Prepare for the cost of next-gen gaming to increase. EB Games is now advertising prices of $64.99 for multiple titles, both next-gen and current-gen like Watch Dogs, Lightning Returns, Wolfenstein, and Destiny.
I cancelled my pre-orders there and I'm just going to go to Best Buy and Future Shop as they are still $59.99 there and only across the street from EB Games.
I stopped going to EB games a while ago and just went to best buy now I 20% off all new games for the entire year I believe just for being a reward zone unlocked member.
Yea I am a rewards member as well, Just sometimes BB doesn't carry the game I'm looking for and have to go to EB Games. So I just started skipping BB completely but looks like I'm going back there for all my gaming needs
Is EB still independent in Canada or did GameStop buy them out up there too, but keep the name? If it is the latter, I'm not surprised one iota. This reeks of GameStop-esk douche-baggery. At least there are online retailers like Amazon to fall back on and vote NO to these guys with your wallets.
Gamestop = EB Games in Canada. Same company.
Get bent EB. Don't pass your sales shortcomings on to us. We don't appreciate it and will continue to tell you so with our wallets.
*sigh* $65 is £39. Next gen games in the UK are about £50... $82! You're still having a bargain! Damn you 20% VAT.
Just because they aren't ripping us off as much doesn't change the fact that it's still happening.
@Crazay Eww I'm playing Persona 4 right now and when you said get "bent it" reminded me of Kanji
i guess the rise of digital will make the cost go up? if so ill stick to digital
I liked digital.... Until I sold my 360 and found out all my money was just lost in digital Wonderland because I couldn't sell my digital media, and I couldn't use it on my x1, what a waste of money. But I got at least some money for my physical games from games top. . I'll never buy a digital game again if I'm not forced to.
It was kind of obvious how digital games work. Don't know how it took you that long to realize you can't sell your digital games at GS for $2
@Lawson: seriously? This is your response? Total douchebaggery? I had hoped, along with many others, that my digital content could be transferred from 360 to x1. Yeah... I just figured out I can't sell my digital content... Run along cupcake...
You... I hope you're still in school. Elementary school. An adult- a wise one, anyway- would RESEARCH something like that beforehand. Hell, he'd at least ask at GameStop before committing. While "many others" may have HOPED your digital content would carry over to the new consoles, the rest of that many was actually smart enough to MAKE SURE before they got rid of their old system.
Agree mainly digital this gen, £55 so far for a ps4 game, if the prices dont drop i will just join boomerangrentals
I never understood how a digital copy of a game was the same price as the disc version, considering a digital copy doesn't have to get copied to a Cd, get packaged, shelved, sold, etc... Digital media is a rip off. Developers make way more money on them. Some of those savings should go down to the gamers, and new games should not cost more money since it seems that unanimously everyone is saying the new consoles are easier to work on.
I didn't even know EB Games still existed lol.
Yeah, they do and they are just as much of a parasite on the gaming industry as GameStop is. I won't deal with either company. For those in NA you can get most new games at Costco for usually $54.99. Xbox Live Gold is only $48.99 there too.
It's actually the same company they just operate under different names in different countries (both companies merged and in each territory kept the name of the brand that was more popular there)
My first job was at EB Games, which are all now Gamestop in my area.
In case you didn't read it, this is for Canada.
That's what I thought which $60 USD is $65 Canadian so not a huge deal though if games are sold else where in Canada for $60 that is kind of stupid
They should make psn cards the only way to update wallet and game retailers canonly sell them to make up for loss ofgame sales, bringing digital prices down, just a random thought lol
Mortal Kombat movie trailer voice. "It has begun!!!"
The good news is, EB games doesn't dictate prices Everywhere else, so if they want to shoot themselves in the foot, that's fine by me. There are dozens of alternatives.
Good period to raise the prices. Maybe it's time for EB to fail, maybe they learn the lesson. Here where i live they're the biggest thieves about prices: New game XX --> €70-€75 Used game XX --> €67.90 It makes me laugh all the time, over all if i want to get one with network pass or codes to redeem (already redeemed). In the end, if i want a complete game (codes and so) i have to pay 67.90 + 9.99 + xxx for the original codes. Yeah, right....
lol thank god i dont got EB here in my country. Fools...
Good luck with that, when people no longer buy new games there you'll know why.
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