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How competitive is Amazon in your country for gaming?

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Amazon launched in Australia today, and I thought it would be good to monitor how aggressively it enters a new market from a gaming perspective. If there is enough interest, over the next few months I will update this thread as people bring details to my attention.

It should also be a good indicator for those markets where Amazon is yet to open, of how competitive it will be for gaming when it eventually arrives.

As off today, Amazon's range is limited. I also cannot see that it is generally cheaper than other Australian retailers for gaming, with 2 significant exceptions:

Battlefront 2 for consoles is $18 cheaper than the next best price I can find (itself a price that only started today, no doubt in response to Amazon's launch) at $AU39. 

Nintendo Switch is $AU399. I have seen it on sale for a single day here of there at this price at other retailers, but generally the best you'll do if $AU449.

 



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Missed this one.

A 1TB Minecraft Xbox One S for $AU319 - easily the cheapest 1TB X1S I have ever seen in Aus.

 

https://www.amazon.com.au/Xbox-One-Console-Minecraft-Limited/dp/B0773RFRRG/



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Yay lucky us! Hopefully it does explode and will make the gaming market more interesting.



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I am surprised it was not there yet. You could not order online at all?



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Australia didn't have Amazon before? :O



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Australian best sellers: https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/bestsellers/videogames/ref=sv_vg_0/355-2554803-4262139

Switch is the top selling console.



Ka-pi96 said:
Australia didn't have Amazon before? :O

Nope.



Before today all you could get from Amazon was downloadable books for Kindle. Been that way for years.

And yes, not surprises Switch is their top seller, comfortably the best price in the country.



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starcraft said:
Before today all you could get from Amazon was downloadable books for Kindle. Been that way for years.

And yes, not surprises Switch is their top seller, comfortably the best price in the country.

Oh wow, that isn't a bad price.



p0isonparadise said:
Australian best sellers: https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/bestsellers/videogames/ref=sv_vg_0/355-2554803-4262139

Switch is the top selling console.

I find it hard to believe that there are 2 PS4 Pro SKUs above the first PS4 Slim SKU.