It’s the season to be jolly. Also spendy. Very spendy. As the Internet braces for Black Friday 2014, several major companies have already begun their discount sales. Hold on to your wallets.
First of all, we’ve got EA’s Origin sale. As the holder to multitude of IPs, almost all of which are franchises, EA’s sales are quite large in scale: Assassin’s Creed is having a franchise sale (although no Rogue or Unity included) as well as Battlefield. Older games are on sale too (if you ever wanted the Crysis trilogy, now is a good chance) and some new titles like FIFA 15 and Sims 4 are on sale as well.
Sony is taking a different approach and is beginning the sale with things you can play with your friends on the holidays. A very length list of titles is available on the Playstation Blog but highlights include Far Cry 3, Little Big Planet 1/2 and Borderlands 2.
Not to be outdone, Microsoft has also launched an extensive discount campaign – covering not just games but everything Xbox. Consoles are on sale as well as XBox Live Gold memberships along with the usual selection of games. You can browse Microsoft’s deals on Xbox.com – everything is neatly broken down into categories for your ease of browsing.
Last but most certainly not least is Valve’s Steam sale, notorious for its wallet-draining capability – in fact, PayPal has jumped the gun by sending emails to their client base on November 22, advertising it early, at least according to VG24/7. Steam’s sale is headlined as “Steam Exploration Sale” and features 133 games on sale from across all genres. Discounts are equally broad-ranged with some titles are discounted as low as 10% while others as high as 75% off. A great time to catch up on games you just didn’t have the time for, but unfortunately not many new titles are on sale.Some of our posts include links to online retail stores. We get a small cut if you buy something through one of our links. Don't worry, it doesn't cost you anything extra.