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Submitted by karamsoul 405d ago | opinion piece

Gaming in Pakistan: An Insider’s Perspective

Ussaid Ishaq from Pakistan writes: "You might’ve heard about Pakistan because of its current affairs. And those, frankly, aren’t all that good. The currency (Rupee) is falling rapidly and our once-growing economy is melting like ice. Yet you must be wondering “how does a country like Pakistan have any place in a gaming discussion?” Well, it looks like it does, since a gamer in Pakistan is saving a ton more money than you guys." (Culture, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Lucifun  +   405d ago
Don't know what to say, I condone piracy, but I can't just say it is wrong in this situation, IMHO.
The Killer  +   405d ago
for the underdeveloped countries, the average salary of a person wont exceeds 200 USD. if that man has to feed him self, and family and bills, do you think they can pay more than 3 USD for a game? i doubt so.

and the underdeveloped countries consist of majority of the world. so if sony and MS wants to tap into that market, they need to make game very cheap and make the profits from the hardware sales.

i still think PS2 is a cool system. if u wanna have fun, u can have it with ps2.
spicelicka  +   405d ago
I grew up there for the first 11 years of my life and my first console was an NES in 1996, then sega genesis. No one even knew about the newer consoles because they were way too out of reach for the average consumers. You see, while the Dreamcast, PS2, and xbox were being released my dream console was the PS1, i hadn't even heard of anything else. I used to go inside video games stores watching people play PS1 on displays, and I'd be drooling over the 3D graphics.

I still remember asking a shopkeeper how much a playstation was and he said "PS1 or PS2", at that point i noticed a PS2 box sitting on the top shelf and my mind was blown. I hadn't even touched a PS1, so I couldn't even imagine what a PS2 was like. I decided it was too good to be true and the guy was bullshitting me.

Staying a generation or two behind was the only way for people to afford video games there, and after reading this article I think that's still the case.
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