Three big discounts on three big titles released today. Its like Christmas in August. Except you'd still have to buy the games.
1) The Bureau: XCOM Declassified takes the XCOM franchise into the 1960s and is available on the Xbox 360 and PS3 for $59.99 or the PC for $49.99. But don't be a sucker and buy at full price. There are some huge discounts to be had on all platforms.
- The Steam-activated PC download has a 20% off coupon code at Green Man Gaming, reducing the final price to $40. While the preorder bonus game goodies are gone, GMG forgot to turn off their preorder credit or cash back bonus, meaning you can nab a 20% discount AND get your choice of a $12 credit or $8 cash back. Taking the cash back effectively makes the game $32 - a 47% price break on release day! In Europe the game releases on Friday, August 23rd. While there's no credit/cash back offer, you can still grab the preorder bonus DLCs and game packs AND use the 20% off coupon. In the UK, the price drops from £29.99 to £21.60, and elsewhere in Europe from €49.99 to €36.
- For 360 and PS3 owners, check out GameStop's double-stacking coupon discounts. Thanks to a $15 coupon that applies to all in-stock games priced $59.99 and up, you can make The Bureau only $44.99. Add another coupon into the mix and you get free shipping, saving you another $3.50.
2) Saints Row IV doesn't just share an 'aliens on Earth' storyline with The Bureau - you also get the same 20% off coupon discount for the Saints Row IV Steam key at GMG. This code drops the game from $49.99 to $40. Unfortunately there's no extra bonus credit this time, but ~$10 off is still a decent price break on release day. In Europe, the game releases on August 23rd, is 20% off after coupon, and still includes the bonus DLC. As for the 360 and PS3 versions, use the same two aforementioned GameStop coupon codes to drop the price from $59.99 to $44.99, free ship.
3) Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist might have a slightly different PC discount, but a savvy shopper can still sneak in a stealth coupon. The PC download Steam key price starts out a bit higher at $59.99. GMG does have a 25% off coupon discount - but only for European shoppers. That drops the price from £29.99 to £22.50 - or €49.99 to €37.50. That's all fine and dandy for our friends across the pond, but less edifying for the good ol' USA. Fortunately, stateside bargain hunters can use GameFly's 20% off coupon and achieve a decent (if not equal) price break. For any Xbox 360, PS3, or Wii U buyers, use GameStop's double coupon code combo once more to slash the price from $59.99 to $44.99, free ship.
In other gaming news, today Sony announced a $50 drop on the PS Vita. That makes the basic WiFi 4GB version fall from $249.99 to $199.99 - but don't jump to buy just yet. This week, you're better off getting the upgraded 8GB version with 3G at Best Buy. Earlier this week, they discounted the 3G upgraded version from $299.99 to $199.99. At the time, it was rare to find the 3G Vita below $300, but now Amazon and other retailers have followed suit and marked down to the reduced $250 price tag.
GameStop's double stack coupon codes work on more than just today's releases. The $15 off games priced $59.99 code also applies to Sunday's big release of the Disney Infinity Starter Pack. In addition to the game, the Starter Pack includes figurines and starts off a bit higher at $74.99. Apply the aforementioned coupons and the price becomes $59.99, free ship. It'll be interesting if this becomes a Disney cash-cow, similar to Activision's Skylander series.
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified + $12 Credit or $8 Cash (PC Download) - $40 at Green Man Gaming.
List is $50. The European release date of August 23rd has yet to come, but the EU deals are better than those for the USA since you can still nab the preorder bonuses AND use GMG's 20% coupon code. The preorder bonuses include the Codebreaker DLC, Spec Ops: The Line, and an XCOM bundle with XCOM: Enemy Unknown + DLCs and 4 other old XCOM games. In the UK, the price is reduced from £29.99 to £21.60 after coupon. In Euros, the price drops from €49.99 to €36 once the coupon is applied.
