Mic writes: "'Puyo Puyo Tetris' Switch price a no-no? Find out why games are more expensive on the Nintendo Switch, and how it affects you."
Geez for a hybrid console you'd think some games' prices would be cheaper for the more handheld orientated crowd
PSVR does this. Even the vita does.
Vita used cards as well and if anything games were cheaper on Vita as compared to PS4. Games generally did not go over $40 on Vita and on rare occasion they were in the $50 range, but for the most part games were 40 and under. Games like MLB the Show were significantly less expensive on Vita compared to PS4. Even console/near console quality games like Uncharted GA, KZ Mercenary, AC Liberation, MLB the Show, NFS Most Wanted, Gravity Rush, Soul Sacrifice Delta, LBP Vita, Tearaway, Virtua Tennis 4, Injustice Ultimate Edition ect were less than full priced console games and typically cheaper than their console counterparts. PSVR games are not any more expensive than PS4/xb1 games. In fact, PSVR games are typically not $60 even in the case of full content AAA titles like Driveclub VR and Rigs. You even have quality physical releases like Rush of Blood and Arkham VR for only $20 on PSVR. Whereas games like Bomberman, 1-2 Switch, and Binding of Isaac are in the $50 range on Switch instead of the $20 range like you would expect.
Thats what I was saying. PSVR and vita games are not all $60.....
Nintendo isnt the greatest with their pricing. 3ds games are a bit overpriced IMO. They seem to keep a tight fist on any price drops.
No. Switch games are just plain old expensive and overpriced. Bomberman $50, Binding of Isaac $40, Just Dance $60. It's ridiculous for upcoming multiplats like Rime ect to be $10 more expensive on Switch than on PS4 and xb1. http://www.gamestop.com/bro...
This is why people will be weary of nintendo switch, well, one of the reasons.
Only sales matter when it comes to getting the price right. If games aren't selling, lower the price. If games are selling too quickly, raise the price. Simple supply and demand.
Just had a look on Amazon and damn, Puyo Puyo Tetris is £42 on Switch while I got it on PS4 for just £20. That's a pretty big difference. :S
NIntendo better get this stuff straight, and fast
lol people complain about game prices but don't bat an eye at DLC, expansions and expensive collectors editions.
The article has not got the price of the Bluray disks correct. They are no were near $1.65 USD per disk in batches of say 700. In fact, I would go as far to say the cost per disk in that instance would be less than 20 cents (USD). If you or I want to purchase a 25GB (ie. single layer) Bluray disk at retail we can purchase a pack of 25 (Sony Brand) for $10 USD (ie. $0.40 USD per disk) https://www.amazon.com/Sony... If you are an Indi developer you could get Bluray disks at OEM prices which could be anything from 35% to over 70% what you or I would pay. Of course the more disks you purchase the cheaper each disk costs. Obviously, 50GB Bluray disks would be approximately 60% to 80% more of a 25GB Bluray. Of course, I have not taken the printing, packaging and marketing costs which can significantly add to the price but this cost would be pretty much what you would pay no matter the platform or the media used. The Nintendo Switch has a dilemma as far as media goes. Firstly nand or cartridge media is relatively expensive to Bluray disks and secondly because the Switch is also a portable device a cartridge is the most appropriate media unless you are looking at digital downloads and then the price of an SD card and the internal storage (32GB) needs to be considered.
Price is going to be their biggest barrier to really tap the handheld crowd. The prices are just absurd.
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