The battle of the Christmas Playstation bundles is heating up.
Toys R Us created a stir last week by offering Ocean's X2 and BMG's Pandemonium as part of its five-strong software bundle days ahead of their official release dates.
The 56-strong chain increased its bundle price point to u269.99 adding X2 and Pandemonium to Worms, True Pinball and Doom.
HMV yesterday (29 November) weighed in with its latest Playstation deal with Track and Field, Die Hard Trilogy and a Cyber 7 control pad bundled with the console. The sweet point, according to the chain, is u249.99.
"We'd rather not bundle but you can't just sit there and not compete," said HMV games manager Gerry Berkley.
The chain devoted a three-page spread of advertorial in the Sun to its top ten Xmas titles. Recommendations include Sega's Daytona USA and Virtua Cop 2, Mortal Kombat Trilogy on Playstation and VIE's Skynet for the PC (though it's slipped into the New Year).
Berkley said more advertorial will appear in the next issue of Radio Times.
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