Update #2: We're getting numerous reports (from social media and our own staff) that Currys has honoured the orders and has shipped them, rather than cancelling them. Fair play, Currys!
Update #1 [Thu 16th Sep, 2021 15:45 BST]: It seems that adding the game to your basket now reveals the actual price being charged for the upcoming game, £49.99. Sad faces all round. It remains to be seen if the orders of the people who managed to snag it for just £26.99 will be honoured.
Original Story: If you're in the UK and you've thus far managed to resist the siren call of a Metroid Dread pre-order ahead of its 8th October release date, you might want to check out this excellent deal from retailer Currys / PC World.
There are no fancy pre-order bonuses or statues or stickers included with this one, but you will apparently get a physical copy of the Metroid Dread for just £26.99.
Is this some sort of mistake or perhaps a calculated loss leader to get you flocking to the site? We couldn't say [YES WE CAN — SEE THE UPDATE ABOVE — IT WAS LIES, ALL LIES!!], but it's tough to argue with that price for a brand new first-party Nintendo game on launch day.
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They just want Shawn (RGT85) to play Balon Wonderworld
When you put it in your basket it pops back up to £49.99.
Move along, nothing to see here.
Too bad I am in the US of a
Also school sucks
Was a error and back to its normal price. Added to basket then went to pay to realise it’s 49.99
As @1UP_MARIO says you go to basket and it changes to £49.99
I ordered it for £26.99 after a friend tipped me off. They've taken the money too, guess that'll teach them for taking pre-order money before a game releases.
I wonder if they'll honour it or not, I don't think they have to, but it'll be a bit awkward giving me the money back.
@Friendly it needs to sell well so he can play Balan Wonderworld
@Old-Red Legally they don't have to honour a mistake but if only a few people managed to take advantage they will hopefully honour it for a bit of good publicity. It's not as if they accidentally charged zero for it or something.
@anoyonmus that’s why they lowered the price
I wonder how many people forget that you can get all new Nintendo releases for £42 with a Nintendo subscription. Caveat being you're forced to buy two games at once. Still worth it most of the time though. But don't get games that are less than £42 like WarioWare
Good rice, good curry, good Gandhi, let's hurry!
@Scapetti And they’re also digital, which is the less-preferred option for me when the choice is there. Pre-ordering first-party games at ShopTo is only £42.85, has the option of being physical, and doesn’t require you to invest in a second game.
@Scapetti I would only use it for games that are Digital only or work well for digital only. For now I only see the Famicom Detective games that interest me anything else I already own physical.
Oh you have to buy both games at once. I assumed that you buy the vouchers and then you can just buy the games from the list whenever you want within one year of buying the vouchers.
EDIT: I just checked there and you don't have to use it at once. You can use the one voucher straight away and use the other voucher another time (within the year).
@SilentHunter382 no, I think you're right about that. That's what I meant. That you have to pay the £84 at once
@Markiemania95 weh. I actually regret buying games physically. I bought a 1TB SD card and ended up repurchasing most of my games for the convenience. It's just so much easier having all your games on the device
@Scapetti You can get it for £42 anyway if you go to the right sites, like Simply Games in this case. Okay, well £42.85...
You really never have to pay RRP for any games if you just shop around.
Edit: Another good site, though in this case it's 10p more expensive than Simply Games.
I also recommend Shopto. They have the same price for Metroid Dread as Simply Games.
Managed to get this for £27 which did seem to good to be true at the time and I guess it kind of was - havent got any further emails from them since the order confirmation so fingers crossed all good!
Well, last year, in my country Walmart accidentally started selling Switch consoles for 20 dollars, so this doesn't surprise me that much haha
@Benjinat did you get one?
@jco83 No, I arrived too late... But my friend got four of them 😆
Nice deal! I managed to score a copy at 30% off through a coupon (probably wasn’t meant to apply to preorders, but it did), so looking forward to getting my discounted copy too
It's worth following a few deal sites like Hotukdeals - which has a very active Nintendo community. There's always deals to be had, but often you need to be quick. From experience, many of the deals are honoured even if they are a misprice. I missed this one, but Curry's will probably have it for £34.99 either on the day of release or shortly after. That's how I've purchased my last few big Nintendo releases.
i got it for 400dkr its around 35 bux with pre-order bonus
i can get it for free i have over 50.000 stars on my switch but ive dont like digital games
Curry's is really great for cheap Switch games. I got Paper Mario for £24.99
Might still be that price
I was surprised that they dispatched my copy for this price. I only ordered because a Team Knowhow member (Curry's customer service team) commented on some tweets. Pretty stoked to get it so cheap.
Weirdly Argos dropped this morning from 49.99 to 39.99. Pleased with that as was waiting so could collect in store which I'm not sure you can do on a pre-order. Nice surprise!
