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Aussie Bargain Roundup: Nintendo Switch Launch Lineup

by Daniel VuckovicFebruary 26, 2017

It’s going to be an expensive launch for the Switch, new hardware, new accessories and of course new games. With the Switch being region free however, while there might not be many games overall being released at retail, there’s a lot more stores to pick from.

We’ve gone through all the Australia retailers and most of the big importers to try and find you some deals on the launch line up. Nintendo’s stuff remains pretty close to RRP all around but its the third party stuff that is where some savings can come in.

Perhaps a plan of attack would be to buy one game on launch locally and then import the rest from overseas. Individual shipping on games basically negates any savings – bundle them and it might be worth not buying local.

As always if you see a bargain on a site, let us know in the comments and share it with the community!

Prices last updated: February 15th

Australian Retailers – Standard Edition 

  • Big W – $75  Link
  • Dungeon Crawl – $82.58Link
  • EB Games – $89.95 – Link
  • The Gamesmen – $89.95Link
  • JB Hi-Fi – $89Link
  • Target – $79 – Link

International Retailers – Standard Edition

  • Amazon.com:  $59.96US / $81.17 (~$7 shipping) – Link
  • Amazon.co.uk:  £48.00 / $87.34AUD with shipping –  Link
  • Base.com: – £41.54 / ~$68 (~$3AUD shipping) – Link
  • OzGameShop: – $77.99 (free standard shipping) – Link
  • Play-Asia – $79.71 (~$7 shipping) – Link

Australian Retailers – Wii U Version

  • BeatTheBomb – $86.95Link
  • EB Games – $89.95 – Link
  • The Gamesmen – $78.00Link
  • JB Hi-Fi – $79Link
  • OzGameShop – $75.99Link
  • Target – $79 Link

Australian Retailers

  • Big W – $55 – Link
  • Dungeon Crawl – $64.22Link
  • EB Games – $69.95Link
  • The Gamesmen – $69.95Link
  • JB Hi-Fi – $69Link
  • Target – $59 – Link

International Retailers 

  • Amazon.com – $49.99USD – $65.10 (~$7 shipping) – Link
  • Amazon.co.uk – £34.99 / ~$69 with Shipping – Link
  • Base.com – £28.87 / ~$47 (~$3AUD shipping) – Link
  • OzGameShop – $54.99 (free standard shipping) – Link

Australian Retailers

  • Big W – $75 – Link
  • EB Games – $89.95Link
  • The Gamesmen – $89.95Link
  • JB Hi-Fi – $89Link
  • Target – $79 – Link

International Retailers 

  • Amazon.com – $49.99USD / $65.10 (~$7 shipping) – Link
  • Amazon.co.uk – $82.89 with shipping – Link
  • Base.com – £32.38 / ~$52 (~$3 shipping) – Link
  • OzGameShop – $61.99 (free standard shipping) – Link
  • Play-Asia – $58.45AU ($7 shipping) – Link

Australian Retailers

  • Big W – $79 – Link
  • Dungeon Crawl – $89.96Link
  • EB Games – $89.95Link
  • JB Hi-Fi – $89Link
  • Target – $79 Link

International Retailers 

  • Base.com – £45.83 / ~$75  ($21 shipping) – Link
  • OzGameShop – $82.99 (free standard shipping) – Link

Australian Retailers

  • Big W – $75 – Link
  • Dungeon Crawl – $80.95Link
  • EB Games – $89.95Link
  • The Gamesmen – $89.95Link
  • Target – $79 – Link

International Retailers 

  • Amazon.com – $59.96USD / ~$78 (~$7 shipping) – Link
  • Amazon.co.uk – $95.40 (inc shipping) – Link
  • OzGameShop – $66.99 (free standard shipping) – Link

Play-Asia

  • Dragon Quest Heroes 1 + 2 – Link
  • I Am Setsuna – Link
  • Nobunaga No Yabou – Link

  • Prices are in AUD otherwise stated.
  • Thanks to Press-Start for the Big W catalogue scan.
  • Prices will fluctuate depending on the exchange rate, be sure to check the latest rate.
  • Shipping based on shipping to Western Australia, but should be the same for the rest of Australia.
  • Some links in this article are affiliate links and small portion of the sales will go toward Vooks.
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29 Comments
  • Bernietoast
    February 5, 2017 at 4:06 am

    Thanks for going to all that effort great roundup. I think I’ll be grabbing games from a mixture of stores.

