Deal of the Day: Harry Potter and the OOTP $28 at Amazon
Reviewers have lauded the title as the best Potter game yet and that it's apparent EA took the extra special time working on the game.
Because the game is Amazon's Deal of the Day, it will only be on sale for today, so you better pick it up while you can.
[via Cheap Ass Gamer]
Most likely, the company is trying to burn through some of its old stock or it's just a mistake, but hey, if you really need a cheaper PS3 right now, why not take the plunge?
- Add the 60GB PS3 to your amazon.com shopping cart.
- Choose three Blu-ray movies from this list and add them to the cart. [Updated link!]
- Right before checkout, you'll see the discount applied (see picture, right).
Today we have a nice tip from Cheap Ass Gamer that Fry's is selling Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 for $45 dollars, a tasty 25% discount from the retail price. The game has been getting good reviews and even though the game is 6 months late, Ubisoft appears to have done a good job at porting it from the 360 and have added quite a bit of additional content to help compensate for the delay. The cheap price just makes it all the more attractive.
Deal of the Day: Lair and Folklore for £15 each at Amazon
This seemingly random deal has no explanation attached, nor an indication of when it might end. So if you fancy getting two PS3 exclusives for this incredibly cheap price, then do it now. Both titles promise to be excellent fun and we've thoroughly enjoyed our hands on time with both of them. The only problem now is, do you import Lair and pay full price, but get it a month early? Or order it from Amazon for less than half price and wait until mid October? Decisions, decisions ...
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]
Australian starter pack no longer available August 31
Are we sort of annoyed that this deal is being removed from Australia a matter of weeks after being introduced? Sure we are, especially since Europe gets to keep the deal for what appears to be forever. However, there's not much we can do about it, but we surmise the reasoning is that Australia, while selling the PS3 quite well in its own right, isn't the biggest market for Sony to offer the deal. Backwards reasoning, isn't it not?
Deal of the day: 60GB PS3 for £329.99
Shopto.net is offering a 60GB PS3 for £329.99 with free 24 hour shipping within the UK. There's nothing bundled with it, so chances are you'll need to pick up a game or two. Maybe an extra controller.
We're torn with this one. On the one hand, we've been saying all along that the entry level price for the PS3 needs to be lower. On the other hand, the £425 bundle in most stores carries a "saving" of almost £115. Having said that, this deal carries an actual saving of £95. "Actual" meaning you don't spend the money in the first place.
On the other hand (yes, we're three-armed mutants. How do you think we type so fast?) £329 for the best Blu-Ray player on the market is an incredible deal. What do you guys think?
Luckily, Midway has clarified that we will indeed be getting a remastered HD version of the movie, which puts the Special Edition of the title right back in the 'MUST OWN' category for any Action movie fans. And for the X-bots out there, there is no reason to pout. You will also be getting a Special Edition version of Stranglehold. It's true... you won't get the movie. But you WILL get behind the scenes footage of the game! Woot!
[Via Ars Technica]
Australia, you get a nice PS3 bundle also, you know!
When you buy the bundle package, you get two Sixaxis controllers, a copy of Resistance: Fall of Man and a copy of Motorstorm along with your 60GB PS3. So, if you were unable to take the plunge before due to the high start-up cost of the system, this bundle doesn't make it any less painful for your wallet, except you'd have saved quite a bit on the extra peripheral and two games. Would you guys rather have the US consumers' price drop, or keep this bundle? Again, look for your version of Europe's bundle to hit shelves August 2nd.
Interestingly, sales of the PlayStation 3 have been so strong that its pushed the Amazon special pack-in movie Resident Evil into the top 5 movie sellers across all formats, including DVDs. That's something that even top tier Blu-ray releases can rarely do for even a couple days, and Resident Evil has been holding there all week. Since it's pretty unlikely that an older Blu-ray disc would undergo such a resurrection in sales by itself, that alone indicates that the PS3 sales have been extremely good at Amazon. With great games finally coming out and a decent library starting to form, this is a good time to be a new PS3 owner -- but how long will the sales spike last? Until the only option is a $599 80GB PS3?
Looks like they got an early new shipment of PS3s and they're back in stock at Amazon. Go get your buy on!
Holy crap, they just ran out of stock again. People REALLY want their PS3s, don't they?
Play.com is currently offering a very competitive PS3 hardware bundle. For £399 you can get a 60GB PS3, Resistance, Motorstorm, Genji an HDMI cable and a Blu-Ray movie (Click). Add an extra controller for £28 and you're paying for the Starter Pack, but getting an extra game, cable and movie. This is a saving of £214 and we think that it is excellent value. There's no word on when this bundle will end, but it's fairly safe to imagine that stock will sell out fairly swiftly with a deal like that. So if you're tempted, go for it.
Play.com will ship internationally (seemingly for free), with the price working out to about €593. Though there may be customs charges to worry about. Check the customs laws for your individual country before ordering.
MaxConsole.net is reporting that they have received news of a new bundle for the European region. The "PlayStation Starter Pack" will allegedly contain a 60GB PS3, Resistance: Fall of Man, Motorstorm and two controllers for the "no-changes-there" price of €600. Those hoping for a price drop may be disappointed. Technically. Though if you think about it, you're essentially getting the 60GB and controller for €430, after deducting the price of the games and extra controllers.
Sounds like an ok deal to us, though it doesn't help the people who just can't afford that sort of money. It might push a few fencesitters over the edge, though. We'll keep you updated with SCEE's planned announcements as and when they happen. Price information aside, we're hoping for some juicy PSN news. We've heard rumblings.
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