Deal Watch: February 12th, 2014

Deal Watch: February 12th, 2014
 
 

Where's the deals at, yo?

Welcome to the second in our series of Deal Watch features, in which you can find all of the best deals, discounts, bundles and more. If it's available to you in New Zealand, we're listing it - including, for the first time, online-only pricing - where applicable. Online prices exclude shipping or any other costs (like customs, duty, or other fees that might be charged) and are the reader's responsibility to both determine and pay (should they be charged.) Websites that don't charge 

As was the case with January 28th's article, this feature will be updated periodically, and will be kept most current if you participate!  Let us know any deals you're aware of so we can ensure the list, which you'll find below, is as comprehensive as possible.

Updates

  • 14/2/2014: Added a special bundle price for PlayStation 4 at JB Hi-Fi; note: both JB Hi-Fi and Mighty Ape are reporting that they have stock of the console, but that it is limited in availability.
  • 13/2/2014: Compared items in the list to prices on www.wowhd.co.nz, adjusted best prices to suit (where applicable) - thanks to Super-Pangolin for the tip!
  • 13/2/2014: Added in-store pricing for Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare - thanks to ReaperCrew for the tip!
  • 13/2/2014: Added in-store pricing for the PS4 PlayStation Eye camera - thanks to BlakeyNZ for the tip!
  • 13/2/2014: Added note about Play-Asia.com - thanks to LoftyDog for the tip!

Notes:

  • The Warehouse had Wii U (basic) consoles for $199.00 this morning (along with Flame Red, Cosmo Black, and Pink 3DS systems) however they sold out within a few minutes of going on sale.
  • Prices are as obtained from flyers, websites, or in-store. "n/a" doesn't mean the game's not available, just that we don't know a price for that particular item in that particular category. If you know, tell us and we'll update the table.
  • The stores we've checked so far: The Warehouse (flyer and online), JB Hi-Fi (online flyer and online store), EB Games (online only), Mighty Ape (online only), NZ Game Shop (online only)
  • Note: only stores that sell games for PAL region consoles / games that will work with equipment supplied in New Zealand will be considered. Consoles from outside of New Zealand are not considered, except where shipping is included in the price and the price is under $400 total.
  • Play-Asia.com is often cheaper than the prices listed below, however games bought from that site are generally from the Asian or American region. In the case of the PS4, at least, DLC is locked to the region of the game; if you bought Call of Duty: Ghosts, for example, and you wanted to buy the Onslaught DLC pack, you'd need to create a US PSN account and sort out separate payment options (etc) to purchase the DLC using that account - something which, according to NZGamer.com user Coddfish, is against Sony's terms and conditions. For this reason, games from outside of the PAL region are not considered a "like for like" comparison and have been excluded from the list.

Best Prices

Consoles, bundles, and recent games; if there's a game you'd like compared here (we obviously can't list them all) let us know in the comments.

Nintendo 3DS

  Consoles Retail Online
    2DS (White / Red, or Black / Blue) n/a $168.00 (Mighty Ape)
    3DS XL (Red, White, Silver, or Blue) n/a $299.99 (Mighty Ape)
    3DS XL Bundle (Includes Pokemon X or Y) $378.00 (The Warehouse) $364.99 (NZGS*)
  Games    
    Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know! n/a $44.49 (NZGS*)
    Bravely Default n/a $61.99 (NZGS*)
    Mario Party: Island Tour n/a $52.49 (NZGS*)
    Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Kit n/a $77.99 (NZGS*)
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds $74.00 (JB Hi-Fi) $59.99 (NZGS*)
    Yoshi's New Island (pre-order) n/a $52.99 (NZGS*)

Nintendo Wii

  Consoles Retail Online
    Black Wii Console with Mario Kart & Wii Wheel $198.00 (The Warehouse) $199.99 (Mighty Ape)

Nintendo Wii U

  Games Retail Online
    Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know! n/a $49.99 (NZGS*)
    Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag n/a $77.99 (WoW HD)
    Call of Duty: Ghosts n/a $76.99 (NZGS*)
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze n/a $64.99 (NZGS*,**)
    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD n/a $69.99 (NZGS*)
    Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Kit n/a $107.99 (NZGS*)

PC

  Games Retail Online
    Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag $68.00 (JB Hi-Fi) $56.99 (NZGS*)
    Battlefield 4 n/a $53.99 (WoW HD)
    Call of Duty: Ghosts n/a $46.99 (NZGS*,***)
    Diablo III: Reaper of Souls n/a $52.99 (NZGS*)
    Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Collector's Edition n/a $109.99 (Mighty Ape)
    Thief (pre-order) n/a $43.99 (WoW HD)
    Titanfall (pre-order) n/a $62.99 (NZGS*,***)

