The Rock Band pricing fiasco

Add 170 to 70, then google “240 euros in dollars” – first hit: ZOMG is EA / Harmonix nuts asking for 370 frickin’ dollars for Rockband? For comparison: the same bundle costs $150 in the U.S. – 97 Euros. So that’s over twice as expensive.

You know? With most games, I wait a year or so till the price drops. Rock Band I was actually kind of excited about, to the point I asked Amazon to email me when I could order it. But maybe I will wait.

Note all the single star reviews on Amazon.

Comments 4

  1. nelson wrote:

    Yep, these differences between US and UE don’t help pricing credibility in terms of production costs. Thus i do the same, i wait generally six months to one year before buying.

    Posted 03 May 2008 at 2:27
  2. Stitched wrote:

    When has that NEVER been the case for anything electronics related. Look at prices on any computer or console in the US and compare it to Europe or UK prices. More often than not, it’s a simple changing of the currency sign while the numbers stay the same. On top of that, if I decide I wanted to save money and order from the US, I get charged import tariffs which end up costing MORE than if I had ordered in the UK (!!!) It’s beyond ridiculous and forces people to fly over on a cheap flight, buy their gear, and fly back with it smuggled in their luggage.

    Posted 05 May 2008 at 3:23
  3. MMoi wrote:

    That price is just crazy… I’m pretty happy not to live in Europe. Not only for this game (I won’t buy it), but also for any software product (less than 200 euros for my Wii or 30~40 euros each game)

    Posted 07 May 2008 at 15:59
  4. Stitched wrote:

    When I moved from Canada to Sweden, I was shocked at the prices for a new released game. Around 500 Swedish Kronor, which works out to roughly 100 dollars Canadian, is outrageous. At least 40-50 dollars more for the same box, the same title, than North America. I doubt VERY much that localization cost them that much more. This is what I attribute the huge amount of piracy in the Nordic countries to. Digital downloading could ease this a bit but I am not hopeful.

    Posted 08 May 2008 at 2:27