One of the most eye-catching deals we saw in the Black Friday circulars was the Nintendo Wii console offered in Walmart's ad for just $89. That's a great price for a best-selling, critically acclaimed and very fun video game console.
But you should probably skip it anyway.
See, the Wii is already obsolete. It had a good six-year run and was the most popular system of its generation, but on Sunday, Nintendo released its successor, the Wii U, officially making the Wii a last-generation system. The Wii U will be the hot gift this season, though we fear a lot of parents will become confused and buy the similarly named Wii. If you do so, you will have a very disappointed child on your hands.
Aside from the Wii, though, it's not a bad idea to check out the video game department on Black Friday. Decide's data shows that video games and consoles were a good buy last year, and this year promises to be the same, with discounts and special package deals on consoles like the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 appearing in circulars.