Despite parity with the US dollar Australians are expected to pay significantly more than gamers in the USA where the game's standard edition has been priced at $59.99.
Dude it's the same shit with MS and Nintendo games, Nintendo are the worst, they never have platinum hits. Bloody 98bucks for Zelda at EBGames or 118bucks for Reach. Sure you can get the games cheaper if you shop around, but i think the article is looking for hits while singling out Sony and GT5.
it's the same for all games and console and basically everything else. Blame the taxes for that.
Imagine what would happen if Americans had to pay equivalent of Australian or European prices
"Imagine what would happen if Americans had to pay equivalent of Australian or European prices " not much to imagine. Games would sell poorly if that were the case.
And that's why the sell poorly here in Oz. As an example, the Wii just recently sold 2 million units. And that's BIG over here... Can't remember if any games have sold over 1mil. And what did that article try to tell us? It talked about nothing it was meant to. We got prices for the US version of the game...
Harvey Norman are selling it brand new for $77. That's incredibly cheap here in Oz, 99% of new games cost $100 - $110 at Eb/Game ect. edit: @ shikamaroooo, you're somewhat right, our minimum wage is actually abit more then the Americans.
import best option at the moment since the aussie dollar is higher now ... xD
Game arent too bad. EBGames i will never go into. They're a/holes. Big W and JB are the best.
Beware importing games. Undoubtedly GT5 will have DLC, and if you happen to buy a region free version from asia or the US, the DLC we get won't be compatible with it. I had the misfortune of finding that out when I got a US copy of Heavy Rain...
as long as they buy the EU version they want need to worry about DLC region lock.
damn there is always doom articles trying to downgrade Sony qualty. nice try. bluray dooms ps3 dooms move doom 3d doom GT5 doom ps3 multiplat doom
thats alot of doom and not enough Cyber-demons
All games are that expensive its not like sony just hiked up the price like activision did with MW2. @Mr Exclusive I agree i mean im looking at some stores to buy SMG1 its still 42 euro's for a 3.5 year old game. Meanwhile uncharted 2 platinum is only 29.99. Also why does Nintendo think anyone with a half a brain would buy mario allstars for 32.99. Just let me download it off the wiistore or package it with new super mario bros wii like they did with the zelda collection and double dash.
If anyone wants cheap games in Aus (don't we all), then buy from this online store called ozgameshop. For those interested they have GT5 for $65 http://www.ozgameshop.com/p...
are you 100% positive that they only sell Australian copies of games ?
are you 100% positive that they only sell australian copies of games though ?
OZ and EU copies are the same region.
I wont be buying it neither hotpursuit... i'll wait for something better to come out. sorry guys im just not into the likes of GT5 now... all these delays still a GT fan.
^lol what delays? it's been delayed once in Aus, and only for 20 days!
@morkendo23: They why are you here?
it is a shame...really im in the and the highest we pay for release's is £44.99,I truly respect every dedicated gamer who spends $60.00 on each game i buy my boyfriend his games and that $60.00 price tag would be a real test of our love...lol
lol its because PPl in the USA get paid shit
Meh. You cant expect much from a country that actually debates whether or not to teach the widely accepted concept of evolution...
Evolution? They cant get their heads around the metric system, how are they going to learn evolution?
Now Bathy, I'm American. Don't blame us all lol.
Well that's totally off-topic and uncalled for... But I totally agree with you. That's the prime example of a country that don't take education seriously. Like if permitting personal faith get in the way and force into what should be teaching science wasn't proof enough I'll point you guys into some stats... By now USA is 4th on standard HDI rank (UN's human development index), up from 9th in last year report, not an small improvement. However the more serious modified HDI rank, which factors in the inequalities, get US down from 8th last year to 12th this same year. Many could say, yeah they get paid shit, like shikamroooo said, but the biggest inequality isn't GDP per-capita, this one actually improved all around and pushed USA up in the standard rank since last year the economy crisis scars were still wounds for many, but education inequality was now bigger and not because some schools improved while other stayed the same, but because it's considered that public schools in USA got worse in this year, compared to 2009, after the public investiment in education was smaller than last year.
They elected George Bush as president.. ...enough said
I definitely feel for Australian gamers, I mean even their standard edition of GT5 is like £20-30 more expensive than it is here. Funny enough, the price difference seems to carry over between versions, ironically, making the Signature the best deal in comparison to the UK edition.
im australian and im used to paying these prices for my games man im going to pay my copy of gt5 off early next monday but im staring to look overseas as i dont like spending big dollard on multi plat games they arent worth it to me i got enslaved and got it off ebay and saved 55 dollars which wasnt bad i wasnt going to play a down water game
the worst thing is when u actually buy a game like... FFXIII... when you pay 100 dollars for something that bad its just sad... But with GT5 I would be willing to pay that much because the game is totally worth that amount.
Now you nailed it. Those are about the same price we see here in Brazil for games, the problem isn't simply how much those games cost but that not all games are worthy it. Like, it's holiday season, there is a ton of games launching all around, many of which I would buy if I have some money to spare (and I'll probably will) but over 100 US$ for an average game is too much, and games simply takes to long to get lower pricetags and, even when they do, most of them aren't much considerable decrease. I'm on the very same cliffhanger moment about Enslaved (plus Vanquish and Assassin's Creed Brotherhood) as I want to play those games, but really don't know if it's worth 200R$ (that's equivalent to 117US$ considering today's exchange rate). And different from AU, our import taxes make it almost prohibitive to buy overseas.
Yeah it's the same for every multiplat game here also. The prices down here in Ausland are extremely ridiculous. Nothing beats importing but for a game like GT5, i just gotta get it day 1.
It won't put me off getting it but it will now have to wait for Xmas and not before.
Overpriced games in Australia News @ 11
seriously just import or... buy a new game from eb but price match to whovevers the cheapest ( usually jb or kmart) finish the game within 7 days take the game bak into eb within the 7 days get the full value of the game and trade it in for gt5 pre order dont forget to price match when you pick it up i rekon k mart or jb should have it for around $89 oh and hang on to your recipets!
Yeah but remember we knew this would happen when we stopped using Kangaroo's to distribute goods around Australia we now use trucks so it costs more.
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