Modern Warfare 2 Leading A Massive Price Hike For All Games

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Modern Warfare 2 is easily one of the most highly anticipated games of 2009 and it’s safe to say that it is probably going to sell so many copies that hotcake vendors will probably have to start saying “Wow, these hotcakes are selling like Modern Warfare 2’s”.

There is a slight… no scratch that, massive problem though and it all has to do with the fact that pricing for the game has been revealed in the UK and it’s a going to be a whopping 33% higher than usual triple-A titles, sitting at a whopping £55.00 whereas most new titles are currently selling at the £40 mark.

What’s even more scary is that it is being reported that other publishers are going to jump onto the price-hike bandwagon soon as well.

Are we all screwed? More after the jump.

Further investigation into the matter has revealed that the reason for the massive price hike is due to the weakening pound (especially to the Euro), which means that there may be hope for us yet.

If the price increase affects us in the same way, we could be looking at a rather scary price tag of up to R929.00. If however, the prices in the UK don’t affect us, which we can only hope for, the price will be relatively normal to what we are paying now.

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Even worse, as mentioned earlier, is that there are warnings that other publishers will quickly be following Activision’s lead and upping their prices as well.

We have contacted Megarom for a comment on the matter, so stay tuned as we will update you all on the matter as soon as we can.

Source: MCVUK

Last Updated: July 17, 2009

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since '08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

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