Christmas has come and gone for another year, and you know what that means: It's Boxing Day! Aussie gamers will know Boxing Day has always offered plenty of bargain opportunities on gaming essentials and sure enough Boxing Day in 2022 is delivering the goods.
There are some ripper savings on offer, with even Nintendo first-party titles landing some unheard of discounts. But it doesn't matter whether you play on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, or PC, there is almost certainly something for everybody during Boxing Day sales this year.
That's just as true if you're looking to save on comics, manga, board games, TCGs and Lego kits, as everything is fair game for discounts during Boxing Day this year.
Just below, you will find all of the retailers we'd recommend checking out for this year's Boxing Day sales alongside their latest offers.
Best Boxing Day deals
Console and headset deals
Valve Steam Deck (256GB) |
AU$1,500 AU$1,055 at Kogan (save AU$445)
If you're a PC gamer, you already know that Valve hate Australia. Almost a year since launching in the US, Canada and Europe, Valve's handheld Steam Deck still has no announced release date for Australia and there's no sign it will get one. Nonetheless, you can get your hands on the handheld gaming beast as an import if you're willing to part with a ton of cash. So that makes this saving all the more attractive. The Steam Deck with 256GB of storage will cost you as much as AU$1,500 most everywhere else, but comes in at just a tick over AU$1K here thanks to the folk at Kogan.
Keen to get your hands on a PS5 and a copy of one of 2022's most acclaimed games? You can get your hands on this PS5 bundle with disc edition console and digital copy of God of War Ragnarök at a slight discount of AU$50 attached. You'll have to make sure you apply code SNSDEC at checkout to snap up the saving on this one.
We finally seem to have seen the end of the PS5's stock woes (*touch wood*) with stock of Sony's latest-gen console appearing to be sticking around consistently of late. Right now you can get your hands on the Disc Edition PS5 from Amazon at its regular retail price, or do the same with the Digital Edition console if that's more your preference.
If you've been waiting around for months or years for stock of the Xbox Series X to emerge, you're in luck with an early Christmas miracle. You can head over to Amazon right now and catch the console on offer at its regular retail price, which is a feat in itself.
Xbox Series S 512GB console |
AU$499 AU$399 at Amazon (save AU$100)
We originally saw this saving opportunity pop up during Black Friday sales a month ago, but we're certainly not complaining about the return of this opportunity to save a cool AU$100 on the Xbox Series S console. Although it lacks some of the performance specs of the premium Xbox Series X console (and a disc tray), pairing the Xbox Series S up with an Xbox Game Pass subscription turns it into a powerhouse entryway into the world of new-gen gaming.
Keen to dive into the chaotic fun of Nintendo gaming for the holidays? This one's for you. Thanks to this 15% saving, you can get your hands on this bundle with the base Nintendo Switch console, digital copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a bonus three month Switch Online subscription for the same price it would cost you for the console alone.
Unless you're planning to play your games mostly handheld, this base Switch Console is every bit as good as the pricier Switch OLED. So what're you waiting for?
Deals on accessories
Save on Xbox Series S/X controllers (save up to AU$26 at Amazon)
As a handy holiday season saving, you can save a handy packet on controllers for your Xbox Series S or X console with up to AU$26 off a variety of colours.
Save on PS5 Dualsense Controllers (save up to AU$51 at Amazon)
Have a PS5 console? You'll be keen to get your hands on an additional controller and all too aware of how rare it is to see generous savings on these. Well, here's a nice surprise. Right now you can get your hands on the controller in a variety of colours at a heavily discounted price, with the dualsense in eye-catching Grey Camo particularly down to one of its lowest prices yet.
Razer DeathAdder V2 - Wired Gaming Mouse - Halo Infinite Edition |
AU$140 AU$39.90 at Microsoft eBay (save AU$100 with eBay Plus)
Keen to spruce up your PC gaming setup? You could do a hell of a lot worse than adding the impressive Razer DeathAdder V2 to the mix, and this deal will see you pay less than AU$40 on what our colleagues at PC Gamer call "one of the best mice money can buy". To get the full saving on this one, you'll need to take advantage of the 30 day free trial for eBay Plus and apply code PLUSEBTF at checkout.
