Pricefall: Finding Deals for Last Minute Gifts

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

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The holiday shopping season is in full force, and with the end of the year upon us, Pricefall is here to help you find the final deals of 2013. Retailers are taking note and dropping prices in a big way. We’ve found many deals online for digital games, as well as cheap physical copies to offset any expensive shipping options, to get your gifts on time or enjoy end-of-year gaming binges.

Active Sales

Pokemon X and Pokemon Y
$29.99 – $10 off at Kmart

Final Fantasy XIII-2
$9.99  – $10 off at Best Buy

Project X Zone
$14.99 – $20 off on the 3DS eShop
If you want a physical copy, this game is on sale for $19.12 at Amazon.

Sonic Lost World
$33.99 – $21 off at Play-Asia

Pokemon White 2
$17.96 – on sale at Walmart

Nintendo 3DS (refurbished) and Paper Mario Sticker Star bundle
$109.99 – 46% off at Groupon

PlayStation Vita Wifi (refurbished)
$179.99 – refurbished system from Gamestop

Two Brothers
$7.00 – $6 off through Ackk Studios and the Humble Store

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
$19.99 – 20$ off at Gamestop (3DS)

Muramasa Rebirth
$31.70 – 21% off at Amazon

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
$27.90 – 30% off at Amazon

Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection
$14.99 – $15 off at Best Buy (Vita)

Zone of the Enders HD Collection
$13.99 – 53% off at Amazon

Super Mario Galaxy 2
$14.99 – $15 off at Best Buy

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
$11.99 – 50% off at Amazon (PC Download)

Final Fantasy VII
$4.74 –  50% off at Amazon (PC Download)

Final Fantasy VIII
$8.03 – 33% off at Amazon (PC Download)

Mass Effect 3
$11.69 – 81% off at Amazon (Wii U)

Deus Ex: The Fall
$0.99 – On sale until January 2, 2014 (iOS)
Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition is also on sale on Steam

Winter sales are everywhere! We’ll start with the Steam Holiday Sale 2013. Highlights include:
Metal Gear Rising Revengeance $23.99
STAR WARS: Knights of the Old Republic II $6.99
Fable: The Lost Chapters $2.49
Strike Suit Zero $6.79
Papers, Please $6.69
FEZ $4.99
BIT.TRIP FATE $0.99 and BIT.TRIP Collection 2013 $10.14
Total War: SHOGUN 2 $14.99
Civilization V: Gold Edition
Age of Empires II HD $9.99
AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome $4.49

eShop (Wii U)
Toki Tori $1.99
Toki Tori 2+ $7.49
Mutant Mudds Deluxe $4.99
Nano Assault Neo 
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams $11.99

eShop (3DS)
Project X Zone $14.99
VVVVV $4.99
Liberation Maiden $4.99
Crimson Shroud $4.99
Mutan Mudds $4.99
Cave Story $6.99
Ikachan $2.99
NightSky $4.99
Nano Assault EX $9.99
Swords & Soldier 3D $5.59

PSN Store
Tearaway $17.99
Knytt Underground $4.99 ($2.50 PS+)
Guacamelee! $7.49 (3.75 PS+)
PixelJunk Shooter 2 $4.99 ($2.50 PS+)
PixelJunk Side Scroller $4.99 ($2.50 PS+)
Limbo $7.49 ($3.75 PS+)

Square Enix is having its own Holiday Sale 2013 at its official online store. There are sales for Chrono Cross, Final Fantasy Anthology, Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy, XII, Final Fantasy XIII, Kingdom Hearts 3D, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX, STAR OCEAN: The Last Hope, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and more. Many titles are on sale on mobile platforms as well.

Next up is the 2013 DRM-Free Winter Sale. Featuring new and classic games, indie and AAA, all DRM-free. Highlights include FTL Faster Than Light, Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, and I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream.

The new Humble Store is having its own winter sale with very great deals, including Audiosurf, Alan Wake, Guacamelee, Papers Please, Machinarium, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, FTL Faster Than Light, FEZ, and many more altruistic titles. Also on their website is the Humble Weekly Sale supported by Puppy Games, and the Humble Bundle: PC and Android 8 which is pay what you want for great games including  AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome.

And at the Green Man Gaming winter sale there is a 20% off voucher code GMG20-ZB5D1-93X49 for most PC download titles. That includes the Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance PC pre-order, which is already discounted to $23.99, and drops further to $19.20 after using the voucher.

Reported Earlier

Final Fantasy VII and XI Sale on Steam
Huge Holiday Sale on Square Enix Online Store
Nintendo Download: December 19th (North America)
PSN Weekly: Week of December 18th (Europe)
Nintendo Download: December 19th (Europe)
PSN Weekly: Week of December 17 (North America)


Bravely Default Collector’s Edition $49.99
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII with Cloud Strife promo code $59.96
DanganRonpa: Trigger Happy Havoc $39.96
Ragnarok Odyssey ACE $39.99
Tales of Symphonia Chronicles $39.99
Magus $39.99
Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky $49.99
Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster Limited Edition $39.96
The Witch and the Hundred Knight $49.96
BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Limited Edition
Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars $39.99
Demon Gaze $39.96
Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi $39.99
Final Fantasy XIV: A REALM REBORN (PS4) $59.96
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX $59.99
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes $29.99
Kingdom Hearts III $59.99
Final Fantasy XV

The winter solstice has arrived! Buy any good games for others? Buy any good games for yourself? Am I the only person who has end-of-year gaming binges? Let us know in the comments.

Cheap Ass Gamer

About Raymond Dwyer

Former Contributor--Raymond is an architect in Chicago who has been playing video games for as long as he can remember. For all that the city offers, he mostly prefers sitting down to a good game when he can spare the time. Buildings look better rendered than they do in real life anyway.