This summer, it's seeming like whenever it rains, it pours. So while you're waiting to have some fun in the sun, check out this all-Editors' Choice roundup of video games and console deals. We've found best-priced Batman games for Xbox 360 and PS3, the cheapest Wii U ever, and more.
Nintendo Wii U 32GB Deluxe Console
Price: $288.99 via coupon code "NXL90940" with $9 s&h
Lowest By: $43
Is It Worth It?: Because Wii U sales haven't been quite what Nintendo was hoping, we're seeing the price for this current-gen console hit incredible lows. As such, this Wii U 32GB console with stand and Wii U GamePad controller with cradle, is the lowest total price we've seen for a new unit. Features include 32GB of internal memory, HDMI cable, and sensor bar.
2,000 Microsoft Xbox LIVE Points
Lowest By: $5
Is It Worth It?: If you're one of the 77% of dealnews readers who use their Xbox to make in-app purchases, then this Xbox LIVE points bundle is for you. You'll nab 1,600 points and a bonus 400 points (automatically added to your cart) for a mere $20. That amounts to a mere penny per point and ties our mention from last week.
Preorders of Batman: Arkham Origins for Playstation 3 or Xbox 360
Price: $49.99 via coupon code "EMCXPXN26" with free shipping
Lowest By: $8
Expires: June 13
Is It Worth It?: You should consider checking yourself into Arkham Asylum if you're not eagerly awaiting the release of this prequel, which features a less experienced Batman testing his skills and gaining new ones in a dangerous Gotham City. The game is set to be released on October 25, but if you order by June 13 you'll secure this deal that ties our April mention and offers the lowest total price we could find for the game by $8.
Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition for PlayStation 3
Store: Amazon Prime
Price: $14.96 with free shipping
Lowest By: $1
Is It Worth It?: In anticipation the new game's release, Prime members can bone up on the series with Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition. While non-Prime members can spend $25 or more to qualify for free shipping — or pay $4.98 — Prime members pay a price $1 under our mention from two weeks ago, securing the lowest total shipped price we've sen for an edition that includes the Catwoman pack, Nightwing bundle pack, Robin bundle pack, Challenge Map pack, Arkham City Skins pack, and more. That includes an epilogue, Harley Quinn's Revenge, which alone makes it an exciting edition and much more than more of the same.
The Walking Dead: Episode One for Xbox 360
Store: Xbox LIVE Marketplace
Lowest By: $5
Is It Worth It?: Not only does this game features our favorite rag-tag group of southerners fighting zombies, it's also a "deeply personal and emotional experience," which is "why it feels so right as a part of this franchise." As such, you'll guide characters through a variety of friendships, plans, and close-calls so engaging that this first episode will conclude and leave players ready to move on to the next.
This deal offers a savings of 400 Microsoft Points (about $5), which ties last winter's mention as the best deal we've seen for this game. Scroll down to find it; it's listed as "Full Game - The Walking Dead."