Amazon.com Starts Black Friday Early With Video Game Deals

Gamers looking for trampled to death-free Black Friday-caliber deals should keep an eye on Amazon.com this week. The online retailer is counting down to the post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy with a cornucopia of video game deals.

Amazon.com has already struck a handful of video games with deep "Lightning Deal" cuts. If you're just waking up, you've already missed a chance to save on Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Game of the Year edition for PlayStation 3, but you can still have these fine products for a song.

  • New Play Control! Pikmin (Wii) - $14.98
  • Rock Band 2 Special Edition (Xbox 360, PS3) - $70.00
  • UFC 2009 Undisputed (Xbox 360) - $25.00
  • EA Sports Active (Wii) - $39.99

Upcoming deals include savings on a title teased as "World War II on the Wii"—which we'll assume is Call of Duty: World at War on Nintendo's console—and a "Gaming for people on the go" product, which could mean savings on a PSPgo.

Update: Yes, Call of Duty: World at War for Wii is now available for a measly $27.00 USD. But the "on the go" hardware savings applies to the Nintendo DS (crimson/black), which Amazon is selling for $97.98.

Black Friday Video Game Deals