Not fussed about the Halo Infinite branding here? Pay even less for the standard Razer DeathAdder V2 via Amazon, down to just AU$34.
PS5 Pulse Wireless Headset |
AU$159.95 AU$118 at Amazon (save AU$41.95)
One of the highlight new features of the PS5 is undoubtedly the introduction of Sony's specifically crafted 3D Audio technology, designed to enhance game immersion for PlayStation gamers. So naturally, getting your hands on a headset to pair with your PS5 console that is also capable of supporting 3D audio is an absolute must. That makes this Boxing Day saving very handy indeed, slashing over AU$40 off the price of the PS5 Pulse Wireless Headset in both White and Black.
It's a pink headset with kitty ears, what more do you want to know? Maybe something about the Razer quality and dependability on offer with this one, including battery life up to 20 hours with lighting on, or up to 50 hours with the lighting off. Plus you can count on quality performance and solid audio that is all more than capable of keeping up with even the more extreme gaming sessions.
Deals on games
The fourth instalment of the much-loved Diablo franchise might not be due until June 2023, but fans have waited so long at this point that anticipation can only be described as at fever-pitched. So naturally stumbling across an opportunity to save on pre-orders of this hugely exciting upcoming title are well worth considering. You can save AU$30 on a pre-order of Diablo IV for PS5, PS4 and Xbox Series X right now via Amazon.
Save on Nintendo Switch hits and hidden gems (save up to AU$50)
Nintendo titles are absolutely perfect for the holiday season, presenting not only fun, exciting opportunities for solo gameplay but equally memorable chances to pair up with a loved one (or 2-3) for endless hours of multiplayer mayhem sure to be a hit. We rarely see significant discounts on Nintendo first-party titles but that's apparently a thing of the past with some of these savings:
• Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
• Kirby and the Forgotten Land
• Sonic Frontiers
• Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
• Splatoon 3
• Super Mario Party
• Luigi's Mansion 3
• Metroid Dread
• Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze
• Xenoblade Chronicles 3
• Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes
• Pokémon Legends Arceus
• Pokémon Brilliant Diamond
• Super Mario Odyssey
• Animal Crossing New Horizons
Save on a range of PlayStation titles (save up to AU$86 at Amazon)
PlayStation gamers new and old will know that any opportunity to save on some of the console's excellent exclusive titles is always welcome, with one of the latest of these in Horizon: Forbidden West now receiving a generous discount off RRP for those who haven't had a chance to play it yet. But there's plenty of other PlayStation titles to choose from with similarly handy savings attached too:
• Horizon: Forbidden West (PS5)
• Horizon: Forbidden West (PS4)
• Ghostwire Tokyo (PS5)
• Need for Speed Unbound
• Gran Turismo 7
• Tiny Tina's Wonderlands: Next-Level Edition (PS5)
• Assassin's Creed Mirage (PS5) [PRE-ORDER]
• The Quarry (PS5)
• Sackboy: A Big Adventure (PS5)
• Dying Light 2: Stay Human (PS5)
• Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (PS5)
• NBA 2K23 (PS5)
• NBA 2K23 (PS4)
• Spider-Man Miles Morales (PS5)
• Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut (PS4)
• Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Cowabunga Edition (PS5)
If you're eyeing off the holiday season as your opportunity to catch up on some of the hottest PC titles, you're in luck, with a heap on offer at a discount thanks to the team at Green Man Gaming. Taking advantage of these bargains will net you a Steam key to add the game to your Steam library, after which you're good to go with your new titles. Check out some of our picks of the sale below:
• Neon White
• Twelve Minutes
• Gotham Knights
• Resident Evil 2
• Outlast Trinity
• Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Platinum Edition
• Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters
• XCOM: Ultimate Collection
• Silent Hill Homecoming
• F.E.A.R Pack
• The Game Creators - Mega Makers Pack
• Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Obsidian Edition
• Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
• Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days
• Hard West