PlayStation 3

  Consoles Retail Online
    12 GB Console + Skylanders Giants bundle n/a $299.99 (Mighty Ape)
    500 GB Console + Gran Turismo 6, HDMI cable, Remote n/a $449.99
    500 GB Console + five titles from the "Game Mania" Range $499.00 (The Warehouse) n/a
  Games    
    Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know! n/a $52.49 (NZGS*)
    Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag $88.00 (The Warehouse) $49.99 (NZGS*)
    Battlefield 4 n/a $59.99 (NZGS*)
    Beyond: Two Souls n/a $44.99 (NZGS*)
    Call of Duty: Ghosts $115.00 (The Warehouse) $56.99 (NZGS*)
    Destiny (pre-order) n/a $86.99 (WoW HD)
    FIFA 14 n/a $69.99 (Mighty Ape)
    Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster n/a $46.99 (WoW HD)
    Grand Theft Auto V $88.00 (The Warehouse) $62.99 (NZGS*)
    Gran Turismo 6 $99.00 (The Warehouse) $52.99 (NZGS*)
    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes $88.00 (The Warehouse) $54.99 (NZGS*)
    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII $87.00 (The Warehouse) $67.99 (NZGS*)
    Need for Speed: Rivals n/a $49.99 (NZGS*)
    Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Kit n/a $99.99 (NZGS*)
    Thief (pre-order) n/a $67.99 (NZGS*)

PlayStation 4

  Consoles Retail Online
    PlayStation 4 $648.00 (JB Hi-Fi) $648.00 (JB Hi-Fi)
    PlayStation 4 + either Knack or Killzone: Shadow Fall $698.00 (JB Hi-Fi) n/a
    DualShock 4 $94.00 (JB Hi-Fi) $89.99 (NZGS*)
    DualShock 4 (Magma Red - pre-order) n/a $94.99 (NZGS*)
    DualShock 4 (Wave Blue - pre-order) n/a $94.99 (NZGS*)
    PlayStation 4 Eye (Camera) $85.00 (Noel Leeming) $94.99 (NZGS*)
  Games    
    Angry Birds: Star Wars $68.00 (JB Hi-Fi) $50.99 (NZGS*)
    Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag $94.00 (JB Hi-Fi) $84.99 (NZGS*)
    Battlefield 4 $104.00 (JB Hi-Fi) $82.99 (NZGS*)
    Call of Duty: Ghosts $112.00 (JB Hi-Fi) $77.99 (NZGS*)
    Destiny (pre-order) n/a $94.99 (NZGS*)
    FIFA 14 $94.00 (JB Hi-Fi) $82.99 (NZGS*)
    InFAMOUS: Second Son (pre-order) n/a $89.99 (NZGS*)
    Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition $94.00 (JB Hi-Fi) $59.99 (NZGS*)
    Just Dance 2014 $68.00 (JB Hi-Fi) $52.99 (NZGS*)
    Killzone: Shadow Fall $78.00 (JB Hi-Fi) $74.99 (NZGS*)
    Knack $94.00 (JB Hi-Fi) $69.49 (NZGS*)
    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes $94.00 (JB Hi-Fi) $67.99 (NZGS*)
    Madden NFL 25 $94.00 (JB Hi-Fi) $87.99 (NZGS*)
    NBA 2K14 $94.00 (JB Hi-Fi) $86.49 (NZGS*)
    NBA Live 14 $94.00 (JB Hi-Fi) $87.99 (NZGS*)
    Need for Speed: Rivals $94.00 (JB Hi-Fi) $83.99 (NZGS*)
    Rayman Legends (pre-order) n/a $52.99 (NZGS*)
    Skylanders: SWAP Force Starter Kit $124.00 (JB Hi-Fi) $94.99 (NZGS*)
    Thief (pre-order) n/a $72.99 (NZGS*)
    Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition n/a $64.99 (NZGS*)

PlayStation Vita

  Games Retail Online
    Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster n/a $46.99 (WoW HD)
    Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition n/a $47.99 (NZGS*)
    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes n/a $49.49 (NZGS*)
    Tearaway n/a $44.99 (NZGS*)

