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."

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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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