UK Deal Roundup for October 16th, 2012

By Keith Gray, 6 years ago
Amazon and Blockbuster offer good deals on a single, upcoming title each. The former goes with the same approach, but applies the idea to a title which has already been released for a number of weeks. Things are feeling magical over at Shopto, with a couple of new Kinect titles witnessing big discounts. The revamp of TheHut's website seems to have prompted a new, exclusive promotion and other individually reduced games with the latter being matched by Zavvi.

As usual you need to click on the name of the retailer, the name of the deal or the deal price 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 will have you hitting the dancefloor this Friday as Dance Central 3 is available for pre-order at £33.91. The price is also matched by Tesco.

Blockbuster's Deal of the Week promotion has changed this week. You can put £34.99 down to reserve your copy of Hitman: Absolution.

Blockbuster has an individual deal on Max Payne 3, priced at £17.98.

GamesCentre's Special Offers have also changed. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Classics) is £14.99 and Syndicate is £10.99.

Play has began a new Warehouse Clearance. Unfortunately, only at £6.99 is a deal worth mentioning.

ShopTo has a couple of magical new random deals. The newly-released Fable: The Journey is £29.86 and Harry Potter for Kinect is £28.85. A Limited Edition of Darksiders II (including Argul's Tomb expansion) is priced at £19.85.

TheHut's Recommended Games promotion offers a bunch of good deals and just a few titles are detailed below.
Batman: Arkham City (Xbox 360) - £14.95
Dark Souls - £14.95 (but cheaper as part of the '2 for £25' recurring sale) (Classics) - £12.95
L.A. Noire - £14.95 (but cheaper as part of the '2 for £25' recurring sale)
As usual, sister store Zavvi has matched some of those deals.

TheHut and Zavvi have a selection of fairly big hits at great prices, without having them in specific promotions.
Fallout: New Vegas (Ultimate Edition) - £14.95
TC's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier - £15.95
Mass Effect 3 - £19.95
Saints Row: The Third - £14.95
UFC Undisputed 3 - £14.95
The easiest way to find these deals is by searching for the game using the function from the retailer's homepage (each linked above).

Zavvi has overtaken the competition and grabbed the lead by having F1 2012 at £27.75. Furthermore, Sleeping Dogs is priced at £24.75.

Recurring Sales:

• Amazon’s bargains for Xbox 360 and PC
• Amazon’s Special Offers: under £10; between £10 and £20; between £20 and £30
ASDA's deal on Dead or Alive 5
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 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 Games from £12.95 promotion
TheHut are still running their two games for £25 offer, as is sister store Zavvi
• The Great Value Games sale at TheHut, and Zavvi
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 Party Games sale
Zavvi’s Price Drop
Zavvi’s Red Hot Deals
Zavvi’s Saving Christmas promotion
Zavvi's The Sims franchise promotion
Zavvi’s three games for £18 promotion

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.