Discussion in 'Call of Duty (Public)' started by bigfatdanny_au, Jul 16, 2012.
Love to know where the best price might be ?? Target, big w, steam etc etc !!
G2Play.net: AUD$57.27 (at time of posting, pricing in Euro)
Dungeon Crawl - AUD$59.90 (Unfortunately, I believe they ship 1 week late. Week commencing 19th November)
JB and EA usually don't give you their price until release night.
ONE WEEK?!?!! Everyone else will be prestige 4 by then....Jugs might be even prestige 5 :_)
Another thing to consider is if the retailer supports the Nuketown 2025 preorder bonus. I won't be buying anywhere that does not specifically state that you get that too.
JB & EB will be providing the Nuketown bonus, and you will also be able to get it on Steam.
Harvey Norman have it for $82. with no money down pre-order. You can get it delievered or pick up from you closest store. It's included Nuketown 2025 dlc.
Best preorder so far.
Logged into my Steam account and found it there as a gift Thanks again Mr Anonymous :bigthumbsup:
rage... i umm... didnt mean to send it to you.. ummm... can you gift it to me... k thanks.
At this stage, the 'best' way I can see in order to get Nuketown 2025 and be as 'legal' as possible while paying the least amount is to get a US member (or a member whose CC is accepted in the US store) to gift it to you.
From: 202970 Search Results /au SteamPrices.com
AU Store: AUD$99.99
US Store: USD$59.99 » ~AUD$59.99 (-40.00%)
UK Store: £39.99 » ~AUD$63.14 (-36.85%)
I am pretty sure after the Russian MW3 key debarcle, Acti will be keen NOT to let that cat out of the bag again. I would not knowingly be purchasing a Russian key at this stage.
Do we have any American TOGGERS ?? who play this game ? it's much cheaper on US site. ??
NZ mw3 was 30usd cheaper via steam so blops2 probably would be too.
OK US steam store(Australia steam store) prices
$59.99($99.99AU) for normal
$79.99($109.99AU) for Digital deluxe
$20($10AU) for Pre-Purchase upgrade to Digital deluxe edition
Well at least they aren't price gouging us for the upgrade, but why would you? A copy of a game you can't play plus a weapon skin and two player cards. If you want to download the soundtrack they let you. Yawn.
I will probably pre-order the standard version a week before, but the game seems to be shaping up to be decent.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Game Details /au SteamPrices.com
Australia gets a 40% mark up...
SRSly someone explain this to me. I really dont understand why. There couldnt be a $40 tax.
Because there is basically one distributor for all Console games in Australia, who are based in Queensland. Steam is priced the way it is as under the terms of the distribution contract, the publisher is not allowed to undercut the local distributor's price (and I hear part of the proceeds goes back to them if sold digitally as it is a 'lost sale').
The reason that they charge an arm and a leg is that they have every major film studio and game publisher in their pockets. On the gaming side they have Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft, plus Acti/Blizzard, EA, THQ, TakeTwo, Ubi and Sega. Nobody cares about the rest.
Funny thing is every man and his dog buys a $35 Russian key and they get shit all. Many Console players import their discs from overseas too. So it's not a tax, it is a greedy distributor.
The sole reason for the higher priced games in Australia is the monopoly held on the market by All Interactive. Nothing more and nothing less. And retaillers like JB are parallel importing as a result.
Reference: http://forums.steamgames.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21393206 and I also know a store manager of JB HiFi.
If you are sick of high prices, then do the correct thing and bypass them as much as you can. Buy your DVD's from Amazon.co.uk and get your games gifted from the US if you can, or buy keys from other territories.
The sooner that the Activisions and EA's of this world wake up to the fact that they can sell the games at less online and make more money, then watch them drop these muppets. It will take the new consoles to do it as they will be the start of the "Buy and Download, optical media is optional" transition.
I thought i saw this logo while i was living on the gold coast... wish i knew earlier... would have taken them a carton of eggs. hehe
**note just to make sure you people took the violence of the egg carton as a joke.
City Of Games
Dungeon Crawl - Call of Duty Black Ops II 2 COD 9 (PC)
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (2) (with NukeTown 2025 Multiplayer Map DLC) (PC) - Game-Lane.com.au
Looking forward to buying this one.