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Best Buy Game Sale Starts This Week

As is typically the case, we experienced a big influx of quality titles towards the end of last year, which means most gamers out there didn't have the time - or money - to play them all.

Hence, it's no surprise that avid fans of the interactive hobby spend the first few months of the following year playing catch-up. And if you still haven't managed to finish off all the titles on your wish list from late last year or even early 2009, you might want to visit Best Buy this week. The retailer has announced a price cut for many of the generation's best titles on both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and that includes the recently released Street Fighter IV and MLB 2K9. You'll also find Resistance 2 and Skate 2 at a discounted price; all of these games will now have an attractive $40 tag, which is in stark contrast to the original $60 asking price. There are sure to be many other games that no longer feature the intimidating $60 cost so make sure to check the racks at Best Buy. There are bound to be a few interesting titles to consider and you won't have to make such a frightening dent in your wallet. Of course, you do have to remember that we're going to see several potential must-haves within the next three weeks or so, and that includes inFamous, Red Faction: Guerilla, and Prototype.

As usual, it all comes down to prioritizing and tough decisions. When's the last time we all had enough time and money to play everything we wanted to play? ...1987? It's hard to complain about such a big positive, though. ;)

5/11/2009 Ben Dutka

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Reccaman18
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 3:20:47 PM
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Awesome. I need to get Skate 2 again so this seems like a viable option if I cant find it used.

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xKOVACHx
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 5:41:41 PM

Skate 2 was $54.99 used last time I checked gamestop...This beats the crap outta that.

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Reccaman18
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 6:26:08 PM

Yeah, but there is a store called Ed McKays where I live and they ave Skate 2 for around 45 bucks. This is only $5 less, but that's $5 I can spend on food or something.

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Geobaldi
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 7:38:46 PM

I've seen a couple going on Ebay for around $30-35 recently.

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crump602
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 3:33:50 PM
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Sweet!!

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Dehshizknight
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 3:34:21 PM
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inFamous first day buy for me.


I'm gonna have to push that Resistance 2 sale on my buddy who has been looking out for this game.

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SarahPalinMILF
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 3:36:26 PM
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I can't wait until they release pong in high definition...btw...still haven't played the original uncharted cause it's still 60 fuckin dollars...it came out in 2007...WTF

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Oyashiro
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 3:40:32 PM

Where are you shopping?

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Hexen
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 3:46:41 PM

Same here.I been dying to play it but feel guilty paying $60 for an almost three year old game.

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Oyashiro
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 3:59:15 PM

You two must live near some out of date stores. Uncharted is $39.99 new where I live.

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SarahPalinMILF
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 4:07:23 PM

I live buy a mall, a best buy, a target, a wallmart, a sams club, and an f.y.e...they all sell it for 60...it sucks cause I want it so bad...especially before among thieves comes out...

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Alienange
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 4:39:41 PM

No kidding, even Amazon sells it for nearly 60. I'm sure it's a game that's worth it, but I'm broke at the moment.

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Oyashiro
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 4:55:40 PM

Hmm... I guess I just live lucky area. But I would say Uncharted is worth $60, It is a great game.

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SarahPalinMILF
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 5:25:54 PM

no doubt that it's worth it but my wallet can't afford a pinch like that...

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shadowpal2
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 5:39:31 PM

Uncharted for $60!!?! Holy shit. I think the GameStop at my mall sells a used copy for $32-$35. It's a great game, (I've only played the demo but have seen the game from start to finish) - BUT it's not worth $60 due to how short it is. Isn't it like a....5-6 hour game or so? It's as long as Heavenly Sword pretty much. The gameplay is fun, the story is unique, the graphics are great, BUT GOD not worth $60 considering how long it is...

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Alienange
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 9:45:19 PM

And used games aren't worth 35...IMO

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mexgeo86
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 3:37:08 PM
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Having been out of college for a year now (wow, time flies), all I can say is 'stay in school kids' because having disposable income is a beautiful thing ...just don't forget about student loans :-P

...can't wait for inFamous (already have SFIV and Resistance 2 among others, lol)

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Highlander
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 4:12:39 PM

Great advice.

Too many people today believe that they can do frak all at school and still believe that no matter what the circumstance or how little they may (or may not) have put into something, they are still entitled to all the trappings of success.

As you say disposable income is a wonderful thing to behold.

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Gone
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 4:04:48 PM
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Why is Heavenly Sword still $59? This game has been out since September 12, 2007. Best Buy had a deal where you buy a 60 GIG PS3 and get Heavenly Sword or a free controller. I told the salesman that this game will be $20 by next year, boy was I wrong. I was following the price logic of all other games.

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Hexen
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 5:08:14 PM

Another game I want.I don't understand why these games aren't greatest hits yet.

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Bugzbunny109
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 4:14:10 PM
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Not worth it; the closest Best Buy is about 20 miles away. I still haven't played Resistance 2, but will wait for the price to go down further. Besides, I heard it wasn't good.

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BTNwarrior
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 4:20:22 PM

you heard wrong, Resistance 2 has one of the best multiplayer experiances out there.

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big6
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 4:36:48 PM

Funny you guys should mention Resistance 2. I, too, loved it. In fact, I lent it to my younger bro, and haven't got it back yet! So, I think I will buy this again. =)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 9:19:59 PM

R2 is awesome. Plain and simple. :)

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big6
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 4:37:17 PM
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Does anyone know if this deal is also available in Canada?

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Alienange
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 4:43:06 PM

Doesn't look like it... games here are still selling at 70cad. Is that insane or what?

