Getting an Xbox Series X at launch as well? We've also rounded up where you can find Xbox Series X games cheap in Australia.
Now that the PS5 is technically out (albeit impossible to get), the price of games is going up in Australia. While most blockbuster new releases have traditionally RRPed for AU$99.95 at launch, most retailers (with some notable exceptions) usually knock between AU$10-20 off that price. But going forward, you'll be lucky to get a next-gen launch title for less than AU$100. While that's truer for first-party titles than others, it's a trend you should be aware of.
The increase was probably inevitable. Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said in September that with production costs going up "200 to 300 percent" it was a well overdue move. But whether it's justified or not, it's a reality: you're going to have to fork out more dollars.
At the time of writing, most PS5 launch games are selling at prices ranging from AU$109 through to AU$125. If you managed to get a PS5 pre-order, you're probably going to need to make some wise purchasing decisions.
Luckily, there are some tricks available to get your PS5 games marginally cheaper. One is shopping around, which we've already done for you below. The other is taking note of which PS4 games have free PS5 upgrades: for example, buying Sackboy: A Big Adventure on PS4 will save you AU$10, and comes with a free upgrade to the PS5 version. Niiice.
Below is the cheapest way to buy the biggest PS5 games at the time of writing. Bargains only really apply to games getting the physical boxed treatment: all digital launch titles, including Bugsnax and The Pathless, will be sold exclusively through the PS Store. We'll keep this page updated if (and when) things change.
PS5 game deals in Australia - physical editions
PS5 game deals in Australia - digital editions
At the time of writing, the PS5 games available to pre-order on the PlayStation Store is limited: the likes of Demon's Souls and Spider-Man: Miles Morales are available, but when it comes to digital-only launch titles like Bugsnax, The Pathless and Observer: System Redux, they've yet to appear. We'll be sure to update this section when they do appear—hopefully with a nice pre-order discount to boot.
That said, here are the PS5 launch titles that are available digitally on the PlayStation Store at the moment. Do be aware that buying them physically is cheaper at the time of writing.
Buy Asassin's Creed Valhalla | AU$99.95
Buy Assassin's Creed Valhalla Gold Edition | AU$149.95
Buy Assassin's Creed Valhalla Ultimate Edition | AU$169.95
Buy Demon's Souls | AU$124.95
Buy Demon's Souls Digital Deluxe Edition | AU$154.95
Buy Godfall | AU$114.95
Buy Godfall Deluxe Edition | AU$144.95
Buy Godfall Ascended Edition | AU$159.95
Buy NBA 2K21 | AU$109.95
Buy NBA 2K21 Next Generation Mamba Forever Edition | AU$149.95
Buy Sackboy: A Big Adventure | AU$109.95
Buy Sackboy: A Big Adventure Digital Deluxe Edition | AU$139.95
Buy Spider-Man: Miles Morales | AU$94.95
Buy Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition | AU$124.95