UK Deal Roundup for April 3rd, 2012

By Rebecca Smith, 6 years ago
The new sales look a little more promising this week. Shopto starts a massive Spring sale whereas the approach to Easter brings out new sales at Sainsbury’s and Tesco. Old sales reappear at Amazon, GAME, Gamestation and Gamescentre. As for weekly offers, ASDA, Tesco, TheHut, Toys R Us and Zavvi bring in the goods this week. The consoles also 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 sales of the week, Amazon’s Xbox 360 Bargains are finally worth mentioning again, but only because another store has currently sold out of Crackdown 2. As a result, Amazon is the cheapest retailer for the game at £8.86.

ASDA is currently offering 10% off all pre-order games when the code GPRE10 is entered at the basket. One thing to note is that this also includes the Star Wars Limited Edition 320GB Xbox 360 Slim with Kinect, Kinect Adventures and Kinect Star Wars, giving buyers a saving of £34.90 when pre-ordering the console.

GAME and Gamestation return to the fold this week. Their Spring Sale / Prices Crashed sales continue, but none of the games are worth mentioning now that prices are returning to normal. However, they do have a few accessories that may be of interest:
• Ferrari F458 Italia Racing Wheel - £49.98
• Microsoft Xbox 360 Wired Headset (Black) - £10.98
• Tritton AX 180 Gaming Headset - £42.98
• Tritton Primer Headset - £59.98

GamesCentre has restarted their Special Offers. Unfortunately, the only game worth mentioning is Dance Central at £12.99.

Play’s deals of the week remain pretty much the same, though we have lost a title. Dungeon Siege III is £7.99 and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 Legacy Edition is £7.99.

Sainsbury’s has some Great Easter Deals on games and accessories. These are worth a look:
The Biggest Loser: Ultimate Workout - £10.99
FIFA 12 - £26.99
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II - £12.99
• Xbox 360 Official Wireless Speed Wheel - £29.99

Shopto has started a Spring Clean Out. There are quite a few bargains in this sale, including GFWL titles and accessories.
• 320GB Hard Drive for Xbox 360 - £59.86
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - £9.85
Aliens vs. Predator - £7.85
Alpha Protocol - £6.85
Bayonetta - £7.85
Binary Domain - £14.86
Brink - £5.86
Bulletstorm (PC) - £8.86
• Calibur 11 Base Vault Grayzilla for the Xbox 360 - £29.86
• Calibur 11 Battlefield Vault for the Xbox 360 - £29.86
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - £11.86 Hardened Edition - £49.86
Child of Eden - £9.85
Condemned: Criminal Origins - £5.86
The Darkness II Limited Edition - £19.86
Darksiders - £9.85
Dead Rising 2 (Xbox 360) - £9.85
Dead to Rights: Retribution - £9.85
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - £11.86
Dragon Ball: Raging Blast - £14.86
Dreamcast Collection - £4.85
Fable III - £8.86
Fallout 3 - £9.85
The Pitt and Operation Anchorage Add-on Pack for Fallout 3 (PC) - £1.85
FIFA 11 - £9.85
Final Fantasy XIII-2 Collector’s Edition - £29.86
Gears of War 3 - £19.85
Hunted: The Demon's Forge - £5.86
Just Cause 2 - £9.85 - £14.86
Kinect Joy Ride - £9.85
• Kinect Sensor with Kinect Adventures - £82.85
The King of Fighters XIII - £15.85
Knights Contract - £5.86
NBA 2K12 - £22.85
Planet 51: The Game - £4.85
Rogue Warrior - £4.85
Saints Row: The Third - £19.85
SoulCalibur V - £23.86
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Sith Edition - £13.85
Thor: God of Thunder - £7.85
Vanquish - £9.85
You're in the Movies + Xbox LIVE Vision Camera - 4.85

Tesco has started a Great Games at Easter promotion. Most of their titles are expensive, but these are the ones that stand out:
Carnival Games: Monkey See, Monkey Do - £9.91 - £19.91 - £16.47
Raving Rabbids: Alive & Kicking - £13.91
Toy Story 3 - £12.47

Tesco’s Deals of the Week see Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 at £25. They’re also running a promotion where buyers get 300 extra Clubcard points when they order Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13 or Kinect Star Wars. Ordering both will net buyers 600 extra Clubcard points. If buyers order both games and Mario Tennis Open for the 3DS, they will receive 1000 bonus points. The code 300GAME needs to be entered at the checkout to make use of this promotion.

