The week of Sunday, Aug. 4 is a dead week for video game deals but a couple of retailers are offering up gift cards with Xbox 360 and Wii U console purchases. There are some individual game deals this week for Rockstar Games, 2K Sports and Skylanders Giants but it's sparse out there.
At Best Buy, the newer and smaller Xbox 360 E 250 GB console is priced at $299.99 but comes with a $60 gift card. Meanwhile, the Wii U Deluxe bundle that comes with 32 GB of storage space and a copy of NintendoLand is $349.99 and comes with a $50 gift card.
That $50 gift card deal for the Wii U is matched by Target where the Deluxe bundle is also mistakenly advertised with the Wii U Gamepad sitting atop a Wii console instead of the Wii U consoles. However, the retailer does have a pair of bundles online that come with the $50 gift card including New Super Mario Bros. U and LEGO City: Undercover for $385.
Finally, Toys R Us is offering a $25 gift card for those that purchase both the Wii U Deluxe and a copy of Pikmin 3 together in-store. Obviously, Best Buy or Target are the preferred destinations if you need to pick up a Wii U this week.
As for individual game deals, Grand Theft AUto IV, Midnight Club: Los Angeles and Red Dead Redemption can be picked up for $14.99 from Best Buy while NBA 2K13, MLB 2K13 and WWE '13 are all priced at $29.99.
Where Toys R Us does come out ahead this week is its sale for Skylanders Giants at just $29.99 for the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Wii and 3DS version of the game. That's the cheapest it's been yet and beats all other retailer offers.