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Post by Eorl @ 11:20am 02/05/12 | 52 Comments
While we count down the days until the release of Diablo III, many gamers eager to start destroying their mouse buttons are still wondering where the best pre-order deals are. Knowing your pain, AusGamers has compiled a comprehensive run-down of all the major retailer offerings as well as a digital version for those not interested in retail copies. All pre-orders listed below are both PC and Mac versions.

Retail Pre-orders
Game are listing their standard version for $89.

JB Hi-Fi has their standard version listed for $69 and their collectors edition (which is now sold out) was available for $137.

Harvey Norman is currently offering a standard edition for $68, which seems to be the cheapest of the retailers.
If you'd prefer to get it straight from Blizzard (Austraila-tax included, but the only digital-download method guaranteed to be delivered on launch day), a digital edition is available for $79.99 from the battle.net page.

Diablo III is coming to PC and Mac on May 15th 2012.



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Latest Comments
Nathan
Posted 12:11pm 02/5/12
I decided to suck up the extra cost and go with battle.net, only route that guarantees availability for 5pm May 15th.

EDIT: normally I'm all about the online CDkey shops, but I'm making an exception here just to make sure I can be in on the launch night fun.
dranged
Posted 12:07pm 02/5/12
I think I might be doing that too - battle.net
IVY_MiKe
Posted 12:25pm 02/5/12
Where'd the info about EB not price matching come from?
(they won't match price until the pickup is made regardless, so the PM is never on the 'pre-order' as such)
DM
Posted 12:31pm 02/5/12
pre-ordered the CE from game months ago. So very excited.
Agamemnon
Posted 12:38pm 02/5/12
my only question is... with D2 if you didnt play your character for a while it would dissappear

does this apply to D3?
Sile
Posted 12:48pm 02/5/12
Would rather give money directly to Blizz than EB Games..
d^
Posted 12:48pm 02/5/12
Got the CE on preorder as soon as it was available to do so. In on this!
Eorl
Posted 12:49pm 02/5/12
I've just spoken to EB Games and they stated that they won't price match on pre-orders, but will do so when the game has been released and if the competitor store has stock.
ravn0s
Posted 12:52pm 02/5/12
i played the beta for the first time the other day. wasn't very impressed because it would freeze for about 2-5 seconds every 20 seconds or so. i'm guessing it was due to a s***** connection to their servers. always on internet connections for SP games is f*****g lame.

Reverend Evil
Posted 01:35pm 02/5/12
I never have problems with games always having the net on to play. Must have just been something weird going on. I doubt it would be like that when the full thing is shipped.

Also, direct download from Battlenet seems like the best option if you want to play straight away. Just pre-load and wait for it to unlock.
bepatient
Posted 01:42pm 02/5/12
Nice, thanks for the wicked list guys! I hadn't thought about how I was gonna go about it looking like I'll go with who is cheapest cause I'm in no rush.
Rukh
Posted 01:45pm 02/5/12
Cost me effectively $0 for a digital download from battle.net. ;)
I also got a free WoW mount and access to the next WoW expansion beta.


Eorl
Posted 01:51pm 02/5/12
Technically you're paying 12 x $15 to get Diablo 3, a mount and beta access Rukh, but I don't want to spoil your fun.

I'll be purchasing my copy from Ozsave, seem to be the cheapest and I'm okay with not getting it straight on the day.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 01:51pm 02/5/12
Has anyone used ozsave.com at all? Are they trust worthy?
Eorl
Posted 01:54pm 02/5/12
According to this ozbargain thread, they seem to be quite reliable. THey use to deal just in boxed copies, but have switched to both digital and boxed now.
casa
Posted 02:00pm 02/5/12
Not sure if this has been written or not, however if your not anal about d3 being on your current blizzard account, making a new one and setting your country to the USA will allow you to purchase the game for $50.
parabol
Posted 02:02pm 02/5/12
CJS CD Key are offering Diablo 3 for $57.60 for a EU standard edition key.

Please be wary of this seller - has in the past consistently continued to sell keys even when out of stock, changed terms of sale/preloading AFTER you've paid, needs to be pushed/threatened to give a refund.

Buy elsewhere.
DeadlyDav0
Posted 02:03pm 02/5/12
Im surprised the online cd key sellers are so expensive. I dont recall what starcraft 2 was on released but most of the time even new keys are $30-40max.
parabol
Posted 02:04pm 02/5/12
Cost me effectively $0 for a digital download from battle.net. ;)
I also got a free WoW mount and access to the next WoW expansion beta

Playing WoW is far from zero-cost on all levels.
Sc00bs
Posted 02:21pm 02/5/12
lol ^ yeah sure bro, first post sending us to a site 'you've never used' ... fail
antzpantz
Posted 02:28pm 02/5/12
This is where I pre-ordered from: OzGameShop - http://www.ozgameshop.com/pc-games/diablo-iii-3-game-pc-and-mac

