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Aussie Bargain Roundup: L.A. Noire

by Daniel VuckovicNovember 13, 2017

It’s been 8 years since Rockstar released anything on a Nintendo system and soon we’ll welcome them back with a remaster of L.A. Noire. Being a Rockstar game we were expecting a premium price for this one, but being a re-release (even if not for Nintendo fans) it’s kept things in check – as long as you don’t pick up the game at RRP.

So far the price varies widely, from $89.95 at EB Games all the way down to $55 from Base.com. At that price, it might be worth waiting a couple of weeks for it to arrive.

There’s also good news, most of these prices below match the other systems price, there’s no Switch tax on this one – at least in Australia.

LA Noire is a huge game on the Nintendo Switch, the download version of the game is 29GB. It literally won’t fit or download onto your Switch without a micro SD card.

If you get the cartridge version too you will still have a big download with a 14GB download required to even play the game.

L.A. Noire is released next Tuesday on November 14th.

BeatTheBomb

  • L.A. Noire – $84.95Link

Big W

  • L.A. Noire – $69Link

EB Games

  • L.A. Noire – $89.95Link
  • Bonus L.A. Noire poster if you pick up the game in store.

The Gamesmen

  • L.A. Noire – $79 Link

JB Hi-FI

  • L.A. Noire – $79Link

MightyApe

  • L.A. Noire – $65Link

Target

  • L.A. Noire -TBC

Base.com

  • L.A. Noire – $55 (inc shipping) – Link

OzGameShop

  • L.A. Noire – $54.99 (inc shipping) – Link

  • Australian eShop – $89.95
  • Canadian eShop  – ~$64 AUD – Buy Credit (Use Alberta region for smallest sales tax)
  • UK eShop – ~$TBC – Buy Credit
  • US eShop – ~$TBC (Use Alaskan Zip Code for no Sales Tax) – Buy Credit

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6 Comments
  • Bulbasaur
    November 5, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Yeah nah. I hope it does well though.

    Wasnt this made here?

  • Silly G
    November 5, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Yep. By Rockstar’s devs in Bondi.

    And yes, there is in fact a “Switch tax” on this, in the form of not having the GD game on the GD cartridge! I’d rather pay the full $89 and have the entirety of the software on cartridge. I don’t, for example, buy movies on disc only to be asked to download the other half elsewhere, requiring me to provide my own disc in the process, so I don’t see why this contemptible anti-consumer practice is in any way, shape, or form acceptable, *especially* when the game could very well have shipped on a 32GB cartridge. So, not only are we getting the weakest version of the software, but Rockstar decided to leave out half the game’s content from the cartridge (which is completely unplayable without the mandatory 14GB download!). I thought Rockstar was better than this. They did, after all, ship GTAV on PC on 7 DVD-9s (and factoring in the disc artwork as well, would cost about the same as, if not more, than a 32GB Switch cartridge), so I don’t understand why they decided to produce such a substandard product for their Switch debut.

    If “AAA” publishers continue to pull crap like this, then frankly, I’d rather they stay the hell away from Switch, which is a tremendous shame as I was really looking forward to this (and possible future Rockstar releases), and these scummy publishers conveniently inform us of their dirty schemes mere weeks prior to release. I just really, really, really hope that Bethesda doesn’t pull this crap with Wolfenstein II. This gutter practice is infuriating and I refuse to indulge it, even at a heavy discount. I really, really wanted to play this, but a line has to be drawn somewhere.

  • Oliver Phommavanh
    November 6, 2017 at 8:03 am

    I’m gonna price-match EB for 69 bucks, that isn’t too bad. The memory thing sucks, I have a 128gb card and now thinking it may not be enough

  • Gendo
    November 13, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    They could price this for $20 and I’d still not buy it.

    Selling an incomplete game and telling the buyer to get the rest themselves is an insult.

  • Scott
    November 13, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Personally i think its great they are bringing the game to the switch and dont care how much i have to download.

    Ideally a bigger cartridge would be better but if its a choice between the game with a download or no game – I’ll take the download every day.

    Once you’ve completed and moved on from the game, simply delete the 14 gig download and install your next game. Its not that hard!

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