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Fans Unfazed By Price Of Modern Warfare 2: Prestige Edition

Remember when Infinity Ward unveiled that insane Prestige Edition for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2? The one with real night vision goggles? The one that costs $149.99?

Well, a great many of you didn't particularly like the bundle, as many are sour on Activision right now and others simply mocked the price, which is now exactly half the cost of a new PS3 Slim or Xbox 360. But whether you're interested or not, there are clearly plenty of big CoD fans out there, because it appears that Prestige Edition is selling out everywhere. According to GamerDeals, Amazon has already said they're sold out of the PS3 version (they're going to need more supplies if others wish to pre-order), and calls to several local GameStops have confirmed identical news. We tried that around here earlier, and while a few stores still have some Prestige Editions left, most say they're already gone. We're talking mostly about the PS3 version; apparently, Activision won't be producing as many of these special editions for PS3 owners; either that, or the PS3 people are just more willing to shell out the bucks. You decide for yourself.

But the point is, don't think IW or Activision made a mistake; don't think there aren't people out there with money. And let's not forget how many gamers bought and instantly fell in love with the original Modern Warfare...

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

9/4/2009 9:00:29 PM John Shepard

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Comments (39 posts)

Jawknee
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 10:05:44 PM
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Call of Zombies. Ridiculous. Not worth it.

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archs13
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 10:15:01 PM

i would buy it if this is released before halloween so i could wear it in a club.

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JMO_INDY
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 10:21:15 PM

Dude, can you say rave, or Sam Fisher for Halloween.

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archs13
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 10:24:40 PM

yup... i would be in stalking mode all the time.

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JMO_INDY
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 10:26:13 PM

More like trick or trick. Yeah, watch out for Sam, BOO! I could pull some serious pranks with those.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 11:15:32 PM

Silence of the Lambs anyone?

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JMO_INDY
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 10:14:12 PM
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Cheap ass goggles, cant even see through my walls, what a joke, haha. Bye bye $150, *sniffles*

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JMO_INDY
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 10:55:24 PM

I actuall didnt buy the set, in case thats why im getting thumbed down, i repeat i didnt buy it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 11:16:10 PM

Only Robocop can see through walls. Don't you read history?

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JMO_INDY
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 11:30:06 PM

Damn, thanks for reminding me, i forgot to do my homework for Robology last night.


Last edited by JMO_INDY on 9/4/2009 11:31:08 PM

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N a S a H
Saturday, September 05, 2009 @ 8:13:01 PM

They're night vision, why would they be able to see through the wall?

If you don't like them, no one asked you to buy them. Other people WILL buy them and WILL enjoy them so stop complaining about something which has nothing to do with you in the first place.

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JMO_INDY
Saturday, September 05, 2009 @ 8:34:06 PM

I dont know where you got your high horse, but get off it and read some more, i said i didn't buy them, and i said i was kidding, notice the haha, i guess not.

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Victor321
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 10:15:00 PM
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The main reason why many gamers are buying regardless of the high price tag (and I would too, were I really rich :P; I somewhat desire it, but the standard or the steel cover edition is good enough for me; I got many games to get for the rest of the year) is because it is probably going to be the only game they will get this holiday season :S

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godsman
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 10:50:33 PM
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You can get almost 3 games with this bundle. I don't think it's worth that much. $99 would be the more practical price.

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ThePearlJamer
Saturday, September 05, 2009 @ 4:52:13 AM

even like 120 would be better

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BeezleDrop
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 10:54:10 PM
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Nazi Zombies is one of the greatest mini games ever. The title of the article should be Chumps unfazed by the ridiculous price of MW2 prestige edition.

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Scarecrow
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 11:11:44 PM
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Ridiculous

v-gaming's going down the drain, bye bye

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 11:17:05 PM

nah, there are enough good games to save gaming, COD is the one going down the drain.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 11:18:41 PM
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Well of course they wouldn't have as many of these for PS3 owners, the goggles are for 360 kids that want to sit in their sister's closet at night and watch them undress.

Alright... that was pretty horrible, Lord I apologize...

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sunspider13
Saturday, September 05, 2009 @ 11:35:19 AM

ROFL

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Tru Reality
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 11:41:05 PM
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I'll just buy the game, not interested in any bundles here. oh and Scarecrow seriously what the hell are you talking about?!

i give you another thumb down. and like i said in the MvC2 article earlier your absent-minded.

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Highlander
Saturday, September 05, 2009 @ 12:18:26 AM
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Is any one truly surprised by this? this game was always going to be huge, even if a hardcore few stuck by their intention to boycott Activision, there were always 1000's of others willing to take their place in line for a copy.

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Deadman
Saturday, September 05, 2009 @ 7:21:29 AM

Out of curiosity what does boycotting a VG publisher do?

