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    • Not saying you shouldn't buy from there, if the opportunity is available to pay much less than your country's usual price, then go for it. I didn't want to buy Stardew Valley for half the price from the Mexican eShop (as one example), but everyone has different circumstances. There's three different situations here... Indie games that are between £5-£20, developed by a small team pouring their heart and soul in a project. There really shouldn't be a loophole where some markets Eshop is half the price of another, on a system that's region free. That's asking for people to abuse it, when more often than not the normal asking price for the game is very fair. Brand new Nintendo first party games are the same price as other AAA games, the difference is they don't sell at bargain basement prices a couple of months later. Fair enough, Nintendo software sales are absolutely insane and they hold their value. Ports of older Nintendo games selling for the same price as they did 6 years ago probably shouldn't be happening. I'm not entitled enough to say they should be £15 like some people, but a bit of a discount is called for. The reality is though they can charge full price because the majority of people will have never played them before, and their software is crazy high.  
    • I reckon an extension to Article 50 & a General Election is incoming.
    • I've played quite a few more games than I would have, if I wasn't able to find them cheaper somewhere. Not because I can't afford the games at "full price" (which is relative to the country you live in and thus not possible to refer to) but because at lower prices I'm more willing to take a risk. Denmark are among the most expensive countries to buy games in (look at savecoins.me - Denmark is always towards the bottom of the list). Norway is cheaper and I sometimes buy from there. It's not because I have tons of games on my iPad (I don't, I generally don't want to spend anything on apps on that device), it's simply because the games are unreasonably expensive and I'm not willing to risk wasting my money on something I don't know if I want to play.  More and better demos would be a way to take away the uncertainty but most of the interesting games don't get one, or it's very bad (mostly set in the beginning of game where things aren't really that fun).  Regarding bigger games like Nintendo's own, well, they are just priced too high and I want to save the money because I can and it's easy. Making it more cumbersome would make less people inclined to do so. I also buy stuff from Germany if it is less expensive. My Pro Controller is from Amazon Germany where it was 25 % cheaper. They delivered about two days later than a local retailer could. Why shouldn't I buy it from there? 
    • People are paying the cheapest possible price for eShop games because they can, it has nothing to do with games being more expensive than at retail which only applies to the major titles anyway. It's open for abuse, you only had to look at ResetEra thread about Stardew Valley and how tons of posts were suggesting buying it on the Mexican eShop for like $4 or something. It's a really bad precident to set, especially when the retail value of games is dropping so rapidly. Mobile gaming and free to play games like Fortnite are seeing to that.
    • Sorry but that is poor reasoning; people were doing this because the games were prohibitively expensive (costing more than physical copies in many cases). It wasn't about paying full whack, it was because the games were priced at more than full whack. As stated above, the eShop prices in these countries are now more expensive than the UK shop. Which makes no sense. And if Sony are doing it, doing so well as they are, at the very least we can say it mustn't have been hurting their bottom line too much or they'd have patched it back in the PS3 days.
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