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    No price war for Fifa 11, maybes the same for COD.

    Just been thinking for a while now that there really has not been any price wars for any major game releases this year, so maybes the supermarkets have clicked on that people just buy the games and dont do extra shopping whilst purchasing the game.
    Fifa , Read dead, F1 etc no major discounts. yes i know that COD will be the BIG one but will there be the same price war of last year that everyone expects this year.
    yes Fifa was just under the £30 mark but..

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    Banned

    yeah i know, rubbish isnt it! good job my 360's modded

    i think the thing with some of the supermarkets especially tesco, they didnt release the information of the price of the game by itself and probably because they knew people would come there from last years price of £25
    the people there would queue for hours and probably didnt want to leave empty handed/without fifa in fear of not being able to get it elsewhere and so either stumped up the cash since they were there and had the game in their hand or bought it along with another game to get the reduced price.

    yeah it has been pretty disappointing, in fairness though most games do start to drop in price fairly quickly after release, there's only a few that consistently hold their price

    Peterdj411 person likes this

    i think the thing with some of the supermarkets especially tesco, they … i think the thing with some of the supermarkets especially tesco, they didnt release the information of the price of the game by itself and probably because they knew people would come there from last years price of £25the people there would queue for hours and probably didnt want to leave empty handed/without fifa in fear of not being able to get it elsewhere and so either stumped up the cash since they were there and had the game in their hand or bought it along with another game to get the reduced price.



    they advertised it in the papers the day before it went on sale

    roryk83

    they advertised it in the papers the day before it went on sale


    didnt tesco only advertised the buy fifa for £25 when bought with a top 10 game and not the price by itself

    Original Poster

    DangerGod - yeah i know, rubbish isnt it! good job my 360's modded


    i have a jtag that i use for offline play and an unmodded on for online, but COD is all about online play.

    Peterdj41didnt tesco only advertised the buy fifa for £25 when bought … Peterdj41didnt tesco only advertised the buy fifa for £25 when bought with a top 10 game and not the price by itself


    yep, they sure did, bit of a con if you ask me

    personally i bought fifa from sainsburys for £25 while doing my normal shop.id be happy enough to do the same for cod (altho stil not convinced ill buy it on release)

    DangerGod - yeah i know, rubbish isnt it! good job my 360's modded

    Peterdj41didnt tesco only advertised the buy fifa for £25 when bought … Peterdj41didnt tesco only advertised the buy fifa for £25 when bought with a top 10 game and not the price by itself

    shaneomac

    personally i bought fifa from sainsburys for £25 while doing my normal … personally i bought fifa from sainsburys for £25 while doing my normal shop.id be happy enough to do the same for cod (altho stil not convinced ill buy it on release)



    Indeed it is.

    I would have gone down this route had there been a sainsburys near me.

    I don't know the figures, but I would expect the figures for COD to be far higher than FIFA.

    COD will be the biggest game this year, guaranteed.

    Fifa is the same thing every year bar the number. When Fifa has guns and a prestige feature I'll buy it.

    dontasciime

    Fifa is the same thing every year bar the number. When Fifa has guns and … Fifa is the same thing every year bar the number. When Fifa has guns and a prestige feature I'll buy it.



    So's COD pretty much X) a 2-3 hour single player mode and then online with half the same maps as before. lol

    thesaint

    I don't know the figures, but I would expect the figures for COD to be … I don't know the figures, but I would expect the figures for COD to be far higher than FIFA.COD will be the biggest game this year, guaranteed.



    It will probably be higher but not sure about 'far' higher. Last year, COD (MW2) sold 2.9million and FIFA (2010) 2.2 million: the next highest non-Wii title was Assassinns Creed 2 at under 1 million so it is clear that FIFA and COD are the two (non-Wii) titles that really count.

    Red dead wasn't a price war becuase Rockstar made it very clear that they were not to seell it early or to cheaply. And since they had the biggest release ever at the time (GTA IV) i guess the supermarets thought they wouldn't annoy them to ensure future business with them.
    Also the price range for fifa 11 was between £25 to £30. If you want the game cheaper on release day then buy a pc as they are cheaper on pc.

    jah128

    It will probably be higher but not sure about 'far' higher. Last year, … It will probably be higher but not sure about 'far' higher. Last year, COD (MW2) sold 2.9million and FIFA (2010) 2.2 million:



    I guess "far" is subjective.

    Still, According to your figures, COD sold more than 30% more than FIFA, which I would class as "far" higher.

    That was my point

    Syzable

    So's COD pretty much X) a 2-3 hour single player mode and then online … So's COD pretty much X) a 2-3 hour single player mode and then online with half the same maps as before. lol

    jah128

    It will probably be higher but not sure about 'far' higher. Last year, … It will probably be higher but not sure about 'far' higher. Last year, COD (MW2) sold 2.9million and FIFA (2010) 2.2 million: the next highest non-Wii title was Assassinns Creed 2 at under 1 million so it is clear that FIFA and COD are the two (non-Wii) titles that really count.



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_of_Duty:_Modern_Warfare_2

    dontasciime

    That was my point



    I'm a bit slow today.

    DangerGod1 person likes this

    yeah i know, rubbish isnt it! good job my 360's modded



    a bit pointess for call of duty

    dontasciime

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_of_Duty:_Modern_Warfare_2



    Interesting link, not sure of your point, but I'd love to know how the author thinks the given references back up this claim:
    "On June 15, 2010, Activision confirmed that the game had sold over 20 million copies worldwide,[15] making it the best-selling game of all time in the UK [16], and the second best-selling game of all time in the US.[17]"
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