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The Question Is: Should We Really All Boycott Modern Warfare 2?

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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
There has been a lot of discussion whether or not UK gamers should Boycott the release price of the highly anticipated MW2.

Activision have stated publicly they wish to "extort" more money out of gamers. Therefore meaning charge more, or in other words rip off all of us.

Now being a major fan of the original COD4, I would happily pay £40 for this game. And happily pay upto £50 for MW2. Although the speculation is that if we all end up paying up to £50 for MW2 other game releases would follow suit.

So what do you think? Do you think we should all wait and force them to drop price?
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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
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#1
No, I think we should all buy it & enjoy playing it for the next 18 months !

I'd certainly buy it for £50 !!
#2
thing is, thats never going to happen.. people will buy it whatever and you will never create a boycott bigger enough for them to care about it...

best bet is to hope for some good opening weekened deals as the chances are they will be the lowest prices availble on this game for a long time
#3
No way I would boycott the game over a few quid. I know the argument is that this will set a precedent for other publishers to follow. Plus, no body is paying £50+ for it anyuway are they? You can get it online for just over £40, still below the rrp of most games. If it lasts as long as COD4 then it is still value for money.
#4
The way they churn these games out, makes me wonder why they aren't severely cheaper than their competition.
#5
a fool and his money.
Im not boycotting, but i wont be buying it unless i can get it for 35 or under.
#6
imo no, anything around £40 is worth it
#7
I think not :-)

Don't really think anyone will be paying > £45 which is not so different from any other top rated new game hitting the shelves
#8
stewby
No way I would boycott the game over a few quid. I know the argument is that this will set a precedent for other publishers to follow. Plus, no body is paying £50+ for it anyuway are they? You can get it online for just over £40, still below the rrp of most games. If it lasts as long as COD4 then it is still value for money.


Whats to say next time they will charge £50 or £60? It all really depends on the success of this release.
#9
I have played MW at least 4 or 5 times a week since it came out.
The game just never gets boring.
Got cod 5, but hated it...full of bugs and tanks...kids game.
Im pretty sure i will still be playing MW2 this time next year.
#10
if the game didn't have a very successful forerunner they wouldn't be upping the price but however it may backfire if it turns out to be a *&^% game then they will regret it
#11
As we all know COD4 was hugely popular.. Now that has caused MW2 to be at least £5 more expensive.
Could we be seeing this trend with the next release or even releases of other games?
#12
Its a moot point really lets look at it this way.

I remember Super Mario World for the SNES was about £30- £40 back in the 90s which was some serious wedge at the time (comparatively) I would say there is a lot more 'engineering' and value for money in todays games with advances in programming etc.

So its all pretty much relative.

You go ahead and boycott, I will be sitting grinning with a crate of beer and my 47" Screen firing on all cylinders sparing little thought for those who haven't ordered it :thumbsup:

Alfonse
if the game didn't have a very successful forerunner they wouldn't be upping the price but however it may backfire if it turns out to be a *&^% game then they will regret it


Very true...eeeeek if it is pants could be the biggest flop in the history of video games.
[helper]#13
I think they are taking things too far - look at the current price for COD4 which is 2 years old. Its a joke.............what they don't realise is their pricing will lose them sales.

If COD5 had been available on release day for around £30 I would have bought a copy but because it wasn't I didn't buy one (despite being a fan of the franchise and I still have bought one). Same will apply to COD6..........although I might stretch to £35.....
#14
And they wonder why some of us flash our xbox's..
#15
Celticsun
Its a moot point really lets look at it this way.

I remember Super Mario World for the SNES was about £30- £40 back in the 90s which was some serious wedge at the time (comparatively) I would say there is a lot more 'engineering' and value for money in todays games with advances in programming etc.

So its all pretty much relative.

