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Sainsbury's Launches Sale, To Increase New Game Stock

Filling the void?

It shouldn’t be surprising that other retailers are starting to step into the hole in the UK games market created by GAME’s administration.

Sainsbury’s are one such shop to do so it seems, having announced a sale just 24 hours after GAME closed 277 stores.

Starting tomorrow, shoppers will be able to pick up this range of hardware and software at bargain prices:

  • PlayStation 3 console – £164.99 (was £199.99)
  • 3DS console – £124.99 (was £149.99)
  • FIFA 12 – £26.99 (was £44.99)
  • Mario and Sonic at the London Olympics Wii – £20.99 (£34.99)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations – £17.99 (was £29.99)
  • Final Fantasy 13-2 – £14.99 (was £24.99)
  • Just Dance 3 – £14.99 (was £24.99)
  • Mario Kart 7 – £27.99 (was £34.99)
  • Super Mario 3DS Land – £27.99 (was £34.99)
  • Mario and Sonic at the London Olympics 3DS – £27.99 (was £34.99)
  • Black Eyed Peas Experience – £12.99 (was £17.99)

There are arguably some good deals within the selection, perhaps most notably a 3DS console for just £124.99 and Final Fantasy 13-2 for £14.99.

Games manager Gurdeep Hunjan said that the supermarket was also to increase their stock of new games:

“Our breadth of offer is now bigger than ever before and customers can be assured that they can get the most popular games and consoles from us at outstanding value, whilst doing their weekly shop.”

Source: Eurogamer

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30 Comments
  1. TURRICAN-808
    Member
    Since: Jan 2011

    Bargain on the PS3 !

    Comment posted on 27/03/2012 at 19:02.
  2. flatspikes
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    FIFA 12… Shame Vita isn’t mentioned:-(

    Comment posted on 27/03/2012 at 19:04.
  3. bmg_123
    Member
    Since: Feb 2012

    Meh. Pretty sure most things there are on par or more expensive than in other places…

    Comment posted on 27/03/2012 at 19:10.
  4. nofi
    One for all.
    Since: Forever

    Sainsbury’s is NOT good for a decent selection. In the few I’ve seen recently it’s just Mario And Sonic and some dancing games.

    Comment posted on 27/03/2012 at 19:25.
    • Tomhlord
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Apr 2009

      Depends on the store yo!

      Comment posted on 27/03/2012 at 22:49.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        Not really, that’s all i have ever seen in sainsburys. Oh & Fifa. They definitely have Fifa.

        Basically, apart from CoD (which they know sells like hotcakes regardless), their selection tends to be very ‘family friendly’ in the stores i visit.

        Comment posted on 28/03/2012 at 10:11.
      • MICKY17
        Member
        Since: Dec 2008

        I can’t vouch for all Sainsburys stores but the one I work in has plenty of games for all consoles available. It has the usual Top 10 games like FIFA, COD, BF3 etc but also plenty of others like Motorstorm Apocalypse, RE: Raccon City and Batman AC. Must be different store by store.

        Comment posted on 28/03/2012 at 13:03.
  5. Taylor Made
    Member
    Since: Oct 2011

    fifa 12 for £26 am sold, time to put pro to rest for this seasson

    Comment posted on 27/03/2012 at 19:29.
  6. spooner_22
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    WOW! Black Eyed Peas experience for £12.99!………

    Comment posted on 27/03/2012 at 19:33.
    • Sympozium
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Amazing,going to Sainsbury now.

      *minutes later*

      Aw cock, its outside the city.

      Comment posted on 27/03/2012 at 19:36.
    • yiddo
      Member
      Since: Jun 2010

      I’m gonna, i’m gonna buy right now, i’m gonna, im gonna BUYYYYYY…..RIIIIIIIGHTTTTTT……NOWWWWWWWWW.

      Comment posted on 29/03/2012 at 00:43.
  7. Sympozium
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Only the 3DS, PS3 and FFXIII-2 interest me I guess, though no money X_X, curses Vita and lack of Armoured COre V in possession.

    Comment posted on 27/03/2012 at 19:37.
  8. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    Cheap PS3, I know someone who is after one so cheers for the heads up TSA

    Comment posted on 27/03/2012 at 19:44.
  9. stage1
    Member
    Since: Feb 2012

    Very good price for the PS3

    Comment posted on 27/03/2012 at 19:55.
  10. Origami Killer
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Still a shocking price for FIFA 12. I remember I got FIFA 11 for sub £20 by now last year. For some reason this years FIFA wont budge its price as quickly.

    Comment posted on 27/03/2012 at 20:12.
    • samiro05
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      That really does bug me. I got fifa 10 for £20 a month after release, the next one was also a day one bargain of £27 but fifa 12 gets little to no wiggle room. I wanted the ultimate edition but saw that it was best to call this the first year of no fifa for me as my house mate got it instead so just played that. Great price for final fantasy, tis the first game I’ve bought since summer and it is fantastic! Shame they aren’t selling psv for a crazy price

      Comment posted on 27/03/2012 at 22:22.
      • Origami Killer
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        Same with FIFA 10 too. This is the only year when I haven’t got it too. But Ive played plenty of it over friends houses. Never understood the combat system in FF so ill have to skip the good price.

        Comment posted on 27/03/2012 at 22:34.
    • Tomhlord
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Apr 2009

      Simples. People keep buying it.

      Comment posted on 27/03/2012 at 22:50.

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