Idiot columnist says gamers shouldn't pre-order the WiiU because its games cost $60...
well hopefully that doesnt mean ps4 games will cost $69.99 or $79.99, thats gonna be too much.
I can't see the games going up to $79.99. That's way too much. Just think of that price mark as a coffin for consoles. I don't think half as many people would pay $80, as they would $60. I mean, I would only be able to buy like one damn game every month. That sucks.
ONLY one game a month? You say that like it's a bad thing. Stats show that most console gamers only buy three games at launch per year. COD, Madden, and some other shooter.
@LOGICWINS I'm used to buying a couple games a month sometimes, and I may be in the upper end of the purchase amounts. Lol, but I wouldn't spend $160 - $240 a month on games.
Yeah, I don't see how the industry would justify a $70-$80 standard for PS4/720 games (Sony especially, considering how value conscious they are), unless gamers were guaranteed every future piece of DLC that would be released for the game.
sofresh, I'm disagreeing with you because you're richer than me, and I only get like 2-3 new games a year. So go away mean rich man. Kidding (didn't really give you a disagree lol) but still... Crazy rich people with their crazy cars and their crazy giant house cats and what not...
Can I have your job?
He's not rich, he just has different priorities than you ^^^ That being, play videogames day in and day out, and spend all your money on them.
I agree with one him a little bit. I hate paying $60 for games. I never got used to it not ever! If you remember the only reason why games where $50 back in the 80"s and 90"s was because you got to play "arcade" games at home and did not need to use quarters. The price made sense because people like me dropped over $200 on arcades like street fighter. Today the reason for the high price is TEH games cost billions to make!!, but some big budget games suck are end nearly as fast as a movie. Would you pay $60 to watch a movie? Now games like Fallout and zelda are well worth the money because the massive amount of greatness is worth it. I'm talking about junk like Spider man. GTFO or charge $15
@Gaming101 Haha you're right. All I do is make music for rappers.. Lol, and then with the royalty checks I spend it on games. I'm not RICH, but I get by. :)
If you remember gaming during the 90s, there were games that cost up to $80, and people bought them anyway. Here are a few expensive games from the 90s: http://www.1up.com/news/90s... Look at SF2's price. With today's inflation added, paying $74.99 back in the 90s was like paying $121 today. The cost of developing a game in the 90s are no where near today's cost, yet these developers/publishers got away with it anyway.
There was a time I couldn't see a home console being over $400. Sony said otherwise. Games are no different. Heck if you buy DLC for certain games and add up the cost you are already paying over $79.99
I agree with NeoGeo 100%! Well said!
I think the Vita has more than one game released per month, but it has no games...
I know I would be waiting till prices dropped to buy a game as oppose to right away.
I buy 1 game a month...sometimes even once every 2 months...
At that price I would only buy 4 full price games a year and wait for deals on all the others.
@WiiUDaily - It's not cool calling out a rival games journalist, makes you look unprofessional. He's entitled to his opinion, so it's not good to defame him, just because you don't agree. You could have gone about this is a better way, rather than calling him out directly and calling him an idiot.
you say that by the iphone 5 32gb and 64gb have a starting price of £66 a month here in the uk so I've no idea what they have in the usa but it must be similar- and £46 for the 16gb which I reckon would easilly be filled up so a video game for 80 quid suddenly doesn't sound so unreasonable; as long as the increase in quality/content is worth the extra money...
Yeah but what if developers took the time to pack each game with insane amonut of content for free. Something like Halo but with triple the content. That would justify the $79.99.
Nes games cost $45-$70 depending on the title and people bought it back then. The games now are way better so im sure people will buy it. They will just be pickier on which games they buy or buy used games more.
I remember buying Double Dragon 2 with my birthday money and it ended up costing me $74 after tax. Not that I want to spend that type of money again, but that's what some games cost back then and people paid it.
People couldnt believe it when the price of PS3 and Xbox 360 games were €60+ when the concoles came came out first after the PS2 and Xbox games were around €40 each. I know I will get disagrees but I can see the next Xbox and PS4 games being more expensive because they will be more expensive to develop.
i already pay my 360/ps3/pc games 70$(well, its 59$ but with the taxes it end up being 69$) anyway i wont get the wiiu until 6-7months after the release, the wii had barely a couples games even after 6 years. ....so i will let nintendo pull their head out of their own ass for a while and see if it worth it after a couples months.
nobody ever said this was a cheap hobby.