You go ahead and boycott, I will be sitting grinning with a crate of beer and my 47" Screen firing on all cylinders sparing little thought for those who haven't ordered it :thumbsup:


I was waiting for the first person to say that I was planning to boycott it. Nowhere in this thread have I said myself I was going to boycott it. So maybe you should read the thread before accusing me or other people.
#16
Meh you used the royal we, if you had said "Should gamers boycott MW2?" that would be different.

I wasn't pointing at you, you said you would pay the full price so chilllllllll

The 'you' was a general "Those who wish to boycott"
#17
Celticsun;6768431
Meh you used the royal we, if you had said "Should gamers boycott MW2?" that would be different.

He has a point I_T..
#18
Celticsun
Meh you used the royal we, if you had said "Should gamers boycott MW2?" that would be different.

I wasn't pointing at you, you said you would pay the full price so chilllllllll


I think you have misunderstood. First of all it is laid out as a question not a statement. And the question is open for your comments ;-)

And don't worry I am always chilled.
#19
buy, play, enjoy, save up for modern warfare 3
#20
well having been playing modern warfare 2 for the last few days i'd sa you'd be a fool to boycott it on some principal, well worth the money and i'll be buying it when it's officially released
#21
I took this stand on buying Ferraris.
#22
t0mm
And they wonder why some of us flash our xbox's..


Good game innit?:thumbsup:
#23
deek72;6768593
Good game innit?:thumbsup:

+1:thumbsup:
[mod]#24
I won't get it unless a supermarket does an offer but i haven't seen any public statment with mention from Activision saying they are wanting to 'extort' people...........could you provide a reliable link please? :)
#25
Celticsun
Its a moot point really lets look at it this way.

I remember Super Mario World for the SNES was about £30- £40 back in the 90s which was some serious wedge at the time (comparatively) I would say there is a lot more 'engineering' and value for money in todays games with advances in programming etc.

So its all pretty much relative.

You go ahead and boycott, I will be sitting grinning with a crate of beer and my 47" Screen firing on all cylinders sparing little thought for those who haven't ordered it :thumbsup:



Very true...eeeeek if it is pants could be the biggest flop in the history of video games.



great point, I remember spending 40 quid of my birthday cash in the nineties on terminator for the megadrive and my dad nearly killed me.

so 15-20 years later and we are still paying around the same price for new infintely better games is something I don't have a problem with and anyway of you shop around etc you shouldn't have to pay any more than £40.
#26
Syzable
I won't get it unless a supermarket does an offer but i haven't seen any public statment with mention from Activision saying they are wanting to 'extort' people...........could you provide a reliable link please? :)


http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=220926

http://www.edge-online.com/news/activision-ceo-would-like-to-raise-game-prices-even-further

Just for you Syzable ;)
[mod]#28


But there is no mention of extorting people :thinking: Just saying they'd like to raise prices. (like a lot of people have over the last 12 months in various different trades)

If they actually said they were wanting to extort like you said i'd be all for a boycott but there is nothing of the sort.
#29
gari189
I think they are taking things too far - look at the current price for COD4 which is 2 years old. Its a joke.............what they don't realise is their pricing will lose them sales.

If COD5 had been available on release day for around £30 I would have bought a copy but because it wasn't I didn't buy one (despite being a fan of the franchise and I still have bought one). Same will apply to COD6..........although I might stretch to £35.....


"Call of Duty: World at War" was £27 as Asda on the release day (14 November 2008).

People queued up from an hour before midnight... and a week later it was being sold for around the same price on HotUKDeals (& other forums).

I waited for "...World at War" to drop in price, and I will not be buying "...Modern Warfare 2" until it is around £30.

I have far too many other (unfinished/not started [still sealed]) games to worry about another one. It is pointless pre-ordering or buying at such a high price if I do not have the time to devote to it.

That said, I do think the budget for developing/producing a sequel to a successful franchise does warrant a slight price increase, as everybody is expecting that much more, but the Recommended Retail Price of this new release has been set too high.

However, do not be quick to blame the developers/publishers. Unless the retail stores (& other outlets) have been told that sales cannot be made below a certain price, then they set the (high) sale price.

