Deal: Best Buy's July video game blowout - Gematsu
Deal: Best Buy’s July video game blowout
posted on 07.22.12 at 11:39 AM EST by (@salromano)
Deus Ex, inFAMOUS 2, Final Fantasy XII-2, and more.

Best Buy is celebrating the month of July with a video game blowout sale, which sees low prices on hits such as Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, inFAMOUS 2, Final Fantasy XIII-2, and Gears of War 3.

Find the full list of titles below. When you’re ready, find the sale here.


  • Metroid: Other M (Wii)
  • Pilotwings Resort (3DS)
  • The Price is Right: Decades (360)
  • The Sims 3: Pets (PS3, 360)
  • Sin and Punishment: Star Successor (Wii)
  • Steel Diver (3DS)
  • Trivial Pursuit: Bet You Know It (Wii)


  • Rift (PC)
  • The Sims 3: Barnacle Bay (PC)


  • uDraw: Dood’s Big Adventure (Wii)


  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (PS3, 360)
  • Brink (PS3, 360)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PC)
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution (PS3, 360)
  • Dragon Age II (PS3, 360)
  • FIFA Soccer 12 (PSP)
  • God of War: Chains of Olympus Greatest Hits (PSP)
  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta (PSP)
  • Homefront (PS3, 360)
  • inFAMOUS 2 (PS3)
  • Just Dance 3 (PS3, 360, Wii)
  • Just Dance: Summer Party Limited Edition (Wii)
  • LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game (PSP)
  • Medal Of Honor (360)
  • Madden NFL 12 (PS3, 360, Wii, PSP)
  • NBA 2K12 (PSP)
  • NCAA Football 11 (PS3)
  • NCAA Football 12 (PS3, 360)
  • Red Faction: Armageddon (360)
  • The Sims Medieval Limited Edition (PC)
  • The Sims Medieval: Pirates and Nobles (PC)
  • SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs (PS3)
  • TRON: Evolution Collector’s Edition (PS3, 360)
  • uDraw: Disney Princess: Enchanting Storybooks (Wii)
  • uDraw: Kung Fu Panda 2 (Wii)
  • uDraw: Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat (PS3, 360, Wii)
  • uDraw: The Penguins of Madagascar: Dr. Blowhole Returns Again (Wii)
  • uDraw: Pictionary: Ultimate Edition (PS3, 360)
  • uDraw: SpongeBob SquigglePants (Wii)
  • Wappy Dog (DS)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (PS3, 360)
  • X-Men: Destiny (PS3, 360)


  • Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3, 360)
  • Gears of War 3 (360)
  • Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Best Buy Limited Edition (PS3, 360)


  • Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Game of the Year Edition (PC)
  • The Sims 3 Plus Pets (PC)
  • The Sims 3: Showtime Expansion Pack Katy Perry Collector’s Edition (PC)
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  • whiteferrero

    i just so happens there’s no best buy here. T_T

  • Revorse

    It’s so cheap. I feel like buy something just for the fact that it’s cheap. But seriously I might buy XIII-2 again, just to get the box. The Collector’s Edition is annoying to open sometimes(I’m ashamed to admit that one time I refused to play the game because I didn’t want to open the box)

    • rockman29

      Must mean the game ain’t that good?

      • Revorse

        No, I’m just ridiculously lazy

  • Bendergamer91

    Damn I should have waited to get Deus Ex but oh well 20 buck’s was still a great price for that really amazing game, if you don’t have it yet I highly recommend you pick it up especially if you like Mass Effect or Fallout also if you like guy’s who sound like Christian Bale’s Dark Knight voice:)

  • Too bad they don’t ship here.

  • Locksus

    I recommend getting Deus Ex as it is something truly amazing. I haven’t played the first or the second Deus Ex but this one truly blew me away. I still ask myself why I haven’t yet bought The Missing Link.
    I am currently playing FFXIII-2 but somehow I’m not enjoying it as much as I enjoyed XIII. Maybe that’ll change but for 15 bucks it’s a good deal.

  • Nekmex

    I live in Mexico and we have Best Buy here but i dunno if we have those deals.

  • Archvile78

    There’s a best buy here but i don’t think we have those sales. Might’ve to call them to confirm.

  • Anime10121

    Gave Deus Ex to one of my cousins a while back and never got to play the “Missing Link” DLC. Sadly Best Buy wont ship the game (nor Infamous 2) and only have it for store pick up, and the closes BB is a half an hour drive away (I dont trust their online count system). I submitted the sale to Amazon in the hopes that they will price match it, otherwise, if I’m out that way later this week, I’ll see if they still have it.

