Other retailers went gangbusters on Black Friday. And while EB Games followed suit, to a degree, they're finally starting to amp up their discounting efforts today with their online-only Mad Monday sale. Here's the bargains to look out for.
The Mad Monday sale covers hardware and software, and seeing as there's some surprisingly decent deals on the latter that's where we'll start.
- Steam Link: $36
- Steam Controller: $63
- Nintendo 2DS (Red/Blue/Pink) with Mario Kart 7: $99
- 500GB Xbox One S with FIFA 17, Battlefield 1, The Lego Movie 4K UHD Blu-ray or Mad Max, and one game download (Forza 6, Rare Replay, Gears of War 4 or Rise of the Tomb Raider): $349
- 1TB original Xbox One with Halo 5: Guardians, Halo: Master Chief Collection, plus one game download (Forza 6, Rare Replay, Gears of War 4 or Rise of the Tomb Raider): $279
- 1TB original Xbox One with Rare Replay, Gears of War 4 and Ori and the Blind Forest (download): $299
- 1TB PS4 Pro with Fallout 4, Dishonored 2, Skyrim: Special Edition and Elder Scrolls Online: $599
- 1TB PS4 Slim with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered: $379
Some reasonable picks. The PS4 Pro offering isn't a bad deal if you're a Bethesda fan, although some PS4 Pro specific patches might still be in the works. And the Xbox One S isn't a bad offering either: pair it with Gears for an ultimate Bro Shooter/Gamer package, or Rise of the Tomb Raider if you want a more well rounded AAA package.
DOOM is going for a song these days, and if you haven't gotten it already you really, really should. In fact, it feels like a bit of a Bethesda clearance sale. The full list is here.
- DOOM (PC, PS4, XBO): $20
- Tom Clancy's The Division (PC, PS4, XBO): $29
- Dishonored 2 Limited Edition (PC, PS4, XBO): $39
- Fallout 4 (PC, PS4, XBO): $20
- Skyrim Special Edition (PS4, XBO): $35
- Dark Souls 3 (PC, PS4, XBO): $49
- Deus Ex Mankind Divided (PC, PS4, XBO): $34
- GTA 5 (PS4, XBO): $42
- Watch Dogs 2 Deluxe Edition (PS4, XBO): $49
- Rare Replay (XBO): $18
- Mafia 3 (PC, PS4, XBO): $42
- Pokemon Sun/Moon (3DS): $54
- Ratchet & Clank (PS4): $39
- Rise of the Tomb Raider 20 Year Celebration (PS4): $47
- Uncharted 4 (PS4): $39
- The Last of Us Remastered (PS4): $44
- XCOM 2 (PS4, XBO): $39
- The Witcher 3 Game of the Year Edition (PS4, XBO): $45
- Bravely Second - End Layer (3DS): $29
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (PC, PS4, XBO): $47
- Titanfall 2 Supply Pack (PS4, XBO): $42
- Borderlands The Handsome Collection (PS4): $39
- DRIVECLUB (PS4): $20
- Until Dawn (PS4): $36
- Killzone Shadow Fall (PS4): $20
- inFAMOUS Second Son (PS4): $20
- Bloodborne Game of the Year Edition (PS4): $47
- Elder Scrolls Online Gold Edition (PC, PS4, XBO): $15
- NBA 2K17 (PS4, XBO): $54
- Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection (PS4): $35
Note that the PC version of GTA 5 is $62, surprisingly so. Why the $20 surcharge? And it's kind of amusing to see the Last of Us Remaster cost more than Uncharted 4, since Drake's last adventure only came out earlier this year.
But there are plenty of neat offerings at decent price points. XCOM 2 offers plenty of replay value at that price point, and $20 for DRIVECLUB is superb now that its nightmare days are well and truly behind. DOOM for $20 ... again, regardless of the platform, just get it. The Division is nice and cheap too, and The Witcher with all of its DLC at $45 is a solid Christmas present.
It's not much, but finally there's a discount somewhere on the Elite controller.
- Xbox Elite Controller: $183
- Xbox One S Wireless Controller (black/white): $69
- New PlayStation 4 DualShock Controller: $81
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens Rey Pop! Vinyl: $7
- Star Wars The Force Awakens First Order Pop! Vinyl: $7
- Captain America Civil War Black Widow Pop! Vinyl: $7
- Admiral Ackbar Pop! Vinyl: $7
- Litten 18cm Plush Toy: $38
- Rowlet 18cm Plush Toy: $38
- Legend of Zelda Yahtzee: $19
- Legend of Zelda Monopoly Collector's Edition: $52
So that's the Mad Monday deals, or at least most of it, from EB for 2016. Some decent pickings, particularly if you want to get on board the Bethesda train. Spot anything? See any deals I missed? Or are you done with sales for the year? Let us know!