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Black Friday Vita - $199 ACIII/Lego/COD bundles, mulitple retailers


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#1 jayntampa

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:16 PM

Joystiq reports that three Vita bundles will be on sale across multiple retailers for all of Black Friday - so, not just Best Buy and not just the Call of Duty Black Ops bundle. This is kind of a big deal to my shopping plans, so I thought others might care, too. I expect Amazon will have these prices, too:

http://www.joystiq.c...iday/#continued

November 16, 2012 – Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) today announced exclusive Black Friday deals for the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) and PlayStation®3 (PS3™) systems. These bundles include some of the biggest games available this holiday season and will be offered with special reduced pricing for the biggest shopping day of the year.

PS Vita

All three PS Vita bundles will be available for only $199.99 (MSRP) on November 23rd and 24th:

PS Vita Assassin's Creed® III Liberation Bundle includes:

Crystal White PS Vita Wi-Fi System
Assassin's Creed® III Liberation game
4GB Memory Card
PS Vita Call of Duty®: Black Ops: Declassified Bundle includes:

Crystal Black PS Vita Wi-Fi System
Call of Duty®: Black Ops: Declassified game
4GB Memory Card
Lego® Batman™ 2 Limited Edition PlayStation®Vita Bundle includes:

Crystal Black PS Vita Wi-Fi System
Lego® Batman™ 2: DC Super Heroes game
PS3™

The new 250GB PS3™ system will be bundled with two of the most popular gaming franchises, UNCHARTED™, winner of more than 200 Game of the Year Awards, and the fan favorite inFAMOUS™.

PS3™ Black Friday deals can be found below:

The Ultimate PlayStation®3 Value Bundle, selling at $199.99, includes:

PS3™ 250GB system
UNCHARTED™ Dual Pack
Includes Drake's Fortune® and UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves™
inFAMOUS™ Collection
Includes inFAMOUS™, inFAMOUS™ 2, and inFAMOUS™ Festival of Blood
30 day PlayStation®Plus Trial Membership
These deals offer exceptional value for consumers looking for the perfect gaming solution this holiday season and will only be available at participating retailers, while supplies last.

#2 Nightclam

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:59 PM

I must find a way to get the white vita bundle. Must have white vita...

#3 BryanDGAF

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:04 PM

I really wanted a vita but all of these games received poor reviews. Is it really worth it for $200? I'm still debating

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:05 PM

So the AC white will be 199.99 you say?
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:07 PM

Awesome deals man, great time to get one. Finally Sony is starting to take notice that it's dying out here as it stands. Huge vita fan here.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:07 PM

I really wanted a vita but all of these games received poor reviews. Is it really worth it for $200? I'm still debating


For $200 I'd say yeah..if you don't like the game sell it. Also sell that garbage 4GB memory card and get something worthwhile.

So the AC white will be 199.99 you say?

Yes

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:09 PM

I thought the AC3 bundle didn't come with a memory card? Is it true?

I know a 4gb card is really nothing but right now I'm on the fence with Vita, and this could push my decision over.

#8 jayntampa

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:09 PM

I'm torn myself - I kind of want a black Vita, but I'd prefer ACIII, since COD has been panned ... Oh well, at least now I have options.

Oh, and the ACIII bundle does come with a memory card.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:17 PM

I'm torn myself - I kind of want a black Vita, but I'd prefer ACIII, since COD has been panned ... Oh well, at least now I have options.

Oh, and the ACIII bundle does come with a memory card.


Sweet, think I'm gonna get one now!

I too prefer the Black Vita to the White Vita, but we seem to be in the minority.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:22 PM

I hope both bundles are going to sell for $200, because multiple retailers are just advertising the COD bundle at the reduced price for BF...

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:26 PM

It's nice to know that AC: Lib bundle is not limited to GameStop.

#12 lilman

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:29 PM

I too prefer the Black Vita to the White Vita, but we seem to be in the minority.

I prefer the black vita too because it helps me focus better on just the screen.

I picked up the CoD bundle the other day for $199. If it helps, CoD vita is not the worst game ever made. I haven't tried the campaign yet, but mp can be alright... when it works. It definitely needs patching to fix major connection and spawn issues. It's cool that the maps come straight from MW3 (chopped in half in less), so you'll feel right at home. Hostiles mode can kill a few minutes. Would have been much better with co-op hostiles, or better yet, zombies instead of hostiles. I would never spend $50 on it separately, but as a free bundled game I'm fine with it.

#13 jayntampa

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:32 PM

I hope both bundles are going to sell for $200, because multiple retailers are just advertising the COD bundle at the reduced price for BF...


