There have been bundles with the 500GB model that were good value. There were offerings with just the console that were worth considering. There have been 1TB editions that were perfectly reasonable.
And now there's this deal as well. It's not under $400. It's also not the 500GB model. But it does come with a suite of games that will really, really work for some people. Maybe even some families.
It's not a deal through Target's eBay store — for a change — but through Target's stores directly, according to the latest catalogue posted online at OzBargain.
For $479, you can pick up the 1TB model of an Xbox One with 4 games, although if you're counting games within games then the value is much, much greater than that. This XB1 bundle includes the Rare Replay (with all 30 of its games), a download code for Ori and the Blind Forest, The Elder Scrolls Online and the Gears of War Ultimate Edition.
But that might not be as tempting as this slimmer, but very, very enticing offer from Big W: a 1TB console and Fallout 4 for $438.
Big W are also doing the XB1 at the same price point with Rise of the Tomb Raider, but that's nowhere near as appealing as Fallout 4 (sorry Crystal Dynamics), so let's move on.
If you're a Call of Duty fan — and don't lie, I know there are more than a few of you out there because people keep buying the game every bloody year — then the prospect of buying Black Ops 3 for $64 (any platform bar PC) might take your fancy. There's a PS4 deal with the game for $489, although it doesn't say what model the PS4 is.
Target's PS4 deal comes with The Elder Scrolls Online, costs $438 and is the 500GB version, so we won't worry about that either.
As for individual deals, Target is selling the new Need for Speed on both next-gen consoles for $69, the PS4/XB1 version of Destiny for $20 and Just Dance (PS4/XB1) for $59. Rise of the Tomb Raider's available for $69 from both retailers, which isn't bad considering JB Hi-Fi and EB Games are still charging $89 and $99 respectively.
Given these are all catalogue deals, it's worth remembering that they won't become available until tomorrow. But if you've missed out on the recent spate of deals and you're still looking for some gaming-related Christmas presents, here's another opportunity.
(Also, Dishonored on PS4/XB1 for $39 isn't bad value. On consoles, anyway. Just thought I'd throw that out there.)