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#1 Posted by eezo (284 posts) -

It's a simple question really, how much do games cost in your country?
I see alot of talk about 60$ games being expensive and this is really weird to me..
I know that in Australia they cost 120$ and here in norway they are about 106$..
So what do you guys think, is 60$ too much to ask? imo, no it's not, whenever
I see 60$ games online I think "ooh damn, thats a bargain"

#2 Posted by SmilingPig (1337 posts) -

60 in Canada

#3 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

Around $90 at retail.

#4 Posted by AlisterCat (5564 posts) -

Console games are about £40, but I tend to buy online for £30 - £35. PC games can be anything from £15 - £35, with about £25 being the norm. PC gaming is a much cheaper option for me.

#5 Posted by eezo (284 posts) -
@AlisterCat said:

Console games are about £40, but I tend to buy online for £30 - £35. PC games can be anything from £15 - £35, with about £25 being the norm. PC gaming is a much cheaper option for me.

Yeah i forgot to say that,i was talking about console games, although i only play on the PC, but PC games cost like 10$ less here in Norway, so it's still like 96$ for a new PC game..
#6 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

60 bones

#7 Edited by DeF (4887 posts) -
@Unknown_Pleasures said:

60 bones

bones is the currency of what country exactly?
 
a few examples from Germany (prices from amazon) (all stanard editions, except for the BF3 LE which is basically the first print run as with most EA games):

Uncharted 3 (PS3): 64,95 EUR (about 89 USD)
Assassin's Creed: Revelations (PS3): 59,00 EUR (80.75 USD)
Battlefield 3 (LE) (PS3): 56,96 EUR (77.95 USD)
Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii): 44,00 EUR (60.22 USD)
Forza 4 (360): 44,95 EUR (61,50 USD)
#8 Posted by Still_I_Cry (2494 posts) -

$60 in the USA with tax it is about $64-68 or so.

#9 Edited by onarum (2084 posts) -

If I just buy straight from a store I'll end up paying the equivalent to about 110-115 dollars for most games at release,.
 
Luckily there is a site, similar to ebay but nowhere near as good, that I can find them for less, usually about 80-90 dollars, the next best thing would be importing them, but then I risk getting the damn thing taxed and if that happens I'll pay even more.
 
So yeah, not great to be a gamer in this god forsaken country I live in, and that is for software, on the hardware front things are even worse.

#10 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -
#11 Posted by ZimboDK (848 posts) -

New console games are about 83-85 USD here in Denmark.

#12 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

Around 600 SEK, which equates to $91. Although, there are some stores that are a little cheaper, and amazon UK usually sells new games for around £30 which is like $50 or so.

#13 Edited by BulletproofMonk (2720 posts) -

70 euros. That's about 95 US dollars.

#14 Posted by NickBOTT (481 posts) -

@Still_I_Cry said:

$60 in the USA with tax it is about $64-68 or so.

This

#15 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

Here in Norway a new game will usually cost 500 or 600 NOK and that comes to around $90 to $105.

And honestly, I think that's mostly reasonable. Sure, I would love cheaper games (And you can certainly easily find bargains if you're a savvy around the web (Play.com and Platekompaniet.no have saved me so much money on games over the years) or have the patience to wait a little)

#16 Posted by el_tajij (711 posts) -

When I pull my 'gat' out of my 'swag bag', point it at the video game shop cashier and he tries to do something dumb (like attempt to call the police), then the price of a new game is a human life.

#17 Edited by TheSeductiveMoose (3617 posts) -

$90-$120. 
 
I and most people that I know have no trouble affording a new game, so I guess it's reasonable. 
 
Suecia.

#18 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

65$ PC, 108$ console (Israel) 
 
I buy my games from Amazon and GAME, for much much cheaper

#19 Edited by imsh_pl (3295 posts) -

Depends, if you want a game day one you'll have to go to a retail store and pay about $70 (210 pln)  for it, and even that's generous. Games like Dark Souls are also pretty hard to come by unless you're searching intensively. You can also purchase a game online for about $60( 180 pln)+shipping but it can take about a week to have it delivered. You can also forget pre order bonuses and games arriving in your mailbox on the day of release.
 
Poland.

#20 Posted by oatz (1103 posts) -

649 Swedish kronor = 97.469416 U.S. dollars

#21 Edited by ProfessorEss (7368 posts) -
@SmilingPig said:

60 in Canada

Except for the odd one (usually Warner Bros) which are 70.
#22 Posted by ze_ro (181 posts) -

45 - 60€ for console games and between 30 and 40€ for PC games, in Finland.

#23 Edited by MattyFTM (14383 posts) -

In the UK the RRP is generally about £45, which is about $70. But when you consider our VAT (sales tax) is 20% and is included in that price, at current exchange rates we're paying slightly less to the game companies than we would in the US. As exchange rates fluctuate we might pay more or less compared to the US. Plus new games generally aren't fixed to £45 like they're fixed to $60 in the US, so shopping around you'll usually find games a good deal cheaper than that. And that's not mentioning that the average wage in the US is pitifully low compared to most other countries, so in general we have more money to spend than Americans. Those are things people often don't take into account when comparing international prices. Sure, some places often do get a raw deal, but lots of people also complain about high prices that aren't actually as high as they first seem. Simply doing a currency conversion and slapping a figure in dollars never shows the full picture, and can be very misleading.

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#24 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

15.5 Baruzls.

#25 Posted by TobbRobb (4646 posts) -

New console games are usually 600-700sek which translates to $86-100

#26 Edited by Jeust (10644 posts) -

This is a false question. The true measure for prices practiced in the game market is given by comparing a medium wage to the price of games in said country.

