File this one under N for Never Happening. Gamestop.com has updated their list of Wii-U games and made every big E3 announcement available for preorder starting today. The only catch? The preorder prices are nearly double what they should be.
oh wow i hope the next generation game dont cost that much...
If Cod does it it will be standard.. It's up to the console crowd to see where this will go again. http://www.joystiq.com/2005... But I doubt they will be $100. But I wouldn't be surprise if Black ops 3 or 4 is $70.
I will never pay $100 for a game. You imagine how many people pirate games at $60... that number would significantly increase.
The Wii U games are listed at $59.99 on Amazon for preorder. GameStop must just be using the price as a placeholder until official confirmation. http://www.amazon.com/Ninja...
No one's gonna buy games at $100. I can even see a lot of people not buying $70 games. And they would completely kill off the small bit of what's left of Australian gamers. They are already paying about 116 US dollars per game...
Wow. That's too much for next gen games. If this is the case then many a current gen gamer will remain just that, a current gen gamer. Let's hope that their just price gouging.
the gaming industry would collapse if games were $99
Games are already costing over $100. The initial game is $65. The "complete" game is or over $100. Its already here. Just in a different price structure to fool gamers. Thanks for nothing DLC.
@that_whore The thing about the "price structure" you mention is that you don't have ti buy the extra content. As much as you might not like it you don't have to buy it. The problem with the $100 price structure is you do have to shell that out from the get go, unless of course you wait for a sale.
$100 is just a ridiculous price when PC games are most of the time not even as expensive as console games.
save up for 3 games and might as well buy a 360 or PS3. 100 dollars they are out of there mind. if the next gen games are going to cost that much i guess i will switching to PC games. Besides next gen game and consoles end up dropping in price after a year anyway and its going to take a year for any good games to come out on it anyway.
The problem is PC games that cross platform with next gen consoles will cost the same. It used PC version was $10 less, but not anymore for a long time. It's the cost of making "next gen" quality like graphics, not "PC". When that happens PC gamers will understand the meaning of more graphics to take advantage of the hardware. Right now they keep thinking more graphics to run on high end PC hardware doesn't cost anymore.
Probably, but I'll just stop buying games day 1. Prices usually drop quickly after a month. If they are this high the price will almost certainly drop immediately, because people arent going to pay that much for a game.
"You can see the slightly inflated prices below, and also a link to the Wii-U store front so you can lock in your overly expensive preorders right now!" SLIGHTLY inflated? I'd hate to see this guy's definition of greatly inflated then.
It was actually more of a sarcastic slighly I threw in. But greatly inflated would be when gamestop put the Vita up for preorder with an estimated price of $1000 last year. That was just overkill.
Did Nintendo go back to cartridges?
On the upside, no loading times ;D
Hope this ain't the final price
I wouldn't pay more than 50 bucks for a Wii U game, but then again I very rarely buy a game at launch.
If Nintendo starts charging $100 for WiiU games, I'll be convinced that they are purposely trying to kill their brand.
What about $69, $79, and $89? We're just gonna jump right to $99.99?
These are placeholder skus.. GS has had systems for 9000$ before just so they could take reserves on them before the actual price got announced.. I mean COD black ops 2 was called eclipse the first day for reserves. it won't be more than 60$ is my guess.
Creating games with high-end graphics WOULD cost a lot. How are the graphics on the Wii-U? Can they compare to a PSP? Are they better?
Gamestop smoking that Nintendope for sure... $99? Please it ain't that serious and its not like those games looked jaw dropping next gen looking....
I have to say that most of the games that Nintendo showed, I wouldn't pay more than 40-50$ for. Most of the games look like they could be $10-20 e-shop games actually...
Once nintendo realizes that they won’t have a lot of people buying the games or console they will have to lower the price just like they did with 3DS.
Yeeeeeaaaahhhh, good luck with that, Gamestop.
GAMESTOP are dead either way. That reminds me, what are Nintendo doing about announcing digital delivery of ALL Wii U games? They said a few months back that the WII U would offer every game as a digital download.
I think gamestop is playing a joke on us
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