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CaptainCamper  +   1155d ago
Any reason you didn't include the equivalent for US/EU? Kinda hard to understand how expensive it is otherwise :D
Darranged  +   1155d ago
Well, after conversion, imagine paying around a $100 US for GTA V, at least. We took the local angle on this, but there are plenty of people in the comments going mental with rage, after they found the other international prices.
guitarded77  +   1155d ago
A friend of mine in Brazil pays that much for all his PS3 games... until I turned him on to amazon. They deliver to Brazil, now he's getting his games on the cheap.

Here's a list of countries they deliver to if international shipping is available on the item...

Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela

And here's a link to the details.
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irepbtown  +   1155d ago
Here in UK tax is a real bugger. Our games are average £40 (online) which is $64.
In store they range from £45-£50 ($72-$81).

I won't be surprised if GTA V is £40 and $60 in UK/US.
Stevo91  +   1155d ago
Companies like this complain about their game being pirated but then go charge silly amounts of money for video game? Surely if they wanted to make the game 'less pirated' they would lower the cost not increase it...
charted  +   1155d ago
In Australia, we pay $100 for every game, even though our currency is better then USD.

That's just how we roll!!
Abdou23  +   1155d ago
I live in Egypt, games here costs more than 100$. and companies complain about piracy !!!
HappyGaming  +   1155d ago
@irepbtown Remember USA prices do not include any tax... when you go to the till in America the tax is added then. A $60 game would have around $4 of tax added to it at the till so $64 which is the same as the UK £40.

UK prices are not that bad you should check out Australia... $100 for a game -.-
Basjohn  +   1155d ago
The trouble with Amazon is shipping internationally is INSANELY expensive. I'm in South Africa and I bought 3 rather rare and pricey art books, the shipping cost more than all 3 put together, and took 3 months to arrive.

They also refuse to ship electronics to SA due to theft, but I'm not sure if that includes games, but definitely excludes gaming hardware.
f789790  +   1154d ago
Once again I shall explain this.

You're an international company. Do you want $1 mil Australian Dollars or an equivalent value of United States Dollars?

The USD because it's easier to spend.
ChrisW  +   1154d ago
Beccha it'll be cheaper on STEAM...
RumbleFish  +   1154d ago
I think they can charge whatever they want, that doesn't justify piracy. On top of that many gamers are willing to pay 60$ for extremely crappy games like ***** (insert whatever you hate most) and crappy ports like ***** and now people complain about R* when they want to charge a bit more? R* will deliver quality entertainig. Sooner or later the game will be playable without any major bugs and it will be a hell lotta fun. Let it come!
Tdmd  +   1154d ago

I'm Brazilian and I've tried Amazon already. First of all, unless that has changed in the last few months, Amazon do NOT ship games to Brazil, only books, CD's and DVD's. Secondly, even if they did, it wouldn't make much of an difference, as they charge you for the import tax anyway. Just so you may picture it, XCOM: Enemy Unknown is costing 39 bucks over there - which was the cheapest US XCOM I've saw so far. Tax values added to this purchase and the 39 bucks turns into $97, which converts into approximately R$202 - more expensive than actually buy it here (I usually pay something around $72 for my ps3 games).
Ah, did I mentioned that the estimated delivery time range from 2 to 3 months? Yeah, that good.

Amazon is no solution. Not for us, Brazilians at least.
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Hanif-876  +   1155d ago
Heck, in Jamaica we pay JMD $8500 (USD $94.44) and thats for every new game...
Uzesgelen_Goo  +   1155d ago
in mongolia we pay 140.000 (USD $100) :(
okmrman  +   1155d ago
hanif mi bredren
i remember those days of super high games back in jamaica

but since i moved to the USA i am loving the normal price tags
3-4-5  +   1155d ago
Wow...I don't feel bad about $60 anymore. For most games that is.

If a game is great, I'm sure we can all agree that we would be 80$ for it.

But if it's not great, there is no way it should be anymore than $40 Brand new.
Psycho_Mantis  +   1155d ago
Jeeze.....and whats on the average pay check over there?
ShaunCameron  +   1155d ago

It does put the current $60 CAD pricetag into perspective. It could have been worse.
badvlad  +   1155d ago
In Slovakia they make you make your own games
farhad2k8  +   1155d ago
Well, in the UK I've pre-ordered with a site that offers the 'price promise', so which ever price I pre-order at, I will always get that price, and if they make it cheaper by the time the game is released, they will update my price to the new one. Thank god for sites like that.
RedSoakedSponge  +   1155d ago
would that be GAME by any chance?
farhad2k8  +   1153d ago
@RedSoakedSponge No, it's ShopTo.. I literally ALWAYS go with them for pre-orders, they deliver a few days earlier. Black Ops 2 came a day earlier, FIFA 13 came 2 days earlier, so I'm hoping I get something similar with GTA V.
Bobertt  +   1155d ago
it says so right next to it, $86 and $92
Knight_Crawler  +   1155d ago
Prepare your anu$ Southerners
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DwightOwen  +   1155d ago
Do you even KNOW where the Southern Hemisphere begins?
memots  +   1155d ago
Somewhere below the an*s line.

