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.