Modern Warfare 2 is going to be the biggest relaese of this year if not to date for any video game. I wish I had the money to get the Prestige edition but will settle for the Hardend instead.

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mastiffchild
Sunday, September 06, 2009 @ 11:54:20 AM

Well, I'm not into calling things like this a boycott but U'm not buying MW2 as, as an English gamer, I don't feel I should be expected to make them more profit than, say, a US gamer esp when our prices are already higher.

Secondly, I want to be able to look myself in the face when, after my either ignorant(of it being a unilateral hike)or too impatient(to do the decent thing and try to force a rethink) UK/EU gamers make the next COD a "premium" priced game everywhere else.

The fact is that far from anyone avoiding buying MW2 meaning Acti might chnage their greedy minds I'm just doing what I feel is the right thing. I think they're out of line with blatant profiteering but, I guess, also out of step if the average gamer feels that the game(which, to me, isn't the greatest FPS anyway-just the easiest to pick up and play, much like Halo)is worth more than other new releases.

Thing is I don't think COD:WaW or COD4 lost money and they don't need to push this(esp not if they aren't brave enough to match the rise they expect Europe to pay in their own backyard)hard through pure greed when thousands of UK and EU gamers are cutting back on luxuries at best and losiong their jobs or taking pay cuts at worst.

It would be great if we gamers were united enough to stand together when companies like the totally risable Activision(just look at their action over BL and TS for evidence of their low practises)aren't content with ripping us off with overpriced, malfunctioning, cheap, plastic peripherals and push us, for me and others, too far.

Gamers are constantly abused by the companies we keep in readies. Jaffe asking for a cut in second hand sales was another amazing thing, as a musician , to me. I get my work copied, downloaded illegally more than games get pirated I'd wager and yet I don't go rallying for a cut of what people sell their CD's on far-it's ridiculous and wouldn't even occur to people outside of gaming.

Sadly most gamers are either apathetic and think nothing can help things or, worse, actively refute the right of people who want to stand up for THEIR rights as well as their own. I've been told I'm crying, moaning, whining, whinging over stuff like this by people so keen to feel good about their ecision to buy regardless of the message it sends that it amazes me.

Everyone has the right to prove Activision right with their wallets making the rise fair supply and demand. However, it's a false economy caused by the immaturity of us as a community. The reason I say this is because I cannot think of many other luxury products that can manage to increase prices during a recession-and it;s happening because we're impatient and short sighted and, in most cases over loyal.

The reason I hear most from those wishing to legitimise getting the game(well of those who actually feel I might have some kind of point) is that they're supporting IW, the dev, in all this. "It's not their fault" they tell me but I haven't noticed anyone from IW distancing themselves from the eue watering spec eds or the EU hike, have you? SDon't tell me they couldn't have either as what would Activision do? Drop their stars? Exactly, they would be able to if they wanted but they're just as bad as Acti.

This gen we've forgiven stuff no other set of consumers would think of standing for, imo. RROD, Sony telling us to get two jobs to buy a PS3, Activision and Co and the sequel train getting out of hand(with a million GH games and all the placcy peripherals that entails)-among a host of others. We're a soft touch and people in the industry know it. We're also doing, with so many fanboys willing to argue their corners for them, most of their spin when things stink. They must think it's Xmas!

Sorry for going on but you DID ask and I'm plenty annoyed with Activision and the way we can't get together and spend more time arguing over supposed "console wars" than we do castigating companies for bleeding us dry time after time-and during the worst economic climate in an age at that!

So yeah, I doubt me, and the others I've spken to that agree, will make ANY difference whatsoever to Activision. However, and to me this is important(and likewise I refuse, this time, to buy Forza3 after T10 behaved like turds despite loving the series as I don't like rewarding douches for doing what douches do), I like to feel I do the right thing both for myself, my family and any community I feel part of-it helps me sleep at night. If, by some miracle, we do achieve something concrete other than knowing it won't be our fault the next time we all get fleeced, then that's a massive bonus but never think that a protest is pointless if the first one isn't successful in the ultimate aim.

BTW $150 for that pile of crap? People amaze me with their money to sense ratios.

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Shadow_Ninja
Saturday, September 05, 2009 @ 12:34:49 AM
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I have a pretty good theory behind why ps3 owners may be buying the prestige edition more than the 360 owners, didn't a recent statistics article posted here on psx state that ps3 owners make a decent amount of money? if they make a decent amount of money I guess they wouldn't mind paying a bit more cash for a prestige edition. I know I may not post here t frequently, but I do read most of the articles on this website.

