Littlewoods Lists Inflated UK PS3 Bundle Price of £549

Pricing confusion begins four months out from release. Well, at least it isn't launch day.

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Littlewoods Lists Inflated UK PS3 Bundle Price of £549
Among five PS3 bundles listed on its website, UK generalist retailer, Littlewoods is listing a 60Gb PlayStation 3 bundled with Motorstorm for £549.

With HMV declaring on its site: “Although no UK price has been set yet, it is EXPECTED to retail at around £350 (20GB) and £425 (60GB)”, this means that Littlewoods' copy of Motorstorm comes in at an astonishing £124.

This is even more astonishing when you see that a single copy of Motorstorm listed on the same site is £55; as is Resistance: Fall of Man, Call of Duty 3, FIFA 2007,Pimp My Ride, Sonic the Hedgehog, Tony Hawks Project 8 - all of which are included as part of various other Littlewoods' bundles.

The only other game bundled, Rainbow Six: Vegas, is only listed as a PSP game on the site.

The bundles offered by Littlewoods are:

PS3 60Gb hard drive console plus Motorstorm = £549.00 (you pay £124 for one game)

PS3 60Gb hard drive console plus Resistance: Fall of Man and Call of Duty 3 = £609.00 (that's £92 per game).

PS3 60Gb hard drive console plus Motorstorm and FIFA 2007 = £639.00 (each game costs £107)

PS3 60Gb hard drive console plus Resistance: Fall of Man, Pimp My Ride and Rainbow Six: Vegas = £659.00 (each game costs £78)

PS3 60Gb hard drive console plus Genji 2, Motorstorm, Sonic the Hedgehog and Tony Hawks Project 8 = £699.00 (each game costs £68.50)

So, if you're going to buy from Littlewoods, we'd suggest buying a stand-alone PS3 and then your games; except no stand-alone is listed.

SPOnG has contacted Littlewoods and Sony this morning for further comment. So far, Sony's PR has returned our calls with the following email:
"We're not prepared to comment on 3rd party retail promotions, however, we'd like to reinforce that until the official price, release date and software line-up is announced by SCEE, all dates, prices & details etc. are purely speculative."


majin dboy 4 Dec 2006 12:21
WOW,id be shocked if they stick to that.

£68 for Genji,that isnt even funny.
tyrion 4 Dec 2006 12:56
Yeah, the £425 price for the 60GB version has been around for a while, I'd be surprised if it was changed. It's within the bounds of a "normal" conversion from the stated Euro price.

600 EUR is currently slightly under £404, add in your normal "round it up to a significant figure" price hike and you have your £425. VAT shouldn't really come into play against the Euro figure because UK VAT is just under the European average.
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majin dboy 4 Dec 2006 13:51
ITS CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
tyrion 4 Dec 2006 18:54
majin dboy wrote:
ITS CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What? Just because little old me has gone and switched his avatar?
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