This Week’s Hottest Gaming Deals

We are already over a week into the New Year and video game sales are still in full effect for some of the hottest games from the 2010 holiday release schedule. If you happen to have gift money still waiting to be spent, here are some of the latest deals to consider.

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At GameStop, per the retailer’s Weekly Ad, StarCraft II, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Sniper: Ghost Warrior and Rock Band 3 are currently on sale at a $10 discount through January 13th. Right now you can also earn an extra 50% in store credit on any trade-ins you make and put towards the purchase of other pre-owned games and hardware.

Target is also looking to unload its holiday stock, offering the following deals through January 15th.

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• Wii Fit Plus Bundle on sale for $94 – includes Wii Balance Board and features over 20 new activities including strength training exercises and yoga poses.
• Wii Fit Plus Exclusive Bundle on sale for $94 – includes Wii Balance Board and a free The Biggest Loser game (available in select stores).
• Free $25 GiftCard with the purchase of the Xbox 360 4GB game system – includes Xbox 360 4GB console, built-in Wi-Fi, one wireless controller and is Kinect ready.
• Call of Duty: Black Ops (PS3, Xbox 360) on sale for $49.99 (regularly $59.99).
• Save $20 on Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (PS3, Xbox 360), Fable III (Xbox 360) and Halo: Reach (Xbox 360) – on sale for $39.99 each (regularly $59.99 each).
• Free $5 GiftCard with the purchase of Nintendo DS – Kingdom Hearts Recoded – $34.99 (Available Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 8 a.m.).

And finally, Activision has announced sweeping price cuts on Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and DJ Hero 2 products at all major retailers. Starting today, standalone Warriors of Rock software will be sold for $49.99 on PS3, Wii and Xbox 360, guitar bundles are now only $79.99, and the full band bundle is down to $159.99. Similarly, DJ Hero 2 standalone software for all three platforms has been cut to $49.99, and the standard 1-turntable accessory bundle has had its price slashed to $59.99. So yeah, the turntable is effectively a free pack-in accessory now!

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