Bargain Hunter: What’s the Best PS3 Slim Deal?

Bargain Hunter: What’s the Best PS3 Slim Deal?

The PS3 Slim is out today. Sony recommends a retail price of $499 for it. But even though that’s $200 cheaper than the console used to be, it doesn’t mean you don’t want to save even more moneypoints.

The helpful chaps at Ecogamer have rounded up all the PS3 Slim deals they have found in Australia. They range from up to $30 off the RRP all the way up to $100 over the RRP when bundled with extra software.

Also listed are various trade-in deals at EB, GAME and the Gamesmen. Plus a few stores still flogging off existing PS3 Phat stock.

My advice? The Dick Smith deal offering a free copy of Batman: Arkham Asylum is still the best. But if you really don’t want Batman, you may prefer to save a few bucks elsewhere.

PS3 Slim Price Roundup Updated 3/09 – Release Day Deals! [Ecogamer]


  • Dick Smith have been the way to go here, plus places like Harvey Norman & EB have been matching their deal (or changing the game if wanted)

  • Everyone wants to be cheapest so they don’t have to price match, I guess. It’s quite funny seeing these prices $497 and $498

  • Big W are offering for $488 without the game. Not sure if they will have a bundle going very soon or not though.

  • Harvey norman stores can do 1 free game with any ps3 slim purchase, it just depends on how flexible you can get the sales guys to become.

    if you work with them you never know what you might end up with!

  • A mate of mine thought I was talking about a cricket game when I told him about the Dick Smith Batman deal (WTF) … so he went to Harvey Norman, asked for a price match but said he didn’t want the game, and they said he could just have the console for $400.

  • Good luck finding a free Batman copy – most Dick Smith stores got approx 25 units of Batman and PS3 Slims – Most stores won’t price match if the other retailer doesn’t have stock.

  • Yeah, my brother picked up his 120gb yesterday from GAME, who not only beat the DSE deal (admittedly only by a $1 or two), but they also threw in a 2yr warranty for $30 and a HDMI cable for $10.

    Couldn’t beat that.

    • Hi All,

      DSE is still the better deal with batman, which is the best game on the system by far…
      Also they have the best extended warranty. $59 gets you and extra 2yrs, so thats 3 in total!

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