torchic  +   1155d ago
well in South Africa prices range from R599-R699 per game, depending on the game, depending on the retailer which works out to be about €59-€69 which is also what western European countries pay (most of the time it's €69 to be honest) so don't see what the fuss is over an extra R50/€5.
MastaPiff  +   1155d ago
As an American I support the efforts of my fellow international gamers to get their video games at a reasonable price!!!
thorstein  +   1155d ago
$86, 54 pounds, 67 euros.
GuyThatPlaysGames  +   1155d ago
I'd still buy the game if it was $200. Get over it people!
Detoxx  +   1155d ago
And how much would you pay for a console? €10,000?
jjdoyle  +   1155d ago
agrees. terrible terrible terrible terrible
Zichu  +   1155d ago
Works out to about $86 or £54. Which is quite expensive. Games in the UK usually sell for £35 to £40, brand new on release day. Some games go up to £45 like GTAV and CoD, but you can get it cheaper if you just spend a few minutes searching.
CaptainCamper  +   1155d ago
Have you been to Game recently? Assassin's Creed 3, Far Cry 3, BO2, all 49.99 here on launch :D
onandonandon  +   1155d ago
Nobody's been to Game lately that's why they went bust!
sourav93  +   1155d ago
Since when? My mate bought FC3 from GAME for £39.99 the day after launch.
Kurt Russell  +   1155d ago
And that'll be why nobody shops at GAME ;)
Waddy101  +   1155d ago
Far Cry 3 is £37.99, Assassin's Creed II is £39.99 and Black Ops 2 is £32.99 at the moment from GAME.
I don't see what you gain from spreading false figures.
aiBreeze  +   1155d ago
@waddy wrong Black Ops 2 is £43 currently from game retail shops.
stage88  +   1155d ago
I'm glad I got my Tesco pre-order in.

GTA V for £30 - absolute bargain!
Zichu  +   1155d ago
Ha, I did that offer, except it wasn't £40 when I did it, it was £39.99 and I had to find something for a cheap price to get the offer. I got a free book lol
DonnieDarko  +   1155d ago
I was gonna say supermarkets are ridiculously cheap. Picked up FIFA and cod for £26 each launch day from sainsburys. Guarantee you they'll be doing something similar for Gta. They sold wii u premium pack at £269 launch day.
ado908  +   1155d ago
Btw can you order from Tesco in America? Specifically Chicago?
YodaCracker  +   1155d ago
Well, if there is any game that I would be willing to pay more than the $60 price tag for it is Grand Theft Auto. Rockstar have never let me down before and the quality of their games is second to none.
kupomogli  +   1155d ago
They've let me down with just about every game except for San Andreas, the GTA4 series, Chinatown Wars, and Red Dead Redemption.

The original GTA game I got bored of in a couple of hours. LA Noire, Max Payne 2, Max Payne 3, Midnight Club LA Remix, and Midnight Club LA were pretty crappy. With LA, I thought it'd be better than LA Remix since it was on console and got such high reviews, and it's better, but still a crappy game.
gedapeleda  +   1155d ago
It's about the same with new games in east europe
claud3  +   1155d ago
In africa the money is insane, Zimbabwe it costs 1million Zimbabwe dollars for a loaf... So you have to understand with war and other stuff

The market is in the toilet
GavinMannion  +   1155d ago
lol are you mental or something?

You have to understand economies and stuff. This article is showing the price compared to $'s and pounds.. and there is no war or other stuff in South Africa.

jeez people you need to travel more
Rhythmattic  +   1155d ago

Guess you'd need a "truck load"" to buy a game in cash..Literally.....
GavinMannion  +   1155d ago

1. that's from 2008
2. That's not South Africa
3. Using conversion tools available on the internet shows you that converted to real currencies bread is still cheap
Rhythmattic  +   1155d ago
Zimbabwe , Dude...

I never said South Africa...

I never said bread was expensive either....

I was just putting into perspective how many bits of paper it could take to buy a game there...
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crackforgangstas  +   1155d ago
You sir, need to travel more. Zimbabwe, in terms of war, just got out of one. Their civil war ended in 1979, those types of things can really keep an economy down for a while. Not to mention the severe hyperinflation they've seen in the past 10 years. That's the economies and "stuff" you're talking about... So our friend Claud3 is right on the nose here for the most part.

