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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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.
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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