Lady Wu wrote:I find it... interesting that it's selling for a fraction of the cost of the Asian versions.
That's the market!
Lego™ costs a fortune in the United States. You can easily spend around $5 just to get some lego guy and an odd add-on (like a horse or some goofy prop). Larger units range from $30 to $100+. If you to go England, though (as of about six to eight years ago) Lego is a fraction of the price. I actually wanted to buy a whole bunch of it just to bring it back to the States! I guess it is because they aren’t as established in the market there. I also noticed that pewter figures were extremely cheap in England (another extremely expensive item in the States).
I think KOEI charges so much for RTK in Asia, in part, because they know they can get away with it. I wonder how the price of RTK compares to other video games, though? Is it more? Or do the poor Asians just have to pay a fortune for games? The $19.99 price-point in the US, though, is crazy-cool! That is usually the price of an old but popular game which still has a cult following.