 26).
- PlayStation Classic pre-order at GameStop, Best Buy and Target for $99.99.
Commerce Team Picks
- This week Polygon celebrated the 20th anniversary of Pokémon Red/Blue in the U.S. I looked at a lot of Pokémon merch for Pokémon week posts but my favorite is and will always be ThinkGeek’s giant Snorlax bean bag.
- I was between consoles when Assassin’s Creed Origins came out but I’ve been playing on my new PC and totally get what all the fuss was about. It’s completely up my alley: a big RPG with plenty to explore and the ability to pet cats. If you also fell off the series, I highly recommend catching up before Assassin’s Creed Odyssey comes out next month. Assassin’s Creed Origins is about $10 off on PS4 and Xbox at Amazon.
- A new game from Humble’s publishing studio, Wandersong, is an adorable music-based platformer where you interact with the world through song. Humble sent me a demo to play with and I had a blast with it — I’m excited to give the full game a try!
- Charlie Hall put together an exhaustive list of the best PC games for Polygon Essentials. If you want to to add even more games to your Steam backlog, that’s the place to look.
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