Originally Posted by lordikon
Ah, the bi-annual article whining about game prices.
Anyone whining about game prices hasn't been gaming very long.
Price I paid for Atari games in 1986 = $50
Price I paid for NES games in 1988 = $50
Price I paid for SNES games in 1992 = $50
Price I paid for N64/PS1 games in 1998 = $50
Price I paid for PS2/XBOX games in 2002 = $50
Price I pay for PS3/XBox360 games now = $60
Now, go adjust each of these prices for inflation and you'll find that prices of video games have dropped almost every year for the last 25 years. Making games is a business, and saying they're too expensive just because SOME companies make decent profits even while prices are dropping is stupid.
This is useless without sales statistics.
Games consoles are a lot more accessible now, and they're in nearly every home in all first world countries.
Unless you can prove me with some sales statistics stating that:
A) Volume of games sold has not increased in 20 years
B) Volume of games sold has decreased over the past 20 years
If you can provide this proof then your statement would be correct. However I bet game sales has gone up tenfold in the past 20 years, more volume should equal a lower price tag.
However I still think that when people are buying 8 million copies of COD it's hard to justify a price break. Why lower the price of something that people are obviously willing to buy.Edited by IcedEarth - 1/8/12 at 10:47am