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As the popularity of digital games increases, it's clear retailers are doing what they can to make physical copies more appealing to gamers who might prefer the convenience of a download. For Amazon and Walmart, the answer has been to drop the price on games at release, offering new titles for $49.94 when they would normally go for $60.
From Mortal Kombat 11 to Fire Emblem: Three Houses, we've seen this pattern emerge in a big way over the course of 2019. Now, Remedy's new action-adventure game Control is the latest to receive the release day discount treatment--the title is already on sale for $10 off (PS4 and Xbox One only) at Walmart and Amazon.
At Walmart, you'll find the PS4 version selling for $50.94 and the Xbox One version selling for $49.94. Both come with free two-day shipping. At Amazon, the PS4 version is listed at $50.94, but stock has been running low and the listing now says your order will ship within one to four weeks. At that point, you're better off taking advantage of Walmart's deal for the PS4 version.
The Xbox One version, fortunately, is still in stock at Amazon for $49.94, and you can even get free one-day shipping with your purchase if you have Amazon Prime.
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The game earned an 8/10 in GameSpot's Control review, in which Peter Brown praised the game's gorgeous art style, stylish combat, and intriguing approach to complex concepts. "It's not often that a game invades my thoughts the way Control has," he wrote. "I'm at the point where I want to consume every last thing it has to offer. And if I'm honest, it also makes me want to go back and replay Remedy's past games, too. Sure, it's a faulty metroidvania in some respects, but there are so many exceptional qualities afoot that Control handily deflects any momentary ire. I can't wait to take part in discussions about the game, to see what others have figured out, and to better understand where it all fits into Jesse's story."
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