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Game Deals: PSP Drops Price, FFXIII Special Offers

Yeah, we all want STUFF. But "stuff" usually costs money so in order to satisfy your purchasing desires, you often have to be clever and observant.

This weekend, if you plan to drop some cash on gaming "stuff," you should probably know that the PSP-3000 has fallen $20 at GameStop, as evidenced by this Gamestop flyer. You can now snag the core unit for only $149.99, which isn't a bad deal considering the PSP Go still sits at an unhealthy $249.99. Besides, the PSP's library really has blossomed over the past couple of years. Then you've got the Final Fantasy XIII deals at GameStop and other retailers: you can pick up the new epic RPG for only $20 at GameStop when you trade in "two select PS3, Xbox 360 or Wii games;" make sure you check the list before trying it. Most GameStops are also doing a midnight launch for the game, as are other retailers, as noted by Gamer Deals. Select Best Buys will be doing a midnight launch or if you opt to pre-order FFXIII from Amazon, you can pick up an extra $10 to a future purchase. Walmart is offering the same deal; they'll give you a $10 gift card with your FFXIII pre-order.

It's nothing too momentous, but at least any of these deals will save you a bit of cash. Personally, I'm still waiting to write the news article that says Sony has come to their senses and dropped the price of the PSP Go...

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII

3/6/2010 10:44:01 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (53 posts)

OPHIDIAN
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 10:55:50 AM
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Shame I live in the UK :(

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Mouse_101
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 11:55:48 AM

same same :(

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Mouse_101
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 11:59:30 AM

By the way have you noticed the constant xbox ads in the UK for FF13. God seeing them annoys the hell out of me. I hate how they advertise xbox multipats and make them out to be exclusive.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 3:40:21 PM

I haven't seen a single XIII ad in the US, xbox or PS3.

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OPHIDIAN
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 3:58:38 PM

@Mouse:

Completely agree, those that are not hardcore gaming fans will most likely be mislead into thinking those games are exclusives. M$'s way of covering up the fact that they have practically no good exclusives (I own both consoles btw, I learnt this the hard way).

UPDATE:

Mouse, check this out:
http://playstationlifestyle.net/2010/03/06/psp-go-sheds-some-pounds-with-uk-discount/

Last edited by OPHIDIAN on 3/6/2010 4:00:27 PM

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Mouse_101
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 6:52:32 PM

man i was watching some football (soccer) today and at half time there were alot of them.
yeah i agree that to the un-informed gamer they will think oh xbox and that does annoy me.
Thankfully now you are infromed :)

better late than never .

thanks for that link but i think i will stick with my psp-1000 until i found some moneys.

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Mysterio Spyder
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 7:22:02 PM

@ WORLD

Ive seen the Xbox FF13 commercial a dozen friggin times now. I don't even like FF games and seeing a FF commercial in general doesn't help, seeing a FF commercial with XBOX 360 shown at the end with NO OFFERING of a ps3 version just makes it plain disgusting.

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 9:01:55 PM

@ World


I too have seen 360 commercials for FFXIII but haven't seen a PS3 commercial.

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FullmetalX10
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 4:47:53 AM

Yeah, Europe doesn't get too many of these things, at least not where I live.

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totozero18
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 4:57:09 AM

Quit your whining, I live in Uruguay dude, that's not cool, just for the record the PSP still costs 350 USD and a PS3 costs 650 USD and what's worse of all, retailers (more like shameless thieves) are selling both the fat and slim model at the same price...
That's why GOW lost it's charm to me, there's no way I'll be able to buy a PS3 within this year, the failbox is kinda cheap but I'm sticking with "the dark side"

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rogers71
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 10:57:57 AM
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That FFXIII deal would be sweet but unfortunately I don't have 2 games that I want to trade at this point. Oh well

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Danny007
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 10:59:19 AM
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Amazon is a good place to pre-order games.

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 11:05:12 AM

Ya it is, glad to see Walmart following suit.

