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Why don't they lower the prices of games?

#1your other dad sayzPosted 7/13/2011 8:30:16 PM
Just saying. In regards to this online pass business. It seems developers don't make money off games that are bought used, so why don't they lower the prices. I'm sure anyone would rather buy a new game over a used game. If the price is right.

Selling more copies at cheaper prices may be more profitable than selling fewer at higher prices. Most people in this economy wouldn't feel as bad buying a new game for $20-30 as they do paying $60. At under 30 dollars I would be more likely to keep a game that I was disappointed with than to trade it in a try to recooperate a few measly dollars.

Of course no matter how low the prices go, used will always be cheaper. I know the only reason I buy a used game is because I know I can return it if I don't like it. And that is what the developers need to combat... not the fact they aren't making money off their games, but the fact their game sucks bad enough that someone would want to get rid of it.

I think that is what a lot of people do. It sure isn't because a used game is only $5 cheaper. Five bucks isn't too much in the grand scheme of things.

But instead of lowering prices they add additional charges to play online.
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#2chrisat928Posted 7/13/2011 8:32:19 PM(edited)
Most can't lower the prices. Games cost stupid amounts of money to make this generation.

But instead of lowering prices they add additional charges to play online.

Also, if you buy new in the first place, you don't pay anything extra, you get the online pass for free.
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#3_Elite_Bushido_Posted 7/13/2011 8:32:56 PM
Mortal Kombat 3 for SNES was $75 when it first came out. and no, that wasnt a special edition, it was just the cartridge.
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#4The_Blue_StuffPosted 7/13/2011 8:32:57 PM
games are already the lowest they have ever been. Learn basic math and/or inflation
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#5your other dad sayz(Topic Creator)Posted 7/13/2011 8:37:27 PM
If Hollywood can survive selling $20 DVD's, so can the videogame industry.
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#6chrisat928Posted 7/13/2011 8:39:00 PM
your other dad sayz posted...
If Hollywood can survive selling $20 DVD's, so can the videogame industry.

Except video games don't make most of their money with theatrical releases.

A lot of games have budgets that can shame 95% of movie budgets.
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#7your other dad sayz(Topic Creator)Posted 7/13/2011 8:46:24 PM
A lot of games have budgets that can shame 95% of movie budgets.

Really? An example.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/11/call-of-duty-black-ops-black-ops_n_782366.html

Black Ops budget (tens of millions of dollars).

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/09/business/media/09avatar.html

Avatars budget (approacing $500 million)

Yet Avatar cost $20 to buy and Black Ops cost $60.
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#8_Elite_Bushido_Posted 7/13/2011 8:48:19 PM
your other dad sayz posted...
A lot of games have budgets that can shame 95% of movie budgets.

Really? An example.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/11/call-of-duty-black-ops-black-ops_n_782366.html

Black Ops budget (tens of millions of dollars).

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/09/business/media/09avatar.html

Avatars budget (approacing $500 million)

Yet Avatar cost $20 to buy and Black Ops cost $60.


again. Black Ops wasnt in the theaters was it, smart guy?
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#9chrisat928Posted 7/13/2011 8:49:10 PM
your other dad sayz posted...
A lot of games have budgets that can shame 95% of movie budgets.

Really? An example.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/11/call-of-duty-black-ops-black-ops_n_782366.html

Black Ops budget (tens of millions of dollars).

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/09/business/media/09avatar.html

Avatars budget (approacing $500 million)

Yet Avatar cost $20 to buy and Black Ops cost $60.


Holy ****! You just blew away my entire post! I mean you talked about the one movie that pretty much invented new technology for movie making!
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#10your other dad sayz(Topic Creator)Posted 7/13/2011 8:52:08 PM(edited)
Theaters shouldn't matter.

You can buy a DVD AND FOUR theater tickets for the price of one video game.

Also, Black Ops pulled in about $360 million its first day while Avatar did about $27 million.

It's the cheaper prices driving the longterm sales.
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