Black Friday Console Deals, 2012 Edition

The holidays are upon us, and with them comes the day of mad retail frenzy known as "Black Friday." It's a golden opportunity to buy cheap presents, treat yourself to some games you may have missed, and experience the thrill of nearly being stabbed by a soccer mom. Since we want you to have your best shot at saving a few fins, we've compiled a handy list of deals from various retailers.

Console sales are sorted by price, and software is sorted alphabetically. Some stores are opening as early as Thursday evening, so check your local area to make sure you don't miss the trampling. We've highlighted a few of the deals that stood out to us near the top.

Highlighted Deals

  • We've listed Amazon's Black Friday prices, but it has discounts running all week. Just keep in mind that many of its deals are time-based.

  • New Super Mario Bros Wii U is free with $40 worth of merchandise at Old Navy, but quantities are limited.

  • Skylanders Giants is going for $38.96 at Wal-Mart, almost half the standard price. Remember that Wal-Mart opens on Thursday night, so you'll probably have to skip the turkey leftovers.

  • Super Mario 3D Land is included in this year's 3DS bundles, but keep in mind that it comes pre-installed, so you won't be able to sell back a cartridge.

  • Toys R Us is holding a Buy 1, Get 1 for $1 sale on a wide variety of games.

  • Aside from the full games listed below, Xbox Live is discounting several pieces of downloadable content.

3DS and DS

  • Nintendo DSi XL ($99.96) Wal-Mart

  • Nintendo 3DS bundle w/ Super Mario 3D Land ($134.99) Fred Meyer

  • Nintendo 3DS bundle w/ Super Mario 3D Land ($149.99) Various retailers

PlayStation 3

  • PlayStation 3 DualShock 3 Wireless Controller ($39.96) ($199) Wal-Mart

  • PlayStation 3 160GB bundle w/ Infamous, Uncharted dual packs ($199) Wal-Mart

  • PlayStation 3 250GB bundle w/ Infamous, Uncharted dual packs ($199.99) Various retailers

Vita

  • Vita Assassin's Creed Liberation bundle w/ 4GB memory card, Limited Edition white ($199.99) Various retailers

  • Vita Black Ops Declassified bundle w/ 4GB memory card, Crystal Black ($199.99) Various retailers

  • Vita Lego Batman 2 bundle, Crystal Black ($199.99) Various retailers

  • Vita WiFi bundle w/ Lego Batman 2 ($199.99) Target

Wii

  • Wii bundle w/ Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort, Just Dance Kids 2 ($119) Target

  • Wii console ($89) Wal-Mart

Xbox 360

  • Xbox 360 4GB Kinect bundle w/ Disneyland Adventures, Kinect Adventures ($199.99) Various retailers

  • Xbox 360 4GB console w/ $50 gift card ($179.99) Toys R Us

  • Xbox 360 4GB console w/ Skylanders bundle ($149.99) Wal-Mart

  • Xbox 360 4GB console w/ wired headset ($169.99) Radio Shack

  • Xbox 360 250GB bundle w/ Forza 4, Skyrim ($199.99) Various retailers

  • Xbox 360 250GB console w/ Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 ($249.99) GameStop

  • Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 3 Wireless Headset ($25) Wal-Mart

  • Xbox 360 Special Edition Wireless Controller ($39.96) Wal-Mart

Software (arranged alphabetically)

