UK Deal Roundup for July 24th, 2012

UK Deal Roundup for July 24th, 2012

The best of the UK prices

Written by Rebecca Smith (punkyliar) on 24 July 12 at 05:34

Before we begin, I must apologise for the lack of a deals article last week. Due to a general cable fault, I had no internet at home and was unable to get last week’s article done. Nobody else could take it on at such short notice. However, things have returned to normal, or at least have somewhat returned to normal for this is my last week writing the UK Deals articles. When I started the article 15 months ago, I had much more time to devote to finding deals than I do now. It has got to the point where I feel that I’m no longer able to do the article justice, so I’m passing on the baton to http://www.trueachievements.com/kbg27.htm. Don’t panic, there will be a sales article as usual next week.

Now, we move on to the usual order of business. This week we see substantial new sales at Play, Sainsburys, Tesco and TheHut, while Amazon reignites a long running sale with a fresh list of games. Amazon, ASDA, HMV, TheHut and Zavvi start smaller promotions, while Zavvi also continues their random promotions. Shopto and TheHut have weekly offers. 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 were correct at the time of writing.

Starting off the new and weekly offers of this period is Amazon, who are offering three http://www.trueachievements.com/Skylanders-xbox-360.htm figures for the price of two. The figures range from £6.99 to £9.99 each. This offer ends Thursday so don’t wait too long to take advantage.

The site has also finally updated their bargains. Their PC bargains offer Dead Rising 2: Off The Record (PC) for £7.99 and Vancouver 2010 (PC) for £2.94. Meanwhile, their Xbox 360 list is comparatively huge compared to the two games that have been there for past few months. Most of their titles are supplied by third parties; these have been left off the list. Those listed below are supplied directly from Amazon, but prices are subject to change:
http://www.trueachievements.com/Air-Conflicts-SW-xbox-3....htm - £21.91
http://www.trueachievements.com/The-BEP-Experience-xbox....htm Collector’s Edition - £22.85
http://www.trueachievements.com/Bodycount-xbox-360.htm - £9.70
• Duracell Play and Charge Kit (White) - £11.69
http://www.trueachievements.com/Far-Cry-2-xbox-360.htm + http://www.trueachievements.com/GRAW-xbox-360.htm Double Pack - £11.23
http://www.trueachievements.com/Front-Mission-Evolved-x....htm - £7.46
• Gioteck Duel Fuel Ammo Box - £22.42
• Gioteck Duel Fuel USB Ammo Clip - £9.19
• Gioteck Elite Pack - £14.61
Guitar Hero 5 (game only) - £11.95
• Joystick Junkies Play N Charge Kit - £5.97
http://www.trueachievements.com/MSHS-Comic-Combat-xbox-....htm - £9.75
http://www.trueachievements.com/Penguins-of-Madagascar-....htm - £13.94
http://www.trueachievements.com/Puss-In-Boots-xbox-360.htm - £24.82
http://www.trueachievements.com/Rayman-Origins-xbox-360.htm Collector’s Edition - £43.48
http://www.trueachievements.com/SAMURAI-SHODOWN-SEN-xbo....htm - £5.86
http://www.trueachievements.com/SpiderMan-EoT-xbox-360.htm - £15.32
• SteelSeries Spectrum 5XB Headset - £36.57
• Turtle Beach Call of Duty Ear Force Charlie Z6A Headset - £63.37

ASDA has started a promotion where buyers can get three figures from http://www.trueachievements.com/Skylanders-xbox-360.htm for just £14.

HMV has started a Fab Summer Games promotion. Unfortunately, the only title worth mentioning is http://www.trueachievements.com/Sniper-Elite-V2-xbox-360.htm for £24.99.

Play has started a Warehouse Clearance again. The prices on this website are extremely subject to change and may have changed in between the writing of this article and its publication:
http://www.trueachievements.com/Battlefield-Bad-Company....htm - £8.99
• Brooklyn Inductive Xbox 360 Controller Battery (White) - £12.99
http://www.trueachievements.com/Dragon-Age-II-xbox-360.htm - £8.99
http://www.trueachievements.com/Fight-Night-Round-4-xbo....htm - £7.99
http://www.trueachievements.com/Forza-Motorsport-2-xbox....htm - £7.99
• Gioteck EX-03 Next-Gen Inline Headset - £7.99
http://www.trueachievements.com/Knights-Contract-xbox-3....htm - £9.99
http://www.trueachievements.com/PES-2009-xbox-360.htm - £2.99
http://www.trueachievements.com/Rise-of-Nightmares-xbox....htm - £7.99
http://www.trueachievements.com/WRC-2-xbox-360.htm - £9.99
http://www.trueachievements.com/WWE-12-xbox-360.htm - £14.99