  • rockman29

    And this, kids, is why you don’t buy games new anymore.

    Save your money. Play more games.

    Don’t be a pushover for publishers trying to steal your money.

    • The problem with that logic, is that developers as well as publishers see substantially smaller profit margins when gamers wait for price drops. Don’t get me wrong, a consumer has the right the pay for a game for any price that seems fit for their budget, however if your the type that waits for every game to break the clearance barrier, don’t be surprised if you begin to see even less new IP’s as well as sequels to your favorite titles.

      Believe or not, the impulsive consumer keeps the industry going.

      • rockman29

        The problem with your logic is that you think publisher’s aren’t the ones who are at fault for designing a clearly flawed pricing model. $60 for a game? No wonder people aren’t buying them.

        Why do you think game prices are so low now?
        Because the bubble burst, and whoop-dee-doo, games aren’t worth as much as publishers want you to think.
        Honestly, you’re asking to fund publisher’s poor spending habits? You’re tightening YOUR own belt to fund a publisher’s bad business model?
        Do you realize how dumb this is? Please, wake up and smell the coffee. Your job is not to find profit margins for big companies, that’s their job. Your job is to spend your money wisely, but obviously that ship has sailed.

        Honestly, who teaches you kids about the economy? No wonder the world is going broke.

        • Wow…I don’t even know where to start…since you everything from the third line down is either completely irrelevant to my original response, or just plain incomprehensible.

          For starters I don’t think you read as well as COMPREHEND what I wrote. This $60 dollar model that you have such a problem with, has been determined by the market, this is the price point that a substantial amount of gamers are willing to pay for they games (whether you like it or not) while also serving as the price point that developers and publishers can turn a relevant profit.

          If they made it any higher, publishers wouldn’t be able to push as many units, and the used game industry would take even a bigger chunk out of their pockets as it does now. On the flipside if they sold games at a lower price point, than developers/publishers than they would have to sell substantially more units just to break even. And again the used game industry would make one hell of an uphill battle.

          The irony here is that this is basic economics, the very thing that you accuse me of not knowing, but the exact thing I have to breakdown for you to understand.

          Secondly you specify that its not my job to find profit margins for companies, and that I don’t spend my money wisely. This is where reading and comprehending my post becomes essential, my whole point of my post was to inform how the gaming model works. I am simply telling you how it is; an analysis none the less. At no point did I side with either the “big companies” or the consumer.

          In fact I clearly stated that:

          “a consumer has the right the pay for a game for any price that seems fit for their budget, however if your the type that waits for every game to break the clearance barrier, don’t be surprised if you begin to see even less new IP’s as well as sequels to your favorite titles.”

          Did you get any of that the first time, it was only like half of my original post. If you wanna pay $60 for your games, you can do that. Hell if you wanna pay $120 for a special collectors edition, you can do that too. If you would like to wait for titles to bottom out, feel free! However, the less you put in to the industry, the less you can expect back from it, that’s the trade off, regardless of who you decide to side with, that’s the principal that is relevant to both the provider as well as the consumer. I’m not going to take this much time to respond to such an incomprehensible post again, if you have a legitimate argument however…

          • rockman29

            Have you never seen a bubble before? Pure market forces don’t exist. Pure market forces never exist.

            Your argument is “because games are $60, market forces have unequivocally and correctly aimed them as such, and there is no error.” Which is a complete fallacy because the prices are set by HUMAN BEINGS.

            But you see now, reality has met the bubble. Human error meets accounting.

            The market is already re-determining price points. Why do you think Steam is so successful? You think Steam is doing well because it’s chasing yours and Zero’s big bubble? Good luck re-sealing it.
            Why don’t you ask yourself “Why are new games suddenly selling so cheap?”
            Do we have selective hearing? Market forces only exist to support one’s own argument apparently.

            “Because it is, it must be so.” Well, when you start following the money, hopefully your opinion will change about that.

            It’s OK for now, but hopefully in the future yourself and Zero will let go of this adolescent obsession with justice and fairness and realize the real world ain’t so pretty and after such epic failure of business models changes are coming.

            Growing pains, what they’re called.

            • If the future of gaming is going to be Steam, then, well it won’t be.

              Every big publisher will do exactly what EA did. They will make a client of their own and try and force users to use it to play games published by them.

              Origin is likely just the beginning. How long until all these publishers start trying to move away from Steam?

              And wouldn’t you say there is a trade off for the consumer to only buy the game digitally?

              Something about actually owning the disc I have always liked, and I still do.

              • rockman29

                Who said Steam is the future? No one.

