I like Infinity Ward but Activision can go to hell...I hope their gouging of the consumer comes back to bite them in the backside like nothing else...maybe then they will think twice before trying to gouge us.
i just got cod4 second hand for 15 quid and i aint paying that price for modern warfare!!i dont think there will be much difference so ill just stick to online cod4 for the time being thanks but no thanks! ITS A CREDIT CRUNCH PPL LOL!!!!
I do agree that activision are taking the p and chasing the profits big time with this release due to COD's new mainstream appeal. Downloadable map packs have already been designed but are being withheld from the disk release in order to make more profit post-release. This is rather slimey, since most developers try and include as much on the initial release as possible.
Unfortunately, we want more and more from our gaming experience, and meeting that demand is requiring more people, more man-hours; and those peoples' skills are getting more specialised (ala in-demand and expensive). Games also need to be supported by marketing and elements like production costs need to be taken into account. All-in-all, we're getting a very fair deal and in fact we're lucky they're not charging close to seventy pounds a hit. Whilst the industry is undoubtedly colossal; the profitability isn't.
It's easy to be cynical, but I don't mind paying more myself if it means more good quality titles for years to come. You don't want to see the shovel-ware that the Wii is infested with on all formats, do you? I don't; remember E.T.? After all, games like CoD give me many, many hours of fun and I am very thankful for that quality of product.
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Rass are you people dumb??
Cod Mw & WaW was awarded best online gameplay award & also best storyline. I bought COD Waw the 1st day it came out last november and i don't regret it. It's got me past boring days and filled me with exciting memorys.
Those idiots who think it's ok for Activision to sell above the standard price are idiots. If the raised the price to say £80 will you still be prepared to pay; in fact how much are you prepared to pay? Activison are just taking advantage of consumers; I hope a better alternative competing game comes out! If it did; they will soon drop their prices.
According to wikipedia; "[Cod 4] was the top-selling game worldwide for 2007, reaching over seven million copies by January 2008, and over 13 million by May 2009". The chances are MW2 will sell just as well.
Potential sales of 10+ Million copies and some of you guys think they need to put the price up to make a decent profit? Ok....
Yeah, but everyone here on this forum, and millions everywhere on the planet are gonna buy it anyway! Infinity Ward know in order for you to be part of the most-likely best FPS ever, you will HAVE to pay for it! Especially if you want to play online on launch day! I don't mind massively paying the extra £5 on top of the standard £40 price tags of most PS3 and XBox games these days, but paying £120 for the HMV Exclusive Prestige Edition is taking the p*ss! Okay, so you get some nifty Night Goggles packaged with it, but you just want the frigging game for God's Sake! Modern Warfare 2 will be worth that extra fiver however, simply because COD 4 has given me hundreds and hundreds of hours of mass murdering joy! The Hardened Edition isn't too bad but packaging aside, you're essentially paying £60 for Modern Warfare 2 with COD 1 remastered and upscaled to 1080p, that will probably be available to download from PSN soon anyway!
woah woah hold up, isnt this Activision, the same company who said they wernt gonna make games for PS3 unless they dropped the price of the console because it was too expensive? even tho Sony were making a loss on every console? Then they put their price up? Honestly, what mugg is gonna pay the full £55 for this game?! Then you can bet they will release some DLC for another £7-£10.
The reason for the slight inflation in price for this game is because Infinity Ward were going to make you have to pay a monthly charge to play online on this game because upkeep of servers and bandwidth time is a very expensive additional cost for them. they decided against this so that online play would bring in the same numbers as on Modern Warfare 1 and so would have the same appeal.
The additional price is accually quite a good deal when you consider what they could of done in an attempt to stop themselves going bankrupt because of huge outgoings, even though they are selling in the millions (remember the last wallace and gromit movie brought in £120,000,000 and they went bankrupt).
All in all, if you think its a good buy then get it you will not regret the decision. however if you think it is overpriced then don't buy it; no one is forcing you
Why is everyone bitching about the price, it's always this way with highly anticipated games, if your that botherd leave it a few weeks after launch i guarentee it wont be any more than £40 by then. Count yourselves lucky I live in Germany, all new ps3 games over here are 60 euros at least!
Ok I completely agree its wrong of activision to charge more, but lets face it even if it was 70 pound you would get it and activision knows that so watch out for more game developers doing the same, just something we need to get used to I suppose. as long as the game looks worth it and alot do latley i would always buy.