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Topic # 23386 27-Jun-2008 10:59
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Anyone reckon they know why PS3 games are more expensive than their Xbox360 counterparts in NZ?  For example, at one NZ store, "Battlefield: Bad Company" is $166.99 on PS3 and $107.99 on X360.  On a US online store, they are both USD$59.99.

One theory I've heard (from an EB manager) is that blu-ray discs cost more to make, but that seems a load of it when overseas stores sell both platforms for the same price.

[edit]PS price should be $116.99 (damn typo!)[/edit]




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  Reply # 140863 27-Jun-2008 11:08
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That price for PS3 doesn't sound right to me at all...  Maybe you are talking about a special edition?

On another note, I was bemused by the pricing for Lego Indiana Jones - I purchased this on PC for under $50, yet it's a full-price product on the consoles and I doubt there is any difference. I guess the reason for these price differences is simple business - if there is great demand, bump up the price?

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  Reply # 140875 27-Jun-2008 11:33
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Bad Company : $119.95 Xbox 360    $129.95  PS3

As Lurker said, maybe youre looking at a special release edition ?




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  Reply # 140879 27-Jun-2008 11:37
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I hope you meant $116.99 not $166.99 for the ps3 version cos that would be mad!

Ive also heard that it is because bluRay discs cost more to make and to me that makes sense.

Im thinking the reason that a few places i looked at in the US (EB and Gamestop) have the same
prices for either version is that the PS3 isnt doing as well against the 360 as it is in other regions
so maybe SCEA decided to take a hit to get the software out there?

Good thing is though, u can buy any of the US, UK etc versions of games for the PS3 and they will all work and even
with postage it works out cheaper than buying here. U just gotta wait longer.
From what ive seen you can even buy 360 games from overseas and they'l work as long as they are PAL.



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  Reply # 140881 27-Jun-2008 11:51
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Damn typo... it is $116.99




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  Reply # 141073 28-Jun-2008 17:52
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I never ever pay NZ retail for softwrae, NZ has the highest prices in the world...  Use trademe, or buy when overseas

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