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Snorge
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 11:00:53 AM
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I'm absolutely tired og Gamestop. I miss the good ol' days when there was Funcoland and Software Etc. GEEZ! I wonder if these "select" titles came out within the last 2 months or so.....that you just paid $60 for.......hmmmm

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 11:05:49 AM

Their whole "Power to the Player" ads piss me off.

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rogers71
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 5:02:05 PM

I would say the darkest day that I can remember was when Gamestop bought out Electronics Boutique. I used to love buying games from EB. Back in those days, the guys working there knew what they were talking about.

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ace_boon_coon
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 6:33:11 PM

i loved funcoland it had a small town feel. when it tured to gamestop i sucked badly. ther're always trying to pull a fast one

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ace_boon_coon
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 8:38:17 PM

it

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 9:03:35 PM

I'm pretty sure Ben has mentioned he used to work at EB. I too used to enjoy going to EB. I'll never forget the day I walked out of there with 2 3dFX cards and Half Life.

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wiiplay
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 @ 6:34:57 PM

I remember going to EB one day and buying the Grand Theft Auto 2 pack for the PS2. I remember opening up the package to find two cases inside; Vice City and GTA3. I loved opening the box for the very first time and smelling the game, (I love the smell of new games)and I love the feeling of putting a new game into a console and wonder what to expect. EB games totally helped this feeling of happiness. I rarely shop there anymore. It used to feel like a friendly meeting place for gamers, where it just kind of felt "relaxing" . Now it feels more like an office building with games, with that tight cramped feeling that you need to just go in, buy and leave before the warm sticky feeling of dread surrounds you.
That could just be me, but I don't really enjoy buying games from EB anymore.
I do not enjoy the cramped feeling I get when entering the store, kind of like there is a lot of pressure. Or that I can somehow feel the eyes of the person standing behind the desk waiting for me to pick up a game and walk towards him, only for him to try and place another game in my hand saying how he will add it for only $20 more. My point is, I used to love EB, I went there whenever I could to either buy a game or to simply play a free trial of a game on one of their display models. Now I want to spend as little time as possible in the store. Pick game, buy and get out.

GameStop ruined EB, but at least I have my memories.

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Silent_J
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 11:06:43 AM
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no thanks gamestop.yeh $250 for the pspGo is ridiculous.

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Lucifer
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 11:13:53 AM
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I never understood the point of the PSPgo. Why change formats in the middle of a system's lifespan? But that's my opinion.

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Irievibes
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 10:08:53 AM

dunno , though the smart people like me still use their old 2000's , yes i have 2 of em, one "unaltered one" and an ol daxter edition, with a few...ahem...modifications hehe , psp go?

like im gonna pay 250 for just for the abilty to slide the thing up and down , because treally, there is no redeeming value to me upgrading from 2000's , is there?

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Victor321
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 11:16:41 AM
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Pretty Cool Deals.

Here in Canada, the Best Buys and Future Shops are advertising that if you trade in 2 select games, you get XIII free =D

I'm picking up XIII next Sunday, along with Heavy Rain, so just like last year's March Break (got Killzone 2 and MGS4 LE), I'll be having one heck of a time! ^.^

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SnipeySnake
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 1:09:36 PM

Yeah, ive seen those adverts on flyers too. But still even if it is free, i never trade in games. Its a waste of money and i know im gonna end up missing the game i traded. Like what i did with KH2, then i ended up buying it again.

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Victor321
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 10:12:56 AM

True, I don't trade games much myself. Usually, the money I get back from trading in a recent game is around half of what I actually spent on the game.

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fluffer nutter
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 11:30:48 AM
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Don't forget the $13 gift card at Toys R Us with FF XIII.

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smileylyon
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 11:57:26 AM
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Don't freak out yet! GameStop is giving a 50% bonus on ALL game trades right now! Trade in COD:MW2, with the bonus, and you get like $40! Then ANY new game is about $20!
I really don't understand all the HATE for GameStop. It's the only game store in my area and the folks who work there are all pretty darn cool! I've spent hours there, just talking about random stuff!

So, I know it's a little off topic, but can you guys clue me in on why you're haters?