TheHut’s Super Six deals create two discount codes this week for people who intend to spend a fair amount of money. Save £6 when spending £60 with the code JRM06. Alternatively, save £10 when spending £100 with the code JRM10. As part of their Super Six deals, there’s also an offer on EA Games. Since last week, TheHut (and sister store Zavvi) have raised their prices significantly so they are not as competitive any more. Despite this, these games can’t be found for less elsewhere:
Burnout Paradise - £11.95
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars - £12.95
Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 - £7.95
Madden NFL 12 - £24.95
Need for Speed: SHIFT - £5.95

Toys R Us are offering a £10 coupon every time that buyers spend £40 or more in one transaction.

In a random offer, Zavvi is selling Catherine (EU) for £32.95.

Here are the continuing sales:
Base’s offer where buyers can get two games for £25
Bee’s Special Offers
HMV’s Pure Double Points promotion
HMV’s Games from £9.99 promotion
Play’s Spring Sale
Play’s offer where buyers can get two games for £20
TheHut’s Great Games Under £10 promotion
TheHut’s ‘Games for Under £5’ promotion
TheHut’s Action Games offer
TheHut’s Kinect promotion
TheHut’s Stock Clearance
• The Value Gaming sale at, also known as Great Value Games at sister store Zavvi
TheHut and sister store Zavvi’s Fitness sale are still running their two games for £25 offer, as is sister store Zavvi
Toys R Us’ promotion with “Video Games Under £10”
Zavvi’s American Sports promotion
Zavvi’s Red Hot Deals
Zavvi’s Clearance sale
Zavvi’s Price Drop


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 – Amazon / Shopto - £159.85
• 4GB Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect AdventuresShopto - £209.86
• 250GB Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect AdventuresASDA - £251.10 when the discount code GPRE10 is entered at the checkout.
• Star Wars Limited Edition 320GB Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect Adventures + Kinect Star WarsASDA - £314.10 when the discount code GPRE10 is entered at the checkout.

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) or the 4GB Slim console with Kinect (£249.99). For an extra £20, buyers can odd one of the following games:
Battlefield 3
Kinect: Disneyland Adventures
FIFA Street
Gears of War 3
Grand Slam Tennis 2
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Saints Row: The Third

Gamestop has a variety of decent Kinect bundles on sale this week:
• 4GB Slim Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect Adventures + Dance Central 2 - £249.99
• 4GB Slim Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect Adventures + Kinect: Disneyland Adventures - £249.99
• 4GB Slim Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect Adventures + Kinect Sports: Season Two - £249.99
• 4GB Slim Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect Adventures + Mass Effect 3 - £224.97
• 250GB Slim Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect Adventures + Dance Central 2 - £299.99
• 250GB Slim Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect Adventures + Kinect: Disneyland Adventures - £299.99
• 250GB Slim Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect Adventures + Kinect Sports: Season Two - £299.99
• 250GB Slim Console + Kinect Sensor + Kinect Adventures + Mass Effect 3 - £259.94

Shopto has some decent 250GB Slim console bundles at the moment:
Assassin's Creed: Revelations - £179.86
F1 2011 - £174.85
FIFA 12 - £179.86
Mass Effect 3 - £189.95
SSX - £184.85
Street Fighter X Tekken - £189.95
UFC Undisputed 3 - £189.95

It may be worth noting that GAME, Gamestation, Play, TheHut and Zavvi also have console bundles available, but they are generally more expensive than can be found elsewhere.
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.