  • Gary Owen
    February 5, 2017 at 5:50 am

    You have listed Base.com’s price before VAT is removed for Australian customers. For example: Breath of the Wild is at checkout 43.03gbp shipped, or 69.97AUD as of writing.

  • tithin
    February 5, 2017 at 6:24 am

    Is there a roundup for where to buy an actual switch, or is it the same price everywhere?

  • durd0008
    February 5, 2017 at 6:33 am

    Base.com remove VAT from their prices for Australian addresses.
    Legend of Zelda: £41.54 (~$68) + shipping
    1, 2, Switch: £28.87 (~$47) + shipping
    Bomberman: £32.38 (~$52) + shipping
    Skylanders: £45.83 (~$75) + shipping

  • Wyatt
    February 5, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Dont forget if u already have your preorder down. Ebgames will still price match

  • Mark
    February 5, 2017 at 9:43 am

    $89 for Bomberman!! Good grief.
    $40 and maybe i’d be interested.

  • OzHuski
    February 5, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Sad we wont get a physical release of Binding of Isaac. Definitely going to import that title.

  • OzHuski
    February 5, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Sad we wont get a physical release of Binding of Isaac. Definitely going to import that title.

    Thanks for the leg work Vooks! Saved me some cash already 👍

  • Adam Thompson
    February 5, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Will you have one for accessories (especially detailing Targets killer prices there as well)?

  • Oliver Winfree
    February 5, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Legend Vooks, must be tough now to cover it all, now that imports will play a factor. I’m just glad that if aussies don’t get a physical copy of a game, I can just import it now haha.

  • Adam Thompson
    February 5, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    I hope Target sell all these indie games as well at a low price.

  • Lee
    February 5, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    1-2 Switch should be a “pack in” as Wii Sports was with the Wii. This would get people interested and demonstrate the capabilities of the switch.

    Otherwise the launch titles are meh unless you are a Zelda fan (which I am not).

  • Mark
    February 5, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    If you’re an amazon prime member they take 20% off preorders, so Zelda would currently be USD$53.36 (AUD$72.16) inc shipping to AU.

  • Blaise
    February 7, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    Love your work Vooks!

  • Jacobbby
    February 14, 2017 at 8:19 am

    Super bomberman is higher in price now at ozgameshop. Also unavailable for now too.

  • Leirith
    February 16, 2017 at 5:23 am

    Australian retailers are going to need to sort it out if they want to compete with online stores!

    • Warh3D
      February 16, 2017 at 6:22 am

      Aussie retailers prices don’t differ too much, it’s the added GST ect. that makes for the bulk of the price difference when compared to their overseas rivals, thank the government for that.

      Also lets not forget the added convenience of being able to walk into a local store and take your Game home instantly, as opposed to waiting 1-4 weeks for it to arrive from overseas.

      Then there’s also the benefit of easier returns, if for some reason the product doesn’t work.
      Nothing sucks more than waiting weeks for a product to arrive, only for it to arrive broken. Then you have to pay return shipping, wait another few weeks for it to get back to the overseas retailer (if they even accept returns on opened products), then wait for them to process everything and then you still have to wait another 1-4 weeks whilst a replacement is shipped to you.

      It’s happened to me a few times 🙁

      I’d rather pay the extra cash just for the piece of mind

  • Lachlan Leslaighter
    February 16, 2017 at 5:46 am

    Amazon lists Redout as a December 2017 release? Is something screwy there?

  • Frostychops
    February 22, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    I spoke with Big W today, as my Switch is preordered there. They offered me the following bundles:
    – Switch plus Zelda for $519, or
    – Switch plus 1-2 Switch for $499.
    Either way, massive savings!

    Their catalogue comes out this Saturday which will confirm the above prices.

  • Chris
    February 23, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    thanks for the round-up. How do you figure that Target is the cheapest? Looks like Big W to me.

  • OzHuski
    February 26, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Thanks once more for all your work Vooks! You have managed to save me over another $50 from last update. You’ve gone to incredible lengths.

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