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Why would you buy full priced games for $59.99?

#111shawnmckPosted 12/17/2012 8:38:25 PM
Why would I pay $60 bucks...?
To support the Developer, DUH !
#112kesahPosted 12/18/2012 5:55:05 AM(edited)
ILikesCheese posted...


I'm 40 years old. I bought games for the Atari, Colecovision, NES, SNES, N64, Playstation, PS2, Gamecube, Xbox, Xbox 360, PS3 and the Wii.

With RARE exception (like $200 mech games with their own controller or off brand items like the NeoGeo), games were NEVER over $50 until this generation. Google it again for some more Toys R Us ads from the 80s and 90s for the aforementioned consoles to prove my point.


Just from the same Neogaf link I provided before,
1992 Sears Wish Book

NES games, plenty of 50, even a couple 54.
http://huguesjohnson.com/features/sears_catalog/sears-catalog-1992-pg502-NES.jpg
http://huguesjohnson.com/features/sears_catalog/sears-catalog-1992-pg503-NES.jpg
http://huguesjohnson.com/features/sears_catalog/sears-catalog-1992-pg504-NES.jpg
TG-16, there's some 60s for ya.
http://huguesjohnson.com/features/sears_catalog/sears-catalog-1992-pg505-TG.jpg
Genesis $50, $55, $60
http://huguesjohnson.com/features/sears_catalog/sears-catalog-1992-pg506-Genesis.jpg
http://huguesjohnson.com/features/sears_catalog/sears-catalog-1992-pg507-Genesis.jpg
http://huguesjohnson.com/features/sears_catalog/sears-catalog-1992-pg508-Genesis.jpg
SNES, hey there's even some 70s in there it looks like.
http://huguesjohnson.com/features/sears_catalog/sears-catalog-1992-pg509-SNES.jpg
http://huguesjohnson.com/features/sears_catalog/sears-catalog-1992-pg510-SNES.jpg
http://huguesjohnson.com/features/sears_catalog/sears-catalog-1992-pg511-SNES.jpg

Hey, also found this, 67$ Genesis game
http://huguesjohnson.com/scans/ebspring91/pg15.jpg

Also 60$ today is worth 42.40 in 1996 dollars and 38 in 1992, so games today are cheaper.
#113_OujiDoza_Posted 12/18/2012 9:00:03 AM
kesah posted...
Also 60$ today is worth 42.40 in 1996 dollars and 38 in 1992, so games today are cheaper.


We can easily point out that technically games are cheaper now, but do we ever account for the current economic growth? Simply put we as a people were a bit more financially stable back then.
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#114deimos91Posted 12/18/2012 12:12:07 PM
if i dont want to wait ill only buy it if it will last 20-30 hours minium if its less than i will wait for a sale
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#115deimos91Posted 12/18/2012 12:15:40 PM
Robin_Mask posted...
If it's a game I really want and a company I want to support, sure.

"Castlevania: Lords of Shadow II", "God of War: Ascension" and "Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance" are already on my list. GOW is limited and I would easily pre-order LOS2 LE or whatever it's called once I know what it has and how much it costs.


theres only 4 next year i am paying full for LOS2/GTA5/FF LR and MGS GZ
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#116The_DjokerPosted 12/18/2012 12:32:46 PM
noone is forcing you to buy games for $60. Rent the game and play it/enjoy it and then buy it when it goes down in price later.

I rarely pay $60 for a game. maybe 2-3 times a year.
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