The latest deal from Sony has been unveiled in the 12 Deals Of Christmas campaign although this one has had a rather subdued response already from the PlayStation community…
As always, the deals unveiled today run for 48 hours and we are being presented with one game each for the PS3 and PS Vita, along with a cut price movie rental but the offers themselves have caused something of a stir. On the PS3 front, gamers are being offered Pro Evolution Soccer 14 Digital Premium Edition for £15.99 and PS Vita owners are able to get Soul Sacrifice for just £14.99 with discounts of 10% on each for PlayStation Plus members. The movie rental deal this time is for Now You See Me, starting at just £0.99.
With suh large discounts over the current selling price on the PSN store, why is there such a storm over both games? First, there is some frustration regarding PES bearing in mind that Deal 1 involved a sizeable discount on FIFA 14. With only 12 discounts on offer during the whole campaign, some are feeling frustrated that two are given over to football games. Of greater frustration is Soul Sacrifice. Just a few days ago, this was announced as being part of the Instant Games Collection for PlayStation Plus members for January and as such, this will be available to subscribers as a free download from 24th December. Many have questioned the need to offer a discount on the game for PS+ members who would either be likely to own the game already or be waiting just 9 days to download it regardless.
This does seem like a strange move on the part of Sony and it has raised questions as to the nature of the remaining offers.