While Europeans are sadly used to paying more for games, we don't think they're quite as used to paying as much as Britons are being asked to fork out for Modern Warfare 2 when it hits this holiday season.

The standard version will be priced at £55 (USD$90), making it one of, if not the most expensive regular editions of a game on record. But that's just for the standard version.


The fancy "Prestige Edition" - which includes a working set of night vision goggles - is priced at £120. That's just over $195.

If that's not bad enough, it's expected that Modern Warfare 2's price jump is just the first of many the British market will see over the coming months, as a weaker pound and higher development costs drive wholesale prices skyward.

Sucks. But hey, it could be worse. You could be French. They've got it worse.