Black Friday may have had some unbeatable deals, but GameStop seems to want to step their game up by offering the kind of bundle deal that wasn't even made available during the Black Friday rush. How are they doing that? By allowing gamers to get their hands on pre-owned editions of all three eighth gen consoles for only $570.
Gamespot details how the promotion from GameStop features the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Wii U all bundled together in a single package for $570. It's a $300 discount on the typical price that all three consoles would cost you if you decided to buy them pre-owned from GameStop. And yes, they are refurbished/pre-owned consoles that regularly would cost you $809.97 if you bought each of the consoles separately and used from GameStop.
The Xbox One regularly costs $290 used, while the PS4 costs $320 used, and the Wii U costs $230 used. Getting them together for only $570 is actually a steal, especially considering that it's the 32GB version of the Wii U. The Xbox One and PS4 versions are the 500GB units.
Each of the consoles also come with all the necessary cables and accessories to start gaming right out of the box. The Xbox One, PS4 and Wii U each come with an HDMI cable and the power supply. The Xbox One comes with a single Xbox One wireless controller. The PS4 comes with a single wireless DualShock 4 controller.
The Wii U gives you some extra flash and panache in the bundle, including the GamePad and an AC charger for the GamePad. The Wii U also comes with the sensor bar for using Wii-motes. That's really a great deal. The fact that you can get all three for the price of a decent computer is what makes this deal look so good.
While $570 will net you a capable Steam Machine or an adequate laptop, the fact that you get all three game consoles for just $70 more than what the Xbox One originally costs makes it a deal worth cashing in on.
This is assuming that you don't have any of the eighth generation home consoles or you know someone who wants the consoles and you're planning on a last minute Christmas gift. I can only imagine the face of a kid who opens up a giant box containing all three home consoles. Now that's a Christmas moment worth recording!
Gamespot makes the astute observation that there is no indication on when this particular bundle containing all three home consoles will come to an end on GameStop. This means that it could be here today and gone tomorrow; it could last up until the new year; it could end on Christmas day. Either way it's an enticing bundle for anyone who has a bit of extra spare cash but hasn't jumped into the eighth-gen console race yet.
Being able to get your hands on all three home consoles from Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo – refurbished, of course – for only $570 is a deal that's hard to pass up. If you do plan on going ahead with the bundle from GameStop there's a free shipping promo code that you can use at checkout called: SAVER.
That promo code will allow you to bypass shipping fees and should make the deal look that much more mouthwatering for people on the fence.