£42 vs £32 DLC

Call of Duty Black Ops II Playstation 3

£42 vs £32 DLC

I follow your Twitter accounts, because that is what the official Call of Duty site suggests I do

And im following a particular conversation that seems to suggest the ps3 gamers are paying £10 more for the season pass than our xbox equivalents are.

Please could someone of authority explain why this would be so and indeed if it is correct

Many thanks

Koeswik

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Re: £42 vs £32 DLC

in reply to Koeswik

Thank you someone who finally gets it.  But you won't get no response here bestt bet is to ask them on twitter.

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Re: £42 vs £32 DLC

in reply to Koeswik

I'd assume its something to do with this "Contract" they'll have with Microsoft, basically like the DLC deal they'll have thrown so much money at them.

Lastly, Sony can't do this because they don't have deep enough pockets as the big giant Microsoft.

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Re: £42 vs £32 DLC

in reply to Scotland-Rules

This, according to English law, is not allowed to happen

A price for a tin of beans is the price......you cannot inflate the price to....for example;  £1 more to a Chinese person

Which is what it appears Treyarch are doing to the ps3 community

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Re: £42 vs £32 DLC

in reply to Koeswik

I think there is something about international trading standards that might state otherwise as I think Trayarch are abiding by them, they do not need to abide by the laws of one country, since the product they are selling is international,

I would assure you that whatever they've done its legal because if it was illegal and they were caught they'd face major legal prosecutions and it would be bad rep for both companies.

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Re: £42 vs £32 DLC

in reply to Scotland-Rules

well, when you can replace the word Think,  with I Know, feel free to contribute more to this thread

But thank you for your input

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Re: £42 vs £32 DLC

in reply to Koeswik

Your logic is not quite correct I am afraid.

English law does suggest that you should not discriminate for the same product true, but it does not extend to price fixing (which is to say that different retailers can set their own price, so long as it is the same price for all).

That said, there can be no doubt that the product is sufficiently different between the platforms (in that each version must be tweaked for its own software language etc).

It woudl be beyond easy to simply justify the price difference based on the "additional" work needed for the PSN version over the Xbox version, but they dont need to.

To use your analagy, they are not charging different prices for the same product, they are charging different prices for different (albeit similar) products.  One price for Microsoft beans (say Tescos own), and one price for PSN version (say Heinz).  Whilst you may find this distasteful (to which I agree!), it is by no means against the law.

I hope this clarifies.

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Re: £42 vs £32 DLC

in reply to Jjcodex

thanks!

But dlc since Cod4 has never been more expensive on the PS3, im curious as to why this one is

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Re: £42 vs £32 DLC

in reply to Koeswik

Ok just found an article using google and it was a Black ops interview, but Treyarch said they don't set DLC prices.  So that leaves either Activison or PS3.  But I recall a while back that someone mentioned that ps3 set the price.

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Re: £42 vs £32 DLC

in reply to Koeswik

Just wondering. What was the price of previous DLC from either Developments Studios for you in the past Lance Corporal... In comparison with Xbox?

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