As we've all known for some time thanks to the magic that is a calendar, it's summer. While summer used to mean long hours of high heat and brightness that would scorch the paint of your retinas, so to speak, these days it means something a little different. Following the ultra-successful Steam
sale, in which perfectly good games were sold off at rock-bottom prices, Best Buy is looking to go forth and do likewise with their own kind of summer sale.
Dubbed the Best Buy Summer Gaming Blowout, it will put up no less than 100 games and accessories up for grabs, including Assassin's Creed
Revelations, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and Just Dance 3 for a meager $10 each. Gears of War 3 will set you back a whopping $15, while Metroid: Other M will sell for a crashingly low $5.
While Best Buy generally isn't first out of the gate when it comes to PC gaming, they'll pull out all the stops to get you a good deal here. You'll be able to find luminaries like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
for $10, and the modern-day classic Sid Meyer's Civilization V: Game Of The Year Edition for just $20.
It sounds like a pretty good deal from here, anyway; following the big rush of the Steam summer sale, why not bring out a more console-specific sale? Steam focused on the PC, so why not let Best Buy tackle the whole console thing in a comparable fashion?
But no matter what your stance on the whole "who should take the console market" thing happens to be, the one clear point in the whole matter is that there are a lot of good deals about to hit Best Buy shortly. So for those in the market for console games, prepare yourselves--and your wallets--for a big sale at Best Buy.