Sainsburys are currently the cheapest retailer for http://www.trueachievements.com/Skylanders-xbox-360.htm Starter Packs at £34.99. The site has also started a Summer Sizzlers promotion with some bargains that are well worth a look:
http://www.trueachievements.com/FIFA-11-xbox-360.htm - £14.99
http://www.trueachievements.com/Forza-Motorsport-4-xbox....htm - £17.99
http://www.trueachievements.com/Disneyland-Adventures-x....htm - £17.99
http://www.trueachievements.com/DisneyPixar-RUSH-xbox-3....htm - £19.99
http://www.trueachievements.com/Kinect-Star-Wars-xbox-3....htm - £22.99
• Microsoft Play and Charge Kit (Black) - £11.99
Red Dead Redemption Game of the Year Edition - £16.99
http://www.trueachievements.com/TCs-Ghost-Recon-Future-....htm - £22.99

Shopto’s Hot Deals get a bit better this week:
http://www.trueachievements.com/ACE-COMBAT-AH-xbox-360.htm - £12.85
http://www.trueachievements.com/Batman-Arkham-City-xbox....htm - £16.85
http://www.trueachievements.com/Ben-10-Galactic-Racing-....htm - £9.85
http://www.trueachievements.com/DARK-SOULS-xbox-360.htm - £14.86
http://www.trueachievements.com/DiRT-Showdown-xbox-360.htm - £17.86
http://www.trueachievements.com/Mass-Effect-3-xbox-360.htm - £22.85
http://www.trueachievements.com/Test-Drive-Unlimited-2-....htm - £14.86

Tesco has started a Great Prices promotion. There are a few titles worth looking at:
http://www.trueachievements.com/Call-of-Duty-Black-Ops-....htm - £15.00
http://www.trueachievements.com/Modern-Warfare-3-xbox-3....htm - £21.91
http://www.trueachievements.com/Skyrim-xbox-360.htm - £24.99
http://www.trueachievements.com/PROTOTYPE2-xbox-360.htm - £19.41
http://www.trueachievements.com/PROTOTYPE2-xbox-360.htm RADNET Edition - £24.41

TheHut has listed some Midsummer Savers. These titles are likely to be familiar to regular readers of this article.
http://www.trueachievements.com/Birds-of-Steel-xbox-360.htm - £22.95
DarkStar One: Broken Alliance - £7.95
DiRT 3 Complete Edition - £14.95
http://www.trueachievements.com/GRAND-SLAM-TENNIS-2-xbo....htm - £14.95
http://www.trueachievements.com/Michael-Jackson-xbox-360.htm - £10.95
http://www.trueachievements.com/MotionSports-xbox-360.htm - £10.95
http://www.trueachievements.com/Victorious-xbox-360.htm - £14.95
http://www.trueachievements.com/RIDGE-RACER-UNBOUNDED-x....htm - £14.95
http://www.trueachievements.com/SBK2011-xbox-360.htm - £10.95
• Tritton Gears of War 3 AX180 Stereo Headset - £39.95

TheHut’s Games of the Week promotion sees a fair few bargains this week. Here are the best picks:
http://www.trueachievements.com/ACV-xbox-360.htm - £14.95
http://www.trueachievements.com/ASURAS-WRATH-xbox-360.htm - £19.95
http://www.trueachievements.com/BINARY-DOMAIN-xbox-360.htm - £9.95
http://www.trueachievements.com/DBZ-Ultimate-Tenkaichi-....htm - £14.95
http://www.trueachievements.com/Gears-of-War-3-xbox-360.htm - £14.95
http://www.trueachievements.com/GE-007-Reloaded-xbox-360.htm - £14.95
http://www.trueachievements.com/KoA-Reckoning-xbox-360.htm - £14.95
http://www.trueachievements.com/LEGO-Star-Wars-III-xbox....htm - £14.95
http://www.trueachievements.com/LOTR-War-in-the-North-x....htm - £14.95
http://www.trueachievements.com/Max-Payne-3-xbox-360.htm - £25.95
Red Dead Redemption - £14.95

TheHut and Zavvi have started a Dance & Fitness sale. http://www.trueachievements.com/Alvin--The-Chipmunks3-x....htm is £23.95, Jillian Michaels' Fitness Adventure (EU) is £23.95 and http://www.trueachievements.com/Just-Dance-3-xbox-360.htm is £14.95 (Zavvi only).

TheHut and Zavvi have also started a Football sale. The only title worth mentioning here is http://www.trueachievements.com/PES-2012WE-2012-xbox-360.htm for £14.95.

