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Here’s to being Alert Level 2 – well done New Zealand!

NOW CLOSED – To celebrate the move to Alert Level 2, New Zealand’s biggest impartial price and product comparison site, PriceSpy, has teamed up with us here at STG once again to offer you the chance to win two of the top five most clicked-on games from April!

Liisa Matinvesi-Bassett, New Zealand country manager for PriceSpy, says: According to our historical click data, even though Kiwis were unable to buy games during lockdown, it didn’t deter them from clicking on some of the latest new releases.

Pricespy Games of the Month - April 2020

For example, Final Fantasy VII – Remake for PlayStation 4 and Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch were found to be the most popular games shoppers clicked on during April.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons in particular has performed exponentially for Nintendo around the globe. Even faced against the COVID-19 pandemic, Nintendo reportedly sold 13.4 million copies worldwide over the first six weeks of release, with many retailers selling out completely.”

In New Zealand, Animal Crossing: New Horizons still proved to be extremely popular however it was Final Fantasy VII – Remake that pipped it to the post in April, claiming overall top position.”

Top five most popular games

Release date

Cheapest price today (25 May 2020)


Final Fantasy VII – Remake (PS4)

10 April 2020



Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

20 March 2020



Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure (Switch)

18 October 2019



Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (PS4)

12 September 2019



Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Xbox One)

12 September 2019


Liisa concludes: “Even though gamers may have missed out on getting their hands on a new release over lockdown, our insights suggest the best time to actually buy a new game is three months after it was first launched, as this is when we normally see a significant drop in price.

For those still looking to make a purchase in Alert Level 2, our key piece of buying advice is to take your time and not panic buy.

Use a price and product comparison site like PriceSpy and be sure to set up price alerts for all the products you might want to buy, as this can save shoppers save hundreds of dollars in the longrun.

Final Fantasy VII – Remake

PriceSpy has teamed up with us to Giveaway two of the top two most clicked on games in April 2020.

To stand a chance of winning, enter our giveaway by answering this question:

Final Fantasy VII Remake originally released in what year?

A: 2001

B: 1997

C: 1992

You can give us your Answer by placing a Comment below, hitting us up on FacebookTweet to us, or Email Us.

Animal Crossing - New Horizons

* Winner(s) will be randomly selected from those that Comment below / Facebook Comment / Email in accordance to the above Question. Winner(s) will receive a physical copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch and Final Fantasy VII Remake on PlayStation 4. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is rated G in New Zealand, Final Fantasy VII Remake is rated M15+ in New Zealand. You must be over the age of 15 years in order to enter this promotion – STG may request age verification. Competition ends on the 14th of June 2020. Only New Zealand entries are accepted for this promotion.

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