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

#21HellsControllerPosted 3/4/2014 12:25:14 AM
If the standard price raises to $70, then no way in hell am I buying anything new.
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#22ghostofspartapPosted 3/4/2014 12:25:55 AM
back on the supernes days i payed $100.99 for street fighter 2 turbo at kaybee toys
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#23Sith JediPosted 3/4/2014 12:29:54 AM
bessy67 posted...
Blame Canada.


We need to form a full assualt.
Its Canada's fault!
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#24SADMZPosted 3/4/2014 12:40:42 AM
I think my brother paid 70 bucks for Secret of Mana back in the day.

21 years later it's selling on Ebay for 70 freakin' bucks.


Go figure.
#25AlexPumaPosted 3/4/2014 3:28:16 AM
In the days of Steam & GoG sales, Humble bundles, Playstation Plus & Games With Gold, $.99 iOS & Droid titles, Free-to-Play games, used gaming is still big, and piracy being easier than ever... publishers think that consumers will be okay with jacking up the price of games another ten dollars? Last time I bought a retail game new at full price was Xenoblade Chronicles, and that was because I knew that game was going to appreciate in value.
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#26darkstar4221Posted 3/4/2014 5:08:06 AM
SADMZ posted...
I think my brother paid 70 bucks for Secret of Mana back in the day.

21 years later it's selling on Ebay for 70 freakin' bucks.


Go figure.


And I can play Secret of Mana on an emulator for free. Why pay $70 for that game when you can play it for free? Just wasting money. It was only $70 because it was on cartridge, and at the time not many people can pirate SNES games.
#27NO2_FiendPosted 3/4/2014 5:13:53 AM
godslayer61 posted...
bessy67 posted...
Blame Canada.


lol what are you talking about the games are $59.99 up here in Canada except eb games the greedy $^$%^^ raised it to $64.99 . and some are $39.99 new . raise your middle finger and say ^&&* my Canadian B$&&% ( south park)


South Park.

LOL that joke went about a mile over your head.
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#28_Gladiator_Posted 3/4/2014 5:18:51 AM
On a somewhat related note, Metroid: Other M is priced at 79.83 at Walmart right now in Canada. I don't know why but it is.
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#29NO2_FiendPosted 3/4/2014 5:28:12 AM
LOL WTF that game is pretty universally considered downright awful. Dat voice LOL.
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#30SADMZPosted 3/4/2014 1:42:38 PM
darkstar4221 posted...
And I can play Secret of Mana on an emulator for free. Why pay $70 for that game when you can play it for free? Just wasting money. It was only $70 because it was on cartridge, and at the time not many people can pirate SNES games.


I know, right?

Silly me for wanting to respect the game and the people who made it by legally owning the cartridge, or grabbing the digital version that's readily available on modern platforms such as IOS or Virtual Console.

I must be nuts.