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Will you keep paying top dollar for games?

Msnbc: For 60 bucks, you get 400 TV channels for a whole month. You can buy three cases of Budweiser. Or, you can buy one video game.

Yes, yes. I know you'll get 20 hours of quality gaming entertainment for your "Killzone 2" purchase versus 200 hours of "Iron Chef." But times are tough, and consumers are spooked. 60 bucks is 60 bucks. Why should game publishers expect to get top dollar when General Motors can't move SUVs?

Bottom line: Because people are still buying games. The most recent report from the NPD Group shows that despite the recession and the cratering retail environment, game hardware, software and accessories were up 19 percent in 2008. Even if their wallets are light, says analyst Todd Greenwald, this data shows that gamers will pay retail for their favorite titles.

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TheFreak3306d ago (Edited 3306d ago )

WTF 60$!? In my country its like 80-90$. Have even heard rumours of raising the prices. AAAH that fing oil. :)

Snow3305d ago

Depends.If it's quality titles like MGS4,LBP,Killzone 2 etc.
Then i have no problem.

But i'm pist off about paying 60$ for below average games like beowulf,army of two,spider man. etc.

lame games should have a 10$-20$ discount.Or the dev's should step their games up (pun fully intended) to give us what were paying for.

ChickeyCantor3305d ago

"But i'm pist off about paying 60$ for below average games like beowulf,army of two,spider man. etc. "

So you are saying you are pissed because you made the choice to buy them?

Also those prices are not meant to piss people off its from a business standpoint normal since you have to consider profit and loss.

Snow3305d ago

Yes i'm pist i bought them.

I don't rent games.I don't go by reviews.I just buy them.
Since were in the most high-tech generation of gaming ever i would naturally expect some amazing games.Yet most of these i could of played on PS2/Xbox