$55 with free shipping. It was around $52 a while ago too.
antzpantz
Posted 02:29pm 02/5/12
(The price has been increasing slowly as release nears... as you'd expect)
Enska
Posted 02:45pm 02/5/12
Technically you're paying 12 x $15 to get Diablo 3, a mount and beta access Rukh, but I don't want to spoil your fun

no, he's paying 15 a month for a sub to WoW.
Reverend Evil
Posted 02:57pm 02/5/12
Technically you're paying 12 x $15 to get Diablo 3, a mount and beta access Rukh, but I don't want to spoil your fun

You could actually do it a little cheaper if you made the subscription two blocks of 6 months. Ended up saving $22 I think it was. Although I don't think you can do that now if you've already picked a plan. But I could be wrong. But yeah, that's what I ended up doing. If I was smart I would have done that plan from the very beginning when I first started playing. Just never thought to.
ravn0s
Posted 03:23pm 02/5/12
I never have problems with games always having the net on to play. Must have just been something weird going on.


probably, but it was enough to put me off the game for now.
Eorl
Posted 03:59pm 02/5/12
An update on concerns for EU/US region CD Keys, apparently your "home" server is actually designated by the region you sign up with on battle.net, according to this new FAQ. So you are quite safe in buying an EU or US CD Key, as long as you have Australia or America set to your region for battle.net.
Fade2Black
Posted 06:29pm 02/5/12
Pretty sure that I paid $79 for my Jb Hifi preorder from the Logan Hyperdome.
csirac
Posted 07:14pm 02/5/12
http://www.ausgamers.com/forums/general/thread.php/3197611 if you want to save $10 when you order from the blizzard store.
Thundercracker
Posted 08:16pm 02/5/12
Sweet cheers csirac. Just got it using that method.
jconradr
Posted 10:12pm 02/5/12
Pre-ordered collectors from EB and paid the premium :) No way I'm missing out on this baby!
HyperJ
Posted 10:54pm 02/5/12
Most over hyped game ever? Gotta be close...
skythra
Posted 11:09pm 02/5/12
Someone is bitter, i'd say the hype comes 99% from the players and not blizzard. Blizzard haven't done anything crazy overthetop that every other A grade game hasn't done from a marketing perspective.

So all you're complaining about is the people who are excited for the game. Are you perhaps saying they're wrong for highly anticipating a release?

Isn't that a bit much to think that you know better?
Viper119
Posted 03:27am 03/5/12
I just got it pre-order digital version from Battle.Net, it was £40 or something.
tommoz
Posted 06:31pm 03/5/12
EB can legally sell the game at 9am may 15th, servers arnt up until 5pm though. Just letting you all know
Thundercracker
Posted 08:36pm 03/5/12


:(
Eorl
Posted 08:37pm 03/5/12
Pre-ordered from Ozsave with no hiccups. I also asked on their Facebook when the keys will be released and they said in time for the 15th release date.
tvcars
Posted 10:55pm 03/5/12
Pre-ordered from battle.net and downloaded. Just waiting till the fire stops raining.
Seven
Posted 10:56pm 03/5/12
I bought mine from Battle.net. Glad to know it will go smoothly regardless of any third party :)
csirac
Posted 11:05pm 03/5/12
unless your net explodes :P
Seven
Posted 11:38pm 03/5/12
If my net explodes, I won't be able to play anyway :P
Midda
Posted 11:54pm 03/5/12
I ordered from OzSave, nice and cheap. Does anyone know if the beta client will just update to the final version? Or will I need to re-download it at release?
csirac
Posted 12:00am 04/5/12
its a whole separate client. i'd get downloading now and also uninstall the beta.

I also suggest to the people who have the digital copy to run the installer the day before release. I ran it before and it spent about 10 mins updating something which i can only assume was the game files. every second counts.
Midda
Posted 12:20am 04/5/12
I bought the digital copy from Ozsave, so I don't have the key yet, meaning I can't download the client from Battle.net. Is there somewhere else I can get the client from?
csirac
Posted 01:02am 04/5/12
apart from borrowing someone's b.net account, maybe torrent?
Waystedyou
Posted 02:05am 04/5/12
Its just as easy to go and buy the copy at a store here, since the servers wont even be up until like 5pm here anyway pre-loading this seems like a waste of time/DL limit if you got one.
Viper119
Posted 02:07am 04/5/12
Thought I'd just throw this in here as well, great vid on the story of Diablo 1/2.

Eorl
Posted 08:39am 04/5/12
For anyone keen on getting the download going before May 15th, head over to here for a full list of official clients.
Midda
Posted 10:12am 05/5/12
Its just as easy to go and buy the copy at a store here, since the servers wont even be up until like 5pm here anyway pre-loading this seems like a waste of time/DL limit if you got one.

Pay an extra $30 for a boxed copy? Complete waste of my money. I'd rather "waste" some of my unlimited quota.

Cheers for the link, Eorl.
TiT
Posted 10:23am 05/5/12
thanks csirac work perfectly i bought it from Blizzard them selves for $69
samatt
Posted 12:12am 10/5/12
Just ordered from d****mith.com.au, $59 + delivery, decent.
Pinky
Posted 12:34am 10/5/12
Lucky all you guys are pre-ordering. The digital copies are limited.

Is there a reason to pre-order? Just so you can play it the minute that the servers go live?

/sarcasm
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