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How much would you pay to play Angry Birds on your console? Because this is how much Activision will be charging...

So how much would you pay to play Angry Birds on your console? What would you consider to be a reasonable price? Because for the recently revealed Angry Birds Trilogy, publisher Activision has slapped on an RRP of $39.99 for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions, and $29.99 for 3DS. Which - to use the correct avian vernacular - seems very plucking expensive. Very plucking expensive indeed.

Above: All this could be yours for $40

For your money you get the following - Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio. They come in 'stunning HD', have 'totally new controls built for a living room' and use the underwhelming arm-flapping technologies of Kinect and Move. The 3DS version has optional stereoscopic three-dimensions for your eyes and StreetPass functions for the outwardly mobile. The press release also promises 'More information on new content, features and come!' Pretty sure some words are missing there.

But even with the additional trimmings, the $40 and $30 price tags seem drastically over-priced. Especially when you consider all three games can be purchased for your iOS device for the poultry sum of $6. Which is much cheeper.

Perhaps when the game comes out in time for Christmas, Angry Bird loyalists (which I am not) will happily pay the asking price without getting their feathers in a ruffle. Personally, I think the Angry Birds Trilogy can go take a flying f... [oh, what's this? $5 for Portal 2 in the Steam Summer Sale. Don't mind if I do].

Source: USA Today

43 comments

  • into the sound - August 1, 2012 5:31 a.m.

    HA! No.
  • Jessmn2 - July 16, 2012 3:42 p.m.

    Before I say anything, let me just say how much I hate this series. They are profiting on something that Armor Games have been pumping out for years for free. Now, this is just not a game that can hit consoles. It's just not a thing. In fact, it's hardly a game. In fact....fuck all of this, i'm out.
  • ObliqueZombie - July 15, 2012 2:50 p.m.

    Nice reference to Portal 2 there, Cundy. I definitely cashed in on it when it was the measly $5. Also, this if the stupidest fucking thing I've ever heard of.
  • talleyXIV - July 13, 2012 8:19 p.m.

    They don't even throw in Angry Birds Space? Classy. What a stupid trend, the games are really not addicting in the least bit.
  • abetterplayer - July 13, 2012 3:08 p.m.

    tbh buying them at retail stores for PC is nearly just as bad all of them cost £10 plus £20 for AB-Space its fucking rediculous ... angry birds is like the wii you play it for a week then never touch it again
  • zombi3grim - July 13, 2012 2:53 p.m.

    Achievments. That is all.
  • MrRaVeN420247 - July 14, 2012 6:44 a.m.

    I guess you are brain dead...
  • bash street kid - July 13, 2012 2:30 p.m.

    It's worth a try I suppose, the game has got such strong brand recognition they might just pull it off for Crimbo. Saying that I hope it sinks like a sack of lead s**t. Ridiculous pricing.
  • maxxmurdaa - July 13, 2012 1:51 p.m.

    Ok am i the only one that bought angry birds on the ps3 for 2 dollars?
  • tehtimeisnow - July 13, 2012 1:26 p.m.

    and its werth every penny cuz the games is amazeing and agngry birds is probelly one of the best things to happan to gameing and defiently the best game of this genreation i is already own this on iphone and iapd and ipad touch but i think i is will by it agian so i can get the amazeing experaience of it with kineckt
  • ParagonT - July 14, 2012 7:11 a.m.

    Haha.
  • linorn - July 13, 2012 1:21 p.m.

    Oh Cundy, if only you'd known about ornithological jizz before writing this article.
  • Darkhawk - July 13, 2012 12:40 p.m.

    No surprise here. Aimed at stupid parents and grandparents who go "hey i've heard of angry birds" and then just buy it.
  • LEGOMatrix - July 13, 2012 12:13 p.m.

    No level editor? Weak!
  • heyitsmarcus - July 13, 2012 12:11 p.m.

    Didn't the makers of this game pretty much make this game and claim it was the future? That instant quick gaming (a la phone) for small amounts of cash would kill console gaming..and now took that same game, kill the instant portable gaming, and small cost, and put it on consoles..
  • PanicJester - July 13, 2012 11:37 a.m.

    They should of just put it on XBLA and PSN for like 10 bucks. I liked the other AB games but for 40 bucks? Hell No.
  • Cyberhero18 - July 13, 2012 11:35 a.m.

    I'd so love for this to bomb like it deserves to but it won't because casual gamers are some of the biggest idiots out there.
  • heyitsmarcus - July 13, 2012 12:04 p.m.

    Biggest idiots? They'll usually buy a game maybe three times a year, get their money's worth, and be satisfied with their purchase. Usually will not be full price. Those kids who pester their parents though..
  • ThatGamerDude - July 13, 2012 11:27 a.m.

    This is one of those situations where the heads of Activision had too much acid and thought Angry Birds was a "real video game" and decided it would be easy for them to sell millions of copies by sticking three of the games together and update it to HD and add unwanted controls and end it with a bang by overpricing it because the marketing director committed suicide after Bobby Kotick took all his money and used it as toilet paper. As you may have guessed by now, this isn't the best thing Activision could do. Hell, sticking all Call of Duty games between Cod4 and MW3 in one package, sell it for $60 and call it a day.
  • SGTCOOL - July 13, 2012 10:23 a.m.

    I downloaded Angry Birds for free on my android. It wasn't even worth that price. Great Job!

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