Konami Cuts The Price On Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

Konami Cuts the Price on Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

Folks were complaining about how much it was going to cost to play the first chunk of Snake's next adventure, which seems pretty short. Now it's going to be a bit cheaper, taking some of the cost off the versions for the new, current-gen consoles. From the press release:

KONAMI has also announced that it will offer both physical and digital versions of METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, for an SRP of $US29.99. Bringing pricing in-line with the "current generation" price, KONAMI aims to provide as many people as possible an opportunity to experience Kojima Productions' FOX Engine and the first instalment in the two-part METAL GEAR SOLID V experience. METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft will remain at the SRP of $US29.99 for retail and via download for SRP $US19.99.

Previously, prices for the current-gen versions were $US30 digital and $US40 physical. The different-prices-for-different-platforms structure for Ground Zeroes has been a controversy ever since it was announced, with many decrying the playable prequel to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain as a demo that players would have to pay for. the varying costs became even more controversial when it became public that Ground Zeroes' playtime can be under two hours, depending on how you play.

Today's release also gave details about an iOS companion app and DLC for Ground Zeroes. The iDroid app will let players call up maps, call in air support or listen to recordings found around the base that Snake infiltrates. And here's how Konami describes the DLC connections that will link coming to Ground Zeroes to The Phantom Pain:


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    EB Games has it currently priced at around $70. Should we anticipate a price drop, or will they remain consistently high in Australia?

      Silly question. This is Australia. If anything i would expect some sort of price hike.

        Some German dude has predicted that our dollar will drop to 66c US. I know everyone predicts a lot of stuff, but I have a feeling it'll certainly drop a bit. Which will keep game prices up or push them even more.

        Like the time we had $118 for new releases at EB.

      Big W lists the 360 version for $48 and the Xbone version for $68. Frankly Konami is taking the piss - I will not pay over $20 for a bite sized demo.

      I've already been stirring EB Australia up about it on twitter last week,
      they say it's a place holder price..... We'll see i guess

        Yeah I might ask my local EB on what's happening. They're good with customer service.

        As for the size of the game... Well let's hope it's a matter of quality over quantity. Hard to say whether it's worth it until clocking it.

    www.ozgameshop.com has always been pretty good with new releases, I would recommend this as a first port-of-call. STRAYA

      They've actually become pretty poor recently. I've been consistently finding places that are cheaper. e.g. at the moment you can get 15% off already cheap prices at videoezy.com.au . Donkey Kong is on its way for $44!

        I just discovered Video Ezy - what's the shipping like?

          Last time it took a few days to dispatch, then a couple of weeks to arrive. No worse than my experience with ozgameshop. I'm in no rush.

    It's a demo, demo's are free last time I checked.

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