Best Buy Deal of the Day for June 1, 2012 [US]

By litepink, 6 years ago
THQ’s uDraw is the little tablet that couldn’t, as in, couldn’t sell. The peripheral and games performed well when first released on Nintendo Wii. Focus groups, market research and customer feedback all indicated that bringing the device to HD consoles would be successful. This was not the case, and the tablet and games were all subject to deep discounts shortly after release. The fallout contributed to THQ exiting the family oriented game market and focusing more on their existing core titles.

Today Best Buy is offering the entire uDraw lineup at super low prices. Although I’ve spotted the Marvel title for the same price elsewhere, this is certainly the lowest I’ve seen the other two products go for.

uDraw Studio: Instant Artist with uDraw tablet – $17.99$9.99
Pictionary: Ultimate Edition$4.99

All three titles feature a simple set of achievements for an easy 3000 gamerscore. From personal experience, I can say Instant Artist was surprisingly educational when you actually sit through some of the lessons. I created many uDrawings worthy of a spot on the refrigerator.

The other offer today will set you back quite a bit more, but offers a decent overall reduction from the original MSRP:

Gears of War 3 Limited Edition Console Bundle – $279.99
Exclusive Design: This Limited Edition console is custom designed with artwork inspired by the Gears of War 3 game. This is truly a collector's item for Xbox 360 and Gears of War fans.
A Great Value: In addition to the largest hard drive available, this bundle includes 2 customized wireless controllers and a standard edition game copy.
Custom Content: Includes a LIVE Download code for the Infected Omen weapon skin for the 5 starting weapons; Lancer, Retro, Hammerburst, Gnasher, and Sawed-Off shotgun & an unlockable Adam Fenix character.
Largest Hard Drive Available: More storage than any other Xbox 360 console has ever shipped with. This allows for more game add-ons, more downloads and more space to store all your entertainment.
Built-in Wi-Fi: The new Xbox 360 is the only console with 802.11n Wi-Fi built-in for a faster and easier connection to Xbox LIVE. Stream HD movies and TV or download games from Xbox LIVE in 1080p and 5.1 surround sound from anywhere in the house. Compatible with b/g/n networks.
Just think, you could be drawing a beautiful mountaintop landscape with your brand new Gears console!

Unfortunately, none of the items are available to ship to your home directly from Then why did we even make a post you ask? Well you can choose the Store Pickup option when checking out to pick up the items at a nearby location provided it’s in stock. I tested the availability in my area, and the uDraw titles were readily available, but the Gears of War console required a bit of a drive. Anyone willing to take a road trip?
Credit for this story goes to Ryot Control