Bargain Hunter: Let’s Look At The New Big W Catalogue

Bargain Hunter: Let’s Look At The New Big W Catalogue

Hey, Big W has got a new catalogue out for the month of June. Let’s take a look at it!

Yes, let’s!

Anthony over at Ecogamer alerted us to the new catalogue. You can look at it in pictures over on his site or scan the list below.

There’s a bunch of relatively old games going for under thirty bucks: the best of which is probably GTA IV for $28.84 and a swathe of PS3 exclusives for just $19.84. UPDATE: The latter are only that price when you purchase a DualShock 3 controller. I should learn to read.

Other decent deals are Bayonetta for $48.84 and Blur for $58.84.

Are you picking anything up?

Hardware DSi XL (handheld console only) $278 PS3 (120GB Slim console plus Assassin’s Creed II) $498 PS3 (DualShock 3 controller) $98.84 Wii (console plus Wii Sports and Boot Camp Academy) $298 Xbox 360 (120GB Elite console plus Assassin’s Creed II, 12 month Xbox Live Gold sub and 1500 Microsoft Points) $448

Software 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand (360) $28.84 Ace Combat 6 (360) $48.84 Alan Wake (360) $78 Aliens Vs. Predator (360, PS3) $58.84 All-Star Cheerleader 2 (Wii) $28.84 Assassin’s Creed II (PS3) $67.96 Band Hero super bundle (360, PS3, PS2, Wii) $168 Bayonetta (360, PS3) $48.84 Big Beach Sports (Wii) $28.84 BioShock 2 (360, PS3) $58.84 Blazblue: Calamity Trigger (PS3) $58.84 Blur (360, PS3) $58.84 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare GOTY (360, PS3) $58.84 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (360, PS3) $98 Darksiders (360, PS3) $68 Dead to Rights: Retribution (360) $88 DJ Hero bundle (360, PS3, PS2, Wii) $88 Fallout 3 GOTY (360, PS3) $58.84 F.E.A.R. 2 (360, PS3) $28.84 Final Fantasy XIII (360, PS3) $78 Fracture (360) $18.82 Gears of War (360) $28.84 God of War Collection (PS3) $58.84 God of War III (PS3) $98 GTA IV (360, PS3) $28.84 GTA: Episodes from Liberty City (360, PS3) $48.84 Guitar Hero: Van Halen (PS3) $67.96 inFamous (PS3) $19.84* Jillian Michaels Fitness (Wii) $28.84 Just Cause 2 (360, PS3) $88 Killzone 2 (PS3) $19.84* LEGO Batman (Wii) $28.84 LEGO Rock Band (360, PS3) $28.84 LEGO Rock Band (Wii, DS) $28.84 LittleBigPlanet (PS3) $19.84* Lost Planet 2 (360, PS3) $68 Metal Gear Solid 4 (PS3) $48.84 Metro 2033 (360) $68 ModNation Racers (PS3) $88 Moto GP 09/10 (PS3) $67.96 Motorstorm: Pacific Rift (PS3) $19.84* MX Vs. ATV Reflex (PS3) $67.96 Need for Speed: Undercover (PS3) $28.84 Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (360) $48.84 Pokemon HeatGold/SoulSilver (DS) $54.98 Prototype (360, PS3) $48.84 Ratchet & Clank (PS3) $19.84* Red Dead Redemption (360, PS3) $88 Red Faction: Guerrilla (360, PS3) $48.84 Resident Evil Zero (Wii) $28.84 Resistance 2 (PS3) $19.84* Sega Bass Fishing (Wii) $28.84 Sega Mega Drive Collection (360) $28.84 Scribblenauts (DS) $28.84 SingStar (any PS3 title plus two microphones) $98.84 SingStar: The Wiggles & SingStar: Disney (PS2) $49.96 Sonic Unleashed (360) $28.84 Splinter Cell: Conviction (360) $78 Split/Second (360, PS3) $78 Street Fighter IV (360) $28.84 Super Street Fighter IV (360) $58.84 Super Street Fighter IV (PS3) $67.96 TMNT Arcade Attack (DS) $28.84 Transformers (DS) $28.84 UFC Undisputed 2010 (360, PS3) $88 Uncharted (PS3) $19.84* Vancouver 2010 (360, PS3) $48.84 Virtua Tennis 2009 (360, Wii) $28.84 WET (360) $28.84 Wolfenstein (360, PS3) $48.84 WWE: Smackdown Vs. Raw (360, PS3) $68

*Price only applicable when purchased with a DualShock 3 controller.


          • All right, I will explain myself here. No sarcasm… just why I bawked at the price. It has nothing to do with Kotaku, or Big W. I am not sure who calls the shots on game prices but charging $98.00 for a title that has been out for more than half a year is ridiculous!

            If it is Infinity Ward setting the cost, then it just goes to show how greedy they can be. The game was a huge cash cow having broken so many video game records that I thought by now they would have had a bit of a cash buffer there to reduce the RRP of the game.

