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

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User Info: nintendogger

nintendogger
6 years ago#1
People in the UK are paying roughly 70-80 USD for games for the 3DS?
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User Info: Nekoakuma

Nekoakuma
6 years ago#2
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.
JPN Black 3DS (Feb 27th, 2011)

User Info: nintendogger

nintendogger
6 years ago#3
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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Proud female gamer.

User Info: gunstarz

gunstarz
6 years ago#4
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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User Info: Nekoakuma

Nekoakuma
6 years ago#5
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)
JPN Black 3DS (Feb 27th, 2011)

User Info: blackdragon_

blackdragon_
6 years ago#6
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

User Info: noobody1

noobody1
6 years ago#7
Being Brazilian sucks. I paid the equivalent to 450 USD in my 3DS.
Let's all boycott Crapcom for canceling MegaMan Legends 3!!!
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