Naughty Dog’s upcoming survival action game The Last of Us will be priced at Rs 2,699 in India, a drop from the usual Rs 2,999 price point for triple-A first party games.
News of the price drop comes from retailer Game4u, and is probably the result of the game being locally manufactured in India, with import and customs duties no longer driving up the price.
Sony had revealed to MCV last month that it had commenced local manufacturing of PS3 games, starting with the Essentials range. Sony had said then that The Last of Us would be the first new release to be locally replicated.
Sony had earlier maintained the Rs 2,499 price point for its first-party PS3 games, and there were expectations of prices once again dropping to Rs 2,499 with games being locally manufactured.
Import and customs duties coupled with currency exchange rates have for long been blamed for high console prices in India, and with games no longer being imported, a more substantial had initially seemed possible.
We’ve contacted Sony for confirmation of the new price and for comment on whether Rs 2,699 will be the new price point for all new PS3 releases.
Update: Sony has confirmed the Rs 2,699 price for The Last of Us, and added that prices of future release will be decided based on currency exchange rates.
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