Welcome to the Punch Jump Holiday Gift Guide. Find and buy the best gift items rigorously tested by the News Division to find the best video game and technology products this holiday season.
The Wii U is the latest console from Nintendo Co. and sports an innovate Wii U GamePad controller that can act as an additional screen, offer off-screen gameplay to free up the main television, and even replace your remote control with the Nintendo TVii application. With a huge launch lineup that includes favorites like New Super Mario Bros. U to the exclusive ZombiU, and backwards compatibility with most Wii game titles, the Wii U is a multi-purpose console for gaming and entertainment. The 8GB Basic Set sells at $249.99 and the 32GB Deluxe Set sells at $349.99.
The Master Chief is back and better than ever in Halo 4. The latest entry in the blockbuster franchise sees the return of Master Chief and AI sidekick Cortana in a fight against all-new tactical enemies. New weapons, episode online missions, and best-in-class multiplayer is a must-have for any core gamer this holiday. MSRP $59.99.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
The follow-up to 2010’s Call of Duty: Black Ops includes a brand new high-octane campaign, with new non-linear Strike Force missions that allow players to manually control field units, a full Zombies mode, and rock-solid multiplayer, sharp shooters must answer the call this holiday. MSRP $59.99.
Resident Evil 6
Survival horror and action lurks again in the biggest Resident Evil game yet. Resident Evil 6 offers three main campaigns and a bonus campaign to offer a mix of tense scares and explosive action in a fight to contain the C-Virus. With co-op play for up to four and update Mercenaries versus online action, the latest sequel provides hours and hours of zombie shooting action. Sale: $39.99.
The Surface tablet offers true innovation in the tablet market with a built-in kickstand and cover keyboards for a laptop-like experience. With a tough magnesium shell, full Office 2013 and the functional tile-based Windows RT interface, the Surface can work and play anytime, anywhere. Tablet only sells at $499.99 and with Touch Cover at $599.99.
Street Fighter X Tekken
Street Fighter X Tekken is a top-notch fighting title for consoles and the PS Vita. With a robust roster of iconic fighters from both franchises, the new launcher function allows for combo-based tag battles in local or online fight fests. MSRP $19.99. PS Vita SKU $39.99.
Nintendo 3DS XL
The Nintendo 3DS XL offers best-in-class handheld gaming with a larger screen, glasses-free 3D, and top game titles like New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask. Pick up full-featured handheld gaming at $199.99.
Xbox Live Microsoft Points
The perfect stocking stuffer for Xbox 360 owners, Microsoft Points start at $4.99 and allow users to purchase digital content to their hearts content. With games, music, movies, and television shows, Xbox 360 owners can purchase and download what they want, instantly.
The Playstation Plus service for the Playstation 3 and the Playstation Vita offers a premium online experience with a wave of monthly downloadable game titles with Instant Game Collection and exclusive benefits like discounts to compliment the online hungry gamer. 3-Month Subscription sells at $17.99. 12-Month Subscription sells at $49.99.