Aussies pay more for Grand Theft Auto III on PSN

Australian gamers who want to play a little Grand Theft Auto III have been slugged with a 66% price hike, as Rockstar Games launches the title onto PlayStation Network.

Grand Theft Auto III

Grand Theft Auto III

After some lengthy delays, the 2001 game is now available in most parts of the world, for US$9.99, £7.99 in the UK and €9.99 in Europe. In Australia, it's AU$15.95 and New Zealand has a pricetag of NZ$18.90.

Conversion rates at time of writing show that the UK and European territories are both paying around US$12.90. The Australian price, on the other hand, converts to US$16.65 for exactly the same game (New Zealand fans are paying US$15.73).

Considered one of the most influential video games of all time, Grand Theft Auto III was launched in 2001 to critical and commercial success. Its innovative open-world gameplay, action-packed storyline and stunning soundtrack make it just as good today as it was a decade ago - but is it worth forking over extra cash just because of your geographical location?

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