  • Assassin's Creed 3 Xbox 360 ($34.99) Best Buy

  • Assassin's Creed 3 Xbox 360 ($38.96) Wal-Mart

  • Assassin's Creed Revelations ($7.99) Best Buy

  • Avengers: Battle for Earth ($24.99) Best Buy

  • Battlefield 3 Premium Edition ($29.99) Best Buy

  • Borderlands 360/PS3 ($15) - Amazon

  • Borderlands 2 ($34.99) Best Buy

  • Borderlands 2 ($35) Target

  • Brave DS ($10) Target

  • Cabela's Survival: Shadows of Katmai ($10) - Amazon

  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare ($10) Target

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops ($15) Target

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 ($10) - Amazon

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 ($25) Target

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 ($25) Wal-Mart

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Wii ($15) - Amazon

  • Call of Duty: World at War ($10) - Amazon

  • Call of Juarez: The Cartel ($7.99) Best Buy

  • Dance Central 3 ($24.99) Best Buy

  • Darksiders 2 ($29.99) Best Buy

  • Daytona USA ($5) Xbox Live

  • Dead Island GOTY ($7.99) Best Buy

  • Dead Island ($19.99) Xbox Live

  • Diablo 3 ($34.99) Best Buy

  • Dragon Ball Z Kinect ($24.99) Best Buy

  • Epic Mickey 2 Wii ($29.99) Best Buy

  • Epic Mickey 2 Wii ($35) Target

  • Epic Mickey 2 Wii ($24.96) Wal-Mart

  • FIFA Soccer 13 ($25) Wal-Mart

  • FIFA Soccer 13 ($34.99) Best Buy

  • Forza Horizon ($34.99) Best Buy

  • Grand Slam Tennis 2 ($7.99) Best Buy

  • Grand Theft Auto IV Complete ($14.99) Best Buy

  • Grand Theft Auto IV Complete ($15) - Amazon

  • Halo Reach ($14.99) Best Buy

  • Just Dance 3 ($7.99) Best Buy

  • Just Dance 3 Wii ($15) Target

  • Just Dance 4 ($24.99) Best Buy

  • Just Dance 4 ($49.96) Wal-Mart

  • Just Dance Disney ($25) Target

  • Kinect Sports Ultimate Collection ($24.99) Best Buy

  • Kinect Star Wars ($25) - Amazon

  • Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance ($14.99) Best Buy

  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light ($7.50) Xbox Live

  • Left 4 Dead 2 ($19.99) Xbox Live

  • Lego Batman 2 Wii ($25) Target

  • Lego Battles Ninjago ($15) Target

  • Lego Pirates of the Caribbean ($9.99) - Amazon

  • LittleBigPlanet Karting ($25) Target

  • Madden NFL 13 Xbox 360 ($34.99) Best Buy

  • Madden NFL 13 ($35) Target

  • Magic 2013 ($5) Xbox Live

  • Max Payne 3 ($15) - Amazon

  • Max Payne 3 ($25) Target

  • Medal of Honor: Warfighter ($29.99) Best Buy

  • Medal of Honor: Warfighter ($35) Target

  • Mortal Kombat Vita ($14.99) Best Buy

  • NBA 2K13 ($25) Wal-Mart

  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted ($35) Target

  • Plants vs Zombies DS ($15) Target

  • Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension ($14.99) - Amazon

  • Phineas and Ferb Ride Again ($14.99) - Amazon

  • Portal 2 ($19.99) Xbox Live

  • PX5 ($149.99) - Amazon

  • Rock Band Blitz ($7.50) Xbox Live

  • Sega Vintage Collections ($5) Xbox Live

  • Sims 3 ($7.99) Best Buy

  • Skylanders Giants: Starter Kit PS3/360 ($38.96) Wal-Mart

  • Skylanders Giants: Starter Kit All Platforms ($49.99) Toys R Us

  • Skylanders Giants: Starter Kit Wii ($49.99) Best Buy

  • Sniper Elite V2 PS3 ($14.99) Best Buy

  • South Park: Tenorman's Revenge ($5) Xbox Live

  • Space Channel 5 Pt 2 ($5) Xbox Live

  • Spec Ops: The Line ($15) - Amazon

  • Spelunky ($7.50) Xbox Live

  • Spongebob's Boating Bash ($10) Target

  • SSX 360/PS3 ($15.99) - Amazon

  • Syndicate PC ($5.99) - Amazon

  • Twisted Metal ($25) - Amazon

  • uDraw Gametablet w/uDraw Studio: Instant Artist ($10) Wal-Mart

  • UFC Personal Trainer ($10) - Amazon

  • UFC Undisputed 3 PS3 ($14.99) Best Buy

  • Warp ($5) Xbox Live

  • Wheel of Fortune ($10) Target

  • Wipeout 2 ($15) - Amazon

  • Wipeout Kinect ($24.99) Best Buy

  • Wreck-It Ralph DS ($10) Target

  • WWE 13 ($25) - Amazon