Savings Is the Name of the Game with These 5 Video Game Deals

By , dealnews contributor

New or used? PlayStation or Xbox? Great deals or stupendous ones? Either way, these video games deals are for the win! With five Editors' Choice deals, you can play on a used PlayStation Vita, the latest BioShock game, and more until your heart's content.

  1. Used PlayStation Vita WiFi System Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified Bundle
    Store: Cowboom
    Price: $169.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $49

    Is It Worth It?: In the game shopping arena, this is an easy win: This used system and Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified Limited Edition for PlayStation Vita plus a 4GB Memory Card come in at a savings of $49. CNET loves the Vita, calling it simply "the most advanced portable gaming system ever made."

    The PlayStation Vita features a multi-touch 5" organic light emitting display (OLED) front display, multi-touch pad on the rear of the device, dual analog sticks, front- and rear-facing digital cameras, and more. No warranty information is provided. Also, this used item may be missing accessories and have dents or scratches.

  2. Xbox 360 Game Preorders bundled with 1,600 Microsoft Points
    Store: Microsoft Store
    Price: $59.99 with free shipping

    Is It Worth It?: Microsoft has made this quite the irresistible gamer's play: The 1,600 Microsoft Points for Xbox LIVE alone are worth $20, and assuming you'll use the points, each of these games are at the lowest total price we could find. Games include Tomb Raider for Xbox 360 (due March 5); Grand Theft Auto V for Xbox 360 (due September 17) and BioShock Infinite for Xbox 360 (pictured, due March 26). It's a bit early for reviews on these titles, but we're sure hours of action, adventure, and fun are included. Be sure to browse for more eligible titles at Microsoft Store.

  3. Dead Space 3 for PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360
    Store: GameStop
    Price: $39.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $20

    Is It Worth It?: With this game, you follow Isaac Clarke and merciless soldier John Carver on a journey across space to discover the source of the Necromorph outbreak. We're not sure how to battle a plague like that, but our deal will help you to slay the High Price Gargoyle, as we found the lowest total price for either edition by $20. Forbes writes that "Dead Space 3 may have lost some of the terror that defined the franchise early on, but the thrill is not gone — not by a long shot." Note that Amazon has the Limited Edition for PS3, Xbox 360, or Windows for the same price.

  4. Ninja Gaiden 3 for Xbox 360
    Store: goHastings
    Price: $9.99 with $2.28 s&h
    Lowest By: $10

    Is It Worth It?: Here's your chance to join Ryu Hayabusa on a mission to save England's prime minister from terrorists. They've actually targeted Hayabusa, knowing he will come to London to rescue their high-profile hostage; you've targeted a price that's $5 under our August mention. Game Informer concludes that "the action can be fast-paced and engaging at times," making this game an exciting way to spend the last few weeks of winter.

  5. Used Bulletstorm for PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360
    Store: Best Buy
    Price: $1.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $12

    Is It Worth It?: As members of the elite peacekeeping force Dead Echo, Grayson Hunt and Ishi Sato fear deception within the ranks and decide to strike out on their own. In their quest for cash, these former mercenaries come upon their ex-commander's warship. In your quest for cash, you'll pay less than a medium mocha for this game, a current price low by $12 compared to a new unit. Parents, be aware that this is a first-person shooter game with an emphasis on the shooting part, of which there's no shortage. The folks at Joystiq like it, though: "Bulletstorm is ridiculous, but in the way that the very best guilty pleasures are."

Lou Carlozo is a dealnews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth. Prior to that he was the managing editor of, and a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune.

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Thanks for the tips carlosriosness
its a risky deal at cowboom. Go through the units that are available, as of about 12pm PST today i only found 2 that had the card included. since the card is $16-$20 extra, thats not really a savings of $50. let alone if you get a unit missing the power cables. thats another $20 you will have to pay. at that point, you might as well buy it new, or refurb with a full warranty and no cosmetic defects.

I would say that the descriptions they give are incredibly vague, if there is a description at all. some just say, "shows signs of use", what the hell does that mean, i wish they would describe the screen in detial at the very least, that's most important; and since there is probably different people rating them, i doubt there 1-10 scale is reliable or consistent.

but like i said, i agree, if you know what to look for and you get 1 of the 2 that did come with the card, then yes that could be a good deal. but as far as a good deal for general dealnews readers, i say NO.
I agree with the first comment. I would like to get a Vita, but not at the risk of getting a semi-damaged unit...even for a lower price. I think I would rather get a factory refurbished unit or a new/semi-new one from Craigslist. Besides, even if this is a bundle deal, I've heard nothing good about this Call of Duty (for Vita) so that's not much of an incentive at all.
Emily Dovi (DealNews)
While it's true that CowBoom's products are used, the merchant clearly state the issues (if any) with any of the products it resells. That said, The PS Vita is in fact a deal by about $50 considering the bundle.

I love cowboom, and if you know how to use it, its possible to find a great deal. but there are many things to look for.

the condition, many are rated very poorly, with short descriptions if any. make sure it says "NO Scratches or perfect screen". i ususally look for something at least a 7/10 or higher, which most are 6 and lower.

look at what is included, many of those systems are missing the 4gb card, which is expensive on its own. some are missing the power adapters and other accessories as well.

i happen to get an iPad 1 32gb, over a year ago for $200, i did have to buy a charger separately ($20 griffin that allegedly charges faster then the stock one). the description said the screen was in perfect condition, though the aluminum back had a ding. i didnt care since a case hides that anyways. it was rated a 7/10.

check Craigs list instead, there are many cheap vitas in PERFECT condition with extras, plus you can check it out in person