Whatever you do, DO NOT buy an Xbox One or a PlayStation 4!

Chris Chandler

Chris Chandler

Both Sony and Microsoft have been slashing prices left and right, bundling games and accessories to entice buyers to purchase some of this hardware that has been sitting around (some since Christmas!). This is traditionally the "off-season" when very little video game hardware gets sold due to the lack of newly released software and overall reasons to purchase hardware (Unless you need a sweet Memorial Day gift.) Check out this deal that has a brand new Xbox One system, two controllers, and four full games including Rare Replay which has over 30 classic games on the disc currently on sale for a paltry $319.00. That's almost $100 off the current price, and an additional $100+ savings with the free extra controller and Forza Horizon 2 game! Or maybe Xbox isn't your thing, and you are more of a PlayStation 4 person. Right now if you are a Power Up Rewards member, you can go to GameStop and print off this coupon (below) and save $50 on the Limited Edition Uncharted 4 console bundle.

***BUT WAIT!*** Don't do that just quite yet! Unless you desperately needed a console within the next two weeks, it would be foolish of you to purchase either of these consoles. Take a look at that GameStop coupon again. It expires the day before the E3 Sony and Microsoft press conferences. Safe money is on both Sony and Microsoft announcing hardware revisions on June 13th during these presentations. Faster processors, more RAM, support for virtual reality and 4K graphics are all a possibility. Most likely the new revisions will also include a slimmer design, and an overall smaller footprint.  Retailers are aware of this change, and need to liquidate the current inventory as soon as possible. Because once the new hardware is officially announced and public, no one is going to want the older hardware that is essentially discontinued.  Most likely these deals will not be going away after the announcement, so if for some reason you didn't like the new design, you still should be able to pick up the older hardware on the cheap. There are tons of consoles sitting in warehouses across the nation, and there is no reason to be worried about short supply. So hold out just a little bit longer and wait to see what Sony and Microsoft have to say at their press conferences on 6/13.

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