Video Games

Save money on video game consoles like Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony Playstation 3, and Nintendo Wii. Find discounts on portable video game players like the PSP and Nintendo DS. Read the very best advice on how to save on buying or renting games.


  • Be patient with new video game releases
    The difference in price between a hot new release and a game that's been around a couple months can be huge (say $70 versus $30). The longer you can wait, the lower the price, so try to be patient. In addition to the substantially better price, [...]
  • Buy "pre-owned" games to save 50%
    For other types of electronics, buying used will save you money, but it may or may not be the way you want to go. For video games, though: we swear by it. If you buy a "pre-owned" game from a larger retailer such as GameStop or Amazon, it will be [...]
  • Rent video games or play the demo before buying
    Renting video games before buying is a great way to test them out. If you just can't get enough, and end up renting the same game over and over again, it's a good sign that you should buy it. Plus, games that have been on the market for a while tend [...]
  • A GameFly subscription is a smart investment for video game enthusiasts
    GameFly is like Netflix for video games. With plans starting at $15.95 per month, you can keep games at home as long as you want. When you are finished, return them in a prepaid envelope and you'll receive the next one on your list. [...]
  • Trade-in old games for credit or cash
    Top retailers like, EB Games and Amazon will give you cash or credit for games you no longer want, usually between $5 and $30. Of course the newer the game, the more you'll get for it, but you can usually get something even for [...]
  • To save money on video games, buy games with a high replay value
    The best value video games are the ones that keep people interested in playing them over and over again. Avoid crossover games - those which are tied in to a movie or other media brand - as these tend to lose their appeal quite quickly. Instead try [...]
  • Share video games with friends to save money
    Some games you can play over and over again. Other games, however, might be a blast the first time around, but just don't have the same appeal on round two. For games like that, trade them with a friend for a game they're done with. It's a cheap [...]
  • Play free games
    Depending on what types of games you like, you might be able to find some great free games online. For basic games, take a look at sites such as or other popular sites such as, MSN Games and Yahoo Games. For more [...]
  • Video games are cheaper when bought in bundles
    One example is the Wii, where a bundle of games often comes with the Wii console. Also look for extra games bundled together - the prices will be better than buying separately. Same goes for games that offer multiple playing options, such as sports [...]
  • Older video games that work on newer systems are a great value video game option
    The great thing about some of the newer systems is that they also play older - and often cheaper - games too. For example, the Nintendo Wii plays GameCube games, while the Nintendo DS also plays Game Boy Advance games. Often these old Game Cube and [...]
  • Join gaming communities and contests to find out about game discounts and freebies
    Join gaming communities, who try to help their members find good deals on video games. In regards to contests, if you think you have great skills for a certain game, play against others online. Major companies like Microsoft hold yearly tournaments [...]
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