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Briefly: here's a great Nintendo 3DS deal you should jump on ASAP! Best Buy has the excellent Fire Emblem: Awakening for only $14.99 on their online shop. As of this writing, their online stock has sold out, but you can still...
It's still Black Friday weekend, and with Cyber Monday right around the corner, there's plenty of savings to go around. While most consumers have kept their eyes glued to Amazon's amazing lightning deals, I've been digging around looking for the best deals on some of our favorite anime. It just so happens that Amazon is currently selling many of the Studio Ghibli titles, both DVDs and some Blu-rays, for nearly half off.
Some of the more popular titles listed include favorites like Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, Ponyo, and so on. It's a pretty big list and while you might already own a fair amount of these films yourselves, many of these titles would make awesome gifts for family or friends. In fact, I finally have a niece I'm buying for this year, and I can't really think of a better way to introduce her to anime. Any of these, and I'm pretty sure she'll be a fan for life.
Crunchyroll is currently holding their Black Friday sale, once again knocking an impressive 50% off their one-year subscription plans. For the rest of the weekend an all access membership, which grants access to their vast library of anime, manga and Korean dramas, will only cost you $69.99 and comes with $15 worth of credit to be used at their online store. If you'd rather just subscribe for the anime, it's just $49.99 for the year.
Some of you will note that the price has gone up since last year's Black Friday sale, but the increase can likely be attributed to the addition of digital manga. Whether or not their current selection truly warrants the additional fee is certainly debatable. Still, if you're not huge on manga to begin with, the savings being offered are considerable enough. Unfortunately, as has been the case for the past month, you can't gift memberships through the site. As it stands, the only way to really do that at this point would be to purchase a gift card through Amazon, and unlike the official site, those remain full price.
It's less than a day and a half until Black Friday, the shopping day that will likely break you. Sure you'll save a couple of bucks, but you'll likely get pushed and shoved and, in some cases, engage in fisticuffs over a cheap electronic item.
FUNimation is joining in on the shopping festivities, according to a blog post on their website. Starting at 9am on Friday, you'll be able to get a bunch of sweet deals, like:
One Piece Collection 1-8 for $139.92 with code STRAWHAT
And it's not just games from the Final Fantasy line, but a lot of titles are on sale at the Square-Enix online store. Many of the titles on sale are going for about 50% off retail, which means you can buy a copy of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance for $15 or Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together for $10. Still it is neat to see Final Fantasy XIV for the PC at $15 already. Or you could buy yet another copy of Final Fantasy VII for $5, I wouldn't judge. The list of games on sale is long and also includes plenty of non-Japanese games, like Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days; because it's a great gag gift to give to Dog Days fans. Strangely enough, the Hitman: Absolution SD figures are also on sale at 50% off. I guess that makes sense because so is Hitman: Absolution (only $15 for the Professional edition). Another thing you could do is try out Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light and see what the big deal is for the upcoming spiritual-sequel, Bravely Default.
The sales will end on Monday, so this is a great thing to keep in mind if you are out shopping on Black Friday. Gotta get the best info so you don't end up impulse-buying something more expensive! Or you can use it to beat the rush, since buying at home is what pros do these days. I'm going to assume the existing deal with free shipping will stack, if you order over $100 worth of things--that would be a sizable haul.
As many brave individuals prepare for the harsh ordeal known as Black Friday, Atlus is creating a special fusion that will summon a few games for the PS3, PS Vita, and 3DS at a reduced price! Best of all, this sale applies to both physical and digital titles!
Joining Atlus' team of discounted games, Demon's Soul, Dragon's Crown, Odin Sphere, Stella Deus, Persona 4 Arena, Persona 4 Golden, and Shin Megami Tensei IV are waiting to be taken home. In other words, you are getting a great opportunity to check out some of Atlus' glorious titles that have gracedourhearts.
If anything, you might want to take advantage of this offer before Atlus calls off the Sales Arcana in December. To those who are interested in the discounts, you can check out the full list of games that are on sale in the section below!
