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Digital Download - 89.95 AUD

tachgbtachgb SheffieldPosts: 791Member Uncommon

Eh ?

 

They are charging £40 for Fury through the Auran Online Shop, that's absurd.

 

Guess I'll have to wait 8 days for it to be officially released in the UK, and get it for £25.

 

While it looks good, and has some interesting features, think it will be best to wait for reviews to roll in before buying it?

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  • krackajapkrackajap asd, HIPosts: 238Member

    When you register for the site and you set your primary currency to £ it changes the price to £30.

  • Dan_GrayDan_Gray BrisbanePosts: 74Member

    Originally posted by krackajap


    When you register for the site and you set your primary currency to £ it changes the price to £30.

    Correct!

    Sadly the Auran store has to keep prices in line with each region, so as not to undercut retailers. $90 is standard for new releases in Australia.

  • ValentinaValentina Los Angeles, CAPosts: 1,748Member Uncommon

    90 Dollars is expensive. Here in the states they're usually 50-60 bucks :)

  • AlexWeekesAlexWeekes BrisbanePosts: 57Member

     

    Originally posted by Valentina


    90 Dollars is expensive. Here in the states they're usually 50-60 bucks :)
    AU$90 has been the standard price for new games in Australia for several years now. A few years ago when the exchange rate was at a low point of AU$1 = US$0.45 that price seemed pretty good. Now with the AU$ at historic highs it looks expensive in comparison.

     

    Each region / country has its own regional considerations when pricing is set - local tax laws, local production costs, local wage / salary and cost of living ratios and the like.

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  • DestinehDestineh BrisbanePosts: 3Member

     



    Originally posted by AlexWeekes

     

     

    Originally posted by Valentina
     
    90 Dollars is expensive. Here in the states they're usually 50-60 bucks :)

    AU$90 has been the standard price for new games in Australia for several years now. A few years ago when the exchange rate was at a low point of AU$1 = US$0.45 that price seemed pretty good. Now with the AU$ at historic highs it looks expensive in comparison.





    Each region / country has its own regional considerations when pricing is set - local tax laws, local production costs, local wage / salary and cost of living ratios and the like.

     

     






    Why exactly are you charging the same amount of money for the digital download? I think that's abit stupid. $90 is absurd in my opinion, it's the usual thing, Companies monopolising the australian market. They charge outrageous prices and expect us to be able to pay it. Everything is super expensive in Australia, except wool and kangaroo balls.



    Isn't it funny, ebgames.com is selling fury for $49 american, when you convert that to Australian it's $55. I seriously doubt shipping and handling or the bandwidth to download the game would cost you an extra $35 aud.

    Heh, you take local wage/tax into consideration?, perphaps you should lower the price then.

     

    I also understand that alot might be store mark-up beyond your control, but that still dosen't explain the digital download issue.

     

  • tachgbtachgb SheffieldPosts: 791Member Uncommon

    Ah, can preorder the retail version of Fury for £17.99p from play.com, almost half the price of the digital download.

     

    Wish the digital download version was reasonably priced, I would have purchased it.

  • DestinehDestineh BrisbanePosts: 3Member

    I was going to purchase it aswell, i still might because it looks like a fantastic game. Although i think the price shouldn't be as high, in Australia if the price is low, more people would actually buy it. $20 makes a huge difference.

  • AlexWeekesAlexWeekes BrisbanePosts: 57Member
    Originally posted by Destineh


     

    Why exactly are you charging the same amount of money for the digital download? I think that's abit stupid.

    Reasons on the digital download are simple - we can't sell the game for lower than the retail product due to competition laws designed to prevent anti-competitive behaviour.

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  • M1sf1tM1sf1t San Francisco, CAPosts: 1,583Member Uncommon

    I'd rather buy it off amazon or ebgames. It's a lot cheaper for US citizens to buy it off those sites.

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