Console Christmas

Critical Gamer Writes: I hate Christmas. I'll give you a second to recover from your immense surprise at that statement. To me, Christmas is less a time of peace and love and more a time of immense commercial success. Yeah, I hate this time of year. I'm the kind of guy who thinks fairy lights are a waste of electricity and that anyone wanting to play Santa in a shopping centre is a danger to children.

If there is one small, tiny, minuscule benefit to Christmas it is that it's a perfect time to get into gaming. As far as software and hardware sales go they are almost always highest around November to January (and of the big three companies Nintendo is usually the one that performs best). While the sales post – New Year are decent, it pays to keep an eye on online and in-store retailer bundle deals during December if you are thinking of getting a console for yourself or as a gift.

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Jockie3275d ago

I usually wait for the January sales, mainly because I can check my bank balance at that point and judge how badly Christmas has destroyed my finances with it's evil mix of present buying and nightly boozing.

Cubes3275d ago

You can usually pick up a bargain in January, half price deals etc. Although last year we got the deals in December! I picked up Little Big Planet and Fallout 3 last year for half the price. Happy days!

scruffy_bear3275d ago

January sales are the best

DemonStration3275d ago

I've been abusing Gamestop's buy 2 get 2 sale for old Xbox games and I think I've got 12 games so far for $50. I don't know what's wrong with me I'm supposed to be buying for other people!

scruffy_bear3275d ago

That always happens me :)