Submitted by GamerEuphoria 977d ago | news

GAME Randomly Adds £10 To The Price Of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

UK retailer GAME have made the strange move of adding £10 to both the Wii U and 3DS versions of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.

The Wii U version was originally up for pre-order at £41.99 with the 3DS version costing £29.99. Oddly after the release of both games, the costs of each went up. The Wii U version not costs a staggering £49.99 and the 3DS version costing a burning £39.99. There has been no real reason given to why the prices have went up so sharply. (3DS, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Wii U)

GribbleGrunger  +   977d ago
GAME are just insane. In my own town they sell games for more, peripherals for more, consoles for more, second hand games for more and offer LESS for second hand games than THREE other shops in the same precinct. What the HELL do they think the outcome of that will be?
GamerEuphoria  +   977d ago
It's odd they are still doing this kind of thing given how close they came to going under last year. The lies are what bothered me. 'Not in stock' Yes...why i had a copy in my hand at the counter!
iamgoatman  +   977d ago
I noticed after GAME nearly went under and was eventually bought my local one in Hereford actually became WORSE. They were never the cheapest on new games, but at least you could find a good deal in the used section. Not anymore! Someone literally went around adding anywhere from £5-£10 to everything, and they expect to actually do better. They're a joke.
Kran  +   977d ago
They're the Gamestop of Britain. And even we have Gamestop here in the UK, so you can see what that tells you.
GamerEuphoria  +   977d ago
Gamestop is in Ireland i believe, so it has no retail presence on the level that GAME has. Shame really, more competition would be nice.
NBT91  +   977d ago
Tip - if you sell a game at... GAME... They will give you £5 extra if you put it toward a pre order.

I sold DOA5 in there the other day now that it is free on PS+ and was amazed... I actually ENJOYED going in there! The store had been moved around to make more space, for one.

Sold DOA5 for £33 and the guy was like "You can get £38 if you pre order". So £38, put £5 on Bioshock which I can cancel and claim back after Tuesday. Got Tomb Raider, new for £25, still have £13 to spend in store, quite a result considering I still have DOA5.

Just as well I suppose considering their expensive prices. Didn't see a single Wii U game for any less than £45!
TheSaint  +   976d ago
But you'll probably end up paying £5 to £10 more for the actual game.

I saw Far Cry 3 in tesco for £37 and it was £45 in GAME.

Also, the staff act like they are Gods gift to gaming, when in reality they are just a fucking tool.
kwyjibo  +   977d ago
Pre-order discounts aren't exactly new.
iamgoatman  +   977d ago
This isn't a discount, it's a price increase.
kwyjibo  +   977d ago
So after the pre-order window is up, the game goes up in price?

PopRocks359  +   977d ago
...Wat. That's pretty cheap. Do other retailers do this? I can't imagine what extending the price range will gain outside of a short term extra profit.
GamerEuphoria  +   977d ago
In my local area GAME is pretty much next to a another game store (Grainger games) they both compete for the market. Grainger are selling both games at the normal price while GAME ask for extra ten pound. They had a full batch of copies at GAME so I'm guessing no one bought it from there
SkullBlade169  +   977d ago
Another thing to add to the list of reasons why GAME is dying.
GrantXL  +   977d ago
Game has always been shite. Wouldn't expect anything less.
NBT91  +   977d ago
I don't get it, the game is £40 on ShopTo and will be delivered on release date. I use ShopTo for buying all my games and while I think it will be a sad day when have literally HAVE to buy our games online only... I just can't justify the extra price and inconvenience of buying from a retailer like GAME.
deadfrag  +   977d ago
Game is the only place in the web were you buy a download version of the same game more expensive than the phisical one,and only by that it says all about how crap Game has become!
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HalfNerdHalfAmazing  +   976d ago
Look on the brightside at least u not paying $60 bucks like most games
GamerEuphoria  +   976d ago
Given its England we don't pay any bucks. More often than not we come out worse than the US anyway be it limited editions etc
grassyknoll  +   976d ago
It's just Game price gouging because of interest & taking advantage of the Wii software drought. Disgusting practice.

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