If you've been lucky enough to get your hands on an Xbox Series X console or you're planning to grab one, you can find some handy savings on top games for your Xbox console in this year's Boxing Day sales. 2022's Game of the Year Elden Ring leads the savings, but there's plenty more on offer so we've picked out some of our favourites for you below:
• The Callisto Protocol
• FIFA 23
• Sonic Frontiers
• Mass Effect Legendary Edition
• Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Cowabunga Collection
• Dead Space [PRE-ORDER]
• NBA 2K23
Gaming PC deals
Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R14 Gaming Desktop |
AU$3,798.30 AU$2,370.14 at Dell eBay (save AU$1,428.16 with eBay Plus and code)
If you're looking to either upgrade your gaming PC or start from scratch, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the sheer power on offer with the Alienware R14. With an AMD Ryzen 7 5800X processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 video card, this one is a quality gaming option if you aren't interested in going to the effort of building your own. To get the full savings on this one, you'll have to sign up for eBay Plus (which offers a 30 day free trial) and apply code DELLSAV22. Or non-Plus members can pay only AU$2,430.91 with code DELLSAV20.
Gaming laptop deals
If you're considering a gaming laptop but don't want to break the bank, while still seeking the comfort of knowing you're getting your hands on a device that's up to the task, the MSI GF63 is a dream. The Intel Core i5 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 under the hood make it a solid option at its price, even if both are outdated and less powerful compared to more expensive options. But as a laptop for newcomers or casual gamers, this MSI GF63 is a stellar option even at full price but especially so with this handy AU$150 saving involved. Just note, it did drop to AU$250 off earlier, so might be worth watching to see if it comes down again.
When it comes to laptops, versatility is worth its weight in gold, and that's where this Lenovo IdeaPad gaming laptop shines. With an Intel Core i7 processor, RTX 3050 graphics card and 120 Hz full HD IPS display, it's an obvious gaming friendly option. But with plenty of storage and memory also packed in, this laptop boasts all the right assets to act as a dependable home or office option too.
Computing specialists Gigabyte know their way around the ins and outs of PC gaming, with a long reputation of excellence in a variety of gaming peripherals from motherboards to graphics cards and yes, laptops. So it's no surprise that this Gigabyte G5 gaming laptop is a quality build, even despite its modest price. With a 144Hz FHD display, 11th Gen Intel Core i5 Processor and 16GB RAM, it punches well above its weight as a solid PC gaming option even before taking this saving into account.
Razer Blade 14 14-inch, 16GB RAM |
AU$4,499 AU$2,999 at Amazon (save AU$1,500)
When it comes to PC gaming, one of the first brands you think of when it comes to knowing who to trust is Razer. So it's no surprise that this Razer Blade 14 gaming laptop is a serious beast, with a wicked fast NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GPU and highly responsive 165Hz Display. Built for serious gamers, you can add in a serious saving to this one with AU$1,500 off via Amazon.
With an Intel Core i5 processor and GeForce GTX 1650 GPU, the ASUS TUF F15 gaming laptop is a solid PC gaming tool with the flexibility to address a variety of computing needs. That's especially true with 16GB of RAM packed into this one, which lands a handy 20% discount with a few days still left to go until Boxing Day officially kicks off.
Gaming monitor deals
If you're after a curved gaming monitor of a decent size, our colleagues at TechRadar handed this monitor a solid 4 star review back in 2020 with a special appreciation for its quality IPS visuals and fantastic all-round performance. It might lack USB-C connectivity which could be a dealbreaker for some, but you'll still be getting up to 160Hz (overclock) refresh rate on a 3440 x 1440 display.
When it comes to PC gaming, Alienware boasts name recognition for a very good reason. It knows what it's doing. So naturally getting your hands on some dependably high quality PC gaming assets comes at a price, making savings like this all the more welcome. This isn't quite the best deal we've seen on this Alienware 38-inch curved monitor, but a saving of over AU$600 on a quality option like this one is still nothing to sneeze at.
