Still $50 on Steam?

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#1 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -

So I want to get this game on Steam but why is it still $50? Wouldn't the game be around $20 now since it came out a while ago?

So is it like this everywhere or is Steam messing with me, because it looks to be cheaper else where.

Thanks.

#2 Posted by Jadeskye (4367 posts) -

Activision likes money. Call of Duty 4 sold gangbusters at full price for like 18 months after release, i imagine they're trying the same again and it's probably working.

#3 Edited by ShiftyMagician (2129 posts) -

They will keep it there until Black Ops comes out at least.  By then, it should start to drop.
 
EDIT: Oh, I am referring solely on Steam by the way.  There have been some stores over here in Australia that are preparing an earlier price drop as far as I remember.  Should be similar over in the US as well.

#4 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5144 posts) -

@ShiftyMagician said:

"They will keep it there until Black Ops comes out at least.  By then, it should start to drop.  EDIT: Oh, I am referring solely on Steam by the way.  There have been some stores over here in Australia that are preparing an earlier price drop as far as I remember.  Should be similar over in the US as well. "


 

It won't, because if it will cost lesss it will compete with Black Ops. Give it a few months after Black Ops comes out.
#5 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -

So seeing as it will stay this price, how about getting it? I know a lot of people are still playing it online for PC.

#6 Posted by babblinmule (1262 posts) -

You should try some of your local stores. I managed to buy modern warfare 2 of all things for £10 3 weeks ago - modern warfare 1 was £7.

#7 Posted by takua108 (1479 posts) -

Yeah I think you're forgetting that Activision is the one making the game. Not Valve, or pretty much every other developer/publisher on Steam who prices things more or less appropriately as time goes on... but Activision
 
Also, maybe just wait until Christmas? There's the slightest chance the price will take a bit of a dip then.

#8 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -
@takua108
Yeah I think you're forgetting that Activision is the one making the game. Not Valve, or pretty much every other developer/publisher on Steam who prices things more or less appropriately as time goes on... but Activision
 
Also, maybe just wait until Christmas? There's the slightest chance the price will take a bit of a dip then.
Is it worth the price it is going for now?
#9 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -

Anyone know where I can get it cheaper by Digital Download?

#10 Posted by Ocean_H (290 posts) -
#11 Edited by Ocean_H (290 posts) -
@NekuSakuraba said:

" So I want to get this game on Steam but why is it still $50? Wouldn't the game be around $20 now since it came out a while ago? So is it like this everywhere or is Steam messing with me, because it looks to be cheaper else where. Thanks. "

  http://store.steampowered.com/app/7940/
 
The game is $29.99 on Steam, not $50...
#12 Posted by Hunkulese (2721 posts) -

I'm not really sure what game you're talking about. COD 4 is $30 and MW2 is $60

#13 Posted by rmills87 (463 posts) -

Ummm...I'm looking at it right now on Steam for $29.99...unless you are talking about Modern Warfare 2????

#14 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10990 posts) -

I remember getting the 360 version (new) for $30 (maybe $40, my memory is hazy) about four months after the game came out. I think it was the only time the game every went on sale. And it was at Circuit City. 

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#15 Posted by darkknightbob (108 posts) -
@Mr_Skeleton: no. no business model sells the prequels at higher cost. It makes zero sense. They'll reduce the cost to allow people who haven't played the first games to buy them thus allowing a still steady income. Try thinking next time dude.
#16 Posted by Khann (2850 posts) -

Check this out...:

 
Yes, I JUST took that picture.
#17 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -
@Ocean_H @Hunkulese @rmillz87

Australian prices.
#18 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3483 posts) -
@NekuSakuraba: Sucks to be an Australian gamer sometimes :I
#19 Edited by AjaxNV (33 posts) -

If you could get the money to a friend in US, they could buy it for the lesser price on Steam and gift it to you. 
 
EDIT: Actually, I have a CD key I can't use. I have no idea if it is valid or not. If you can grab a copy of the game somehow, I hear you can use any valid CD key with any copy.

