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Portal 2 Cheap This Weekend @ Kmart, GameStop

Gamers who have yet to purchase a copy of Valve Software's just-released Portal 2 may want to hold off just a little bit longer... at least, until this weekend. Both Kmart and GameStop are knocking off up to $25 from the original retail price for the console versions, and around $20 for the PC version.

According to the Kmart Gamer Facebook page, the discount retail chain will offer Portal 2 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for a mere $34.99 on Sunday, May 1-- typically the console versions sell for $59.99. The new sale price will apparently be advertised in the Kmart circular found in Sunday's newspaper, but there's no indication of when the sale will actually end.

Joystiq also reports that GameStop will kick off its Portal 2 sale on Saturday, April 30. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions will charge $5 extra than Kmart's pricepoint the following day, costing $39.99. The store is also selling the PC version for $29.99-- it regularly retails for $49.99 off the shelf.

Consumers who game on both the PC and PlayStation 3 may get the best deal by heading to Kmart and purchasing the PlayStation 3 version. This particular copy will provide an additional code for unlocking Portal 2 for the PC on Steam-- essentially two versions of Valve's instant classic for a mere $34.99. Not too shabby.

  • Although I have never played Portal or Portal 2, I just wanted to throw a quick Nelson-esque "HA HA!" out to all those suckers that paid full retail on this game.
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  • memadmax
    ^ lol
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  • 11796pcs
    Portal 1 was awesome, but I want to save some money and may even have to pass on this fantastic deal :(.
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  • Tmanishere
    I'm jumping in on this deal for sure!
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  • Agustus69
    Amazon.com was selling Portal 2 for $35 the week before it went live.
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  • chriskrum
    Do I have to own a Playstation to buy that version? Do I need to link a Steam account to a PSN account or does the box just have the activation code for the Steam version in it?
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  • mister g
    chriskrumDo I have to own a Playstation to buy that version? Do I need to link a Steam account to a PSN account or does the box just have the activation code for the Steam version in it?No clue but if it does I'll just buy the PS3 version, keep the Steam key and sell the disc! Probably what you had in mind too right?
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  • doughff
    Just an FYI for anyone buying the PS3 version to play it on PC, you MUST link your PSN account with your Steam account through the PS3 version of the game to claim your PC version key. And while there is a good chance that PSN will be back up by Sunday... just know that there is no solid confirmation on when it will be back up.
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  • "Consumers who game on both the PC and PlayStation 3 may get the best deal by heading to Kmart and purchasing the PlayStation 3 version. This particular copy will provide an additional code for unlocking Portal 2 for the PC on Steam-- essentially two versions of Valve's instant classic for a mere $34.99. Not too shabby."

    You forgot one problem: in order to do this, you have to be on Playstation Network at the same time to activate it on Steam.

    and as of this comment...PSN has been down for over a week.
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  • kinggraves
    Retailers selling it at $35, still $50 on Steam.

    Your move, Steam.
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