UK Deal Roundup for May 1st, 2012

UK Deal Roundup for May 1st, 2012

The best of the UK prices

Written by Rebecca Smith (punkyliar) on 01 May 12 at 09:58

We seem to be entering another lean period. Play is the only retailer to start a sale that will last for longer than a week. Zavvi continues with the long-running random offers. Discount codes and points promotions are still being run by Tesco and Zavvi. As for weekly deals, those belong to GAME and Shopto. The good news is that the consoles make their monthly appearance.

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. Further details on the deals, including the best pick of the sale items, can be found in the ‘details here’ link, which will take you back to the relevant UK deal roundup that described the sale in more detail. Clicking on the name of a game will take you to the achievement list. All prices were correct at the time of writing.

To start off the new and weekly offers of this period, GAME’s extra incentive added on to their Deals of the Week this time is 400 MSP for just £1.75 if a buyer purchases any of the Xbox 360 deals of the week. Unfortunately, they’re all more expensive than elsewhere.

Play has restarted their Hundreds of Items for Under £10 offer. These are the best picks:
Call of Juarez: The Cartel - £5.99
Awakening in Dragon Age: Origins - £7.99
http://www.trueachievements.com/Dragon-Age-II-xbox-360.htm - £8.99
Far Cry 2 - £7.99
Fight Night Round 4 - £9.99
Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 - £8.99
Legend of the Guardians - £9.99
My Self Defence Coach - £6.99
nail'd - £5.99
Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (EU Ver) - £3.99
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 Legacy Edition - £5.99
Viva Piñata: Party Animals - £4.99

Shopto have renamed their Star Buys. Now known as Hot Deals, we see Prototype and The Sims 3 Pets at £8.86 each. Their newly reintroduced Weekly Specials include a few more noteworthy titles though:
Brink - £3.85
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - £24.85
Final Fantasy XIII-2 Collector’s Edition - £22.85
Mass Effect 3 - £19.85
Street Fighter X Tekken - £21.85
UFC Undisputed 3 - £19.85

Tesco still has an offer where buyers can save £5 on the price of pre-order games when the code GAMES5 is entered at the checkout.

Zavvi’s first random offer of the week still sees 10% off pre-orders of the http://www.trueachievements.com/Spec-Ops-The-Line-xbox-....htm and Apocalypse Now / Apocalypse Now Redux blu-ray bundle when the code SPECOPSG is entered at the checkout. We also still have a list of random cheap games – links to these are in the prices for this list:
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean£19.95
Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Starter Pack – £37.95
SoulCalibur V£24.95
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13£23.85

Here are the continuing sales:
Amazon’s Xbox 360 Bargains
Base’s offer where buyers can get two games for £25
Bee’s Special Offers
HMV’s Sale
HMV’s Pure Double Points promotion
Play’s offer where buyers can get two games for £20.
Sainsbury’s Games Extravaganza.
TheHut’s Stock Clearance
TheHut’s Action Games offer
TheHut’s ‘Games for Under £5’ promotion
TheHut’s two games for £20 offer
TheHut’s Red Hot Deals
• The Fitness sale at TheHut and Zavvi
TheHut.com are still running their three games for £18 offer, as is sister store Zavvi
• The Value Gaming sale at TheHut.com, also known as Great Value Games at sister store Zavvi
TheHut.com are still running their two games for £25 offer, as is sister store Zavvi
Zavvi’s Red Hot Deals
Zavvi’s Clearance sale
Zavvi’s Price Drop
Zavvi’s American Sports promotion

Consoles

Those of you who want a console without adding the complication of games will need to set your sights on a few websites this week. Here are the cheapest prices:
• 4GB Console – Zavvi - £117.95
• 250GB Console – Zavvi - £149.95
• 4GB Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect AdventuresAmazon / ASDA - £209.00
• 250GB Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect AdventuresAmazon / ASDA - £279.00
• Star Wars Limited Edition 320GB Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect Adventures + Kinect Star WarsShopto - £294.85

