Cyber Monday has well and truly kicked off and UK retailer GAME has some great offers online. Unfortunately, the Wii U bundle deals have finished, but from 3 until 4pm the store has various Just Dance 2014 deals, so if you’re ready to pick up the groove and want to burn off those extra seasonal calories, now’s your chance. You can pick up the Wii U version for £17.99 and the Wii version for £14.99.
GAME is also offering some tantalising deals on Nintendo 3DS XL hardware bundles. The deal goes live at 7pm, so we’ll keep you updated for exactly what bundles you can get your hands on. Remember that all GAME’s deals are flash sales and are only available for one hour – so be sure to be quick!
Elsewhere for Cyber Monday, Amazon UK are selling Nintendo 3DS’ in white, black and pink for £169.99 with three games. Included games are Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (black), Starfox 64 3D (white) and Street Fighter IV (white). If you spot any other UK or European deals be sure to let us know in the comments below.
Popular UK retailer GAME has reduced the pricing of the new Wii U 32GB Premium console which comes with New Super Mario Bros U, New Super Luigi U, and Wii Sports Club to £219.99. The console is supposed to retail for £249.99 and that doesn’t usually include the additional Wii Sports Club. Whether other retailers will try and match the price, remains to be seen. Still, if you’re from the United Kingdom and haven’t purchased a Wii U then this is clearly a fantastic deal.
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UK specialist gaming retailer GAME has revealed on Twitter that those of you who wish to pre-order the upcoming Super Mario 3D World for Wii U will be eligible to receive a special Cat Mario game sleeve case as well as a free Super Mario 3D World keyring. GAME is selling Super Mario 3D World for £45 which is £5 more than Amazon. Will you be pre-ordering to get hold of the special Mario sleeve case and keyring?
Popular UK retailer GAME is offering a unique bonus for gamers who preorder Professor Layton and The Azran Legacy for Nintendo 3DS. The above pictured Professor Layton wallet comes free with the preorder of the new game. The latest Professor Layton adventure will retail at £34.99, but we will have to wait and see if GAME and other companies actually stick to the November 8th street date. Will you be preordering the newest Professor Layton title with GAME? Let us know in the comments.
Kallum, a reader of the blog, has emailed to say that he has been informed by GAME via email that the company is temporarily removing The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds GAME exclusive collectors edition due to a fault with the download code for the pre-order bonus code for The Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening. GAME customer service say that they are looking into the issue and hope to have the collectors edition available for pre-order as soon as possible.
Thank you for your email.
Unfortunately we have had to temporarily remove The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds GAME Exclusive Collectors Edition due to a fault with the download code for the Pre Order bonus code for The Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening.
We are looking into this issue and will hopefully have this available for purchase as soon as possible.
I apologise for any disappointment this may cause.
Thank you for your patience with this matter.
Nintendo has given us a better look at the marvellous Zelda themed mini treasure box that comes with collectors edition pre-orders of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds at GAME. This little musical box not only plays a little tune once opened, but it can also hold Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS cartridges. The Treasure Box comes as part of a collectors edition for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds in Europe and costs £49.99.
UK retailer GAME has finally confirmed it will be stocking an exclusive Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds collectors edition. The contents include The Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds boxed copy, Link’s Awakening digital download code, Zelda musical cartridge chest and an A0 glossy exclusive artwork poster. The retailer has noted that once you place your preorder for the Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Collector’s Edition you will be sent your download code for The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX, as such, once the order is confirmed and you have received your eShop code, you will be unable to cancel your preorder for this item. The collectors edition retails for £49.99.
Major UK video games retailer GAME have spoken out against what they call the “frequent” broken street dates that have occurred with recent releases, none more prevalent than Pokemon X & Y. GAME was forced to sell the title early after multiple other retailers had breached the street date of Saturday, October 12th, and began selling X & Y on Friday the 11th. Breaking street dates seems to be a more common occurrence than ever, with Amazon even shipping out GTA 5 early. GAME category director Charlotte Knight had these choice words about the issue:
“We take compliance with all industry standards and regulations very seriously. It was extremely disappointing to see a number of competitors break street date over Thursday and Friday on Nintendo products across both online and store environments. We are seeing street date breaches occur on a frequent basis and this undermines the work which goes in to creating exceptional launches.”
UK retailer GAME has revealed that the pre-order bonus for those who order The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for the Nintendo 3DS is a special musical chest. Nintendo Europe posted a short Vine video on Twitter showing Zelda producer showing the delightful musical chest to Nintendo president Satoru Iwata. GAME has the Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds priced up at £34.99.
Many UK retailers, including GAME, have been ignoring the Pokemon X & Y release date of October 12th, selling it today, a full day early. GAME has apparently even sent out text messages to customers telling them their copy of X & Y is ready to sell. This news comes right as Nintendo has announced that breakers of the release date will be penalized, after some stores in Brazil were found guilty of the same practice.
For those stores, Nintendo has decided to hold future shipments of new games until after their release date. Only time will tell if they plan on issuing the same fate to UK retailers. With the sheer size of revenue that GAME produces, something tells us their penalty won’t be quite as harsh. Pokemon X & Y launches along with the new Nintendo 2DS console.