                Appeal to prices. Read between the lines. There are tens of major e-retailers already. Steam is not the only one.

                This is not digital vs. hard copy. Just take a look at Amazon where there are marked reductions in digital AND hard copies. This is reinventing the pricing model in videogames, period.

                This was never a debate about digital vs. hard copy. Don’t get lost.

                • I never said you did. I only posted some thoughts about steam possibly being a road to the future.

                  Just like I never said anything about defending a broken pricing model. I don’t think @Tsunami_13:disqus did either.

                  It’s easy to read something and think, this is what so and so is thinking. I don’t believe either one of us stated, we firmly believe in the current pricing model for video games! I know I never did.

                  Don’t be so quick to decide that my post basically means this or that. I don’t think that is really fair, and I haven’t been saying your post basically says – whatever I think it must.

    • These games are new in a sense though. Were you trying to day don’t buy them for $60 and wait for a price drop? If so, I’m not sure I can agree with that logic all the time.

      Edit – I had a long post here but I’m moving it to the open thread. I decided to go into more detail about my feelings on this. Profits in video games today, and how people are trying to change what games publishers support.

      Link to it –

      • rockman29

        I wish people actually had faith in business, because as far as I’m concerned all you people are interested in doing is acting like publisher’s are orphaned children interested in your welfare dollars.

        If they don’t know how to sell a product any more, the only thing that will teach the industry again is hitting the cold hard pavement with their face.

        I’m really sorry you people don’t understand that anymore. Making money isn’t about charity. It’s a privilege, and hard to earn.

        I know it’s clear that no one here other than Malcom maybe saw the industry crash in the 1980s.

        You think everyone wasn’t sad that it died? Of course people were sad.

        What did we get after the phoenix rose from the dust? The 90s. Fucking Playstation! Aren’t you excited for an industry to rebirth itself?

        But unfortunately this isn’t possible, because we have gaming attitudes like this which want lollipops and rainbows for everyone. Earning dough is hard. Earn $60 for a game is even harder. That’s the game, learn how to deal with it, or get out. End of story.

        • As far as I’m concerned, we got lucky in regards to the video game crash in the 1980s. That’s why I try so hard, that’s why I defend video games today. I think where we are today is still something we can work with. Besides, things are changing, every single day. We can’t go back to the way gaming was in the 90’s.

          Do you really think we can? Technology has changed everything, video games very much included. If anything crashes and dies, it won’t be gaming. It will be the type of gaming we grew up on, the type of gaming I love with all my heart.

          You should know, if the publishers and companies hit the cold hard pavement. Will they look in the mirror and say, this was our fault? I seriously doubt it.

          Social games, mobile games, free to play, that is not going anywhere, in fact, it is growing at an alarming rate.

          If we have another crash, I don’t think we will see the gaming of old rise from the dust. I can see it now. Companies saying that console gaming, and AAA game development is dead, that it died long ago. And that people need to jump on board the “new gaming” train.

          Yeah, most games will be little flash games that you play on the train ride home. If we are lucky, just maybe some genres will continue to live on using free to play with micro transactions.

          That is the future I can’t help but see. So, that’s why I think the way I do. I’m fighting to keep gaming as I know it alive.

          You might not agree, you might see another crash as a good thing. I just don’t see it the same way.

          And correct me if I’m wrong. Didn’t games used to cost a crap ton? More than $60? I didn’t get to buy many games for the NES and SNES. I do recall them being very expensive though.

          • rockman29

            And correct me if I’m wrong. Didn’t games back in the 80s and early 90s cost a ton? More than $60?”

            Welcome to Failure 101. Spend your wallet dry, dude, see how it helps.

            • It was actually just a innocent question… I was very young in the 80s. I only know what the internet says to be true about prices back then.

              And I feel like we got absolutely no where with my above response. You only highlighted my last comment, that I put in late, which…Iike I said, was just a simple question.

      • Great read Zero!

        • Thanks. I appreciate the kind comment. I tend to go on a little to long with my posts, and sometimes bounce around a bit before I make some kind of point. (lol.) Thanks for reading.

  • LovesJapanManga

    Just ordered Deus Ex: Human Revolution for Playstation 3 via Best Buy Online Store. Plan to pick it up this afternoon. ;-) I rented this game last year, played it, loved it. Plan to replay it for the second time, even third time this week. Excellent game to awesome franchise.

    • Adam Meadows

      <3 that game. So much fun. 1UP was right – reminds me so much of Metal Gear.

  • xMCXx

    Assassin’s Creed: Revelations for 10 Bucks?! Hole Fucking Shit!
    I’m moving to America!