Modern Warfare 2 Gets Global Price Increase

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We have just received a Press Release from Megarom that has regrettably informed us that Modern Warfare 2 is receiving a global price increase on the PC version of the game.

PC gamers have long enjoyed much lower prices than their console gamer friends but this won’t be the case with Modern Warfare 2 unfortunately. The good news (albeit not for everyone of course) is that there seems to be no change to console prices, so fear not if you were planning on buying it for Xbox 360 or Playstation 3.

Details after the jump.

The price point set for Modern Warfare 2 on PC will be R499.99 which puts it pretty close to the R699.99 console prices.

Why Activision has decided to only put up the PC price is beyond me but I do unfortunately get the sneaking suspicion that Activision just feels like PC gamers have been paying too little for quite long enough but of course there is no proof of that.

Here’s the full press release:

FOURWAYS, SOUTH AFRICA – October 13th, 2009 – Megarom Interactive (Pty) Ltd. South Africa’s leading importer and distributor of interactive video games, announced that due to the standardised global pricing strategy released today regarding the PC version of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, the South African recommended retail price therefore would be R499.99 on release date.

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This global price strategy has already been affected on international retail websites with the price-point in the USA being set at $59.99 and in the UK at £44.99.

The standard edition of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation3 remains at the previously indicated recommended retail price of R699.99.

Last Updated: October 13, 2009

Nick De Bruyne

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