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Hurry, snag a 360 Pro for $190

The folks at have been known to offer some pretty good deals in the past but, frankly, this one takes the taco. What's the big deal? Today, Stootsi is offering 360 Pro consoles (you know, the one with a 20GB hard drive) for a mere $189.99. Throw in $6 for shipping and you've got a helluva deal. Now, before everyone runs off at once, you should know that the consoles being sold are refurbished, so buy at your own risk. They do come with a 60 day warranty, for what it's worth. We invite anyone that has bought from Stootsi before to share their experience in the comments.

Still ... 190 smackers? That's even cheaper than the rumored price cut.

It's deals time! Bourne, LEGO Indy and more

You've been waiting for it and now it's finally here. It's Sunday deals time where we dig through the Sunday newspaper, pull out the retail ads for the week, toss the actual news part of the newspaper in the garbage, look for Xbox 360 deals and share with you our findings. It's always good times! So, let's get to the money savings fun ...

This week, Best Buy is offering Guitar Hero III for $75, a chance to buy an Indiana Jones DVD for $5 with the purchase of LEGO Indiana Jones, a free Bourne DVD with the purchase of The Bourne Conspiracy, $5 in concession money with Kung Fu Panda and they're still offering a free $50 gift card with purchase of an Xbox 360 console and GTAIV. Circuit City is giving out a free tshirt and a character unlock with LEGO Indiana Jones, a free Bourne DVD with the purchase of The Bourne Conspiracy, a free plush toy with Kung Fu Panda, Overlord for $15, a free Ryu wall graphix with Ninja Gaiden II and a $10 gift card with the purchase of either The Incredible Hulk or GRID. Finally, Target is giving away a $10 gift card with The Bourne Conspiracy. Phew!

As always, feel free to comment about any deals you find when you are on your own weekly Xbox 360 deal search. Happy shopping!

Sunday deals: $50 gift cards and Ninja Gaiden II wall clings

It's Memorial Day today and that means it's time to hit up the ATM and go shopping. Shopping for amazingly great Xbox 360 deals all of which we'll inform you about in this post. So, shall we get to it?

This week, Best Buy is offering up a free Ninja Gaiden II wall cling with any Ninja Gaiden II pre-order, Karaoke Revolution Presents: AIE, Call of Duty 4: GOTY edition and RSV2 each for $50 as well as Assassin's Creed for $40. Over at Circuit City, they're giving away a $10 gift card with the purchase of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, selling the Rock Band bundle for $150 and COD2, Saints Row, Sonic the Hedgehog and World Series of Poker for $10. Over at Target stores, they have Halo 3 for $38 and are offering 1600 Microsoft point cards for $15. Finally, all major retailers (including Best Buy, Circuit City and Target) are offering a free $50 gift card with the purchase of an Xbox 360 console and Grand Theft Auto IV on the same receipt. Happy shopping!

Would You Rather ... In Your Mind's Eye Edition

In our continuing effort to bring you fresh and interesting content, X3F presents Would You Rather ... a weekly feature that asks you the hard questions. The point? If you had to choose one or the other, which would you go for?

This week's WUR was a user submitted question that really made us think, especially coming back from our local gaming store. At 1,200 MS points a pop, the Xbox Originals platform seems like a steep entry into the "classic" prev-gen titles. While many of the games can be found for a lot less than their digital counterpart, some of the recent additions are going to a premium price if they can be found. What we hear from the community is that the pricing structure of the XBO program is out of wack for the most part.

This week we want you to forget about the price in the equation and consider the content only. How important is physical media to you in the wake of the increasingly digital age? Do you prefer to stack your games to line your room like a protective castle wall, or are you fed up with hard copies of the game and wish you could get everything digitally? Let's pretend we're made of money this week, if only for a moment, and ask yourself when it comes to those Xbox Originals...

Feel free to share the reasons for your vote in the comments. We'll share the results of the poll during the next edition of Would You Rather ... which hits X3F every Wednesday.

Last weeks WUR results can be find after the jump ... click here to download those results!

