Imagine Paying This Much For A Video-Game

NextGN writes: "Think you are paying too much for video games? Well, I’ve got a crazy little tale for you. When I moved to Iceland back in 2007 I was absolutely disgusted with the price of a video game. I thought that selling games at such high prices was consumer robbery. But to the average Icelandic consumer the prices seemed quite normal. Why? Because they could afford it. How much did games cost in Iceland in 2007? 6 – 7, 000 Icelandic crowns; that was roughly 120 to 130USD. Pretty pricey, huh? Well, it’s 2011 now and the price of video-games has doubled, at least for the Icelandic consumer."

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ZombieAssassin2716d ago

Wow there are very few games I'd pay $120 fact there is not one on the market right now I'd pay that price for. Maybe if they were to release a Soul Reaver 3 I'd pay that much for it.

Quagmire2716d ago

You think thats bad? Try paying $674USD For a 120gb PS3 Fiji

FiLTHY ESKiMO2716d ago

They were 1, 200USD here. They are now 6-700USD. So, we are on the same boat.

BeastlyRig2716d ago

Who pays $60 all my games are $45 or less like in the ps2 days! That sh!t adds up over a year!

Viper72716d ago

How Iceland fares with imports? I mean in Nordic countries there are plenty of people buying games from UK to avoid the higher prices (although here some order them tax-free trough Åland)

TheRacingX2716d ago (Edited 2716d ago )

Sounds like the Icelandic gov't slaps big taxes on their imports effectively putting the price through the roof. The games themselves are not expensive.

If I lived there I think I would find another pastime....isn't that the country where there are 2 or 3 girls for every guy in the country.....and people party all night long?? and nights can be pretty long in Iceland....

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