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Naztycuts
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 12:14:31 PM

Try this Trade in a 60 dollar game and then compare the money they offer you for it to how much they sale the game used. That's why I dont go there unless I really want the preorder perks they offer.

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Alienange
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 12:30:39 PM

I don't hate GameStop, it just stinks of BO in there so I don't visit often.

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NeoHumpty
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 12:32:43 PM

Yeah, it's the trade-in mark-up that gets me. It would make more sense if any of that money went to the publishers that made the game. They'll give you $15 for a game you just bought last month for $60, then turn around and sell it for $54.99. The only games I buy used anymore are old Gamecube games for my kid.

Gamestop rips off the buyers, the sellers AND the publishers. I have no issues with the employees. My local store has a pretty knowledgeable staff.

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smileylyon
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 12:59:11 PM

OHH! So it's the "Pawn Shop" side of the business! Well that's no different than the Ma & Pa shop behind the gas station! Only with GameStop I get a corporate guarantee that my used game will work! Oh well, each to their own.

@Alienange...
LOL!! That's too bad! But it couldn't be any worse than any Game Convention, like E3, TGS or PAX!!!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 5:06:09 PM

Also, many, not all of course (mine seems to be fine) are full of idiots who know less about games than anybody you will ever catch commenting on this website, and gaming knowledge is supposed to be their freaking profession, who are also rampant 360 fanboys.

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BikerSaint
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 8:16:28 PM

I don't hate on GS/EB, the 5 local ones in my area are OK with me & luckily, none of their employees act like raving fanboys....
(although there is one female idiot that drives me crazy with her 1980's Valley Girl persona. And all her goofy sh!t makes the original "valley Girls" look like genius 190+ IQ'ed MENSA Members).

But back to why I like GS/EB itself, it's probably only because I'm a collector & never trade in any thing. I have witnessed many times, some of the Super-Sucky trade-in prices that GS/EB has given others & I always think "WhyTF" did the person say OK to getting the raw end of a sour-balls deal?

BTW, I usually buy my games in large batches, so I almost always wait for a used game to drop to either, a $20 price range, or maybe buy it at a $25 to $30 price but only when it's on one of their "buy 2,get 1 free" deals going on.

FYI, here's a great deal going on right now at ALL GS/EB's for any gaming collectors still missing some older system's titles....

Any GS/EB that still have some "USED" original Xbox games in stock, want's to clear all that inventory out so they've got a "buy 2, get 2 free" deal going on until the stock's all gone.

And, GS/EB also want's to clear out all its stock of "USED" GameBoy & GameBoy Color games too, so they've also a great deal on them too....a 75% off deal going on till that stock has been sold off.
(I just finished combed through 5 of their stores & came away with 31 GB & GBC games that GB/EB had prices on, totaling over $117.
And all of that only came to only about $26 after getting another 10% off on top of the first 75% off, by using their "Edge" card.)

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 9:05:06 PM

Biker I think in a few more years you should consider opening up a portion of your living space as a Videogame collection museum. I'd make the trip to marvel at what I'm sure is a pretty amazing sight.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 10:18:25 PM

I too would make that pilgrimage.

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Temjin001
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 12:54:06 PM
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Yeah, I have no love for Gamestop, and I agree that the body odor problems can be bad. There's something about video-games that attract guys who don't shower and slack off in school to both hang out and be employed there. And it drives me nuts when they sell you their last copy of a game that comes off the shelf already opened and at full price. Plus, their deals usually suck.

Okay, I feel better now and I'm done whining =p

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smileylyon
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 1:00:29 PM

Ask for a 10% shopworn discount if they give you the display copy! They can do that!

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kraygen
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 2:51:42 PM

thing is its not just a display copy. They open all of their new games unless you preorder it and pick up within 5 minutes after they get it.

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BikerSaint
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 9:36:32 PM

LV,
LOL
Ya know that old saying....
"There's no room at the Inn"????

Well, because of all my gaming collections, I'd have a special map printed just so you could navigate the now cluttered living room of my apartment, LOL

Oh well, but even without eating a bowl of Lucky Charms, at least my collection clutter feels like "I've got me very own wee pot-of-gold, me laddie"!
(MMMMM, and quite magically delicious too)

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 9:52:15 PM

Damn you Biker, you're terrible when it comes to replying on the correct comment. You're lucky I'm a quick reader when I skim through the threads.

