Sony has recently launched a new promotion on the European PlayStation Store offering two games for the price of one. This is basically a “Buy One, Get One Free” offer. While this offer sounds good on paper, it should be noted that each of the the game that is being offered in this promotion has its price temporarily increased ahead of the launch of the promotion. This means that while games like The Order 1886 and Until Dawn were being sold for a cheap price on the PlayStation Store, their price was temporarily raised before the launch of this promotion.
Here is the list of games that are eligible for this offer on the PlayStation Store.
The Order: 1886
The Last of Us Remastered
EA Sports UFC
Blood Bowl 2
Tour de France 2015
Farming Simulator 15
Divinity Original Sin – Enhanced Edition
Air Conflicts Vietnam – Ultimate Edition
Saints Row IV: Re-Elected & Gat out of Hell
Zombie Army Trilogy
Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires
Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends – Complete Edition
Payday 2: Crimewave Edition
Rabbids Invasion – Gold Edition
Watch_Dogs – Complete Edition
Evolve – Digital Deluxe
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Legion Edition
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
Lego Marvel Super Heroes
The Lego Movie Videogame
Lego The Hobbit
Lego Marvel Super Heroes
While it is nice to get two games for the price of one, the real issue here is that the price of buying any of the game from the above list, which has now been increased to £44.99 making the promotion useless for most. You can buy most of these games on sale for a cheaper price than what is being offered here.
As an example, The Order 1886 is available for £17.94 on Amazon UK while Until Dawn can be bought for £19.99. Since this promotion raises the price of the games seen in the list above, it also means that if anyone wants to get them now, they will have to buy them at a higher price.
We can also track the price of games that are part of this sale thanks to PSPrices, which keeps track of the price of PlayStation Store games. Judging from the price history of games like The Order 1886, we learn that the price was increased before the start of this promotion from £34.99 to £44.99. The same applies to all of the games available in the list.
This increase in price was caught by many users and the original post on the official PlayStation Blog is full of angry comments related to the price of the games available in this promotion. Whatever is the case here, it was definitely not a smart move to launch such a promotion that required to temporarily raise the price.
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