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Dex
07-29-2008, 08:44 PM
http://kotaku.com/assets/images/kotaku/2008/07/rockbandfood.jpg
If this is true, it sucks balls.

So to buy the game and the hardware bundle (ie what you get in the $169 American bundle), you'll be paying AUD$400. That's USD$380.
Source (http://kotaku.com/5030323/we-hope-this-australian-rock-band-pricing-isnt-real-yet-fear-it-is).

The stupidest part is, this is RB1, which is apparently coming out in AUS a month after RB2 drops in the US. :mad: I guess the UK pricing wasn't THAT bad in comparison.

Anyone from the land down under have any opinion on this? Anyone still planning on getting it, despite the unreasonable price?

APX
07-30-2008, 02:10 AM
Oh man... a few of my aussie friends will be PISSED to the max when I tell them this... oh wait, lemme tell them now. xD

APX: Guess what
Sgt: ?
APX: "So to buy the game and the hardware bundle (ie what you get in the $169 American bundle), you'll be paying AUD$400. That's USD$380."
APX: for Rock Band.
Sgt: WHAT WHAT WHAT
Sgt: FUCK THAT


The aussies speak! BRING THE PRICE DOWN!!

Randomnutta
07-30-2008, 02:11 AM
Grrrr what a joke :mad:

SgtXDNX
07-30-2008, 02:18 AM
And I was actually excited about this game.....:(

Why is it we Aussie gamers always get shafted when it comes to release dates and prices?
Oh, and APX, thanks for the warning. There goes my pre-order. >_>

APX
07-30-2008, 02:20 AM
Welcome to hell Sgt. :P

And your welcome, now you can... buy another game? :)

SgtXDNX
07-30-2008, 02:25 AM
Guess I can use whatever money I was going to use for Rock Band on Resident Evil 5 and some other games. ^_^

Randomnutta
07-30-2008, 02:26 AM
Im still waiting on GHA im gonna be so pissed if they push back the release date!

SgtXDNX
07-30-2008, 02:31 AM
Well, we'll see in a week. Hopefully it won't be another Rock Band. -_-

Randomnutta
07-30-2008, 02:33 AM
On EBs website the price is set to $160 so i dont think it will be as bad.. I mean the GH3 bundle is still going for $150

SgtXDNX
07-30-2008, 02:36 AM
What!? My local EB charged me $160 for GH3 a few weeks ago.

Randomnutta
07-30-2008, 02:39 AM
Lol yeah they go up and down.. I bought mine for $120 a few months back least it was only $10

SgtXDNX
07-30-2008, 02:45 AM
True. But you do get some good deals from EB from time to time.

Randomnutta
07-30-2008, 02:50 AM
Yeah i agree i use to be mates with some of the guys and i got great discounts but now someone else took over managment and i dont so much well just my V.I.P card at 10%.. JB has some great deals at times too

xCOBRAx
07-30-2008, 10:32 AM
i have a question. do you guys play a PAL system or does AUS use its own encoding system. IF you guys use PAL, couldnt you then use some website (i dont know any european equivalents of gamestop.com) and just have them ship it to you? or how about ebay? i mean a pal system is a pal system right?

benbam87
07-30-2008, 10:48 AM
Yeah We use PAL same as Europe but the problem is getting it shipped over here it cost like $150. And also no downloadable songs which in all reality are the better songs

WiccanEveAU
07-31-2008, 01:08 AM
Yea we get shafted a lot here in Australia. I just imported it from uk and got the drums off ebay. Got tired of waiting.

Stufin135
07-31-2008, 01:42 AM
Yeah We use PAL same as Europe but the problem is getting it shipped over here it cost like $150. And also no downloadable songs which in all reality are the better songs
but surely the DLC from aus will work on an EU version so if you just wait till its released there and then download the songs from you XBLM and just play on the EU version (dont know if that actually works) and then if that dont create an EU account and buy from the Eu XBLM

Outbreaker XXXX
07-31-2008, 05:47 PM
Or you could do what i did, buy the game for a friend send it and they send you the money ive done it a few times and made down under a lil happier