That press release is straight from Sony - so, this may have been something they decided after the BF ads were put to bed. However, since it's from Sony, they'll be giving the retailers credit on the bundles, so it would only benefit the retailer to sell them at that price.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:48 PM

So if I bought the Assassins Creed Bundle at Best Buy can I get it matched to this deal?

#15 Logical Dolphin

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:50 PM

That press release is straight from Sony - so, this may have been something they decided after the BF ads were put to bed. However, since it's from Sony, they'll be giving the retailers credit on the bundles, so it would only benefit the retailer to sell them at that price.


I found that notable too, that Sony has issued a press release on this subject. I wonder if Walmart will be selling these bundles too, since the Vita's weren't in their BF ad at all.

Hopefully Amazon won't be selling these bundles online, just as lightening deals...

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:53 PM

So if I bought the Assassins Creed Bundle at Best Buy can I get it matched to this deal?


Not sure as they aren't PMing BF deals. However, you could buy one and return it with the old receipt.

#17 lilman

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:03 AM

Btw, those of you with the Halo 4 AmEx sync, this is a good time to get the $50 credit for spending $100 at BB ^_^

So if I bought the Assassins Creed Bundle at Best Buy can I get it matched to this deal?

According to their holiday matching policy, BB will not match bf deals: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Global/Perfect-Match-Promise/pcmcat266200050013.c?id=pcmcat266200050013
(read the fine print at the bottom)

I bet this will be YMMV though.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 01:22 AM

Are there any buy 2 games get 1 free sales going on? I want CoD, PSAS, and Assassin's Creed :(.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 01:31 AM

I am hoping to find the AC bundle, I'd rather have the Black Vita but oh well. If I cannot find the AC bundle I will just grab the COD bundle.

#20 jayntampa

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:24 AM

It'll be interesting to see if these are on sale for the Best Buy Premier event on Monday.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:27 AM

Stay away from the CoD bundles...

#22 doc_j88

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:46 AM

Stay away from the CoD bundles...


why?

#23 steve_dave

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:58 AM

why?


Apparently that game is complete trash. I think one reviewer called it "Activision giving gamers the middle finger".

#24 JohnnyS5

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:00 AM

If only Sony had a P4: The Golden Vita bundle.
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:03 AM

Just making sure but every retail store is gonna have it up in stocks even though its not in their ads?

#26 PublikDefender

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:08 AM

gamestop is the only retailer that has announced the ass creed vita for $200. joystiq probably just got the story wrong. i don't have any faith in game "journalists." hopefully, amazon and best buy decide to price match it as bf arrives.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:19 AM

If only Sony had a P4: The Golden Vita bundle.


Yeah for sure, that would definitely push me over the edge on it.

I'd rather they just give me a $200 vita + $50 credit so I could buy an appropriately sized memory card. As it stands if I do decide to get one of those bundles I will have to go through the extra effort of selling the game and attempting to sell the memory card (there will probably be a flood of people trying to get rid of them) and then trying to get an appropriately sized memory card.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:26 AM

gamestop is the only retailer that has announced the ass creed vita for $200. joystiq probably just got the story wrong. i don't have any faith in game "journalists." hopefully, amazon and best buy decide to price match it as bf arrives.


the problem I'm having is that the press release from Sony mentions nothing about the bundles being store specific. Can anyone confirm that it's only specific stores selling a specific bundle say a Bestbuy employee?
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:37 AM

I prefer the black vita too because it helps me focus better on just the screen.

I picked up the CoD bundle the other day for $199. If it helps, CoD vita is not the worst game ever made. I haven't tried the campaign yet, but mp can be alright... when it works. It definitely needs patching to fix major connection and spawn issues. It's cool that the maps come straight from MW3 (chopped in half in less), so you'll feel right at home. Hostiles mode can kill a few minutes. Would have been much better with co-op hostiles, or better yet, zombies instead of hostiles. I would never spend $50 on it separately, but as a free bundled game I'm fine with it.



^ He's right; the Black Ops Vita game isn't as bad as it is made out to be (See the Yahoo! article calling it an embarrasment).

We all know it is now "hip" to shit all over COD games yet they continue to sell and sell and sell.

Know this I find it odd that everyone is quick to say how big a failure the vita version is yet it sets at 4/5 stars on Amazon while the 360 and PS3 versions of Black Ops II both sit at 3/5.

For $50 no but it is a much better gimme then some of the other junk that gets bundled with handles (Steel Diver anyone?)

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:37 AM

gamestop is the only retailer that has announced the ass creed vita for $200. joystiq probably just got the story wrong. i don't have any faith in game "journalists." hopefully, amazon and best buy decide to price match it as bf arrives.


I don't know...the VP of Marketing - Home Consoles and Handheld Platforms for SCEA should be a good enough source.

http://blog.us.plays...s3-and-ps-vita/