UK Deal Roundup for October 9th, 2012

By Keith Gray, 4 years ago
Amazon and Zavvi return this week with the biggest range of promotions among the chosen retailers. Amazon brings a relatively large number of deals to light with its Special Offers. Zavvi has started multiple new promotions, which include an early Christmas bonanza and a sub-£30 pre-order deal.

ASDA, Blockbuster, GAME, GamesCentre, HMV and Tesco have all got much smaller promotions to offer. Each of those retailers has only one or two games in their individual deals.

As usual you need to click on the name of the retailer or the name of the deal to be taken straight to the retailer’s offer page. Clicking on the name of a game will take you to the achievement list.

All prices are correct at the time of writing, and subject to change at any time at the retailer's discretion.

New Sales

Amazon has a large selection of Special Offers running at the moment alongside the usual Bargains (see links for the Bargains in the recurring sales section). The sheer number of Special Offers means they are separated into several pricing categories. Here's a snapshot of what's included:

£10 and under - £9.99
Rise of Nightmares - £6.98 - £8.97
uDraw Studio: Instant Artist (includes Game Tablet) - £8.75

Between £10 and £20
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - £14.99
Darksiders II (includes Argul's Tomb expansion) - £19.98
Gears of War 3 - £15.93

Between £20 and £30
Battlefield 3 - £24.91
Madden NFL 13 - £26.27
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - £24.98 (matched by GAME)
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (Enhanced Edition) - £22.97
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (Xbox 360) - £24.99 (also matched in Play's recurring Price Crash promotion)

ASDA is coming out fighting this week, by offering Dead or Alive 5 at £29.97.

Blockbuster's Deals of the Week section has Dishonored priced at an honourable £34.99, ahead of its much-anticipated release this Friday.

GAME has The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the overall winner of TA's 2011 Game of the Year awards, for a dragon-slaying £24.98.

GamesCentre has altered some of the Special Offers again this week. F1 2012 at £29.99 and Metro 2033 (Classics) at £7.99 are the only deals worth a mention though.

HMV's Sale has started once again. Max Payne 3 at £15 is the one title that manages to save the day!

Tesco has matched Amazon's Special Offers' prices on both Madden NFL 13 at £26.27 and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings at £22.97

Zavvi has Fable: The Journey available for pre-order for only £29.75. It's another title that's due for release this Friday!

Zavvi's Recommended Games promotion has a few notable inclusions.
Disney Pixar Brave: The Video Game - £19.95
L.A. Noire - £12.95
NBA 2K12 - £19.95 (matched at TheHut)
Red Dead Redemption - £14.95
Spec Ops: The Line - 17.95

Zavvi's Saving Christmas promotion may seem a little early given that we haven't reached Halloween yet, but it'll give you plenty of time to find the perfect gift for your gaming-crazy loved ones or simply treat yourself!
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Xbox 360) (Classics) - £9.95
Call of Duty: Black Ops (Classics) - £14.95 (matched by TheHut)
Far Cry 2 / Double Pack - £9.95
Halo: Reach - £9.95 / - £9.95
Virtua Tennis 4 - £9.95

Recurring Sales:

• Amazon’s bargains for Xbox 360 and PC
Base’s Xbox 360 titles for under £10
Base’s mix-and-match offer of 2 games for £25 across different platforms
Blockbuster's "£20 and under" bargains
GAME's Clear-Out
Gamestation's Gaming Generation promotion
Play’s two games for £20 offer
Play’s Knockout Deals
Play's Price Crash promotion
• Shopto's Sale on both Xbox 360 and PC titles
• Shopto's Star Buys for both Xbox 360 and PC
Tesco's '£5 off' Pre-orders promotion
Tesco's free t-shirt with pre-orders of offer
Tesco's Warehouse Clearance
TheHut's Games of the Week promotion
TheHut’s Kinect promotion
TheHut and Zavvi’s American Sports promotion
TheHut and Zavvi’s Classics sale
The Hut and Zavvi continue their Dance & Fitness sale
TheHut and Zavvi's Football-themed promotion
TheHut and Zavvi’s Lego games promotion.
TheHut and Zavvi’s Party Games sale
TheHut and Zavvi's The Sims franchise promotion
TheHut and Zavvi’s Games from £12.95 promotion
TheHut are still running their two games for £25 offer, as is sister store Zavvi
TheHut and Zavvi’s three games for £18 promotion
• The Great Value Games sale at TheHut, and Zavvi
TheHut and Zavvi’s Red Hot Deals
TheHut’s Stock Clearance and Zavvi’s Clearance sale
Zavvi’s Gaming Accessories promotion
Zavvi's Assassin's Creed franchise promotion
Zavvi's Driving & Racing promotion
Zavvi's EA Summer of Sport promotion
Zavvi's Games from £2.95 promotion
Zavvi's Games for £9.95 promotion, with TheHut offering similar prices
Zavvi’s Outlet section
Zavvi’s Price Drop

Please note: The deals highlighted in this article are based on the prices for purchasing new, sealed copies of the titles mentioned. Promotions on pre-owned/used titles, or deals offered by private sellers on retailers' "Marketplaces", are not considered for inclusion in the UK Deal Roundup.
Keith Gray
Written by Keith Gray
Keith has been contributing to the news on the TrueGaming Network since 2010. He's the resident fan of racing games. Outside of gaming, Keith is a qualified accountant so numbers really speak to him! Other hobbies include swimming and wheelchair basketball.