Sony charging more for popular 3rd Party PSOne Classics

Examiner: "Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Resident Evil: Director's Cut, Final Fantasy VII and the upcoming Metal Gear Solid are priced $4 above the suggested price point."

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Kamikaze1353423d ago

It's MUCH better than paying like $50 for it online.

qface643423d ago (Edited 3423d ago )

nothing beats having the physical copy having one of those babies the value will only go up with time =]

anyways yeah it should be obvious by now the big popular games will be 10 bucks people will still pay for em though

ExcelKnight3423d ago

Yep, at least we're not paying around $15 like Japan and Hong Kong did when they released the game for their stores.

MAiKU3423d ago

"...are priced $4 above the suggested price point."

Just say it, 9.99. Oh my god, it's not like it's 15 or 20 bucks. That's the usual price for most psn games anyway and considering the content of it all it's well worth the price.

callahan093423d ago (Edited 3423d ago )

Final Fantasy VII and is a 3 disc game. The download is over a gigabyte. Most of those 6 dollar games are a couple hundred meg or less. 10 dollars is a steal for FFVII. Metal Gear Solid is another multi-disc game with a large file size for the download. 10 dollars is a steal for that game too. And Symphony of the Night was 10 because it came out at the same time as it did for Xbox Live Arcade, and it was 10 bucks on that service, so it's 10 bucks on the PSN service too. God I'm getting sick of all the negative articles.

INehalemEXI3423d ago (Edited 3423d ago )

Having FF7 right on the PS3 HDD is worth $20 to $25 dollars to me but I gladly payed the $9 even though I has another copy. Capcom is getting away with $14 though they upgrade those classics so that too is decent.

mario2man3423d ago

Its better than 100 that ff17 is going for online and maybe square-enix priced it they need money because the less than expectations sales figures of their 360 only rpcs.

iamtehpwn3423d ago

Everyone I know with a PS3 or PSP has bought this game.
It is a MUST buy.

Everyone keep buying this.
It's the only way to send a message to Square that we want re:FFVII or FFVII-2.

RememberThe3573423d ago

That's basic economics. Higher demand, higher price.

Stop wanting the game a,d they'll lower the price for ya.

mario2man3423d ago

oops ment 7 1blended with f

kevnb3423d ago (Edited 3423d ago )

what makes you think that the 360 games sold less than expected? I think they sold more than expected, they were games they put alot of resources into, more a less testing the waters. For jrpgs not named final fantasy or dragon quest those games sold great.

s8anicslayer3423d ago

I don't see the problem in paying $9.99 for a retro AAA game when people pay that much or more in some cases for add on content (DLC).Look at Marvel vs Capcom 2, on ebay last year the DC and PS2 version were fetching nearly $90 and is going to be released soon in the form of $14.99, that's $5 more more then the moral of this story and I won't be complaining and many of you won't either, I'm sure!

Megaton3423d ago (Edited 3423d ago )

Thinking about selling my physical copy and buying this. Gain a little cash, and be able to play it on my PSP as well. $10 is very reasonable for the titles with that price tag. Sony is really stepping it up with PS1 classics. Hoping to see some Parasite Eve, Vagrant Story, Xenogears, and Legend of Mana on there.

Seraphim3423d ago

I'm not a fan of the $10 price point. But at the same time you can argue that $10 isn't worth it for some of these games. I have the original VII (Black Label) in perfect condition but for another $10 I can take it with me on the PSP? It's not a bad deal at all. However, I personally don't see spending $10 on Resident Evil being worth it but at $6 I'd have surely bought it. But others are surely willing to pay $10 for Resident Evil and Metal Gear. Personally I'd like to see the $6 price point across the board on PS games though. But then again, as you mentioned, it beats paying $50+. But can Sony take into account what these games are selling for on ebay and then set the $6 or $10 price point off that? I already own both Suikodens and gladly paid $6 for the original. At $10 I'd have passed. However for Suikoden 2 I'd gladly pay $10 to get it on my PSP. And honestly, it still beats having them bundle both on a $40 disc. ;)

dragunrising3422d ago

And couldn't be happier paying $10 rather than $50+. I need to finish up Chrono Trigger before I can start on it! :-p

SaiyanFury3422d ago

@callahan 1.4

I agree that Final Fantasy VII is a bargain at 10 bucks. The original game was 3CDs and for the privilege of playing it on my PSP on the go, it's worth 10 bucks. The original game was 3 discs. To play it in one go in one single download is a great value at only 10 dollars.

AKNAA3422d ago (Edited 3422d ago )

I just finally downloaded FF7 for $10.00!! *tears of joy*

Christopher3422d ago

$10 for a PSOne classic that I can spend 40+ hours playing or...

$20 for a DLC pack that I can spend 2-4 hours playing...

Decisions decisions decisions.

Anyway, the reason could be many factors, from third-party expectations to also covering larger file sizes. The previous PSOne classics all came on one disc and were fairly small in size, FFVII came with multiple discs, though, and would definitely result in greater costs for downloading. Likely true for the other titles regarding their file sizes.

MAiKU3422d ago

No they didn't....

jRPG games sold at a mediocre level on the 360 Eternal Sonata (trusty bell), and Tales of Vespira.

at least they did here in the US.

ABizzel13422d ago

It always sucks when things like this happen, but again it is better than $50 or more.

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resistance1003423d ago

Ever thought its Square and Konami pricing them?

Still they are worth it

MajesticBeast3423d ago

This is examiner all they do is b!tch and moan bunch of amateurs.

nostalgic_noob3423d ago

Ya cause some of these games are over 70 dollars online...
It was cool to see Suikoden only being 5 bucks .... its going for like 80 bucks online

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