Even though the new console generation is already a couple of years in, there are plenty of folks out there who still need to upgrade to the Xbox One or PlayStation 4. Or, maybe you just want a second current gen console to your collection. Either way, there's a chance you could earn one free of charge between now and Christmas Eve.
If you happen to receive emails from GameStop, then you might have noticed some correspondence this weekend encouraging you to "Open before Christmas." As Gamespot is reporting, that's because the games retailer is running a promotion right up to Dec. 24 that could send you home with a free console.
You don't need to respond to the email, fill out a form, or take part in some elaborate scavenger hunt to have a chance to win. Instead, all you have to do is shop at GameStop.
Getting into the holiday spirit, GameStop is giving away five consoles, either a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, every day from now until Christmas Eve. The selection is completely random, so you might just be shopping for Titanfall 2 or The Last Guardian and, at checkout you could be the winner of one of the day's five consoles.
This is a nationwide promotion, so that means only five consoles are being given out across the country per day, not five consoles per store. Still, that's a whole bunch of gaming goodness to be giving away gratis. If you had plans to pick up a game for yourself or a loved one before Christmas, now might be a good time to hit up your closest GameStop.
The promotion is officially being called "let us console you," which is a pretty clever play on words, if we're being honest. With the holidays coming up, there will undoubtedly be plenty of folks hoping for a PS4 or Xbox One who will come up empty. That, or maybe you just really need a little extra push to get through the stress of the holidays. Either way, if you win during this promotion, GameStop will console you with a console.
If you want further proof of the existence of this console giveaway, you can head on over to GameStop's official Facebook page. Pictures of winners are being posted as they come in, so you'll see a lot of smiling faces from people holding either an Xbox One or a PlayStation 4.
Tis the season for giving, so it's nice to see retailers like GameStop getting in on the spirit of the holidays.
So what do you say, folks? Is a promotion like this enough to get you to swing by the nearest GameStop in the midst of your holiday shopping? Let us know in the comments below.