As far as South Africa, it is becoming an increasingly unstable region due to racial tensions between superiority groups and the bloodshed they have caused. I'm pretty sure I learned in school, as well, that Guerilla Warfare can have a profound impact on an economy.
pr0digyZA  +   1155d ago
"As far as South Africa, it is becoming an increasingly unstable region due to racial tensions between superiority groups and the bloodshed they have caused"

What? I live in South Africa, and have no idea what you are talking about. Unless you are thinking of apartheid which is finished. And no talk about tensions stirring up.
pr0digyZA  +   1155d ago
You do know Africa has many countries in it right? with different economies, just like every other country in the world.
pixelsword  +   1155d ago
Correct: Currently, The Omani Rial, Oman's (an East African Country) standard currency, is worth more than the U.S. dollar.
marigold  +   1155d ago
I'm just amazed that apparently I live in a third-world warzone, rather than a leafy suburb in Cape Town.
SneeringImperialist  +   1155d ago
oh claud I await the day you post a comment that isn't slander or complete bullshit.
MrAnderson  +   1155d ago
Yeah man, I paid 2 billion dollars just for a sandwich yesterday.
Newmanator  +   1155d ago
That's like The Avengers charging $20 for a movie ticket because it is a quality movie.
If they end up charging us that much here in the US or UK, I know I'll be waiting until it goes down.
OR wait until The Last of Us, a quality game for a regular price.
aiBreeze  +   1155d ago
Lol here in the UK to see the Avengers in 3d nearly did cost the equivalent of $20 as do all 3d movies.
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josephayal  +   1155d ago
I will gladly pay $300 for GTA V
stage88  +   1155d ago
More money than sense.
dantesparda  +   1155d ago
He's being sarcastic

@josephayal put a /s at the end of your osts and most people will know what you're doing
ZombieKiller  +   1155d ago
Jose, its people like you that is the EXACT reason this game is expensive. If you guys all gave me and extra $20 for my game, and whine about it the whole time, you know what I'd end up with? $20 extra bucks per copy. i'll listen to all the rage if it gets more money in my pocket.
At the end of the day, they know certain people will throw any amount of money at a game. Which is exactly why they do it. The part that bothers me here, is that they didnt even wait until next-gen. Ususally, there is a price hike in the change of generations, but if this happens, other devs will see that they do not have to wait till the turn of the generation do raise prices. Thats stupid, technology is getting more and more efficient and understandable, yet it becomes more expensive? There is no logic in the games industry because people act like such kids. $80 standerd editions are the start. With the way shits going now, eventually everyone is going to release a 'call of duty' -a rushed out, overly expensive annual release that before it's even WORKING properly on all platforms, the DLC season begins so you can buy MORE shit that doesnt work. Capcom is already starting by giving DMC to NT and by trying to turn RE6 into an action game because theyre trying to capture that crowd. Other companies with the day 1 DLC and such. Not to mention the ridiculous profit margin that you create by using the same engine year after year. Not saying GTA does this, but more the fact that we all give into this crap. They rip us off all the time because they know we want to play the game and will give up some shit to do so. But it shouldnt be a loss of a left testicle for entertainment should it? The way things are going though, it will be...pretty soon standard games will be $100 a peice.
You know why? Because we still buy anyway without thought or hesitation. Maybe if people stopped acting like lil' irresponsible kids, we, as gamers, wouldnt be treated like them. But everyone jumps at the chance to pick it up before its even out. People commenting saying that they will still buy. You don't think they read this stuff? You just basically said 'yeah you can rip me off, i'll turn the other cheek' then again, I guess its a lil easier to spend your parents money, then your own.
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TransientDreamer  +   1155d ago

Also: buy a sense of humor, please.
pixelsword  +   1155d ago
@ ZombieKiller:

That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard, now I gotta go.

