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Black Friday 2012: the best gaming and toy deals so far

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(Read caption) In this January 2011 photograph taken by AP Images for Nintendo of America, members of the media enjoy hands-on time with upcoming games for the Nintendo 3DS portable game system at Skylight Soho in New York. Meijer is offering a Black Friday deal on the Nintendo 3DS this year.

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No holiday shopping list is complete without the season's hottest toys and video games. And while Black Friday doesn't always offer the best prices on toys (you'll see more and lower-priced toys in the weeks leading up to Christmas), there are still a handful of Editors' Choice deals to be had. Below we've rounded up the highlights from the gaming and toys Black Friday ads thus far.

Gaming Consoles & Games

Whether you're buying your first console or upgrading to a newer model, your best strategy is to hunt for console bundles. Below we've rounded up the best bundles we've seen to date, along with a few choice deals on select games. 

Children's Toys

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Although we generally recommend shopping for toys two weeks before Christmas, below are a few hand-picked toy deals and sales that caught our eye.

There are still more ads trickling in as we speak, so be sure to keep an eye on the Black Friday gaming and toys ads page for additional deals.

Louis Ramirez is the senior feature writer at dealnews.coma website devoted to finding the best deals on consumer goods. The site pledges to list the best deal, whether or not it's from an advertiser, although it does work with advertisers to craft deals for readers. Our guest bloggers are not employed or directed by the Monitor and the views expressed are the bloggers' own, as is responsibility for the content of their blogs. To contact us about a blogger, click hereThis feature first appeared in dealnews.com. 

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