Post by Dan @ 03:42pm 25/10/12 | 67 Comments
Australian video rental chain Video Ezy appears to have added videogames to their online retail catalogue, and rather astonishingly the prices are well below traditional Australian retail stores for both PC and console titles (Thanks Koopz for the tip, via: TOG Forums).
Over at videoezy.com.au/games right now, you can find new release games such as Dishonored on Xbox 360 for AU$51.16, and PC for AU$30.36, XCOM: Enemy Unknown on PS3 for $54.36 and PC for $33.56 (subject to shipping charges, which are presently free for orders over $60), and a raft of major upcoming titles available at discounted prices that rival most online CD-Key sites.
The Video Ezy site does not appear to mention the game disc's regional origins, but all game box-art displayed there features either PEGI or BBFC classification stickers, which implies grey imported distribution from the UK or Europe.
If the company is in fact grey importing, then some of the release dates for upcoming titles do seem suspiciously optimistic and should probably feature some kind of reasonable delivery time warning. But at those prices, it's hard to complain, and we hope they can keep it up.
Anyone pioneering their service let us know how your delivery times go.
Update; We've been informed that Video Ezy sister company WOWHD, also has a similar site with the same price points and distribution details, which is presumably just another outlet for the same stock.