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Gamers have plenty of bargains to choose from at the January sales, with Christmas number one FIFA ’07 going for under £20 at Amazon and £14.99 at Play.com on PS2. The High Street is also getting in on the act, with PS2 FIFA ’07 selling for under £25 at major retailers including GAME, Gamestation, HMV, Woolworths and Tesco.

And online even current Xbox 360 chart titles are included in the price bonanza, with Play.com offering Pro Evolution Soccer 6, WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2007, Dead Rising and Saints Row all for £24.99, while next-gen FIFA ’07 and Need for Speed: Carbon are on sale for £27.99.

Amazon’s headline deals include Canis Canem Edit on PS2 for a bargain basement £14.99, GTA: Vice City Stories on PSP at £19.99 and The Sims 2: Pets on PS2 for £17.97, while its Xbox 360 range includes Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Double Agent for £25.97 and PES 6 for £24.99.

Leading specialist GAME is also shifting next-gen games at under £30, with Need for Speed: Carbon and Splinter Cell: Double Agent on Xbox 360 at £26.98 and £25.98 respectively. The retailer has a 'two games for £30' promotion running on DS and PSP titles, and also has releases like Brian Lara International Cricket and True Crime: New York City on PS2 for £4.98.

Supermarket giant Tesco is currently promoting a two for £25 deal on a wide range of PS2 games, while catalogue PS2 releases like Goldeneye: Rogue Agent, Wipeout Fusion and Area 51 are all going for under a fiver.

And Woolworths is starting to shift its old stock for staggeringly low prices too, with PS2 title Area 51 on sale for £4.73, Black available at £7.47 and Burnout Revenge on the shelves at £7.47.

HITTING ROCK BOTTOM:
Some of the hottest deals

GAME:
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (Xbox 360) £28.98
TOM CLANCY’S SPLINTER CELL: DOUBLE AGENT (Xbox 360) £25.98
FIFA ’07 (PS2) £22.98
KING KONG (PS2) £9.98
TRUE CRIME; NEW YORK CITY (PS2) £4.98

GAMESTATION:
PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 6 (Xbox 360) £24.98
THE SIMS 2: PETS (PS2) £22.98
TONY HAWK’S PROJECT 8 (Xbox 360) £29.98
JUST CAUSE (Xbox) £12.98
TONY HAWK’S DOWNHILL JAM (DS) £19.98

AMAZON.CO.UK:
TOM CLANCY’S SPLINTER CELL: DOUBLE AGENT (Xbox 360) £25.97
PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 6 (Xbox 360) £24.99
GRAND THEFT AUTO: VICE CITY STORIES (PSP) £19.97
FIFA ’07 (PS2) £17.97
CANIS CANEM EDIT (PS2) £14.99

PLAY.COM:
WWE SMACKDOWN VS RAW 2007 (Xbox 360) £24.99
GRAND THEFT AUTO: VICE CITY STORIES (PSP) £19.99
FIFA ’07 (PS2) £14.99
CANIS CANEM EDIT (PS2) £14.99
PRINCE OF PERSIA TRILOGY (PS2) £11.99

TESCO:
TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 2007 (Xbox 360) £29.97
TETRIS DS (DS) £9.97
RIDGE RACER (DS) £8.97
AREA 51 (PS2) £4.97
GOLDENEYE: ROGUE AGENT (PS2) £4.97

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