MCV: Activision has confirmed that the eagerly-awaited Modern Warfare 2 will carry a hefty RRP of £54.99 – and retailers have been warned that other publishers are likely to follow suit.
4 a game that took less than 2 years 2 make Activision can kiss my hairy arse (it aint hairy) - Its a rent 4 me anyway - i aint gonna suckered in2 payin £55
Mine is hairy, and they can certainly kiss/lick/caress - whatever - my ass. I don't live in the UK, but I am tired of seeing my cousins punished time and again for doing nothing more than simply living in the UK.
At a price like that your ASKING for people to get the pirate version instead dumbasses.
I get a sneaky suspicion that they are using the same engine as the last game with maybe a few tweaks (MW2 gameplay footage looks less than staggering in the gfx department) which makes this kind of a slap in the face. And yes, if they start getting too co.cky, then well, it does not seem all that hard to mod up a 360 these days for 'backup' games.
half of the people who say activision can kiss their ass will buy the game. so who kissing who's ass im not happy when prices go up, but that's life.
Just preorder from Argos, they're doing it for £36 delivered, best price I've found so far. Use the code Game20 and it brings it down to a respectable price.
you can say less than 2 years........you can't not necessarily put a time frame on evolution, well in this case anyway.
Sadly the Call of Duty Drones will gobble this up the a$$.
I will just get the reasonably priced games first and wait for a price drop. No way am I buying over priced games just because it's hyped. No matter how good the game is, that won't fly with me. There are more than enough other regular priced games to carry me over...
For me it's a rent... I was never planning on purchasing the game anyway. For those who really want the game (I don't know why?) just hit up craigslist.org for a reasonable priced game.
And to think I thought the special edition would be around 60 quid. Guess not. Well stuff you Craptivision, you're not getting a cent off me!
Bubble for you, for the UK support.
Wow, I REALLY feel like starting to pirate games on my 360 after this, it would be soooo easy...
sums up activision
And they have the audacity to tell Sony to drop the price of the PS3? Get bent Activison.
At 54.99 a game, you could not buy 4 games and build a computer more than capable of playing this game for at least half the price, free if pirated.
cant believe they moaned at sony about pricing then put their own prices up! and make stupidly expesive periferal based games! please activision go xbox360 exclusive lol i think those customers like paying through the nose, ill pass tho thanks very much... to be honest i never bought any of their games anyway, im sick of cod, and modern warfare 2 is just them jumping on cod4 sales (i cant see why that game sold so well) and thinkin hmmmm we could make a killing here lol, well ill spend my money elsewhere, and give it to a more deserving developer.
You'r right dude. Activision can kiss you-know-what. Thanks God I'm not interested in any of its games including yet another twitchy FPS aka MW2. Happily skipping this one, bad luck for those interested they are up to be raped. Multiplats I'm looking forward are Batman:AA (hope is good), Assassin's Creed 2, Borderland (is this still 2009?) and Dante's Inferno.
cos non of their games interest me anyway, but now they are one of my most hated developers this gen, cos they sold loads of cod4 they think they can boss around companies then throw a hissy fit and say they might have to not support the company anymore, when they dont get their own way, its completely childish! and then to chaarge silly money for your own products? pfft well what can i say. and yeah batman might be good, tho im not so sure about assasins creed as the first got very repetative, tho it was fun at first, and i think everyone is scared this xmas, by thinkin its too overcrowded, their moving their games back till after christmas, but the problem is evryone has had the same idea and now its overcrowded after xmas!!! lmao but like someone above said kids will always buy cod4.5,its kinda like the halo phenomenon lol.
I always was an Activision hater since their lack of support for the PSP (I know I can't blame them for trying to avoid any sort of loss or something) and it's nice to hear many more are now on the same bandwagon with hopefully many more to come! this is not a personal sentiment towards them for the sake of Sony or what so ever but it's just a mere hate towards their stupid bragging and big-headed attitude nowadays! I also bought CoD4 because I thought that it was miles better from the previous and it's a great game! after that came [email protected] using the exact same engine with WW2 coating and now MW2 which is not looking that much better than the previous 2 yet they are boasting it like it's revolutionary and is currently at full speed trying to milk every single penny out of the series! they even warned retailers that other devs will follow suit! SCREW YOU Activision! since when were you elected as the leader of all publishers?? I sincerely hope no other publishers will support this practice and may MW2 flop HARD!! - along with all your other games that come with expensive propriety accessories!! but it's sad because there will still be a lot out there which will volunteer to get raped by this new pricing but I'm not going to be one! I am already skipping MW2 and plus one more reason for me to do so! from now on, Activision will never ever get a cent from me no more! come on people! boycott this CRAP already!!
