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Supermarkets go to war over MW2 pricing

Monday, 9th November 2009 10:12 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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In case you haven’t noticed, Modern Warfare 2 launches tonight from midnight. And already the supermarkets are at war with each other because of it.

Sainsburys has confirmed that they will dramatically slash the price of the game for the Xbox 360 and PS3 from the RRP of £55, all the way down to £26, while Asda will sell the game for £32 and Tesco will sell it for £25, but only when bought with any other chart title.

Back in October, the supermarkets went at it with FIFA 10.

If you’re boycotting the game in the UK for the price alone, you no longer have an excuse. Get to it, Radiohead.

Thanks, Gamerzines.

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  1. Gekidami

    Isnt loss leader awesome? I mean, you know; Not for smaller shops but for everyone else.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Roybott

    Hmmm starting to wish I hadn’t preordered now :(

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Blerk

    I’m starting to think I might nip over to Sainsburys and get one. The trade-in’s going to be more than £26, right? :-D

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    Well for the CE and Prestige you pretty much had to preorder to secure a copy. But its clear that you should never reserve standard editions. They’ll aways be a shop somewhere selling it, no risk you’ll miss out on the game.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Len

    I was defo gonna get the pc version…at some point. But at 26squid I’m sorely tempted to lounge on my sofa and play… :)

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Shyvah

    Go on Len, do it! :)

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Detale

    Might have to take a detour on the way to work tomorrow then, wasn’t going to bother but at 25 quid it’d be stupid not to.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Len

    Lol Shyvah, I know your underhand motives! ;)

    /Legs it down Sainsbury’s…

    #8 5 years ago
  9. jnms

    The “bought with any other chart title” – does this apply to all the supermarkets or Tesco only?

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Johnny Cullen

    jnms – Only Tesco.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. jnms

    Ok – looks like it’s worth taking a trip to Sainsbury’s then. :)

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Detale

    /wonders how many Nectar points he has saved up.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. The Hindle

    Gonna have to get down soon to sainsburys, anyone know if they have broken the street date?

    #13 5 years ago
  14. G1GAHURTZ

    They’re advertising it as from 12:00 tonight, so I doubt that they will.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. DiodeX

    I think Sainsburys is a one day only offer as well!
    my local one isn’t 247 so I’ll be out the house early :(

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Len

    That price till the 15th at Sainsbury’s apparently.

    No need to get up early now DiodeX… :)

    #16 5 years ago
  17. SunKing

    I suppose this means that the fuss over SRP is now rendered moot. It even means I’ll be picking the game up at launch, which is unusual for me.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. DiodeX

    @ Len, I still will though! they may sell out ;)

    #18 5 years ago
  19. OlderGamer

    I sure would like our local food chains to jump into the games bizz. They seem to be nearly giving this one away. Lucky bastages you all are.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. G1GAHURTZ

    Update:

    http://www.mcvuk.com/news/36405/Modern-Warfare-2-price-roundup

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Len

    Get behind me in the queue then DiodeX… ;)

    #21 5 years ago