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Rock Band for $148 on Amazon

Rockers everywhere, take note: Amazon is currently offering the Rock Band Special Edition -- which includes the game, microphone, drums, and guitar -- for $147.99. As Amazon notes, that's $22 (or 13%) off the regular price of $169.99. These kinds of deals tend to sell out quick, so all the frugal virtuosos out there had best jump on it. No, seriously, why are you still here? Go get some cheap Rock Band.

Friday deal: Half price 360 controllers

So, do you find yourself with an Xbox 360 and only one controller? We don't blame you. Those things are expensive, and for only $10 more you could buy a brand new game. That said, you'll need more controllers to enjoy some vibratory goodness while playing Rez HD next week. So, what's an enterprising gamer to do? Why not pick up a 360 wireless controller for only $24.99? The folks at are offering them for just that price today only, so if you want one, you'd best jump on it now. Now, before you go plopping down your hard-earned money, you should know that these are open box controllers and not necessarily in new condition. They do come with a 30-day warranty though, which is on par with what you'll see from many used game stores. Still, buy at your own risk, and please, share your opinions of if you've shopped with them before.

[Via Paranoised]

December's Sunday deals are plentiful

It's the holidays and that means you must treat yourself to a new video game. That's just the way it works guys. And to help with your game purchasing endeavor, we've wrangled up some of this week's best deals. So, go ahead and take a gander, because there's a lot of clicking to do.

The only notable offer Circuit City has running this week is Two Worlds for $40. Not all that exciting, so let's move on over to Best Buy. They have Saints Row for $20, The Orange Box, TimeShift and Madden 08 for $50 and they're also offering a $5 gift card with the purchase of any family friendly or social title including Viva Pinata, Viva Pinata: Party Animals, Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal, PopCap Arcade: Volume 1, Rock Band, Guitar Hero III and Scene It? Hopefully you got all that, because our linking abilities are taxed. Target is giving out free $10 gift cards with the purchase of either Madden NFL, NBA Live or FIFA 08. Finally, Kmart is offering a $25 gift card (mail in offer) with the purchase of an Xbox 360, $10 off all EA Sports games and an offer where if you can buy one game you get another for 50% off. Select games only, CoD4 and Proving Grounds included.

Our head hurts now, deal searching is mind numbingly difficult. So, if you spotted a great deal online or in-store this week feel free to share with your fellow fanboys. Just don't hurt your head, today's hunting has put us out of commission for the rest of the day.

Best of Xbox 360 Black Friday deals [update2]

Update 2: Added new deals from Target and
Added new deals from Wal-mart and

In a few days, on November 23rd, Black Friday 2007 will officially kick off and millions of dollars will be spent. Lines will form outside of retailers hours (some even days) in advance, shopping madness will ensue and some of the best deals will be ripe for the picking. It'll be crazy like it is every year, but if you're brave enough to venture into the Black Friday death trap then we figure the least we can do is point you in the right direction. So, we painstakingly dug through all the day after Thanksgiving ads, found all the Xbox 360 deals and posted them for you after the break. Best Buy, Circuit City, Gamestop, KB, Kmart, Radio Shack, Sears and Target ... they're all there. But you should also know that a lot of retailers (like Wal-mart and Toys R Us) will be doing online mystery deals Thursday that'll go hand in hand with their printed Black Friday offerings

Take a gander through this year's Xbox 360 Black Friday deals and prepare to be unprepared. The black is upon us!

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Oops: Tesco accidentally sells 360s for £33

"One Xbox 360, please."

"Very good, sir. That will be £33."

This is the conversation we imagined ourselves having with a Tesco employee on our imaginary trip to jolly old England. It could have happened too, as Tesco recently (and accidentally) listed a killer Xbox 360 bundle for the low, low price of £33.24 (~$70 US). The offer included an Xbox 360 with wireless controller, Viva Piñata, and Forza Motorsport 2. It was, in short, a hell of a deal. From the looks of things, someone neglected to add a zero to the bundle's price, which should have been ten times larger.

