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Topic: Project x Zone 2 is nearly 70 bucks at retail in Australia

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DefHalan

Operationgamer17 wrote:

DefHalan wrote:

Operationgamer17 wrote:

Not even joking. See for yourself. https://ebgames.com.au/3ds-208404-Project-X-Zone-2-Nintendo-3DS
What gives? I hear 3DS games in Australia are never priced this high.

How much is it digitally?

Around $40. Same as US price. That's what I've heard anyway.

Then get it digitally.

People keep saying the Xbox One doesn't have Backwards Compatibility.
I don't think they know what Backwards Compatibility means...

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Operationgamer17

I live in the US. I was posting this as a warning to those who live in Australia.

Operationgamer17

DefHalan

Operationgamer17 wrote:

I live in the US. I was posting this as a warning to those who live in Australia.

@skywake would probably have more information on this

People keep saying the Xbox One doesn't have Backwards Compatibility.
I don't think they know what Backwards Compatibility means...

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skywake

Yeah, that seems a bit high. Usually new 3DS games are $49AU for the cheaper titles and $59AU for the bigger ones. So $69 is a bit much and I'd assume the digital price is about the same. Not a huge release either so I wouldn't be surprised if Target/BigW don't stock it and that's the reason for the higher price. Less competition.

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Silly_G

That's $70 in Australian dollars. Different currencies have different values. AU$70 currently equates to about US$50. The eShop price in Australia is usually identical to whatever the retail price is. EB Games (GameStop) are also notorious for selling games at full retail price unless an item is on sale (most other retailers sell games for around $5-$10 less than the full retail price as a standard). You obviously do not understand the economic/market situation in Australia, and it doesn't concern you anyway, so why post misinformation? Either way, it makes no difference what the U.S. price is as the U.S. versions are incompatible with European/Australian consoles.

The full retail price for DS games and 3DS games up until early 2013 was $69.95. Due to the strength of the Australian dollar at the time, all games released after this date were released at $59.95. Now that the Australian dollar is poor again, it doesn't surprise me that the RRP is increasing to what it once was (similarly, more recent Wii U games are now $89.95 instead of the previous standard of $79.95). Third party publishers occasionally price their games at $10 above the RRP threshold, and budget titles are usually anywhere between AU$30-$50, though they can often be found even cheaper when they are on sale.

There is evidence to suggest that the standard price for 3DS games is going be $69.95 once again, but I hope Nintendo will see reason and keep prices low as their retail presence is already quite low, and I don't think that they can afford to alienate any more retailers (as fewer and fewer retail chains are stocking games nowadays).

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jump

How the game for anyone who's played it? I'm tempted to take a punt on it for all of the crossover inter-company fun.

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Alright, I gotta stop getting into arguments with jump. Someone remind me next time.

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Harmunt

Due to its assumed limited production run I feel that this is going to be a difficult game to buy physically over the coming months... Whilst I have no time to put into it at present due to my ever growing 'to complete' pile (not to mention the fact that I've yet to complete the original), I stumped up the £26 on Amazon in order to have it in my collection.

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PlywoodStick

There should be one world, one price, with local market conditions factored in for consideration for the provider of the marketed product (Nintendo) to give digital coupons to pay the difference from any ratcheted up local MSRP. Nintendo has a really shoddy account system, so this wouldn't be fully possible until the new one comes along. For now, though, they could at least give everyone who buys PxZ2 at retail in AU, with a proper AU home address & eShop account, a code for eShop credit.

So in this case, the consumer would buy PxZ2 at the store for $70, but when they log on to the eShop next, they can register their game and get $20 on their eShop account to use as they please, to make up the difference that other people in the industrialized world would be paying.

Just something, anything like that is modern customer service. I don't expect Nintendo to be that progressive, but it would nevertheless be something they should think about for the future. Local economies should not dictate the price people pay for their games in the digital age. That just screws the majority of the world over.

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