If the price is too high for you, there's also a 24.5-inch Alienware gaming monitor available at a 20% discount bringing its price down to AU$561.
If you're looking to add some curve and game-winning flexibility to your PC gaming or home office setup, you could do a lot worse than this quality monitor. With 144Hz Refresh rate and 1ms response time on top of Adaptive AMD FreeSync functionality, you'll be game ready with this 24-inch curved monitor that now tumbles to its lowest price yet for Boxing Day.
When what you're shopping for is premium quality, you have to expect to pay premium prices. So for a QLED gaming monitor with impressive gaming-friendly specs, you're usually looking at a price over AU$1K. But not anymore thanks to this hefty discount which will land you the Prism+ XQ340 Pro 34-inch monitor at a price of just AU$579.
If you're keen to shop around, you can also find a variety of other quality Prism+ gaming monitors landing discounts for Boxing Day.
Dell 32-inch curved gaming monitor (S3222HG) |
AU$469 from AU$365.85 at Dell eBay (save up to AU$103.15 with code)
Looking to add some curve to your gaming set up? This 32-inch monitor from Dell can be had for a handy discount, with eBay Plus members paying only AU$365.85 with code DELLSAV22 at checkout while non-members will pay only AU$375.20 with code DELLSAV20. Offering 165Hz refresh rates and AMD FreeSync, you'll find this one with as much value for your next gaming session as for giving a boost to your home office.
Gaming TV deals
TCL C835 55-inch Mini-LED TV |
AU$1,999 AU$1,224.55 at Factory Direct eBay (save AU$774.45 with eBay Plus)
As a TV friendlier to most budgets than premium home screens, the TCL C835 boasts a staggering array of high quality gaming features, with ALLM, 144Hz VRR and 200 Clear Motion Rate. Discounted already to AU$1,289 on the Factory Direct eBay store, taking advantage of a 30 day free trial of eBay Plus and applying code PLUSDEC1 will see the price of this one drop to just AU$1,224.55.
Also available at a similarly discounted price of AU$1,470 via Appliances Online.
TCL 98-inch C735 QLED TV |
AU$6,995 AU$4,444 at The Good Guys (save AU$2,551)
Proving that size doesn't have to equal sacrifice, this mammoth 98-inch C735 QLED TV boasts fantastic picture quality, Dolby Atmos surround sound support (read: perfect for PS5 owners) and quality gaming features including VRR up to 120Hz and clear motion rate. And thanks to this saving it'll cost you less than AU$4,500, unheard of for a screen this size and of this quality.
If what you need in a home screen is exceptional OLED picture quality, 3D surround sound and an impressive list of gaming friendly features, the Sony A80K is a gift from the heavens. And as a part of Sony's 'Perfect for PS5' lineup, the A80K pairs especially well with PS5 consoles in a way deliberately designed to elevate PlayStation gaming experiences. And you can save AU$800 on the 65-inch A80K at The Good Guys right now for Boxing Day.
If you need bigger, you can also save AU$1,000 on the A80K in its 77-inch size, now down to AU$5,995.
Samsung's top of the line S95B OLED TV is a seriously powerful home screen option with exceptional OLED picture quality and wireless Dolby Atmos audio. PS5 owners especially will love the S95B's object tracking audio technology that mixes well with the PS5's 3D audio ambitions, while gamers on any console won't be left behind by the array of exceptional features the S95B offers. If you want premium quality for your home screen, take advantage of this stellar 33% saving.
If you don't need a 65-inch screen, you can also save on this one in its 55-inch size.
LG CS 65-inch OLED TV |
AU$3,695 AU$2,444 at The Good Guys (save AU$1,251)
As a part of LG's exceptional line of OLED home screens, the LG CS is a quality TV. With its α9 Gen 5 AI Processor and Dynamic Tone Mapping Pro capabilities, VRR support, a 1ms response time and NVIDIA G-Sync compatibility it's a simply exceptional gaming TV option. And you can catch it now in its 65-inch size with a cool AU$1,250 discount attached at The Good Guys.
