U.S. game retail chain GameStop has opened up a retail site dedicated to consumers in the united Kingdom. The new site opens with a bang, offering customers several promotional deals including a three-for-two sale on pre-owned games, and reduced prices on some console hardware and software. The new site is located at www.gamestop.co.uk.
"GameStop's entry into the UK online market will provide consumers with more choices and exclusive content that they can't find anywhere else," said Mike Mauler, executive vice president of GameStop International. "One of our European exclusives is for the anticipated release of Assassin's Creed Revelations Animus Edition, which will be available to UK gamers only through www.gamestop.co.uk."
Some of the aforementioned specials include the Nintendo 3DS Cosmic Black console for £154.97, Call of Juarez for Xbox 360 and PS3 priced at £21.97, and the exclusive Assassin's Creed Revelations Animus Edition for preorder. The Animus edition comes with an in-depth encyclopedia with comprehensive entries on the major characters, events and other important aspects of the Assassin’s Creed universe; the original game soundtrack disc; the Assassin’s Creed Embers Movie (animated short film); the Animus Box and undisclosed exclusive in-game content.
GameStop UK is also offering a special contest for those who pre-order Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on the website. Pre-ordering will get you a shot at winning two tickets to the Call of Duty XP event in Los Angeles. For details on entering, visit www.gamestop.co.uk/MW3/Preorder.
Earlier in the week GameStop announced the launch of its in-store digital PC game purchase program. Basically, the program allows GameStop customers to trade in their used console games which can then be used to buy PC games such as the upcoming Deus Ex: Human Revolution.