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#1
SO.......
I'm a huge gamer, have been since i was about 4. I love my PS3 and have about 17 games. I buy most of my games new.

NOW it annoys the **** out of me when i see an American whinge about how they paid $60 for a game they didn't like.
The Australian dollar is more than the US dollar, yet a brand new game in Australia is $110-$120.

Is a brand new game really only $60 USD? Do you find this too much?

Is $60 allot of money to you people?

If not why do you always whine about paying $60 dollars for a game?

What does a game cost in the UK?

Why are they so expensive over here?
#2
$60 is a lot for these new games because they're so short. It used to be that if you had $50 you could buy any new game at the store.

Now I only buy games that I really really like, and I hunt for rad dealz so I pay what I think it's worth.

also Australia sounds like it sucks

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#3
About £25 for a new PC game in Britain. Sometimes it can go up to about £35 depending on how high the profile of the game is. PS3 games are usually £40 to £50 I think, dunno about xbox at all.
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SO.......
I'm a huge gamer, have been since i was about 4. I love my PS3 and have about 17 games. I buy most of my games new.

NOW it annoys the **** out of me when i see an American whinge about how they paid $60 for a game they didn't like.
The Australian dollar is more than the US dollar, yet a brand new game in Australia is $110-$120.

Is a brand new game really only $60 USD? Do you find this too much?

Is $60 allot of money to you people?

If not why do you always whine about paying $60 dollars for a game?

What does a game cost in the UK?

Why are they so expensive over here?

import from 365 games, free worldwide delivery and you pay UK prices, ausbro's always tell me about that shit
#7
In Australia you earn dollars to spend dollars .. if I can earn 3,000 bucks a fortnight for just being a kitchenhand on a minesite .. then I don't mind paying full whack for a game. That's why ****ing everything is expensive in Australia, 35 bucks for a pouch of tobacco .. where I am now cigarettes are like 6 euros a pack, but that's because i'm earning euros now, and it's nowhere near as many AUD I was getting .. it's all in proportion.
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import from 365 games, free worldwide delivery and you pay UK prices, ausbro's always tell me about that shit

Brilliant dude heaps of help I'll definitely check this out. Though i am extremely impatient, as in when GTA V comes out i'll buy it for $120 so i can play it that day. But i will definitely use this, Thanks mate!!!!
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In Australia you earn dollars to spend dollars .. if I can earn 3,000 bucks a fortnight for just being a kitchenhand on a minesite .. then I don't mind paying full whack for a game. That's why ****ing everything is expensive in Australia, 35 bucks for a pouch of tobacco .. where I am now cigarettes are like 6 euros a pack, but that's because i'm earning euros now, and it's nowhere near as many AUD I was getting .. it's all in proportion.

That is a really fair point when i think about it. Like being an air legger will get you $150,000+ a year and that's just shitkicking really. but i still think we are a hard working nation. In the way we all do hard physical labour rather than just sitting in an office looking at porn all day. So I think we shouldn't pay more for working harder
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#11
Complaining about Australian video game prices? Lulz don't get me started on guitar and amp prices.

EDIT: Oh and TS, EB Games is a rip off. Shop for your games at JB Hi Fi.
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#12
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Why are they so expensive over here?


Cause we get paid so much, people earn less in the states than they do here they pay the same price pretty much hence as to why the american whinging is valid.

I'm iffy about buying something you could readily get inside the country yeah you pay a bit extra but you help to ensure that other aussies keep their jobs.
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they're about $60 new where I am in the states, but there's this ****ing awesome local record store that sells them for $55, because they're boss (bullmoose records, new-englandahs?). I'll pretty much pinpoint the games I gots to have when they have on release day and buy 'em right off the bat (skyrim, gears, nhl). Then I'll have a "I can wait" list for stuff U definitely wanna check out, but I sure as hell ain't paying release date prices (just got L4D2 this way, and I'm looking at Portal 2 and LA Noire). Probably got around 40 games, because I NEVER trade them in. Even if I don't really play 'em anymore, I can't stand the idea of not being able to pop it in if the mood strikes (plus you get ****ing peanuts in trade unless the game is brand new).
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^Don't lie Trainee. Australians pay more because they're gullible.

