MGS 5: Ground Zeroes SA price cut conundrum

Konami Digital Entertainment has announced a South African retail price adjustment for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with both versions now costing R399.00, down from R499.00.

This means the PS4/Xbox One physical retail price now matches the physical retail price of the PS3/Xbox 360 version.

Konami’s local representation Ster Kinekor, was unable to confirm pricing for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One digital versions.

Previously, Ster Kinekor announced an Xbox 360 and PS3 digital download price of R299, and PlayStation 4 and Xbox One digital download price of R399 – MGS 5: Ground Zeroes SA price, exclusive content revealed.

If the simultaneously announced international prices are anything to go by, this pricing structure should carry over to our local release.

  • PlayStation 4 and Xbox One retail copies: £29.99/€29.99/$29.99
  • PlayStation 4 and Xbox One digital downloads: £29.99/€29.99/$29.99
  • Xbox 360 and PS3 retail copies: £29.99/€29.99/$29.99
  • Xbox 360 and PS3 digital download copies: £19.99/€19.99/$19.99.

So, to recap the new South African Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes prices:

  • PlayStation 4 and Xbox One retail copies: R399 (confirmed)
  • PlayStation 4 and Xbox One digital downloads: R399 (speculated, unconfirmed)
  • Xbox 360 and PS3 retail copies: R399 (confirmed)
  • Xbox 360 and PS3 digital download copies: R299 (speculated, unconfirmed)

About Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is scheduled to be released in March 2014, and acts as a prequel to events in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The game introduces a new open-world environment to the series, along with time of day, a variety of weather conditions, AI advances, and the customary Hideo Kojima weave of story-telling.

PlayStation platforms will receive the Deja Vu mission in which players take of the guise of classic snake, a pixellated recreation of Solid Snake from the original Metal Gear Solid game.

Xbox platforms will receive the Jamais Vu mission, in which the Metal Gear Rising version of Raiden is playable.

As reported by Game Informer (via Kotaku) Hideo Kojima and Konami’s Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes prequel is a mere 2 hours long (not including side missions and console exclusive content, which brings the game to around 4 hours long).

Do you think this is a fair asking price for a prequel to Metal Gear Solid V? Let us know in the comments.

12 Minute Ground Zeroes demo

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