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johnld
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 1:50:03 PM
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hey ben, they also have a deal at best buy when you buy the FF13 game and collectors edition guide together, they cut the guide price by 10 bucks.

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kraygen
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 2:56:05 PM
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I don't consider the gamestop trad in deal a deal at all. I buy 2 games for $120, plus tax. I trade them for $20 a piece, then pay another $20 to get the new game. Let's do the math on that.

$120 + $20 = $140

so for $140 dollars I now have a new $60 game and 2 less $60 games.

So basically I just paid $140 for a $60 game and gave away 2 of my games for no reason. Sounds like a deal to me.

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kraygen
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 3:32:07 PM

problem is it's nearly impossible to get a good deal at gamestop. If you're only going to get a couple of bucks why not keep it in case one day you do feel like playing it again. I just don't buy things and then get rid of them.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 3:42:25 PM

I like the way you think Kragen, I think I'll just pay what the game costs and leave my shelf intact.

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Irievibes
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 10:13:09 AM

just bring ol crap you are SURE you will not play again, even if you only end up saving 20 bucks, its stil 20 bucks....

i wouldnt trade in the 2 games on their lists though, as im sure they are recent games that are most definetly worht more than the 20 bucks tghey will give you for it....

however, i took RE5 and they gave me 20 bucks with my edge card, bought WKC for 40 , not a bad deal imo

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 3:35:49 PM
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I was in WalMart today, they had the PSPs but surprise surprise not a PS3 in sight.

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Temjin001
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 3:52:48 PM

Yes, I can attest to PS3 scarcity. My launch model PS3 died on me back in December, and I've been going PSP-only ever since. That is, up until two days ago. I finally got some spare money, and a bit of free time (I have a time-consuming programming course in school). I went out with my family to buy a PS3 over a week ago, and to my surprise, the whole area was sold out. Not just major places, but the nooks and crannies too. You know, the places people usually don't think of first when they think game systems, Radioshacks etc. In fact, our Gamestop;s in this area have paid waiting lists for them. And then, miracously, I stopped by Best Buy (after calling just hours before on available PS3 stock. None in stock, and none that they saw on order) and they actually just got some in. I was pretty stoked.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 4:28:58 PM

Glad to hear it, a man shouldn't be without a PS3. Or a gaming woman for that matter.

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Condemnedsoul23
Saturday, March 06, 2010 @ 7:40:47 PM
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I just saw my first Final Fantasy 13 commercial lastnight. I was surprised to see it actually. Then at the end saw the XBOX logo and even though I knew it was for that system as wel it still caught me completely off guard. That's a little strange since I see other games advertised all day and this is supposed to be a major release. Gow of War 3 commercials come on all the time albeit Gamestop commercials but still advertised none the less.
On a side note G4 finally reviewed Final Fantasy 13 and no shock at the 4 out of 5. Just wish the game would hurry up and release.

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___________
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 12:50:42 AM
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now all they need is some titles to go with it.
besides socom fire team bravo 3 i have not bought a psp game for years.
thank god i can play my ps1 games on there otherwise i would of gotten rid of it years ago.
how about a DMC, RE,resistance,GOW,syphon filter,killzone,twisted metal titles on there.
third party developers are showing more love to the psp than what sony are, now thats kinda pathetic!

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The X Factor 9
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 5:31:39 AM

Sony's focusing their attention on making PS3 exclusives.
I too have a PSP GO.
I think Sony's doing the right thing. Do you see this massive flood of amazing PS3 exclusives? It really is quite overwhelming.

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___________
Sunday, March 07, 2010 @ 6:42:53 AM

yes but if you cant support 2 platforms than dont release a second one.
simple.
nintendo have 2 platforms out and thats certainly not stopping them than flooding both the wii and ds with fantastic first party exclusive titles.
the psp use to have quite a few when it released and again in 08 but since then its been a drought.

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