Games cost just as much in NZ as they do here.
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#16
Yeah but ours cost more because we're poor and gullible.

I'd rather be poor and gullible than Australian and gullible.
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Yeah but ours cost more because we're poor and gullible.

I'd rather be poor and gullible than Australian and gullible.

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#18
$120 for a brand new game?. Unless you;re getting a collectors/special edition for a game then yeah.

I usually get games at JB Hi-Fi or Big-W as they are usually $79 AUS there for new titles, don't bother with places like EB games and that as they just love to rip people off. Eg. when Skyrim first came out it was $99 Aus. compared to JB Hi-Fi $78 which was next door in the shopping centre i visit.
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Yeah but ours cost more because we're poor and gullible.

I'd rather be poor and gullible than Australian and gullible.

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Beaches get the bitches... So it ain't all swell for you kiwis.
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Who's got more beach babes?
In fact, who's got more beaches?
Beaches get the bitches... So it ain't all swell for you kiwis.

NZ has nothing going for it does it. Really I cant think of anthing that makes the country special. Its a poor wet cold country full of maoris. What there claim to fame? Lord of the rings? Im sure %20 of the adult world doesn't know it exists
#21
It evens out as our minimum wage is a heck of a lot higher than there's.
Here it's about what, $15.50 - $16.00? And if Wiki is correct, the federal minimum wage in the USA is around $7.25.

So, they get paid a lot less, but there living expenses are also a lot lower............

If you're complaining about the prices of games, why not either get them second hand.
Or do what I do and wait to all the hype goes down and they come down to $50.

I've got heaps of big name games, brand new, from anywhere between $15 to $50.
#22
If I remember correctly N64 games went for like $80-$90 brand new, hence the surge of popularity of the Playstation.
#23
its between €55-70 here
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#24
You poor console gamers
I almost only buy games on the steam sale. For like max 10€
#26
I don't whine about game prices because I'm not dumb enough to buy them when they first come out. I haven't paid more than $30-40 for a game in a while.
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#27
I buy all of my games through steam. When they're having those ridiculous sales. It's not often that I spend more than £5.
#28
I wait a while and buy it pre-owned from EB (oh no! Not EB!) It's very easy to get a $100 game for $40 or less 6 or fewer months after release that way. Also, I do things other than gaming which means that even if it is a short game, I don't finish it for at least a week.
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$60 is a lot for these new games because they're so short. It used to be that if you had $50 you could buy any new game at the store.

Now I only buy games that I really really like, and I hunt for rad dealz so I pay what I think it's worth.

also Australia sounds like it sucks

Not even that, PS1 games use to be like 20 dollars when I was a kid when they were new. Yeah, 60 bucks is a lot to Americans. I work Maintenance and get paid 330 a week after taxes. My bills run around 1000 without including food or gas or unexpected things that happen. So if I was only making minimum wage, I couldn't think of paying for 60 dollar video game cause I would 200 dollars in the hole already.(Granted I make 1200 about in a month. On minimum wage I was making 800 a month.) So yeah, 60 bucks in our country is kinda of huge damn deal to us.
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#31
I'm ok with it for some games, but others are definitely worth $60, and are only that way because it's the standard. Soul Calibur 5, for example.
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#32
Im not a gamer so i dont whinge about game prices
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I'm sure Skyrim is woth the $60 since I'll probably put over 9000 hours into it, but I saw Oblivion for $20 so I said fuck Skyrim, but now when Final Fantasy XIII-2 comes out.....
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About £25 for a new PC game in Britain. Sometimes it can go up to about £35 depending on how high the profile of the game is. PS3 games are usually £40 to £50 I think, dunno about xbox at all.


Xbox usually same prices
#39
Start getting paid what us Americans make and then you'll see why we have the right to bitch about $60.
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#40
In stores, a game can be £40. I'm not paying £40 for a plastic disk. Buy 'em second hand and cheap.

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A quick google search reveals that the minimum wage in Australia is $15/hr. Over twice that of the US. Quit whinging.
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