Lost cheaper in SA than anywhere else

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image Last week Megarom hosted the first ever MegaGamers event which was a lot of fun and I have full intentions of doing a write up about that a little later. However some information came out that I thought was very cool and something which Megarom deserves a bit of praise for.

One of Megarom’s new releases is “Lost: The Videogame” which according to Ubisoft is a AAA title and should therefore have a RRP of R599. However looking at the Market and the game Megarom decided to sell at a better price point of RRP R399.

Ubisoft agreed to allow Megarom to set a much more realistic price of +- R350 [Updated R399].

I have played a bit of the game so far and I can so that for R350 it’s well worth the money, It’s nice to see a distributor understanding the market and working for us…. I think this MegaGamer idea is really going to help people’s perception of Megarom, for the better.

[Edit]It seems that the RRP is actually R399 but you can get it from www.zaps.co.za for R351 so good on them

Last Updated: March 11, 2008

Gavin Mannion

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  • OddSockZA

    I already think Megarom is awesome…They seem to be a doing a better distribution job than MI when it comes to games.

    That being said..Kold…can i get some free games? 😀

  • abe

    However will shops actually put the game on the shelves at this price or will they absorb the price difference and put it up at R599 a la Warhawk!

  • LazySAGamer

    No check the prices in the shops, they are selling it at the prescribed price…

  • Milesh Bhana

    Most of your chain stores (CNA, IC etc) are selling it for R399, Zaps had it for R351 (web price), R380 in store. So yes, retailers are sticking to the price.

    I’m enjoying the game, but it’s definitely not a AAA title. It’s a linear adventure game, with the same puzzles in every episode so far (just gets harder each time). All in all, i’d have been rather P’d off if i’d paid full price for this game.

  • darthdad

    @Milesh Bhana, My wife is a huge Lost fan. Do you think it’s worth the price for a fan? Thinking of buying it for her.

  • Fox1

    @OddSockZA- become a Megagamer club member for free games.

    Megarom deserves our support. Especially looking at the many good future Ubisoft titles.

  • Milesh Bhana

    @darth, yeah it’s worth checking out if you’re a Lost fan.

    At the end of the day they do add to the Lost mythos and the game looks decent, but it’s pretty easy/short, i know people who have finished it in 5 hours. So it’s definitely a “Play and trade” title.

  • darthdad

    @Milesh Bhana, Cool thanks for that.

  • OddSockZA

    @Fox1 – I already am.. 😉

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