Mass Effect 2 will cost you a staggering £48 if you want the convenience of downloading it directly to your PS3 instead of buying it from the high street or an online retailer. is charging £39.99, while wants £35.86 - both considerably cheaper than the digital download version.

While Mass Effect 2 is an excellent game, £48 seems way too much to ask for the download, which quite obviously doesn't include the physical box, manual and Blu-ray disc you get when purchased from a retail store.

Presumably EA is hoping people will be willing to pay the extra out of laziness or the desire to get hold of it a day earlier than it could be delivered through the postal system.

It's also worth remembering that the £48 price tag does undercut the RRP by £2.