Here Are The Stores Doing Halo 4 Midnight Launches (There Are A Lot Of Them)

If you've pre-ordered, or you just sort of feel like rocking up at midnight and trying to chance your arm at getting a copy, we thought we'd try and put together a relatively comprehensive list of the stores doing midnight launches for the release of Halo 4. Brace yourself. A lot of stores will be open!

I'll start with EB, mainly because EB stores are playing host to the big official launches throughout the country...

Electronics Boutique

Official Launches

NSW EB MacArthur Street, Campbelltown Featuring a cinema showing of Towards Dawn and an 8 player LAN set-up.

QLD EB Carindale, Carindale Featuring a cinema showing of Towards Dawn and an 8 player LAN set-up.

VIC EB Werribee, Werribee Featuring an 8 player LAN set-up.

SA EB Tea Tree Plaza, Modbury Featuring an 8 player LAN set-up.

Midnight Launches

EB Airport West EB Albert Street* EB Albury EB Alice Springs* EB Altona EB Arana Hills* EB Armidale* EB Arndale* EB Aspley* EB Ayr* EB Bairnsdale EB Ballarat Central EB Ballina Central* EB Bankstown* EB Bateau Bay* EB Bathurst* EB Bay City EB Beenleigh* EB Belconnen* EB Bendigo Marketplace EB Berri* EB Blackburn Square EB Blacktown* EB Bondi* EB Booval~ Joint launch held @ EB Ipswich EB Box Hill EB Brandon Park EB Bribie Island* EB Brimbank EB Brisbane City~ Joint launch held @ EB Albert St EB Broadmeadows EB Broken Hill* EB Brookside* EB Browns Plains Village Square* EB Browns Plains* EB Bundaberg Hinkler* EB Bundaberg* EB Burleigh Heads* EB Burnie* EB Burwood* EB Caboolture Park* EB Cairns Central* EB Cairns* EB Caloundra* EB Campbelltown* EB Canberra Centre* EB Canelands* EB Cannon Hill* EB Capalaba~ Joint launch held @ EB Capalaba EB Capalaba Central* EB Carindale* EB Caroline Springs EB Castle Plaza* EB Castle Towers* EB Castletown* EB Casuarina* EB Central Highlands Marketplace* EB Cessnock* EB Chadstone - opening from 9PM EB Chapel St EB Charlestown Sq* EB Chatswood* EB Chermside Nth end* EB Chirnside Park EB City Cross EB Cleveland* EB Clifford Gardens~ Joint launch held @ EB Toowoomba EB Coffs Harbour* EB Colac EB Colonnades* EB Corio EB Cranbourne - opening from 9PM EB Dalby* EB Dandenong EB Dapto* EB Deception Bay* EB Devonport* EB DFO Cairns~ Joint launch held @ EB Cairns Central EB Doncaster Ground Floor EB Dubbo* EB East Doncaster EB Eastgardens* EB Eastlands* EB Echuca EB Elizabeth* EB Emerald~ Joint launch @ EB Pakenham EB Endeavour Hills EB Epping EB Erina Fair* EB Fairfield* EB Firle* EB Forest Hill EB Forest Lakes* EB Fountain Gate - opening from 9PM EB Frankston Town - opening from 9PM EB Garden City* EB Gawler* EB Geelong* - opening from 9PM EB George Street* EB Gladstone* EB Glendale* EB Glenelg EB Golden Grove* EB Gosford* EB Goulburn* EB Grafton* EB Greenhills* EB Greensborough EB Griffith* EB Gungahlin* EB Gympie* EB Hallet Cove* EB Hamilton EB Harbourtown Adelaide EB Hastings EB Helensvale* EB Hervey Bay* EB Highpoint EB Hollywood Plaza* EB Hornsby* EB Horsham EB Hurstville* EB Inala* EB Indooroopilly* EB Ingle Farm* EB Ipswich* - opening from 9PM EB Jesmond* EB Kangaroo Flat EB Karingal - opening from 9PM EB Karratha* EB Katoomba* EB Kawana* EB Kempsey* EB Keysborough EB Kingaroy* EB Kingston* EB Knox Cityl - opening from 9PM EB Kotara* EB Lake Haven* EB Lake Macquarie* EB Launceston* - opening from 9PM EB Lavington EB Lismore* EB Liverpool* EB Logan Central* EB Logan* EB Lutwyche* EB MacArthur Square* EB MacQuarie Centre* - opening from 9PM EB Maitland* EB Marion* EB Maryborough* EB Meadow Mews~ Joint launch held @ EB Launceston EB Melbourne Central* EB Melton EB Merrylands* EB Midvalley EB Mildura* EB Millner Homemaker EB Miranda* EB Mittagong* EB Moonee Ponds EB Moranbah* EB Morayfield* EB Mornington EB Mt Barker* EB Mt Druitt* EB Mt Gambier EB Mt Gravatt* EB Mt Isa* EB Mt Ommaney* EB Mt Pleasant* EB Mudgee* EB Murray Bridge* EB Muswellbrook* EB Nambour* EB Narellan* EB Noosaville* EB North Gate* EB Northcote Plaza EB Northlakes* EB Northlands EB Nowra* EB Orange* EB Pacific Fair* EB Pakenham EB Palmerston* EB Parabanks* EB Parkes* EB Parramatta* EB Peninsula Fair* EB Penrith ground lvl * EB Penrith Plaza lvl 2* EB Plenty Valley EB Point Cook* - opening from 9PM EB Port Augusta* EB Port Hedland* EB Port Lincoln* EB Port Macquarie* EB Raintrees~ Joint launch held @ EB Cairns Central EB Raymond Terrace* EB Redbank Plaza* EB Richmond EB Richmond Markets* EB Ringwood - opening from 9PM EB Ringwood Square~ Joint launch held @ EB Ringwood EB Riverside* EB Robina* EB Rockhampton~ Joint launch held @ EB Rockhampton Fair EB Rockhampton Fair* EB Rose City* EB Rosebud - opening from 9PM EB Roselands* EB Rouse Hill* EB Rundle Mall* - opening at 12am, no earlier. EB Salamander Bay* EB Sale EB Seaford* EB Sefton* EB Settlement City* EB Shellharbour* EB Shepparton EB Shoreline* EB Smithfield Cairns* EB Somerville EB South Toowoomba* EB Southgate* EB Southlands - opening from 9PM EB Springfield* - opening from 9PM EB Springwood* EB Stafford City* EB Stanhope* EB Stockland Townsville~ Joint launch held @ EB Townsville EB Strathpine* EB Sunbury Square EB Sunnybank Hills* EB Sunnybank* EB Sunshine Marketplace EB Sunshine Plaza* EB Surfers Paradise EB Swan Hill EB Swanston Street* - opening from 9PM EB Taigum* EB Tamworth 2* EB Tamworth* EB Taree* EB Tea Tree Plaza* EB The Glen EB The Pines* EB Toombul* EB Toowong* EB Toowoomba* EB Townsville* EB Traralgon EB Tuggerah* EB Tuggeranong* EB Tweed City* EB Underwood* EB Victor Harbour* EB Victoria Point* EB Wagga* EB Wangaratta* EB Warragul EB Warrawong* EB Warriewood* EB Warringah Mall* EB Warrnambool EB Watergardens EB Waurn Ponds EB Waverley Gardens EB Wendouree Ballarat EB Werribee Plaza - opening from 9PM EB West Lakes* EB Wetherill Park* EB Whyalla* EB Willows Townsville* EB Woden Plaza* EB Wodonga EB Wollongong* EB Woy Woy* EB Wynnum Plaza* EB Yeppoon*

NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, stores are opening from 10PM on November 5 for midnight release. * Store is also open from 8am on release day ~ Joint launch

JB Hi-Fi is also opening certain stores for midnight launches, but only five.

JB Hi-Fi

Carindale, QLD Glendale, NSW Miranda, NSW Kotara Homemaker Centre, NSW Townsville, QLD


    I told myself I wouldn't do another midnight launch........shit.

    Disappointed with jbhifi midnight launches....

      Yeah, I have my pre-order at the Galeries Victoria in the sydney CBD, which I thought was one of their bigger stores. Maybe they can't convince centre management to open and have guards/managers on duty just for them. :/

        I think the issue is also having to staff the other sections like music and movies

    Haha, I chuckled when I saw the comparison between EB stores and JB stores.

      I chuckled when I saw the price difference between EB and JB stores.

    Mark do you know which JB store in Townsville is open? Not that I care I preordered from EB.

      Willows shopping centre

    Stupid Perth :(

      Agreed. 8am can't come soon enough.

        +1. One of the best memories I share with my son is lining up in the Hay St Mall for the midnight launch of Halo 2. This just makes Perth look lame.

          I remember that! Going in at 8am for Halo3 just didn't feel the same.

    I was just in my local EB (hoping it had broken street date), and the manager there asked me if I was coming tonight.... they'd better clear that place out if they want to fit an 8 player LAN setup in there.

    No WA stores? BOOOOO!!!!

    Cmon big w! Fuck up like you always do and break street date!

      Don't know what you mean by that, but I've never been able to buy games early, movies yeah sure but never games. And I work there...

    "Featuring a cinema showing of Towards Dawn and an 8 player LAN set-up."
    "Featuring a cinema showing of Towards Dawn"


    do they mean forward unto dawn?

    Greensborough EB will have a 6-8 player LAN set up as well, courtesy of me :P

    So strange that they always seem to do big important things at EB Campbelltown of all places.

    From what I remember of the other states, Werribee and TTP are rather out-of-the-way too.

      Ttp is one of the biggest EB's in SA..

    Pfft. Why would you go to a midnight launch when you could do what I'm doing and play your last match of Reach ever? Considering that the servers are so populated for Reach, I think you'd be mad not to.

    I was spewing that all the Halo 4 console bundle preorders were exhausted, but picked up a Star Wars console bundle on-special instead. Good times! I really wanted that transparent-Xbox. Too bad, it's R2D2 now instead!

    I can wait 10 hours to get it for $20 less at JB than EB. And I can do that drinking I had scheduled in this evening as well.

    I'm fairly sure JB is doing a midnight launch in Penrith Plaza, Thats what staff told me when I pre-ordered

    With the JB preorders for the midnight launch. I haven't finished paying it off so can I do it tonight or do I have to pay the rest before trading hours finish?

    As an ex-EB employee, there's absolutely nothing worse than working a midnight launch. I worked at Bathurst (which I noticed was on the list) and would like to give a shout out to the poor bastards who have to work tonight's shift. I don't envy them at all.

      kids screaming at you, parents in your face, late hours , no time and a half that kind of thing ?

        Standing around for three hours for twenty minutes of mass panic and rush, then more standing around. And because you're starting work at ten pm you can't do anything with your evening. Some workers would really get into it and enjoy themselves, but I'm a surly dude and really used to hate doing them.

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