I hate economics, so help me get this straight...

#1nintendoggerPosted 8/3/2011 7:26:44 AM
People in the UK are paying roughly 70-80 USD for games for the 3DS?
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#2NekoakumaPosted 8/3/2011 7:32:05 AM
no, that would be Australia.


Japan - ~40-60USD / ~300USD console
Australia ~60-80 USD / ~380 USD console
EUR - (not sure on this one) / (not sure)


All three countries are also stronger than the USD currently.
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#3nintendogger(Topic Creator)Posted 8/3/2011 7:33:35 AM
PokeMaster posted...
no, that would be Australia.


Japan - ~40-60USD / ~300USD console
Australia ~60-80 USD / ~380 USD console
EUR - (not sure on this one) / (not sure)


All three countries are also stronger than the USD currently.



I thought someone said that games are 60 Euro in the UK, and I don't know the exact exchange but it should be up there.

Dang, that's expensive, and tbph it discourages gaming as a hobby.
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#4gunstarzPosted 8/3/2011 8:00:26 AM
Nope, we're paying roughly 30-35.

You can't do a direct conversion from one country to another with money earned in that respective country, unless you're taking money on holiday.

To break it down a little easier, since our average wage is higher; we work for roughly the same amount of time it'd take to get the money together to purchase a game as you guys do in the US. Goods like this tend to be priced based on average wage.
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#5NekoakumaPosted 8/3/2011 8:07:20 AM
gunstarz posted...
Nope, we're paying roughly 30-35.

You can't do a direct conversion from one country to another with money earned in that respective country, unless you're taking money on holiday.

To break it down a little easier, since our average wage is higher; we work for roughly the same amount of time it'd take to get the money together to purchase a game as you guys do in the US. Goods like this tend to be priced based on average wage.


Unless I'm looking at the wrong data. . .
Average wage (2009)
United States 51,493
Australia 45,385
United Kingdom 43,250
Japan 32,816

But for casual/part-time staff, America seems to get low pay, much like Japan. (~$10 p/h or so. maybe 15 for say someone who is end of highschool/starting uni, where Australia would be at least ~$20 give or take)

I always thought that the crappy Australian Tax System was to blame for the high cost of games here. (Not sure what Japan's excuse is)
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#6blackdragon_Posted 8/3/2011 8:28:10 AM
You think that is much? In Brazil, one game is about 100-150 USD.

I paid 700 USD for a 3DS one month after launch. But now there are places selling it for only 500-600 USD :P
#7noobody1Posted 8/3/2011 8:47:40 AM
Being Brazilian sucks. I paid the equivalent to 450 USD in my 3DS.
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