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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Crows About Black Friday Successes

    Last week's Black Friday sales were a success for Microsoft, according to the company. Xbox One and Windows 10 users spent significant chunks of time playing games on the platforms, in addition to opening their wallets. Here are some of the highlights, according to Microsoft: Players spent 325 million... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion - Did You Score Any Great Black Friday Deals?

    Now that the turkey is carved, the pumpkin pie devoured, and those charming relatives on their way home, it’s time to focus on the deals. It’s Black Friday, and there’s a good chance you’ve already completed your shopping. The stores were open early this morning, and online vendors... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox Live Gold Members Get Early Access To Digital Black Friday Deals

    Black Friday deals have always been a great time to snag some cheap games. Case in point, Microsoft's upcoming Xbox Live sale is offering some great deals on games, movies, and consoles. In the spirit of the season, we'd say check these deals out for your friends and family, but who are we kidding... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: Steam Exploration Sale Goes Live

    This week marks the biggest shopping period in the United States, as retailers both physical and digital discount their wares. For those looking for deals on PC games, the Steam Exploration Sale is live now. According to the Steam front page , there are 1,860 games on offer right now. The deals are live... More
  • Blog Post: Latest South Park Episode Tackles Console War

    South Park has referenced video games numerous times, and the episodes have often been hilarious (I'm thinking especially of the "Chinpoko Mon" and "Make Love, Not Warcraft" episodes). Now, the show is poking fun at the console war between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. In yesterday's... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: The Black Friday Dilemma

    It's hard, if not impossible, to avoid the consumer apocalypse that is Black Friday, but that doesn't mean you can't turn it to your advantage. Black Friday signals the beginning of the holiday buying season, and there are plenty of sales going on for both software and hardware/software bundles... More
  • Blog Post: What Sells This Black Friday

    This year's Black Friday should be as intense as ever as shoppers take advantage of money-saving deals. With Nintendo's Wii U system, console/software bundles of every flavor, and major titles like Call of Duty: Black Ops II out, Colin Sebastian, senior research analyst for Baird Research, takes... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox Black Friday Deals

    With Black Friday looming just over the horizon it can be a challenge piecing together what deals each retailer will be offering. Well, Xbox Live’s Major Nelson has you covered with the official list of Black Friday Xbox deals. Will you risk being trampled by the ravenous hordes of consumers next... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Champions Black Friday Sales

    Microsoft is claiming its biggest sales week in the history of Xbox. The company says it sold more than 960,000 consoles in the U.S. during the week of Black Friday, of which more than 800,000 were sold within a period of 24 hours, according to internal sales data. Additionally, more than 750,000 Kinect... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Wins Big On Black Friday

    Nintendo hit a home run over the holidays. The company annouced massive sales for its major software releases. In the United States alone, Super Mario 3D Land sold more than 500,000 units since launching on November 11, making it the "fastest-selling portable Mario game" in Nintendo's history... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Moves 1.5 Million Hardware Units Black Friday Week

    Surprisingly, Black Friday sales have evidenced that there are still a handful of people in the U.S. who don’t own a Nintendo DS or Wii. And when we say a handful, we mean 1.5 million people. According to internal estimates, Nintendo sold 900,000 DS units and 600,000 Wii units the week of November... More
  • Blog Post: Share Your Black Friday Purchases!

    Did you brave the crowds today? Are you currently playing games that you purchased for practically nothing? We'd love to hear what games and/or systems you picked up on this busy shopping day. And don't just limit your comments to just games. We'd like to hear of any movies, toys, or electronics... More
  • Blog Post: What Games Are You Going To Buy On Black Friday?

    Earlier this week we brought you news on the sweet deals Microsoft and Sony have lined up for Black Friday. Which begs the question: After you wake up from your turkey coma on Friday, what games are you going to buy? I'll let you in on a secret: I am hopelessly bad at coming up with Christmas list... More
  • Blog Post: Support Local Record Store, Grab Free Rock Band Doors Download

    While most of you will be scouring big box stores for massive sales this Friday, it may be worth stopping in at your local record shop for a DLC treat. Friday also happens to be Record Store Day, a day dedicated to helping keep music alive on a local scale. If you’ve been waiting to pick up a record... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Reveals Xbox 360 Black Friday Deals

    With the biggest shopping day of the year approaching this week, gamers are on the lookout for awesome deals. Lucky for you, Microsoft is happy to help. They've announced a whole bunch of great price reductions this week for both retail and downloadable offerings. From Friday, November 26 until Monday... More
  • Blog Post: New Nintendo Bundles Kick Off The Holiday Shopping Season

    It's called Black Friday, but that doesn't mean that the day after Thanksgiving has to be without joy. Nintendo is doing its part with two new bundles coming out on the most hellish of all holiday shopping days. The Nintendo DSi is being offered in green and orange colors, with each bundle also... More
  • Blog Post: Black Friday Site Predicts Kinect Will Be Big This Season

    Microsoft definitely has high hopes for Kinect this season, with the company projecting sales of five million units by Christmas. It’s looking as though the device is shaping up to be a must-have item for holiday shoppers, too. According to a user poll from Black Friday.com conducted last month... More
  • Blog Post: Black Friday Results In Big Sales Numbers For All Three Consoles

    It's that time of the year when electronics companies love to gloat about how much product they moved, and this holiday is no different. Many shoppers of questionable sanity lined up absurdly early at their local Best Buys, Targets, and Walmarts to get the best deals for friends and loved ones, giving... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Announces Black Friday DSi Bundles

    Nintendo just announced that on Black Friday shoppers will be able to snag a Metallic Blue (new color) or White Nintendo DSi, preloaded with more than $20 worth of DSi software. The bundles are “priced for the holidays” and will be available “while they last.” “These limited... More
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