Common wisdom says there's no better day on the calendar to buy video games than Black Friday.
Sorry, but common wisdom is a jackass.
put together a great set of graphs comparing this year's hottest games and the price performance of their previous installments during the holiday season. If
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Call of Duty: Black Ops II
follows the same path as its predecessor, its Black Friday price will not only hold in most places, but drop even lower just before Christmas. Though
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game was released online, its price plummeted in the days just before Christmas and should give those wishing for cheap copies of
some hope. If you're hoping to snag a last-minute copy of
Assassin's Creed III: Revelations
, though, prices may not get much better than they are right now.
Oh, and forget about a cheap version of
's Wii U console. If you can find it at all, it will be a minor Christmas miracle.
-- Written by Jason Notte in Portland, Ore.
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