Current-gen console prices slashed at retail
Specifically, UK supermarket chain Morrisons has launched a round of tantalizing hardware price cuts that ably demonstrate how videogame consoles have never been so accessible.
For example, prospective buyers looking to secure some waggle time with Nintendo’s home system have a choice of three separate Wii bundles, all of which have been dropped from £100 GBP to a mere £85 GBP.
These include the White Wii with Mario Kart bundle, the Wii Family Edition pack, and the Blue Wii with Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games bundle.
Meanwhile, if you prefer overt power and performance, Morrisons is currently selling the 160GB PlayStation 3 for £150 GBP (a drop of £25 GBP) and the 320GB PlayStation 3 with Karate Kid on Blu-ray for £200 GBP (a £35 GBP reduction).
Those drawn towards Microsoft’s Xbox 360 can secure a 250GB model for £150 GBP (down from £175 GBP), or they can opt for the 4GB Xbox 360 Kinect bundle for £185 GBP (a sizeable drop from £240 GBP).
And finally, existing Xbox 360 owners can buy the standalone Kinect gameplay technology platform for £85 GBP, which replaces the previous £100 GBP price point.
If you’re holding fast to a Scrooge mentality—and perhaps don’t mind gaming a generation behind everyone else—we’d recommend holding out until the arrival of the PlayStation 4, Xbox 720 and Wii U, at which point current-gen prices will plummet yet further.
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