Retail giant Argos has stopped advertising a ‘special offer’ for the new Playstation Aim controller after SEENIT questioned whether customers could actually take advantage of the deal.
The new controller provides gamers with “deadly accurate” targeting in Virtual Reality shooter games and boasts “precise motion tracking, ergonomic design, and deeply intuitive controls,” according to Sony.
Online and high street retailer Argos, recently bought by Sainsbury’s, had been offering the Aim Controller, complete with the Farpoint game, for just £25 to anyone buying a PS 4 Virtual Reality headset at the same time.
However a number of disgruntled shoppers contacted SEENIT after finding that the deal was unavailable at any of their local Argos stores or via the firm’s website.
Checks carried out by this site last week suggested that, despite continuing to advertise the deal online, Argos had no stock anywhere in London or many other major UK cities.
Asked about the lack of stock, the firm’s customer services team told SEENIT the item was out of stock until June 8th – three days after the promotion’s end date.
As well as advertising the deal to shoppers who could not benefit from it, the promotion was still initially advertised after concerns were raised with the firm.
However, blaming “exceptionally high demand” for the stock shortage, Argos’s public relations team has now told this site “the product is now out of stock and the promotion is no longer available.”
A spokesperson added: “We are sorry to any customers left disappointed.”
Sony’s public relations team was asked to confirm whether it was an official partner to the deal but has yet to provide a comment.