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darkjedi
Brisbane, Queensland
1938 posts
Bit of street date smashing going on it seems - Brütal Legend is out at EB two days early for $109.95. At least EB Toowong have it and were quite happy to sell it to me if I wanted.

Think I'll wait until other stores have it and can play the price match game.
12:53pm 13/10/09 Permalink
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Tim Tibbetts
Brisbane, Queensland
2197 posts
Oooh, I want this. The demo was brilliant.
01:24pm 13/10/09 Permalink
ctd
Brisbane, Queensland
7684 posts
I think it was out at JB Carindale. Went in to pre order uncharted 2 and saw some copies of brutal legend.
01:26pm 13/10/09 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
8449 posts
$110? what a f*****g rip off
01:42pm 13/10/09 Permalink
Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
16849 posts
LOL

F*** paying $110 for a game. Although it does look good.
02:25pm 13/10/09 Permalink
Tim Tibbetts
Brisbane, Queensland
2198 posts
I'm sure JB will have it for $90 or something. I'll pop into Indro JB tonight, tee hee :)
02:29pm 13/10/09 Permalink
darkjedi
Brisbane, Queensland
1939 posts
Ecogamer have a bunch of people saying that they've seen it in JB for $89. No sightings at Target/KMart though (So I can use one of the gift card thingies work gave me!)..
02:32pm 13/10/09 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
8451 posts
is there any reason why console games are so damn expensive?
03:21pm 13/10/09 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
27899 posts
cuz people keep buying them at those prices
03:22pm 13/10/09 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
1855 posts
The aussie dollar is now at US 0.90
Why are games still so expensive ?
03:54pm 13/10/09 Permalink
darkjedi
Brisbane, Queensland
1940 posts
This might just be PS3 fanboi crap I heard a while back, but isn't the official Microsoft RRP for 3rd party titles $119.95?

The aussie dollar is now at US 0.90
Why are games still so expensive ?


Because the Illuminati says so.

Seriously however? The normal excuse given is that the Australian prices are based on pricing from the EU marketplace.

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ctd
Brisbane, Queensland
7687 posts
Get it from the internet. Good aussie dollar = perfect for internet buys.
04:11pm 13/10/09 Permalink
Mantorok
Brisbane, Queensland
3920 posts
This might just be PS3 fanboi crap I heard a while back, but isn't the official Microsoft RRP for 3rd party titles $119.95?
Nope, RRP is $109.95 on PS3 and 360. Publishers say it costs too much to develop games this generation so they charge more.
05:01pm 13/10/09 Permalink
greazy
Brisbane, Queensland
1953 posts
The norm is $100~, gamers are willing to pay that much, therefore companies will see that much. It's not like the games are produced in America, then imported into Australia, therefore they should be THIS MUCH!!!!! Stop trying to compare it to food or women.
05:15pm 13/10/09 Permalink
Tim Tibbetts
Brisbane, Queensland
2202 posts
Just picked it up from JB at Indro. $90 + a free shirt.
06:37pm 13/10/09 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
13640 posts
Yeah, picked mine up from JB this afternoon for $89
09:03pm 13/10/09 Permalink
Storm
Brisbane, Queensland
268 posts
Games cost so much because of greed.

The local marketing/sales guys (MD's included) are all bonus hunting, and the easiest way to ensure that is to take advantage of a high AU$, charge the same retail price as usual despite a lower input cost, then crow about it to whatever head office they report in to. For them the practical result is a bonus, a trip to whatever conference is on in some far flung city, or even a promotion.

Hooray for capitalism!
11:31pm 13/10/09 Permalink
MatchFixa
Brisbane, Queensland
1427 posts
$110? you've got to be kidding me...

sendit.com have it for 37 pounds, which is like $65 ffs.

Are you telling me you can't wait 1 week to get a game for almost half the price of what you pay for it here ripp off land?

No wonder why places like EB charge so much.

Imbeciles!

12:40am 14/10/09 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
13642 posts
So, for anyone else playing, how the f*** do you do the power slide? The game is awesome, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to do the power slide move. The in-game instructions just say press X while you're running, but that just shoots the lightning out of my guitar, no power slide :(
04:32am 14/10/09 Permalink
Tim Tibbetts
Brisbane, Queensland
2203 posts
I thought most X360 games were region locked? Or are we in the same region as the UK for games and stuff?
07:16am 14/10/09 Permalink
Khel
Melbourne, Victoria
13643 posts
Same region as the UK/Europe (PAL)
07:23am 14/10/09 Permalink
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