Are you a fan of Spain's famous Running of the Bulls that occurs once every year? Are you interested in the American take on it? Well, if you are, you're probably wasting most of your post-Turkey Day (and now Turkey Day night) waiting in the cold to get trampled at your local store. However, if you survive, you'll be able to nab some sweet deals. So here's a rundown of some of the deals on hardware so you don't get trampled in vain. We've got some stellar deals on the 3DS, Vita, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, DSi, and Wii this year, so go ahead and take a look! 3DS Nintendo's latest handheld is now approaching it's second holiday season, so expect some better deals on it than last year. Flame Red 3DS w/ Super Mario 3D Land pre-installed - $149.99 @ Target and Best Buy Flame Red 3DS w/ Super Mario 3D Land pre-installed and $30 coupon for K-Mart Members- $169.99 @ K-Mart Flame Red 3DS w/ Super Mario 3D Land pre-installed and $20 coupon for Sears Members- $169.99 @ Sears Flame Red 3DS w/ Super Mario 3D Land pre-installed and 3DS headset - $169.99 @ Toys R Us Limited Edition 3DS w/ Super Mario 3D Land pre-installed and one of three NintenDogs/Cats games - $170 @ GameStop Guild's Suggestion: Well, I hope you like Super Mario 3D Land, as every bundle has it. It seems like the Target and Best Buy ones are the best, as the others require membership to make them worthwhile or the bonuses aren't terribly worth it. There's also some game deals lurking around for the system so you can easily walk away with the system and three games for around $200. Unfortunately, I haven't spotted anything for the 3DS XL. A side note on the Wii U: There's nothing this year, seeing as the console will not even be a week old by the time Black Friday hits. Better luck next year. I also haven't seen anything for the original Wii. Vita Sony's latest handheld is approaching its first holiday season, with Sony rolling out some bundles to help the struggling system sell some more. On top of that, these bundles seem to be getting some nice price cuts, making this the prime time to pick up a Vita if you're interested. Exclusive White Vita system w/ Assassin's Creed Liberation and 4GB memory card - $199.99 @ Sony Black Vita system w/ Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified and 4GB memory card - $199.999 @ Sony Black Vita system w/ Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes and 4GB memory card - $199.99 @ Sony Guild's Suggestion:For bang for your buck, technically the Call of Duty bundle is the best, with the other games costing $40 at retail and Declassified costing $50. However, with the game's miserable reviews, expect the price to tank and the market will be harsh. You could probably resell it or trade it in immediately for some decent money back but the value on it is dwindling. The only game here to get good reviews is Assassin's Creed, and the white Vita is exclusive to the bundle. So nab that. Either way, the games are about $40, the memory card is about $20, so you're getting the system for roughly $140. A side note: These are all officially from Sony, I haven't seen any store-specific deals. Also, it looks like there's nothing on the PSP this year. Playstation 3 Sony's Playstation 3, like its competitive Xbox 360, is a veteran of Christmas seasons. However, only in the past couple of years, with the introduction of the PS3 Slim, has it gotten to be really noteworthy. This year seems like the best, with Sony shipping out affordable game bundles for new PS3 owners to easily catch up on the system's library. 250GB Playstation 3 Slim w/ Uncharted Dual Pack (Uncharted 1 and 2), inFamous Collection (inFamous 1, 2, and Festival of Blood), and 30 Day Playstation Plus Trial - $199.99 @ Sony DualShock Wireless Controller - $39 @ Sony Guild's Suggestion: Sony's only offering one deal this year, but it packs a hell of a punch. At $200, you get 4 retail games and one downloadable one (all received rather well) and the 30 Day PS+ Trial offers a pretty hefty selection of games for a month. The controller isn't stellar savings but you may as well pick one up if you're looking for some local multiplayer. However, combine this with some recent game compilations for the system (God of War Saga, which has all the main series and PSP games as well as numerous HD Collections for Jak and Daxter, Ratchet and Clank, etc) and the growing Playstation Plus benefits, and this is my big suggestion this year. Xbox 360 Much like the Playstation 3, the Xbox 360 has been around the block for holiday deals. In recent years though, the big thing has been the Kinect, with most bundles incorporating the peripheral. However, if motion controls aren't your thing, there's still some gamer-centric deals. Glossy White 4GB Xbox 360 w/ Skylanders and exclusive Skylanders figurine - $149.99 @ Walmart 250GB Xbox 360 w/ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Forza 4: The Essentials Edition - $199.99 @ Best Buy, Fred Meyers, Fry's, and Newegg. 