JB Hi-Fi Has Some Cracker Gaming Deals This Month

JB Hi-Fi Has Some Cracker Gaming Deals This Month

JB Hi-Fi is a big fan of gaming sales, and this month is no exception. Their latest set of deals, set to go live on February 6, might just entice a few of you.

There’s a select range of consoles and accessories on sale, as well as a handful of games. Here’s the highlights.

JB Hi-Fi Gaming Accessories On Sale

  • Xbox One S 1TB Bundle (includes Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order download code) – $379
  • PlayStation 1TB Console (includes Death Stranding) – $479
  • New Nintendo Switch – $449
  • Nintendo Switch Pro Controller – $89
  • PS4 DualShock Controllers – $79
  • Xbox One Wireless Controller – $79
  • Recon 70 Wired Gaming Headset (For XBO, PS4 and NS) – $59

JB Hi-Fi Games On Sale

  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider (PS4/XBO) – $9
  • Rainbow Six Siege (PS4/XBO) – $19
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3 (NS) – $69
  • Super Mario Odyssey (NS) – $69
  • Mario Kart 8 (NS) – $69
  • Pokémon Sword/Shield (NS) – $69
  • The Legend of Zelda – Link’s Awakening (NS) – $69
  • Monster Energy Supercross 3 (PS4/XBO) – $79
  • Death Stranding (PS4) – $79
  • Dragon Ball Z – Kakarot (PS4/XBO) – $79
  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare (PS4/XBO) – $79
  • Sniper: Ghost Warrior – Contracts – $69
  • Just Dance 2020 (PS4/NS) – $49
  • Grand Theft Auto V (PS4/XBO) – $39
  • Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection (NS) – $79
  • Assassin’s Creed III Remastered (NS) – $39
  • Rayman Legends (NS) – $34
  • Monopoly (NS) – $29

The sale ends February 19, so if you’re eyeing any of these deals up, you’ll need to get in fast.

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    • That’s about the price I picked up Andromeda for. Even though it was released in 2018, they must have not got very close to expectations with SOTTR sales to discount so heavily.

      • I picked up shadow of the tomb raider for $9 a couple months ago.
        Uninstalled after about an hour and a half.

        I loved the first reboot, tolerated the sequel. This one continues the downward trend in my opinion.

      • I bought it from EB at that price and I’m digging it, it’s dragging a little compared to the first two at the point I’m at. Definitive Edition DLC regularly goes on sale for $15 if you want the extra tombs, which are the best part of the game IMO.

  • Look, I’m glad you’ve posted that there is a sale on, and given that (for the Switch at least) there are a whole swathe of ‘first party’ games on offer… but those prices are basically BigW’s ‘launch day’ prices. And flatly, none of that console hardware is a compelling price.

    Should this post be declared as paid advertising?

    Because it kinda has that air about it

    • It’s not. Paid advertising means JB would have had paid us to write about it, in which case there’s a required disclosure. We do all these sales things editorially because people enjoy reading it, and they like the service – that’s it!

      • Do people seriously enjoy seeing overpriced games promoted as ‘cracker deals’ on more or less a monthly basis?

        You’ve said this several times before, and I’m curious to know how you came to that conclusion since it clearly can’t have been based on comments in the article.

        No doubt the promise of ‘cracker deals’ gets some click through but it’s hard to imagine the enthusiasm would still be there with even a cursory attempt at price checking.

        Are you sure that Kotaku isn’t simply engaging in a little bit of search engine optimisation?

        • It’s an analytics thing on what people like to read. JB stories have always done well since I’ve been here, so it makes sense that we’d keep writing them.

          • I wonder how the analytics would look if the lead was changed to “JB Hi-Fi Has Some Crappy Gaming Deals This Month”… LOL

          • So even if people click through to express their displeasure at the article, or to comment that they don’t want to see this kind of article, that is seen as a win as it got more clicks?

            Okay, if that is the case, sure in the interests of journalism, the body text at least could read that it isn’t really much of a sale, and you can get the same or better prices at BigW.

            This isn’t a cracker sale under any definition of the term, it does feel misleading at best.

      • People do not enjoy being duped. Your comment is fallacious. You assume clicks = enjoyment. I imagine most readers are simply enticed by the prospect of a bargain. It’s a case of diminishing returns and you compromise the integrity of your name each time you resort to these tawdry tactics – claiming ‘analytics’ supports these editorial decisions is disingenuous. You chose to use the phrase ‘cracker deals’ just to get more views. It’s a cynical act… nothing more.

  • I find the Xbox One S 1Tb bundle also strange.. I literally picked up the same bundle from JB Hi Fi for $269 about 2 weeks ago by walking into the store and seeing it for a decent price.. Now it’s $110 MORE and supposedly still on sale?

    • Actually, that’s not surprising. I noticed this about Aus stores. (For XB1/PS4) there’s a RRP of $99, but JB and a few other stores have a price war for the launch window, and price can go as low as $59 for that week.

      Afterwards, it pops back up to whatever they consider to be their normal price.

      Of course, it creates a weird expectation that a recently released game is worth $59 instead of $99.

  • Has the Publish date been modified? I remember seeing this yesterday..
    It now says it was published today (05/02 at 7:00am) and still has yesterdays comments on it (04/02) Is this just to get it back on the front page?

  • This article is just click bait.

    People want to see genuine sales when they click on these articles not stuff that is rrp and a heading of ‘CRaZy SaLe!!”, which clearly this is not.

  • quick and simple, you mob dun goofed.

    you put up a crap ‘article’ and got called out for it in the comments.

    aim highter next time?

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