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Retailer slashes console prices ahead of next gen release

Later this year will see Nintendo launching its new Wii U console after it was first announced at last year’s E3 event. In the meantime there has growing speculation regarding what the next move will be from both Sony and Microsoft. While that is currently not known we have news of a retailer that slashes console prices ahead of any next gen release.

Consumers over in the UK are now being offered some new console bundle deals from supermarket chain Morrison’s. According to an article over at MCV the 160GB version of the PlayStation 3 is available for only £150, while the 250GB version is priced at £200. The 320GB PS3 Karate Kid bundle is now only £200.

If you would rather have the Microsoft Xbox 360 the 4GB Kinect bundle is up for only £185, or the 250GB console is yours for £150. If you already have the Xbox 360 and want to add the Kinect this on its own is now £85.

The Nintendo Wii has seen some big price drops as well, and is not surprising considering its replacement is being released later this year. The Blue version bundled with Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games is now only £85. The white Wii along with Mario Kart is available for the same price, and the Wii Family Edition is also £85.

These prices are pretty cheap when compared to online retailer Amazon who has the Blue Wii bundle for £109.99, and the 320GB PS3 Karate Kid bundle is £229.99. While over at rival supermarket Tesco the Blue Wii bundle is listed at £129, and the 160GB PS3 is priced at £199.

Other retailers will probably soon be offering their own deals that could be even better than Morrison’s, as they try and get consumers to part with their cash. Have you seen even cheaper prices elsewhere?

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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