4GB Xbox 360 w/ Kinect and Kinect: Disneyland Adventures - $199.99 @ Target, Amazon, Sam's Club, Meijer, K-Mart, and Microsoft Stores 250GB Xbox 360 w/ Call of Duty: Black Ops II - $249.99 @ GameStop 4GB Xbox 360 w/ wired headset - $169.99 @ RadioShack 4GB Xbox 360 w/ $50 gift card - $179.99 @ Toys R Us Guild's Suggestion:There's a little something for everyone. I can't really suggest any of the 4GB models as you'll probably need to invest another solid chunk into a new hard drive. Still, they're all geared towards different audiences, so it depends on what you're looking for. Since most of you are looking for a "pure gamer" type of thing, I'd suggest the Skyrim and Forza bundle. Skyrim is a solid game to dump hours into and, if you're money conscious, it'll last you a while. If you go home and be a family man, I'd suggest the Kinect bundle. While it won't appeal to any of us most likely, Kinect: Disneyland Adventures ranked up a pretty decent Metascore. While not a great gaming peripheral, the Kinect does have some usefulness. Considering the recent dashboard update and the recent addition of Internet Explorer to the console, it's now a solid multimedia peripheral. However, 4GB will get filled really quick and you'll probably need to invest at least $50 for a solid hard drive. Wii While Nintendo's last console has been out of the limelight for the past few months, the console is now entering its "bargain busting" phase. If you've been interested in a Wii and never got one, or just want to replace an old Wii, with deals hovering below the $100 mark, now's absolutely the time. Disclaimer: Seeing as every black Wii now comes bundled with Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort, and a Wii Remote Plus, I have omitted these from the listings. They are included in all Black Wii listings and all remotes are now Wii Remote Pluses. Black Wii w/ Just Dance 2 Kids - $119.99 @ Target Black Wii - $99.99 @ Sears Black Wii w/ $25 gift card - $129.99 @ Hastings Black Wii w/ LEGO Remote Controller and $10 gift card - $129.99 @ Toys R Us Standard Wii - $89 @ Sam's Club and Walmart Guild's Suggestion:I can't really suggest any of the pack in games. You'll probably have the most fun with Wii Sports Resort but even then, you won't be touching it as much as any other game you buy. However, the Black Wii does contain the two Wii Sports games and the smooth black color for only $10 more than the standard white console. In general though, the console may be pretty much done for, but now is the best time to buy one. Games are in the perfect middleground of being old enough to be cheap but not old enough to be rare. You know what to invest for and it's not a gamble either like any new console. With the recent Youtube app, longstanding Opera and Netflix apps, and the ability to play music and movies via homebrew, it makes a pretty solid multimedia console. Not as good as the Xbox 360 or Playstation 3, but at half the price, it's an acceptable trade off. DSi Much like the Wii, Nintendo's blockbuster handheld is now entering the comfortable middleground of affordable prices and wide availability. While you may consider picking up a 3DS or 3DS XL instead, these are still worth considering. With 3DS updates blocking flashcarts and some minor gripes about DS compatibility, these devices are both affordable and reliable. Standard DSi - $79.99 @ K-Mart (membership required for discount) Standard DSi - $99.99 @ Meijer DSi XL - $99.99 @ Walmart Guild's Suggestion:While nothing spectacular, at a sub-$100 pricing across the board, it's a perfect time to upgrade an old DS Phat or Lite or even a DSi to its larger counterpart. However, it mostly comes down to preference. Personally, I'd suggest the DSi XL at Walmart. The bigger screens are a plus to me and it's the same price as the DSi. However, not everyone likes the larger screens and size of the XL, so the standard DSi at Meijer for the same price may be more to your liking. The system, despite the 3DS taking center stage, still built itself a very sturdy library, and you can have tons of playtime just buying a console, a flashcart, and a MicroSD. A Public Service Announcement To use this as a soapbox a bit, I think it's fair to warn you all about Black Friday. Every year it's a bit of a disgraceful day for the United States, with deaths reported every year as innocent people are trampled for Tickle Me Elmo dolls. Just remember: it's only things. There's no reason to be barbaric and savage if someone took the last Wii U. You can always buy things, you can't buy dignity. I'd also suggest spending your post-Thanksgiving day enjoying your holiday break, spending time with your family and friends, and reheating leftovers for the equally good "Thanksgiving: The Return". Especially with today's technology, there's no reason to push and shove people in a Walmart when you can just take advantage of Cyber Monday. Another aside: Deals are constantly changing and some are just last minute surprises. This is only a compilation of leaked and officially released info I have found. If you find a deal I have not listed, please post the deal and the source. If it's legitimate, I'll add it. Enjoy and stay safe!