What's the biggest rip-off/overprice you've seen for a game?

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#1  Edited By metal_mills

It can be retail, DD, ebay, over priced collectors editions, tiny games for full price, whatever. 
 
This is one I came across recently. 
 

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This is for Australia. What are they thinking?! $100US? Oh, and before you think "Oh, it must be convertion rates". No, the Australian dollar is only a couple of cents above the US dollar. It's $100. That's more than retail!
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#2  Edited By BulletproofMonk

Some stores are still selling Modern Warfare 1 for 60€ around here. It's ridiculous.

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#3  Edited By RadixNegative2

Not as bad, but Skyrim Collectors Edition is a bit of a rip off at $150

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#4  Edited By LetsRockBaby

$100 for MW3... the fuck?
 
Anyway, biggest ripoff I've ever seen was at a gaming convention I went to two years ago, where this one vendor there was buying games from other vendors and jacking the price on them. He bought copies of FFVII for $50 apiece and was sellin' them for over a hundred. Even cheaper games like Chrono Cross were going for like $70.

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#5  Edited By mordukai
@ashkanhoss29 said:

Not as bad, but Skyrim Collectors Edition is a bit of a rip off at $150

Do you get a free hand job with that $150?
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#6  Edited By Buscemi

You have no idea what expensive is, dudes, in Sweden a new game is regularly priced 700 kronor which converts to just under $110. Every fucking game.

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#7  Edited By TheSeductiveMoose

I once bought a used copy of Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time for $120.

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#8  Edited By jetsetwillie

anything from the cartridge era. i remember paying £69 for Super Street Fighter 2. 

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#9  Edited By crusader8463

Paying the $60 I did for Borderlands the day it came out only to get a buggy, broken unplayable mess of a game instead.
 
Runner up: The Dead Island Fiasco currently going on. I should be playing it right now, but after hearing all the shit they have done to fuck it up I'm tempted to call Steam and get a refund.

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#10  Edited By Hector

@TheSeductiveMoose said:

I once bought a used copy of Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time for $120.

Wait...What?

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#11  Edited By jetsetwillie

MW3 is only £39 to preorder in the UK. no more expensive than any other high profile release on steam.

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#12  Edited By Lanceuppercut

Pretty much any game on the games on demand section on xbox live.

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@Hector: It was a Friday and I wanted to play it over the weekend, so I went to GameStop and bought it.
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#14  Edited By lockwoodx

I paid $299 for Samurai Showdown 2 back when it was new for the Neo Geo. I didn't care how much my wallet was being raped. It's the only game I ever bought for my AES system, and the only one I'll ever need.

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#15  Edited By metal_mills
@Titus said:

You have no idea what expensive is, dudes, in Sweden a new game is regularly priced 700 kronor which converts to just under $110. Every fucking game.

EB regularly charges that in Australia for games. But DD shouldn't cost that much.
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#16  Edited By Romination

I saw someone trying to sell a copy of Pokemon Emerald for around a hundred dollars. Some people just don't understand how pricing works.

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#17  Edited By Red12b

$150 for codblops standard 

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#18  Edited By Buscemi
@Metal_Mills said:
@Titus said:

You have no idea what expensive is, dudes, in Sweden a new game is regularly priced 700 kronor which converts to just under $110. Every fucking game.

EB regularly charges that in Australia for games. But DD shouldn't cost that much.
It's fucked up, is what it is. That's why you buy from the cheaper online stores.
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#19  Edited By drcocktopus

I paid money for DRIV3R on the Wii 
 
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#20  Edited By LetsRockBaby
@TheSeductiveMoose said:
I once bought a used copy of Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time for $120.
Explanation required. My brain is full of fuck right now.
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#21  Edited By daiphyer

How about 80$ for a regular edition of WWE All Stars? *In Kanye voice* HA?

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#22  Edited By zidd

@Titus: is tax included in that price?

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#23  Edited By Jeust

70€ for The Darkness, two years ago. 

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#24  Edited By Hector

@TheSeductiveMoose said:

@Hector: It was a Friday and I wanted to play it over the weekend, so I went to GameStop and bought it.

Was it a special edition copy or something? Or is the $120 including transportation or something else.

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#25  Edited By management

I saw Call of Duty 4 at the price of 130 US Dollars a year or so ago.

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@Hector: Nope, regular edition. Bought it in store, didn't even get the manual with it.
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#27  Edited By Amducious

@Lanceuppercut said:

Pretty much any game on the games on demand section on xbox live.

I hear ya. No disc, no packaging, no instructions and no shipping, but way more expensive than Amazon. Cheeky buggers.

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#28  Edited By mosdl

@drcocktopus said:

I paid money for DRIV3R on the Wii /thread

Any non-Nintendo Wii game /thread

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#29  Edited By MordeaniisChaos

@crusader8463: Dead Island is getting patched. Heavily, apparently.

