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Whoa, You Can Buy a PS3 for £99 in the UK Boxing Day Sales

Posted by Sammy Barker

Time to stop pining over the PS4

Alright, so you may be struggling to track down a PlayStation 4 in the UK this Boxing Day – but that could be a blessing in disguise. With the 25th December now a distant memory here in Britain, retailers around the region are starting to reveal their post-Christmas sales – and for the likes of Amazon.co.uk and Tesco, they include standalone PlayStation 3 consoles for £99.99.

Granted, it’s the puny 12GB iteration of the ageing system, but it’s still not an offer to be sniffed at. Just think, with a cheap and cheerful laptop hard-drive and a PlayStation Plus subscription, this could easily become your most played platform in the New Year. And if you’re really not willing to spend any extra, well, the simple SKU will do for The Last of Us and Blu-ray movies.

It’s perhaps worth mentioning that savvy shoppers can save an additional £10 at Tesco by creating a new account and entering the code ‘TDX-RVNH’. Just to clarify: that’s a PS3 for £89.99. Who needs the next generation anyway? And no, we’re not trying to kid ourselves like Apu in that one episode of The Simpsons.

[via amazon.co.uk, tesco.com, neogaf.com]

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User Comments (8)

TasukiStaff

#2

Tasuki said:

That's a great price but I dont live in the UK and honestly if I did I wouldn't get one since I have a PS4.

Manic7Muppet8

#3

Manic7Muppet8 said:

Unless you've already been lucky enough to track down a PS4, you would be daft not to get a PS3 at that price..!! The PS3 has got easily another 12 months left in its life cycle considering its upcoming releases, and the one advantage it has over its successor is it has a huge back catalog of great games.

get2sammybAdmin

#5

get2sammyb said:

Just a note: looks like Amazon's put the price up to £119. You can find the offer in the 'Other Sellers' section, though.

RisefromAshes

#6

RisefromAshes said:

If you're like me, an avid trophy hunter looking to go back and plat games on PS3, then it's best to wait another year.

By then PS3 price will be severely slashed and the games will be dirt cheap.

naruball

#7

naruball said:

@RisefromAshers

Or wait yet another year and the console and games will be ever cheaper. Of course, the more you wait the cheaper they'll get, but how much cheaper and at the end of the day, is it really worthy? When do you stop waiting? What's cheap enough? I buy most games for most games for a £10 or less, so I don't like spending much money anyway, but I really don't see the point of waiting any longer. £89 is an insanely good price.

Tintin

#8

Tintin said:

With the backlog of PS3 games I still have to play, the PS3 is still good for another 2 or 3 years easy. It is still the greatest console Sony ever made and it's up to PS4 to take that crown from it. It will be a while before PS4 even becomes a threat to PS3.

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