Sometimes Cheap Games Come From The Most Unexpected Places...

Harvey Norman — a brand mostly associated with overpriced technical goods and Gerry Harvey ranting about import culture and mostly being old and out of touch. That was yesterday. For the next two days only, Harvey Norman should be associated with super cheap video games. I know, no-one was more surprised than me.

Because for today and Thursday, Harvey Norman is having a 50 percent off all games sale, and there are actually some really, really good deals in there. You can buy them online for home delivery or pick up in store.

Mass Effect 3 is $39, Skyrim is $39, Batman: Arkham City is $30. These are pretty stellar prices, being perfectly honest.

Head to Harvey Norman's website for more information.


    They've got some additional stocktake deals on games in some stores which aren't being advertised. Just picked up Pilotwings 3D and Steel Diver for $15 each at the Queen Street Mall store in Brisbane on the weekend.

      f--- Gerry, I'd rather pay full price then give him money...... hmmm ME3.......

    as my dad would say 'this is hardly norman'

      my mum used to say "Hardly normal"
      lol ^_^

        +2 for the old man

    I feel so sorry for their social media guys.
    because of Gerry Harvey and the REALLY BAD decisions of higher-ups, HN gets a really bad rep - but their social media guys are some of the damn nicest and most helpful that i have ever come across.

    And yeah, these prices are hard to argue with. Very tempted with Batman for that price.
    I'm still going to stick to my guns and hold out for the inevitable "GOTY ED" for Skyrim, though.

      But that'll be $80. This way you can buy the game now, and all dlc at release cost and probably end up with an $80 game anyway but in the meantime you are playing Skyrim.

        McGarnical makes sense... though is there ANY skyrim dlc yet???

          Not yet but I think they've said it'll be substantial so I'm thinking Shivering Isles level.


      I smell employee




    I NEED MONEY!!! lol

      Awwwww shit. I already have a huge backlog to get through but really cannot refuse that deal.

        The ICO/SOTC HD Collection is on sale for the same price on the aussie PSN as well. Although the PSN sale ends today so you better hurry. Also a cool thing on PSN is that you can buy the games individually for $18 each if you don't want them both.

        The only problem is you miss out on the sweet reversible box art.

      you know, you can buy that off the psn store for about the same amount right? ($29 without psn plus, $26 with plus)

        yeah, but you can't onsell it later that way

    A lot of these prices are amazing. I would have saved $20 if I had bought the same order I made with Ozgameshop earlier in the week.

      I used to trade games, then I realised you get bugger all value in doing so. Now I just hold onto them and save up for brand new ones and shop either on ozgameshop or at JB. Works well.

    there Pre orders arnt too bad they had Bioshock infinite for 78$ provided there Dilivery Doesnt take a Week like Some nameless online game stores thats good deal.

    Wow, seriously tempted by a few of those. Mass Effect 2 is only $40. TrialsHD/SplosionMan/Limbo only $18. Plenty of other tempting deals too.

    Gots no with the money, so will have to let this go.

    i've been waiting for a price drop on a few games and this just delivered. plus, $40 for newly released games?! F%*K ME!
    Thanks for the heads up Mark.

    Oh, cool BF3 for $39, that's OzGameShop pricing, and with not shipping time. Saucesome.

    Looks like most games are about $10 cheaper than from Ozgameshop. A damn good deal if you want the games quick and cheap.

    As for me, no Armored Core V and no Monster Hunter Tri, so no deal :P

    Hnnngh... Ico and SotC HD for under $30? Awfully tempted... what a bad week for this to happen on.

      The Ico/SotC collection is already under $30 on PSN, so you can probably still get it next week if you don't mind digital instead of physical media.

        Really? In that case I'm baffled that $29 is the half-price price. I'm not generally aware of PSN deals because, well, I never use my PS3. I've really just been waiting for an excuse to buy those games specifically.

    For $39, I'm quite tempted by Operation Raccoon City. I know it's not very good but I think I'll like it. I get a bit misty eyed about Resident Evil.

      I picked it up at that price. Less than half the RRP had me jumping :D

      Thanks for the heads-up, Mark!

    I can justify the purchase of SF vs Tekken at$ 39.

    Amazing deals. sadly your limited to two games but its still a fantastic deal.

    But I really like mario kart and I want it. I WANT IT.
    Bugger not having any money.
    Please excuse me while I go scream into a pillow

    I just went to order AssCreedRev and after entering my credit card (i don't have any money in the account Paypal is connected to) it wanted me to enter my internet banking password... sorry guys, I'm not falling for that one.

