Cheapest shops for console games
We compare SA retailers to see who offers the best deals on a range of new and old AAA games
We’ve taken some of the biggest games of 2012, 2011 and 2010, Far Cry 3, Arkham City, and Darksiders respectively, and compared them to see which SA retailer offers the best price.
Look & Listen, BT Games, Makro, AnimeWorx, CNA, Kalahari, Takealot, and Dion Wired were stacked-up against each other.
Far Cry 3
Firstly, Far Cry 3, arguably one of the best games of 2012, was compared from a number of different retailers to see what prices are available.
Far Cry 3 – Xbox 360/PS3 standard version
|Look & Listen||R517.00|
|Makro||R399.00 (on promotion)|
There are some big discrepancies here, as Far Cry 3 prices range from the lowest R379.95 (Kalahari) up to R600 (Dion Wired).
Check out MyGaming’s Far Cry 3 review.
Batman: Arkham City
Batman: Arkham City was also put to the test, as it’s a prominent game of 2011, and well worth picking up. It should be noted that BT Games no longer stocks the standard version of the game but does carry the Game of the Year version.
Batman: Arkham City (2011) – Playstation 3/Xbox 360 standard versions.
|Look & Listen||R399.99|
Kalahari once again comes in with the cheapest offering, but not by much. Large retail outlets such as Look & Listen and Makro prove to be the most expensive option.
Check out MyGaming’s Batman: Arkham City review.
The original Darksiders is considered to be one of the stand-out surprises of 2010, and should be on anyone’s radar if they haven’t experienced the action-adventure series.
Darksiders (2010) – Playstation 3/Xbox 360 versions – standard version.
|Look & Listen||R172.00|
|AnimeWorx||R195.00 (PS3 Essentials)|
Look & Listen squeezes in with the cheapest offering, but once again there isn’t much in this one.
Check out MyGaming’s Darksiders: Wrath of War PC review.
The findings show that you ideally should be in the mid-R200 amount for a triple-A game from 2011, while just under R200 for a 2010 triple-A title.
Each retailer has its own particular prices, however, in relation to the 2011 and 2010 games, the margin is relatively small. So, convenience will be the decider when picking up a great game from yesteryear.
Pricing on the latest triple-A games from 2012/2013 will likely vary a lot depending where you shop, so it pays to do some research before making a decision, keeping an eye out for promotions and specials.