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Submitted by splintergamer 1757d ago | opinion piece

Are handheld games overpriced?

It is obvious that the handheld market is big with Nintendo launching its 3DS in a few months time and Sony confirming their next PSP to be launched at the end of the year... (Casual games)

Jio  +   1758d ago
Theyre not overpriced. People are just use to paying 90 cents for a useless game that lasts 5 minutes.
Baka-akaB  +   1757d ago
One wrong doesnt make the other right .

Overall yeah handheld games are a bit expensive ... and it shows for games that are exactly like their home consoles counterparts ... only inferior with being mobile as the only advantage (like the yearly pes .. fifa , madden , nfs)
Ryudo  +   1757d ago
Yep, I know everyone's anti piracy here but I do actually just play my handheld games illegally.

And no am not doing any damage to the developers pockets because if I didn't pirate them I wouldn't pay for them at all regardless.

Reason is simple, DS games aren't like console games there's the odd one that's possibly worth the 30 pound price tag. But most of them are worse then the games I get on my Iphone 4 for 99 pence. And not about to pay 30x that for something inferior to what I get for 30x less.

That being said, the 3DS and NGP are really looking to give me a semi console level experience, more so the NGP. So if I feel am getting my moneys worth when I buy NGP and 3DS games I will be happy to pay for them.

I buy all my console games because I know I get my moneys worth, but I don't buy my DS games because I know there for the most part completely overpriced.
GodHandDee  +   1758d ago
Is cooking mama like games over priced? YES!
Crisis Core like games? Hell NO!
DeadOrAlive3DS   1757d ago | Spam
Greek God  +   1757d ago
Crisis Core alone pretty much destroys every single DS game out there for my taste!
DNAbro  +   1757d ago
Vherostar  +   1757d ago
I agree it depends on the qulity of the game some developers know this and release there games clearly as budget games for a lower market price. Its the crap like cooking mama thats priced at full whack thats rip off city. But people are idiots for paying for it.. Saying that, this is why piracy is rampant on handhelds.. I don't know a single DS owner now who only plays legit games they all have r4/edge/etc cards. DS sells so well as the games are free!!!
DeadOrAlive3DS   1757d ago | Spam
kasasensei  +   1757d ago
ds games? yes. Too bad there is no "classics" or "platinum" kind of labels for this handheld.
psp games? yes, but there are a huge piles of games now available for less than 10$, so it's not such a big deal for the psp.
Masterchef2007  +   1757d ago
Whether a game is worth the price or not depends on what the game contains. If you pay 40€ for a handheld game that only offers a couple of hours of gameplay then its a rip. But if it offers 8-10 hours of gameplay then it is worth it. Many handheld games try and justify their price by including a multitude of minigames.
Urahara  +   1757d ago
DRiX  +   1757d ago
$40 for full price and $20 for greatest hits would be ideal for me.

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