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RPG Deals 1/2 – 1/8

By Russ | January 2, 2011 at 6:41 pm

Frighteningly little this week, but the PSN has something good up until Tuesday night.

That “something good” is Valkyria Chronicles 2 and Phantasy Star Portable 2 for $16 apiece.  That’s a pretty sweet deal.  Actually, a lot of Sega stuff is on sale this week.  And VK2, while not as good as the original, still has the sweet gameplay.

Best Buy’s online store is offering a deal for PSP games as well.  But 2 game get $10 off the second title.  You can choose in-store pickup to save on shipping.

Toys R Us has 20% off clearance games, but RPGs are few and far in-between.

Over the next month, certain stores are offering downloads of special Pokemon.  Shiny versions of Entei, Raikou and Suicune will be available January 3 – 9, Jan 17 – 23, and Jan 30 – Feb 6 respectively at GameStop.  Toys R Us will offer Ash’s Pikachu Jan 30 – Feb 6, and a shiny Celebi will be available Feb 27 – March 7 at GameStop.  Free DLC, right?

I’ve often wondered how game companies can save their customers money while still providing decent games.  THQ is supposedly going to price new titles at $40.  It would be nice to see other companies follow suit.  Sony has offered compilations of older games with HD visuals and current gen support at a lower price point than a current gen game.  The God of War, Sly Cooper and the upcoming ICO and Shadow of the Colossus collections are examples of this – though the God of War collection and the ICO/SotC collections are related to recently released or upcoming games.

I would be thrilled to see this taken a step further.  Perhaps Sony and Square-Enix could be persuaded to release the International versions of the PS2 Final Fantasy games, or the Final Mix versions of the Kingdom Hearts games for $15 – $20 apiece on the PSN.  How would you feel about that?  Head over to RPG Land’s Facebook page and let us know.

Happy Hunting.

Disclaimer: Deals may not be available in all stores. Deals may stop and any time.  Prices in each store may differ. You can try different stores to mitigate this, and always ask if a store has the item before leaving the store. You might be able to get a raincheck. Many deals are in-store only, except where specified.

Topics: RPG Deals