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Sony aggresively prices PS3 games in Japan.

Ratchet & Clank Future 2 is also priced to sell in Japan with a suggested retail price of 5,980 yen ($66). That doesn't sound like a discount to us, but in comparison to other PS3 games Ratchet & Clank Future 2 is a bargain. Final Fantasy XIII retails for 9,240 yen ($103), 3D Dot Heroes is 7,140 yen ($80), and Call of Duty 2: Modern Warfare 2 costs for 7,940 yen ($88).

Seems like Sony Computer Entertainment Japan is aggressively pricing all of their Western developed PlayStation 3 games since Uncharted 2 and Infamous, which is still unreleased there, are also 5,980 yen ($66).

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George Sears3023d ago (Edited 3023d ago )

Japanese still don't cater to western games (although Western > Japan this gen) so the best thing to do is to bring these games to a lower cost to give more incentive to buy them. Most Japanese just play it safe with the usual RPG's and the crap that is Dynasty Warriors so that is why they overprice the hell out of these games because they know that they would buy it regardless.

Pretty sure SCEJ would retail these western games at a higherprice like the rest once they retain some marketshare.

somerandomdude3023d ago (Edited 3023d ago )

"although Western > Japan this gen"

speak for your self

Did you forget about Nintendo, Capcom (RE4 and Street Fighter 4), Konami/Kojima Productions (MGS4), Sega (Yakuza 3, ect) Square Enix (FF13/VS13) Polyphony Digital (GT5) and not to mention sleeper hit of the year and probably rpg of the year as well demon's souls?

Noctis Aftermath3023d ago

@1.1: he didn't say that there weren't any good japanese games, simply stating the fact that western developers this generation have been more willing to use more of the power available with this generation of consoles and in turn producing more AAA quality games, alot of japanese devs aren't willing to drop the anime look cause they think that will kill their sales.

gaffyh3022d ago

These are normal prices for Japan.

ThaOutKast3023d ago

but the writer needs to edit something, it says "Call of Duty 2:Modern Warfare 2" when it should say "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2"

koehler833022d ago

Stop comparing prices by region. It's apples and oranges. Especially with a weak US dollar to compare it to.

Games cost 60 cokes in any given country. What that equates to in US dollars is irrelevant.

v1c1ous3022d ago

try telling that to someone in south america

Captain Tuttle3022d ago (Edited 3022d ago )

It's more because of the weak dollar than anything else.

Nitrowolf23022d ago (Edited 3022d ago )

i know these are PS3 games but aren't the pricing determine by the publisher?
SE is publishing MW2
idk about 3D hero
R&CF2 is publish by sony
and FF13 by SE
so i can't open the link sorry if i got something wrong
but are they saying sony doing this? I mean how can that be? they don't have control over 3rd party pricing do they? I know FF13 exclusive in japan but isn't the price up the SE and not sony.

hjolli3022d ago

Here, in Iceland :S
Standard price for a game is between 90-100 USD!

XXXCouture3022d ago (Edited 3022d ago )

yeah same here. but the wages are lower in Iceland if i remember right?

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