What’s In Store

What’s In Store

What’s In StoreThis is What’s in-store, where we take a regular look at the latest releases, and price match them across the three major specialist retailers in Australia. This week sees the debut of mid year big guns Duke Nukem Forever, Red Faction Armageddon, and InFamous 2.

Duke Nukem Forever (Standard Edition) GAME: $88 (360/PS3/PC) EB: $109.95 (360/PS3) $99.95 (PC) JB Hifi: $89 (360/PS3/PC)

Red Faction Armageddon GAME: $88 (360/PS3) $78 (PC) EB: $109.95 (360/PS3) $89 (PC) JB Hifi: $89 (360/PS3) $79 (PC)

Infamous 2 (Standard Edition) GAME: $88 EB: $99 JB Hifi: $79

Hunted: The Demon’s Forge GAME: $88 (360/PS3/PC) EB: $109.95 (360/PS3) $88 (PC) JB Hifi: $89 (360/PS3) $89 (PC)

Wii Mario Kart Pack GAME: $178 (Wii) EB: $199.95 (Wii)

Sims Generation GAME: $48 (PC) EB: $48 (PC)

DiRT 3 GAME: $87 (360/PS3) $67 (PC) EB: $88 (360/PS3) JB Hifi: $89 (360/PS3)

L.A. Noire GAME: $88 (360/PS3) EB: $88 (360/PS3) JB Hifi: $78 (360/PS3)

Brink GAME:$88 (360/PS3) $78 (PC) EB: $88 (360/PS3) $78 (PC) JB Hifi: $88 (360/PS3) $79 (PC)

COD Black Ops GAME: $98 (360/PS3) EB: $100 (360/PS3) JB Hifi: $115 (360/PS3)


  • Been watching Hannah Plays! L.A Noire. I want the game now!

    JB for 78bucks, I can do that =)

  • I would have been interested in getting Duke Nukem out of curiosity and novelty value. However, seeing as it’s one of the games that’s been given a 60% price increase to Australian customers on Steam, they’ve lost my sale.

  • That price for Infamous 2 at JB seems off. My catalog has the standard edition for $79. Their website has special edition for $99.

  • Strange to see JB being beaten on price by Game so much now, good to see at least EB are being consistent(ly terrible).

  • EB has the Mario Kart Wii for $177.

    Also, at many stores you’ll find that the manager will have marked down the prices to less than that of nearby competitors. Don’t just write EB off.

    • Plus they price match as long as the competitor has it in stock and they have the 7 day return policy (as long as its not PC or Online). It’s easy to hate on EB, but if you are smart, you can use them to your advantage. Always good to know that you can try a game with iffy reviews (Brink!) and take it back within 7 days for a full refund if you’re not happy.

    • EB should be written off… this is a clear indication of how badly they are willing to rip off unsuspecting customers – mostly kids – who don’t know just how cheap other stores are selling the same games. They should be ashamed of themselves! I’m surprised they don’t get pulled up by the ACCC!

      • Why should they pulled up by the ACCC? Because they have the audacity to price at the RRP?

      • They should be pulled by the ACCC for selling games at the RRP? lol

        If EB games sold their games at a cheaper price then they would make no money. Also they do have the price match and a 7 day return policy.

      • I think it is up to the consumer to shop around. Most EB store are in close proximity to other store that sell games.

        If EB were gouging or something like that then I would agree with you. For now I’ll just say that a quick search on google will show you different prices for games. If you’re too lazy to do that then perhaps you deserve to be paying full price.

    • EB are great, at least my regular store is. Manager is great, lowest prices are nearly always marked, and no problems when you do need to price match. Plus they seem to know what they are talking about… which is always nice 😛

    • You talking Play-Asia? I’m tempted with the $40 price tag but it’s the Asian version and not sure if it’ll work with steam or whatever

      • Nope, look to the UK sites – Ozgameshop, Zavvi, TheHut etc – generally better prices than Play-Asia and 9 times out of 10 the game is compatible with Australian DLC as well

  • Shouldn’t this post be for next week?

    Considering both Duke Nukem Forever and inFamous 2 are out next week

    Not to be a smart ass…but this post seems early…or am I missing something

    • I have the GTX 560 and am really happy with it and the price for the whole bundle looks great… imho

  • Why is EB quite often the most expensive outlet, was this always the case? I’m kinda new to Australia (but not new to gaming) ^^

    • Australia is a great place to live so unliving entities such as Microsoft, television networks, EB and our government get jealous and raise prices and taxes in a petty oportunistic way.
      Yahtzee once referred to it as the having the best beaches in the world tax.

  • http://www.ozgameshop.com/pc-and-mac

    Tempted to get a few games from these guys, anyone have experience with them? A friend of mine uses them to get cheap PS3 games and says they come in full box and everything ( I thought they’d cut costs by providing disc only )

    Seems they are based in the UK too..

    • Full box and everything, yep.
      Very trustworthy company. And yes, they are based in the UK. The only disadvantage of buying games from there is that it might take 1-2 weeks after you place your order before it arrives at your doorstep (standard air mail, not EMS, but still insured).

  • Huh, I was in JB today and could have sworn LA Noire was $89. That said, I was actually in there looking for other things at the time.

  • Seriously why would any one buy games in a retail store any more when play-asia and oz game store have all these games for less that $55

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