Boxing Day Sale Roundup

Boxing Day Sale Roundup

Christmas has been and gone, and Boxing Day sales are kicking off around the country. These are typically some of the biggest sales of the year, and a great opportunity to get some big discounts on whatever you're after, with videogames no exception.

Most game retailers are holding sales, but arguably the biggest is Mighty Ape's EPIC Boxing Day Sale, with over 7,000 items discounted by up to 80%. Some highlights include Xbox One consoles for $699.99, a 500GB PlayStation 3 bundled with Gran Turismo 6 and The Last of Us for $399.99, and a 250GB Xbox 360 bundled with Tomb Raider and Halo 4 for $288.00. The Mighty Ape sale runs until Friday December 27.

EB Games' Boxing Day Sale also holds some big discounts. A lot of EB Game-exclusive bundles and special editions are discounted, including the Call of Duty: Ghosts Limited Edition on PS3 and 360 for $98.00, the Assassin's Creed IV Buccaneer Edition on PS3 and 360 for $129.00, and the Saints Row IV Presidential Edition on PS3 and PC for $47.00. Other notable deals include the Assassin's Creed IV Special Edition for PS3 and 360 for $68.00, and a large selection of pre-owned games for as low as $15.

The Warehouse seems to be focusing their Boxing Day sale on consoles, with some of the cheapest prices around for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PlayStation Vita systems. They're selling 500GB PS3s bundled with either The Last of Us or Gran Turismo 6 for $295, and 4GB Xbox 360 consoles for $188. The Warehouse also has PS Vita Wi-Fi consoles for $275, and Grand Theft Auto V for $79.00, one of the lowest prices in the country.

Rather than running specific deals on select products, JB Hi-Fi is simply taking 20% off all games, with the exception of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One software, while Harvey Norman has the PS3 Essentials range for $20 each.

While not Boxing Day sales per se, a number of digital retailers have holiday sales that started in the lead up to Christmas and will run for a few days yet. Steam's Holiday Sale will have rotating daily deals until January 3, while's Winter Sale runs until December 29. Yesterday, PlayStation Store launched its January Sale, with various PS3 games discounted by up to 50%.

If you find any other noteworthy Boxing Day sales that we've missed, please feel free to leave a comment letting everyone know about it.


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Comments Comments (11)

Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Thursday 26 Dec 2013 9:47 AM
Thanks for the heads up NZG :)
Posted by Khaos_Kiwi
On Thursday 26 Dec 2013 9:53 AM
1 currently have a boxing day sale on where you enter the code "BOX2013" to either get an 18% or 10% discount (depends on the item).

The sale is from 10am-4pm instore or 4pm-10pm online.

I ended up saving $80 after purchasing a new CPU, Mobo and RAM!

Happy holidays everyone!
Posted by promaori
On Thursday 26 Dec 2013 10:03 AM
Noel Leeming has PS3 for $149.00 but probably none in stock nationwide anymore especialy at that price.
Posted by strawpeople
On Thursday 26 Dec 2013 10:33 AM
Sweet, time to convince myself that I do desperately need more games to play :')
Posted by Mattress
On Thursday 26 Dec 2013 11:02 AM
I'd love to take advantage of some of these deals but I've spent all my money on the X1 release =)
Posted by rocketman12
On Thursday 26 Dec 2013 11:43 AM
Let the craziness begin !
Posted by jtbthatsme
On Thursday 26 Dec 2013 12:49 PM
One of my friends posted Harvey Norman have 40% off modems / routers good time to upgrade to AC modems for best speeds & distances around the house.
Posted by reavers
On Friday 27 Dec 2013 12:13 AM
Thanks for this, helped me to do a bit of shopping today
Posted by CoffeeAddict
On Friday 27 Dec 2013 7:46 AM
Jb HiFi in Wellington was selling Xbox one for $699 yesterday. Probably have sold out but always worth a look if you're still waiting to get your console.
Posted by Timzone
On Monday 30 Dec 2013 10:49 AM
New Years sales already live at Mighty Ape. Nothing much anywhere else though.
Posted by Bappernz
On Tuesday 7 Jan 2014 7:10 AM
Nice little round up shame i've only just got around to reading it