After months of relentless hype and beta teasing, the highly-anticipated video game Destiny is finally launching tomorrow on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. If you’re one of the thousands of Aussies who are planning to buy the game on day one, here are the best prices from brick-and-mortar retailers around the country. Depending on where you shop, you could save more than $30.
Kotaku conducted a ring-around earlier today in a bid to find the best prices locally. (Note: while you can probably find a better online deal from international retailers, you’ll then have to wait up to a fortnight for the game to arrive.)
For “next gen” platforms, the best price Kotaku could find was Target which is selling the game for $67, followed by JB Hi-Fi and Dick Smith at $69.95 and $69.98, respectively. Big W is asking $74, but indicated its price might drop on launch day.
Meanwhile, the worst price was from EB Games, which is asking $99.95. If you don’t have a Target in your immediate area, you can probably get another store to price-match; even if you don’t have any on hand evidence. (Just be prepared to wait around while they call up the rival store.)
There’s also an outside chance that some retailers might “tweak” pricing in one direction or the other before tomorrow’s launch. Some of the store representatives Kotaku spoke to sounded evasive, confused or a combination of both. So don’t take their word as gospel.