Reminder: These Are The Stores Doing Xbox One Midnight Launches

Reminder: These Are The Stores Doing Xbox One Midnight Launches

Have an Xbox One pre-ordered? Wondering if your local store has a midnight launch going? We’ve got a list of every JB Hi-Fi and EB store doing a launch in this very post!

The EB Games stores receiving the full ‘official launch’ treatment are…

MacArthur Square, NSW
Helensvale, QLD
Werribee, VIC
Knox City, VIC
Tea Tree Plaza, SA
Rockingham, WA

And here are all of the stores doing your normal run-of-the-mill launches!

EB Games

Airport West
Albert Street
Albury
Alice Springs
Altona
Arana Hills
Armidale
Arndale
Ashfield
Aspley
Australia Fair
Ayr
Bairnsdale
Balgowlah
Ballarat Central
Ballina Central
Bankstown
Bateau Bay
Batemans Bay
Bathurst
Baulkham Hills
Beenleigh
Bega
Belconnen
Bendigo Marketplace
Benowa
Berri
Blackburn Square
Blacktown
Bondi
Booval
Box Hill
Brandon Park
Bribie Island
Brimbank
Brisbane City
Broadmeadows
Broadway
Broken Hill
Brookside
Browns Plains
Browns Plains Village Square
Bundaberg
Bundaberg Hinkler
Bundoora
Burleigh Heads
Burnie
Burwood
Caboolture Park
Cairns
Cairns Central
Caloundra
Campbelltown
Canberra Centre
Canelands
Cannon Hill
Capalaba
Capalaba Central
Carindale
Carlingford Court
Caroline Springs
Castle Plaza
Castle Towers
Castletown
Casuarina
Central Highlands Marketplace
Cessnock
Chadstone
Chapel St
Charlestown Sq
Chatswood
Chatswood Chase
Chermside Nth end
Chirnside Park
Chullora
City Cross
Cleveland
Clifford Gardens
Coffs Harbour
Coffs Palms Centre
Colac
Colonnades
Corio
Cranbourne
Dalby
Dandenong
Dapto
Darling Harbour
Deception Bay
Devonport
DFO Cairns
Docklands
Doncaster Ground Floor
Dubbo
Eastgardens
Eastlands
EB World Square
Elizabeth
Endeavour Hills
Epping
Erina Fair
Fairfield
Figtree
Firle
Forest Hill
Forest Lakes
Forster
Fountain Gate
Frankston Town
Galeries
Garden City
Gawler
GC Harbourtown
Geelong
Gladstone
Glendale
Glenelg
Golden Grove
Gosford
Goulburn
Gracemere
Grafton
Greenhills
Greensborough
Griffith
Gungahlin
Gympie
Hallet Cove
Harbourtown Adelaide
Hastings
Helensvale
Hervey Bay
Highpoint
Hobart
Hollywood Plaza
Hornsby
Horsham
Hurstville
Indooroopilly
Ingle Farm
Innisfail
Inverell
Ipswich
Jesmond
Kangaroo Flat
Karingal
Karratha
Katoomba
Kawana
Kempsey
Keysborough
Kingaroy
Kingston
Knox City
Kotara
Lake Haven
Lake Macquarie
Launceston
Lavington
Lismore
Lismore Woodlark St
Lithgow
Liverpool
Logan
Logan Central
Lutwyche
MacArthur Square
MacQuarie Centre
Maitland
Marion
Maroubra
Marrickville
Maryborough
Meadow Mews
Melbourne Central
Melton
Menai
Merrylands
Midvalley
Mildura
Millner Homemaker
Miranda
Mittagong
Moonee Ponds
Moranbah
Morayfield
Mornington
Mt Barker
Mt Druitt
Mt Gambier
Mt Gravatt
Mt Isa
Mt Ommaney
Mt Pleasant
Mudgee
Munno Para
Murray Bridge
Murwillumbah
Muswellbrook
Nambour
Narellan
Nepean
Nerang
Noosaville
North Gate
North Lakes
Northcote Plaza
Northlands
Nowra
Orange
Pacific Fair
Pakenham
Palmerston
Parabanks
Parkes
Parramatta
Peninsula Fair
Penrith ground lvl
Plenty Valley
Plumpton
Point Cook
Port Augusta
Port Lincoln
Port Macquarie
Port Pirie
Raymond Terrace
Redbank Plaza
Rhodes
Richmond
Richmond Markets
Ringwood (Ringwood Square customers can pick up orders here)
Riverside
Robina
Rockhampton
Rockhampton Fair
Rose City
Rosebud
Roselands
Rouse Hill
Runaway Bay
Rundle Mall
Salamander Bay
Sale
Seaford
Sefton
Settlement City
Seven Hills
Shellharbour
Shepparton
Shoreline
Singleton
Smithfield Cairns
Somerville
South Toowoomba
Southgate
Southlands (DFO Moorabbin customers can pick up orders here)
Southport
Springfield
Springwood
St Clair
St Marys
Stafford City
Stanhope
Stockland Townsville
Strathpine
Sunbury Square
Sunnybank
Sunnybank Hills
Sunshine Marketplace
Sunshine Plaza
Surfers Paradise
Swanston Street
Sylvania Waters
Taigum
Tamworth
Tamworth 2
Taree
Tea Tree Plaza
The Glen
The Pines
Toombul
Toormina
Toowong
Toowoomba
Top Ryde
Townsville
Traralgon
Tuggerah
Tuggeranong
Tweed City
Underwood
Victor Harbour
Victoria Point
Wagga
Wangaratta
Warragul
Warrawong
Warriewood
Warringah Mall
Warringal
Warrnambool
Watergardens
Waurn Ponds
Waverley Gardens
Wendouree Ballarat
Werribee Plaza
West Lakes
Wetherill Park
Whyalla
Willows Townsville
Winston Hills
Woden Plaza
Wodonga
Wollongong
Woy Woy
Wynnum Plaza
Yeppoon

