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PS4 availability this weekend, top deals for Nexus 7, iPad Mini & holiday gifts

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The Sony PlayStation 4 availability continues to top the list of searches when it comes to holiday gifts as the video game console is still in high-demand ahead of Christmas. A recent report has shed light on where shoppers might find the new PS4 available this weekend, as well as some of the top deals on other gifts such as the Xbox One, Nexus 7 and iPad Mini tablets.

A Dec. 20 report from ABC News has indicated that Walmart is the place to shop this weekend for the PlayStation 4, as the store will reportedly be getting the hard-to-find consoles in shipments to stores. The consoles may also be found at select Sony Stores around the country, and there’s also a special online tool which will do real-time store checking of availability. As for the Xbox One console, that has been recently available online at both Amazon.com and Best Buy websites.

Tablets are hot gifts this holiday season and two of the best are the Google Nexus 7 and the Apple iPad Mini. There are deals going on for both of these tech gadgets. Radio Shack is offering an iPad Mini for $299 with $100 gift card, while Office Depot reportedly has cut $50 off the Google Nexus 7 price, making it just $179. The other options include buying an Amazon Kindle Fire for $139 or more, or going with a lesser-known brand sold at Walmart's site.

Other gifts mentioned in the ABC News report include Ugg boots and Puffer jackets for winter. The report indicates that there are currently no deals being offered for Uggs and that if one sees what appears to be a great deal, it probably shouldn’t be trusted because it will be a knockoff product. For Puffer jackets the best deals to be had right now include a $35 deal at American Eagle, as well as Gap’s various discounts and percentage offers to bring the price down nicely.

The Christmas countdown for 2013 now stands at five days until Christmas Day, meaning there's even less time to get those gifts for the big day. Of course, the easiest option is to just buy gift cards at Amazon or other stores to print out or email to your gift recipient, but it may be more fun for some to try to find those rare items in stores instead.

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