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Mon 6th Jun 2011

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bryces commented on Review: Super Mario Land (Game Boy):

Are any journalists asking Nintendo why they hate their non-US customers?

Even after taking sales tax into account, the Japanese have to pay a 20% premium and we in the UK have to pay a whopping 23% premium over our American friends to buy this game.

This is for the same digital product with almost no storage or distribution costs. How can such massive price differences be considered acceptable in the modern world? Is it a symptom of the monopoly that Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft have over their own digital stores? Without competition there is no incentive to set acceptable prices.