It’s Ridiculously Hard To Find Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Copies In Australia ATM

It was clear that stock for Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy was always going to be hard to find. With a lot of gamers that necessarily wouldn’t pick up many new releases or have never even owned a PS4 before (we’ve heard a lot of reports of people picking up a PS4 along with their copy of Crash), but stock has mostly sold out today, if not yesterday.

I did some digging today across Metro Melbourne stores, Metro Sydney stores and retailers online and stock was almost non-existent or limited (which we found meant that they’d just sold through their last few copies.

We went into Highpoint Shopping centre which is near Melbourne CBD. Despite Target, Big W and JB Hi-Fi all having a dedicated row for the game, all three retailers had SOLD OUT signs with no visible idea of when they’d have stock in again.

JB Hi-Fi, Target and Big W are also all out of stock of the game online, saying that you’ll need to hear into stores to find copies. We used JB Hi-Fi and Target’s store locator and it was incredibly grim. Target is showing no stock anywhere near the CBD and JB Hi-Fi is showing “limited stock – please call you store”. We called a few of these stores and they’d confirmed that they’d sold out now.

We’ve spoken to numerous EB Games stores around the country and whilst most have a few still in stock, they do expect to sell out either today or tomorrow. It’s worth noting that EB Games were the only retailer not to have the game for $49 (but they did have a pretty good trade-in deal).

Speaking with retailers, they were expecting to see more stock of the game by Wednesday mid-week, but it’s also worth noting that a lot of the $49 deals will be over by then, so it’ll be interesting to see what happens.