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Sony countering Xbox One Madden 16 bundle. Free Madden with every new PS4

harSon

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I asked if this would be allowed in a previous thread. Microsoft had conveniently given a free game of your choice during X games release window, but I had asked if a platform holder could outright have subsidized deals at a retailer for a specific game under a contract.

Smart business if its legally feasible.
 
Hmm no perfume ad or Major Nelson making references to Star Wars without saying Star Wars? Weak response Sony. Step it up.

Also geez, is it normally this bad with Madden? Free with Xbox One, free with PS4, free with an Uber ride. Who is going to actually pay for this game?
Not many people. I had my fill of it with my 10 hour EA Access trial.

I've got about 5 hours left.
 

InsaneTiger

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I asked if this would be allowed in a previous thread. Microsoft had conveniently given a free game of your choice during X games release window, but I had asked if a platform holder could outright have subsidized deals at a retailer for a specific game under a contract.

Smart business if its legally feasible.
So much salt in this thread. I don't know about legalities but I think it's fair. Competition is good but just because Sony may not be able to talk about it doesn't mean they can't have someone else do it on their behalf.
 

harSon

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Lol, Ms getting a taste of their own medicine.
Microsoft's wasn't quite this blatant though? Didn't they just have promotions where you get a game of your choice with the purchase of an XB1, as opposed to straight up advertising their console alongside a game with an existing advertisement contract on another platform. I didn't think it'd be legal, but I suppose it is. We'll probably be seeing this more often in the future.
 

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Just ordered my PS4, but not from GameStop. So, if this deal is happening for all, I'll be thrilled.
 

Black Lawn

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The sale is for 5 days, and only at Gamestop.

If Sony is only letting people know about it 24 hours before Madden ships, then this is a pretty incompetent promotion. This has Gamestop's fingerprints on it more than Sony's.
lol Like people coming into Gamestop for Madden aren't going to take a look at this. It's pretty clever. Sony taking pages from MS's playbook.
 

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The sale is for 5 days, and only at Gamestop.

If Sony is only letting people know about it 24 hours before Madden ships, then this is a pretty incompetent promotion. This has Gamestop's fingerprints on it more than Sony's.
Not the point here,I think this shows of things to come.