JB Hi-Fi is also doing a number of midnight launches…

JB Hi-Fi

NSW
CHARLESTOWN
COFFS HARBOUR
ERINA
GLENDALE
HORNSBY
MACARTHUR SQ
MERRYLANDS
MIRANDA
MT DRUITT
NEWCASTLE
NORTH RYDE
PORT MACQUARIE
ROUSE HILL
SHELLHARBOUR
TAMWORTH
TOP RYDE
WARRINGAH
WESTFIELD CHATSWOOD
WESTFIELD KOTARA
WESTFIELD PARRAMATTA
WORLD SQUARE

VIC
BENDIGO
BOURKE STREET
BRIGHTON
CAMBERWELL
CHADSTONE
CHIRNSIDE PARK
DONCASTER
THE GLEN
HIGHPOINT
KNOX
MALVERN
MELBOURNE CITY
MILDURA
NUNAWADING
PRAHRAN
RINGWOOD
SHEPPARTON
SOUTHLAND
SOUTH WHARF
WATERGARDENS

QLD
LOGANHOLME
CARINDALE
TOWNSVILLE

SA
ADELAIDE CITY
COLONNADES
ELIZABETH
GEPPS CROSS
MARION
MELROSE PARK
MODBURY
MUNNO PARA
WEST LAKES

ACT
BELCONNEN
CANBERRA CITY
WODEN

Good luck everyone!

Comments

  • Does anyone know how JB usually handle midnight launches? A lot of info out there about what EB is doing, but JB don’t seem to have a clue.

    • For outside stores it will just be a matter of waiting outside. Probably get there before 11pm
      For inside stores I recommend you turn up around 10-10:30 at the closest outside entrance. Either there will be people waiting there already, or people waiting inside closer to the store entrance proper.

      Then just have fun, chat to people around you, and listen to instructions from staff as to what the procedure will be.

      Note: This is based on my experience of the Wii console launch and other lesser launches (all at EB Games), as well as educated guesswork.

    • Call the store about 8PM on the night. You should get someone who knows what’s going on. It’s pretty important if you’re planning on going to a large shopping center based store since they may shut certain carparks/entrances for late night events.
      For instance Highpoint has the cinema right near their JB Hi-Fi, so I’m guessing the same rules would apply to JB midnight launches there as the cinema. Everything but that floor and the two directly attached parking lots get locked up. If you were to go into one of the other carparks you’d find yourself having to take a long walk in the dark, empty areas around the outside to get in/out, and that’s not a smart thing to do carrying $700-ish or a brand new XBOX One and some games.

    • My JB said drop in early – pay for everything and they’ll give me a receipt with a barcode and bag it all up in prep. Then when I go back at midnight it is simply scan and walk out.

      Think it helps that World Square will be open right through – they’re not closing up and re-opening.

  • So, I just checked my pre-order receipt and a curious thing has occurred that I am not sure if standard or not. I appear to have only been charged for the pre-order deposits on everything with no reference to the full price on things and the guy behind the counter implied that everything was in order to pay x amount of dollars to pick it up (where x = about $400 less than the expected cost) Should I just keep my mouth tightly shut except for the “here’s my details, lemme just pay x” line? I will report back with results on Friday!

    • Don’t stress it – mine is the same. They usually don’t include the final price on the pre-order because t is subject to change.

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