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TheSims3CollectorsEd

When it’s released next month virtual people simulator The Sims 3 will be the biggest thing to happen to PC gaming for a long time. So, it’s no surprise to see that retailers are offering bonuses if you buy it from them instead of their rivals.

If you don’t mind opening your wallet wide then Game has a Collector’s Edition for £44.99. It comes with a 2GB Plumbob USB memory stick, some downloads and £5 to spend in The Sims 3 store.

If it’s a new mouse that you need, then HMV is the place to go – £29.99 gets you the game, a Sims 3 branded mouse and a garish looking wallpaper skin for use in the game visit website. By far the best deal.

The version Play.com are selling, on the other hand, comes with an exclusive Hawaiian floral pattern for £29.99, which doesn’t sound very exciting at all. But it could be worse – GameStation, Amazon and others aren’t offering any pre-order deals.