Just Video Games has published a blog with prices for the UK, European and US version of Trine on the PlayStation Store. It will apparently release this July.
that is just unbelievable, shame its a decent game.
I agree. I just downloaded the PC demo and that got me really looking forward to it, but £20 is too much, perhaps £15 at most
Indeed. If it was, say $30, i wouldn't mind paying £20. But $20/£20 is too much of a greedy exchange rate
I was excited for this game too, but that Europe price is way over the top...
You can buy it from US PSN. I do it often when price isn't satisfactory.
The problem with the prices in Europe is that they pass on the costs for localization. Surprisingly, this doesn't work the other way around for games created in Europe and then published in the U.S. I wouldn't blame the developers for the high price just for being in Europe, though I'm really wanting a demo now to see if it's worth the US$20. PixelJunk Monsters was cheaper and that games has filled up a ton of my time.
But...This is developed in Europe isn't it?
They're still passing on the cost of localization in Europe. Just because it was made in Europe, doesn't mean they don't pass on the costs to the people there. The Witcher was developed in Europe and yet had a much higher price tag there than in the U.S. I believe it has a lot to do with the generally higher costs of localization in Europe, but you would think we would see an increase in cost in the U.S. above the typical for games that are developed outside of NA.
..... looks like the one who puts the price on the content didn't bother in value the current change, he just copy paste the price and put the symbol of each coin on one side :/
I'd think you all would have a U.S. account by now considering how often stuff like this happens. People import for the same reason and I know if i was out there i'd import the Go! rather than pay its ridiculous mark up.
It puzzles me how people keep getting this wrong. Things cost more in Europe (every thing), because people in europe earn more, and because of the currency. I mean the American dollar is so low, that everything would seem cheap compared to Europe, and everything would seem expensive when looking at europe with american eyes. Just take a look at movies for crying out loud, its much more expensive in Europe then in USA. But it all adds up in the end, cus europeans get equally more in salary. Just look at McDonalds and their prices in Europe and USA as an eksampel. It's basic economics, and really noting new.
Clap your hands... you have NO idea what you are talking about. Things in Europe are more expensive because the EU, and local governments go crazy instituting all sorts of insane taxes, fees, more taxes, and more fees on top of that. Please don't talk about "basic economics" when you have no idea about beginner economics.
@ family guy..I agree, I know I'm buying this on the US PS store, it is well worth the 20 $, believe me I've seen it first hand(as have a lot of you) and it has a ton of content, 20 euros is a bit much, its not that hard if any of you don't know how to pay on the american store go to entropay.com and make a virtual prepaid card(with your adrees in the states) and it'll work fine, as it did with me, and don't blame the developers they didn't know how much it'll cost or when it'll come out, they said it on the forums, its a great game especially the fact that Frozenbyte is like around a 20 person dev team
Yeah, I might just have to get a $20 PSN card and buy it from the US store. No way I'm paying £20 for a downloable game that's £12/13 in the US.
im sorry but im just never gonna soend £20 quid on a downloadable game! i got bioshock the other day for £15 lol... really i just dont know where they pull these prices from! especially as its cheaper in the us! alot cheaper too! well its their loss to be honest cos i cant see many people buying it at that price.
Agreed, I picked up bioshock for £8.95 new, what a game. £20 would be ok if justified, but with the comparisons, it's just overpriced if this is true.
where did you get that from? was it amazon? i know they do some good deals on there, i could have got it cheaper off amazon but i didnt wanna wait a few days lol, so i saw it in town and picked it up, awesome game, im playing on the hardest diffeculty trying not to use the vita chambers at the mo... im not doing too bad.
£20 sounds fine to me.
I think I was expecting £20, but its more the annoying conversion rate from the US store.
£19.99 for this. My maximum was £12.99
I think we can all expect more and more downloadable game prices to be set too high. I just hope people are sensible enough to boycott them so they learn quickly not to rip us off. I won't hold my breath though. I'm really looking forward to Fat Princess, but I wouldn't be surprised if the price on that is too high as well. I've even seen a couple of idiots on N4G making comments like; the game looks soo good they would happily pay full price for it... I mean WTF, the game looks good but what a dumb comment! If we ain't careful we will end up paying over the odds for these games, or just missing out on some fun little games cos some idiots will pay too much for them and let the devs think its a good idea to push the price up.
