Sun, Nov 27, 2011 | 21:46 GMT
Cyber Monday sales – Amazon, Microsoft, Walmart, Origin, Steam
Cyber Monday, Thanksgiving’s other major US sales day, kicks off in a few hours. Here’s a run down of some of the best deals, including a number of dirt-cheap Xbox 360 consoles.
Amazon is likely to be the giant this year, but as usual, it hasn’t announced its full line up of lightning deals and specials. One show-stopping offering we do know about is a 250GB Xbox 360 with Halo: Reach and Fable 3, for $199.
Microsoft is also giving a discount on sales direct from its online store, offering a 4GB Xbox 360 with Kinect and Kinect Adventures, also priced at $199.
Like Amazon, Walmart is playing its cards close to its chest, but teasing “250 online-only specials” of up to 40% off. It’s also got an unspecified-Xbox 360 with Halo Reach, Fable 3, a 3-month Xbox Live card and one other game of your choice for $319.
EA’s Origin is offering Need for Speed: The Run and Battlefield 3 at $30 off. It’s also taking another 10% off already-discounted titles in The Sims 3 collection, the Need for Speed collection and the EA Sports collection. On consoles, the publisher has over 200 titles on sale at up to 60% off, but didn’t give details.
While not officially part of Cyber Monday, Steam’s Autumn Sale continues; current deals include Dead Space 2, Section 8: Prejudice, Red Faction: Armageddon and Thief at 75% off, plus a number of others at 50-75% off.
Check with individual retails for details of sale start and end times.