*goes to pay for another year of XBL*
1nsaint  +   1155d ago
Lol I already pre ordered it for 60 bucks xD
Wintersun616  +   1155d ago
Lol, that's not even bad. Most brand new Xbox360 and PS3 games are 69,95€ where I live. That's 91$ or 57£. We have a high tax rate so we can't really blame the publishers or retailers, but nevertheless that's the price we have to pay in the worst case scenario.
insomnium2  +   1155d ago
I'm guessing from your name here that you live in Finland. Amirite...?
coolmaster  +   1155d ago
Rockstar Games told this game will be all about "the pursuit of the almighty dollar". So there is nothing surprising.
dazreah  +   1155d ago
Well the price is between £39.99 and £44.99 in the UK if you look at sites like play etc.
Gimmemorebubblez  +   1155d ago
In South Africa I payed 90$ equivalent for ME3 on launch-day.
GavinMannion  +   1155d ago
From where? The standard edition was nowhere near that price on launch..
pr0digyZA  +   1155d ago
Weird where you get it from,if you bought from places like BT games at launch then on consoles it would have been priced R645=74USD and on PC preorder R345=40 USD.
Gimmemorebubblez  +   1155d ago
In March when Mass Effect 3 came out, correct me if I'm wrong, wasn't it roughly R6,70 to the dollar?
I know it's about R8,60. now.

Got it from Gamezone- Similar to BT games.

Bought it on Ps3.
pr0digyZA  +   1155d ago
Doesnt matter what the exchange rate was/is the games have been the same price for a long time (R399PC,R699consoles if one doesn't preorder) with the exception of cod which costs an extra R100 each time it launches. Maybe you have a limited or collectors edition?
Gimmemorebubblez  +   1155d ago
I was just trying to explain why I said 90$ and not 75$ equivalent.
At the time 90$ (March 6) was equivalent to about R600.
Now R600 maybe the equivalent of 70$ at the moment.
So in other words if ME3 launched today I would pay about 75$ EQUIVALENT but when it launched on March 6th I paid the EQUIVALENT of 90$. Either way I still would have paid R600.
Hope I explained myself.
Nice to see so many South Africans on N4G.
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BushLitter  +   1155d ago
Console games are usually around R599 with the exception of COD which is R699. I remember buying GTAIV day one for R720 (April 28th 2008!) and Metal Gear 4 for R800 from CNA. Used Edgars Club card for that latter purchase :P
onandonandon  +   1155d ago
Got mine for £32 online
ennui  +   1155d ago
Similar prices here in Sweden. It Usually ranges between 500-600 SEK ($75-90/57-70€).
BertlSenix  +   1155d ago
Hm 70€

Normal price here(Austria) in the standard shops like gamestop and big electronic markets.
Every game costs that much here on release date.

You have to go to the small stores here and can get them for 55€ mostly cause they undercut everytime.
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MxRBrobaFett  +   1155d ago
I would gladly pay 100 dollars for GTA V
KingKevo  +   1155d ago
Lol, the standard price for games in Germany and the rest of Europe is 69€ (90$). If you buy your games online or look around a bit it is around 55 to 60€ (72 to 78.5$). That's why I personally like to order a few of my games in the UK where the price is usually a lot closer to the US price.

So if anyone should be complaining it should be everyone from Europe who's been paying a lot for years now. It's not fair that Publishers simply swap the $ qith the € sign, and some are also doing this for DLC as well. Or the DLC is only slightly ovrpriced. So I don't mind, it's pretty much the standard price over here and nothing special.

You could have written that article about any game ever being released for this generation dear lazygamer, you just had to compare pretty much any price to the Dollar price :)
bryam1982  +   1155d ago
Southern people are dumb anyways they should pay more, thank god for the northern smart people lol /s
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isyourhouseonfire  +   1155d ago
I'd pay up to $100 USD for GTA V. After all, the amount of money I save by being home playing it goes into the thousands.

But first thing is first: Release it!!!
BlmThug  +   1155d ago
In the UK the price is somewhere between 40-45 pounds and it will get cheaper towards release so no complaints here :/
MaximusMagna  +   1155d ago
@ Braanflakes123, why did you paid that much?
Like the others said, places like btgames, takealot... are so cheap and if you preoder the price is like R529 or R545...
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KrisButtar  +   1155d ago
have mine already pre-ordered it cost me 59.99 plus tax Canadian dollars, same price as all my other new games i have bought this year, far cry 3, assassin's creed 3,wwe 13, halo 4, little big planet karting.
Jovahkiin  +   1155d ago
We pay 60 euro here... like 80 dollars for every new game.
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Th3 Chr0nic  +   1155d ago
ill wait till its close to release and there are a lot of retailers offering bonus this and that on purchase. then i will decide.
why people preorder a game so early when there is no reason to makes no sense. then they whine about a package announced months later with bonus items that they dont have cause they pre ordered 6 months in advance for no reason
bub16  +   1155d ago
In refuse to pay more then £39.99 for a game now. You can always get brand new games for that price, any more and your getting scammed
talisker  +   1155d ago
I've never paid more than €50 for a brand new game (normal edition) but... Maybe let's start comparing how long you have to work in order to afford one?
PurpHerbison  +   1155d ago
Oh man. Games aren't even worth their 60 dollar pricetag.
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