EU Weekly Video Game Sales Charts – April 13th 2013

LOF PicThe last few weeks have been pretty good for decent game releases and this is reflected in the sales charts below. Bioshock Infinite has taken over Tomb Raider, but it’s Luigi’s Mansion for the 3DS that tops the sales charts for last week.

Below you can find the details for the amount of games and hardware sold last week, plus the European hardware totals giving you an idea of which consoles people are gaming on.

Europe Top Sellers 13th April 2013

1 3DS Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon 33,926
2 X360 BioShock Infinite 28,491
3 PS3 BioShock Infinite 24,806
4 PS3 Tomb Raider (2013) 24,253
5 X360 Tomb Raider (2013) 20,352
6 PC SimCity (2013) 19,557
7 PS3 FIFA Soccer 13 19,503
8 X360 DEFIANCE 19,456
9 X360 FIFA Soccer 13 19,074
10 PS3 Call of Duty: Black Ops II 16,431

Weekly Hardware Chart 13th April 2013

Platform N. America Europe Japan Global
3DS 50,325 39,648 47,333 145,500
PS3 34,214 54,037 14,940 122,293
X360 41,774 35,036 426 83,627
WiiU 12,774 8,856 9,899 34,153
PSV 5,547 7,332 14,624 30,389
Wii 15,573 9,270 1,379 29,043
DS 15,834 5,082 60 22,205
PSP 1,276 1,129 7,766 14,861

European Hardware Totals

Source : VGChartz

Playstation Plus Update February 2013 – Sleeping Dogs, Wipeout 2048, Lumines and more!

PS Plus

Added to the Plus Service in February:
6th February: Sleeping Dogs PS3
6th February: Quantum Conundrum PS3
6th February: F1 Race Stars PS3
13th February: WipEout 2048 PS Vita
20th February: Lumines Electronic Symphony PS Vita

Removed from the Plus Service in February:
6th February: BioShock 2
6th February: Ratchet and Clank All 4 One
6th February: Cubixx HD
13th February: Jet Set Radio
20th February: Pinball Arcade

Also as of 6th February there will also be a discount on the 90 day membership for PlayStation Plus. For two weeks you’ll be able to get over 30% off the regular price – that’s €9.99/£7.99, reduced from €14.99/£11.99

Source : Playstation Blog

When will my card be charged when placing pre-orders? Retailer info

iStock_000015078575LargeMany of our readers often ask when they can expect to be charged when placing pre-orders with certain retailers. Benjo has kindly compiled a list of retailers, along with details of when they charge your card. Some retailers take the payment as soon as you place the order and others charge just before your order is dispatched.

Hopefully this information will help you make informed buying decisions, after all you my not want your money sitting in a retailers bank account for weeks, whilst you sit at home waiting for the games to be released! If we have missed any retailers, please use the comment box below and we will add all the info you need. Continue reading When will my card be charged when placing pre-orders? Retailer info

Game Trade-in Price Checker – Check Game Values On-Line


Many people ask if I can tell them the trade in values of video games, which usually takes a bit of work to find out. CEX have always stated the trade-in values on their website, now Game have a handy price checker that enables you to find how much you can expect to get for your games when trading in-store. There’s nothing worse than trekking all the way in town only to be told that the trade value of your games is less than the cost of a pack of pork scratchings!

To use the price checker click here

Game’s trade in price guarantee

Game have a trade in price guarantee, which in my experience isn’t always honored! (By using the “Managers decision is final” stipulation from the terms and conditions stated below)

GAME won’t be beaten on Trade-Ins, and you can be sure you’ll always get the best deal with us.

We will honour our Trade-In Price Promise to match the trade-in price of other high street competitors. These competitors must be within a 1 mile radius of your GAME store, and the price valid within a 24 hour period. And if you actually find a better deal with another retailer, we’ll beat that by £1!

Remember, the more games you trade, the more you can save against new games by building up your trade-in credit. And if there’s a new release you want but you haven’t traded-in yet, you can simply trade in your games as part of the purchase with no need for separate transactions – or separate queues.

Standard Trade-In Terms and Conditions apply.*

Ask in-store for further details.

*Terms and Conditions: GAME stores will beat any trade-in price offered to the general public by a local competitor by £1 within a one mile radius and within a 24 hour period. This excludes trade in prices offered via email or online. Proof must be provided from a local competitor. Trade-In offers are open to members of the public only and GAME reserves the right to refuse any offer to anyone believed to be representing a trade buyer. The trade-in price match cannot be used in conjunction with any other trade-in offer. The Managers Decision is final.



