Do you live in the Southern Hemisphere? Then prepare to pay a ton extra for Grand Theft Auto V next year.
Any reason you didn't include the equivalent for US/EU? Kinda hard to understand how expensive it is otherwise :D
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.
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. http://www.amazon.com/gp/he...
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.
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...
In Australia, we pay $100 for every game, even though our currency is better then USD. That's just how we roll!!
I live in Egypt, games here costs more than 100$. and companies complain about piracy !!!
@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 -.-
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.
Once again I shall explain this. You're an international company. Do you want $1 mil Australian Dollars or an equivalent value of United States Dollars? The USD because it's easier to spend.
Beccha it'll be cheaper on STEAM...
I think they can charge whatever they want, that doesn't justify piracy. On top of that many gamers are willing to pay 60$ 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!
@guitarded77 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.
Heck, in Jamaica we pay JMD $8500 (USD $94.44) and thats for every new game...
in mongolia we pay 140.000 (USD $100) :(
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
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.
Jeeze.....and whats on the average pay check over there?
WTH? It does put the current $60 CAD pricetag into perspective. It could have been worse.
In Slovakia they make you make your own games
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.
would that be GAME by any chance?
@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.
it says so right next to it, $86 and $92
Prepare your anu$ Southerners
Do you even KNOW where the Southern Hemisphere begins?
Somewhere below the an*s line. Merican
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.
As an American I support the efforts of my fellow international gamers to get their video games at a reasonable price!!!
$86, 54 pounds, 67 euros.
I'd still buy the game if it was $200. Get over it people!
And how much would you pay for a console? €10,000?
agrees. terrible terrible terrible terrible
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.
Have you been to Game recently? Assassin's Creed 3, Far Cry 3, BO2, all 49.99 here on launch :D
Nobody's been to Game lately that's why they went bust!
Since when? My mate bought FC3 from GAME for £39.99 the day after launch.
And that'll be why nobody shops at GAME ;)
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.
@waddy wrong Black Ops 2 is £43 currently from game retail shops.
I'm glad I got my Tesco pre-order in. GTA V for £30 - absolute bargain!
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
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.
Btw can you order from Tesco in America? Specifically Chicago?
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.
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.
It's about the same with new games in east europe
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
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
http://www.csmonitor.com/Wo... Guess you'd need a "truck load"" to buy a game in cash..Literally.....
@Rhythmattic 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
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...
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.
"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.
You do know Africa has many countries in it right? with different economies, just like every other country in the world.
Correct: Currently, The Omani Rial, Oman's (an East African Country) standard currency, is worth more than the U.S. dollar.
I'm just amazed that apparently I live in a third-world warzone, rather than a leafy suburb in Cape Town.
oh claud I await the day you post a comment that isn't slander or complete bullshit.
Yeah man, I paid 2 billion dollars just for a sandwich yesterday.
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.
Lol here in the UK to see the Avengers in 3d nearly did cost the equivalent of $20 as do all 3d movies.
I will gladly pay $300 for GTA V
More money than sense.
He's being sarcastic @josephayal put a /s at the end of your osts and most people will know what you're doing
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 $100 a peice. You know why? Because we still buy anyway without thought or hesitation. Maybe if people stopped acting like lil' irresponsible kids, we, as gamers, wouldnt be treated like them. But everyone jumps at the chance to pick it up before its even out. People commenting saying that they will still buy. You don't think they read this stuff? You just basically said 'yeah you can rip me off, i'll turn the other cheek' then again, I guess its a lil easier to spend your parents money, then your own.
PARAGRAPHS. Also: buy a sense of humor, please.
@ ZombieKiller: That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard, now I gotta go. *goes to pay for another year of XBL*
Lol I already pre ordered it for 60 bucks xD
Lol, that's not even bad. Most brand new Xbox360 and PS3 games are 69,95€ where I live. That's 91$ 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.
I'm guessing from your name here that you live in Finland. Amirite...?
Rockstar Games told this game will be all about "the pursuit of the almighty dollar". So there is nothing surprising.