Why Are Call of Duty Games So Expensive?

Modern Warfare 3 is not even out yet but according to Electronic Theatre, the RRP (recommended retail price) of the game is £54.99. As expensive as that may sound, the RRP for the past two Call of Duty games here in New Zealand is also, (if not more) expensive than it is in the U.K. Call of Duty: Black Ops has a RRP of $NZD155. This converts to around £75.99!

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gravemaker2764d ago

because everyone will buy it anyway

iamnsuperman2764d ago

So true why should Activision settle for less if they continue to sell games at a higher price. Luckily for the UK Sainsbury's tend to release games on day 1 at lower prices. Supermarket wars FTW

GrieverSoul2764d ago (Edited 2764d ago )

Well, I buy it from online retail stores 25€ cheaper then the local physical GAME stores.

But gravemaker is right. People buy them regardless of the price. I hope Activision doenst read this but if they priced it 100€ I bet 50% of the total CoD community would still buy it. After all, all they play for a full year is a CoD game. Well, some Xbox users already pay 135€ for LIVE (60€) fee and CoD price (75€) per year. I have 70 PSN friends and 20 of them only have trophies for CoD WaW, MW2 and Black Ops.

egidem2764d ago

Well because every time Bobby's game sells really well, he goes home and says: "Honey, we're getting a larger bath tub!" With this bath dub, he fill is up with the money you use to purchase his game. The bath tub gets bigger every year, so Bobby has to get more cash to fill it up. We're at the point where he needs a ladder to get in and out of the tub.

That's what my mind can come up with, without coffee.

TrevorPhillips2764d ago

Because Activision is greedy for money and only money

Emilio_Estevez2764d ago

It's $60 here in the US, just like every other new game. Is it higher than other games around the world?

outwar60102764d ago

in the uk its being sold for £55 which is over a hundred dollars. normal games are sold at £40 which is roughly 70+ dollars

Emilio_Estevez2764d ago

WTF! Can't you import it or something?

peowpeow2764d ago

I think Call of Duty (4 or MW2) was the first game to get a $89.95 price in the Australian steam store..compared to the usual $60

ScarT2764d ago

New games are 105USD at gamestop in my country . But I often import from UK.

guigsy2764d ago

People will buy COD no matter what the cost, because (like FIFA) it potentially offer months and months of gameplay. Many people buy those two games alone in the UK, so they probably don't know whether they're being overcharged anyway.

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