Playstation Store Update 7th November 2012

Here are the details of this weeks Playstation Store update as announced on the Playstation Blog

PlayStation Plus

Crysis 2 – new addition to Instant Game Collection
Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One – new addition to Instant Game Collection
Cubixx HD – new addition to Instant Game Collection
Dyad – 20% off for two weeks
WWE Fan Axxess – 50% off for one week

PS3 Games

Devil May Cry HD Collection
Price: £19.99/€29.99
PEGI: 16
Availability: All

Price: £7.99/€9.99
Availability: Not available in AU, NZ

LittleBigPlanet Karting
Price: £39.99/€49.99
Availability: All (UK/Ire 9th Nov)

One Piece: Pirate Warriors – Grand Line Edition
Price: £49.99/€59.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: All

Pid (Trial available)
Price: £7.99/€9.99
Availability: All

The Darkness II
Price: £19.99/€29.99
PEGI: 18
Availability: Not available in Germany

Toejam & Earl
Price: £3.69/€4.49
Availability: All

Toejam & Earl in Panic On Funkotron
Price: £3.69/€4.49
Availability: All

Price: £11.99/€14.99
PEGI: 18
Availability: All

When Vikings Attack!
Price: £7.99/€9.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: All

PS3 demos (Free)

Disney Epic Mickey: The Power Of Two
Availability: All

F1 Race Stars demo
Availability: All

PS Vita Games

When Vikings Attack!
Price: £7.99/€9.99
PEGI: 12
Availability: All

PS Mobile

You are the Ref
Price: £2.79/€3.49

You are the Umpire
Price: £2.79/€3.49


Agarest: Generations Of War 2

4th Extra Character (£1.99/€2.49)
Additional Massage Costumes (£2.39/€2.99)
Bonus Point Pack 7 (£4.79/€5.99)
Bonus Point Pack 8 (£4.79/€5.99)
Four Divine Beasts Pack (Free)
Frensberge Specialty Pack 4 (£1.19/€1.49)
Peddling Damascus Sp (£1.59/€1.99)
Right To The Blacksmith Pack 7 (Free)
Right To The Blacksmith Pack 8 (Free)
Shaldie Mail Order 2 Pack (£2.39/€2.99)
Unlock Character Galleries (Free)

Availability: Not available in Finland/New Zealand

Crazy Machines Elements

Brainfood Pack 2

Prices: £2.39,€2.99
Availability: Not available in Denmark/Finland/Norway/Poland/Sweden/Turkey

James Bond Legends (content releases 9th Nov)

Eve Character Skin (£1.59/€1.99)
Patrice Character Skin (£1.59/€1.99)
Skyfall Content Pack (Free)

Availability: All

Lights Camera Party

The Good/the Bad and the Monkey

Prices: £3.99/€4.99
Availability: Not available in AU/NZ

LittleBigPlanet (Cross-Buy)

Rare Racing Jersey (one week only) (£3.99/€4.99)

Availability: All

LittleBigPlanet Karting

Timesavers Pack (£2.39/€2.99)
Network Pass (£7.99/€9.99)

Availability: All

Magic 2013

Magic 2013 Deck Pack 1

Prices: £0.79/€0.99
Availability: All

Mugen Souls

First Generation Bride Set
Gamer Goddess Set
Lonely Goddess Set

Prices: £1.59/€1.99
Availability: All

PES 2013

PES2013 Online Pass

Prices: £7.99,€9.99
Availability: All

Rock Band 3

Dave Matthews Band Pack 01 (£2.49/€3.99)
Ants Marching (£0.99/€1.49)
Mercy (£0.99/€1.49)
So Much To Say (£0.99/€1.49)
Color Your World (£0.59/€0.79)
N9 (£0.59/€0.79)
Planet Smasher (£0.59/€0.79)
The Greys (£0.59/€0.79)
The Triangular Race Through Space (£0.59/€0.79)

Availability: Australia/Austria/Belgium/Denmark/Finland/France/Germany/Ireland/Italy/Netherlands/New Zealand/Norway/Portugal/Spain/Sweden/Switzerland/United Kingdom only.

Sniper Elite II

Sniper Elite V2 Multiplayer Expansion (Free)
Sniper Elite V2 Weapons Pack (£3.19/€3.99)

Availability: Not available in Germany

Sports Champions 2

Full Unlock Pack

Prices: £1.19,€1.49
Availability: All

Street Fighter X Tekken (Cross-Buy)

Boost Gem Trial Pack 7 (Free)
Color Palette Add-On 9 (Free)
Boost Gem Pack 16 (£0.79/€0.99)
Boost Gem Pack 17 (£0.79/€0.99)
Boost Gem Pack 18 (£0.79/€0.99)
Boost Gem Pack 16 (£0.79/€0.99)
Boost Gem Pack 17 (£0.79/€0.99)
Boost Gem Pack 18 (£0.79/€0.99)

Availability: All

The Pinball Arcade (Cross-Buy)

Add-On Pack 5: Harley Davidson Third Edition And Taxi

Prices: £3.99/€4.99
Availability: All

Tour De France 2012

Tour De France 2012 – Database 2012 (£0.65/€0.79)
Tour De France 2012 – Dauphine (£3.99/€4.99)

