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Who Wants to Buy a Discounted PS4 Console, Then?

Posted by Sammy Barker

UK retailer slashes system's price

While it’s slowly becoming more readily available, it’s still something of a challenge to track down a PlayStation 4 in the UK. As a result, we assumed that it would be a long time before we started hearing about discounted hardware. However, the online arm of GameStop UK has decided to get in on the action early, slashing the cost of Sony’s next-gen console by a sizeable sum.

Pick up one of the burly black boxes from the website, and you’ll only need to pay £329.97, which is considerably cheaper than the usual £349.99 asking price. The unit doesn’t come with any bundled extras, though you can add a copy of Skylanders: Swap Force for an additional £39.97 if you like. We’d recommend against it.

It’ll be interesting to see whether other retailers attempt to match this price. Amazon UK almost always copies any online offers, but it doesn’t appear to have any standalone next-gen devices to sell. Assuming that it catches on, though, would this small but noteworthy reduction convince you to pick up one of the fresh formats? Count your pennies in the comments section below.

[via gamestop.co.uk, eurogamer.net]

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User Comments (7)

Bad-MuthaAdebisi

#2

Bad-MuthaAdebisi said:

I thought GameStop ps4 was at the price way baxkbsince pre order period last year... Anyway, there have been ps4 on the shelf in tesco near me for the past week or so.

DavidH

#3

DavidH said:

Wouldn't really call a 6% discount "slashing the price".

Can't believe this story is making all the headline pages here and Eurogamer etc when it's been this price since launch (due to Irish Euro price etc).

get2sammybAdmin

#4

get2sammyb said:

@DavidHolliss Fair point. I still think it's a good option for people who haven't bought a system yet and want to, though. I mean, a 6 per cent saving is better than a slap in the eye, right?

Grieva

#6

Grieva said:

@DavidHolliss not really headline, but news nonetheless. For a piece of kit that's only 3 months old its not a bad deal. Although I think once it breaks the 300 mark (say, 299) then it will be big news.

Carl-G

#7

Carl-G said:

I dread to think what will happen when the PS4 hits £299.99 :P + Been looking at Argos UK & they never seem to have any £349.99 PS4's in stock since Xmas + the PS4 Cam seems always sold out to + (what i want now) the DS4(Official) Stand/Charger seems to be sold out since Xmas to :(

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