Please don't buy COD:MW2 at RRP.

Activision have set the RRP for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 at £55 for consoles, and £40 for PC.

I'm not going to suggest some sort of boycott, or that Activision are some evil corporation trying to rip off it's customers. But I will say this:

If the game sells well at those prices (roughly a 25% increase on RRP for basically every other game), you can be damn sure that Activision will continue this practise this kind of pricing whenever they think "the market will bear it" (translation: When they can get away with it), and it won't be long before other publishers join in.

If it does not sell well at launch, and sales only pick up after the price is dropped, it will probably be considered a failed experiment.

Cause and effect, it's pretty simple really.

I also don't believe a word Activision say, they have proven themselves to be greedy fuckers at every single opportunity.

I'll be keeping track of the best prices before and after release on all formats.

10 comments:

Rick said...

Allright, maybe I can help: http://www.bangcd.com/productDetail.aspx?prod_id=9938
27 quid.

Rei Onryou said...

I'm not outright boycotting the game (stopping myself from enjoying a piece of entertainment is madness), but personally, I am boycotting the "RRP". Until it comes down in price, or you reveal an awesome deal, I can wait.

Rick said...

the weird thing is that 40 pounds (~46 euro) is normal over here.
We pay 60 pounds for Infamous, for example. Or, perhaps more fitting: 65 pounds for Modern Warfare 2 on the Xbox360.
So err, yeah; let's keep things in perspective, shall we? (*protip: Feeling down? Read about Australia and games to get some perspective*)

Markusdragon said...

I'm already boycotting Activision until Brutal Legend is released safe and sound.

Anonymous said...

They've got to make up for the overpriced PS3 somehow. I guess this is it.

General Frankishness said...

I agree, and won't be. Actually, I don't pay more than £35 for games on the principle that that's what I think they're worth.

General Frankishness said...

I agree, and won't be. Actually, I don't pay more than £35 for games on the principle that that's what I think they're worth.

Rick said...

Well, as luck would have it: it's only 27 quid.
So all these angry-internet-man shouting matches are kinda moot.

Pierre Goldbloom said...

HMV has the exclusive rights to sell the MW2 Night Vision Goggle package in the UK (http://bit.ly/A6HB6).

At what price?

£119.

:/

LewieP said...

They also have exclusive right to fuck right off.