UK Deal Roundup for January 3rd, 2012

By Rebecca Smith, 4 years ago
Last week saw the majority of retailers starting new sales. As a result, this week sees only ASDA start a decent sized sale, although Play chips in with a smaller promotion. Shopto, Tesco, TheHut and Zavvi have their usual weekly offerings too. To make up for the dearth of new sales though, this is the week for the monthly console roundup – this can be found at the bottom of the article. All prices were correct at the time of writing.

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.

To start off the new sales of the week, ASDA is having a January Event. During this event, there are a few Xbox 360 titles that have been reduced:
Brink - £7
Dead Island (Xbox 360) - £19.97
Duke Nukem Forever Balls of Steel Edition - £17
GoldenEye 007: Reloaded - £24
Kinectimals: Now with Bears - £27
Supremacy MMA - £9
• UDraw tablet + uDraw Studio: Instant Artist - £34

Play has begun a ‘Get Set Get Fit’ promotion with a focus on fitness games. The only title worth noting is Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 for £17.99.

Shopto’s PC Star Buys see Chaos Rising Expansion for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II (PC) for £4.85. Their PC offers have also expanded this week. While Dead Rising 2: Off The Record (PC) is still £9.85, the “The Pitt” and “Operation Anchorage” Add-on Pack for Fallout 3 (PC) and Stormrise (PC) are both £2.86.

Shopto’s Xbox 360 Weekly Specials haven’t changed much from last week. Alpha Protocol is £5.86, whereas Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi is still £29.86 and Tekken 6 is still £8.86.

Meanwhile, their Xbox 360 Star Buys are very similar to last week: Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is still £5.86 and Just Cause 2 is still £8.86, but WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2011 joins them at £11.86.

Tesco’s Deals of the Week see Dark Souls Limited Edition for just £22.91.

TheHut’s Super Six Deals don’t yield any discount codes this week, but there is a list of discounted games instead. Battlefield 3 is £24.45, Family Game Night 4: The Game Show (EU) is £21.95 and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters is £14.95.

Zavvi’s Special Offers see Portal 2 at £12.99 this week.

Here are the most recently covered continuing sales:
Amazon’s January bargains continue – details here.
ASDA continues their ‘New Year, New You’ promotion – details here.
Bee.com’s Editor’s Choice still sees Gears of War 3 at £24.99.
Bee’s Special Offers continue – reminder here.
GAME continues ‘The Game Sale’. Sister stores Gameplay and Gamestation also continue their sales – details here.
GameStop are still running a ‘Buy Two Get One Free’ offer on selected Xbox 360 titles – details here.
HMV continues their ‘Up To Half Price’ sale – details here.
Play.com continues their ‘Winter Sale’ – details here.
Sainsbury’s continues their Price Crash on Xbox 360 games – details here.
Shopto’s Xbox 360 offers continue – reminder here.
Tesco continues their sale on their ‘Big Titles’ – details here.
TheHut.com and sister store Zavvi both continue their ‘Sale’ with up to 80% off prices of some games – details here.
TheHut.com’s continuing Action Games sale – reminder here.
TheHut.com are still running their two games for £25 offer, as is sister store Zavvi – reminder here.
• The Value Gaming sale at TheHut.com, also known as Great Value Games at sister store Zavvi, continues on – reminder here.

This week’s tiny reminder section starts with GamesCentre’s Born To Play offers. Their prices have risen since the last time though, and the only game worth noting is Red Faction: Armageddon at £8.99.

HMV’s Pure Double Points promotion list has changed since the last update. Here’s the latest list:
Final Fantasy XIII-2
Final Fantasy XIII-2 Collector’s Edition
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Max Payne 3
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (PC)
SoulCalibur V
Syndicate
UFC Undisputed 3

Toys R Us continues their promotion of a list of games for under £10. Unfortunately the only titles worth mentioning are Disney Sing It for £2.49 and Ninja Blade for £4.99.

