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Portal 2 (PC) $30 at Gamestop starting this weekend (4/30)


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#1 gcorlett

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 12:41 AM

This article I'm posting also covers the sale at Kmart for the consoles, but I post this thread about the PC version at Gamestop for $30.

I know this is kind of a complicated post, but the important part to take away is highlighted in yellow. :-)

Portal 2: $30 for PC at Gamestop, $35 for Consoles at Kmart

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Gamers who have yet to purchase a copy of Valve Software's just-released Portal 2 may want to hold off just a little bit longer... at least, until this weekend. Both Kmart and GameStop are knocking off up to $25 from the original retail price for the console versions, and around $20 for the PC version.


According to the Kmart Gamer Facebook page, the discount retail chain will offer Portal 2 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for a mere $34.99 on Sunday, May 1-- typically the console versions sell for $59.99. The new sale price will apparently be advertised in the Kmart circular found in Sunday's newspaper, but there's no indication of when the sale will actually end.

Joystiq also reports that GameStop will kick off its Portal 2 sale on Saturday, April 30. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions will charge $5 extra than Kmart's pricepoint the following day, costing $39.99. The store is also selling the PC version for $29.99-- it regularly retails for $49.99 off the shelf.

Consumers who game on both the PC and PlayStation 3 may get the best deal by heading to Kmart and purchasing the PlayStation 3 version. This particular copy will provide an additional code for unlocking Portal 2 for the PC on Steam-- essentially two versions of Valve's instant classic for a mere $34.99. Not too shabby.


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#2 gcorlett

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 12:42 AM

(subject fixed.)

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 01:29 AM

I hope its going to be online as well -- my B&M Gamestop(s) and Kmart don't sell PC games...

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 01:34 AM

Im soooo glad I waited. I think ill hold off a little longer and get it for 19.99. Paying full price for Portal 1 burned me.

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 01:35 AM

And dooooown it goes. 19.99 soon

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 01:36 AM

This is an amazing game for any price. If you want it, get it now before any potential spoilers.
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Posted 29 April 2011 - 01:37 AM

repost

#8 basilofbkrst

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 01:48 AM

I don't know if Ill get PS3 or save 10 and get PC...

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#9 gcorlett

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 01:48 AM

repost


It's not. Please don't report this thread. That other thread makes no definitive mention of the PC version like this one does, and more importantly the PC price is not in the subject line.

#10 mslowe7187

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 01:51 AM

It's a post about a portal 2 sale at gamestop this coming week, pretty much a repost. I'm not gonna report it cuz I don't care enough to bother

#11 MysterD

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 01:51 AM

Why the price-drop so fast...?

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 01:52 AM

This was all Sony's doing. Sabotage their internet when Portal 2 comes out skewing pricing on Portal 3 from all the trade ins and getting revenge for Orange Box!


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Posted 29 April 2011 - 01:59 AM

Why the price-drop so fast...?


You can finish the whole game in a few days, and there isnt much replay value

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#14 MysterD

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 02:13 AM

You can finish the whole game in a few days, and there isnt much replay value


Probably the P2 DLC plans for possibly Summer probably helps the price-drop, too...

#15 dabamus

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 02:14 AM

It's a post about a portal 2 sale at gamestop this coming week, pretty much a repost. I'm not gonna report it cuz I don't care enough to bother


You're an idiot. If the other thread doesn't mention the PC version, then it isn't a repost.
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Posted 29 April 2011 - 02:21 AM

Might want to get the name of the game right in the post's title: Portal *2*.

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#17 mslowe7187

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 02:35 AM

You're an idiot. If the other thread doesn't mention the PC version, then it isn't a repost.


screw you and your pedantic ass, this post should be merged with the other gamestop portal 2 post and you know it. Oh and BTW:

$30 for a PC copy. Not bad.

Now if only Steam would match this sale.

Hopefully by Monday the PSN is back up so I can get Portal 2 for a friend on monday and we can co-op.


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#18 V878

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 02:52 AM

Is this deal only good for Saturday or will it last through the following week as well?

#19 mslowe7187

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 02:53 AM

Is this deal only good for Saturday or will it last through the following week as well?


it goes for a week, until 5/6 I believe

#20 V878

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 03:05 AM

it goes for a week, until 5/6 I believe


Cool, thanks for the info.

#21 gcorlett

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 03:08 AM

Might want to get the name of the game right in the post's title: Portal *2*.


Ha ha - thank you! Portal 1 for $30 isn't much of a value.

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 03:37 AM

I'm tempted to pick up the PS3 version but the chances of further price drops seem pretty high on this title.

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 06:01 AM

Think its worth waiting to see if Amazon will price match? Or should I wait till the price tanks even further?

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 06:19 AM

Yeah, you guys keep waiting for that cheap price, because we know L4D dropped like a rock. Wait.
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Posted 29 April 2011 - 06:52 AM

I hope its going to be online as well -- my B&M Gamestop(s) and Kmart don't sell PC games...


I know, right? It's disgraceful.
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Posted 29 April 2011 - 12:43 PM

Yeah, you guys keep waiting for that cheap price, because we know L4D dropped like a rock. Wait.


And L4D2. I remember getting it for $30 the Spring after it released, thinking I'd gotten a deal. By that Halloween, I was regretting it because it'd hit $10-20, with 20 being a regular price.

Definitely wait.

#27 Jodou

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 01:49 PM

Yeah, you guys keep waiting for that cheap price, because we know L4D dropped like a rock. Wait.

It was $9.99 on Black Friday, not even a month after release. Then $20 during a Valentine's Day sale IIRC. Try again?

#28 BingoBrown

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 02:50 PM

I don't know if Ill get PS3 or save 10 and get PC...


Correct me if I'm wrong here, but since the PS3 comes with a Steam copy, can't you buy the PS3 version, get the Steam copy, then trade the PS3 disc in to the retailer of your choosing?

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 03:13 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong here, but since the PS3 comes with a Steam copy, can't you buy the PS3 version, get the Steam copy, then trade the PS3 disc in to the retailer of your choosing?


Yep - I bought it for $35 after the $20 certificate from Amazon, and then flipped it back to them for $28. $7 net, for a new and quite excellent game isn't too bad.

#30 pico1

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 03:15 PM

K I went to gamestop.com and it's still priced at $59.99. Is this an in-store deal only?