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bxshotboi
Saturday, September 05, 2009 @ 12:42:20 AM
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well activision sure is being an ass for a lot of reasons already but i am planning to get the prestige edition to add to my collection and i really want to know if its true that there is a possibility of the 360 having exclusive maps for mw2 since thats the word spreading around the psn right now me and a few other friends got a message saying that please correct me because if this does happen i am going to be fed up... alright its normal for a game to be exclusive to a console but is it right to make dlc exclsive to a system as well

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Charger7302
Saturday, September 05, 2009 @ 6:51:27 PM

Yeah it is true, IW will be makin a couple of maps exclusive to the 360. I hate it when microsoft does that. They buy out dlc for games all the time, they have done that to GTA4, then fallout3 and now they are doing the same to MW2. They make it really hard to justify loyalty to such a company.I use to go around justiying the purchase of an xbox, until my cousin sold me his launch ps3 60 gig after that I was hooked.

Seriously some of the people out there who love the 360 should try out the ps3, the network may not be as great as live(sorry ps3 guys I love the cross chat feature) but the browser and my personal favorite, ps home, are all great reasons to trade up.
(sorry I got kinda went off there)



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Neurotoxiny
Saturday, September 05, 2009 @ 1:39:26 AM
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I actually want to get Modern Warfare 2: Prestige Edition... but only for the goggles.

I was so pissed when I heard that Splinter Cell Conviction was an Xbox exclusive. I'll have my revenge...

Playing Splinter Cell: Actual Life in my room is going to be way more fun :P

(I'm a dork)

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mastiffchild
Sunday, September 06, 2009 @ 1:51:16 PM

Just Ebay or Craig'slist yourself some proper ones, no? Don't go getting cheapies for top dollar from Activision-that's not right at all.

Sam would be sooo uset with you as well. Being a "dork" will cut you very little slack at all-just get the real ones;)

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NoMoreWar
Saturday, September 05, 2009 @ 1:59:51 AM
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Modern Warfare 2: Waste of time edition.

seriously, the only thing in that package thats worth anything is the game. i am unfazed by the price because i'm not interested in all the useless crap

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___________
Saturday, September 05, 2009 @ 2:42:05 AM
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nah it was quite obvious these things will sell out the hole.
its amazing what people are willing to pay for crap.
ive never spent more than 150 bucks for a game, never have and never will.
120 bucks is overpriced let alone 150, all video games should be a maximum of 80 bucks when translated from US dollars thats what we should be paying not 120.
why the US can get 2 games for the price were paying for 1 ill never know.

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Imagi
Saturday, September 05, 2009 @ 6:46:10 AM
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Their are some mugs out their in the gaming world, problem is these idiots justify the validity of publishers raising the retail price of games for the rest of us.

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Zorigo
Saturday, September 05, 2009 @ 10:12:45 AM
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i'll put it simply. my mate bought it, i was gonna slap him.
but my friends r considering it. the price is keeping us back. that and we're about to go into yr 11 and get coursework, and exams start, and we're all skint. except george, his dad sells cars. mmm.. cars

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Milonakis
Saturday, September 05, 2009 @ 11:30:14 AM
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for 150 bucks ill put one of those disk in a tin and give you a shitty set of goggles. Really, let me know if you can't find the collectors edition and I'll make you one.

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ceedot
Saturday, September 05, 2009 @ 12:11:44 PM
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lol we had and still do have more pre-orders for the prestige edition than the standard or hardened.

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www
Saturday, September 05, 2009 @ 12:14:40 PM
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"We're talking mostly about the PS3 version; apparently, Activision won't be producing as many of these special editions for PS3 owners; either that, or the PS3 people are just more willing to shell out the bucks. You decide for yourself."

Yes, the PS3 people are just willing to shell out the bucks because they never complained about the PS3's former price then. Or, they could be new Slim owners Or former 360 owners who migrated to the new Slim and want to take advantage of a FREE MW2 online play, maybe they just got sick and tired of paying for LIVE.

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Lairfan
Saturday, September 05, 2009 @ 4:00:38 PM
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$150? I'd pay that much for the U2 Special Edition if it was for sale, but not this tin-plated piece of crap.

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Blaiyan
Sunday, September 06, 2009 @ 5:59:51 AM
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This is why I like PS3 Fan(boy)s and not ps3 owners because after Activisions threats they at least will buy their games used if they must have it. It's annoying that ps3 owners are buying the game but they aren't me. My money will most likely go to ps3 exclusives like U2, ACIT and so on.

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CrazyIrishBoy
Sunday, September 06, 2009 @ 9:51:58 AM
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Raise your hand if you think anyone that orders the prestige edition is stupid. *Raises hand* *Starts to type with other hand again*

If you want night vision googles, go buy a pair! Waste of money. I could buy so many games for the price of it..

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