Hisense 75-inch U7HAU ULED TV |
AU$2,799 AU$1,495 (save AU$1,304)
With QLED Quantum Dot Colour and Full Array Local Dimming, the Hisense U7HAU is highlighted by great picture quality, but elevated even further with gaming friendly HDMI 2.1 support for 4K@120Hz, variable refresh rates and auto low latency mode that make it especially appealing for gamers.
Don't let its price fool you, this Hisense U8HAU is one of the best TVs for gaming currently on the market, with its combination of generous features and budget-friendlier price representing exceptional value. With Mini-LED backlighting and QLED Quantum Dot technology built in, its picture is excellent, and HDMI 2.1 support for 4K at 120Hz with VRR and ALLM also in the mix make it especially perfect to game on.
LG C2 55-inch OLED TV |
AU$3,195 AU$2,150 at Appliance Central (save AU$1,045)
The much-hyped and acclaimed LG C2 is a seriously high quality OLED home screen that well lives up to its reputation. And with HDMI 2.1 support for 4K 120Hz, VRR, ALLM, and eARC, it offers just as much for gamers as for anybody else. And here you'll catch the 55-inch LG C2 with a saving of over AU$1,000 attached, making it very hard to resist.
Discounts available in other sizes:
AU$2,295 AU$1,599 (save AU$696)
AU$2,695 AU$1,920 (save AU$775)
AU$3,990 AU$3,090 (save AU$900)
AU$7,995 AU$5,450 (save AU$2,545)
AU$9,995 AU$7,490 (save AU$2,505)
Tabletop and TCG gaming deals
Save a bundle on board games
Like your games board and tabletop? There's no shortage of quality savings opportunities on offer for you for Boxing Day this year, even with just under a week still to go until the day itself. Whether you're a solo tabletop gamer or looking to rope in a few friends for the fun, there's something for everyone. Here's the best we've found (so far):
• Betrayal at Baldur's Gate
• Mice and Mystics
• Twilight Imperium 4th Edition
• Minecraft: Builders and Biomes
• Betrayal Legacy
• Hero Quest
• Betrayal at the House on the Hill 3rd Edition
• Ticket to Ride
• MIND MGMT The Psychic Espionage Game
• Marvel United: X-Men
• Star Wars The Clone Wars - A Pandemic System Game
• Rear Window Board Game
• Haunted Mansion Call of The Spirits
Save on TCG favourites including Magic the Gathering and Pokémon
If you're an avid TCG collector and gamer, you know boosting your decks can cost a lot at the best of times, so opportunities to save on new additions are always welcome. Thankfully, Boxing Day won't skip over TCG boosters and the like, with the below early deals proof in the pudding:
• Magic The Gathering Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate Collector Booster Box
• Magic The Gathering 2021 Arena Starter Kit
• Magic The Gathering Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Collector Booster Box
• Magic The Gathering The Brothers' War Booster Box
• Magic The Gathering The Brothers' War Bundle
• Pokémon TCG: Pokémon GO Elite Trainer Box
• Pokémon GO V Battle Deck Bundle
• Pokémon TCG: Fusion Strike Elite Trainer Box
• Pokémon TCG: Lost Origin Booster Box
Save on manga, comics and graphic novels
Boxing Day isn't about to leave the readers behind, with plenty of savings on offer for manga, comics and graphic novels including classics, new favourites and boxed sets. There's a lot to choose from, but here's our pick of the bunch so far:
• Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin (Hardcover)
• Sweet Tooth Compendium
• Batman: The Imposter
• Strange Adventures (Hardcover)
• Watchmen: Deluxe Edition
• Batman: The Long Halloween
• The Batman Box Set
• The Sandman Book One
• Dragon Ball Complete Box Set Vols. 1-16
• Berserk Deluxe Volume 1 (Hardcover)
• Demon Slayer Complete Box Set
• Akira 35th Anniversary Box Set
• Death Note (All-in-One Edition)
Whether you've recently started watching the bonkers Chainsaw Man anime adaptation or the cool Spy x Family, you can get stuck into where it all started at a discount thanks to Boxing Day and Amazon. With AU$3 off each of the manga's volumes already, you'll also find some available as part of a further saving opportunity of 5% if you spend AU$40 on eligible items. So what are you waiting for?