Well last year i bought Saints Row the Third: £40 (XBOX 360) Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: £40 (XBOX 360) Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception: £40 (PS3) Battlefield 3: £40 (XBOX 360) Batman: Arkham City Collectors: £65(XBOX 360) Rage: £40 (XBOX 360) Gears of War 3 Epic Edition: £100 (XBOX 360) L.A Noire: £40 (XBOX 360) Portal 2: £40 (XBOX 360) Mortal Kombat: £40 (XBOX 360) Dead Space 2: £40 (XBOX 360) Assassins Creed: Revelations: £40 (XBOX 360) BulletStorm : £50 (XBOX 360) Dragon Age 2: £40 (XBOX 360) F3AR: £40 (XBOX 360) Crysis 2: £40 (XBOX 360) Killzone 3: £40 (PS3) Infamous 2 : £40 (PS3) Dues Ex: Human Revolution: £40 (XBOX 360) Dead Island: £40 (XBOX 360) Fifa 12: £40 (XBOX 360) Forza 4: £40 (XBOX 360) Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary: £35 (XBOX 360) So i spent £1010 On Retail releases ALONE + Around £200 worth of downloadable Content AND a 250gb Xbox 360s which i think was £245 So overall i spent £1455 just on entertainment.
Games in Australia range from $69-$110. Meaning some months you spend hundreds of dollars worth. Some people love to use the OzGameShop though as it is cheaper.
Nintendo fans are way too sensitive
Not just nintendo fans. N4G is full of oversensitive fans. To prove my point watch how many disagrees I will get for this comment
LMAO That backfired on me
Why is this worthy news. Doesn't the "N" in N4G mean news? Millions of idiots give stupid comments. Why is this one so special?
Lol I just read his article and I agree with him on a lot of things. 95% of the hardcore titles for Wii U are ported versions of games already on PS360 or coming before Wii U launches. Yeah they'll run a bit better and have most of the DLC on disk but we've all seen screens of the Wii U versions and they DON'T look much better. Then his price point is bang on. Why should these ported games cost the same on Wii U as they did when they launched on PS360. Star Ocean 4 and Bioshock both cost 10 euros cheaper when they launched on PS3 and they looked a bit better than the 360 version too. So why should ported Wii U games be any different?
I get all games rented from lovefilm for all my platforms. Dnt need to worry bout cost since only £10 per month I save alot and play all games all year.
Why would 720/PS4 games cost more than Wii U games?
Wait... so this guy believes an HD console should not be purchased because the games are $10 more expensive? Where the hell has he been for the past generation exactly?
I bet this guy pays $150 for the CoD Hardened editions for its state of the art graphics lol.
Oh-ho-ho Michael Pachter has some competition :P
Pachter actually makes money for what he spews. All this kid gained was humiliation.
He supposedly works for CNET and the LA Times, and is hired specifically for making sensationalist Nintendo headlines.
I think prices of games should be determined by the length,budget and quality of the game. Games like vanquish with 4 hours campaigns should never cost more then 40$ while games like uncharted 2 and Gears 2 deserve to have that 60$ price tag.
That's how it should be but the problem is who determine the value of the game? some developers put a lot of hardwork on some short titles and others simply are full of themselves and way overvalue their game.
but if gears 2 would be 60 bucks then what would skyrim cost ? 200?
Gears has MP. It could rival an RPG on time value as can many games with MP could. Also let's not forget the issues skyrims having : /
Wouldn't that make good games expensive and bad games cheap? That sucks. And who would judge quality? And should really budget be a factor? Doesn't that reward or mitigate wasting money? And what about online play? What does that count for in terms of length? These are but a few of the many brain twisters you have to solve, before we scrap supply and demand.
Vanquish is not a 4 hour game and it is worth $60.
media storage too.. Uncharted is using blu-ray and Gears 2 on DVD. DVD is dirt cheap...
I can see AC3 & all the other newer games but what i dont see is how nintendo land or mario bros u justifies a $60 price tag.. LBP on vita has deeper mechanics & btr graphics for $40..
Vita is a handheld and handheld games are on average less than console games.
maybe but vita games can be up to $50 & handheld games are becoming just as expensive to develop for as consoles.. My point is the effort & creativity is what u pay for.. They couldve charged $40 for mario bros & nintendo land shouldve been free.. I bet it took no longer than a yr n some change to make both
Several NL games have full "lengthy" campaigns in single and multiplayer. It is a full featured game, though wether it is "$60" worth will have to wait for reviews with deeper detail. And nsmbU wouldn't be considered unworthy of full price by anyone... if nsmb2 and sm3dl hadn't just come out. That's just a matter if perception and situation...
LMAO! "handheld games are becoming just as expensive to develop for as consoles" 1.8 million to make RE Revelations, approximately $60 million for RE:6. If you think that this is anywhere near console prices then go back to school, and stop trying to justify why Sony charges you so much for a handheld title!
um developing for the ancient 3ds woul be cheaper as its parts arent all that new and all in all just like the original ds plus the 3d aspect..,.
