PS3 News: PS3 Version Of GTAIV Costs More In UK - PS3 News

Members Login: Register | Why sign up? | Forgot Password?

PS3 Version Of GTAIV Costs More In UK

The bizarre pricing that seems to surround Grand Theft Auto IV continues. First, we learned that Rockstar's blockbuster would cost an astounding $120 in Australia, and now, it seems UK gamers can expect something strange when the game releases on April 29.

According to the Videogaming247 blog, UK retailer WHSmiths plans to price the PlayStation 3 version of GTAIV at £44.99, and surprisingly enough, the Xbox 360 version will cost £5 less at £39.99. A very large ad proves this pricing, although we have no idea what the reasons are behind it. However, both Game and GameStation spoke up on the matter, and they said they did expect the PS3 version to cost more than the 360 version, even though neither retailer has issued an official price on either just yet.

“The PS3 version will probably cost more. We’re expecting an RRP from Rockstar on April 14,” the GameStation staff member said. “They dictate the price, basically.”

We really have no idea why the PS3 version is going to cost more, but for the record, Amazon UK still prices both versions at £34.99 for the time being. Perhaps Rockstar will issue an official explanation, but in the meantime, you UK PS3 owners may have to seek your own answers. As far as we know, both versions are identical. But we'll see what we can find out.

Related Game(s): Grand Theft Auto IV

3/24/2008 Ben Dutka

Put this on your webpage or blog:
Email this to a friend
Follow PSX Extreme on Twitter

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Share on MySpace Share on Delicious Share on Digg Share on Google Buzz Share via E-Mail Share via Tumblr Share via Posterous

Comments (4 posts)

Warukyure [Power User]
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 @ 12:13:25 AM
Reply

Wow, this year has been horrible for UK gamers. First it was the Devil May Cry 4 fiasco and now this. I don't get why they are charging more. Are they charging the PS3 version more to make up the loss for delaying the title? That doesn't make much sense. Is it because it is on a blu-ray? That should technically raise the price per game by at most $1 USD. UK gets screwed, America gets stumped... and yeah, stop going retail and just get it from Amazon, maybe it will eventually send retailers a message. I really doubt the higher prices is because of the developer...

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

ThePoetRazel
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 @ 3:50:41 AM
Reply

Mine's on order from play.com. They always got great prices and free delivery. And i got Unreal Tournament 3 a day earlier than the EU release date by pre-ordering with them.
No wonder high street retailers aren't getting good business these days. lol

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

fatchad420
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 @ 1:13:31 PM
Reply

Maybe EA has some influence on tis matter? I wouldn't put it past them.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

danr
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 @ 5:42:18 PM
Reply

The game costs a fiver more? Big fucking shit.
Why does that matter? People are gonna buy it anyway

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Leave a Comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

Our Poll

What do you think of the Destiny beta?
It's awesome! Can't wait for September!
It's only good, but I'm having fun.
Eh, it's okay, but I expected more.
It sucks, period.

Previous Poll Results