Big Sale on Three Recent EA Sports Releases: SSX, FIFA Street, and Grand Slam Tennis 2

Posted March 19th, 2012 at 8:45 am

In the last month EA Sports relaunched three franchises to mixed results. Those three have now received significant price reductions with SSX and FIFA Street falling to $40 and Grand Slam Tennis 2 down to $30 at Amazon making them much more appealing as potential purchases.

SSX (Xbox 360PS3) has generally been well received since launching at the end of February. Amazon did originally offer a $10 promo credit with pre-orders so this amounts to an extra $10 shaved off from then.

FIFA Street (Xbox 360PS3) should never have been a $60 title to begin with. It’s alarming then that the price has dropped $20 and the game hasn’t even been out a week. There were no pre-order credits offered for the title either so it’s a large, sudden drop that is likely to infuriate those who paid full price last week.

Grand Slam Tennis 2 (Xbox 360PS3) was originally a $50 title which included a $10 promo credit so like SSX it represents an additional $10 savings since that offer was available.

  • Keith.

    I called this one a month ago — I don’t know what EA was thinking in pricing these games at $60 to begin with.  Arrogance, maybe?

    I know Grand Slam was at a dismal 15,000 copies sold after 2 weeks — I’d have to guess that Fifa Street is about the same after one week.

    • BCKixAzz

       Keep on hatin’.  Maybe someday you will hate EA out of existence.

  • Phil Shannon

    hopefully people bought it on amazon, because if you did all you have to do is talk to customer service about it, and they will refund you $20

    • Yeah…Id suggest anyone who did buy on Amazon contact their customer support. They usually go above and beyond when justification is there to do so.

  • JC

    That’s awesome about FIFA.  No way was I going to pay $60 for that.  Looks fun but that’s a $40 game.  I had a couple of games to trade in for it but I guess I will just wait a little bit for the price to drop.  Way to go, EA.

    • JC

      Also when is the PS3 price drop taking effect? Amazon has the 360 version down to $40 already and gamestop shows both versions still at $60. Am hoping to buy this weekend but obviously want to wait on the $20 difference.

      • I don’t think it’s an official “price drop” but retailer specific. I know Gamestop had (maybe still does) SSX at $40. FIFA Street though just seems to be limited to Amazon at this point.

        • mcmax3000

          EA had SSX on sale for $40 on their online store over the weekend as well. Not sure if that’s still the case but I grabbed it there as they ship free to Canada, which most of the other US retailers don’t.

          • JC

            I actually just checked the gamestop website and both platforms are $40! I will def. be buying this over the weekend.  Good job EA…should have been $40 to begin with.  At least I can save the trade ins for another day.

          • mcmax3000

            I haven’t played my copy yet to know for sure either way but from what I’ve heard, it sounds like the game has enough content to be worth $60 (I just didn’t know if I would play it enough to warrant spending that money).

            I definitely wouldn’t say the same about FIFA Street though (although again, I haven’t played the full version).

  • Rm7280

    Any hope for LaCrosse? besides some indy offrings