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Does gaming have a "UNION" who set game prices? why games are not 49.99?

#1JoeydollazPosted 12/4/2012 5:25:37 PM(edited)
I forgot what happened but PS3 exclusives used to be 49.99( well some of them Folklore)
then I believe Activision started the whole 59.99 trend with their COD games
they sold millions and I guess SONY figured hey lets do to...to bad their games dont sell like COD games even on PS3

I find it freaking amazing that COD games are the best selling games on PS3, a console
full of amazing quality exclusives, who are the people that get COD in the millions on PS3 and Uncharted games can't even sell like that?.
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#2wstfldPosted 12/4/2012 5:31:58 PM
Cartels set prices. Unions aggregate bargaining power for labor.
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#3OfficerTJHookaPosted 12/4/2012 5:32:34 PM
Soooo a gaming cartel then?
#4BurgerTime79Posted 12/4/2012 5:32:53 PM
Don't ever remember the exclusives being originally $49.99.

There are people who are strictly CoD players. Just like there are people out there who are strictly sports game players or RPG players. There's certainly an overlap, where your average core gamer is also playing CoD, but that's why it sells so much over other titles.
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#5NeoGeoXSegaPosted 12/4/2012 5:35:46 PM
Cliffy B really pushed the $60 this generation.
The reason was more advanced technical games would require more people & more work & thus the extra $10.

Of course that still could be done with a $50 game, BUT people happily paid $60 & that's what everyone stuck with!

In fact I think Microsoft 1st party 360 games were also $49.99 at first.
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#6Master AlienPosted 12/4/2012 5:38:37 PM
59.99 has always been the full price this gen, at least for PS3 games. I didnt get a ps3 for a good 4 months after it came out but i doubt it went up 10 dollars in that short span of time
#7batmanfan545Posted 12/4/2012 5:49:40 PM
I got Folklore when it first came out and it was 69.99. I don't know where you guys got it at 49.99.....
#8glory of power metalPosted 12/4/2012 5:59:35 PM
Games last gen costed an average of 3-5 million to develop. Games this gen cost 15-20 million with some games including some CoD's, God of War 3, and Gran Turismo 5 clocking in at 50 million.

That's why it's annoying when people wah wah wah because they think games are unfairly expensive.
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#9NeoGeoXSegaPosted 12/4/2012 6:56:56 PM
From: glory of power metal | #008
Games last gen costed an average of 3-5 million to develop. Games this gen cost 15-20 million with some games including some CoD's, God of War 3, and Gran Turismo 5 clocking in at 50 million.

That's why it's annoying when people wah wah wah because they think games are unfairly expensive.


Maybe the first MW game cost 20 million to make, but each game after that reuses the same engine & assists. The cost for making each goes way down.
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#10glory of power metalPosted 12/5/2012 5:21:38 AM
Maybe the first MW game cost 20 million to make, but each game after that reuses the same engine & assists. The cost for making each goes way down.

MW2 costed between 40-50 million to make, and Black Ops was estimated at 18-28. They went from very expensive to about average in development costs, not anywhere near what would be considered a cheap game to make.

Keep in mind, as much as a lot of assets get reused, it takes extra manpower and money to get the games out in a year rather than 2-4 like most games get .
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