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Saints Row IV – the game Australia banned (then un-banned and censored) – released on Tuesday this week at $59.99 for the Xbox 360 and PS3 or $49.99 on PC. Don’t be a pushover and buy at full price though. Two excellent deals have emerged for Saints Row IV. The Steam-activated PC download version starts out at $49.99, but GMG’s 20% off coupon code drops the price to $40. For Xbox 360 and PS3 console gamers, GameStop has two coupons that drop the price from $59.99 to $44.99 – a full $15 savings plus free shipping!
There’s a similar story for Splinter Cell: Blacklist and The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. Both games were released this week, and both of the console versions can take advantage of the dual coupon savings GameStop offers, dropping from $59.99 to $44.99. However, the PC versions get a little more complicated. Blacklist qualifies for a 20% coupon savings at GameFly, but since the PC version is sold at $59.99 (vs. most PC digital games these days at $49.99), the coupon only marks it down to $47.99. While this is a scant $3 more than the console versions, it’s rare for the PC version to be a higher price. Unfortunately, there’s no straight up discount on the PC version of The Bureau, but you can still grab a $12 credit or $8 cash back bonus at GMG. The cash back option will refund your money in 2-3 days and would effectively make the game a 14% discount at $43.
On Sunday this week, Disney jumped into the figurine-meets-video-game market with its release of Disney Infinity on the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS. The Starter Pack includes the base game and 3 physical figurines, upping the price to a hefty $74.99. However, you won’t have to pay that much thanks to the big coupon combo mentioned above, which lowers the price to $59.99, free shipping – more in line with what you’d expect to pay for a popular console game during its release week.
Hot Deals on This Week’s Releases
Last Tuesday’s release: Saints Row IV (PC Download) — $40 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. Next best is $50 at GameFly. Console versions at $44.99 at GameStop after a $15 coupon.
Tuesday’s release: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (Xbox 360, PS3) — $44.99 at GameStop after coupon. List is $60. The PC version is a bit cheaper at $49.99 and comes with a $12 credit or $8 cash back offer at Green Man Gaming. No straight up discounts for PC.
Tuesday’s release: Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist (Xbox 360, PS3) — $44.99 at GameStop after coupon. List is $60. Strangely, the console versions are cheaper than the PC. The best offer online for the Uplay-activated PC download is at GameFly for $47.99 after coupon (elsewhere $59.99).
Released Today: Skullgirls (PC Download) — $11.25 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $15. About as hot as a 2D fighting game can get.
Disney Infinity Starter Pack (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Nintendo 3DS) — $59.99 at GameStop after coupon.
Batman Arkham Origins + Batman GOTY Packs — $46.87 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $62.
Origin GamesCom 2013 Sale — up to 70% off at the Origin Store. A total of 152 PC games and DLCs are discounted.
Aug. 27: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Digital Collector’s Edition (PC Download) — $37.50 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $50.
Aug. 27: Castlevania: Lord of the Shadows Ultimate Edition (PC Download) — $20.25 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $30. Second installment will be available on console in early 2014.
Aug. 29: Guardians of Middle Earth (PC Download) — $16 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $20.
Sep. 10: Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs (PC Download) — $12.79 at GameFly after coupon. List is $20.
PC download deals
SimCity (PC Download) — $29.99 at Origin. Next best is $40 at Amazon. Near lowest price for SimCity (only a few bucks cheaper before). Rarely on sale for under $40 these days.
Payday 2 (PC Download) — $23.99 at GameFly after coupon. List is $30. Just released to great fanfare and well-received by critics. Co-op FPS lets you rob banks with friends.
Don’t Starve (PC Download) — $6.72 at Green Man Gaming after coupon. List is $12. Indie open world survival game is at its lowest ever price. Thus far solid reviews from critics and gamers. Metascore of 79/100.
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition (PC Download) — $4.99 at GOG.com. Normally $20. Also available from GOG is The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director’s Cut for $2.49 (normally $10).
PlayStation Vita 3G / WiFi with 8GB Memory Card — $199.99 at Best Buy. Next best is $250 at Amazon. It was big news this week when Sony announced the basic PS Vita WiFi price drop from $250 to $200… but earlier this week Best Buy already had the superior 3G/WiFi model down to $200. Deal will last through Saturday.
Dell Inspiron 17R Special Edition Core i7-3630QM, 1080p, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, GeForce GT 650M 2GB — $729.99 at Dell Home after coupon. List is $1,120.
OCZ Agility 3 SSD 2.5″ 480GB AGT3-25SAT3-480G — $259.99 at TigerDirect after rebate. Next best is $270 at Mac Mall. Good price for the size of the SSD.
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