1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

News Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 to cost £55

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 17 Jul 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

    Joined:
    3 Apr 2007
    Posts:
    11,343
    Likes Received:
    292
  2. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

    Joined:
    20 Nov 2005
    Posts:
    11,390
    Likes Received:
    1,074
    Holy ************.

    No launch purchase from me. Robdogs know damn well it'll be £40 within a month.
     
  3. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

    Joined:
    23 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    12,955
    Likes Received:
    17
    Who on earth will pay that for a PC game? I could just about understand that price with "console tax", but on a PC it's just silly. I wouldn't pay that for a game and I'll bet a lot of other people won't either.
     
  4. Sir Digby

    Sir Digby The Supprising Adventures

    Joined:
    18 Jan 2009
    Posts:
    1,330
    Likes Received:
    91
    Although it's (only?) £40 on PC.
     
  5. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

    Joined:
    27 Dec 2007
    Posts:
    2,999
    Likes Received:
    100
    another game i'll only play in "naughty mode" then :rolleyes:

    I do not mind paying for games, but prices need to be reasonable. 64 euros for one game clearly isn't. If they truely want the sharing community to come back on board, they should have prices hovering around 20-25 euros per game. That's properly in the range of impulse buys for young people everywhere, and they would double or triple their game sales easily.

    This price hike will cost them money, mark my words.
     
  6. PT88

    PT88 New Member

    Joined:
    13 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    30
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think this will be my candidate for most pirated game of the year with a price tag like tht!
     
  7. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

    Joined:
    27 Jun 2008
    Posts:
    2,180
    Likes Received:
    165
    Eurgh more news of price rises from companies seemingly incapable of hedging their future currency risk (regardless of which risk they are covering).

    Seriously though £55 is a p*** take..... and they wonder why people pirate games....
     
  8. Akava

    Akava Lurking...

    Joined:
    28 Jul 2007
    Posts:
    1,213
    Likes Received:
    26
    Yea... I won't be buying that on release... thats a rediculas price...
     
  9. Venares

    Venares New Member

    Joined:
    22 Jun 2008
    Posts:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    HOLY CRAP
    Who in there right mind is gonna shell out 55 quid on that, even if it is a brilliant game.
    /Facepalm
     
  10. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

    Joined:
    20 Nov 2005
    Posts:
    11,390
    Likes Received:
    1,074
    A thought occurs.

    They claim development costs are high.

    Why is that not affecting the US price, then?

    Why should we be paying damn near the same price for the standard edition that they do for the hardened edition?
     
  11. Bonzo45

    Bonzo45 Ex CPC

    Joined:
    25 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    175
    Likes Received:
    5
    You can pre-order it for £30.00 so it's not too bad (PC)
     
  12. ChaosDefinesOrder

    ChaosDefinesOrder Vapourmodder

    Joined:
    6 Feb 2008
    Posts:
    706
    Likes Received:
    7
    £25 is my sweet spot for game prices. Does mean I need to wait for a while after release until it comes down to that price. Only game I've paid full price (£34.99) in the past 5 years has been Prototype. Orange Box, Mirror's Edge, Price Of Persia, GTA:IV, littlebigplanet - all for £25 or less.

    Games publishers need to take a good hard look at Steam's statistics - they sell a LOT more when games are on "sale" at ~£25 or less - it's the economy of scale, sell a tiny number of high cost items, or a shedload of sales of low cost items. The latter actually makes more profit in the long term.
     
  13. Hardware150

    Hardware150 Member

    Joined:
    8 Jul 2006
    Posts:
    180
    Likes Received:
    15
    I thought the £ had started strenghtening against the $, and wasn't it nearly paralel with the euro at christmas? Now its £1.15 to the euro so even if that was the reason, wtf?!?!?
     
  14. Scotteh

    Scotteh New Member

    Joined:
    17 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    "We need more money in the UK..."
    "I've got a solution!.....raise the price to £55 for a GAME and increase the amount of people who will pirate it!....I mean it's not like piracy will increase if we make the price silly will it."
    "That's a brilliant idea!....lets do it!"
     
  15. Mentai

    Mentai New Member

    Joined:
    11 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    758
    Likes Received:
    1
    I think it will still be one of the most successful games ever just because it's MW2. This is probably the one title Activision could pull this off with and not have it bite them in the ass. Of course it will have record piracy rates too, but I don't think they will have a significant effect on sales.
     
  16. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

    Joined:
    30 Oct 2008
    Posts:
    5,144
    Likes Received:
    181
    Umm what about the rest of the world?
     
  17. benji2412

    benji2412 <insert message here>

    Joined:
    25 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    1,037
    Likes Received:
    24
    Thats the sort of bs I'd expect from a politician. But Blizzard Activision are clearly used to subscription fees from 'World of Point Click' and are charging an obsurd amount to offset this. Sell cheaply and flood the market......
     
  18. p3n

    p3n New Member

    Joined:
    31 Jan 2002
    Posts:
    778
    Likes Received:
    1
    Think i'll be trying my mates version before I cough up that amount of mulah, if you know what I mean...
     
  19. Hardware150

    Hardware150 Member

    Joined:
    8 Jul 2006
    Posts:
    180
    Likes Received:
    15
    With everyone waiting for starcraft and diablo i wonder what price they're going to be, if this move is in any way "successful" in there eyes £60 diablo can't be far around the corner....
     
  20. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

    Joined:
    26 Jun 2008
    Posts:
    7,220
    Likes Received:
    213
    LOL
    Console games have been costing 800,- (local) here for a while (i.e. a year+ )... converted to your currency, that's ~60GBP (thank you, XE)
    the bit of a price increase on the console isn't going to make or break it for me... the PC pricing is a bit ludicrous, though...
     
Tags: Add Tags

Share This Page