What do you currently pay for games in the US anyway?
$49.99 plus tax (might be off by a couple of cents) $54.14 taxes included this is what you pay for a AAA game.
At todays current rate that's £30.53.... I have one word. Bastard.
Our games normally cost £39.99, meaning that in America you would be paying $70.91... Quite a difference really. Of course we have titles that are charged at around £44.99 as well, which is $79.77.
Shafted is an understatment... :?
Agreed we willl always pay the higher prices for games which i belive starts at £45 or £40 but game tend to sell them for £37.99 or if you browse the net Game and Play.com sell slightly cheaper due to been internet based and having fewer overheads etc.
Its annoying i can import games for my US console cheaper and get them before they come out over hear :?
Can someone tell me why the english don't want to have the euro as their currency??? $80 is a lot of money for a videogame. I recently bought R-Type Final for €50,- which is an AAA-game. Why is R-Type Final a lot cheaper than most other games???
R type was cheaper as its seen as a budget title as is Serious Sam and other games like Jungle storm so we get them for around £20 which is good
We will never have the EURO i hope never!!!!
Why don't you want the euro??? Just give me a reason!!
Ok well from a Fiscal view i dont think it would be a wise move although the Euro is doing well i dont think a move to it would do anything to improve its current status in the Currency Market.
I dont wann get into a debate about it lets just say i studied enough at school to know its not good for the country right now.
That's because the £ is doing so well against the $ at the moment. At the beginning of the year the numbers would've been a bit closer together.Originally Posted by specialpro
And on the subject of the Euro, the reason why a lot of us don't want it is because a lot of people don't consider us as being a part of Europe. As we're an island, a lot of people think that we should stay independent.
Viva le revolution !!
The $ rates have been great for the past few months making importing games great for me but its started to stabalise again now
Yea, for a while it's been up above the $1.90 mark, but it's at $1.77 at the moment. Good timing for getting my import games I think.
We don't use € over here, we use the apparently mighty £:
£39.99 = $71.15
$49.99 = £28.10
I also used xe.com, and as Matt stated we use Sterling not the Euro. As far as I can remember our inflation rates are quite good at the minute and we would not have control over these, because the bank of Europe would. Something along those lines, it's been a long time sence I did that sort of stuff in Business studies. I'm doing Finance at the moment, great fun. :roll:Originally Posted by brownbeaner2
how much do you have to pay for a game in Britain
EDIT: the newer games since now its only 39 in US
Yea, I noticed a few weeks ago that Dixons were pricing some new releases at £30. A shame that they're closing down 2/3 of their stores though.
Strange that i saw some games ne releases somwhere priced at £32.97 hitman cotracts it was the prices always come down.
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