Xbox 360

  Consoles Retail Online
     4 GB "E" Console $199.00 (The Warehouse)  n/a
  Games    
    Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know! n/a $58.49 (NZGS*)
    Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag $88.00 (The Warehouse) $51.99 (WoW HD)
    Battlefield 4 n/a $59.99 (NZGS*)
    Call of Duty: Ghosts $115.00 (The Warehouse) $59.99 (NZGS*,****)
    Dark Souls II (pre-order) n/a $77.99 (NZGS*)
    Destiny (pre-order) n/a $87.99 (NZGS*)
    Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z n/a $74.99 (NZGS*)
    Grand Theft Auto V $88.00 (The Warehouse) $62.99 (NZGS*)
    Fable: Anniversary n/a $49.99 (Mighty Ape, NZGS*)
    FIFA 14 n/a $64.49 (NZGS*)
    Just Dance 2014 n/a $55.99 (NZGS*)
    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes $88.00 (The Warehouse) $54.99 (NZGS*)
    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII $87.00 (The Warehouse) $67.99 (NZGS*)
    Minecraft $32.00 (The Warehouse) $32.99 (NZGS*)
    Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 - Full Burst n/a $52.99 (NZGS*)
    Need for Speed: Rivals n/a $42.99 (NZGS*)
    Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare $48.00 (EB Games) $45.99 (WoW HD)
    Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Kit n/a $89.99 (NZGS*)
    Thief (pre-order) n/a $67.99 (NZGS*)
    Titanfall (pre-order) n/a $84.99 (NZGS*, WoW HD)

Xbox One

  Consoles Retail Online
    Xbox One $698.00 (JB Hi-Fi) $698.00 (JB Hi-Fi)
    Xbox One, Tomb Raider: DE, Play & Charge Kit n/a $744.00 (Mighty Ape)
    Xbox One, $20 XBLA credit, one of three games $798.00 (JB Hi-Fi) n/a
    Wireless Controller $78.00 (JB Hi-Fi) n/a
    Play & Charge Kit for Controller $34.00 n/a
  Games    
    Angry Birds Star Wars $68.00 (JB Hi-Fi) $50.99 (NZGS*)
    Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag $99.00 (The Warehouse) $72.99 (NZGS*)
    Battlefield 4 $104.00 (JB Hi-Fi) $76.99 (NZGS*)
    Call of Duty: Ghosts $112.00 (JB Hi-Fi) $72.99 (NZGS*)
    Dead Rising 3 $94.00 (JB Hi-Fi) $79.99 (NZGS*)
    Destiny (pre-order) n/a $94.99 (NZGS*)
    FIFA 14 $94.00 (JB Hi-Fi) $83.99 (NZGS*)
    Just Dance 2014 $68.00 (JB Hi-Fi) $67.99 (JB Hi-Fi)
    Forza Motorsport 5 $94.00 (JB Hi-Fi) $67.99 (NZGS*)
    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes $94.00 (JB Hi-Fi) $64.99 (NZGS*)
    Madden NFL 25 $94.00 (JB Hi-Fi) $87.99 (NZGS*)
    NBA Live 14 $94.00 (JB Hi-Fi) $81.49 (NZGS*)
    NBA 2K14 $94.00 (JB Hi-Fi) $74.99 (NZGS*)
    Need for Speed: Rivals $94.00 (JB Hi-Fi) $78.99 (NZGS*)
    Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare $58.00 (EB Games) $59.99 (Mighty Ape)
    Ryse $94.00 (JB Hi-Fi) $72.49 (NZGS*)
    Skylanders SWAP Force n/a $99.99 (NZGS*)
    Thief n/a $72.99 (NZGS*)
    Titanfall (pre-order) n/a $87.99 (NZGS*)
    Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition n/a $64.99 (NZGS*)
    Zoo Tycoon n/a $74.49 (NZGS*)

* NZGS = NZ Game Shop (http://www.nzgameshop.com/); prices are generally slightly cheaper when converted to $NZ from the Australian version of the website (http://www.ozgameshop.com/) however, due to the variable cost of conversion, that website wasn't checked for this feature.

** Includes "Say Freeze" T-Shirt, while stocks last

*** Code only; delivered immediately / once it's released

**** Includes free Call of Duty Scarf (!)




 

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Comments Comments (22)

 
rocketman12
Posted by rocketman12
On Wednesday 12 Feb 2014 3:32 PM
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Still think I will wait a few more months to get a PS4 or Xbox one.
 
 
 
Super-Pangolin
Posted by Super-Pangolin
On Wednesday 12 Feb 2014 3:35 PM
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Flawless victory from NZgameshop. Gotta wonder if you guys checked wowHD.co.nz though?
 
 
 
nimrod76
Posted by nimrod76
On Wednesday 12 Feb 2014 3:36 PM
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So what you're saying is shop at NZGS and forget about the rest.... for most things.
 
 
 
Posted by ReaperCrew
On Wednesday 12 Feb 2014 3:44 PM
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* Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare: EB Games has it listed at $48 for XB360 and $58 for XO, although MightyApe will probably price match if you ask nicely.
* Titanfall (pre-order) is cheapest at JBHiFi at the moment.
 
