Are Game Consoles Still Worth Premium Money?

TheSmokingSection: Now that smartphones have firmly become implanted into everything, it would seem that mobile gaming is poised to make a dent in the traditional television setups as we know them. PS3 and Xbox developers are already feeling pressure with recent flops like Resistance 3, RAGE, Brink and subsequent financial consequences thereof. But more than game creators, it’s getting harder for game-users to be willing to part with $60+ for a new disc when there is a slew of mobile games available for less than $5. That’s roughly 12 games for your phone instead of one for the PlayStation

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RivetCityGhoul1944d ago

hell no. most of the games that come out aren't even worth 60 bucks. what they need to do next is have differentiate pricing. example: a game like asuras wrath should NOT be priced at 60 dollars when first released.

Captain Qwark 91943d ago (Edited 1943d ago )

so instead of whining and b*tching about it, wait another few months and it wont be. i highly doubt you had anything to do with its production and budget and have even the slightest idea what it cost to produce.

would i pay $60 for that title, no but im sure there are some people who will so i wont sit here and cry about capcom trying to make money for profit and future games. plus $60 is still cheaper than most n64 games were back in the day

and on that note, i think consoles absolutely are. i get more out of my consoles than i do any other piece of tech i got. from gaming to movies to netflix to music, its my entertainment hub

NastyLeftHook01943d ago

so true! mario kart was 90 bucks!

Captain Qwark 91943d ago (Edited 1943d ago )


yeah and wrestling games got up over $100 and when you compare that to the state of he economy back then ( at least in the states ) 60/80/100.....that kind of money meant even more back then. esp since minimum wage was somewhere in the 4/5 dollar range

for all the whining gamers do, the real truth is that gming is cheaper than ever and one of the few forms of entertainment that despite rising production cost, it has actually gotten cheaper for the consumer.

and i know most people will start talkign dlc and saying things like "back in the day you payed for a game and you got it all, blah blah blah" and while that is true, thats also because there wasnt a way to add to a game other than something called an "expansion pack" which guess what, its more or less dlc it was just packaged on a disc instead of down loadable. now granted some companies do abuse the system and cut things out after the fact but they could just as easily not put that stuff in there to begin with and nobody would give it a second thought

also since i have a giant rant, online pases are nothing newn either. i have said it before ill say it again, its just a cd key for a console game. only difference is you can still play a portion of the game without it where as a pc game would be locked entirely.

this gen of gamers does way too much complaining when the reality is, none of these concepts are new just presented differently now and gaming offers more value and entertainment than ever whether you want to believe it or not, its just a simple fact

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1944d ago (Edited 1944d ago )

nope.. The worst part is that these companies sell them at a lost. so premium price is still reduced price.

LightofDarkness1943d ago (Edited 1943d ago )

Depends on the buyer. To some, it is. That's why people will buy consoles at launch for high prices, and the masses will wait until it's within their idea of "value", be it by lower cost or greater variety of features/games.

Supply and demand. They wouldn't price them as such if people weren't going to buy them.

cee7731943d ago (Edited 1943d ago )

Yes it is premium pricing equals better hardware.

To you guys that cry but but its too expensive lay off a iPad or iPhone annual upgrade and you got your self some muscle to flex for years to come while also giving devs more resources to make games bigger and better than ever ps360 were at the top of the food chain when released I just want the same next gen something very modern that will hold its own for the next 7 to 8 years

CaitSith1943d ago

Resistance 3 a flop? Geez man, speak for yourself. I love that game.

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