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We’re inching ever closer to shopping mania of Black Friday, but it looks like some retailers can hardly wait until November. Walmart is leading the way this year, launching an early access holiday event this Friday, October 25, at 12 AM ET (9 PM PT on Oct. 24) with savings across all its categories, including gaming. These pre-Black Friday deals include some special console bundles and discounts on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Arcade 1UP machines, and more.
While the deals Walmart has announced so far haven’t exactly been mind-blowing, there are still some decent discounts. Here’s an overview of the best deals to expect once the sale is officially live. (Note that we’ve included links to the product pages where possible, as some sale prices have already appeared, but not all of them are live on Walmart’s site yet.)
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Nintendo Switch bundle with your choice of game | $330
This deal was popular during Prime Day, and it’s back at Walmart for this early holiday sale. Walmart will be offering a Nintendo Switch bundle that includes your choice of game for $330, down from the usual $359. We haven’t yet confirmed which games will be available, but our guess is that this bundle will include first-party titles like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as it has in the past. We’ll update this story with more details when the price cut goes live.
Xbox One S with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Original Modern Warfare Trilogy | $250
This bundle will include an Xbox One S, a copy of the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and backward-compatible versions of the original Modern Warfare trilogy for $250–a pretty solid deal.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (PS4 or Xbox One) | $60, includes 3 hours of double XP
If you’re more interested in owning the game itself, which releases Friday, Walmart is handing out three hours of double XP with every purchase of Modern Warfare (standard edition only) for PS4 or Xbox One as well as select products like Mountain Dew and Doritos. This exclusive offer is already live at Walmart.
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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate: Buy 3 months, get 3 months free | $50
Combining Xbox Live Gold with Game Pass for both console and PC, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is a worthwhile membership for any Xbox owner. Walmart will be offering three months free with any purchase of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, essentially getting you six months for $50. While you can currently get your first month for $1 over at the Xbox Store, this is still a solid deal if you’re already a subscriber, since you could tack this onto your existing membership.
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Arcade 1UP Machines | various
These arcade cabinets stand at 4 feet tall and feature several classic games, including Asteroids (on sale for $165) and Centipede (on sale for $175). Fighting game titans Street Fighter 2 (on sale for $245) and the Mortal Kombat trilogy (on sale for $279) also have their own machines and feature in this early holiday sale.
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Outside the realm of gaming, we’ll see discounts on televisions and other electronics, including two great 4K TVs from Vizio in 55- and 65-inch options. If you’re waiting for Black Friday to buy a TV, this deal is worth considering ahead of time. Both sets feature HDR, Apple AirPlay, and Chromecast support, in addition to Alexa/Google voice control and its own built-in smart apps like Netflix. I actually own the 55-inch version of this particular series of TV, and when paired with a soundbar, it’s a great experience for gaming and movies.
Walmart also has a slate of deals on Apple products, such as iPads, AirPods, and Apple Watch. Previous and current-gen models of the iPad are discounted, in addition to AirPods with a wired or wireless charging case. The particular Apple Watch that’s on sale features GPS and cellular as well as a 44mm Sport Loop and aluminum case.
Check out more of the best upcoming deals in gaming and tech below, but be sure to head over to Walmart for the full sale after it kicks off tonight.
- Nintendo Switch Console with your choice of game – $330 (
- Xbox One S 1 TB Console – Modern Warfare bundle – $250
- Xbox Game Pass Ultimate: Buy 3 months, get 3 months free – $50
- Asteroids Arcade Machine, Arcade1UP – $165 (
- Centipede Arcade Machine, Arcade1UP – $175 (
- Mortal Kombat 1-3 Arcade Machine, Arcade1UP – $279 (
- Street Fighter 2 Arcade Machine, Arcade1UP – $245 (
- NBA 2K20 for Xbox One – $40 (
- Xbox One S 1TB All Digital Edition – $199 (
- Xbox One S 1TB NBA 2K20 Bundle – $249 (
- PS4 + Powerchat Headset Bundle – $269 (
- Vizio 55″ M-556-G4 4K HDR Smart TV – $398 (
- Vizio 65″ M-656-G4 4K HDR Smart TV – $498 (
- Omen by HP Gaming Laptop 15.6″ w/ GTX 1660 Ti – $1,099 (
- iPad 6th Gen 128 GB Wi-Fi – $299 (
- iPad Latest Model 32 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular – $329 (
- iPad Latest Model 128 GB Wi-Fi + Cellular for SIM – $429 (
- Apple AirPods with Charging Case – $144 (
- Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case – $169 (
- Apple Watch Series 4 GPS + Cellular w/ 44mm Sport Loop + Aluminum Case – $429 (
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