Ohhhh boy. Once again, the Aussies take it on the chin in the electronics wars. Not only do they get their gaming content vastly behind everyone else, and often edited to boot, but now Amazon’s just gone on record as saying that Australians will be paying fully forty percent more for their Kindle content than the United States.
Never mind that Amazon was literally JUST on record as saying that “there are no additional fees for international customers”, they’ve backpedaled like someone rewinding a Tour de France DVD.
But what’s the reason behind the change? Amazon was keeping pretty mum on that point–but one thing’s clear: this doesn’t bode well for Kindle sales in Australia, that’s for sure. And with a superabundance of new e-readers ready for market in the next couple months, Kindle’s loss is literally everyone else’s gain.