Prices for games on consoles keeps going up as more time is needed to get the games working but is this a good thing for everyone?
I agree. the price will continue to go up. I thought I heard that the next gen games were going to be $40, but that did not happen. I wish we could have a pricing model that reflects the amount of work put into the game, the budget for the game and the overall score of the game. So a $60 game would be a AAA game that has a big budget and so on. Where as a $30 game has a smaller budget and a smaller staff.
I don't mind a 50-60$ price if that means you get a complete game. Sadly, these days, you often buy a 50-60$ game, and once you get home the developers/publishers are already nickel-and-diming you with extra content that's available in the store. Not to mention all the DLC that will come out in the months to follow. In those cases, yeah games are wayyy too expensive nowadays. Also, it seems the prices for the digital games, like Oddworld and Defense Grid 2 have gone WAYYYY up from prices last gen. Used to be 10-15 bucks for a downloadable game. Now some of them are 25-30 bucks(!) Absolutely ridiculous. And I won't buy them because of that. Defense Grid 2 is 25 euro here in Holland on PSN. I believe I paid 8 euro for the first DG on XBLA. Huge difference in price.
I agree that these days you shell out $60 for a game and then a month later you have an option to buy some DLC that furthers the story....Really? JUST INCLUDE IT IN THE GAME!
In the U.S no way are games priced to high compared to other entertainment mediums. Video games are the only consumer item that has not been affected by inflation.They have been at a standard of $60 for almost 10 years now and before that they varied from $50 to $100( that price was extremely rare as were the games that were priced at that). The fact that anyone who can get 100 hours out of video games make them well worth their asking price. This is simply a matter of cheap people being cheap when you look at how almost every item in the past 20 years has tripled in price.
I'd say many games are. In Canada games are $80 after tax. They increased in price $10 late last year. Needless to say instead of buying more games at launch I'll be waiting until two or three price drops
well in Germany new games coast around 69 euros which is absolute bull****
"Are Games Priced Too High?" Yes they are. That's why I never buy games when released... only later on when much cheaper. 70€ for a console game in Europe is way too much money.
It depends really. If a game can entertain me for many hours, I don't have an issue paying 60-70$ (CAD) for it. I know it gets a lot of flack, but I still like the Call of Duty games and usually spend between 50 to 100+ hours per game, therefor I'm fine paying the full price for these games. The same applies to multiple other games, like the "Tales of" series the Civilization series for example. And sometimes shorter games are so unique and must-play experiences that they are still worth the price. Of course some games feel like they aren't worth the price of admission, buggy messes at 60$ are still a plenty, but that has been an issue for years now, and is unlikely to go away. We as consumers need to do our research before buying games, or else we will often leave disappointed.
As a fellow Canadian, there's never a need to qualify your purchase. If you're satisfied and getting 100 plus hrs out of a game then you're spending your money wisely. Regardless of reviews and popular minority opinion.
It is what it is as gaming was never known for being cheap.
$30/40 if dlc is coming within 1/2 months. And the initial game lacks extended content .. $50/60 if the game is set for at least 6months, without the need for "paid" dlc. That'd be my ideal world!
if the greedy practices continue, eventually maybe people will stop pre ordering garbage and vote with their wallets. Cause another video game crash.
Of course they are. Videogaming industry is one massive ripoff......coupled with a very very large group of gullible and forgiving customers. Incomplete games, Incomplete consoles, inefficient hardware, and price tags criminally higher than other media. There is enjoyment to be had for a customer......But only a smart one.
$60 for the base game +Day 1 DLC +Microtransactions +More DLC +Season Passes +Even more DLC Yes, they are. If the game is $60 dollars and is a solid game and have very little nickel & dime schemes, it's nothing to complain about. We pay $60 for a game, like isn't that enough? Many games that are associated with so much business schemes end up costing more than $200 if you are willing to eat everything up, making the base $60 just a glorified 8-hour demo.
with the removal of game manuals from the case and so much digital sale that remove the price of the case and manual etc they should cost no more than 40$ at launch, and that's why piratery exists.
$90 for us in the uk and over $100 for downloads absolutely
I think if you asked the developers and publishers they would say they are priced too low. Games are now being shipped with DLC built into it. It's ridiculous. Pay 60 dollars and you don't even have the complete product. forza haroizon 2 already announced a dlc pack and players in destiny found a glitch that allows them to go to a section of a game reserved for a future dlc.
Yes and no. SP games should be priced at $40 if it fits the budget of development. if its a full game with SP and MP go ahead and ill pay the full $60. i do think in a lot of cases 3rd party DLC is overpriced
Street Fighter 2 - SNES 1992 - $80 Turok - N64 1997 - $80 There are countless other examples but those are the two that always come to my mind whenever these articles show up. $60 for a AAA game is not outrageous. Granted I'd realistically not spend more than $50 on a new game as I almost only play PC games which don't carry the console licensing fee. I've never purchased a micro transaction and I rarely buy DLC. Never before have I had a big of a backlog as I do now. I could not buy a new game for 2 years and probably still not beat all the ones I currently own.
They are in Australia at least. $80-$100 for a regular game $120+ for limited editions.
I cant see how 60$ is "too much" when some new-gen games are 70€ and up (which is 88$) I would gladly pay like 50€ for games, that would be great thanks. Also, my deepest symphaties for the Aussies. Edit: though the sudden price climb could have been a tactic for the developers/publishers to sell old-gen versions "out of the way" or something, squeeze more sales from PS3/XB360 versions ? I saw that Alien: Isolation and Far Cry 4 (PS4) were both around 60€ (62 and 59) in my local web store. Im hoping that the prices will take a drop to same levels as they were previously. Especialy because according to Sony, its now much easier than before to get games running on their new consoles (they said that the standard estimations were: PS1 = 3 months, PS2 = 6 months, PS3 = 9 months, PS4 = 3 months) or show something on screen. Production costs damn sure should dip down or atleast not get much bigger than before.
consoles yes, pc no.
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