            Granted, most people who are interested in the game would have it already. But those people teetering on the decision to make that purchase aren’t being tempted in anyway by paying a premium for a game that has been out for as long as MW2.

          • LOL – it’s ok lee – don’t panic – we’re not serious either :P… well at least i’m not…

            MW2 is just one of those games i guess.. wanna hug?! 😀

          • Right, let’s clear up a few things.

            1. Infinity Ward develops the game. Activision is the publisher and so they’re responsible for selling the game into retail. Activision sets the cost price that retail pays per unit. Activision also advises a “recommended retail price”.

            2. The regular edition Modern Warfare 2 carried an RRP of $119.95 at launch. For argument’s sake, let’s say that cost price was $80 per unit.

            3. There are essentially three reasons why a retailer sells a game below its launch RRP:
            * To gain a competitive advantage, ie. marking it down $10-20 to encourage customers to its store.
            * The retailer has bought new stock at a lower cost price, thus they retain their profit margin on a lower sale price, ie. the title has moved into a Classics or Platinum range.
            * The game isn’t selling and the retailer needs to get rid of excess stock.

            Modern Warfare 2 is clearly still selling at its original RRP. Why would Activision or a retailer choose to drastically reduce its price?

          • Roger that. Thanks for clarifying who sets the RRP.

            It is still crazy to think that the price is sitting around $100 for a game that has been on the shelf since November 09. I would think that the sales would be slowing down dramatically after the first 3 months as so many people got it.

            But then again, the PS2 is still selling well. Anyway… back to my corner now. As you were…

          • Actually, everyone is abit right and I would suggest Activision would be behind abit of it… but I also think the stores aren’t exactly playing fair either, what about games that are abit older?

            One in particular… (granted 2 of my examples are currently in battle from the EB Games/GAME sale war)…

            Call Of Duty 4 : Modern Warfare – Game Of The Year Edition
            $105.60 –
            $112 –
            $58 (regularly $119) –
            $44 (regularly $89) –

            Amazingly EB Games is the front runner for the cheapest, but since the release of this game there has been a direct sequel as well as another in the Call Of Duty franchise, we are also not far away from the next Call Of Duty game either…

            Similar to Take 2 did with PS2 GTA Games, these games would have been a shoe in for “Platinum” status within the first month of release, but I gather the publisher has the final say as to when the title can become apart of this range.

            Sony do it early, so their exclusives are cheaper for those who are new to the console have a bunch of cheap exclusives available. The originaly MW is probably selling pretty well at the higher prices for Activision to care about it, but maybe one day it will get Platinum status and have a always cheap price…

          • EB and GAME obviously have a whole stack of unsold copies that need clearing out of their warehouse and stores.

            @oggob (below)
            Modern Warfare’s GOTY edition isn’t that old. It still carries a $109.95 RRP, I believe. Modern Warfare 2’s Classics and Platinum editions are $54.95, I think?

          • Don’t doubt that stores wouldn’t have stock of one of the biggest games of all time… but a game that is close to 3 years old now, still demanding at alot of stores the full RRP?

            That’s bit rich, considering pretty much all games are somewhat discounted over time.

  • I keep hoping to see A Boy & His Blob on sale, or even just for sale. Also, I got the prices mixed up between SFIV & SSFIV and my jaw hit the ground.

    • A Boy and His Blob is currently retailing for $20 new in America. I bought it when I was there a month ago. It has a hug button. A HUG BUTTON

      Is there anything for the Wii like the Freeloader for Gamecube? If so, you can bypass our horrible, stupid prices and buy online from the US.

    • I saw it in Kmart for $30 – a bargain if I didn’t already have it from that old Kotaku competition 🙂

  • Blur is really cheap – i might look into getting it but i already planned to get Split/Second for my racing needs – hmm decisions. Also i like the look of some of the cheaper games at $28 such as Wet – i have always wanted to play it even though i heard it was average.

  • yeh.. Blur is stupidly tempting at that price… but i REALLY need to conserve the last of my b’day money to put towards transformers…. *weeps*


  • Its good to see the Sega Mega Drive Collection starting to reflect what it is actually worth (minus the $28 and some cents)

    • You’re kidding, right? Are you really saying that 51 damn good classic games are not worth the asking price? Sure, the lack of Lock-On for the Sonic titles is pretty poor form, but otherwise this is a fantastic package.

  • Woah. Blur wasn’t on my radar at all, but for under $60 a couple weeks after release? That’s amazing.

  • Note to self – make a trip to Big W and pick up Blur.

    Not that I can afford it, but I’m already saving $50 on what I expected to pay for Green Day Rock Band, so I might get it anyway.

  • between this and eb theres a lot of good bargins in june. probably wont buy any but ive never played a fighting game, maybe SSFIV.

    might import rock band 2

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