goddamn it, i wanted to boast about how this one electronics store sells new games for 44 euros, but then i did a conversion to us dollars and it turns out that it's 57 dollars <_<
*new games anywhere else are still 60 euros - almost 79 dollars D:
You have little to complain about. Come to Australia. The average AAA game is AU$90 here. With the US$ and AU$ at pretty much 1:1 (actually even better in our favour), we're getting shafted something fierce.
Hype. To me, some games are worth $60 for the thrill of going out and grabbing some lunch with a buddy or my brother then going into Best Buy, getting the game, and sitting beside eachother and starting a brand new game.
I got a lot of excess income, thus, its easy.
These people are meat virgins. They'll be taken by the grill and delicately and tenderly be shown the ways of flavorful meat love. The first time is beautiful.
From a personal standpoint regardless of disposable income I don't see games being worth $60, £40 or whatever the full price cost of a game is in your currency.
That and coupled with the fact the average game tends to sharply fall in price shortly after release just means you're pissing away what can be a sizeable amount of money (if you constantly buy new on release) when after a few weeks the price of the game falls by 5-10, and after a month or two by half its full value.
Of course that doesn't necessarily count for all games, just the majority of them. There are a number as already mentioned in this thread where the value either stays the same, or increases over time.
Remember kiddies, your opinion isn't fact. If someone disagrees with your opinion quit crying, get over it.
The last game I paid full price for was arkham city and a few months is exaggerating it can be a few weeks for a price drop. I never pay more then 30 for any game because they drop in price so fast and I have a huge collection of titles I havent even had time to play yet.
You release your game and it has disc locked content and day 1 dlc I will just buy your game used.
i never pay more than $30 for a game, even 30s pushing it kind of, wait til the price drop, buy used, get it for about $20 - $25, most games i play for a week and either never play again or play months later
Now that I've got an OP pc, I only buy AAA games during Steam sales.
I've still got AAA games as well as a lot of great indies left over from the summer sale that I haven't played yet. I would be very surprised if I ever payed $60 for a game again. I probably average under $10 per game.
I'm playing Deux Ex: Human Revolution right now, and I think I got it for $5 or $6.
On a related note, I can't see myself ever pay a monthly subscription again, either. Why would I pay $15 to rent a game for a month when I could pay $15 to own two games every month?