You cannot blame them the way the economy is at present, but that doesn't mean you have to accept it.

BFN,

fp.
#30
t0mm
And they wonder why some of us flash our xbox's..


I use the same excuse when I nick fast cars, "it's only cos they are so expensive officer":thumbsup: Perhaps they can use piracy as a reason to increase prices then, they usually do.
#31
its a computer game ffs
#32
stewby;6768711
I use the same excuse when I nick fast cars, "it's only cos they are so expensive officer":thumbsup: Perhaps they can use piracy as a reason to increase prices then, they usually do.

Really? I use that idea too! Got me off the hook so many times!
[helper]#33
fanpages
"Call of Duty: World at War" was £27 as Asda on the release day (14 November 2008).


Yeah I know but my nearest Asda is 22 miles away :x Besides there is no way I'm going to queue up at midnight to get any game. Last year none of the other supermarkets were doing a "decent" deal........I hoping for better things this year........
#34
Syzable
But there is no mention of extorting people :thinking: Just saying they'd like to raise prices. (like a lot of people have over the last 12 months in various different trades)

If they actually said they were wanting to extort like you said i'd be all for a boycott but there is nothing of the sort.


Fair point.

If they wanted to do 'something for the fans' (or Collectors) they would offer the non-standard editions at the same price (or a nominal increase, say £5 above the standard price) for a short period after release.

Has anybody ever completed a gaming survey where you are asked to grade attributes of a game release (such as 'Do you want extra content?', or 'Do you want exclusive packaging?'). All these responses are collated, and acted upon. You cannot then complain if you’ve asked for “the moon on a stick” & the cost in bringing this to you is too high to consider.

There is a point where any fan (large, or just passing interest) of this series would say "No, that's too expensive". The Recommended Retail Prices have been set with careful consideration, I'm sure... they won't just have picked values out of the air.

Any retail item (video game related, or otherwise) has a cost & a value (to an individual who wishes to purchase it).

There will be people who would buy the item at double the price, & those that wouldn't buy it at any price.

It is just a case of finding & setting the price at which most people can afford, & be willing to pay without alienating others who either cannot afford to pay, or refuse to pay.

Or, not alienating enough people so that the lost sales revenue is compensated with the increase in revenue per customer who has purchased it.

If the pricing has been incorrectly set on this release then it will be adjusted for the next release (or within the first few weeks after the release date).

However, if enough people are prepared to buy at a higher price then there is no incentive for adjustment (see continuous sales of “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare”).

BFN,

fp.
#35
when fifa came out and tesco had it at £29 I believe could be wrong, sainsburys price was £39 but they price matched tesco if it was commented upon at the customer service desk. I'd guess the same will apply to this
#36
supply and demand for a premium product

if its good it will sell if its crap it wont and will be reduced in price

simple basics of economics really

[email protected] a game coz its worth the money and you want it
#37
casparwhite
supply and demand for a premium product

if its good it will sell if its crap it wont and will be reduced in price

simple basics of economics really

[email protected] a game coz its worth the money and you want it


I'm not buying the Collector's Edition of "Ratchet & Clank (Future): A Crack in Time" because £49.99 is too high.

I will wait until it drops to £34.99 or below.

If you cannot afford silly prices, then well done. Some of us have a budget to stick to on a regular basis.

BFN,

fp.
#38
Jetpac;6768235
a fool and his money.
Im not boycotting, but i wont be buying it unless i can get it for 35 or under.

its not far off 35 now.

£35.70 from coolshop after 6% topcashback

I'm half tempted at that price but might see if asda £27 deal comes off.
#39
chocci
its not far off 35 now.

£35.70 from coolshop after 6% topcashback

I'm half tempted at that price but might see if asda £27 deal comes off.


It's £3 from Knock Off Nigel down the market... Lets see Tesco price match that!
#40
Flodd;6769006
It's £3 from Knock Off Nigel down the market... Lets see Tesco price match that!

you can hardly compare coolshop to a market trader :whistling:

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