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Publishers remain quiet on UK game price increase

Tuesday, 21st July 2009 11:24 GMT By Mike

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After Activision bumped up the RRP for Modern Warfare 2 last week from £49.99 to £54.99, Eurogamer has asked other publishers if they are likely to follow suit.

Although Ubisoft and THQ delined to comment, EA did have this to say: “There has been no change in our trade pricing policy and no change in RRP.”

So, just Activision feeling the pinch, then? Time will tell.

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6 Comments

  1. Blerk

    They’re probably all watching carefully to see if sales are unaltered by the change. And if they’re pretty much the same, they’ll all follow suit.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. DrDamn

    That would be dangerous. Sales of CoD6 are unlikely to be impacted in a big way. I think sales of less well known or received games would take a nose dive though.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. theevilaires

    i hope you guys don’t buy the game until they drop the price back to normal. you are the litmus test for new higher prices on games all around the world. when it comes to codmw2 i know i can’t count on G1ga over there :P

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Cort

    That is what all of Kotick’s noise was for. To try and draw attention away from their rip-off pricing strategy.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Bringit

    Interesting. I expect a few more to follow suit.

    Although, I swear that EA quote was in the first story.

    Edit: Actually here it is, from last Thursday

    http://www.mcvuk.com/news/35051/EA-No-price-rises-from-us

    #5 5 years ago
  6. fearmonkey

    Activision is the new EA.

    Wait and buy MW2 used, Actievil gets none of your money that way.

    #6 5 years ago

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