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Alienange
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 4:45:09 PM
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I completely dismissed Red Faction and here you're mentioning it as a "potential must have." That blows my mind. InFamous shot up my most desired list when I saw that recent trailer, but Red Faction?? Really? I guess I should look around for some info on that.

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big6
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 4:57:29 PM

Actually, I totally dismissed it, too....that is, until I played the demo. I demo really sold me on it. Also, I really like that they changed it to 3rd-person view.
It runs quite smooth, and there is destruction everywhere!

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Alienange
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 9:46:32 PM

Maybe I should try that demo. Usually demos turn me off of games. Even good ones... like Valkyria Chronicles.

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telly
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 4:59:18 PM
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Honestly, for adults with reasonable salaries, video games are not an expensive hobby at all. Consider: you can buy every platform out there for less than a grand, and then a mere 50-60 bucks for any newly-released game that comes out. I drop $100 every time I go out to the bars on Friday nights! Compare that to, say, cars -- getting any kind of car that is remotely cool costs tens of thousands of dollars, plus god knows how much for all the upgrades. Aside from bird watching, I can't think of a hobby more wallet-friendly.

Of course, grown up money comes with grown up responsibilities, and I'm sure many of us just don't have the time to play everything we'd like. I'm always thankful for this time of year when nothing huge comes out for a while. We NEED this time to catch up on the great titles we missed.

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SarahPalinMILF
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 5:28:23 PM

I bought Bioshock when it first came out for the PS3 and played it months later...it was well worth the wait...picked it up for $20USD now that I think about it...

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SarahPalinMILF
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 5:28:24 PM

I bought Bioshock when it first came out for the PS3 and played it months later...it was well worth the wait...picked it up for $20USD now that I think about it...

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BikerSaint
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 5:54:09 PM
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A few more Best Buy deals this week for the PS3...

NBA 09 The inside 9.99
Wheelman 29.99
Godfather II 49.99
Midnight Club 39.99
COD 4 Modern Warfare 39.99
Guitar hero World Tour Band Kit 169.99(GHWT Band Kit also for the PS2, at 159.99)


PSP games...
God of War 19.99
FIFA Soccer-09 19.99


PC games....
Fallout 3 39.99
Empire 29.99
Left For Dead 29.99
Cod4 MW 29.99

Extra Bonus: if you preorder COD4 Modern Warfare for PS3, 360, or the PC, you can take $10 off any game priced at $39.99 or more

Bluray Movies
Each of these are $16.99
Terminator 3:Rise of the Machines
Superman Returns
StreetFighter
Predator

These Bluray's are $19.99
3:10 to Yuma
Traitor
Righteous Kill
The Princess Bride(for the kiddies)

These Blurays are....

Taken(2 disc extended Cut) 24.99
S.Darko 27.99
(NOTE; If you buy both of these 2 titles above, then take an extra $5 off the toal price too)

Underworld Triogy $59.99

Wii Games...
Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat 29.99
Mario Power tennis 29.99
ExiteBots:Trick racing 39.99
America Idol 2(with Microphone) 39.99

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Hexen
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 6:40:20 PM

Lol @ NBA 09;Not even at that price.

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Geobaldi
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 8:55:44 PM

"The Princess Bride(for the kiddies)"

Not just for the kiddies

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Jordahn
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 11:20:04 AM

Yes, the Princess Bride is NOT for kiddies. The humor is too intelligent and dry for most kids to understand. Let me guess BikerSaint: You haven't seen this movie to understand it, or you still think like a kiddy, right?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 6:00:49 PM
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40 doesn't feel like much of a change from 60, drop it to 30 and I'm in.

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SarahPalinMILF
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 6:31:38 PM

I'm down for that...

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Alienange
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 9:49:15 PM

WorldEndsWithMe is always saying it as it is. Gotta respect that. I'm in for the 30 price tag but it's gotta be something epic.

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sticklife
Monday, May 11, 2009 @ 9:11:45 PM
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i love game sales but they always get me down a bit because they have more games on the 360 side most of the time.

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Snaaaake
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 4:56:57 AM
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Can anyone give me the price of these games?
I live in Malaysia so I don't have stuff like Gamestop or Best Buy all this.
It's ok, you can just give me the US price or other as long it's the game I listed(I can just estimate the price of it in my country or maybe it would be different but I need to know):
Resistance 2
Uncharted
MGS4
Killzone 2
Dead Space
GTA4
Assasin't Creed
Ninja Gaiden Sigma

Appreciate it if you do. Thanks in advance.

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Silent_J
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 12:03:37 PM

you could go straight to the gamestop website which im sure you did already .these are the prices from There .
Resistance 2:$59.99
Uncharted: $39.99used
MGS4 :$49.99
Killzone 2:$59.99
Dead Space: $39.99
GTA 4:39.99
A.C: $29.99
Ninja Gaiden:$19.99

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 @ 8:08:25 AM

Thanks man.
Converting those to my country's currency it's quite expensive, but then again.
Who knows, maybe in november all those price will drop.
And I'm surprised bout Uncharted and Resistance 2's price!!!
Uncharted has been out for some time now and it's 10$ behind MGS4, and Resistance 2 has been out for almost 6 months and it's the same as KZ2!!!
Hope that the price will drop months later.

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Thrill Kill
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 1:14:36 PM
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bust buy is a joke, they are soooo expensive.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 @ 2:20:31 PM
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@Geobaldi,
Sorry, didn't see the movie myself, just saw the pic in the ad which looked like a disney type movie
(& edit button's now missing to that post).

@Jordahn,
Your guess is 50% right
For the first part of your question....
see above statement.
As for the second part of your question...
NO, you'd be sadly mistaken if you were to think so.

Last edited by BikerSaint on 5/12/2009 2:22:36 PM

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