What's up with games being priced at $69.99?

#11langystarPosted 3/3/2014 6:09:03 PM
Where are you seeing this at?
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#12ILikeGamesManPosted 3/3/2014 6:09:05 PM
daniel79 posted...
More for less.

Get used to it. And you should be by now, you bought an Xbox One.


No offense, but are you new to gaming? More for less? I go back to games on the NES and I can beat them in a couple of hours and they cost the same price give or take.
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#13ShamblerQPosted 3/3/2014 6:31:51 PM
So is this the new normal price for video games right now, or is this just in certain places?
#14darkstar4221Posted 3/3/2014 6:36:52 PM(edited)
loafy013 posted...
So? I used to pay this for SNES games at Babbages all the time.


Most old school gamers don't even like paying $50 for a video game. The fact is if something cost more less people would buy it. If video game prices rose to $70 in the U.S, there would be less sales, more people would either wait for prices to drop or pirate. Despite the technological advancement we have today, it's much more difficult to redistribute a video games or pirate than it was during the PS2 era or SNES era. Mainly because of the draconian copyright copyright laws that regulate technology such as blu-ray discs, and all the licensing fees that goes into video game development that increases cost for video games. The more severe the copyright laws are, the more it benefits publishers/developers at the expense of consumers so they can jack up prices however they like. Not that I think games should be dirt cheap, but $70 is a bit overpriced. A return to a $50 retail price tag like it was during the PS2 era would be reasonable.
#15AzaneAzerPosted 3/3/2014 6:35:31 PM(edited)
Wait for price drops, they'll notice lower sales and drop, and blame consumers.

I've been addicted to steam for the last year, getting 60$ games for 9$ on the weekend, or playing through entire games on free 2 play weekends has been the greatest gaming in my life.
#16suicide machinePosted 3/3/2014 8:00:31 PM
You're seeing xbox one games for that? Where are you seeing this?
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#17InninXIPosted 3/3/2014 8:06:15 PM
Duh we have to pay for our superior online infrastructure so those disgusting $onĄ poni€s can envy us even more because we have the gen killer which is titanfall.
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#18DojoMaxPosted 3/3/2014 8:07:29 PM
NeoGeo carts would be in the hundreds if the game used a lot of memory. Remember that? On top of 5 or 6 bills for the system itself
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#19Megamushroom666Posted 3/3/2014 9:51:21 PM
I think a $50 price point is perfect. $70 is too much.
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#20ORANGE666Posted 3/3/2014 10:18:41 PM
It's because of inflation, Canadian dollar has significantly dropped so retailers have raised the prices of games.

New handheld games are being sold for $45, consoles games for $65-$70.
If its not happened in your city yet, it will eventually