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Liz Maas
An RPG Fan's Guide To Black Friday 2013
You want an RPG? It's probably on sale.
11.28.13 - 9:54 PM

So you want to Christmas shop for the RPG fan in your life. Or maybe just yourself. Or a little of both! While Black Friday incites all kinds of in-store insanity, thankfully you can take advantage of most gaming deals online (and in some cases, that's your only choice). While there's great deals for all kinds of games and systems, as usual, we will stick with those that fall under our coverage - after all, it is already quite the lengthy list.

Many of these sales have already begun, while some won't take effect until tomorrow (or midnight tonight). Similarly, some deals are tomorrow only, while others last as late as Monday or Tuesday. Below in order are online, US-specific and Canada-specific sales.

Online
PSN Sale (now - December 3)

Atlus
Persona 4: Golden - $20
Demon's Souls - $13.39
Dragon's Crown - $30 (PS3 & Vita - DLC also discounted)
Game of Thrones - $5
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes - $20
Odin Sphere - $5
Stella Deus - $5

XSEED (all PSP - $7.49)
Ys I & II Chronicles
Ys: SEVEN
Ys: The Oath In Felghana

3DS eShop

Shin Megami Tensei IV - $30

Square Enix Store Sale (now - Dec 2nd)

Has a huge, and interesting range of games for sale. Some are as new as Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMix and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and as old as... is that Chrono Cross? And Romancing SaGa? There are far too many to list, but you'll find a ton of PSOne, PS2, PC DS and PSP titles as well as current-gen, with everything at least 50% off. Find the lengthy sale list here.

Steam Autumn Sale (or spring sale, if you're in the Southern Hemisphere)

Like every other Steam sale, there are new deals every day, so keep checking back. As of this writing, today's deals are:
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition - $8
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition - $6
Final Fantasy VII - $4
Dead Island GOTY - $5
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing - $5.09
(Yesterday's deals, which are still available, include Skyrim for $7.49 and The Walking Dead for $6.24.)

Origin (EA)

Mass Effect 2 - $5
Mass Effect 3 - $8
Mass Effect 3 - Digital Collector's Edition - $12
Mass Effect Trilogy PC download - $16
Mass Effect Trilogy PC disc - $20
Mass Effect Trilogy - PS3/Xbox 360 - $28
Dragon Age Origins - $5
Dragon Age Origins Deluxe Collector's Edition - $10
Dragon Age Origins: Ultimate Edition - $12
Dragon Age II - $5


Amazon.com (now - Friday)

Persona 4: Golden - $20
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMix - $20
Skyrim (Greatest Hits Edition) - $15
Skyrim: Legendary Edition - $30
Shin Megami Tensei IV - $30
Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance - $15
Dead Island Riptide Special Edition - $20
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS3 - $20, PC - $15)
Dragon's Crown - $30
Muramasa Rebirth (regular - $20, limited - $30)
Risen 2: Dark Waters - $10
The Elder Scrolls Anthology - $30
Beyond: Two Souls - $35

Amazon.ca (now - ?)

Dead Island: Riptide Rigor Mortis Collector's Edition - $32.65
Dragon Quest IX (DS) - $14
Persona 4: Golden - $20
Dragon's Crown (PS3 & Vita) - $30
Shin Megami Tensei IV - $30
US

GameStop

Beyond: Two Souls (PS3) - $40
View GameStop's Complete Black Friday Lineup Here
Borderlands - $5
Borderlands 2: Game of the Year Edition - $30
Diablo III (Console) - $40
Dragon's Crown - $30
Fallout: New Vegas - $5
Final Fantasy XIII (pre-owned) - $5
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn - $20
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix - $20
Ni no Kuni - $15
Skyrim - $15
Soul Sacrifice (Vita) - $20
Tales of Xillia (PS3) - $20
The Walking Dead (Vita) - $15
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria - $10


Best Buy

Beyond: Two Souls - $35
The Elder Scrolls Anthology - $30
Soul Sacrifice - $30


K-Mart

Beyond: Two Souls (PS3) - $40
Pokémon X & Y (3DS) - $35 ea.


Wal-Mart

Beyond: Two Souls (PS3) - $25
Borderlands 2 (PS3, Xbox 360) - $15
Dead Island (PS3, Xbox 360) - $10
Dead Island: Riptide (PS3, Xbox 360) - $15
Skyrim - $15
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria - $10
Canada

Future Shop (Fri - Sun)

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS3) - $15
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix (PS3) - $20
Dead Island Riptide - $20
Tales of Xillia (PS3) - $30
Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance (3DS) -  $15
Skyrim: Legendary Edition - $40
Diablo III (PC) - $25
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria - $10
Cyber Monday: Beyond: Two Souls - $40


Best Buy (Fri - Sun)

Has the same deals as Future Shop, plus World of Warcraft for $5.


Toys R Us

Beyond Two Souls (PS3) - $40
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD (Wii U) - $35


EB Games Canada

Borderlands 2: GotY Edition - $30
Skyrim: Legendary Edition - $40
Skyrim - $20
Beyond: Two Souls (PS3) - $40
Diablo III (PS3, Xbox 360) - $45
Heavy Rain (PS3) - $10
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS3) - $15
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS3) - $15
Tales of Xillia - $20
The Elder Scrolls Anthology (PC) - $40
Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS Bundle - $220
Dragon's Crown (PS3/Vita) - $30


Wal-Mart

Beyond: Two Souls (PS3) - $39
Diablo III (PS3, Xbox 360) - $39

Good luck shopping! Me, it looks like I'll finally have to cave in and buy Tales of Xillia...


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