Retrovolve takes a look at the high cost of Super Nintendo games.
I paid about £40 for all my SNES games. Those were the days though when we used to get honest reviews & games were the full thing. Working fully out the box with no issues & nothing cut out to be re-sold to you again afterwards.
Hmm these games still exist, I've been playing them all year
Shaq Fu $69.95 ?!!? Good god... Worth every penny.
I bought that game. Not sure I'd like to pay that same price for a fighting game like Shaq Fu again :)
I found it in a $1 bin at KB Toys not long before they went under, along with some other Genesis games. Lol
Most games were like $50. Which still is a lot for 20 years ago.
That's what I paid for more of my games was $50. I could buy used games from Blockbuster or get them from bargain bins for less then $30. If you went to stores like Virgin Music Store or Sears, you were going to pay $65 or $70 for a $50 or $60 game cartridge. You just had to know where to buy your games from.
Damn my mom paid that much for those games good thing I got good grades as a kid
Yes prices were high back then. I remember some being over $100 at release. Funny thing is though, they still sold! The games were worth it too. Also, you didn't have the internet where all the answers and videos of the games were kept. It was a challenge, and a fun one. Times are different now. Prices may have dropped on games, but they're obviously selling more than they did 20 years ago. Seems to me it balances out Edit: IMO games get released often to capitalize on people losing interest in previous games and buying new ones. The word "consumer" really has that meaning now... We consume a lot more and a lot faster nowadays
Agreed. I can remember being interested in Sim Ants when it released. The guy at Funcoland rang it up and it was $120. Needless to say that I lost ALL interest in that game. There were some timeless classics that would have been worth it. But there were also some crappy releases, as always, that sneaked in at that price as well.
Those Squaresoft games were costly but well worth it IMO. I remember Funcoland! Amazing place :) GameStop has nothing on it!!
lets be realistic, sure prices were high but you never beat the game until months later. i still havent been drakkhen and my mom paid full price for that. so it was worth the price as it kept you busy for a long time.
I remember spending between $70-$80 with my brother for street fighter 2. At $.25/round it more than paid for itself. Also a ton of RPGs regularly went for over $60. I also spent $80 on turok for N64. Games were expensive then but CDs changed that and dvds more so. Renting games was a thing back then ...
Here in the USA we had this thing called Funcoland. Used games were like $2 and you could put any cartridge in the kiosk and play the game at the store before you bought it. It's not like Gamestop is nowadays where you trade in 4 games and get like $10 off one game. I remember hauling an armload of games into a funcoland to trade in and hauling a different armload out. Used consoles were like $70 and you would get like $50 of store credit for trading in your old console. Funcoland made gaming accessible to everyone. But then Gamestop bought it up and turned into a monster that it is now.
Yeah new games were expensive, but you could get cheaper games. Now im sad because I dndt buy megamanX 2/3. They are so expensive now used.
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