Sod Boxing Day – pretty much all of the sales are now go, both online and across the cold high streets of England.
Over at Game, Yakuza on PlayStation 2 is Â£9.98, bizarre music/RPG thing Steambot Chronicles is Â£14.98, X-Men III on DS is Â£7.98 – although we canâ€™t remember if itâ€™s any good or not – and Gitaroo Man Lives is Â£12.98 on PSP. Which we know for certain is good. Lumines II, also on PSP, is a nice Â£14.98. Itâ€™s not that much different from the first, but if you haven’t played that then be sure to get this. Family Guy on Xbox for Â£7.98 is really tempting. Especially seeing as it was on the recent Xbox 360 backwards compatibility update.
Gameplay have not one but four 360 games for Â£12.99: Tomb Raider Legend, Condemned, Table Tennis and Amped 3. Good games one and all. The Outfit is the same price, but less good. On PlayStation 2 thereâ€™s Rayman Raving Rabbids for Â£14.99, although we have no idea how it plays with the standard PS2 pad, while Sega Classics Collection is Â£7.99. Thatâ€™s the one with the 3D updates of Virtua Racing, Golden Axe, Fantasy Zone and more. Monkey Ball Touch & Roll on DS can be found for Â£9.99, and Super Monkey Ball Adventure on GameCube is a fiver more.
There are 10 pages of reduced titles over at HMV, so itâ€™s no surprise that it takes a while to sort the wheat from the chaff. Quite a few UMD movies are Â£4.99, which weâ€™ll let you find for yourself, while Star Wars Republic Commando on Xbox is Â£7.99, Urban Chaos: Riot Response on PlayStation 2 is Â£8.99 and Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Breath of Fire 3 on PSP are Â£11.99.
Tesco sometimes have some nice deals in store, and likewise their sale isnâ€™t too bad. The biggest gem is Final Fantasy X-2 for Â£4.97, although Tetris DS for Â£9.97 is a close second. Trauma Centre is the same price as well. Then we have Metroid Prime Hunters and Mario & Luigi 2: Partners in Time for Â£13.97 and Â£14.97 respectively. Trauma Centre is great, if a little frustrating towards the end.
Now weâ€™re just waiting for Amazon and a few others to play catch up.