"Everywhere you look these days, the price of games seems to be falling. Everywhere, that is, except on Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade service. Here, prices have been slowly creeping upwards, with the majority of new releases now selling for $15 or 1200 Microsoft Points. A few months ago, the standard price was a more reasonable $10 or 800 points, a price that many fans have told us put XBLA titles in the "spontaneous purchase" sweet spot.
Those days are behind us, and it is nearly impossible to find a newly released game for under 1200 points. "