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New-Gen Ground Zeroes Gets a Price Cut


Konami have today announced that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will receive a pre-emptive price cut on new-gen consoles. After weeks of people complaining about how short it apparently is, many were doubting the value of a two hour, £40 game. Today that price has been reduced to an RRP of £30.

Not that that’s probably going to change very much of anything. Multiple retailers were already undercutting the £30 price point, specifically supermarkets ASDA and Tesco, with some people getting the PS4 and Xbox One version of the game for as little as £24. If anything, this new price cut will make that price a little closer to the norm, especially if you plan to pre-order this far in advance.

So, in other words, this is good PR. The price hasn’t changed that much, outside of the rather arbitrary RRP, and you’re still going to be paying close to £30 for a title that doesn’t have an awful lot of content to back up that price. Those on the fence will likely remain there, and even many die-hard Metal Gear fans will hesitate before pre-ordering.

The PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 version of Ground Zeroes will remain with an RRP of £19.99, while the digital new-gen edition will still be available at £29.99.


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