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Idiot columnist says gamers shouldn't pre-order the WiiU because its games cost $60...

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remanutd552221d ago

well hopefully that doesnt mean ps4 games will cost $69.99 or $79.99, thats gonna be too much.

XB1_PS42221d ago

I can't see the games going up to $79.99. That's way too much. Just think of that price mark as a coffin for consoles. I don't think half as many people would pay $80, as they would $60. I mean, I would only be able to buy like one damn game every month. That sucks.

LOGICWINS2221d ago

ONLY one game a month? You say that like it's a bad thing. Stats show that most console gamers only buy three games at launch per year.

COD, Madden, and some other shooter.

XB1_PS42221d ago (Edited 2221d ago )

@LOGICWINS I'm used to buying a couple games a month sometimes, and I may be in the upper end of the purchase amounts. Lol, but I wouldn't spend $160 - $240 a month on games.

LOGICWINS2221d ago

Yeah, I don't see how the industry would justify a $70-$80 standard for PS4/720 games (Sony especially, considering how value conscious they are), unless gamers were guaranteed every future piece of DLC that would be released for the game.

Reverent2221d ago

sofresh, I'm disagreeing with you because you're richer than me, and I only get like 2-3 new games a year. So go away mean rich man.

Kidding (didn't really give you a disagree lol) but still... Crazy rich people with their crazy cars and their crazy giant house cats and what not...

Gaming1012221d ago

He's not rich, he just has different priorities than you ^^^

That being, play videogames day in and day out, and spend all your money on them.

neogeo2221d ago (Edited 2221d ago )

I agree with one him a little bit. I hate paying $60 for games. I never got used to it not ever!

If you remember the only reason why games where $50 back in the 80"s and 90"s was because you got to play "arcade" games at home and did not need to use quarters. The price made sense because people like me dropped over $200 on arcades like street fighter.

Today the reason for the high price is TEH games cost billions to make!!, but some big budget games suck are end nearly as fast as a movie. Would you pay $60 to watch a movie? Now games like Fallout and zelda are well worth the money because the massive amount of greatness is worth it. I'm talking about junk like Spider man. GTFO or charge $15

XB1_PS42221d ago

@Gaming101 Haha you're right. All I do is make music for rappers.. Lol, and then with the royalty checks I spend it on games. I'm not RICH, but I get by. :)

specialguest2221d ago

If you remember gaming during the 90s, there were games that cost up to $80, and people bought them anyway. Here are a few expensive games from the 90s:

Look at SF2's price. With today's inflation added, paying $74.99 back in the 90s was like paying $121 today. The cost of developing a game in the 90s are no where near today's cost, yet these developers/publishers got away with it anyway.

ZeekQuattro2221d ago (Edited 2221d ago )

There was a time I couldn't see a home console being over $400. Sony said otherwise. Games are no different. Heck if you buy DLC for certain games and add up the cost you are already paying over $79.99

zeeshan2221d ago

I agree with NeoGeo 100%! Well said!

Knushwood Butt2221d ago

I think the Vita has more than one game released per month, but it has no games...

Agent_00_Revan2221d ago

I know I would be waiting till prices dropped to buy a game as oppose to right away.

sourav932220d ago

I buy 1 game a month...sometimes even once every 2 months...

solidt122220d ago

At that price I would only buy 4 full price games a year and wait for deals on all the others.

gaffyh2220d ago

@WiiUDaily - It's not cool calling out a rival games journalist, makes you look unprofessional. He's entitled to his opinion, so it's not good to defame him, just because you don't agree. You could have gone about this is a better way, rather than calling him out directly and calling him an idiot.

extermin8or2220d ago

you say that by the iphone 5 32gb and 64gb have a starting price of £66 a month here in the uk so I've no idea what they have in the usa but it must be similar- and £46 for the 16gb which I reckon would easilly be filled up so a video game for 80 quid suddenly doesn't sound so unreasonable; as long as the increase in quality/content is worth the extra money...

Knight_Crawler2220d ago (Edited 2220d ago )

Yeah but what if developers took the time to pack each game with insane amonut of content for free.

Something like Halo but with triple the content.

That would justify the $79.99.

Bobertt2220d ago

Nes games cost $45-$70 depending on the title and people bought it back then. The games now are way better so im sure people will buy it. They will just be pickier on which games they buy or buy used games more.

Dac2u2220d ago

I remember buying Double Dragon 2 with my birthday money and it ended up costing me $74 after tax. Not that I want to spend that type of money again, but that's what some games cost back then and people paid it.

steve30x2220d ago

People couldnt believe it when the price of PS3 and Xbox 360 games were €60+ when the concoles came came out first after the PS2 and Xbox games were around €40 each. I know I will get disagrees but I can see the next Xbox and PS4 games being more expensive because they will be more expensive to develop.

MmaFan-Qc2220d ago

i already pay my 360/ps3/pc games 70$(well, its 59$ but with the taxes it end up being 69$)

anyway i wont get the wiiu until 6-7months after the release, the wii had barely a couples games even after 6 years. i will let nintendo pull their head out of their own ass for a while and see if it worth it after a couples months.

darthv722220d ago

nobody ever said this was a cheap hobby.

omi25p2220d ago (Edited 2220d ago )

Well last year i bought

Saints Row the Third: £40 (XBOX 360)
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: £40 (XBOX 360)
Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception: £40 (PS3)
Battlefield 3: £40 (XBOX 360)
Batman: Arkham City Collectors: £65(XBOX 360)
Rage: £40 (XBOX 360)
Gears of War 3 Epic Edition: £100 (XBOX 360)
L.A Noire: £40 (XBOX 360)
Portal 2: £40 (XBOX 360)
Mortal Kombat: £40 (XBOX 360)
Dead Space 2: £40 (XBOX 360)
Assassins Creed: Revelations: £40 (XBOX 360)
BulletStorm : £50 (XBOX 360)
Dragon Age 2: £40 (XBOX 360)
F3AR: £40 (XBOX 360)
Crysis 2: £40 (XBOX 360)
Killzone 3: £40 (PS3)
Infamous 2 : £40 (PS3)
Dues Ex: Human Revolution: £40 (XBOX 360)
Dead Island: £40 (XBOX 360)
Fifa 12: £40 (XBOX 360)
Forza 4: £40 (XBOX 360)
Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary: £35 (XBOX 360)

So i spent £1010 On Retail releases ALONE + Around £200 worth of downloadable Content AND a 250gb Xbox 360s which i think was £245

So overall i spent £1455 just on entertainment.

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THESONYPS32221d ago

Games in Australia range from $69-$110. Meaning some months you spend hundreds of dollars worth. Some people love to use the OzGameShop though as it is cheaper.

geddesmond2221d ago

Nintendo fans are way too sensitive

steve30x2220d ago

Not just nintendo fans. N4G is full of oversensitive fans. To prove my point watch how many disagrees I will get for this comment

steve30x2220d ago

LMAO That backfired on me

doogiebear2221d ago

Why is this worthy news. Doesn't the "N" in N4G mean news? Millions of idiots give stupid comments. Why is this one so special?

geddesmond2221d ago

Lol I just read his article and I agree with him on a lot of things. 95% of the hardcore titles for Wii U are ported versions of games already on PS360 or coming before Wii U launches. Yeah they'll run a bit better and have most of the DLC on disk but we've all seen screens of the Wii U versions and they DON'T look much better.

Then his price point is bang on. Why should these ported games cost the same on Wii U as they did when they launched on PS360. Star Ocean 4 and Bioshock both cost 10 euros cheaper when they launched on PS3 and they looked a bit better than the 360 version too. So why should ported Wii U games be any different?

StraightPath2221d ago

I get all games rented from lovefilm for all my platforms. Dnt need to worry bout cost since only £10 per month I save alot and play all games all year.

ALLWRONG2220d ago

Why would 720/PS4 games cost more than Wii U games?

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PopRocks3592221d ago

Wait... so this guy believes an HD console should not be purchased because the games are $10 more expensive?

Where the hell has he been for the past generation exactly?

HammadTheBeast2221d ago

I bet this guy pays $150 for the CoD Hardened editions for its state of the art graphics lol.

shackdaddy2221d ago (Edited 2221d ago )

Oh-ho-ho Michael Pachter has some competition :P

LOGICWINS2221d ago

Pachter actually makes money for what he spews. All this kid gained was humiliation.

