Christmas has been and gone, and Boxing Day sales are kicking off around the country. These are typically some of the biggest sales of the year, and a great opportunity to get some big discounts on whatever you're after, with videogames no exception.
Most game retailers are holding sales, but arguably the biggest is Mighty Ape's EPIC Boxing Day Sale, with over 7,000 items discounted by up to 80%. Some highlights include Xbox One consoles for $699.99, a 500GB PlayStation 3 bundled with Gran Turismo 6 and The Last of Us for $399.99, and a 250GB Xbox 360 bundled with Tomb Raider and Halo 4 for $288.00. The Mighty Ape sale runs until Friday December 27.
EB Games' Boxing Day Sale also holds some big discounts. A lot of EB Game-exclusive bundles and special editions are discounted, including the Call of Duty: Ghosts Limited Edition on PS3 and 360 for $98.00, the Assassin's Creed IV Buccaneer Edition on PS3 and 360 for $129.00, and the Saints Row IV Presidential Edition on PS3 and PC for $47.00. Other notable deals include the Assassin's Creed IV Special Edition for PS3 and 360 for $68.00, and a large selection of pre-owned games for as low as $15.
The Warehouse seems to be focusing their Boxing Day sale on consoles, with some of the cheapest prices around for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PlayStation Vita systems. They're selling 500GB PS3s bundled with either The Last of Us or Gran Turismo 6 for $295, and 4GB Xbox 360 consoles for $188. The Warehouse also has PS Vita Wi-Fi consoles for $275, and Grand Theft Auto V for $79.00, one of the lowest prices in the country.
Rather than running specific deals on select products, JB Hi-Fi is simply taking 20% off all games, with the exception of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One software, while Harvey Norman has the PS3 Essentials range for $20 each.
While not Boxing Day sales per se, a number of digital retailers have holiday sales that started in the lead up to Christmas and will run for a few days yet. Steam's Holiday Sale will have rotating daily deals until January 3, while GOG.com's Winter Sale runs until December 29. Yesterday, PlayStation Store launched its January Sale, with various PS3 games discounted by up to 50%.
If you find any other noteworthy Boxing Day sales that we've missed, please feel free to leave a comment letting everyone know about it.