Games are expensive, and that's never been truer than in 2021: Sony first-party games are set to increase across the board, and some third-party publishers like 2K and Activision are following suit. Two shiny (but expensive) new consoles are now available in the PS5 and Xbox Series X, and the Nintendo Switch OLED and Steam Deck are on the horizon (assuming the latter ships to Australia). This is an expensive hobby.
On this page you'll find a regularly updated list of the best gaming deals in Australia, ranging consoles, games and peripherals. While it's true that games are getting more expensive, it's also true that there's never been more retail competition in Australia: trusty outlets like JB Hi-Fi and EB Games now have Amazon Australia to contend with, not to mention eBay, Big W, Target, and a range of other online outlets. We'll do our best to ensure that the prices published here are the very lowest you can get, though we'll be avoiding secondhand goods and grey market key sellers.
Without further ado:
Far Cry 6 for
If you want to jump into another 50+ hour assortment of Ubisoft quest markers (we jest: it's actually really good), Far Cry 6 is pretty reasonably price on Amazon (though it was just AU$69 at launch). It's for all platforms: PS5, PS4 and Xbox. Note that the PS4 version comes with a free upgrade to the next-gen edition. Via Amazon.
F1 2021 for PS5, PS4 and Xbox |
This year's brilliant F1 instalment comes with the usual career mode and online play, but it also has the bonkers good 'Braking Point' narrative mode, which brings some heart and tears into F1 racing. This only released last month so a substantial AU$33.95 discount is notable indeed.
Nintendo deals in Australia
- Bravely Default 2 | AU$64 (usually AU$79.95)
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD | AU$64 (usually AU$79.95)
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe | AU$64 (usually AU$79.95)
- Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order | AU$59.95 (usually AU$79.95)
- Monster Hunter Rise | AU$58 (usually AU$79.95)
- Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin | AU$68 (usually AU$79.95)
- Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe | AU$59 (usually AU$79.95)
- Super Smash Bros Ultimate | AU$69 (usually AU$89.95)
- Team Sonic Racing | AU$48 (usually AU$59.95)
Nintendo Switch console | AU$439 (usually AU$469.95)
The Nintendo Switch price has varied quite a bit lately, especially post Amazon Prime, so this ain't the best price in history but it's still under the RRP. This discount applies to both the neon blue and red model, as well as the more reserved grey version.
Nintendo Switch Pro-Controller | AU$89 (usually AU$99.95)
A passable discount on the Switch's Pro-Controller, though it's regularly cheaper to the tune of AU$79. You're probably going to want this if you're a heavy docked user - especially if you love platformers (it's got a superior D-pad) and first-person shooters (it's got better analog sticks).
Nintendo Switch Lite (Grey) | AU$259 on Amazon (usually AU$329.95)
If you're keen on a portable-only Switch, this is great value, and the best price we've seen since Amazon Prime Day. You can't connect it to your TV, but it'll provide access to a library of multiple hundreds of games to play on the go (or in bed).
PlayStation deals in Australia
- Assassin's Creed Valhalla for PS4 | AU$38 (usually AU$99.95)
- Demon's Souls for PS5 | AU$89 (usually AU$124.95)
- Dirt 5 for PS4 | AU$49 (usually AU$99.95)
- Doom Eternal for PS4 | AU$29 (usually AU$99.95)
- Far Cry 6 for PS5 | AU$72.90 (usually AU$99.95)
- Hitman 3 for PS4 | AU$79 (usually AU$99.95)
- Immortals Fenyx Rising for PS4 or PS5 | AU$39 (usually AU$99.95)
- Mafia: Definitive Edition | AU$29 (usually AU$69.95)
- Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate | AU$49 (usually AU$89.95)
Outriders | AU$74.90 (usually AU$99.95)
- Resident Evil Village for PS4 | AU$68 (usually AU$109.95)
- Returnal for PS5 | AU$88 (usually AU$124.95)
- Spider-Man: Miles Morales for PS5 | AU$65 (RRP AU$94.95)
- Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition for PS5 | AU$88 (usually AU$124.95)
- Watch Dogs Legion for PS4 or PS5 | AU$34 (usually AU$99.95)
DualSense Wireless Controller | AU$99.72 (usually AU$109.95)
With this current Amazon discount, you're paying about the same for the DualSense as you used to pay for a DualShock 4. If you've handled one of these beauties you'll know it's worth the money: if you're yet to get ahold of a PS5 (we don't blame you) they really are a treat.
Xbox deals in Australia
- Assassin's Creed Valhalla | AU$38 (usually AU$99.95)
- Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War | AU$84.95 (usually AU$119.95)
- Far Cry 6 | AU$78 (usually AU$99.95)
- Ghost Recon Breakpoint | AU$15
- Hitman 3 | AU$79 (usually AU$99.95)
- Immortals Fenyx Rising | AU$36 (usually AU$99.95)
NBA 2K21 | AU$19 (usually AU$99.95)
- MotoGP 21 | AU$47.34 (usually AU$60.48)
- Red Dead Redemption 2 | AU$39 (usually AU$49.95)
- Ride 4 | AU$39 (usually AU$79)
- Watch Dogs Legion | AU$39 (usually AU$99.95)
- Yakuza: Like a Dragon | AU$49 (usually AU$99.95)