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HMV Selling Hitman: Sniper Challenge PS3 For £2

Cheap as chips.

I was under the impression that Hitman: Sniper Challenge was a nice pre-order bonus for Hitman Absolution. It’s a neat little meta-game featuring just a single level and mission, but almost endless high-score potential.

HMV Picadilly Circus seem to think it’s a stand alone game and are flogging it for just £2, a bit of a bargain by anyone’s books.

A quick Google reveals just one other online retailer is also selling the game separately, for £9.99 but have the item marked ‘out of stock’.

Literally as cheap as chips.

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28 Comments
  1. Jakster123x
    Member
    Since: Aug 2011

    Saw that, bit weird. I’d be tempted to pick it up

    Comment posted on 16/05/2012 at 14:55.
    • duke
      Member
      Since: Apr 2011

      The Sniper Challenge DLC is included in the price if you pre-order from ShopTo.net. Plus it’s cheaper there than at Amazon or HMV at only £36.95.

      From my experience pre-ordering from ShopTo, game ALWAYS come delivered the day before release. Since my oppo told me about ShopTo I’ve only made my game purchases from them. Plus they run a rewards scheme. Delivery is also Free First Class.

      Comment posted on 17/05/2012 at 05:19.
  2. Jag
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    Preorder from Amazon, they send you the code in a couple of mins, then cancel your order :)

    Comment posted on 16/05/2012 at 14:59.
    • LTG Davey
      andUandU
      Since: Aug 2008

      Sneaky :) Given I am ordering mine from Blockbusters instore I may need to resort to this tactic.

      Comment posted on 16/05/2012 at 15:07.
    • SpikeyMikey23
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      cheers for the tip, just pre-ordered, took 2 mins, now cancelled!

      Comment posted on 16/05/2012 at 15:07.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      You are a very naughty young man. See me after school.

      Comment posted on 16/05/2012 at 15:58.
      • Plambey
        Member
        Since: Nov 2009

        story with this? just preordered there, got my autoconfirmation email, does another email come through shortly after? bold i know…

        Comment posted on 16/05/2012 at 16:02.
      • Plambey
        Member
        Since: Nov 2009

        just did it there, i can confirm it works, sniper missions downloading now, nice one!

        Comment posted on 16/05/2012 at 16:11.
      • Jag
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        But Sir!
        I actually didn’t cancel my preorder but the option was there so I thought I’d save everyone £2!
        So… do I get a Merit badge instead??

        Comment posted on 16/05/2012 at 20:33.
    • Bankzy108
      Member
      Since: Sep 2009

      Just done this, nice one – downloading now. Cheers =]

      Comment posted on 16/05/2012 at 16:37.
  3. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    i’d probably give it a try for a couple of quid.

    Comment posted on 16/05/2012 at 15:06.
    • jikomanzoku
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      Same here, was about to go to town anyway so I’ll update as to whether Northampton humvvv has it when back.

      Comment posted on 16/05/2012 at 15:20.
      • jikomanzoku
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        They are, which is odd as the challenges official site states clearly that it is only available as a “thank you to the fans” not as a purchasable product. Didn’t ask at the counter though (fat queue), so not sure whether the 2 quid constitutes a preorder deposit or if it is purely for the challenge.

        Comment posted on 16/05/2012 at 18:06.
      • hazelam
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        my guess it was intended as a preorder thing, but either by mistake or deliberately they chose to sell it.
        hmv do these sampler dvds that have the first eps of a few show, they’re supposed to be given away when you buy any of the series featured, but they tend to sell them for a couple of quid a swell.
        this may be like what they’re doing here.

        Comment posted on 16/05/2012 at 19:36.
  4. ABlokeCalledDaz
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Thanks for the Amazon tip, HMV have fixed the price now.

    Comment posted on 16/05/2012 at 15:25.
    • ABlokeCalledDaz
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      *Not HMV – The Propel Gamer link, sorry.

      Comment posted on 16/05/2012 at 15:34.
      • Tuffcub
        On the naughty step.
        Since: Dec 2008

        Propel still showing £9.99 for me?

        Comment posted on 16/05/2012 at 15:57.
  5. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    Perhaps nobody pre-ordered with that store and they just want to shift them. Funny though, free with cancelled pre-orders but not with actual purchases!

    Comment posted on 16/05/2012 at 15:39.
  6. An-dz
    Member
    Since: Oct 2010

    ohhh, thats sly, im suprised they havnt closed the loop on that, like a “no refunds” polocy once the e-mail has been sent or something.

    Comment posted on 16/05/2012 at 15:41.
    • ABlokeCalledDaz
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      They can’t it’s a pre-order and the DSR permits refunds of the title, they can’t get around that. They’ll probably close the loop and the code will be emailed out in 2 weeks. In which case 2 quid from HMV isn’t to bad an offer.

      Comment posted on 16/05/2012 at 15:59.
  7. ABlokeCalledDaz
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Has anyone got an Amazon code working yet, you have to redeem it at hitmansniper.com but I can’t get it….

    Comment posted on 16/05/2012 at 15:58.
    • mypetfrog
      Member
      Since: Feb 2012

      Yup, just done it right now, ordered PS3 version, got code emailed straight away, went to hitmansniper.com registered and entered code… got the PSN code and its downloading just now :) Sweet!

      Comment posted on 16/05/2012 at 16:05.
      • mypetfrog
        Member
        Since: Feb 2012

        And then cancelled order with Amazon. Double sweet.

        Comment posted on 16/05/2012 at 16:06.
      • ABlokeCalledDaz
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        Yes, got mine about 5 mins after you replied, it didn’t like me using Chrome, Firefox was fine though, didn’t try IE.

        Comment posted on 16/05/2012 at 23:39.
  8. Tomhlord
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Apr 2009

    In the past I’ve seen these HMV £1/£2 barcodes applying for the “Extended Game Warranty Cover thingy” and not the game itself

    Comment posted on 16/05/2012 at 16:33.
  9. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    not really relevant, but my local HMV was selling the alien anthology on Bluray for a tenner.
    bit of a bargain if you ask me, and timely with Prometheus a few weeks away.

    just thought i’d let people know while we’re on the subject of HMV.

    i didn’t see the Hitman thing though, though i only had a quick look at the games section.

    Comment posted on 16/05/2012 at 19:41.
  10. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    I was planning on pre-ordering and cancelling, just haven’t got round to it yet.

    Comment posted on 16/05/2012 at 20:37.

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