We previously predicted that there would be enough Xbox One stock for Christmas, and it looks like we were right. The next-generation console is back in stock at several retailers, while the PlayStation 4 is sold out everywhere.
Microsoft recently announced it has sold more than 2 million consoles since its November 22 launch, but sales seem to be slowing down. Unlike the PlayStation 4 which is going for upwards of $800 on the scalper's market, the Xbox One Standard Edition has been readily available at Amazon.com for its SRP of $499. GameStop is currently offering an "Epic Bundle" for $739, and Best Buy has several bundle options starting at $560.
UPDATE (12/06/13): A leaked Best Buy flyer has revealed they will be carrying the PlayStation 4 this Sunday.
While late holiday shoppers may be stuck paying high scalper prices for the PlayStation 4, it looks like there will be enough Xbox One consoles to go around for the holiday shopping season. The Xbox One has been in stock for hours at Amazon.com, and GameStop is featuring it in their latest weekly ad.
Even though it looks like the Xbox One will be in stock throughout the holidays, shoppers should take advantage now because there is no way to know how much stock is really available. Just ask the PS4 shoppers we warned to pre-order months ago, who are now stuck without a console.
UPDATE: (12/06/13) Epic Bundle ($800) Now In Stock! Will ship by 12/17/13.
FINAL UPDATE: What a crazy Cyber Monday. We hope someone was able to get a PlayStation 4 during all of today's chaos. If you still didn't get one, please sign up for free PlayStation 4 notifications. It may be your only chance to buy one before the holidays. You can also get an Xbox One here.
UPDATE #4: Out of Stock!
GameStop Cyber Bundle In Stock! Just hit the "Add to Cart" button. It should take you to the check out page.
UPDATE: The Walmart bundle keeps going in and out of stock rapidly. Some customers are reporting that they were able to buy one through the mobile site when it was not available on the website, and vice versa... So keep trying!
To pre-order your PS4 bundle from Walmart you must select 1 accessory and 1 game before you can checkout. Sometimes the blue "Select" button is missing from the site, while this typically means the bundle is sold out, you should try refreshing the page a few times before giving up.
UPDATE #2: It looks like all the Walmart Holiday Bundles may be gone for good. You can check back here at 1:00 PM EST for more links, or sign up for free PlayStation 4 alerts and hope it comes back in stock somewhere else. Good luck! We will be updating this page all day today.
UPDATE #3: It looks like the Amazon rumors may have been false.
It looks like one of the Cyber Monday rumors were true. Walmart is now accepting pre-orders for the PlayStation 4 Holiday Solution Bundle. Shoppers who pre-order now are guaranteed to receive the bundle before Christmas. The bundle includes your choice of accessory and game for $517, which is much better than paying over $700 on eBay for a basic console.
Amazon is also rumored to be holding onto PlayStation 4 stock for Cyber Monday. Unlike most retailers, Amazon typically releases stock during the day. We will update this page with links if and when they become available.
Here are some Minecraft-themed gift ideas for the ultimate Minecraft fan!
LEGO's Minecraft set 21102 was one of the most popular and hardest to find holiday gifts in 2013. This year LEGO released two more sets and they're already selling out at most retailers. However, most shoppers haven't thought to check LEGO's online store and all three sets, including 21105 Micro World: The Village and 21106 Micro World: The Nether, have been in stock for quite some time. There is a two set limit per customer and each set retails for $40.
ThinkGeek has a bunch of exclusive licensed Minecraft products such as the Light-Up Diamond Ore ($20) pictured above, Minecraft clothes for kids and adults starting at $10 and even foam replicas of the Minecraft sword and pickax ($15).
Motorola's comeback phone the Moto X was met with mostly positive reviews except for one thing, its price. So the Google-owned company responded by launching the more affordable Moto G smartphone a few months later, and now the 4.5-inch device has landed at Amazon.com. The online retailer is accepting pre-orders for both the 16GB version and 8GB version. The unlocked 16GB model is only $200, and the unlocked 8GB model is only $180. Both will begin shipping on December 4th.
The Moto G is equipped with a 4.5-inch 1,280 x 720 display, a 5MP rear camera, a 1.3 front-facing camera, a .2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and a 2,070mAh battery. It ships with Android 4.3, but Motorola has promised it will roll out an Android 4.4 upgrade for the handset early next year.
Bond 50: The Complete 23 Film Collection is now on sale for $99.99 for a limited time. That's $200 off the normal $300 price. The Blu-ray collection includes over 120 hours of extras and all the Bond films including Skyfall. This is a must have for all Bond fanatics and movie lovers.
This is part of Amazon's Limited Time Deals and expires sometime around midnight, so grab it now because you're not going to find it at cheaper price before the holidays.
UPDATE (11/29/13) 11:54 EST: PlayStation 4 Console with Two DualShock 4 Wireless Controllers now in stock!
Update #2: Xbox One Black Friday bundle sold out. Sign up here for Xbox One email/mobile/desktop alerts.
There were several rumors that retailers like Walmart and Toys R Us were saving Xbox One and PlayStation 4 stock for Black Friday, but only GameStop released any online Friday morning. While GameStop's PlayStation 4 bundle instantly sold out, the Xbox One Black Friday Bundle is still available at the time of this post. The bundle includes: A Regular Edition Console, Ryse: Son of Rome, Dead Rising 3 an extra Xbox One Wireless Controller and a $20 Xbox Gift Card.
The bundle is $700, but the $500 basic edition has not been available for purchase since pre-orders sold out months ago. This is also the longest that either the Xbox One or PS4 has stayed in stock. Both consoles have previously been selling out in minutes when available anywhere, so you should nab it now before it is too late.
Black Friday has started early at most online retailers, but so far there hasn't been many great deals on video games or consoles. However, you can currently nab Call of Duty: Ghosts for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and Wii U for only $40.
Amazon's Gold Box Deal of the Day includes:
"A a special price on Call of Duty: Ghosts. Plus, Amazon will email you a code for the Digital Federation Patch in-game content if you buy the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 3 Digital Code, or PlayStation 3 Digital Code + Season Pass Bundle versions of the game. The Digital Federation Patch in-game content is not available for Wii U. If you order the PC digital version, the code is included in the game's product code."
Rockstar Games has finally released the Grand Theft Auto V companion app for Window Phones. The app has been available on iOS and Android devices since the game launched back in September.
The iFruit app allows GTA V players to keep up-to-date on the latest news, create and reserve custom license plates, and build their own ultimate vehicle. The app also includes a Chop the Dog mini game where players can care for their virtual pet to earn advantages in the console version of the game.
Google's universal Nexus Wireless Charger for the 2013 Nexus 7 tablet, Nexus 4 and 5 smartphones is now available on Google Play. It is a compact Qi power cube with a 9W 1.8A AC adapter and micro USB cable. The charger is $50 with the option of overnight delivery for $17.
"With the Nexus Wireless Charger, your new Nexus 7 becomes the first truly wireless tablet. No more messing with wires, cords and plugs – your tablet just snaps into place on the magnetic face and begins charging. The Nexus Wireless Charger adheres securely to any surface – like your desk, counter top or nightstand – so the convenience of grab-and-go charging is always within easy reach."