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 prices in store, and price match them across the three major specialist retailers in Australia. Who’s the cheapest this week?

NOTE: These are the prices as of today. If you guys have spotted any other deals, be sure to let us know in the comments below and we’ll update accordingly!

Resistance 2 (PS3) GAME: $18 EB: $31 JB Hifi: $49

Bayonetta (PS3) GAME: $18 EB: $25 JB Hifi: $39

Fallout 3 (360) GAME: $28 EB: $39 JB Hifi: $34

Assassin’s Creed 2 (360) GAME: $28 EB: $35 JB Hifi: $34

Borderlands (PS3) GAME: $28 EB: $34 JB Hifi: $34

Quantum Theory (PS3) GAME: $38 EB: $43 JB Hifi: $49

Bioshock 2 (360) GAME: $28 EB: $33 JB Hifi: $29

Grand Theft Auto IV (360) GAME: $28 EB: $25 JB Hifi: $49


  • This is great information for video game enthusiasts who are at least one year behind the enthusiast market.

  • The JB Hifi price for GTA4 that is listed above is for the Complete Edition (with add-ons included).
    Standard edition is only $29.

    • For the last few weeks K-Mart has had the standard edition of Bayonetta for $20, or you can get the special edition for $26.

    • JB might be up for the 20% sale that on right now …not uncommon for a store to rise the prices just before a discount sale…

    • We’re talking about 8 games only here. The most expensive game at EB on that list is $43, but I’m willing to bet if you want to buy a game that isn’t on that list it’ll be $109 at EB and significantly less at JB.

      I can’t comment on Game, because there isn’t a store anywhere near my home or work. Wish there was.

  • I remember getting Quantum Theory back in December for $10 at K-Mart. Crap game, but was worth it for trade in value.

  • I know it appears GAME are cheaper, but do you really want to put up with people pushing you for a membership, GAMEware accessories, other games you ‘might’like, the play guide to a totally different game, a WoW time card, scratch protection and lastly the stupid junk they keep in the baskets at the front (cruddy Mario keychains and top trump cards…whoo?).

    I know it’s not the staff’s fault, they have KPIs so they kinda have to be pushy. But personally, when i walk into a store and they are all up in my face, I just turn around and walk out.
    I’m not socially awkward or anything, i just hate being pestered.

    • There’s a yes and no to this… The fact is, almost every company has it’s KPI’s and agendas to push. The art is choosing what to push to what customer. Because you’ll find *IME* about 70% if you mention the right add-on, most customer will at least enquire what you’re offering them.

      Some people though have no tact whatsoever and end up offering cheap 3rd party wii motes to a customer who just bought COD MW2 for PS3….

    • I dunno TRed, you sound pretty socially awkward. Either that you’re a big whiney baby. If it cheaper, its cheaper. Just buy it and say no to the add-ons, simple. No need to be a giant drama llama about it and walk out like they offended you by pointing out you came wearing the same frock as your mum.

      • Lalz what’s with the insults? As long as we’re slinging mud; why don’t you just marry GAME If you love it so much.
        It’s not like I don’t shop there, I bought my 3DS there because it was cheaper.
        But after an in-depth convo with the dude who sold it about the ridiculous amount of hours I spent on Ocarina of Time as a kid; he tried to sell me the play guide, I’m like “dude did you list to anything I said”
        Truth is I may have been a little melodramatic in my first comment, I wouldn’t walk out if some one approached me in store to suggest something or have a chat about new releases or preorders, it’s when they bug you non stop that they lose my sale, GAME just seem to be the worst for it. EB are at the opposite end of the scale, they have gotten a tad sloppy (in Canberra anyway) I haven’t even been asked if I want scratch protection in years. And JB are just going insane, they’re the loose cannon, you don’t know what they’re going to do next; lower prices, higher prices, magic tricks?

      • Also I don’t understand the hate here, all gamer should be friends. And friends are allowed to have differing opinions.
        I don’t know why you felt the need to go all insulty on me, but I respect your right to do so, I love you man!

  • i work for jb hifi. these are their official nationwide prices on said titles off the top of my head. if it’s not ticketed right it will still scan up at correct price.

    bayonetta – $29 plus in the 2 for $40 range.
    fallout 3 goty – $39 (almost positive)
    assassins creed 2 goty – $49
    quantum theory – never carried by jbs
    borderlands – $49
    borderlands trade in – $34
    borderlands goty – $64.98
    GTA IV – $29
    GTA Episodes – $29
    GTA complete – $49

    plus 20% off till sunday.

    good deals we have
    LA Noire – $69 less 20%
    Shadows of the Damned, Crysis 2, Dragon Age 2 – all three $59 less 20%
    Red Faction Armageddon, SSFIV Arcade Ed, MVC 3, Homefront – $49 less 20%

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