Tag Archives: Play.com
Wed, Jan 09, 2013 | 12:29 GMT
Play.com will cease retail trading following the closure of a Jersey tax loophole that has seen the site axe many jobs across all territories, and will instead moved into the trading territory currently dominated by eBay.
Fri, Jun 22, 2012 | 16:11 BST
Nintendo announced last night it would let European retailers set the price for 3DS XL, and today, Play.com has come out of the retail gate swinging by offering the new SKU for £179.99. ShopTo has it listed for £179.84 with an estimated RRP of £199.99. Zavvi has it listed for £209.95, with the RRP listed as £249.99. NOA has said 3DS XL will run those in the US $199, so it sounds like Nintendo has yet to convey to retailers the actual RRP. The official Japanese website for the handheld is now live if you’d like to have a look. Thanks, MCV.
Mon, Dec 19, 2011 | 13:18 GMT
Play.com‘s priced Vita titles and memory cards ahead of official confirmation from Sony, including a listing of £45 for Uncharted: Golden Abyss. Also listed are low-end titles such as Little Deviants and Reality Fighters at £18. Mid-range games like Everybody’s Golf, Wipeout 2048 and Modnation Racers are in between £30-£35. For the memory cards, it’s £18 for 4Gb, £31 for 8Gb and £45 for 16Gb. Some Vita titles require a memory card for saving. Worth noting that Amazon has listed Golden Abyss for £28.
Wed, Feb 23, 2011 | 23:43 GMT
UK retailer Play.com has put Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play up for preorder at a hefty £519.99 – about $840.
Wed, Jun 30, 2010 | 18:16 BST
UK retailer Play.com has published unofficial specifications for Kinect, leading one to believe the hands-free controller only allows for two active players.
Wed, Jun 30, 2010 | 11:36 BST
Tue, Apr 27, 2010 | 06:36 BST
Thu, Nov 05, 2009 | 07:22 GMT
Wed, Sep 30, 2009 | 10:01 BST
Admit it. You’ve always wanted a Tekken hat. Fortune smiles on you this morning, then, thanks to the announcement of Tekken 6′s pre-order bonuses for the UK.
For the early fight adopters in the audience, Game has special collector cards (PS3, 360); HMV has t-shirts (PS3, 360); Play.com has lapel pins (PS3, 360); Blockbuster has Tekken baseball caps (only on PS3, apparently; and Gamestation has an indispensable Tekken Calendar (again…).
You cannot say fairer than that. It’s out on October 30.
Mon, Aug 10, 2009 | 10:06 BST
Thu, Mar 19, 2009 | 15:15 GMT
A sales surge in UK game sales has followed last week’s BAFTA Awards, according to Play.com and GAME.
Play.com saw a 14 percent increase over targeted projections in new customers, and GAME said that games sporting BAFTA stickers have been flying off the shelves.
“The reaction in GAME stores and online to the BAFTAs has been fantastic,” said GAME Group’s Terry Scicluna
“In all GAME stores the nominated games were stickered as official BAFTA nominees, and in the last week the winning games have been re-stickered to highlight their Award success. It was brilliant that over 60,000 people voted for the GAME Award on our specially created site, which then linked through to game.co.uk so that customers could buy the games straight away.”
More on MCV.
Wed, Mar 04, 2009 | 10:32 GMT
[Update - It's £13 on Amazon. That's a bit stupid. Thanks, tenthousandgothsonacid.]
Play.com is offering LittleBigPlanet for £17.99, which, in the parlance of the gutter, is fucking cheap.
Tesco, not be outdone, has gone even cheaper: how does £17.96 sound?
So you probably won’t buy it from them, then.
Mon, Dec 01, 2008 | 09:31 GMT
You can buy Age Of Conan: Hyborian Adventures for a tenner through there. There are even reduced Wii bundles: the console, Wii Sports and Wii Fit is yours for £250.
Just buy. Buy for Jesus. It’s nearly fucking Christmas. Spending all the money you were saving for Little Johnny’s stocking fillers on grotesquely violent videogames. Go.
Thanks, That Happy Cat!
Sat, Nov 29, 2008 | 09:15 GMT
What do you do when you don’t want to drop the price of your console on the high street? You cut out retail, silly. Sony’s offering a £40 discount on new 40Gb PS3s through SonyStyle.co.uk, meaning you can pick a machine up for £269 right now.
Keep watching, as well. There’s a bundle there which includes an 80Gb machine and a copy of LittBigPlanet for £279, although it’s listed as “coming soon”.
If you’re looking for an 80Gb console with games and Blu-ray paraphernalia for Christmas, you’d be best looking at Play.
Update: Those Play prices have gone back up now. Snooze, lose. Thanks, jigglybean!
Sat, Nov 29, 2008 | 08:04 GMT
Play.com’s selling Square RPG The Last Remnant for £17.99, as you can see here. It’s been out for a week. Despite the fact it didn’t attract the most amazing scores in the world, if you’re in the market for a hardcore 360 JRPG it’d be nonsense not to try it at that price.
Xbox 360 owners may also want to check out Ace Combat 6: Fires Of Liberation for £9.99 on Play – thanks PT.
That’s not all: we’re told that Play is to launch some “shocking” discounting on Monday, with some very high profile games dropping to £18. Keep watching.
Thu, Nov 20, 2008 | 15:41 GMT
Play.com’s doing its best to keep PS3′s price down, despite Sony’s refusal to offer an official cut, launching two new Christmas bundles for the machine today.
The first pack comes with an 80Gb machine, Quantum Of Solace, Batman Begins Blu-ray, the Blu-ray remote and LittleBigPlanet for £300.
The second swaps out Quantum of Solace for GTA IV, and Batman Begins for 300, for the same price.
Maybe now’s the time? Thanks, PS3F.
Wed, Oct 08, 2008 | 11:35 BST
Dpad’s reporting that Play’s sent out emails to Resistance 2 pre-orderers saying the game’s beta’s to go live next Friday.
No confirmation yet, but we’ll know soon enough from the sound of it.
Wed, Jun 11, 2008 | 13:35 BST
Wed, Apr 30, 2008 | 07:07 BST
According to this GI story, Play.com is now taking 80 orders a minute for GTA IV.
“We’re experiencing trading levels similar to what we would see in the run up to Christmas, taking over 80 orders per minute at peak times,” said Play COO Stuart Rowe.
“We have had to recruit extra warehouse staff to work through the night to ensure product arrives on the day of launch… Grand Theft Auto IV is going to break all previous records when it comes to gaming.”
Plenty more GTA news on the way.
Thu, Apr 10, 2008 | 10:15 BST
Play.com games boss Gian Luzio has told MCV that GTA IV is already the fatest selling game on PS3, and that the title is also proving to be a system seller.
“This is the biggest ever title for PS3 by a long way – and probably 360 as well,” he said. “I’ve been really blown away by how quickly it’s sold on PS3. Sales have gone crazy and have proven to be a real hardware driver already. We’ve sold out now, but will be getting in more stock as soon as it becomes available.
“We expect to have some stock back in for the day of release on April 29th.”
Many UK retailers are now struggling to meet demand for the game. It was reported yesterday that GAME has stopped guaranteeing release date delivery for the title.