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#1 11 years ago

Why is it that videogames and consoles are cheap in USA,really cheap in Asia and expensive in Europe,I mean its not fair,could someone explain it to me?:confused:




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#2 11 years ago

Simple answer? Currency exchange rates.

£1 is currently worth about $2, for example.


I don't know how, and I don't know why, but this is totally Sheep's fault.



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#3 11 years ago

yeah, the same answer with Kouen. in Turkey £1 is 1.7 YTL and $2 is 1.2 YTL


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#4 11 years ago
Kouen;4013753Simple answer? Currency exchange rates. £1 is currently worth about $2, for example.

No in England games are 40 pounds,in america they are 20 to 40 dollars. In Ireland games cost 50 - 60 euro.




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#5 11 years ago

one word ---- Tax ---- But exchange rates do have a bearing on it. This is why import companies are popular atm. a 40 dollar game in the usa will cost you 20 pounds shipping (around 10 dollars) But when the dollar gets stronger then that same game will cost more.




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#6 11 years ago

[COLOR="Green"]$1[/COLOR] = [COLOR="Blue"]£0.50[/COLOR] = [COLOR="DarkRed"]€0.69[/COLOR]

[COLOR="Blue"]£1[/COLOR] = [COLOR="Green"]$2.09[/COLOR] = [COLOR="DarkRed"]€1.44[/COLOR]

[COLOR="DarkRed"]€1[/COLOR] = [COLOR="Blue"]£0.70[/COLOR] = [COLOR="Green"]$1.45[/COLOR]

Of course, those aren't exact numbers. I rounded them off to two decimal places, but it still illustrates the point.


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#7 11 years ago

Uhhhh.....Kouen,Goody10 just explained it there,its because of tax(Damn the government!)so there was no need to post that. Ok problem solved you can close this topic now if you want!




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#8 11 years ago
Lionman363;4013743Why is it that videogames and consoles are cheap in USA,really cheap in Asia and expensive in Europe,I mean its not fair,could someone explain it to me?:confused:

Yeah, we are disadvanteged and this is not only for videogames, hardware also




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#9 11 years ago
arcadeplayer987;4014286Yeah, we are disadvanteged and this is not only for videogames, hardware also

For the last time,the question has been answered.:moon: