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 8 GB 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 Australian retailer Dick Smith Electronics.
How is this possible? The screenshots speak for themselves. I would love to hear a response from Blizzard in regards to why the SEA price is so high.