Congrats to everyone who manage to secure a copy at that sweet price, I'm nowhere near to the UK but I grab my copi at a nice -30%
I Will pick it up today !!
The official price here in Brazil (digital) is like 39 pounds, 26 is like a dream. Already grab mine
I got the Collectors Edition which has just arrived (and is massive) but would rather have paid £25. Looking forward to playing it. First time playing a Metroid game, could never get into Prime when I had it on GC
That’s not gonna make Nintendo too happy… Dey missing out on some Metroid money!
It's only £39.99 at Argos - just picked up a copy - £10 less that GAME or anywhere else
@Alpha008 Nintendo already sold the copies when they shipped them. I think Currys might be losing money themselves on this.
I'm amazed they honoured this. As someone who worked for Currys years ago, they usually just say no and shut the whole thing down with a 'tough luck' for anyone affected.
Good on Curry's for honouring.
I ordered through eBay at £35, I was happy enough with that. If anyone is on the fence they currently have a 20% off deal going around on eBay, I am sure you can get it cheap from that.
Managed to get both Pokémon Diamond and pearl for £76 this morning
@sparkyfilm I haven't bought a game in Game for years. Their prices are ridiculous. Surprised that they are still going. I miss Gamestation.
@Duncanballs I couldn't agree more, their (GAME) prices are so expensive, I popped my head in there the other day and just couldn't believe what they were charging for certain games, I mean at least £10 more than any other store. I asked them if they were willing to price match (to a shop literally next store) they said no way, so I popped next door and saved myself £10! Just don't get it. And like you I don't know how they are still in business. It's a shame as I want to support video games stores. I have always enjoyed browsing through them over the years, but they need to be competitive and offer a service.
This is why I hate this new site layout and always have done. Completely missed this until now
@sparkyfilm a bit biased but I used to be a manager of a Gamestation store. We prided ourselves of employees who had a real interest in gaming, didn't push after sales on customers and we actively price matched all of the local competitors. We also had really good trade in prices and would beat the competition by £1. I left when Game took over and started pushing after sales (stuff that I didn't believe customers needed) and no more price match. Game then finished the Gamestation brand.
@Duncanballs I use to love GameStation! And you're right the staff were great and just wanted to talk about games without selling them. Spent ages milling around in there with my kids back in the day. Real shame they were taken over, hope all's well with you now. Cheers
Mad respect! It’s so rare that businesses stand behind their mistakes and this was refreshing to see.
Just received my £26.99 copy from curry's. So happy they honoured the mis price. Going to spend this evening playing it!
Smeg! Missed the boat here. Would have purchased Dread for that price for sure.
Received my preordered £26 copy courtesy of Curry's and DPD a few minutes ago. I've watched the cinematic intro which is nice - takes maybe 20 minutes to watch all of the backstory and loading. Amazingly the game card requires ZERO download and other developers should take note of this wonderful wizardry because buying a game card and then having to download robs game cards of old school plug and play magic. This is how it should be particularly for handheld. Leave the download nonsense to the console and pc big boys on their Xstations! Handheld gaming should be pure fun!
I'm not actually playing Metroid Dread yet. To make it a bit of an event I'm playing it this evening while on the phone with a friend who I had tipped off about the Curry offer and we'll start the game proper together. What's particularly nice about this is my friend has very little money and I don't have much more and without the Curry offer neither of us would have got Metroid. This is an important point - gaming should not be solely for the rich and well off. Accordingly I hope there are many more offers that help out us poor folk. Otherwise we end up with a two tier gaming society and that doesn't sound healthy or happy.
@sparkyfilm Pretty sure a few years back GAME went bust, and then someone took over and did exactly the same strategy.
I think GAME might rely on parents and grandparents who buy for other people going in and buying from there without looking elsewhere because they know its the GAME store and it will have the games.
@Lionyone Right on, I rarely buy a game at full price. Also agree on the downloads. I want a working complete game on the cart, for preservation's (and my slow internet's) sake. I can accept a few bugs or glitches, all games have always had them.
£39.99 in Argos…& you get to watch it come down the conveyor belt for free!
@ukuneilee also got mine from Argos. Very rarely are they priced higher than anywhere else on a new release. Can often find some cracking little offers in there too.
I remember my mum buying us Donkey Kong Country 2 for £19.99 brand new back in the 90s when Dixons priced it up incorrectly in the shop window.
This is a fantastic deal! It is awesome that they ended up honoring the price, even if it wasn't the intentional price!
Didn't even realise this was a good deal when I got it. I just thought maybe it was gonna be like the 3DS and cos most metroidvania tends to be cheaper, that was the case here.
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