I'm NOT paying £55 for it, no way, I see a lot of torrenting going on here.
I will also go as far as boycotting it, and I hope all gamers do the same. If we allow this then we are inviting other developers to start doing the same, it is bad enought they will be charging us for DLC's for the game. Games are costly enough as it is despite having less content than games in previous gens. It's still a rumour still but I just will not put it past activision.
So I guess they are raising the price only in Europe?
Absolutely no way I will pay that. How dare activision tell other companies to lower their prices while increasing their own. Just laughable. I bet, other games will do well from this by lowering prices. Last Xmas tomb raider, fallout, prince of Persia, midnight club all sold relatively well as they were all widely available for £17 - £25 on the high street.
Who do these Tossers think they are Anyway i'm Sure there will be enough sites on the net that will be selling this Average Shooter for a lot Less
"Development costs and currency pressures" - no, i think you'll find it's called greed.
This was rumoured back in June by dailygamesnews.com: http://dailygamesnews.com/2... Guess they were right
as much as i love COD4 and was looking forward to this, i am sorry, but i am not buying this game at this price. To think they have the nerve to call out sony on pricing issues... if thats what the standard box is going to cost, what about the limited edition an other unit with the night vision stuff ? There are so many games coming out, i don't mind. if the price goes up with most of them, then i will just buy the cheapest and wait for the rest to go down in price. Maybe i will just pre-order it from amazon now.
£42.99 here from ShopTo and they often deliver a few days before release. http://www.shopto.net/XBOX%... I'm sure other retailers will offer combative prices. Retailers often sell games £10 cheaper than the RRP
They can kiss my behind ill wait till its on the 2nd hand shelve. Its pure greed and i wont be lining thier pockets.
I wouldn't even pay that if we WEREN'T in the middle of a recession, let alone now! The sad thing is there will always be those stupid people who will buy it for that price....good luck to them, because I won't.
Many online retailers are offering it for between £43-45, so order it online. I doubt many games will hike their prices up though, its just Activision thinking that theyre adding inches to their nobs.
I feel a very strong backlash is going to give Activision a rude awakening ! There are limits to how much you can push this sort of thing.
Why don't they make another plastic perpherial with it so they can charge even more..... Hypocrites.
thats only the rrp, id expect it to be less than that (everywhere except GAME that is) I can see asda or tesco selling it dirt cheap for the first week to lure people into their supermarkets (like asda did when they sold waw for £27 on release day) Trouble is people will pay that, look at cod4, that game sold at full price nearly for 2 years, even halo 3 went down to £15 after a year
this just shows how greedy they have become well...MAG still coming out to :\
see i was on the fence cuz it looked like they didnt really change much but with the way they have been acting about the ps3 AND increasing the prices, activision can suck my- im not buying it at that price i will find someplace that will sell it for normal activision, your cvckyness will be your own downfall
Well i can find a PS3 for £274.95'ish;) (Worth Every Penny to, erm the PS3) I'll get this game 2nd hand off eBay next year!!! F-ActiVision-Less!!! :-/ (Saying that it will cost £44.99 in the shops i think(not RRP, well maybe er erm), still a lot tho for something that won't look as good as KillZone 2!!! ;-D + I hope the Story Mode in MW2 is not short like MW1 was, what a Rip-off!!!) MAN am i going to nitpick this game to death!!! ;-D (Don't FUNK with the Sir Ken ActiVision2RipYouOff) ;)
Are Activision aware that we're in a recession!?!
fcuk you greedyvision
piracy for the win did you guys really think they care about you? but keep buying the games tho, we wouldnt want everybody to be pirating and kill the industry ^_^
only like SP dont like MP, so its a rental for me. and I think its running on the same engine and the last game I dont think will be 2 years old...so this is just Activision making idiots of gamers
Just don't buy it or wait till its price drops to the floor...
This game will sell at any price too bad... Ah well you can all import in UK through Play.com and get it cheaper anyways.
popular games with in a week or two will have lots of second hand copies on the shelves mgs4 had secound hand copies with in three days, and i mean a lot of secound hand copies
iv,e got cod4 and 5 but like all cod games online there full of glitches.this will be the first cod i miss on opening day,getting shot under the map for a 55 quid game is not my idea of fun.i.ll wait for the patchs to hit first,the sp campaign can always be complete in a day ,its the mp which is worth the money but 55 is to steep can,t they do a mp download pack for half the price.lets face it its only cod4 and 5 with new maps and guns and iv,e got bored alot lately playing them.
£54.99 FOR A GAME WHATS THIS WORLD COMING TOO I WILL WAIT ON THIS ONE, UNCHARTED 2 IS ALL I NEED NOW.
