As you may have read recently on this blog my beloved X-Box 360 had a relapse of the old 'red rings of death' a couple of weeks back. Unfortunately it wasn't still in warranty so I've been waiting to get a good deal on a brand new replacement console from somewhere.
Fate has been playing a lot of games with me recently and I've been finding things are falling in my lap, either for free or at discounted prices, if I only wait a little while... And so it came to pass that ASDA of all places had an advert in the Sun newspaper the other day that they are supplying the cheapest of the 360 bundles, the 'Arcade' (which is the basic console and wireless controller package, no hard drive etc), for £97. Considering that's about £27 less than anywhere else on the market at the moment I was highly impressed.
Added to that was the fact that the newly released Nintendo DSI is also down in price to £127 from £145... Bargains all round. (And don't tell my eldest daughter that she's got one for her birthday next month!)
Suffice to say I snapped up a 360 through the online ASDA site and should have it plugged in and ready to play Left 4 Dead by the weekend.
The deals only run until 12 midnight on Monday the 4th of May so get one quick if you want one!