#20 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -
@mylifeforAiur
@NekuSakuraba: Sucks to be an Australian gamer sometimes :I
Sometimes?!
#21 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -

Arghh, what should I do? I can't find anyone to get the US version! 
 
Is there no where to get this in digital download cheaper?!

#22 Posted by AnAmericanPatriot (141 posts) -
@NekuSakuraba:  
HOW would you GET THE US VERSION in Australia?
#23 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -
@AnAmericanPatriot said:
" @NekuSakuraba:  HOW would you GET THE US VERSION in Australia? "
Someone in the United States would gift it over to me from Steam. 
 
Also, is the capitalization necessary? O__o
#24 Posted by AnAmericanPatriot (141 posts) -
@NekuSakuraba:  
HUH? 
 
So would YOU LIKE pay the person BACK WITH pay-pal OR what?
#25 Posted by Djeffers03 (2545 posts) -
@NekuSakuraba: @jadeskye: I just noticed you two have almost identical avatars...
#26 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -
@Djeffers03 said:

" @NekuSakuraba: @jadeskye: I just noticed you two have almost identical avatars... "

Oh....my....fucking....go- 
 
#27 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -
@AnAmericanPatriot said:
" @NekuSakuraba:  HUH?  So would YOU LIKE pay the person BACK WITH pay-pal OR what? "
Yes, with Paypal or something else? I have only spoken to a few people that I trust in the US but they can't do it at the moment.
#28 Posted by Djeffers03 (2545 posts) -
@NekuSakuraba said:
" @Djeffers03 said:

" @NekuSakuraba: @jadeskye: I just noticed you two have almost identical avatars... "

Oh....my....fucking....go- 
 
"
Not gonna lie, that was my immediate reaction, then I felt sleepy.
#29 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -
@Djeffers03 said:
" @NekuSakuraba said:
" @Djeffers03 said:

" @NekuSakuraba: @jadeskye: I just noticed you two have almost identical avatars... "

Oh....my....fucking....go- 
 
"
Not gonna lie, that was my immediate reaction, then I felt sleepy. "
I seriously don't know how I never noticed that... IT IS INSANE!! D:
#30 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4737 posts) -

Er, why do you want CoD4?
 
And Sora and Ichigo look nothing alike.

#31 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -
@GunslingerPanda said:
" Er, why do you want CoD4?  And Sora and Ichigo look nothing alike. "
Why wouldn't I? all the other Call of Duty games are no where near as good as number 4.
#32 Edited by onarum (2082 posts) -

Dude, its activision we're talking about here, I'm sure that whenever someone brings up the prospect of a discount in any of the army of suits meetings there's this huge round of laughs and then someone says "now seriously".

#33 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4737 posts) -
@NekuSakuraba said:
" @GunslingerPanda said:
" Er, why do you want CoD4?  And Sora and Ichigo look nothing alike. "
Why wouldn't I? all the other Call of Duty games are no where near as good as number 4. "
No.
#34 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -
@GunslingerPanda
@NekuSakuraba said:
" @GunslingerPanda said:
" Er, why do you want CoD4?  And Sora and Ichigo look nothing alike. "
Why wouldn't I? all the other Call of Duty games are no where near as good as number 4. "
No.
So which is better? Modern warfare 2? I doubt it. The only one that is close is Call of Duty 2.
#35 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4737 posts) -
@NekuSakuraba said:
" @GunslingerPanda
@NekuSakuraba said:
" @GunslingerPanda said:
" Er, why do you want CoD4?  And Sora and Ichigo look nothing alike. "
Why wouldn't I? all the other Call of Duty games are no where near as good as number 4. "
No.
So which is better? Modern warfare 2? I doubt it. The only one that is close is Call of Duty 2. "
Err, but CoD2 is the only good CoD.
#36 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -
@Ocean_H: WTF? I just saw the Playstation blog post. Call of Duty 4 became greatest hits the same time as Call of Duty World at War. WTF is that???
#37 Posted by Ocean_H (290 posts) -
@ch13696 said:
" @Ocean_H: WTF? I just saw the Playstation blog post. Call of Duty 4 became greatest hits the same time as Call of Duty World at War. WTF is that??? "
It's up to the game publisher (not the system manufacturer) if it wants a successful game to be allowed to go Greatest Hits/Platinum Hits. Activision decided it's time to squeeze out the last money out of those 2 games by giving them more publicity.
#38 Posted by Jadeskye (4367 posts) -
@NekuSakuraba: @Djeffers03:  ha! i never noticed. Thats pretty awesome.
#39 Posted by RsistncE (4496 posts) -