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (Xbox 360, PS3) - $44.99 at GameStop.
List is $60. Deal expires September 3. A simple straight up $15 coupon at GameStop. No crazy variety here like those PC guys.
Saints Row IV (PC Download) - $40 at Green Man Gaming.
Next best is $50 at GameFly. Deal expires August 23. Like The Bureau, Saints Row IV releases on August 23rd in Europe. There you can grab the DLC preorder bonuses as well as the coupon discount. In the UK, you'll pay £32 after coupon (originally £39.99). Elsewhere in Europe, you'll pay €37.50 (originally €49.99).
Saints Row IV (PS3, Xbox 360) - $44.99 at GameStop.
List is $60. Deal expires September 3. Once again, another simple $15 off for the console gamers.
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist (PC Download) - $47.99 at GameFly.
List is $60. In the UK, use 25% off voucher GMG25-OGRUH-7SM8H to drop the price from £29.99 to £22.50. The same coupon in Europe drops the price from €49.99 to €37.50.
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist (Xbox 360, PS3) - $44.99 at GameStop.
List is $60. Deal expires September 3. You're probably seeing a pattern here... yep, $15 off for just released games.
Other Hot Deals of the Week
PlayStation Vita 3G / WiFi with 8GB Memory Card - $199.99 at Best Buy.
Sony announced today that the base PS Vita console will be price dropped to $199.99 - but why buy the base model when Best Buy is offering the 3G / WiFi model with an additional 8GB memory card.
Disney Infinity Starter Pack (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Nintendo 3DS) - $59.99 at GameStop.
Released last Sunday. List is $75. Deal expires September 3.
PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate (PC Download) - $12.75 at Green Man Gaming.
Releases August 26. List is $20. Deal expires August 23.
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PC Download) - $22.50 at Green Man Gaming.
Releases next Tuesday August 27. List is $30. Deal expires August 23.
Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs (PC Download) - $12.79 at GameFly.
Releases September 10. List is $20.
Payday 2 (Xbox 360, PS3) - $34.99 at GameStop.
Released August 13. List is $40. Deal expires September 3.
Phineas and Ferb Quest for Cool Stuff (Xbox 360, Wii U) - $34.99 at GameStop.
Released August 13. List is $40. Deal expires September 3.
Resident Evil 6 (Xbox 360, PS3) - $9.99 at Best Buy.
Next best is $17. Deal expires August 24.
ICO and Shadow of Colossus Collection - $14.99 at Best Buy.
Next best is $19 at Amazon.
Playstation All Stars Battle Royale - $14.99 at Best Buy.
Next best is $24 at Amazon. Deal expires August 24.
God of War Origins Collection - $14.99 at Best Buy.
Next best is $20. Deal expires August 24.
Pikmin 3 - $44.99 at GameStop.
Released August 4. List is $60. Deal expires September 3.
Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper - $19.99 at Best Buy.
Next best is $37 at Amazon.
Payday 2 - $23.99 at GameFly.
Released August 13. List is $30.
Europa Universalis 4 - $31.99 at GameFly.
Released August 13. List is $40.
Crusader Kings II: Europa Universalis IV Converter (DLC) - $7.99 at GameFly.
Released August 13. List is $10.
Don't Starve - $6.72 at Green Man Gaming.
List is $12. Deal expires August 23.
Cubetractor - $6.37 at Green Man Gaming.
Released last Wednesday. List is $10. Deal expires August 23.
Nintendo Wii U Console 32GB Deluxe Set - $319.99 at Kmart.
Comes with Nintendo Land. List is $350. Deal expires August 24.
PS3 Super Slim 12GB Console - $259.98 at Best Buy.
Comes with Uncharted 3 GOTY and The Last of Us. List is $300. Deal expires August 24.
AMD Never Settle Forever Tiered Bonus Offer - at TigerDirect.
Buy a Radeon HD Card, Get Between 1 and 3 Games Free.