 
 
LoftyDog
Posted by LoftyDog
On Wednesday 12 Feb 2014 4:08 PM
1
You guys should really check Play Asia as well. PA has much cheaper prices on most of the PS4/PS3 titles listed

Examples - Infamous SS: 73.84, Tomb Raider DE: 57.84, AC Black Flag: 73.84 etc
 
 
 
Posted by ademorg
On Wednesday 12 Feb 2014 6:05 PM
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12 February 2014, 03:32 PM Reply to rocketman12
Still think I will wait a few more months to get a PS4 or Xbox one.
I'm waiting for a while to see if Sony will release a package. Hopefully with a good game and an extra controller.
 
 
 
Posted by BlakeyNZ
On Wednesday 12 Feb 2014 7:04 PM
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Noel leeming has the ps4 camera for $85
 
 
 
Posted by Gadgetgamers
On Thursday 13 Feb 2014 12:05 AM
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Thanks for all the prices, waiting for xbox update to see if it improves in any way.
 
 
 
Seraphim
Posted by Seraphim
On Thursday 13 Feb 2014 1:29 AM
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Looks like I'll have to finally give NZGS a go.
 
 
 
Posted by Goonertron
On Thursday 13 Feb 2014 2:47 PM
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LOL @ Angry Birds Star Wars being a deal at 50 buckaroos. Got that game for free win my iPad
 
 
 
Posted by Goonertron
On Thursday 13 Feb 2014 2:48 PM
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13 February 2014, 01:29 AM Reply to Seraphim
Looks like I'll have to finally give NZGS a go.
I was hesitant but will be getting all games from them now screw NZ's over inflated pricing. Boycott New Zealand game stores!
 
 
 
reavers
Posted by reavers
On Thursday 13 Feb 2014 4:37 PM
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This is a nice thing to do and all sorted for us gamers :)
 
 
 
Posted by Goonertron
On Friday 14 Feb 2014 9:56 AM
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NZgameshop was advertising 13 months of xbox live for 58 dollars. Email code.
 
 
 
Posted by Bappernz
On Friday 14 Feb 2014 4:43 PM
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love this feature thanks heaps NZG
 
 
 
LeftoversNZ
Posted by LeftoversNZ
On Friday 14 Feb 2014 4:49 PM
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You guys really know how to save me a lot of time.
 
 
 
Discordia
Posted by Discordia
On Sunday 16 Feb 2014 9:05 AM
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Tales of Symphonia Chronicles - $65 PSN
Everywhere else - $100 (well NZGH $63)

WTF
 
 
 
Posted by Vicx
On Saturday 22 Feb 2014 7:34 PM
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Don't forget those PSN sales! This month on UK/US PSN I've bought Max Payne Ultimate Edition for $8, Midnight Club Dub Edition Remix for $4 and X-COM Enemy Within for $11 (which is still $50 at NZGS!)

I barely use NZGS anymore because there's so many good PSN deals on, even EDF 2025 which just released yesterday is cheaper on US PSN than NZGS.
 
 
 
Posted by Gadgetgamers
On Friday 7 Mar 2014 11:42 AM
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Loving the great deals and tips on cheaper websites here, keep it up people :o)
 
 
 
layze
Posted by layze
On Sunday 23 Mar 2014 3:49 AM
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13 February 2014, 02:48 PM Reply to Goonertron
I was hesitant but will be getting all games from them now screw NZ's over inflated pricing. Boycott New Zealand game stores!
https://www.facebook.com/thegamerscollections theres a few games posted there, but if you leave a msg with what game you looking for i am sure admin will be more then happy to give you a price.
 
 
 
layze
Posted by layze
On Sunday 23 Mar 2014 3:50 AM
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7 March 2014, 11:42 AM Reply to Gadgetgamers
Loving the great deals and tips on cheaper websites here, keep it up people :o)
https://www.facebook.com/thegamerscollections theres a few games posted there, but if you leave a msg with what game you looking for i am sure admin will be more then happy to give you a price.
 
 
 
layze
Posted by layze
On Sunday 23 Mar 2014 3:55 AM
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16 February 2014, 09:05 AM Reply to Discordia
Tales of Symphonia Chronicles - $65 PSN
Everywhere else - $100 (well NZGH $63)

WTF
https://www.facebook.com/thegamerscollections if you are still looking msg admin to post you the link on his page, $46.85
 
 
 
layze
Posted by layze
On Sunday 23 Mar 2014 3:59 AM
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https://www.facebook.com/thegamerscollections if you want to price check any game, leave admin a msg with what game or console you like to check, what have you got to loose?