Activision are unbelievable, £55!? No way i'm paying that for a standard game. The last time i remember paying £50 for a game was back when the PS1 first came out and the games were extortionate prices. The average price for a standard new release game these days (ie not special/deluxe editions) is £34.99 - £39.99 in the UK. I haven't seen any major retailer charge more than that for years. Activision are well and truly taking the pi$$ recently (it was also rumoured they were going to charge £108 for DJ Hero if i recall correctly) and for them to question Sony's pricing policy aswell!? COD is good but not that good and i wouldn't pay that anyway sheerly on principle. They are pushing their luck. PS Bubbles for JsonHenry for the UK gamer love, thanks for the support!
So Activision CEO demands Sony drop the price of the PS3 or they may pull support... ...And then hike up the prices of their games. Disgusting. I suggest us gamers demand the same of Activision as they have of Sony! £55.00 RRP is a joke - they are leveraging the fact they know the game will be popular to rip us off. And just for perspective... RRP in UK -> £54.99 = $90.49 Amazon UK price -> £44.96 = $73.93 Amazon US price -> $59.99 = £36.47 So UK gamers get hit with a £8.49 'Activision tax'.
Well posted.....great point. Sony now should call Act. and tell them to lower the prices of their games.. Act. is def. looking like a bunch of idiots
Play.com, Amazon.co.uk, Game.co.uk. All £44.99 pre order.
be around $130 australian dollars 54 dollars is fair for a price for a game but me i will never own actvision games call of duty and gh how the way they treat there fans the only games i have from actvision is protoype and spiderman wolverine i dont know if i should get rid of those games or wheather to keep them
guess i'll have to buy it used to make sure Activision don't get their grubby little hands on my money, hypocrites saying ps3 is to expensive when most of their "games" have peripherals which make the price £140 or more.
and the retailer that sells it for the cheapest price will have a very merry xmas as most will shop around rather than pay £55
Doesn't matter the moderators are such tools on this site.
fvck that sh!t, what a rip
there is NO way i'd buy something that gets that kind of a price hike. funny stuff from activision; especially after they made a big issue concerning price of the ps3 with sony. i guess activision feels they can tell others to LOWER their prices while they RAISE theirs!!! what a hypocrite bobby kotek is.
You're expecting me to shell out an EXTRA fifteen quid when it's the same engine,same graphics,same character models ( look how many "guys with a gasmask" there is),same game length and the same crappy AI? No. Thank. You.
FORGET that CRAP. I'm not paying £55 for some MW2. Get lost activision.
You guys have misunderstood. Most, if not all, new releases are RRP £49.99 or £44.99. Retailers however don't sell them for over £39.99. In reality, Activision have only increased the RRP by £5. So retailers will most likely increase their price by £5, meaning you'll buy the game for £45 not £55. Go on Game, or Amazon and you'll see this.
I don't think anyone has misunderstood. There's plenty of posts above pointing out the actual retail vs RRP. £5 may not sound like much, but it's an increase of 12.5% on a £39.99 game - that's a lot. And for no other reason than Activision knows it's got a huge seller on it's hands. Although, looking at the prices in Europe it's not us Brits who should be complaining loudest.... On Amazon.fr, MW2 is 69.95Euro's, which equates to £60 or $98!!
This is the reason why Piracy and second hand industry exists. A game costing this much deserves to be pirated and bought second hand.
This is bullshit!! 55 Fcking pounds for this piece of crap. I don't think so
Just because the first game was great doesn't mean they can rip off us for the 2nd instalment i wont be buying this for anything more than £35
well im defo not gettng this now.
all the people saying that they are not going to pay for it, are deceiving themselves. why do you think they raised the price in the first place, because they know that you guys will pay any price to get your CoD fix. I personally dont play shooters, so I could care less, but lots of people are addicted to CoD, its the same game with a different name.
It'll be interesting to see the sales figures. I have no doubt that MW2 will exceed the sales of the first game by some margin - but will that margin be equal to the increased number of consoles now in the hands of gamers? I was really looking forward to MW2 - and £45 is not the end of the world. This was a Day 1 pucrhase for me - but there's a lot of games coming out at the end of the year - so if my pile of games looks a little full, I may wait and pick up MW2 when it finally drops in price.
Activision said that the price of the PS3 is too high. Look at what they did now. They increased the price so the game is more profitable for them. So they expect SONY to lower the price of PS3 and not get any money from the console ?? Hipocrits.
is this price hike for everywhere?...I forget the exchange into USD...either way, feck that...won't be buying the game if they are going to charge more than 'normal' just because its an anticipated title... oh well...if MW2's multiplayer is for the most part just a 'freshened' CoD 4 MP...I already know I have more fun with killzone 2's MP, way more intense...so whatever...bfd for me...