Kalahari.net balks at the high RRP of Infamous

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Kalaharigames has just twittered that they have just received a local release date and RRP for Infamous and it’s a scary one.

In there own words

“Infamous hitting SA on 10 June …. RRP is a scary R849 — watch this space for k.net price and details for the special edition”

Hopefully they will be able to swing their substantial weight around and get that price back down to reality as it’s being sold for the normal price in the States which works out to a much more realistic R534.

And that’s with it releasing 15 days earlier as well.

I have low expectations for this game and now it looks like I am going to have to wait until it starts hitting the second hand shelves before getting a go at it.

Last Updated: April 23, 2009

Gavin Mannion

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  • Shodan

    Preorder online for around R550

  • Banana Hammock

    Lol, and that’s why i do all my shopping at Shopto.net Infamous is being sold on pre-order for 33 pounds or R445.

    But then again i won’t be getting this, doesn’t look that great TBH.

  • Kale

    Just another reason being a gamer in SA sucks.
    Being ripped off != fun…

  • The guys on the ListenUp podcast had lots of good things to say about what they have played of the game so far, so I wouldn’t forget about it just yet. That price is rough though.

  • WitWolfyZA

    I’d rather give Prototype a swing next month seeing i dont own a PS3

  • Fox1

    Look at the current value of the Rand and the petrol price. There’s no reason for any game to be more than R649 :dizzy:

  • janrik

    I think Prototype looks like more fun.

  • Kale

    Hi Lazy I see you removed my comment about the high prices that we are charged. Despite your reasons – import duties, vat – blah-blah-blah. How do these retailers justify the prices being so high? Bearing in mind the countries we import from (personal purchases) are still cheaper than buying locally, isn’t buying in bulk from a distributer cheaper than buying from a retailer?
    Is Ster-kinekor/Megarom being screwed by the distributors they buy from, or is Kalahari/Take2 etc. being screwed or are we just being taken for a ride? I only ask because buying from the UK or the US is cheaper when converted to local currency (including import fees) and they also have to import certain titles.
    I truly don’t believe that we are getting the best price we can get.

  • I don’t remove comments, I will go and check the spam filter now but if it isn’t there then it was accidently caught in our spam filters and not noticed on our daily checks.

    As for the prices well I am not privy to the cost of the games for the distributors but I do know that our local gaming stores are not ripping us off.

    There is a lot more than our distributors have to pay for as well like marketing, transportation, vat etc before we can accurately compare with the international guys.

    Also our market is smaller and these guys need to place their orders before the game is released and therefore do need to take currency fluctuations into consideration.

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