Last week, we tried our best to navigate the competitive world of console gaming in order to make a recommendation for which current system should sit under your TV. For some gamers, though, it's almost physically painful to pick just one console and miss out on all of the exclusive content available on the other two.
For those gamers, GameStop has an online deal that means you don't have to choose. The new Pre-owned Next Generation Hardware Bundle offers used and "refurbished" editions of the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U for a total of $569.98. That's a nearly 30 percent savings from the price you would pay for all three pre-owned systems separately at GameStop, and 40 percent off the $950 you'd have to pay to get those systems brand new (though the new systems would include a few bundled games, as well). The deal looks even better when you consider that, two years ago, a brand new Kinect-bundled Xbox One and a single game would run you $560 all by itself.
You might be understandably wary of purchasing consoles that have been subjected to unknown horrors by previous owners, but all of GameStop's used consoles go through the company's impressive refurbishment center where they're tested and refreshed for new owners (those centers have even been able to fix the infamous Xbox 360 red ring of death since 2009). GameStop also offers a seven-day money-back guarantee on its pre-owned hardware and a 30-day return period where you can exchange the console for an identical one, no questions asked. After that, it's caveat emptor.