HMV has made the first move in what could be a very competitive Call of Duty: Black Ops price war.
MCV report that the high street retailer is offering Call of Duty: Black Ops on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 for just £7.99, if you trade in a copy of Medal of Honor. It’s a cheeky move that may anger EA who want to challenge the dominance of Activision’s Call of Duty series.
The Call of Duty: Black Ops deal will run at HMV from release date on November 9th until Monday 15th and saves buyers a whopping £47 off Activision’s RRP of £54.99.
The decision of HMV to price Call of Duty: Black Ops at £7.99 in exchange for a copy of Medal of Honor is unlikely to be the only discounting we see this week. The supermarkets – ever more enthusiastic about getting into the games retail industry – will no doubt have their own offers planned. Last year, Sainsbury’s offered Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 for just £26 upon release.
This year, supermarkets have often tried to out do each other in order to persuade gamers to buy the latest titles from them, with each big name offering their own incentive. ASDA launched FIFA 11 for just 97p if you traded in Halo: Reach, F1 2010 or Dead Rising 2, while Sainsburys offered it for £24.97 if you spent more than £30 on anything else in store.
These trends suggest that while there may not be any massive price slashing for Call of Duty: Black Ops, each retailer will have something up their sleeve to try and encourage you to part with your money.
Call of Duty: Black Ops is released on November 9th for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on November 9th. You can see the Call of Duty: Black Ops launch trailer here. Yesterday, the BBFC gave Call of Duty: Black Ops an 18 certificate.
So Train2Game, what are your thoughts on HMV’s offer of Call of Duty: Black Ops for £7.99 if you trade in Medal of Honor? Are you tempted, or will you wait and see what Call of Duty: Black Ops offers are made by other retailers?
And if you’ve already pre-ordered Call of Duty: Black Ops, would you be annoyed by retailers trying to undercut each others prices?