Tag Archives: tesco
Mon, Mar 04, 2013 | 15:24 GMT
Tomb Raider can be yours from today after retailer Tesco started selling copies ahead of its March 5th UK launch.
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 | 10:40 GMT
Wii U has failed to set retail alight in the UK. The issue has prompted many UK retailers to speak out in demand for a console price cut.
Fri, Apr 13, 2012 | 16:07 BST
VG247 has received reports of UK supermarket Tesco breaking the street date for the Xbox 360 version of The Witcher II, but Namco Bandai has said its in the process of contacting stores to pull stock from shelves.
Tue, Apr 03, 2012 | 09:58 BST
Tesco is promoting massive discount on big name AAA titles in a UK national this morning. The UK supermarket is advertising Mass Effect 3 and SSX for £24.91 and Saints Row: The Third and Street Fighter X Tekken for £21.91. Mario and Sonic at the London Olympics for Wii is advertised as £20. The offer seems to apply to online too if SFxT is a pointer.
Thu, Aug 11, 2011 | 08:52 BST
UK supermarkets Tesco and Morrisons have jumped the gun and cut the price of 3DS ahead of the handheld’s official price-cut in the west from tomorrow. Tesco has slashed its price to £115 (via EG), while Morrisons are going with £120, both of which are effective from tomorrow. Games from the latter are being priced at £25. It was only yesterday that GameStop was selling it online for £135, with expectation being the RRP for 3DS in the UK following the price cut would be £140.
The price-cut takes hold in Japan as of today.
Wed, Mar 30, 2011 | 07:10 BST
Thu, Mar 24, 2011 | 15:02 GMT
UK supermarket Tesco has cut the price of 3DS down to an eye-watering £175 ahead of the handheld’s European launch tonight.
Wed, Feb 09, 2011 | 16:36 GMT
Those looking to pre-order 3DS in the UK may wish to do so through Tesco. The store has an offering going at the moment which would have you paying £197 for it.
Fri, Nov 12, 2010 | 10:14 GMT
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.
Sun, Sep 12, 2010 | 20:01 BST
Supermarket giant Tesco is selling Halo: Reach, for £28, but only if you buy a 2,100 MSP card to go with it.
Mon, Nov 09, 2009 | 10:12 GMT
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.
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.
Fri, Aug 21, 2009 | 12:06 BST
Let the price wars begin.
The supermarket is the first to dramatically cut the price of the console before it’s even launched. If you do pre-order it from there, you’ll also get free delivery. The only downside is that it’ll be released on October 2 and not October 1.
More at GI.
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.
Tue, Feb 10, 2009 | 23:38 GMT
EUK’s former games bossman John Stanhope has a new job with Tesco as its senior buying manager, says MCV.
Stanhope was previously Woolworths’ head of the commercial division before the chain went under in November 2008.
Entertianment director for Tesco, Rob Salter, said that “John has the respect and trust of the industry and the appointment will enable us to continue to work closely with our partners as we drive the business forward.”
Good for John. Hope all Woolworths employees are as lucky.
Wed, Oct 15, 2008 | 10:59 BST
Come on, Tesco. You can do better than this. The retailer has sent out another email to customers who bought a copy of Saints Row 2 for £16 from its website yesterday, only to be later told the firm had “not been able to obtain an item in your order”. This was shortly after the price went back up to £40.
Tesco’s first email said, “We apologise”. This one says, “We sincerely apologise”. Maybe the third one will say, “We’ll give you the product we advertised at the price we advertised it at.”
Nah. Course not. Thanks, ecu.
Thank you for your recent order for the Saints 2 Row PS3 game from Tesco.com.
Unfortunately, there was an error in the price at the time that you placed your order, and as a result we have had to cancel your order. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions on the Tesco.com entertainment site for further details of our acceptance policy.
If you would like to re-order the product, it is available on our website for £39.97.
We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Tesco Customer Service
Tue, Oct 14, 2008 | 22:33 BST
Tesco is now informing all those who took advantage of the seemingly fantastic deal of Saints Row 2 PS3 for £15.97 that the order is cancelled.
The mail reads:
Dear Mr ——-,
We are sorry to inform you that we have not been able to obtain an item in your order.
Don’t worry, we won’t charge you for this item, but this may affect some of the promotions in your order.Your new order summary is shown at the foot of this email.
The item that we were unable to obtain is:
1 x Saints Row 2
Cancelled on Tuesday 14 October 2008
We apologise that we have been unable to fulfil every item in your order on this occasion, but hope that you will return to shop with Tesco.com Entertainment in the future.
It was bound to happen in the end after the retailer raised the price to £39.97 earlier this morning.
Bet they could “obtain the item” for those who paid fourty quid for it.
By Mike Bowden
Tue, Oct 14, 2008 | 09:51 BST