As one might expect, the mistake has since been rectified, though not before customers managed to place orders at the discounted price. One customer had payment accepted for thirty-nine orders, though they have yet to be delivered. Apparently it is illegal for a company to change the price of a product once payment has already been accepted. The Tesco website, however, states that if a mistake in price is made, the company is not obliged to abide by the mistaken price so long as the customer is contacted prior to the item being shipped. We get the feeling there will be lots of disappointed bargain hunters out there.

Europe: help MS sell 360s, get 10 free XBLA games

Todo Juegos (translated) is reporting that Microsoft is planning a new promotion for Europe. Said promotion should run between November 1st, 2007 until January 31st, 2008. The gist of it is pretty simple. Just get a friend to purchase a new 360 at some point during the promotion, attach a copy of the receipt to a special coupon (PDF link), mail it in, and both you and your friend will receive ten free Xbox Live Arcade games. The games reportedly offered are:
  • Sensible World of Soccer
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting
  • Bomberman LIVE
  • Marble Blast Ultra
  • Spyglass Board Games
  • Small Arms
  • 3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures
  • Assault Heroes
  • Zuma Deluxe
Not a bad deal at all, especially if you're on the convincing side and not the purchasing side. We can't guarantee that the offer is real, but the coupon certainly looks legit. If any of our European readers have heard rumblings of this offer -- especially if you can find an English version of the coupon -- please let us know in the comments.

Save $150 on Xbox 360 premium

If you're still on the fence about actually purchasing an Xbox 360, then we have a new reason for you. Actually, we have 150 of them. Head over to OverStock Dealz and you can pick up an Xbox 360 premium system for only $249.99. Yup, that's 150 smackers off the normal retail price. Now, it should be noted that the condition is listed as "Like New, in Original Packaging," and we've never shopped at OverStock Dealz before, so buy at your own risk. Still, at a $250 price, it's likely to be the best deal you'll find on an Xbox 360 for quite a while.

[Thanks, Raymond Gonzalez]

360 HD-DVD player sold for $60

We've seen our share of great deals here at Xbox 360 Fanboy, but this one absolutely takes the cake. It seems a Wal-Mart in Metairie, Louisiana has discounted the $199 peripheral by a staggering $139, reducing the price to $60. A shopper has posted photos of both the price in question and a receipt as proof. Before you speed to the nearest location, endangering countless civilians, you should know that still lists the device at $199.82 (a whole 17 cents off MSRP!). Still, if you live in Metairie (or know someone who does) you'd better act fast. There's no telling when someone at the corporate office will get word of this chicanery.

Sam's Club selling HD DVD player for $130

TechBargains reports that select Sam's Club stores are selling the Xbox 360 HD DVD player for $130.99. Other Sam's Club locations are selling the players for $149.99. Either way, you could potentially save a hefty chunk of the usual price of $199.99. Keep in mind that these prices are before tax and that you must have a membership at Sam's Club in order to make use of this offer. Also, the offer is available in-store only.

Anyone find any other good 360 deals lately?

[Thanks, David Dobish]

1600 MSFT points free with GH II purchase

Guitar Hero II is coming out tomorrow (even though some of you have your hands on it already) and we feel that our blogging duty requires us to tell you about the best deal out there. Enter Circuit City's gracious offering. This week at Circuit City, when you pick up Guitar Hero II for $89.99 they'll give you a FREE 1600 Microsoft Points card. Yup, that's a $20 value kids. You can then use those points to purchase the recently confirmed Guitar Hero tracks that will be on the XBLM next week or just splurge on random XBLA games or themes. Now, who says corporate retail giants don't care about the consumer's best interest?

$50 gift card with a Xbox 360 purchase

In an act of undercover retail leakage (no, not that kind of leakage) DigitalSomething posted scans of next Sunday's Toys R Us ad. And after paging through their images we noticed a pretty cool Xbox 360 offer. Beginning April 1st at Toys R Us you can grab a free $50 gift card with any Xbox 360 console purchase. Though, it really doesn't compare to this past Christmas' offer, but that was then this is now. Not too shabby of a deal especially if you're looking to buy a specific game or peripheral that isn't included in the various bundle offers.

[Via Digg]

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