Seems the $60 price range for next-gen games is being accepted by the gaming consumers in record numbers. See for yourself.
That was definately interesting. Just imagine the impact Rock Band is going to have on that data.
Even without the "pillar" games that increase the average, I think game prices will continue to rise, especially with the ever increasing development costs for the high-end consoles. Games will keep getting superior graphics, more precise physics, more immersive gameplay, larger explorative worlds, higher quality music scores, voice acting, etc., etc.
In the end, this is going to make game prices skyrocket unless developers can find a simple and affordable way to implement all those yet to be included game mechanics.
Yes I think with due time the price will rise with the more content being added, and I think the prices will be accepted due in that part. So far with the content and gameplay we get I am happy to pay the current price for games.
The only pricing I'm disappointed about are the XBLA prices, VC prices, and some Wii titles. Seriously, paying $5 for a NES game and not receiving a physical cartridge, manual, or box is a bit of a rip off to me and the VC games aren't even graphically "over-hauled" or upscaled.
For the VC, I think $2 for NES would be adequate. Additionally, $4 for SNES and $6 for N64. That sounds more reasonable to me.
Omnihilum you hit the nail on the head. It will continue to go up, as it follows the inflating development costs. Seriously I can't complain to much because I don't feel ripped off most of the time because I make smart choices on the games I buy. If I only kind of want a game I wait for it to drop to the used $29.99 bin.
Plus when you go to a concert or sporting event they charge $9 a beer. I would like that price reduced more than video games because $9 beers cost me a lot of money by the time I am done.
I too would like the price of beer to drop, especially at public events. Eight to nine dollars for a 12 oz. plastic cup of semi-cold, 3-2 beer is rediculous. I usually drink before I go so 2 beers at the event keep me kickin'.
I couldnt agree more but then people do get desperate and as gamers there are those out there like myself that sometimes will swallow it and just pay.
In the UK for the 360 at least the price of the games are pretty much becoming inline (instores that is) with Xbox 1 games when they are newly released, however online they are very nicely priced with many deals on many games new and old which are pretty much the price of what Xbox 1 games were.
However in the UK because of the exchange rate against the US dollar we are still paying a lot more £40 game is $80.
But no point in arguing I guess its been done to death we live in the UK and thats the prices here.
That is horrible. I'm sorry to hear that. I hope the average/minimum wage compensates for that over-pricy-ness.
My friend you couldnt afford to even rent on minimum wage...The prices in the UK are ridiculous soo bad that you couldnt afford a house unless you was earning like £25k a year or more. Thats including bills, food etc. And still it would have to a property for around £200,000 which is wait for it $400,000 lol.
The standard of living is higher here with 17.5% tax on everything then we pay tax to drive our cars, also if we own a television yep we pay a tax to watch the damn thing as well.
I don't even remember the last time I paid full price for a game because I think $60 for a game is ridiculous.
so $60 a game is pretty much the accepted norm. I agree with Hypnotic and Syko 360 though...$60 is starting to get pretty high. For games that I can wait on, I'll let them drop to the $30-$40 range. But for AAA titles that I really want to get my hands on, I'll pay the $60. Hopefully, they will stay at that price for a little while at least. I'd really hate to see another price hike within the next year or so.
$60 was expected at least by me. It has been a long time since the median price of games has actually increased.
I remember buying Genesis games that were $50, it has been at this price point for well over a decade. And these cartridge based games had far less content.
With inflation, and cost of living on the rise this increase to $60 wasn't a suprise. As far as it rising further, we shall see. I for one don't expect it soon though. Except for the exceptions like Rockband, Guitar Hero, etc....obiously bc of extra peripherals.
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