There are few things I have to point out. Firstly, the Icelandic economy took a pretty hard hit in the credit crunch. Iceland was the first country that defaulted in the collapse. The value of the crown has halved, so I guess you could say that a 12, 000 seems about right–but is it? If I were to compare this price to what I paid back in 2007, I would be spending roughly 200USD on one video game. That hardly seems right. However, with the value of the crown as it is today, 12, 000 crowns sits somewhere around 115USD. Now that I think about it, I feel like I was being completely ripped off back in 2007. The Icelandic crown was the 5th strongest currency in the world back in ’06 which means that games should not have cost anywhere near that much. I remember when I took a trip to the U.S. and picked up four fairly new games for the same amount of money I would have spent on one game in Iceland. You can imagine how pissed off I was once I returned to Iceland.