50 dollars for a first print auto CE edition. So you could either wait for the second print or buy it on the e-shop for 40 dollars. --- The All Father has bequeath me the gift of battle. So now I bequeath you my spear through your heart. The official Eligor of the Shin Megami Tensei IV board
It's Shin Megami Tensei IV. I was fine with $50 before I knew there were extras.
This. I was perfectly willing to pay the $50 for the game alone, but the extras sweetened the deal. --- http://backloggery.com/SolarCrimson - My Backloggery The official Okuninushi of the Shin Megami Tensei IV board.
sounds like a rip off to me. Atlus I like your games but why did you make this expensive?
Why? (And this is in no way meant to defend their decisions; just offering a likely reason behind their pricing)
Atlus has really been ahead of the curve, I believe, when it comes to pricing their games. They know they need to make more to make a profit, but unlike other companies (Square Enix perhaps) that just raise the price and assume audiences will recognize the value, Atlus throws in a few extras (in this case, the strategy guide and OST). However, those extras probably don't cost a whole lot, and it justifies (on paper and in perception to consumers) the higher premium.
I'm cool it with, personally, simply because I really want this game. But I can easily sympathize with curious non-fans who might be put off by the higher price. --- "The hardcore you've been waiting for!"