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 – Amazon - £129.98
• 250GB Console – Shopto - £159.85
• 4GB Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect AdventuresAmazon / ASDA - £209.00
• 250GB Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect AdventuresShopto - £249.85
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 320GB Console Bundle – GAME / Gamestation - £199.98
Gears of War 3 320GB Console Bundle – GAME / Gamestation - £199.98 (currently sold out)

Amazon has an offer on Xbox 360 Slim console with Kinect bundles. For an additional £5 each, buyers can add FIFA 12 and/or Forza Motorsport 4. On top of this, an additional £20 will enable buyers to add either Battlefield 3, The Sims 3 Pets or Xbox LIVE 12 Month Gold membership.

GAME are offering a variety of bundles based around the 4GB console:
• 4GB Console + Battlefield 3 + FIFA 12 + Forza Motorsport 4 - £169.99
• 4GB Console + Battlefield 3 + Forza Motorsport 4 - £159.99
• 4GB Console + Battlefield 3 + Forza Motorsport 4 + Need for Speed: The Run - £169.99
• 4GB Console + FIFA 12 + Forza Motorsport 4 - £159.99
• 4GB Console + FIFA 12 + Forza Motorsport 4 + Need for Speed: The Run - £169.99
• 4GB Console + Forza Motorsport 4 - £139.99
• 4GB Console + Forza Motorsport 4 + Need for Speed: The Run - £159.99

GAME and Gamestation has a variety of Kinect bundles based around the 250GB Slim console. All are priced at £299.99:
• 250GB Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect Adventures + Battlefield 3 + FIFA 12
• 250GB Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect Adventures + Battlefield 3 + Forza Motorsport 4
• 250GB Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect Adventures + Battlefield 3 + Need for Speed: The Run
• 250GB Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect Adventures + https://www.trueachievements.com/Dance-Central-xbox-360.htm + https://www.trueachievements.com/Kinect-Sports-xbox-360.htm
• 250GB Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect Adventures + https://www.trueachievements.com/Dance-Central-xbox-360.htm + Rise of Nightmares
• 250GB Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect Adventures + FIFA 12 + Forza Motorsport 4
• 250GB Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect Adventures + FIFA 12 + Need for Speed: The Run
• 250GB Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect Adventures + Forza Motorsport 4 + Need for Speed: The Run
• 250GB Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect Adventures + https://www.trueachievements.com/Kinect-Sports-xbox-360.htm + Rise of Nightmares

Gamestop still has a decent 250GB Slim console bundle. For £204.99, buyers can get an Xbox 360 Wireless Controller (Black) and one of the following games:
Battlefield 3
FIFA 12
Need for Speed: The Run
The Sims 3 Pets

Play has a variety of console bundles, both with or without Kinect. Generally they are quite expensive though:
• 4GB Console + FIFA 12 - £174.99
• 4GB Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect Adventures + Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster - £249.99
• 250GB Console + Batman: Arkham City (Xbox 360) - £219.99
• 250GB Console + Battlefield 3 + Gears of War 3 - £239.99
• 250GB Console + Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - £239.99
• 250GB Console + FIFA 12 + Gears of War 3 - £229.99
• 250GB Console + Forza Motorsport 4 + Wireless Speed Wheel - £239.99
• 250GB Console + Gears of War 3 - £214.99
• 250GB Console + LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 - £219.99
• 250GB Console + WWE '12 - £224.99

Shopto also has a variety of console bundles, both with or without Kinect:
• 4GB Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect Adventures + FIFA 12 Special Edition + Gears of War 3 - £279.85
• 250GB Console + Battlefield 3 - £194.86
• 250GB Console + EA SPORTS Active 2 + FIFA 12 + The Gunstringer - £329.86
• 250GB Console + FIFA 12 - £196.85
• 250GB Console + FIFA 12 + Wireless Controller (Black) - £214.85
• 250GB Console + Forza Motorsport 4 - £199.85
• 250GB Console + Halo: Reach - £199.85
• 250GB Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect Adventures + Gears of War 3 + The Gunstringer - £309.85
• 250GB Console + Need for Speed: The Run - £194.86
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.