- Activision, the local distributor of Capcom, has confirmed that Devil May Cry 4 will go on sale in Australia on February 7. The release will be simultaneous across PC (ââ‚¬˜Games for Windowsââ‚¬™), PS3, and Xbox 360.
While the release date has been perfectly coordinated, the same can not be said for the price. DMC4 will retail for $79.95 on PC, $99.95 on 360, and $109.95 on PS3 ââ‚¬" a full ten smackers more.
For Xbox 360 owners having trouble imagining how PS3 owners feel about this, take a look at the picture of Banjo Paterson on the $10 bill. The legendary poetââ‚¬™s morbid despair will be felt across the land as he is unfairly whisked from gamersââ‚¬™ wallets.
This news joins a disturbing trend. We already know that GTA will cost more on PS3; each new price disparity announcement suggests the problem is systemic.
But why is it so? One possibility is that Sony charges a higher licensing cost per unit sold than Microsoft. Another is that Blu-ray discs cost significantly more to manufacture than DVDs. Though as weââ‚¬™ve already established, most PS3 games donââ‚¬™t even need the formatââ‚¬™s additional storage space.
A telling example: Devil May Cry 4 itself. All the PS3 preview code Activision has sent us has been on DVD discs.
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