If you live in the South-East Asia region (Australia, New Zealand, etc) then you’re probably aware that computer games amongst basically everything else costs you an arm and a leg sometimes twice the price people in the US pay. Case in point is my recent purchase of Diablo III, I admire and respect Blizzard and the games that they make but I’m pretty pissed off after paying $79 for an online copy via the Blizzard store which is using 8gb of my internet bandwidth (bandwidth I have to pay for and yes, Australian internet is expensive), yet most of my friends bought a physical copy of Diablo III for $59 from Australia retailer Dick Smith Electronics. Oh, and another thing that added fuel to the fire thier website was full of advertisements. So, before I could even pay my $79 I had to close out about 10 different pop-ups, everything from a movie trailer to an article about the 10 best soundbars! Now they have not only got my money but they robbed my time too!
How is this possible? The screen-shots speak for themselves. I would love to hear a response from Blizzard in regards to why the SEA price is so high.