South African retailers have launched a variety of new gaming specials in an attempt to keep prices reasonable for SA consumers.
Regarding the recent Rand fluctuations, MassMart (Game, DionWired, Makro) explained that price increases will be the last resort over any other solution for the retailers.
“Typically in this environment both retailers and suppliers alike are hesitant to move pricing upwards and will only do so when all other options have been exhausted,” said a Mass Discounters spokesperson. “Suppliers will be expected to absorb some of the effect and retailers would do the same and so ultimately consumers will typically not see the real or full impact of the currency weakness in the final retail pricing.”
Animeworx has a number of gaming specials on offer, with the Limited Edition of Dark Souls (PS3) priced at R170, while the Professional Edition of Hitman: Absolution (PS3 and Xbox 360) is R299.
The Hitman: Absolution Professional Edition includes:
- Premium hardcover art book with a foreword from Game Director Tore Blystad.
- Exclusive behind-the-scenes “making of” video.
- Packaged in a clamshell box box that looks as sharp as Agent 47 does in his suit.
- Advanced access to a range of in-game Agency Weapons, giving the Original Assassin a deadly edge over his enemies from the outset.
- The Agency Jagd P22G pistol will suit the silent assassins.
- The Agency HX UMP SMG and the Agency SPS 12 semi-automatic shotgun will give Agent 47 the power to fight his foes head on.
Kalahari has a number of games on sale, such as the insanely underrated Wolfenstein reboot on Xbox 360 (R79), FIFA 13 on PC (R282), and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron for PS3 (R159).
The specials are available while stocks last.
Makro is delivering another console special with the Xbox 360 “Get More Deal” bundle.
The bundle includes a 250GB Xbox 360, two controllers, a headset, 4 boxed games and one game code.
The retail games include Rugby Challenge 2, Crysis 3, Darksiders II and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, with a download code for Batman: Arkham City.
BT Games is offering the wireless Microsoft Xbox 360 steering wheel, plus a copy of Grid 2 for R499.90.