The Moneysaver: No Soup for Wii U

This is the Wii U's big release weekend in North America and no, you will not find it discounted anywhere. In fact you, probably will not find it anywhere unless you pre-ordered the console back when its release date was announced. Dealzon reports that the only online availability for Nintendo's new console is through third party sellers, at wildly inflated prices, on Amazon.

So, with the obligatory Wii U mention out of the way, you still can find savings and incentives on new games such as Halo 4 and Assassin's Creed 3, plus deals on PC downloads of upcoming major releases. Some 50 deals are in this week's final pre-Black Friday Moneysaver, check 'em out below.

Software

• Nov. 20 release Hitman: Absolution—Professional Edition (PC download) hit a new low, $29.25 after coupon at Green Man Gaming. Next best is $45. [Dealzon]

• Nov. 20 release Assassin's Creed 3 (PC download) is $39.99 from GameFly. Elsewhere $40. Deluxe Edition is $63.99, elsewhere $80. [Dealzon]

• Dec. 4 release Far Cry 3 (PC download) is $39.99, free shipping from GameFly. List price is $50. [Dealzon]

Halo 4 (360) for $59.99 comes with a $20 eGift Card from Dell Home. Next best offer is Toys 'R' Us for $49.99, no bonus. Elsewhere $60. [Dealzon]

Assassin's Creed 3 (360, PS3) is $49.99, free shipping from Amazon. Elsewhere $54 and up. [Dealzon]

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (360, PS3) for $59.99 still comes with $20 eGift Card from Dell Home. Next best offers are $15 bonus card from Kmart or Toys 'R' Us at $49.99, no bonus. [Dealzon]

Soul Calibur V Collector's Edition (360) is $24.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $34. [Dealzon]

Disney Epic Mickey (Wii) is $7.99, free shipping from Best Buy. Next best is $19. [Dealzon]

Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC download) is now free to play through all 50 levels (previously capped at 15). Naturally, plenty of in-game items and features require payment. [Dealzon]

Crusader Kings 2 (PC download) is $8 from Green Man Gaming. Normally $40. [Dealzon]

Deus Ex: Human Revolution (PC) is $7.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $12. [Dealzon]

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (PC) is $5.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $17. [Dealzon]

F.E.A.R. 3 (PC) is $5.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $19. [Dealzon]

LEGO Batman (PC) is $5.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $12. [Dealzon]

Rage (PC) is $4.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $12. [Dealzon]

Hunted: The Demon's Forge (PC) is $3.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $16. [Dealzon]

• Tantalizing THQ Medley (6 PC Downloads) is $9.99 from Amazon. Titles include: Homefront, Metro 2033, Red Faction: Armageddon, Red Faction: Guerrilla, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow
of Chernobyl
. Separately $88. [Dealzon]

Syndicate (PC Download) is $7.92 from Green Man Gaming. Next best is $30. [Dealzon]

Hardware

• Nintendo Wii bundle with Just Dance 4 is out for $129.99 with free pickup at Best Buy. [Dealzon]

• Hannspree 24.6-inch HF255DPB 2ms LCD Monitor is $159.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $164. [Dealzon]

• Samsung 24-inch S24B750V 2ms LED Monitor for $229.99 comes with $40 Gift Card from NewEgg. Next best price for just the monitor is $300. [Dealzon]

• Dell's 21.5-inch Alienware OptX gaming monitor (Refurbished, model AW2210/1FX9D, 1080p 2ms) is $149.99, free shipping from NewEgg. List price is $300. [Dealzon]

• Samsung 20-inch S20B350H 2ms LED Monitor (Refurbished) is $99, free shipping from Buy.com. Next best is $145. [Dealzon]

• Seagate 500GB Momentus XT 7200RPM Solid State Hybrid Drive is $49.99, free shipping from NewEgg. Next best is $90. [Dealzon]

• Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 95412SU Ivy Bridge Core i7-3632QM, 8GB RAM, GeForce GT 650M, swappable optical bay, and Windows 8 is $849, free shipping from Lenovo. List price is $1,149. [Dealzon]

• Alienware M14x r2 Ivy Bridge Core i7-3630QM 3rd Gen, 12GB RAM, 2GB GeForce GT 650M is $1,371, free shipping from Dell Home. Normally $1,509. [Dealzon]

• Lenovo's 14-inch IdeaPad Y400 952324U with Ivy Bridge Core i5-3210M, 8GB RAM, GeForce GT650M, Windows 8, and swappable optical drive bay is $749. But for just $50 more you can get the Core i7-3630QM 95232FU config, now only $799 after $550 coupon from Lenovo. That's $120 cheaper than at release last week. [Dealzon]

• HP Envy Phoenix h9-1340t Desktop with Ivy Bridge Quad Core i7-3770K, GeForce GTX 660 1.5GB, 12GB RAM, and Windows 8 is $1,299.99, free shipping from HP. That a new low by $80. [Dealzon]

• Dell XPS 8500 Desktop with Ivy Bridge Quad Core i7-3770, Radeon
HD 7570, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 8 is $699.99, free shipping from Dell
Home. That's lowest ever by $80. [Dealzon]

Digital Distribution

The following listing of digital download bargains are grouped by distributor. For more, see Deals4Downloads' roundup.

Amazon
Prototype Pack is $9.99, save 89 percent.
Serious Sam 3: BFE is $10.00, save 75 percent.
Company of Heroes Game of the Year is $7.40, save 63 percent.
FIFA Manager 13 is $15.99, save 60 percent.

DotEmu
Silverfall is $4.00, save 60 percent.
Runaway 2 : The Dream Of The Turtle is $4.00, save 60 percent.

GameFly
Dungeon Defenders is $2.99, save 80 percent.
Osmos is $2.49, save 75 percent.

GamersGate
Majesty 2 Collection is $4.99, save 75 percent.
Orcs Must Die! is $2.50, save 75 percent.
Orcs Must Die! 2 Complete Pack is $10.00, save 50 percent.
Best of Tilted Mill is $24.95, save 50 percent.

Get Games
Metro 2033 is $4.99, save 75 percent.
Football Manager 2012 is $7.49, save 75 percent.
London 2012: The Official video game of the Olympic Games is $11.24, save 75 percent.

GMG
Disciples II: Gold Edition is $1.99, save 90 percent.
Warlock: Master of the Arcane is $4.99, save 75 percent.

Impulse
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City is $4.99, save 75 percent.
Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition is $7.49, save 75 percent.

iTunes Store
Worms 2: Armageddon (iPhone) is $0.99, save 80 percent.
Great Big War Game (iPhone) is $0.99, save 67 percent.

Mac App Store
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Mac) is $4.99, save 75 percent.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Mac) is $7.99, save 73 percent.

Sony PSN
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (PS3) is $4.99, save 50 percent.
Dragon's Lair (PS3) is $4.99, save 50 percent.

Steam
Tropico 4: Steam Special Edition is $7.49, save 75 percent.
Awesomenauts is $4.99, save 50 percent.
Hero Academy is $2.49, save 50 percent.

Kotaku thanks our coupon partners for providing these and other great deals. Be sure to bookmark and search their Kotaku hashtags (#dealzon, #deals4downloads and #dealtaku) for updates throughout the week. Further, to our friends across the pond and north of the border, check the #ukdeals, #europedeals and #canadadeals hashtags and be sure to flag any deals you might have with that.

As always, smart gamers can find values any day of the week, so if you've run across a deal, share it with us in the comments.


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