Publishers Need to Lower Game Prices

During the holidays IG had a chance to think a bit about the price of retail games. The standard price for PS3/Xbox 360 games when they release is $60 (while it's $50 for Wii games). This is almost completely universal, save some budget/shovelware releases. It's a high price for a single piece of entertainment, and while many would say that games offer more value than movies or TV shows, there are some significant flaws with that argument.

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Balt 2837d ago (Edited 2837d ago )

I haven't played but 5 games this gen worth the retail asking price of $59.99 to be perfectly honest.

1. Uncharted
2. Uncharted 2
3. Vanquish
4. Bionic Commando
5. The Fight: lights out (my most played game this gen)

That's it. Now PSN is another matter all together. I love PSN games and buy copious amounts of them and never regret it. But this gen has really been lackluster in terms of quality content worth your time, money and efforts. Most games, some 95% of them, are all hype. The best games, 9x's out of 10 are the games no one gave much attention to or didn't give a chance because more money was being thrown else where.

Tony-A2837d ago (Edited 2837d ago )

Move games are $40, aren't they?

But yeah, I used to be perfectly fine with the $50 price of last generation. A bunch of great games to play and a good price. Despite the likes of a few great games, this generation isn't up to that caliber. I'm not sure if it ever will.

Here's to hoping next generation turns out less money-hungry and more about making fun games, not making trends.

donniebaseball2837d ago

Yeah, I really don't think most games are worth 60 bucks at all. If the publishers would launch at 30 or 40 right away, they'd probably get more sales at that price point and wouldn't have to bitch about used games as much.

badboy8082837d ago

PS3 uses bluray 360 doesnt. Point being 360 gaames should deffintly be cheaper.

RonaldRaygun2837d ago

If games were $40, I probably would have bought twice as many this generation. I think lots of games (especially lesser known ones) could make more money if they weren't released at $60. Take Mindjack for instance. I might pay $40 for it, but definitely not $60.