Missed the massive GAME sale? Didn't get around to buying any of those Steam games? Don't worry - new consoles and plenty of sequels will make for consistent good deals in the months to come. And if you aren't enamoured with the bells & whistles of the new 360 Slim, now might be your time. Here's what's good at the moment.
Economical Gamer points to a Dick Smith sale that would like you to take some of their 360 Arcade consoles off their hands in an online only offer which ends today. $199 gets you the Arcade and four games: Pure, LEGO Batman, Halo 3: ODST, and Forza 3. The Arcade console also comes with Pac-Man: Championship Edition.
Nice selection of games there for cheap, but seeing as the Arcade doesn't come with a hard drive, you might as well tack on another $50-100 if you want to save your games. Unless your circle of friends or eBay have a solution?
If those games hold no weight for you, GAME still have a few 360 Elite consoles to get rid of, and are offering them for less than the price of a Wii.
JB HiFi have some good software deals, which aren't quite the same as GAME's $2 for Mirror's Edge craziness last week, but are still nothing to sneeze at. For $29 there's: -Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe -Resident Evil 5
-UFC: Undisputed 2009 -GTA IV
And some more recent titles for $49: -Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands -Splinter Cell: Conviction -Assassin's Creed 2 -Lost Planet 2 -Heavy Rain -MAG
FIFA World Cup South Africa is also going for $44, but keep in mind its annual edition will be out in a few months. Check the catalogue out here.