UK Deal Roundup for January 17th, 2012

By Rebecca Smith, 6 years ago
I thought that the lack of new sales last week was bad. This week is worse. HMV renames its sale but has very little to show for it. TheHut starts a small American Sports category sale. Otherwise, we have weekly offerings from Shopto and TheHut. Even some of the previous sales have ended, with retailers choosing not to replace them at this point in time. To fill the gap a little and to reduce my workload next week, some of the continuing sales receive a reminder a week early.

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, HMV has renamed their current sale to ‘Great Value Games from £9.99’. There are only five Xbox 360 titles included though, and of those, only Shaun White Skateboarding is worth considering at £7.99.

Shopto’s Xbox 360 Star Buys only include Halo 3 at £7.85. Meanwhile, their Xbox 360 Weekly Specials only include Dead Space for £9.85, Awakening for Dragon Age: Origins for £8.86 and GoldenEye 007: Reloaded for £22.85.

TheHut has started an American Sports promotion. These games can not be found for less elsewhere:
Madden NFL 11 - £24.95 - £24.95
Major League Baseball 2K11 - £14.95
NBA 2K11 - £14.95
NHL 12 - £24.95

TheHut’s Super Six deals have only kept one of the promotional codes this week. Buyers can save £5 when spending over £50 when the code JANUARY50 is entered at the checkout. As part of these offers, there is also an offer on uDraw items. Pictionary: Ultimate Edition is £14.95 here.

Here are the most recently covered continuing sales:
Amazon’s January bargains continue – details here.
ASDA continues their January Event – details here.
Base continues their offer where buyers can get two games for £25 – details here.
Bee’s Special Offers continue – reminder here.
GamesCentre’s Born To Play offers continue – reminder here.
HMV’s Pure Double Points promotion list hasn’t changed since last week – reminder here. continues their ‘Winter Sale’ – details here.
Play continues their ‘Get Set Get Fit’ promotion – details here.
Sainsbury’s continues their Price Crash on Xbox 360 games – details here. and sister store Zavvi both continue their ‘Sale’ with up to 80% off prices of some games – details here.
• The Value Gaming sale at, also known as Great Value Games at sister store Zavvi, continues on – reminder here.
Toys R Us continues their promotion of a list of games for under £10 – reminder here.
Zavvi’s Price Drop continues – details here.

This week’s reminder section starts with Gameplay’s New Year sale. Sister stores GAME and Gamestation have both ended their sales, but Gameplay has chosen to continue their sale for another week. These are the best picks:
Assassin's Creed: Revelations Special Edition - £29.98
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II (PC) Game of the Year Edition - £6.98
Kinect: Disneyland Adventures - £24.98
F1 2011 - £22.98
Gears of War 3 Limited Edition - £37.99
Gears of War 3 Epic Edition - £64.99
Just Dance 3 - £17.98
RAGE Anarchy Edition - £9.98
The Sims 3 Pets Limited Edition - £22.98
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Elite Space Armour Pack - £12.48

GameStop are still running a ‘Buy Two Get One Free’ offer on selected Xbox 360 and GFWL titles. The only thing is that only these titles are worth considering at their prices:
Dante's Inferno - £8.97
Fight Night Round 4 - £6.97
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men (PC) - £3.97
Test Drive Unlimited 2 - £9.97’s Action Games sale continues. Unfortunately, the only two titles that are worth having are BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Limited Edition and Mortal Kombat, both at £14.95. are still running their two games for £25 offer, as is sister store Zavvi. This is a list of games that can’t be bought for less than £12.50:

Both Stores
Alice: Madness Returns
Arcana Heart 3
Borderlands Game of the Year Edition
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
Grand Theft Auto IV
Grand Theft Auto IV (PC) Episodes From Liberty City
Left 4 Dead 2
Mafia II
Quantum Theory
Resonance of Fate
The Sims 3
WWE: All Stars

TheHut Only
ArcaniA: Gothic 4
Dragon Age: Origins
Final Fantasy XIII
Le Tour de France 2011
Midnight Club: Los Angeles Complete Edition
Prototype (Xbox 360)

Zavvi Only
Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks
Dance Central
Dragon Ball: Raging Blast
Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition
Fallout: New Vegas
Fight Night Champion
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (PC)
Medal of Honor
Michael Jackson: The Experience
Monopoly Streets
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Rise of Nightmares
Skate 3
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition
Virtua Tennis 4
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.