Availability: Not available in Turkey

Worms Revolution

Worms Revolution Mars Pack

Prices: £3.19,€3.99
Availability: All

LittleBigPlanet (Cross-Buy)

Rare Racing Jersey (one week only) (£3.99/€4.99)

Availability: All

New Little King’s Story

Summer Set (£1.19/€1.49)
Supreme Ruler Battle Equipment Set (£0.79/€0.99)
Winter Set (£1.19/€1.49)
Work Set (£1.19/€1.49)

Availability: All

Street Fighter X Tekken (Cross-Buy)

Boost Gem Trial Pack 7 (Free)
Color Palette Add-On 9 (Free)
Boost Gem Pack 16 (£0.79/€0.99)
Boost Gem Pack 17 (£0.79/€0.99)
Boost Gem Pack 18 (£0.79/€0.99)
Boost Gem Pack 16 (£0.79/€0.99)
Boost Gem Pack 17 (£0.79/€0.99)
Boost Gem Pack 18 (£0.79/€0.99)

Availability: All

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz

Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz Sega White Pack (Free)
Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz Sonic Pack (Free)

Availability: All

The Pinball Arcade (Cross-Buy)

Add-On Pack 5: Harley Davidson Third Edition And Taxi

Prices: £3.99,€4.99
Availability: All

Grainger Games Price Match – Well Worth a Look!

Whilst searching the Grainger Games website for deals I stumbled across their price match page. Basically if you find a video game cheaper on another retailers website than it is at Grainger Games, just let them know using there price comparison form and there is a possibility that they will price match it and also give you further discounts. The terms an conditions are a bit vague, but its worth a go to try and save yourselves a few quid.

Here is what it states on the Grainger Games website

We want to make sure that Grainger Games offers the best value on the web, so if you find something cheaper elsewhere, let us know and if we drop our price based on your comparison, we’ll give you an EXTRA £1 off our reduced price for the title you’ve compared and a voucher to say thanks.

Although we can’t match every price reported, we’ll use your feedback to ensure that our prices remain competitive.

Just enter the details of your price comparison and we’ll take look.

Here is how it worked for me

  • I found Black Ops Xbox 360 for £32.99 at Green Man Gaming which was £7 cheaper than Granger Games price
  • I filled out the Grainger Games price comparison form here and submitted it
  • Within a few minutes a received and email confirming that my deal was genuine
  • Within a few more minutes I received another Email with a code that would entitle me to buy the game for £31.99 (£1 cheaper than the original deal I found)
  • I then received a third email with a code that would entitle me to 10% discount on pre-order titles at Grainger Games

It seems that if they don’t lower the price on their website, they will at least send you a code so you can purchase the game  for less than the other retailer is selling it for. I am not sure if they only do this for just the first person to find a lower price for a specific game, or anyone that submits thereafter.

I tried it on a few deals and got the same result every time!

Below is a screen shot of the email they sent

Seems like it’s worth a try


[NOW CLOSED] 2 Copies Of Dishonored Up For Grabs Thanks To The Game Collection

Competition Details

We have once again teamed up with the nice people at The Game Collection to being you a brand new competition. We have been given two copies of the critically acclaimed Dishonored to give away, we will pick two winners that will each receive a copy of the game.


Dishonored is an immersive first-person action game that casts you as a supernatural assassin driven by revenge. Creatively eliminate your targets with the flexible combat system as you combine the numerous supernatural abilities, weapons and unusual gadgets at your disposal. Pursue your enemies under the cover of darkness or ruthlessly attack them head on with weapons drawn. The outcome of each mission plays out based on the choices you make

The Game Collection


Twitter :


The Game Collection Reward Points :

How To Enter


To enter via Twitter, you need to be following both the @frugalgaming and @game_collection accounts, if you are not registered in Twitter, you can sign up here. Then all you need to do is Tweet the phrases below, relevant to which console you’d like the game on if you win.

For a chance to win a copy of Dishonored for Xbox 360 follow both @frugalgaming & @game_collection and retweet! #frugalgaming

For a chance to win a copy of Dishonored for PS3 follow both @frugalgaming & @game_collection and retweet! #frugalgaming


To enter via Facebook you need to visit and Like The Game Collection Facebook page. Once you have done that, all you need to do is complete the sentence below and then copy and paste it on to The Game Collection Facebook page timeline.  There are no right or wrong answer obviously, it’s just a way for us to track your entries.

Hey Frugal Gaming & Game Collection, I think the best video game of 2012 so far is………


Terms and Conditions

Frugal Gaming reserves the right to end or amend this competition without notice. The competition is open to people aged 18 and over in EU Countries only. You can enter on Twitter no more than twice per day, you can enter on Facebook once and once only over the duration of the competition. The competition will close at midnight on 19th October 2012, the two winners will be picked at random and announced shortly after. Winners must allow up to 28 days for their prize to be delivered. Each winner will receive 1 copy of the game. By entering the competition you are hereby agreeing to these terms and conditions.