In Portugal a medium wage is about 777€ and a new game costs about 60-70€. What is expensive for a average employed man. About 10% of his/her salary.

#27 Posted by TheSeductiveMoose (3617 posts) -
@MattyFTM: Isn't the average wage in the US higher than that in the UK?
#28 Edited by agentboolen (1783 posts) -

@Jeust: I was thinking the same exact thing. A persons salary in there country does impact a lot of how expensive a game is in there country.... But its cool to have the easy answer, when you put in salary for everyones country it starts getting complicated.

#29 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -

60 euro.
 
Which is about 10-20 too much.

#30 Edited by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

$92. Economy is way different in Denmark though, so that's not even a lot.

#31 Posted by Gav47 (1542 posts) -

Gamestop and HMV are €45 for console games, €30 for PC.

#32 Posted by MattyFTM (14383 posts) -

@TheSeductiveMoose said:

@MattyFTM: Isn't the average wage in the US higher than that in the UK?

I'm sure it isn't. The US has a pitifully low minimum wage, and generally poor wages for unskilled or semi-skilled workers. If the average is higher, it'll be because it is pushed up by lots of high earning executives. The average man in the street in the US will definitely earn less than the average man in the street in the UK.

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#33 Posted by DjCmeP (1148 posts) -

@ze_ro said:

45 - 60€ for console games and between 30 and 40€ for PC games, in Finland.

#34 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

The price is anywhere between $39.99-$59.99. I'm not counting Special Editions.

#35 Posted by Jeust (10644 posts) -

@agentboolen said:

@Jeust: I was thinking the same exact thing. A persons salary in there country does impact a lot of how expensive a game is in there country.... But its cool to have the easy answer, when you put in salary for everyones country it starts getting complicated.

Yeah, still we can take the percentage of price/medium_wage. :P

#36 Edited by Bumbuliuz (192 posts) -

Console games are around 85-100 USD =9.999-11.999 Icelandic Krona here in Iceland and only going up :( Modern Warfare 3 will be at 110 USD =12.995 Icelandic Krona. PC games have also gotten pricier and the new titles are going for 6000-10.000 ISK or 50-90 USD or around that.

#37 Posted by Bumbuliuz (192 posts) -

@TeflonBilly said:

Here in Norway a new game will usually cost 500 or 600 NOK and that comes to around $90 to $105.

And honestly, I think that's mostly reasonable. Sure, I would love cheaper games (And you can certainly easily find bargains if you're a savvy around the web (Play.com and Platekompaniet.no have saved me so much money on games over the years) or have the patience to wait a little)

Do the Platekompaniet send outside of Norway? So many retailers in Scandinavia I find don't do that, not even to Iceland.

#38 Posted by eezo (284 posts) -
@Bumbuliuz: you could try cdon.com they are good, also i have no idea if platekompaniet send outside norway, but they are cheap tho
#39 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

@Bumbuliuz: I doubt it. And they'd probably jack up the shipping cost to Iceland.

Play.com however have free shipping (They're based in the UK) and should send all over Europe

#40 Posted by Vexxan (4620 posts) -

90-ish bucks. Hurray for Sweden...

#41 Posted by Galiant (2193 posts) -
#42 Posted by mosespippy (4174 posts) -

When I was a teenager the Canadian dollar wasn't so great and I lived in the region with the highest taxes. The result was PS2 games costing $80-$85. Then as American game prices rose to 60 our dollar strengthened and we dropped to $60. Sometimes we get shafted on conversion rates and end up with $70 though.

#43 Posted by Bumbuliuz (192 posts) -

@TeflonBilly said:

@Bumbuliuz: I doubt it. And they'd probably jack up the shipping cost to Iceland.

Play.com however have free shipping (They're based in the UK) and should send all over Europe

I don't use Play.com. My reasoning is they charge me in Euros and they ship 5 items in 5 packages witch makes it ever more expensive for me in custom duties. I usually shop with Amazon.co.uk for games and Blu-Ray's and so on.

#44 Posted by natetodamax (19205 posts) -

One human sacrifice, or 5 animal sacrifices.

#45 Posted by timlump (152 posts) -

Console games are generally 40-50 euro here (54-68 USD). PC games are generally 25 to 35 euro some exceptions e.g. rage Deus Ex Human Revolution is only 25 quid in Game on consoles but for pc its 40 euro (I think they just have given up on pc). In general, it's pretty common now for games to get very cheap very quickly with some console games dropping to a 3rd of its original price in about a year.

#46 Edited by evilrazer (489 posts) -

Ukraine

120 hryvnias = 14 dollars - AAA title for PC

500 hryvnias = $63 dollars - AAA Xbox 360 or PS3 title

When I had my PS3 I always bought games from game.co.uk and shopto.net. It was a little cheaper and more convenient for me.

#47 Posted by dcgc (878 posts) -

60€-70€ - Console Retail

40€-50€ - PC Retail

#48 Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1727 posts) -

A million of dollars!

#49 Posted by Cincaid (2956 posts) -

Didn't know there were so many swedes on this site.

Tjenare!

#50 Posted by DeF (4887 posts) -
@timlump said:

Console games are generally 40-50 euro here (54-68 USD). PC games are generally 25 to 35 euro some exceptions e.g. rage Deus Ex Human Revolution is only 25 quid in Game on consoles but for pc its 40 euro (I think they just have given up on pc). In general, it's pretty common now for games to get very cheap very quickly with some console games dropping to a 3rd of its original price in about a year.

wait what? now you're mixing quid (UK slang as far as I know) with Euros?