Ace Attorney 5 got an English release recently, but maybe you are not caught up on the series. Finding the DS releases of the first three games might take some effort and maybe you carry your iPhone around more than your 3DS. Good news. You can snag the HD trilogy for $4.99 right now. That’s the first there games with updated graphics for less than what? A cup of coffee? The individual games go for more if you buy them separately. This is a great deal.
I have been playing it myself and it's easy to say that the iPhone is an even better platform for these games. The touch controls work just like you’d expect, and playing it in the vertical mode allows for easy one handed investigations. If I had a complaint it’d be that it is still in the non-iPhone5 resolution, but I hardly notice it in general.
The download is free and the first two episodes can be played without spending any money, but this is a Thanksgiving sale. If you’re interested, I’d grab it now. Five bucks gets you a lot of content.
Just in case you didn’t hear, or forgot, here's some awesome news from Nintendo. Every week for the next month several Virtual Console games will be going on sale for exactly one week. Each week will feature some games from a particular series for at least 30% off. The sale started November 14 and will be changing series every week until December 12.
Starting off this sale are the following Legend of Zelda games. They're only on sale until 9 p.m. Pacific November 21, so get on it!
The Legend of Zelda $3.49 (Reg. $4.99)
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX $3.99 (Reg. $5.99)
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link $3.49 (Reg. $4.99)
The Legend of Zelda $3.49 (Reg. $4.99)
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link $3.49 (Reg. $4.99)
Atlus is having yet another awesome sale on some of our favorite titles, namely Dragon's Crown and Shin Megami Tensei IV. For the next week, both games will be available for just $39.99 with the exception of the Vita version of Dragon's Crown which will be available for just $29.99. In addition, they'll also be discounting all the DLC for each of the titles by up to 25% off the list price. If for whatever reason you've been waiting to pick up either of these great games, now's as good a time as any.
Again, the sale will only be available for a limited time, so there's no guarantee the price will drop again any time soon. On the other hand, Atlus has been have quite a few of these week-long sales of late, and I wouldn't be surprised if there's one or two more of these as the holiday season approaches. In fact, with Black Friday around the corner, you might even be better off saving your money -- no promises, though.
Looking for some games to hold you over until Novemberpocalypse happens? Yes, I know there's tons of games on the horizon, but this is the calm before the storm! Now's the best time to catch up on anything you missed earlier, and it looks like Atlus understands. They've put several of their titles on sale on both Steam and PSN. Wanted to get in on Persona 4 Arena? Now you can: it's $19.99 on PSN, and all the DLC is discounted too.
Have you been sleeping well? Been looking for a way to remedy that? As it is October and October means scary movies and stuff, right? (Interestingly enough in Japan that time is summer, actually.) So XSEED has let the prices of Corpse Party and Corpse: Party Book of Shadows drip down to just $9.99. Honestly recommended if you just gotta stay up the whole night and eep! Sorry, I am still a bit jumpy from Corpse Party. Both titles will be on sale from October 22 until November 4.
That’s not all. While these two corpse-filled games are just on sale, XSEED is also slashing, cutting and gutting the prices of other games. Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls and Sumioni: Demon Arts are now $10 apiece, Unchained Blades is down to $20 and Way of the Samurai 4 hits a permanent price of $30. You can see the exact details on XSEED’s Facebook page.
Hey, you know what's cool? Games from Japan for the PS Vita! You know what else is cool? Not paying a lot for videogames! It just so happens that Sony agrees with me, and has decided that for the next fortnight or so, you won't have to pay a lot for a whole bunch of Japanese games on the PS Vita. Huzzah!
Starting...well, a couple of days ago, a veritable host of the Vita's top wares go on sale via the PlayStation Network, and will go even more on sale if you've got PS Plus. Gravity Rush, one of the platform's best games to date, is even free as part of the PS Plus instant game collection. Other hot bangers like Soul Sacrifice, Atelier Totori Plus, and Street Fighter X Tekken are on sale, too.
And on the week of the 20th, you can pair your copy of Dragon's Crown with Vanillaware's other Vita game, Muramasa Rebirth, along with the likes of Ragnarok Odyssey and Metal Gear Solid HD Collection.
That's a lot of games, and it's not even the full list (you can check that out below). So, Vita owners, see anything you like?