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Sony drops The Last of Us Remastered price

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I’m not enamoured with the current industry practice of making relatively new games look a little better for the newer platforms and then selling them to us anew. At full price. It’s something we saw with Tomb Raider, we’re getting it with Metro Redux and GTA V, and there’re even rumours of Sleeping Dogs being remastered.

Of course, one of the more prolific ones getting a bit of new gen spit and polish is Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us. It’s a remaster people actually want, but at full price it seems a bit of a cheek. Sony’s realised this, and has now dropped the price of the remaster by $10.

The new gen remaster will no longer be selling for the full retail price of a new game, but at the more palatable $49.99. Of course, that does create issues for those who’ve already pre-ordered the game. While some retailers, like Amazon, have been issuing customers with a $10 rebate, you’d imagine that those who have already pre-ordered via Sony’s digital storefront would be out of pocket.

According to Sony’s own term and conditions for digital sales, which it displays in big, bold block letters:

YOU MAY NOT CANCEL A PRE-ORDER AT ANY TIME AND REFUNDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDERS, SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE LAWS

According to some who have pre-ordered, Sony has been sending $10 credit vouchers, which is rather nice of them.

In somewhat related news though, it looks like a Last of Us Remastered PS4 bundle is on its way. Amazon France seems to have let the information slip by listing the bundle for sale. It’s a great entry point for anybody who wants in on the new gen, and happened to miss out on The Last of Us on the PlayStation 3 as well.

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Last Updated: June 23, 2014

56 Comments

  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 23, 2014 at 09:25

    I don’t really understand why anyone who’s already played it on PS3 would buy it again for PS4 anyway, or any remaster from last gen to current gen for that matter.

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 23, 2014 at 09:32

      I’ll buy it again, but on a sale. One of the best SP experiences of my life this game.

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      • oOqUiS

        June 23, 2014 at 10:16

        And don’t get me started on the MP….

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        • Hammersteyn

          June 23, 2014 at 10:39

          Never tried the MP. Was it bad?

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          • oOqUiS

            June 23, 2014 at 12:27

            It’s brilliant….very intense.

          • Hammersteyn

            June 23, 2014 at 12:31

            Will try it one day

    • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

      June 23, 2014 at 09:38

      Stop trying to understand the peasants Trev

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      • Hammersteyn

        June 23, 2014 at 09:44

        Exclu……….

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        • Kensei Seraph

          June 23, 2014 at 09:46

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 23, 2014 at 09:47

            lol

          • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

            June 23, 2014 at 09:50

            Exclupation….sounds naughty

          • Hammersteyn

            June 23, 2014 at 09:55

            hahaha

    • oVg FX

      June 23, 2014 at 09:39

      I said the same before I saw Lara Croft in all her TressFX 1080p 60fps glory with detail down to the thread on her shoe laces.
      A stunning game. Like watching Gone with the Wind in colour.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 23, 2014 at 09:56

        Yes but, so what? You’ve already played it & it didn’t look bad in the first place. Never mind it’s barely a couple of years old. That’s why I don’t understand. If it was a remastered PS2 game I would.

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        • oVg FX

          June 23, 2014 at 10:11

          I would pay full price again, because I support games that are made with passion.
          Just the first 5 lines in the credits at the end of the game warrant full support.
          One does not often see a vide game thanking the punters for their time and effort in finishing a game that they are full heartedly proud of.

          Besides, I re-play the same games weekly because I love doing speed runs.

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    • Martin du preez (D4RKL1NGza)

      June 23, 2014 at 09:55

      One of the reasons I’m getting it again is for the MP with bros and abusing the SHARE button. (Also didn’t play the DLC)

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    • Skyblue

      June 23, 2014 at 19:26

      Agreed. The graphical gap is way narrower between the PS3 and PS4 than was the case between PS2 and PS3.

      Reply

  2. Monado

    June 23, 2014 at 09:26

    Huge fanboy of this game, and as soon as I get my PS4 later this year (hopefully)….I’m not buying this lol

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  3. oVg FX

    June 23, 2014 at 09:26

    Considering a massive amount of PS4 owners jumped from the XBOX360, THIS IS WIN.
    Sony is going to shift even more consoles next month.

    I cant wait to see why this is the most awarded game in history.

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    • Monado

      June 23, 2014 at 09:28

      Flip dude, don’t expect a flawless game though, it has it’s niggles, but in the first 15 minutes of this game, I was emotionally hooked. It takes brilliant artistic vision to really hook you in so early and then still maintain the pace

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  4. veggiesaurus ZA

    June 23, 2014 at 09:29

    remind me again how we buy things on the US PS store?

