Gears of War 3 - price roundup

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Gears of War 3 - price roundup

Where’s the cheapest place to buy Microsoft’s new shooter this morning? MCV rounds up all the deals:

HIGH STREET

Morrisons: £37.99. Also available for £25 when purchased with a £17.49 Xbox Live Points Card, making the total £42.49.

Tesco: £39.90. Also available for £28 when purchased with a £18.99 Xbox Live Points Card, making the total £46.99.

Sainsbury’s: £39.99. Also available for £33 when purchased with one of a selection of Xbox Live membership or points cards.

Asda: £39.97

Best Buy: £32.99

GAME: £39.99. Also available for £4.99 when one of either Dead Island, Driver: San Francisco or Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is traded-in.

Gamestation: £39.99. Customers who trade-in two titles will get an additional £10 off the game in addition to the trade-in value.

Blockbuster: £39.99

HMV: £36.99. Also available for £1.99 when Dead Island is traded in.

ONLINE

Best Buy: £32.99
GAME: £39.99
Gamestation: £39.99
Play.com: £39.99
Amazon: £37.99
GameStop.co.uk: £38.97
ShopTo: £39.89
Zavvi: £37.85
HMV: £37.99

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9 comments

Where’s the cheapest place to buy Microsoft’s new shooter this morning?
Certainly not from the official distributors !

Michael Pearce

Michael Pearce INDUSTRY
Sep 20th 2011 at 11:30AM

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Every Title between Now & Xmas will be cheaper on the High Street than Distribution - Distribution Knows It - The Publishers Know it - And guess what Indies know it as well Gears of War 3 £38.79 incl VAt @ Distribution

Simon Gough

Simon Gough INDUSTRY
Sep 20th 2011 at 1:26PM

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I don't think they really care about indies anymore its quite evident after this year.

Michael Pearce

Michael Pearce INDUSTRY
Sep 20th 2011 at 1:40PM

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Ok so trade price not great but spread the trade cost between the 3 SKU's available (standard, Steelbook, Limited) and you make a pretty normal new release margin. also what about all the great trade ins you will receive for Gears 3?

Gordon Crawford

Gordon Crawford INDUSTRY
Sep 20th 2011 at 3:42PM

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I get what your saying but after such a shocking year what is needed is good old fashioned cash, not more shelf fillers, and yes mixing the 3 SKU's your making a little if your selling decent quantities of stock.
I don't know about customer in your area but consumers are wise to the day one dealings of the high street, and are quite prepared to wait and see who offers the best price / extra content and hell even wait a couple of weeks until everyones giving new titles away !

Michael Pearce

Michael Pearce INDUSTRY
Sep 20th 2011 at 4:34PM

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I've since cancelled all the preorders I previously
had because every major title will cost between
£10 to £15 less from a supermarket.

In an ideal world I'd like to support the dedicated
game shops but paying £10 to £15 more for the
same product is ridiculous.

Most consumers want to pay what they think some-
thing is worth and get good value. Consumers in
general, including myself are not that interested in the
war of words between the shops and distribution.

Stuart Rick

Stuart Rick STUDENT
Sep 20th 2011 at 4:56PM

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The supermarkets are only doing these offers because
they're aware the gaming public feels that £40 for a new
release which isn't that far from the truth. And they and
they want more customers coming into their store rather
than into their competitors store.

Stuart Rick

Stuart Rick STUDENT
Sep 20th 2011 at 5:02PM

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Apologies for the multiple mistakes in my above
post. I don't seem to be able or allowed to edit the post.

Stuart Rick

Stuart Rick STUDENT
Sep 20th 2011 at 5:16PM

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I have not purchased from the main two disties for over 8 months now, and found you can get better deals elsewhere you just got to look for them. and if you work it right you will still make money,
also as mentioned New games come out but within 2-4 weeks they plumit in price why ?
is it they are not that good or People buy them in the first week of release ??
but there will be two games that will hold there price from Oct & Nov to Easter Fifa & COD
why Because that is all that really sells all the rest fight for survival, so Gears opf war 3 out today and guess what is out next Friday Fifa 12 so Gears will be dropped by the gamers and watch the price fall and the trade ins will start, Then November hits and 90% of Gamers will be on COD.
what an industry to be in

Shame the Disties dont really support the smaller shops
Matt

Matthew Boyce

Matthew Boyce INDUSTRY
Sep 20th 2011 at 10:01PM

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