@ashkanhoss29: what? no it isn't, do you know what's actually in it? lol

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I think it was a bit nuts when Microsoft released 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand on their On Demand service at the paltry selling price of $59.99.

The game is like, what, two years old? The fuck?

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  Full price for this brilliant game.

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#32  Edited By Undeadpool

Phantasy Star IV's was and is a pretty damn good game, but it ain't $120 of good. Especially not in 1995, which if you adjust for inflation would be $169.97. And that was just the normal version, no enhancements, no add-ons, no soundtrack, JUST the game.

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#33  Edited By KowalskiManDown

inFamous 2 & Mass Effect 2 are both £49.99 on the PlayStation Store. As is Black Ops on XBL.

I also bought Eat Lead for a fiver... which strangely enough made me feel super ripped off.

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#34  Edited By Lind_L_Taylor

Duke Nukem Forever when it retailed for $60.
@Titus said:

You have no idea what expensive is, dudes, in Sweden a new game is regularly priced 700 kronor which converts to just under $110. Every fucking game.
That's fucking crazy!
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#35  Edited By TheUnsavedHero

Duke Nukem Forever should've been dropped to $40 after the first two weeks.

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#36  Edited By KillyDarko

On the PC, Call of Duty games are always the worst, cause they're the only ones charging €60...

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Modern Warfare 3 pre-orders on Steam for 60 euros. Right now.
 
All other games, and I mean everything else, has been at 50 euros. Deus Ex, Skyrim. You name it.
 
Fuck you Activision. Seriously.

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#38  Edited By JoeyRavn

@MordeaniisChaos said:

@crusader8463: Dead Island is getting patched. Heavily, apparently.

Yeah, they are patching like 40 things or so, but I think the problem with Dead Island is a bit more serious than a buggy release. They are distributing the 360 version on Steam. Wow.

On topic: The price for retail CoD is stupid in Spain. I've seen both MW2 and BLOPS for still more than €65.

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#39  Edited By Buscemi
@Zidd: Yeah, 20%.
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#40  Edited By mosdl

All these high european prices are a reminder why piracy is high in those countries.

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#42  Edited By zidd

@Titus: before taxes the price isn't that much more. All of the US prices are before taxes and whether or not and how much you are taxed depends on what state you are in and where you buy it.

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#43  Edited By ajamafalous

@JoeyRavn said:

@MordeaniisChaos said:

@crusader8463: Dead Island is getting patched. Heavily, apparently.

Yeah, they are patching like 40 things or so, but I think the problem with Dead Island is a bit more serious than a buggy release. They are distributing the 360 version on Steam. Wow.

On topic: The price for retail CoD is stupid in Spain. I've seen both MW2 and BLOPS for still more than €65.

It also appears to be the dev version/debug build.

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#44  Edited By BackseatBoss
@Titus: It's almost the same here in Lithuania.Let's say I want to buy a "superb" game called "Tony Hawk: Shred".Price for it today,without the board of course,is "only " 105 euros.Or let's say I want to buy "Sims 3",for the Xbox 360.It's cost at the moment is 87 euros.PS3 copy of Test Drive Unlimited 2 costs 84 euros,NFS:Hot Pursuit costs "only" 81 euros and I could just go on.All of  these games aren't even new and anyone could find them a lot cheaper.Thank God that I'm buying all my games while ordering through UK sites,because otherwise I could never even afford getting most of these games.
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#45  Edited By Buscemi
@Zidd: I don't know, it's still $20 more. I don't complain really, it's not like it's a general opinion that games are expensive, I can afford the stuff. 
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#46  Edited By Gumby
@Titus said:
@Zidd: Yeah, 20%.
It's actually 25%.... fucking crazy ^^  That's retail though, dunno what it is for online stores.
The taxes for most other cultural things like festivals, theater, books and magazines are at 6%, but for game related things (like Dreamhack) it's still 25%.
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#47  Edited By RE_Player1

@TheSeductiveMoose said:

I once bought a used copy of Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time for $120.

I bought that game new for $20... Anyway I'd say the Call of Duty map packs are the most overpriced thing I've ever seen. $15 for 5 maps, one of which is for that zombies mode which when I did own Black Ops I literally never touched.

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#48  Edited By halberdierv2

around here, I would have to shell out the equivalent of $105 US for any PS3/360 game that is popular.

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#49  Edited By sdharrison

Recently I was really stung by Fable 3.  It was essentially a stripped down Fable 2 with a badly optimized engine which served as a marketing experiment for DLC.  I preordered it, was hyped for it and utterly hated Lionhead after the fact.  Likely forever.

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#50  Edited By Vexxan

If you exchange the price in swedish currency for dollars on the Xbox Live Marketplace, the price for Halo Reach is $114.