Hitman Absolution have been given some bad press, and I understand that the sales figures are not to brilliant. I think it is safe to expect a sale on it for Christmas, may be not a massive one yet, but I think there will be at least a 33% to 50% sale on it by then.
What makes me highly cautious of Hitman Absolution is the Gun DLCs. In a game were you shouldn't use guns in the first place, what is the point of those?
Also, the costumers are not only cosmetic, but also give gameplay benefits, which is something I don't like.
Until I hear some good about this game from people here, I'm putting it on my ignore list.