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    • Monado

      June 23, 2014 at 09:30

      Google, it’s not particularly LEGAL…PER SE…I THINK….Grey area ,Y’kow

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      • veggiesaurus ZA

        June 23, 2014 at 16:58

        well THAT was easy 🙂 plus amazon gave me a discount on PSN credit.

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  5. Rince&exhale

    June 23, 2014 at 09:32

    Need me a PS4!

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 23, 2014 at 09:33

      Yes you do 🙂

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    • CAE9872

      June 23, 2014 at 09:44

      Definitely – try out some new sights and sounds…get out more! The master race is far too insular!

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        June 23, 2014 at 09:47

        As a member of the Master Race I find that incredibly rude. How could you even think someone like that is one of us? 😉

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        • CAE9872

          June 23, 2014 at 09:48

          Sorry I just thought he was one of the last of you…or something.

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            June 23, 2014 at 09:52

            lol – only if he came back to us would he be remastered.

          • CAE9872

            June 23, 2014 at 09:57

            Hahahaha very clever

        • Hammersteyn

          June 23, 2014 at 09:54

          Hahahahaha

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    • Trolololol

      June 23, 2014 at 11:30

      If you were paid 1$ for every article you troll on Lazygamer, you would have had multiple PS4’s by now trolololol…

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      • Brady miaau

        June 23, 2014 at 11:40

        could have had. Could.

        No need to thank me

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    • Gerhard

      June 23, 2014 at 11:50

      Really want to buy PS4, but Golfers Club sale is tempting. So the questions is new irons or PS4?

      Reply

  6. Hammersteyn

    June 23, 2014 at 09:33

    Best bundle ever.

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  7. Unavengedavo

    June 23, 2014 at 09:34

    New PC or PS4 O_o

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    • FoxOneZA

      June 23, 2014 at 11:34

      Here’s my strategy. PC for now and wait for console prices to drop and the back-end libraries to build up.

      R9 Radeon 270X GPU’s have more power than the next-gen consoles so it should suffice for a few years if 1080p is all you want.

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  8. Kensei Seraph

    June 23, 2014 at 09:44

    http://OU MAY NOT CANCEL A PRE-ORDER AT ANY TIME AND REFUNDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDERS, SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE LAWS is a very interesting link to Amazon France.

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  9. CAE9872

    June 23, 2014 at 09:45

    Well played Sony – I have no issue with reissues but lower price point makes sense. I want Tomb Raider for PS4 but refuse to pay R800 for it when I have it on PS3.

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 23, 2014 at 09:46

      Agreed

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    • Milesh Bhana

      June 23, 2014 at 09:48

      especially seeing that it was free on PS3 a few months ago.

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    • FoxOneZA

      June 23, 2014 at 11:35

      $49 is only the RRP from Sony. I wonder how many local retailers will pull the wool over eyes for this.

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  10. Anon A Mouse

    June 23, 2014 at 10:12

    My PS3 copy is still lying there unopened. I’ve only finished X-Com: Enemy Unknown this weekend, popped in Lara Croft for a different kind of pace, so that will keep my busy for a while still.

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    • oVg FX

      June 23, 2014 at 10:18

      ??? But… You might get run over tomorrow, and you die without opening the most beautifully crafted piece of art…
      Get to it man 😛

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      • Anon A Mouse

        June 23, 2014 at 10:29

        But, it’s Lara Croft. I can’t deny her any longer.

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  11. Lourens Jordaan

    June 23, 2014 at 10:56

    I didn’t buy this, Injustice, or GTA V on PS3, so for me it’s a good buy. Tomb Raider I’ve played on the PS3 and won’t get it on the PS4 till I get a bargain bin copy or get it free on PS+.

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  12. oomjan

    June 23, 2014 at 11:36

    I must say after watching the trailer for the remastered version I can clearly see the 1080p and 60fps although the trailer was 30fps will give the game another experience. So sad that games still being designed for 30fps (destiny) They should ditch the 30fps thing. Lower graphics 60fps = better experience than high graphics 30fps

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    • the guest

      June 23, 2014 at 11:55

      wrong

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      • oomjan

        June 23, 2014 at 14:06

        Wrong? What is wrong. Stupid comment

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  13. eXpZA

    June 23, 2014 at 12:24

    It’s weird that, worldwide, you can pre-order Last of Us Remastered on PSN… apart from the South African store. You can pre-order all other titles on the PSN ZA Store, apart from Last of Us.

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  14. Brian Murphy

    June 23, 2014 at 14:04

    It was officially announced by Adam Boyes that everyone would receive the $10 refund in the next 5-7 days (on twitter).

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  15. Skyblue

    June 23, 2014 at 19:25

    One of the best games I have ever played but I will not be buying the remastered version until it’s dirt cheap. I already forked out 700 bucks for it so why should I fork out an additional 500-odd bucks for the exact same game.

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