      Internet banking password? What the hell for? I used my direct debit card and it all went smoothly.


        I clicked the radio button next to "credit card" and entered my details then clicked "place order" and then it comes up with a "Mastercard SecureCode" box, with the BankSA logo (I live in Sydney and use St George. so this is really wierd) and in that box it asks me to enter my Internet Banking Password.

          That doesn't sound right. You might wanna check your system. Run some scans!

          SecureCode is actually totally different to your online banking password. If you had have actually read what it was asking, there's even an option to skip it (If you haven't already set it up) a lot of the time.

          Basically, SecureCode is a password you can set up on your MasterCard that affects online ONLY purchases. Basically stops people stealing your card and going on a shopping spree online :).

    Surely they are selling at a loss?

      That's their problem, not ours! :D

        You say this, until all of the games they sold explode and Gerry Harvey burns down Australia in an epic inferno. Cultivating his underlying hatred of the general consumer - the few survivors will then be left to answer the question: "You all saw the signs, how did you not see this coming?".

    If I know the Harvey Norman modus operandi then they're massively overstocked, under performing for gaming sales and just received a discount/rebate deal from the single supplier of games in Australia.

    I'm sure there are some loss leading prices in there to gain HN gaming attention...Great for us gamers price wise though. I might even pickup Skyrim & Me3 just for a campaign run through.

    Why does this happen the week I have no monies to spare? :(
    Oh well, I'll soldier on.

    Catherine PS3 for $34
    Skyrim PC for $34


      you get charged $5 tax/gst on top and then its another $5 or so postage, still a good deal but it's bollocks that they're adding gst afterwards.

        No you don't. You get charged the postage, but GST is included in the listed prices.
        When you go to checkout or paypal checkout (can't remember), the item price is less than is listed and GST is separate. But its the same thing.

        You only get charged the $5.95 shipping. GST is included in the prices.

    I just went psycho and went down to K-mart and got them to pricematch a ton of stuff then went to eb and got all the vita stuff pricematched.

    Bought heaps to whack on ebay to pay for the games i just chose :D

      EB Price matched on those Vita game prices? Sorry but I call bullshit. I've tried that at GAME and EB and they never price match that cheap.

        Most stores won't price match online prices to my knowledge, whether this is considered online only or not i can't know.

          look at the next page Michael Barnes, maybe you can thank me when you take in a copy of the receipt and get a game

    Selling at loss are you joking, they overcharge on everything it would hardly be a loss at all.

    I don't care how cheap hn are, I would not buy from them on principle.

      I don't like Harvey Norman either, but at these prices I can deal.

        Agreed. My dollars aren't numerous enough to make a difference. Yes that's a cop out, but I can live with that.

    When it says "You can buy them online for home delivery or pick up in store", does that mean you have to order it through the website then collect it at a store? Or can you just walk in to the store and get them off the shelf at these prices?

      Both, assuming that your local store has stock.

        I just went into my local store and they told me it was order online only :(

          Ordered online, then got an email back almost immediately stating unable to be shipped yo PO box. Realized shipment was coming from my local HN only about 5 k from work. Going to pickup in store. Have to be happy with the price and service so far.

            Yeah I just found that out also when I did the order:P I ordered Skylanders since it was so cheap and want to see what all the fuss is about and Catherine:D

              OK, so what's going on with my order, then?

              I ordered 3 games for pick up at my nearest store (City Cross Arcade in Adelaide). All 3 games were in stock. I received the order confirmation email immediately. That says I'll be sent a tax invoice separately and I'll be notified by phone when the order is ready to collect.

              That was nearly 2 hours ago now and I still haven't received a tax invoice or a phone call / SMS. How long have other people had to wait? Although apparently I need to show the tax invoice in order to collect the order, so I guess even if they do call me I can't collect it until they send the invoice. I've checked my internet banking and my credit card has been charged so they've definitely got the payment...

                I'm in the same boat. My credit card has been charged and i've received a confirmation, but no phone call or tax invoice. I checked over my lunch break that Uncharted 3 and ME3 were both in stock. Pushing two hours. Frustrating.

                  Yeah, the annoying part for me is that I ordered thinking I'd just go in there and pick them up on my lunch break. Now lunch has been and gone and still nothing.

                  Just when I thought Harvey Norman might have done something right for a change, too. If they don't offend with their pricing they do it with their service.

                Same happened to me. Urgh.

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