Zavvi has started an Assassin’s Creed promotion. They’re the cheapest retailer for a few games in the franchise:
http://www.trueachievements.com/Assassins-Creed-xbox-360.htm + http://www.trueachievements.com/Assassins-Creed-II-xbox....htm Double Pack - £12.95
http://www.trueachievements.com/Assassins-Creed-II-xbox....htm Game of the Year Edition - £9.95
http://www.trueachievements.com/Assassins-Creed-Brother....htm Classics Edition - £9.95
http://www.trueachievements.com/AC-Revelations-xbox-360.htm - £9.99

Zavvi still has one random cheap game this week: http://www.trueachievements.com/SOULCALIBUR-V-xbox-360.htm is £14.95.

Here are the continuing sales:
Base’s Summer Sale.
Base’s offer where buyers can get two games for £25
GAME’s Year of the Bat promotion
• 25% off select games at GAME and Gamestation.
GamesCentre’s Special Offers
Play’s two games for £20 offer.
Shopto’s Xbox 360 offers
TheHut’s HD Collections promotion
TheHut’s Kinect promotion
• The Value Gaming sale at TheHut.com, also known as Great Value Games at sister store Zavvi
TheHut and Zavvi’s Red Hot Deals.
TheHut’s Stock Clearance and Zavvi’s Clearance sale
TheHut and Zavvi’s three games for £18 promotion
TheHut.com are still running their two games for £25 offer, as is sister store Zavvi
Zavvi’s Price Drop
TheHut and Zavvi’s American Sports promotion
TheHut and Zavvi’s Lego games promotion.
TheHut and Zavvi’s Party Games sale
TheHut and Zavvi’s Classics sale.
Toys R Us’ Summer Sale
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Handydarkness
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Posted on 24 July 12 at 05:55
What a variety!
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Awwwwwww. UK only? I wish the US would get a deal once in awhile.
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I'm weighing up whether or not to go for Dirt 3 Complete Edition for £15.
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Posted on 24 July 12 at 06:26
I think to be honest the uk deals don't change enough to FORCE weekly articles.
It seems the last few months the sales have been pretty much the same week in week out with maybe a single retailer adding a few games or doing a so called new promotion.
Which normally is the same games just under a different sale name.
Still thanks for taking the time to do this..

I picked up Dirt Showdown when it was only£14.99 for some reason the next day it went up to £17.86

Test Drive 2 for £ 14.98 is a hot deal ? I paid that much back in august 2011
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Posted on 24 July 12 at 08:13, Edited on 24 July 12 at 08:13 by Jayour
After my recent shopping experience with Zavvi
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Posted on 24 July 12 at 08:36
I've been after Catherine for ages but i've yet to see it cheap. Forza 4 getting more tempting now its dropped below £20.
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Posted on 24 July 12 at 09:21
Most of the deal submissions that have been put up over the last few weeks , the deals you have posted have been cheaper before and after posting.

If your not going to post the cheapest price why bother posting ??
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Posted on 24 July 12 at 09:22
Anyway if you want to find cheap games etc www.hotukdeals.com
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@Kingyowl Dirt 3 complete is well worth it, epic fun I recommend it :-)
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Posted on 24 July 12 at 10:50
Gam3r xUSAx said:Awwwwwww. UK only? I wish the US would get a deal once in awhile.US Deal Roundup for July 17th, 2012

...unless that was sarcasm that went straight over the top of my head?
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Nobzillaa said:Most of the deal submissions that have been put up over the last few weeks , the deals you have posted have been cheaper before and after posting.

If your not going to post the cheapest price why bother posting ??
Haters gonna hate...

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Posted on 24 July 12 at 11:38
Gam3r xUSAx said:Awwwwwww. UK only? I wish the US would get a deal once in awhile.What you mean like neverdead for $4.99 ??roll
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Posted on 24 July 12 at 12:19
I got Dead Island GOTY edition with all the DLC from Tesco for £14.99 :)
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I knew I should have picked up Assassin's Creed Revelations Ottoman edition from Zavvi for a decent £20. Damn it, it has all gone :(
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SYMBIOTEHELL said:Gam3r xUSAx said:Awwwwwww. UK only? I wish the US would get a deal once in awhile.What you mean like neverdead for $4.99 ??rollOr The Run
Or Raccoon City
Some people just whine.

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Posted on 24 July 12 at 12:46
been wanting armored core 5 for a while and its a nice price there
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Posted on 24 July 12 at 13:40
Gam3r xUSAx said:Awwwwwww. UK only? I wish the US would get a deal once in awhile.You have tonnes of great deals.
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Posted on 24 July 12 at 13:53
Is The Hut any better than Zavvi since they seem to be kinda the same thing...?

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warm slurm said:Is The Hut any better than Zavvi since they seem to be kinda the same thing...?They're sister sites and both as shit as each other.
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