$10 price hike on Modern Warfare 2 PC version Activision has again done what they think in pricing. This time it is for the PC version. The normal PC game RRP of $50 has been replaced. Modern Warfare 2 will cost $60 on PC.
The main advantage for PC gamers is that the games cost less than the PS3 or Xbox 360 version. It costs at least $10 or £10 in the US and UK market respectively. This time it is not the same story. Amazon.com as well as the GameStop has listed their PC version for $60. This means Activision is again charging more cash for a game.
Earlier we had seen that the Call of Duty series had too many piracies on PC. This time how the situation will help Activision is unknown. The price hike gives opportunistic situations to piracy in fact.
Well, one thing is sure. Raising the prices of videogames and consoles instead of dropping them is really becoming a disturbing trend.
The advanced sales of Modern Warfare 2: Prestige Edition on Xbox 360 has been sold out at a U.S. retailer. On Friday Amazon.com gave this status. Earlier the Prestige Edition SKU for PS3 was also sold out.
There is a strong demand for the premium SKU.
The Prestige Edition was tagged at $149.99 that included fully-functional Night Vision Goggles.
The Xbox 360 250GB Modern Warfare 2 Limited Edition SKU was announced by Microsoft this month. It was tagged at $399.99.
The price tag of Modern Warfare 2 in a stand-alone SKU is $59.99 and the Hardened Edition is $79.99.
With the purchase of Xbox 360 Elite this week Microsoft has also announced a new $50 mail-in rebate offer.
Between September 22 and October 5 U.S. consumers who purchases Xbox 360 Elite are eligible for an offer of $50 limited-time rebate.
There is a good offer from Amazon.com for Modern Warfare 2. This week they are offering a free $10 video game credit with every advanced purchase of this game for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.
This mean that this week if someone pre-order MW2 then he or she will get $10 off on any future video game purchase.
So hurry up. The promotion is only available for a very limited time. Just one week.
Starting of this week Amazon has begun taking orders for Modern Warfare 2: Prestige Edition.
The inclusion on purchase of the game are:
• Fully-functional Night Vision Goggles which will allow sight in absolute darkness up to 50 feet in black & white or night vision green.
• Call of Duty Classic full downloadable game
• Hardbound art book “Behind the Lines”
• Special-edition Steelbook case with custom artwork by Infinity Ward.
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