Best Buy offers $15 with Xbox 360, PS3, DS titles

Best Buy Co. Inc. this week began offering a free $15 gift card with the purchase of select titles for Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360, Sony Corp.'s Playstation 3, and Nintendo Co.'s Nintendo DS handheld.

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The Matrix5725d ago

No thanks, I'll wait until black friday.

Sitdown5725d ago

If somebody was wanting those games...it would be smart to order them on Saturday before this offer is up. What you do is order the games, and do in store pick-up...then on black Friday you go to the store and you will get the current sale price, while still having been able to get the gift card. You can beat the crowd by ordering your items 6 days in advance at the current price, and then when you go in the store on black friday to pick it up...their store guarantee will price adjust for the sales price.

Wardog13685725d ago

Same here. I can wait for the real deals to start. Finally, games are getting the discount too.

Counter_ACT5725d ago

I wish we got deals even close to this in England. :/

Bubble Buddy5725d ago

Guys, I live in Canada but I plan to go to the States on Friday or Saturday. How early do you think I have to be there?

I_am_rushin5725d ago

There will be people camping out Thursday night. However, most of them will be going for a TV or other big stuff. I'd say get there around 4-4:30 A.M. on Friday.

Bubble Buddy5725d ago

Oooh. Ouch indeed. Thanks for the info. Bubbles.

The Matrix5725d ago

To be safe I would get there 2-3 hours before the stores open. If you are planning on getting a doorbuster HDTV or big item you should get there 5-6 hours before it opens and might even consider Camping out overnight. I'm going to circuit city for the 360 deal and some games and I'll be going there about 4 hours before it opens. Probably not necessary but I don't wanna risk not getting one and I have nothing better to do that night. :s

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The Cloud Gaming Graveyard: Dead Cloud Gaming Services

We take a walk around the Cloud Gaming Graveyard - listing all the failed cloud gaming services over the last decade.

We discuss the ups, the downs, and overall history of this technology. Turns out running a successful cloud gaming service that addresses the various technical hurdles and actually makes money is a real challenge.

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Chocoburger1d 9h ago

I'm sure that there will be more to come in the future.

UltimateOwnage12h ago

Latency and video compression will always make cloud gaming an afterthought.


Xbox Series X Sales Are Trailing Both Xbox One And 360

Meanwhile, the PS5's sales are leading the PS4's in the same amount of time.

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Vits2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

That would be the Xbox Series sales as a whole, not just the Series X. If we consider the latter in isolation, based on those leaked documents, it should be trailing behind the Dreamcast, Wii U, and PS Vita, let alone the much more successful Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

And it's also what the original source claims: "Xbox Series trails Xbox One by 13% and remains slightly behind Xbox 360". So I would suggest for the article to be corrected.

Rude-ro1d 18h ago

How is it slightly behind the 360 when the Xbox one never passed the 360 at all?

Plague-Doctor271d 14h ago (Edited 1d 14h ago )

Its launch aligned. The 360 had pretty decent sales numbers at the end of its lifespan due to Kinect which is where the One really trailed off as it had no legs. That late gen success is partly why they went so hard on the Kinect at the Xbox One reveal

Vits1d 11h ago (Edited 1d 11h ago )

It's a curve of sales over time. Currently, within the same timeframe, Xbox Series sales are slightly behind Xbox 360 sales, whereas Xbox One sales were actually slightly ahead of Xbox 360 sales within the same timeframe.

Here a example: https://www.vgchartz.com/ar...

It's a bit concerning that people don't seem to understand this.

S2Killinit1d 16h ago (Edited 1d 16h ago )

Its crazy that xbox is less and less relevant with every generation.

got_dam1d 13h ago

It really is too bad. Competition is important. Nintendo is not really Competition. Sega is out of the console business. The OG xbox was fucking awesome. 360 too. It's too damn bad MS can't stay out of their own fucking way.

Vits1d 11h ago

It's sort of impressive how they manage to pull it off. This generation seems to be the worst for Sony in terms of output, with fewer games being developed and released than in any previous console generation. It should have been the perfect opportunity for Microsoft to gain market share through partnerships and game development with their numerous studios. Instead, they have somehow managed to perform even worse.

At this point, one has to wonder if they are intentionally trying to fail.

S2Killinit1d 10h ago

I think the slow down in game developments has been across the board, not just for Sony. I think the console shortages put a hiccup in development. But it also doesnt help that MS never developed its own studios.

jznrpg1d 9h ago

It seemed probable with all the crappy moves and wait for E3’s.

Profchaos1d 8h ago

It's no surprise PlayStation is the market leader you can't just do what they do and expect success it's why Nintendo is still relevant and has put out the 2nd best selling console of all time with the switch.

There's no longer anything unique about Xbox gamepass there's barely any unique software and the identity they spent two generations fostering was killed off in one foul swoop and never recovered

Hotpot1d 7h ago

MS is a service provider trying to get into game industry, while PS and Nintendo are game companies trying to grow their size. The principal behind those two are different and it was apparent in their strategies over the years.

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raWfodog1d 13h ago

Not good at all but expected since Xbox is not actively pushing their console sales anymore in favor of more ‘game anywhere’ GP subscriptions. I wonder if this will affect future plans for the next console. I can’t imagine them pumping a bunch of R&D into it if they not gonna be marketing and actively trying to push sales.

shinoff21831d 11h ago

That's fairly recent though. They haven't pushed just that this whole gen.

derek1d 7h ago (Edited 1d 7h ago )

Xbox has no say in this whether they are pushing the console or not. They were on the downward trend in the xbox1 gen, this is a continuation.