Until yesterday, a physical copy of Battlefield 1 would have set you back by Rs. 5,199 on the PS4 and Xbox One. This made it the most expensive standard edition game at retail in India. Not any more.
Amazon India – which is publisher EA’s exclusive partner in the country, has dropped the price of the game to Rs. 4,299 for the PS4 and Xbox One (EA stopped bringing in PC games on disc since 2014). In the past EA was known to price its games on par with first-party titles from Sony and Microsoft and this seems to have prevailed. The reason for the high price at the time, Gadgets 360 understands, was to match what you could expect to pay for a game in the UK or Europe what with a quick check on Amazon’s UK website confirming this parity once you account for taxes and duties. However this was not the case with FIFA 17 which sports a Rs. 3,999 price tag.
It also can’t be ruled out that this price drop could be a reaction to Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare being Rs. 4,499 for consoles and Rs. 3,499 for PC or to capitalise on the Battlefield 1 open beta that’s going on right now.
Comparatively, Battlefield 1 will cost you a lot less digitally. It’s Rs. 3,500 for the Standard Edition on the Xbox One while the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition will cost you Rs. 4,240. And if you’re on the PS4, the Standard Edition is Rs. 3,375 while the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition is for Rs. 3,999. Both PS4 versions come with a theme that can be obtained when downloading the game.
If you’re looking to play Battlefield 1 on PC, you’ll have to shell out at least Rs. 3,499 for the game and it’s available digitally only. Pre-ordering nets you access to the Hellfighter pack, containing themed items inspired by the Harlem Hellfighter infantry regiment. It also includes seven days early access to a free multiplayer map released later in 2016. There’s the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition which costs Rs. 4,999. It comes with early access, allowing you to play three days prior to release. In addition to this are weapons and items inspired by Lawrence of Arabia, the Red Baron, as well as five Battlepacks which grant you access to guns, gear, and weapon upgrades.
Inspite of EA’s marketing tie-up with Microsoft, it’s notable that the game is still the cheapest on the PS4 unless you prefer it on PC, then you could buy it via EA Origin for Mexico which is known to have the cheapest price. Though this may change, what with EA revoking payment options that used to work via this loophole.