The Cheapest Copies Of Fire Emblem: Three Houses

It doesn't cost much to lead one of Fodlan's greatest houses.

The magnum opus for Intelligent Design's heartbreaking strategy game is available from today at retailers across Australia. Because it's a Switch game, there's not a lot of competition to battle for anything around the $60 mark, but on the bright side you should have no difficulty getting the game for $69 somewhere.

It's also the first instance where the eShop might be your best bet, if you have an eShop voucher or a ton of Nintendo points saved up. Anyway, here's the scoreboard:

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Fire Emblem Three Houses: Australian Prices

Not too bad. Again, your best chance of a discount is probably by cashing in an eShop voucher or your Nintendo points. That way the whole game will be on your microSD card, which is always a bonus.

But if you're going the cartridge route, $69 isn't a bad price to pay. Probably a dollar/hour of gameplay, knowing how deep most people go into Fire Emblem games. And you don't even have to buy Fire Emblem twice, unlike Fire Emblem Fates.

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    I think Fire Emblem is also eligible for Nintendo's $135 two for one voucher. That makes it $67.50 for a digital copy, which isn't bad.

      That's what I meant by the digital voucher!

        Ah! Between Fire Emblem, Luigi's mansion, Link's Awakening and Astral Chain I think Nintendo will be getting some decent money out of me regardless in the next couple of months...

    From all reports there is WAY over 100 hours of game play without trying. SO likely closer to 50c an hour. Great value.

      Unless it's 20 hours of exciting things followed by 120 hours of unnecessary padding then it's terrible value.

        True but apparently its 3 complete seperate campaigns. Read they were over 50 hours each. Will have to wait for reviews I guess.

    This game looks very good. Tempted to pull the trigger at launch which is rare for me!

      I'm in the same boat.

      I basically never buy at launch (I actually don't think I've ever once payed the full original price for any game except possibly Breath of the Wild, but that was bundled with a discounted Switch, so that probably doesn't count either), but given quality Nintendo exclusives almost never drop in price in the lifetime of a console I figure why not, I adored Awakening, and if it's half as good as Awakening was I'll still be happy.

    Something the article doesn't mention is that there is a $37 content pass as well with the eShop having a bundle of the main game and pass for $117. It's not a particularly good bundle given that you don't save anything but the pass is something to keep in mind as a potential extra purchase.

    Put an After Pay order in through Big W. Just waiting to be able to head in a collect it.

    At least have my weekend sorted for the most part.

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