Tag Archives: asda
Fri, May 03, 2013 | 11:34 BST
Amazon has followed ASDA’s lead and has trimmed the cost of Nintendo’s 8GB Wii U model down to £149 on the nose. Both retailers have now cut the cost of Nintendo’s rig by £100 apiece.
Thu, May 02, 2013 | 09:55 BST
Wii U consoles have been discounted once again at UK supermarket chain ASDA, in a presumed attempt to reverse slow sales figures.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 | 15:11 BST
PlayStation 4 pre-orders are now being accepted at UK supermarket chain ASDA. Gamers can place orders via a £20 deposit in store or on the site now.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 | 09:14 GMT
UK supermarket chain ASDA is rumoured to be in talks with HMV administrators Deloitte to put in a bid for the troubled games, music and movies retailer.
Mon, Mar 04, 2013 | 14:38 GMT
Wii U premium and standard consoles have been reduced at UK retailer ASDA, which has knocked £50 off the asking price. Will the discount be enough to see you buy one?
Wed, May 23, 2012 | 07:36 BST
Nintendo’s holding distribution events in the UK where owners of Mario Tennis Open are able to get Black Yoshi as a playable character for the 3DS title as Asda. The events are happening at various points throughout the UK, and you can get the full list at ONM. The events happen on Friday and Saturday.
Thu, Mar 08, 2012 | 11:09 GMT
UK supermarket Asda’s announced it’s to hold midnight launches tonight for the UK launch of Mass Effect 3. Customers can pick it up without anything added on for £37.94, regardless of platform. So far, no other supermarket has declared interest in its own midnight launch for the game.
For those not wishing to queue, it’s out on general release for PS3, 360 and PC tomorrow.
Fri, Feb 24, 2012 | 10:35 GMT
UK supermarket Asda will take £100 for a 3DS when purchasing a Vita, meaning you can walk away from the store with a Vita for £97 when you hand over your Nintendo handheld.
Mon, Sep 13, 2010 | 19:31 BST
After ten years working on the IP, Bungie says farewell to Halo with the launch of its final game, Halo: Reach, at midnight tonight.
Want to know about the openings? Planing on getting it with a fresh loaf down at the supermarket in the morning? We’ve got you covered.
Thu, Jun 24, 2010 | 18:24 BST
Retailers are suggesting 3DS will be released in February, with a price tag of around £200.
Wed, May 26, 2010 | 15:03 BST
Mon, Nov 09, 2009 | 10:51 GMT
ASDA’s claimed on its blog that 600,000 UK punters have pre-ordered Modern Warfare 2 ahead of the game’s launch tomorrow.
Not quite sure what the number relates to – global, UK, whatever – but we’re checking now.
Update: It’s a UK-wide figure.
Wed, Oct 28, 2009 | 08:23 GMT
UK supermarket chain ASDA’s admitted to selling games below cost price in order to offer “value”.
The news comes after indie retailer Chips accused the larger UK chains of “bully boy pricing” tactics.
“It might surprise [Chips] and others, but we aren’t making any money on FIFA 10 because the price we have had to pay to the supplier is more than we are charging our customers,” an ASDA rep told GI.
“I am sure the other supermarkets are in a similar boat, so to criticise them as ‘bully boys’ doesn’t make sense to me – how can you be a bully if you are selling something for less than you buy it at?”
More through the link.
Fri, Oct 02, 2009 | 17:26 BST
Independent UK retailers are hopping mad at supermarket stores like Tesco and Asda, which are running specials on FIFA 10 for half its recommended retail price.
So mad, that an outcry for legislation to prevent the below cost selling is being shouted.
“It’s bully boy pricing really,” Chips MD Don McCabe told GI.biz. “Other countries have laws against this selling at a loss for very good reason.
“Once they’ve got the whole market they’ll expand their profits, reduce the choice and screw the suppliers,” said McCabe. The only thing that can be done is what other countries have, which is to recognize the insidious march of the supermarkets model is detrimental to the consumer ultimately.”
There’s more of back and forth there through the link. You should go have a read.
Fri, Oct 02, 2009 | 13:22 BST
FIFA 10 is out today in case you haven’t noticed. If you haven’t bought it yet, chances are you need to check your local Tesco.
According to MCV, the UK supermarkets are dropping the game down to either just below or over £25.
Tesco is doing it for £24.97, Morrisons are selling it for £24.99, ASDA for £26.99 and Sainsburys for £37.
Word to the wise: buy it. It’s really good.
It’s out on PS3, 360, Wii, DS, PS2, PSP and PC.
Tue, Aug 18, 2009 | 13:53 BST
ASDA’s confirmed that it’s dropped the price of the 80GB Playstation 3 in the UK down to £249.
The supermarket chain is offering the 80GB along with Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines on Blu-ray and Terminator Salvation: The Game as well as a choice of either Ghostbusters or inFamous.
A ASDA rep told GI that the offer would run until stock ran out.
Yip, the price-cut is getting more likely by the hour. Only four hours and thirty-four minutes left to go before the ‘tons start to drop.
Thu, Nov 13, 2008 | 16:21 GMT
Carnage. MCV’s reporting that CoD: World At War will be sold at £27 when Asda puts it on sale at midnight tonight.
MCV says Asda’s promoting the deal in the national UK press.
Thu, Oct 16, 2008 | 17:19 BST
According to this MCV story, UK retailer ASDA has cut the price of both 360 and PS3 versions of PES 2009 to £27.
The supermarket chain is also giving copies of the PS3 version away with every PlayStation 3 console bought.
Bargain. More details on UK price-cutting through the link.
Sat, Apr 26, 2008 | 22:51 BST
Wed, Apr 23, 2008 | 09:38 BST
According to this MCV piece, Asda’s seeing the PS3 version of GTA IV being pre-ordered three times to every one 360 copy.
“Both titles have generated great interest on the Asda website, with strong pre-orders, and the PS3 version is selling three times that of 360, which is surprising and not in line with what we’d expect,” said Duncan Cross, Asda’s head of games.
HMV was telling a different story, though. Tim Ellis, buying head at the UK retailer, said interest for the 360 version was higher due to store promotion: “Demand for both formats is high, but our 1,000 Xbox points offer generated a huge amount of interest.”