MW2 is going to die off ultra quick after Black Ops comes out on the PC. As it stands, peak player count is only at about 60,000 so it can already be a pain trying to find a decent game with a good host. After Black Ops I wouldn't doubt that most players dump MW2 in favor of dedicated servers. If the player count drops to even 20,000 peak for MW2, it's going to be pointless for most people to even play it, effectively killing that game on the PC.

#40 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -
@RsistncE said:
" MW2 is going to die off ultra quick after Black Ops comes out on the PC. As it stands, peak player count is only at about 60,000 so it can already be a pain trying to find a decent game with a good host. After Black Ops I wouldn't doubt that most players dump MW2 in favor of dedicated servers. If the player count drops to even 20,000 peak for MW2, it's going to be pointless for most people to even play it, effectively killing that game on the PC. "
Modern Warfare 1 or 2?
#41 Edited by RsistncE (4496 posts) -
@NekuSakuraba: Oh shit this thread is about MW1 not MW2... 
 
MY BAD 
 
MW1 and WaW will still be going strong for a while, they have massive communities, dedicated servers, mods and a tonne of user made stuff. They'll will probably drop off slowly over time if Black Ops turns out to be a proper PC game, but they'll still have a strong community for a while. MW2 though as I said above is pretty much dead come Nov. 9th.
#42 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -
@RsistncE said:
" @NekuSakuraba: Oh shit this thread is about MW1 not MW2...  MY BAD  MW1 and WaW will still be going strong for a while, they have massive communities, dedicated servers, mods and a tonne of user made stuff. They'll will probably drop off slowly over time if Black Ops turns out to be a proper PC game, but they'll still have a strong community for a while. MW2 though as I said above is pretty much dead come Nov. 9th. "
Modern Warfare 2 never had a community to start with. xD
#43 Posted by AjaxNV (33 posts) -

UK price is also lower, if you have any friends there. 

#44 Posted by InfamousBIG (3201 posts) -
@NekuSakuraba:  
I got CoD 4 a year ago for 10 dollars.
#45 Posted by sagesebas (2003 posts) -
#46 Posted by AjaxNV (33 posts) -
@sagesebas: Wrong game.
#47 Posted by wwfundertaker (1402 posts) -

Its still £30 in some UK stores and ive seen it at £45 recently. If it still sells why change the price.

#48 Posted by Drakhir (410 posts) -

I guess I could gift it, but seeing that I'm european, it costs 24,99€, which is around 34$. If you are interested, just PM me. ;o

#49 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -
@Khann said:
" Check this out...:
  Yes, I JUST took that picture. "
... I am blown away by this. How the hell did it sell at all?
#50 Edited by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

Call of Duty almost NEVER lowers in price except for the ultra rare sale. It's always been this way since #2.
 
Australian gamers: start buying cd keys that you can register on download services like Steam for much much less. http://www.cdkeysdirect.com/ I've been buying a few Aussie cd keys for a little while for lower than non-sale Steam prices, and I'm even American. $20 bucks for Cod4 and 40 for MW2. $16 for WaW. (edit: not sure if Activision has a downloader service outside of the Blizzard stuff. But the keys work online for multiplayer, which is what matters.)

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