Black Friday is quickly approaching, and with so many tech deals already announced by numerous retail outlets, consumers are going to have a real struggle deciding which are worthy of their hard-earned dollars. Microsoft has thrown up its own little headache in the Black Friday dilemma by announcing a series of Xbox 360 Game Store price-cuts. Yes, that is Xbox 360, as opposed to the just-released Xbox One. What, you weren’t hoping Microsoft would begin dropping prices this early on in the day, were you?
Major Nelson, Xbox LIVE’s very own, release a blog post detailing a series of Xbox LIVE Arcade, On-Demand Games and DLC add-ons that will drop in price over this Black Friday / Thanksgiving holiday. Some are specific only to Black Friday, others reserved for Cyber Monday, while the remainder of the special offers will run all weekend long.
Naturally, some of the more exciting titles will be sold on Black Friday, with the Cyber Monday promotions seeming more of a clear out than anything else. The flagship Black Friday deal is that of Diablo III, which will sell at 33% off in the USA, Canada and Mexico, while other highlights include the Halo 4 Champions Bundle at half price.
For the duration of the weekend, you’ll be able to grab the likes of Skyrim for half of its usual price on-demand, with the Dragonborn and Dawnguard DLC add-ons also retailing at 50% off. Perhaps the best deal running all weekend, though, is that of Fallout 3, which is not only at half price, but also has several add-ons including Mothership Zeta, Point Lookout, The Pitt, Operation: Anchorage and Broken Steel all at 66% off; not a bad saving by anybody’s reckoning.
The timing of Black Friday couldn’t be more perfect for Microsoft what with the release of the Xbox One last Friday, and although the company’s attentions will naturally turn towards its next-gen machine, the Redmond outfit is still aware of how much life the Xbox 360 still has in it.
The full list of titles and add-ons can be found below in its entirety, and do be sure let us know which deals you’re leaning towards this coming Friday by dropping a comment via the usual channels.