Why is everyone so against the $20 price tag? The game has a Platinum trophy so it must be a full fledged game. Burnout Paradise is also a PSN game for $20 by the way.
$20 is a good price. It's the fact it's £19.99 or €19.99 that's the problem. Wipeout HD also has a Platinum trophy and was $19.99, but it was £11.99 when it was launched in the UK.
Exactly, it's not the fact that it's £20 that i the problem. I find that a perfect price to be honest. But they are being very greedy with that exchange rate. Us UK and European people are getting ripped off.
Well Wipout HD was a pretty awesome game, so this one's going to have to do very well with the reviews to move on PSN at $20. Maybe they know something we don't about the games quality?
Oh I see. I wasn't even thinking about the price in foreign currencies. That does seem high then. Edit: Obviously by foreign I mean "foreign to me".
good luck playing as the wizard using a controller
i've mostly seen people using controllers on pc anyway
The UK price is expected to be £16.99 "Posted on July 10th, 2009 at 1:16 pm by Olivier Vermeille Hi billsmugs, Trine will be priced at 19.99€, 19.99$ and 19.99£ on the PlayStation Store. Correction: the price in the UK is expected to be £16.99" http://blog.eu.playstation....
Still high, $7 more than the US version, but much more approachable at that price. £14.99 would have been the sweet spot though.
I agree it is a little high, a demo for the game would have ben very useful as it might have been able to sway a few people to pay up, me potentially being one of them. I don't think I'd want to fork out 17 quid for the game that might be hit or miss with me because from what I have seen, it looks interesting but not enough to entice me into buying it, a demo may have helped as would a lower price. I think overall the pricing of the game is a little high, not just in the UK but in the rest of EU and the US because after paying 12 quid for a game like Wipeout HD and the kind of content in the Motorstorm PR packs I have certain expectations from PSN games.
Holy sh*t. No thanks. I'd rather wait for Wipeout HD Fury for that freaking amount for one game. Even £17 is taking the p**s.
I'm with you mate, the Fury pack will be my next purchase I think.
Sigh... Europe is ripped off as usual. And UK too. In USA you folks actually earn more and pay much less for everything. Time to get out of stinking Europe and move to Japan. Saayoooonara!
this will have to be near perfect 9.5/10 and obviously a demo to check it out
There won't be a demo, the guy on the PS Blog stated that a few times in replies to people. I'd have loved a demo to see if the game might be worth shelling out for.
but that EU price is ludicrous if what you all are saying about conversion rates is true. at least it's possible to get a hold of a PSN card and maybe buy it from the US store instead. game publishers need to understand that gamers aren't made of money, and it's hard enough to pay $65 for a disc based game, let alone $30+ for a downloadable game. what makes downloadable games so appealing is that there is generally great entertainment to be had a fair price (ie, Wipeout HD being $20 in the US, or Bionic Commando: Rearmed being $10). it's gaming on a budget, but you still get quality. i'm dreading the inevitable day when a downloadable game is sold for $50 because of "perceived value" on the publishers end. i know it's a business, and i know they are in it to make money, but i guarantee they'd make more money with a lower price. it's not like they have to pay for manufacturing any discs or packaging it and shipping it to store shelves.
How can anybody try and make a case that this isnt bullshit. Look at XBL. It costs a lot less in the US and gets twice the service and content.
What has Live got to do with this?? Trolling are you??
http://uk.gamespot.com/pc/a... i was looking forward to purchase this on the xbla, but 7.5, looks like trine is a failure, played the demo on PC, wasn't that great. £20?! thats over 2100ms points!!!!
mmmmm paying 19€99 or playing it for free on pc...i wonder if europeans will accept being ripped off this time...
you make it sounds as if buying it on us store at a cheaper price would stand up anyway against piracy ... Whatever the price it would always be more tempting to steal the games to some people .
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