GTA V was initially released years ago, in the spring of 2013, as a full priced AAA game. This meant that anyone who wanted a piece of the crime-filled goodness needed to shell out the standard $60 either at a store (which in turn meant being stuck in a queue for hours) or through digital distribution (which meant being stuck in a download queue for hours).
Over the years, every now again the price of GTA V dipped lower and lower for the occasional special event, holiday or digital distribution sale (or didn’t). But it never took a dive below the ~$40-$45 range, making it one of the AAA games which has retained its value the most. We have seen, on multiple occasions, full priced $60 games go below $30 mere months after release, however GTA V has been staying in the upper echelons of the price hierarchy steady and strong for years.
Now, for the first time, GTA V has hit another price drop milestone, courtesy of Green Man Gaming. GMG is a digital distribution platform, which much like its competition, hosts frequent sales. Recently, they run a special discount event on all games developed and published by Rockstar Games. The list is quite long, ranging from the usual entries of the whole GTA franchise III onward, L.A. Noire, and Max Payne 3. However, some more obscure titles are also on offer, including in the previous Max Payne games, Bully, Midnight Club 2 and Manhunt, all going for dirt cheap. Time to stock up on retro masterpieces!
Alright, I’ll stop pulling your leg now. Yes, GTA V is indeed also discounted, and it is being sold for the lowest price yet. While still shy of most other discounts, you can now pick up Rockstar’s record-breaking blockbuster for $38.40 (what the hell is up with the 40 cents though?).
Do any of you know anyone who will be picking up GTA V through GMG?
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