UPDATE: Our commenters have informed us that SEGA’s non-Games For Windows retail PC games usually support Steam, so this one likely will too. We’ll let you know when we get confirmation.
UK retailers Amazon and Zavvi have revealed the box artwork for the Europe exclusive retail PC version of Sonic Generations, which, as you can see, is the same as the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. The box art confirms that the retail version will not be a Games For Windows title, meaning players won’t be able to unlock achievements through Windows Live and likely won’t be able to obtain any possible DLC. Achievements have already been confirmed for the Steam download version.
On the plus side, Zavvi.com has the retail PC version priced at just £14.85 at the time of this article’s publication. Bargain!
Sources: Amazon UK and Zavvi.com
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UPDATE: HMV has now raised the price of the PS3 & Xbox 360 versions back up from £29.99 to £39.99. All orders places at the £29.99 price should remain at the cheaper price. The Game Collection is now the cheapest price for the PS3 & Xbox 360 versions at £31.99./UPDATE END
Live in the UK and fancy yourself a copy of Sonic Generations at a low price? Well, you’ll be pleased to know that some online retailers out there are already offering big discounts on pre-orders. The Game Collection has the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions available for pre-order at just £31.99; an £8 saving. An even bigger discount on the portable edition can be found at Send It, where the Nintendo 3DS version is available to pre-order now for just £27.89; a saving of £12.10.
Here are the current offers available in order of the cheapest:
PS3 & Xbox 360:
The Game Collection: £31.99 (PS3/Xbox 360)
Game Seek: £32.97 (PS3/Xbox 360)
GAME: £32.99 (PS3/Xbox 360)
Gamestation: £32.99 (PS3/Xbox 360)
Amazon: £32.99 (PS3/Xbox 360)
Play: £32.99 (PS3/Xbox 360)
DVD: £34.99 (PS3/Xbox 360)
Base: £34.99 (PS3/Xbox 360)
ShopTo: £36.85 (PS3/Xbox 360)
365 Games: £37.49 (PS3/Xbox 360)
Send It: £37.89 (PS3/Xbox 360)
Gameplay: £37.99 (PS3/Xbox 360)
The Hut: £39.85 (PS3/Xbox 360)
Zavvi: £39.85 (PS3/Xbox 360)
ASDA: £39.91 (PS3/Xbox 360)
WH Smith: £39.93 (PS3/Xbox 360)
Woolworths: £39.97 (PS3/Xbox 360)
Best Buy: £39.97 (PS3/Xbox 360)
HMV: £39.99 (PS3/Xbox 360)
Tesco: £43.97 (PS3/Xbox 360)
Send It: £27.89
The Hut: £29.85
WH Smith: £29.93
Best Buy: £29.97
Have you pre-ordered a copy of the game yet? Found any cheaper offers? Let us know in the comments.
UPDATE: It turns out MANY UK retailers are listing both the Wii and DS versions at very cheap prices, we can now assume this isnt a pricing error. We’ve edited the original story below to reflect this update. /UPDATE END
Many UK retailer sites are listing very crazy cheap prices for the DS and non-wheel bundle Wii version of Sonic & SEGA All Stars Racing. As of the time of this article’s publication retailers are listing both versions anywhere between £17.73 and £17.99. This could be a pricing error as the Wii version was originally listed at around £29.99 and DS at around £22.99 but its hard to believe all of these retailers would list the same error. As usual alot of the sites offer Free Delivery too to put the icing on this bargain cake. If you want the PC version cheap, HMV and Gameplay have got you covered at £12.99.
I for one have cancelled my £22.95 DS pre-order with Zavvi and re-ordered at the cheaper price, I’ll let you know if anything changes but if you want the game cheap now would be a good time to jump in and place an order.
Here is a list of all retailers selling the game at crazy prices –
Wii – £17.91
Wii – £17.95
DS – £17.95
Wii – £17.73
DS – £17.73
Wii – £17.97
DS – £17.97
Wii – £17.93
DS – £17.93
Wii – £17.99
DS – £17.99
DS – £17.73
If you never got round to picking up the Bioware developed DS RPG title Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood then now is a good time for your wallet. Supermarket chain Sainsburys are currently selling Sonic Chronicles for just £10, saving you a whopping £19.99.
Fellow SEGA fans might also want to keep an eye out for another sweet offer in the bargain bins at Sainsburys, Samba De Amigo on Wii for just £10.
Sonic fans might also be interested in Sonic’s cameo in the game where he gets his groove thang on.
Got to love some good bargains!
Xbox Live’s very own Major Nelson has confirmed via his blog that Mega Drive classic Sonic & Knuckles will definitely be arriving on Xbox Live Arcade this Wednesday 9th September for the cheap price of 400 Microsoft Points just like Sonic 1, 2 and 3 despite the extra functionality of linking up with those 3 titles if you have them.
Bargain, how could you possibly say no?
If you point hunters haven’t seen the achievements for this game yet you can check them out here.
UK Mario and Sonic fans are in luck as Argos are currently giving 20% off of pre-orders of certain video games with the promotional code GAME20 that expires 24/07/09. Both Wii & DS versions of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games are in the offer so be quick like the spikey blue one and get in there now. WARNING to everyone though that money is taken on order and not on despatch.
Here are the prices before and after the 20% is discounted:
Mario & Sonic: The Olympic Winter Games DS £24.99 £19.99
Mario & Sonic: The Olympic Winter Games Wii £32.99 £26.39
Source: Hot UK Deals
UK retailer Gamestation have slashed the price of SEGA and Bioware Nintendo DS RPG game Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood in half to £14.67 with the VAT reduction knocked off. This is likely to be be part of their Christmas Advent sale they’ve been running this month where a new game gets reduced to half price every day up until Christmas.
I don’t know when the offer ends but it’s likely to be Christmas Eve. If you were holding back on picking this game up because of the price (ya cheapniks) then now is a good time to go get it. The half-price deal is in-store and online.
You can find out more about Sonic Chronicles at the game’s official interactivewebsite.
Discuss over at the SSMB topic.