Video Game Holiday Shopping Guide

So that time of the year is coming up again, that time when instead of getting up late on Thanksgiving day, I get up super early, I’m talking before 6 am, in order to do some before Black Friday shopping. What is it that I’m looking for on this holiday when I should at least be able to sleep in? Video Games. Did you really think it would be something else? Anyway, after years of practice when it comes to these types of sales, I figured I would give a few tips and tricks on how to stock up on some games you may have missed throughout the year and give you an insight on what I’m looking for myself this year.

My first question is always, where to begin? There are so many games, so many sales that it sometimes gets confusing on which to go for first. Personally I like to go for the Telltale games that I haven’t downloaded or maybe I just want to get again for another system and here’s why. During Thanksgiving day sales and the sales that come after that, these games are super cheap. I’m talking sometimes $10 – $15 off a brand new game. Not bad right? These games are also the easiest to complete and since I’ve most of the time played them already, I have no need to keep them so I can go ahead and resell them for even more then what I paid for them. It’s a nice feeling to know that you’re kinda getting paid to play a game.

After that I go for the blockbuster hits of the year. These games were super popular when they were released, but now they’re sitting on the shelves while the newest craze in video games takes its place. These are also super cheap this time of the year because retailers simply don’t have the room for them and they want to make more room for newer games. So make sure you grab these next, I’m taking about your Assassin’s Creeds, your Metal Gear Solid’s, and your Bloodbornes. I expect to see these anywhere from 25% to 50% off.

But wait there’s more! Don’t you dare forget about the countless amounts of Lego games that will also be on sale this time of year as well. These games, although I once seen them as childish, have become my latest obsession. I simply adore most of these games and am always willing to pick them up at a decent price which is usually what happens around the holiday sales time. Expect these games to be anywhere from 25% to 50% off as well. Not only are these games going to be cheap, but if you aren’t one for keeping them when you’re done, you can go ahead and sell them for even more then what you paid for them making this a win-win type of game.

Lastly, I like to go for a little bit of clean-up. You know these games, maybe they weren’t exactly all that popular or maybe they weren’t even on your radar but they’re super cheap! In this case I like to throw caution into the wind and grab a couple of games that I might not have gotten throughout the year because they just weren’t my type of game. These types of games can open your eyes to new experiences and at least during this time of the year you don’t have to pay much for them.

There you have it, my way of going about the countless holiday video games sales that will be going on this year. Also, don’t forget to pick up that extra controller that you know you’ve been needing because yours is broke from overuse. Even if you’re controller isn’t broke it’s always nice to have a spare for when it finally does break. RIP my PS4 White Controller. You were cool when I first got you and now…now you’re just sad because your damn R2 button won’t stop sticking and you’ll be replaced.

Video Game Wish List
• Dying Light (PS4)
• The Wolf Among Us (PS4)
• Bloodborne (PS4)
• Mortal Kombat X (PS4)
• Evolve (PS4)
• Saints Row IV: Re-Elected Edition (PS4)
• Lego: Jurassic World (PS4)
• Until Dawn (PS4)
• Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate (PS4)
• Game of Thrones (PS3)
• The Last of Us: Remastered (PS4)
• Tomb Raider: The Definitive Edition (PS4)
• Mad Max (PS4)
• Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS4)
• Tearaway: Unfolded (PS4)
• Tony Hawks Pro Skater 5 (PS4)
• Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (PS4)

Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments section if you think I missed anything, or let me know what you have your eye on this holiday sale season!


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