Super Bomberman R price raised 38 percent to $89.95 on Australian eShop

by Daniel VuckovicMarch 23, 2017

Overnight the price for Super Bomberman R has been increased from $65.00 to a massive $89.95. This is the recommended price that the game sells for in stores here.

When the Switch launched and we saw the original price we thought we Aussies just got lucky, but no it seems it took someone at Konami three weeks to figure out they made a mistake.

To make the sting worse Super Bomberman R is sold out at retail almost everywhere in Australia. The game was shipped in limited numbers and it’s hard to find. To raise the price now, especially where there’s no other way to buy it that’s just a bit mean.

We reviewed Super Bomberman R and thought it was alright, but a little expensive for what you got. Now it’s just ridiculous.

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  • silly
    March 24, 2017 at 12:19 am

    I noticed the price hike right away. I also noticed that Snipperclips and I Am Setsuna (among others?) no longer show up in the “New” category, and require a manual search in order for potential buyers to find the software, which is such a colossally stupid move on Nintendo’s part. The eShop needs to be updated immediately so that software isn’t buried away like this.

  • Viper
    March 24, 2017 at 5:12 am

    Konami must be on something if they think people will pay $90 for a digitsl copy.

  • MK
    March 24, 2017 at 5:26 am

    I really wanted to like this game but I just can’t do it.. Is it just me or the controls on the menus weird?? I often press up or down and the item will jump to the left or right or double jump up or down.. no other game though.. This game just feels cheap and bare bones all round and for $90… are they actually serious??

  • Beakeroo
    March 24, 2017 at 5:40 am

    I paid around $50 for a copy from base.com

  • OzHuski
    March 24, 2017 at 5:47 am

    I paid $75 at launch for a physical copy – but that’s because I needed to share it between consoles. When I saw $65 in the eShop I thought it was not only reasonable, but about time digital copies were cheaper.

    This pricing increase though – that’s just retarded. I’m so glad I don’t need a second copy. Another smooth love by Konami!

  • ynefel
    March 24, 2017 at 6:29 am

    Glad I got a digital copy at $65. Great fun, but it’s barely worth $50 – $89.95 is just insane, even if it does match the physical release.

  • DarkScythe13
    March 24, 2017 at 9:12 am

    It wasn’t even worth the initial price in the first place. It’s lacking key features that even the Bomberman Live series had, for a fraction of the price.

  • Ryan Peterson
    March 24, 2017 at 10:17 am

    In stock at Costco Brisbane for $73. I would probably only pay $50 though.

  • Ben
    March 24, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    What an insult to raise the price with no notice. $65 was already too high. I’ve been on the edge for a while with this game, but I’m definitely not getting it now. I hope the game is a miserable commercial failure.

  • Seano
    March 25, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    Ouch. I was waiting for this to drop to around 30 before picking it up. No chance of that happening now.

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