on 30-10-2011 12:29 AM
$109 for BF3 on the AUS PSN ... like WOW, with current ecchange rate that is about $115 USD ...how come we pay double what the US pay??? Still havent seen a straight answer from Sony why the price different regarding a digital download service with no borders ... a little extra maybe but double!!! ... cmon
on 30-10-2011 05:37 AM
This has been brought up a few times, and I think that it's almost a consensus - we are indeed getting the raw end. Easiest solution is to shop elsewhere. In this case, create a US account, get a US PSN card from an online seller, and buy it that way. The situation isn't going to change anytime soon. Not that it's right, but more that's just the way it is
on 31-10-2011 12:20 AM
on 31-10-2011 12:53 AM
on 31-10-2011 02:00 AM
on 31-10-2011 11:58 AM
All good points people I was just venting... I know the argument about market size pops up every now and again and maybe you could apply that to the physical environment ... but a digital download service wipes all those arguments out... What does it matter how big your market is if you're just putting a file on a regional server...Sony/EA/MS/ etc etc etc are just greedy, pure and simple ...
For anybody interested BF3 $78 in Big W; BF3LE $89 in JB ... because printing, transporting, distributing, shelf space, rent, overheads etc etc obviously makes it cheaper than a digital download service... go figure!
on 31-10-2011 07:49 PM
on 01-11-2011 07:43 AM
All good points people I was just venting... I know the argument about market size pops up every now and again and maybe you could apply that to the physical environment ... but a digital download service wipes all those arguments out...
Not quite true... There's also things like licensing issues with different territories, the first thing that comes to mind is the ratings system within each country. Then there's the fact that some games are developed by one company, then published and released by multiple companies in different regions. What should by rights be very straight forward, becomes a headache with all the legal side of things. So yeah, sometimes the companies involved would make the decision to simply ignore the smaller markets. Don't get me wrong, I do agree with your thoughts, only things is the reality is a whole lot different, unfortunately...
on 01-11-2011 08:17 AM
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