It's dangerous to shop alone, so take this – our regularly updated mega-post on the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals:
Remember that these summaries don't include every last detail of every retailer's deals. We recommend judicious clicking and further scrutiny of your preferred outlets based on personal preference, weather conditions and geographical proximity. You'll find sales for four of the major retailers below, with plenty of other deals after the break.
Be frugal, be safe and remember to watch out for aunt Brandine. She stops for no one.
- Best Buy: New games and accessories for $35 or less, monster Xbox 360 bundle for $190
- GameStop: Game discounts, Battlefield 4 (current-gen) for $25, limited edition Zelda 3DS
- Target: Bonus gift cards, $190 4GB Xbox 360 Kinect bundle, $25 Splinter Cell: Blacklist
- Walmart: $100 2DS, $40 Skylanders and Call of Duty: Ghosts, $35 AC4: Black Flag and GTA 5
OTHER NATIONAL AND REGIONAL RETAILERS
Gaming boutiques and big box stores aren't the only retailers catering to consumer madness:
- Toys R Us: Skylanders: Swap Force or Disney Infinity starter kits for $37.49 each, buy-one-get-one for 40 percent off on all games
Get your Black Friday shopping done while simultaneously eating cold turkey sandwiches on the couch:
- Amazon.com: Grand Theft Auto 5 and Batman: Arkham Origins for $34 each; FIFA 14, Madden 25, and Battlefield 4 for $25
- Microsoft Store: Call of Duty: Ghosts for $40 (Xbox 360), $50 (Xbox One), Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag for $34, Skylanders Swap Force Starter Pack for $39
Why let game boxes clutter your bookshelves? You need that space for Hummel figurines:
- Xbox Live: Tomb Raider half off, Mark of the Ninja 66 percent off and more on sale through December 2, plus one-day sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday
- Steam's Autumn Sale: AAA to indie games on the cheap, including The Walking Dead, Outlast and Skyrim
- Humble Store Thanksgiving sale: Gone Home for $10, Rogue Legacy for $7.50, Kentucky Route Zero for $12.50 and 15 more indie game deals
- GameFly: Up to 82 percent off numerous PC downloads, including 75 percent off BioShock: Infinite
While many retailers have their own console bundles, the Big Three console manufacturers have a few bundles that will be available at various retailers:
- Microsoft: 250GB Xbox 360 with Halo 4 and Tomb Raider for $190 (Best Buy is offering the same bundle with two more games: Darksiders 2 and Batman: Arkham City)
- Sony: 250GB PS3 with The Last of Us and Batman: Arkham Origins for $200, all PlayStation Vita models for $180 ($170 at Best Buy), 1 year of PlayStation Plus for $30
- Nintendo: Blue 3DS (original version) with Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon pre-installed for $170,
You'll find all the Black Friday leftovers right here:
- Atlus: Plenty of discounts on PS3, Vita and 3DS games, including Dragon's Crown and Shin Megami Tensei 4 for $30 each.