Save on Junji Ito manga favourites (save up to 28% off RRP)
If there is a more beloved mangaka than Junji Ito, it's hard to imagine who they might be, with Ito's prolific work never appearing to go out of style or suffer from any lack of demand. And with that being true, the savings on offer right now via Amazon for a whole variety of Junji Ito's works is a most welcome sight. Spot your new (or old) faves below:
• Uzumaki (3-in-1 Deluxe Edition)
• No Longer Human
• Tomie Complete Deluxe Edition
• The Liminal Zone
• Shiver: Junji Ito Selected Stories
• Gyo (2-in-1 Deluxe Edition)
Save a stack on hot LEGO sets
Any time there's a sales event, one of the consistent highlights is always quality savings on LEGO building sets. Well, no surprise, Boxing Day is no different to any other sale with some of the hottest LEGO sets landing steamy discounts to save you some coin. Check out our picks of the highlights below:
• Lego Art World Map Home Wall Décor Set
• Lego Marvel Super Heroes The Guardians’ Ship
• Lego Ideas Sonic The Hedgehog – Green Hill Zone
• Lego Avatar Toruk Makto and Tree of Souls
• Lego Star Wars Inquisitor Transport Scythe Starship
• Lego Creator 3in1 Pirate Ship
• Lego Star Wars Dagobah Jedi Training Diorama
• Lego Optimus Prime Building Kit
• Lego Star Wars Boba Fett’s Throne Room
Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 | from AU$609 (save up to AU$150)
If you're keen on adding comfort and style to your gaming setup, you can snag one of Secretlab’s Titan Evo gaming chairs with up to AU$150 off when you buy directly from the maker. As an adjustable, comfortable and supportive gaming chair, the Secretlab Titan Evo is tough to beat as the best money can buy so this saving is a welcome sight.
Where can I find the best Boxing Day gaming deals in Australia?
- Amazon Australia: Usually the best for gaming discounts overall
- eBay Australia: Odds and ends, peripherals and games
- Mighty Ape: Games galore, and peripherals
- Microsoft Store: Xbox Series S console at a discount here
- Green Man Gaming: Steam keys at scalding hot prices
- JB Hi-Fi: Games, and if you're lucky, consoles
Boxing Day sales: FAQ
When will Boxing Day sales begin?
Boxing Day sales are creeping closer and closer each year, with some even kicking off on Christmas Eve. Retailers tend to shift their focus once the last day of Christmas shipping has passed, which explains why we've been seeing so many savings landing before the turkey's in the oven in recent years. In general, though, the biggest Boxing Day sales kick off between December 25 and December 26 depending on the retailer.
Should you wait for Boxing Day sales?
While Boxing Day sales have long been a big deal in Australia, online retailers increasingly kick off their deals a few days in advance, or else, their Christmas sales bleed into their Boxing Day offerings. We'll be updating this page in the days before Boxing Day, so it's well worth checking in on the regular.
That said, there are some categories, like toys, that could see further discounts once the Christmas rush is over. If you're not concerned about stock levels or delivery before the actual holiday, it might be worth waiting a little.
When do the Boxing Day sales end?
Well, the truth is that the Boxing Day sales just turn into, or run into, the January sales. This means there's an extensive sales period after Christmas and means the opportunity for picking up a deal is greater and potentially more fruitful.
Looking for more great offers? Be sure to check in with our best Nintendo Switch gift guide as well as the best Xbox gifts guide and this best PS5 gifts roundup, to find all the latest deals across the major consoles.