I have no idea why Nintendo charges 60 bucks for Mario Bros Wii U... It costs 10 million at most. While PS3/X360 games on average costs 20-30 millions to make.
One of the 3D Marios, I think $60 is justified. One of the 2D Marios... maybe. Nintendo land? No. Just no. I know it'll provide a lot of gameplay hours, but a $60 game it is not.
Seeing as Uncharted: Golden Abyss uses Havok Physics and Havok Animation, helping Sony's Bend Studio reach higher levels of fidelity and interactivity for the PS Vita system and RE:Revelations uses an advanced version of the MT Framework, an exclusive seventh generation game engine built to be used with "all of the Capcom next-generation games" on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 (and later on the Wii and the Nintendo 3DS); it's easy to think that both of these titles would cost an arm and a leg to develop. Sadly this isn't the case, as both of these engines were already made and easily optimized to take advantage of both pieces of hardware. Thus making it possible for both titles to be developed in little than under a year, delivering both console level experiences. Development cost for both are a mere fraction of what it would cost in making a console title. Both titles could've cost $20 at most, but opted to use 4gig cards, which bumped up cost and the msrp. That is why they're expensive, not really due to development cost alone! "um developing for the ancient 3ds woul be cheaper as its parts arent all that new and all in all just like the original ds plus the 3d aspect..,." Keep dreaming! Revelations was a magnificent game and did a great job showcasing what is possible on the 3DS! But if you feel that Uncharted cost anymore to develop for, and that it was worth the $49.99 price tag anymore than Revelations $39.99, simply due to development cost, then your highly misinformed... I love how Sony fans bash Nintendo, knowing damn well that more than half of them own some piece of current Nintendo hardware.
I just can't break the association of Nintendo products and kids. If a gamer could only choose one console (720, 4, U) I doubt anyone in the right mind would pick the wii U.
I would pick the wiiu... Anyone who associates games with maturity isn't really that mature themselves...
Some people don't want censored games, being told not to curse, and majority of the games kids friendly (easy and casual).
@killerhog, tell that to games like Mario and Zelda. Very kid friendly, but I'd bet my life on it that most fans of them are in their 30's at least. Just goes to show that mature gamers really don't give a crap whether their games have cussing or gore. They just want a Fun* game.
Exactly. People forget that Nintendo allowed games like House Of The Dead: Overkill on the Wii - even though it was violent, had a disgusting ending (no spoilers here) and had the most swearing in any game ever at the time of release.
Alright lets be honest here, the reason most Zelda fans are in their 30s isn't because they're just "fun" games. It's all a matter of reliving childhood nostalgia. If Skyward Sword was a new IP from last year it'd have a different demographic of players. Not a dig on the series at all though, great games...just...I mean, come on...we're not fooling anybody here
Or almost in their 30's. ;) By the way. regarding Zelda games being kid friendly, I think that only really applies to content, because I've tried to get kids to play Zelda games, and they often find them too difficult.
Not maturity I am talking about because I still enjoy the classic Donkey Kong games as well as Mario games. I am simply speaking about an association to prevalence in a certain age group.
I would pick the WiiU over both just like I picked the Wii over both the360 and PS3. <I just can't break the association of Nintendo products and kids.> Just like I can't break the association of Sony/Microsoft consoles and insecure "gamers".
I would just die if I missed out on Bioshock, or RDR, of GTA4/5.... I could go on. There's only a handful of decent games on the wii I'm missing. I just can't comprehend what you said really.
Nothin wrong with buying a wii and all but your missing out on sooooo many good games and exclusives. Like dude above me said, wii only has so many good games. Zelda being there powerhouse.
@jessupj You're absolutely right. However, for Wii only owners there are a lot of games that players have played, that they too could "just die." @Neotribe It's true that a Wii only owner would miss out on a lot of multi plats, and many will argue against this slews of PS3 exclusives(the reason I also own PS3), but when it comes to exclusives, Nintendo really has most. I could name a lot, but I hate when people do that, so I'll only name Red Steel 2, and Fragile Dreams. Amazing games. No matter what system one has, there are a lot of good games. However with the Wii, I think someone has access to an extremely diverse library. In fact I almost have as many games as my PS3/360 games combined.
I don`t know about that. I mean I love my titles with PS and Xbox but the thought of missing out on a New Super Smash (even though not announced we know it`s coming) with the possibility of good online multiplayer makes me die a little on the inside. But I guess it is up to you to decide if I am in my right mind or not...
He's probably not old enough to remember the 8 and 16-bit eras when video games costed anywhere between $50 and $75. That would be $62.50 in average price. Boycott the WiiU because its games will cost $60? LOL. I wonder if he'll be saying the same thing when games for the next Sony/Microsoft console might cost him $70-80.