HammadTheBeast2221d ago

He supposedly works for CNET and the LA Times, and is hired specifically for making sensationalist Nintendo headlines.

majiebeast2221d ago (Edited 2221d ago )

I think prices of games should be determined by the length,budget and quality of the game. Games like vanquish with 4 hours campaigns should never cost more then 40$ while games like uncharted 2 and Gears 2 deserve to have that 60$ price tag.

dark-hollow2221d ago

That's how it should be but the problem is who determine the value of the game?

some developers put a lot of hardwork on some short titles and others simply are full of themselves and way overvalue their game.

turgore2221d ago

but if gears 2 would be 60 bucks then what would skyrim cost ? 200?

TekoIie2221d ago (Edited 2221d ago )

Gears has MP. It could rival an RPG on time value as can many games with MP could.

Also let's not forget the issues skyrims having : /

360ICE2221d ago

Wouldn't that make good games expensive and bad games cheap? That sucks.
And who would judge quality?
And should really budget be a factor? Doesn't that reward or mitigate wasting money?
And what about online play? What does that count for in terms of length?

These are but a few of the many brain twisters you have to solve, before we scrap supply and demand.

icewater852221d ago

Vanquish is not a 4 hour game and it is worth $60.

Kaneda2220d ago

media storage too.. Uncharted is using blu-ray and Gears 2 on DVD. DVD is dirt cheap...

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DivineAssault 2221d ago

I can see AC3 & all the other newer games but what i dont see is how nintendo land or mario bros u justifies a $60 price tag.. LBP on vita has deeper mechanics & btr graphics for $40..

AO1JMM2221d ago

Vita is a handheld and handheld games are on average less than console games.

DivineAssault 2221d ago

maybe but vita games can be up to $50 & handheld games are becoming just as expensive to develop for as consoles.. My point is the effort & creativity is what u pay for.. They couldve charged $40 for mario bros & nintendo land shouldve been free.. I bet it took no longer than a yr n some change to make both

ronin4life2221d ago

Several NL games have full "lengthy" campaigns in single and multiplayer. It is a full featured game, though wether it is "$60" worth will have to wait for reviews with deeper detail.

And nsmbU wouldn't be considered unworthy of full price by anyone... if nsmb2 and sm3dl hadn't just come out. That's just a matter if perception and situation...

YoungPlex2221d ago

LMAO! "handheld games are becoming just as expensive to develop for as consoles"

1.8 million to make RE Revelations, approximately $60 million for RE:6. If you think that this is anywhere near console prices then go back to school, and stop trying to justify why Sony charges you so much for a handheld title!

extermin8or2220d ago

um developing for the ancient 3ds woul be cheaper as its parts arent all that new and all in all just like the original ds plus the 3d aspect..,.

SandWitch2221d ago

I have no idea why Nintendo charges 60 bucks for Mario Bros Wii U... It costs 10 million at most. While PS3/X360 games on average costs 20-30 millions to make.

stragomccloud2220d ago

One of the 3D Marios, I think $60 is justified. One of the 2D Marios... maybe. Nintendo land? No. Just no. I know it'll provide a lot of gameplay hours, but a $60 game it is not.

YoungPlex2220d ago

Seeing as Uncharted: Golden Abyss uses Havok Physics and Havok Animation, helping Sony's Bend Studio reach higher levels of fidelity and interactivity for the PS Vita system and RE:Revelations uses an advanced version of the MT Framework, an exclusive seventh generation game engine built to be used with "all of the Capcom next-generation games" on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 (and later on the Wii and the Nintendo 3DS); it's easy to think that both of these titles would cost an arm and a leg to develop.

Sadly this isn't the case, as both of these engines were already made and easily optimized to take advantage of both pieces of hardware. Thus making it possible for both titles to be developed in little than under a year, delivering both console level experiences. Development cost for both are a mere fraction of what it would cost in making a console title.

Both titles could've cost $20 at most, but opted to use 4gig cards, which bumped up cost and the msrp. That is why they're expensive, not really due to development cost alone!

"um developing for the ancient 3ds woul be cheaper as its parts arent all that new and all in all just like the original ds plus the 3d aspect..,."

Keep dreaming! Revelations was a magnificent game and did a great job showcasing what is possible on the 3DS! But if you feel that Uncharted cost anymore to develop for, and that it was worth the $49.99 price tag anymore than Revelations $39.99, simply due to development cost, then your highly misinformed...

I love how Sony fans bash Nintendo, knowing damn well that more than half of them own some piece of current Nintendo hardware.

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