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NOW CLOSED – As Kiwi across the country settle into a new way of living life in a bubble, new insights released from New Zealand’s fully impartial price and product comparison site, PriceSpy, reveal many New Zealanders have been searching for new gaming consoles to help them keep entertained over the stage four lockdown.

Liisa Matinvesi-Bassett, New Zealand country manager for PriceSpy, says: “In March [2020] alone, the number of clicks received across the entire shopping category of ‘games and consoles’ skyrocketed, increasing by almost a third (+30 per cent), which is extremely high.

Interestingly, the number of clicks received started to rise from the 18th of March 2020 before peaking on the 24th, ahead of the national stage four lock down that started on the 26th.”

In terms of the most popular games people were clicking on, the PriceSpy data also found between the 18th and 26th of March 2020, the most popular games shoppers were clicking on were:

Cheapest price on 24 March

Cheapest price on 31 March

Difference

Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

$89

$93.69

+$4.69 more expensive

FIFA 20 (PS4)

$65.69

$88

+$22.31 more expensive

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (PS4)

$87.69

$93.69

+$6 more expensive

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)

$88

$93.69

+$5.69 more expensive

NBA 2K20 (PS4)

$59

$59

Same

Liisa continues: Interestingly, looking at the historical pricing data across the top five most clicked-on games, even though the country is still on a stage four national lockdown, 80 per cent of the games were found to have spiked on the 31st March 2020 compared to the 24th of March 2020.

For any gamers looking to buy a new game or two after the lockdown, our key piece of advice is to conduct important price research to ensure what they are buying isn’t being sold at an overinflated price.”

Using a website or app like PriceSpy can help shoppers keep a close eye on the price of games every day.”

March 2020 Pricespy Giveaway

PriceSpy has teamed up with us here at STG to give away two of the top two most clicked on games between 18th to 24th of March 2020 – Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch and FIFA 20 on PlayStation 4.

Animal Crossing - New Horizons

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

Tell us your most played game during the nationwide lockdown. There is no wrong or right answer.

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

FIFA 20

* 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 FIFA 20 on PlayStation 4. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is rated G in New Zealand, FIFA 20 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 30th of April 2020.

Download the PriceSpy app here.

www.pricespy.co.nz

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