Amazon’s current offer sees buyers start with a choice of base package between the 250GB Slim console (£159.85), the 250GB Slim console with Kinect (£279.00), the 4GB Slim console (£129.98), the 4GB Slim console with Kinect (£209.00), the 250GB Slim Batman: Arkham City bundle (£249.99)** or the 320GB Star Wars Slim console with Kinect (£295.00). The bundle comes with a free three-month subscription to LOVEFiLM and, for an extra £20, buyers can add one of the following games:
Battlefield 3
Kinect: Disneyland Adventures
FIFA 12
FIFA Street
Forza Motorsport 4
Gears of War 3
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Mass Effect 3
Prototype 2
http://www.trueachievements.com/TW-PGA-TOUR13-xbox-360.htm
• Xbox LIVE 12 Month Gold Subscription

** The 250GB Slim Batman: Arkham City bundle includes a 250GB Slim console, Batman: Arkham City, Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters, Green Lantern DVD and Batman: Gotham Knight DVD.

ASDA has a decent 250GB Slim Kinect bundle with FIFA Street for £294.00.

GAME and Gamestation have some decent 250GB Slim Kinect bundles too. Each of the games listed below are included in a 250GB Slim Kinect bundle, with the price of the bundle to follow:
Dance Central - £289.99
Kinect Sports - £289.99
Kinect Sports + http://www.trueachievements.com/KS-Season-Two-xbox-360.htm - £299.99
http://www.trueachievements.com/KS-Season-Two-xbox-360.htm - £294.99
Mass Effect 3 - £289.99
http://www.trueachievements.com/TW-PGA-TOUR13-xbox-360.htm - £289.99

Both retailers also have a number bundles for the 4GB Slim, 250GB Slim, 4GB Slim with Kinect and Star Wars 320GB Limited Edition Kinect bundle, but these are more expensive than can be found elsewhere.

HMV is doing a decent 250GB Slim bundle with Mass Effect 3 and Forza Motorsport 4 for £199.99.

Shopto has some decent 250GB Slim console bundles at the moment:
Assassin's Creed: Revelations - £179.86
SSX - £184.85
Street Fighter X Tekken - £189.85

Toys R Us have two decent 250GB Slim Kinect bundles. The first bundle comes with FIFA 12 and Kinect Sports ; the second comes with Kinect Joy Ride and Kinect Sports. Both bundles cost £299.99.

It may be worth noting that Play, TheHut and Zavvi also have console bundles available, but they are generally more expensive than can be found elsewhere.
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Knuckles Maloy - Beaty Swollocks
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Posted on 01 May 12 at 10:09
Thanks for pulling all this info together.
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Posted on 01 May 12 at 10:40
It might also be worth noting that using the code 5OFF35 gets you a fiver off at Tesco Entertainment when spending over £35.
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Nothing for me this week. Pushed it with the missus too much last week buying Witcher 2 and Ico/Shadow of Colossus! Need to be good for a while.

Excellent as ever Punky.
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Posted on 01 May 12 at 11:20
Actually Brink is £6.85 not £3.85.
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Posted on 01 May 12 at 11:30
Assassins Creed Revelations: OTTOMAN EDITION is £19.95 on Zavvi. Same price as regular edition :)

I bought it.
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Posted on 01 May 12 at 11:35
Thanks for the info TA, I will be looking very closely at these deals...

I Am4z1n9 AZ I said:Actually Brink is £6.85 not £3.85.That makes more sense lol.

KingBubbaho said:Assassins Creed Revelations: OTTOMAN EDITION is £19.95 on Zavvi. Same price as regular edition :)

I bought it.
Thanks for the info... I'll be ordering that for sure!
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Might get nail'd.
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Game Group doesn't seem to have learnt its lesson, does it?
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Acceleretto said:Game Group doesn't seem to have learnt its lesson, does it?Thats pretty much exactly what I said 3 weeks ago in this article, the first one after their rescue.
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^lol
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Some decent prices for some older titles
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Posted on 03 May 12 at 01:52
Viva pinata party animals for a fiver? sold