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Indian PC gamers upset at Origin price increases
Posted: 06.07.2013 14:41 by Comments: 7
Gamers in India will be spending more rupees on their PC games off Origin, Electronic Arts' digital distribution service, though in EA's case, it's because of foreigners taking advantage of the low prices in the first price.

Games were normally 1000-1500 rupees ($16.50-25 USD), which made foreign gamers create bogus Indian accounts so they could take take advantage. To combat that, Battlefield 4 and Need for Speed: Rivals pre-orders are now 3500 rupees ($58).

This has put innocent Indian gamers in the crossfire, as they will now have to deal with more-than-doubled prices for new games. To protest, a new Twitter hashtag #EAPCIndia has appeared.

What's the solution here? Perhaps EA could give discounts to players who own India-based credit cards or have some legit proof of residency. It's a shame outsiders have made their gamer experience pricier.
Source: VG247
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Comments

By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Jul 06, 2013
danfreeman
Wow,25$ for a brand new title,makes me want to relocate :(
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Jul 06, 2013
JonahFalcon
Do you really want to live in India?
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Jul 06, 2013
danfreeman
...good point.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Jul 06, 2013
nocutius
Haha, owned :)

Though I'm sure it's as great of a country as any other to live in if you're rich enough.
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Jul 06, 2013
danfreeman
If you`re rich enough you can live in Antarctica if you so desire so that compliment doesn`t hold.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Jul 06, 2013
JonahFalcon
The point is if you have moderate wealth, you're rich in India.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Jul 09, 2013
FoolWolf
India is a place where a small percentage is so filthy rich and the majority is so poor it even makes USA differences look like child-splay...

Still, this happens all the time. Greenmangaming switched from $ to £ for us in Sweden - making that services go from around the cheapest to a more "meh" since others have the € and even a far few have $.
Money money money.