Overclock.net › Forums › Video Games › Video Games - General › [N4G] Are Video Games becoming too Expensive?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[N4G] Are Video Games becoming too Expensive? - Page 7

post #61 of 102
$1.00 in 1989 had the same buying power as $1.82 in 2011.
Annual inflation over this period was 2.76%.
Unto The Void
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6800k Gigabyte G1 X99-Phoenix SLI Gigabyte GTX 1080 G1 32GB RipJaw 4 DDR4-3000 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 850 500GB Crucial M4 2 x Spinpoint F1 Samsung 850 1TB 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Noctua NH-D15S Windows 10 LG Ultrawide 29" Asus 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech 810 EVGA P2 650 Watt In Win 303 Logitech G502 
  hide details  
Reply
Unto The Void
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6800k Gigabyte G1 X99-Phoenix SLI Gigabyte GTX 1080 G1 32GB RipJaw 4 DDR4-3000 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 850 500GB Crucial M4 2 x Spinpoint F1 Samsung 850 1TB 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Noctua NH-D15S Windows 10 LG Ultrawide 29" Asus 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech 810 EVGA P2 650 Watt In Win 303 Logitech G502 
  hide details  
Reply
post #62 of 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by andrews2547 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by kikkO View Post

Umm, SNES games cost $90 back in the day, and that was 20 years ago. Factor in inflation and that $90 back in the 1990s is now ~$150.
So no, I think video games have gotten cheaper.

Compare the prices of last gen games to the prices of current gen games at around this time and you will see that the price is actually going up.

No you won't, games 7 years ago were $50. That equates to roughly $60 today, even with the recession. As I pointed out a few posts before yours, the cost for games has been dropping for about 25 years. Sure the price increases, but the relative costs are decreasing.
Foldatron
(17 items)
 
Mat
(10 items)
 
Work iMac
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 950 EVGA x58 3-way SLI EVGA GTX 660ti GTX 275 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
3x2GB Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 80GB Intel X25-M SSD 2TB WD Black 150GB WD Raptor 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x 150GB WD V-raptor in RAID0 Win7 Home 64-bit OEM 55" LED 120hz 1080p Vizio MS Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 
PowerCase
750W PC P&C Silencer CoolerMaster 690 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5 2500S AMD 6770M 8GB (2x4GB) at 1333Mhz 1TB, 7200 rpm 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
LG 8X Dual-Layer "SuperDrive" OS X Lion 27" iMac screen Mac wireless keyboard 
Mouse
Mac wireless mouse 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7-2600K AMD 6970M 1GB 16GB PC3-10600 DDR3 1TB 7200rpm 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
256GB SSD 8x DL "SuperDrive" OS X 10.7 Lion 27" 2560x1440 iMac display 
Monitor
27" Apple thunderbolt display 
  hide details  
Reply
Foldatron
(17 items)
 
Mat
(10 items)
 
Work iMac
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 950 EVGA x58 3-way SLI EVGA GTX 660ti GTX 275 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
3x2GB Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 80GB Intel X25-M SSD 2TB WD Black 150GB WD Raptor 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x 150GB WD V-raptor in RAID0 Win7 Home 64-bit OEM 55" LED 120hz 1080p Vizio MS Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 
PowerCase
750W PC P&C Silencer CoolerMaster 690 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5 2500S AMD 6770M 8GB (2x4GB) at 1333Mhz 1TB, 7200 rpm 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
LG 8X Dual-Layer "SuperDrive" OS X Lion 27" iMac screen Mac wireless keyboard 
Mouse
Mac wireless mouse 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7-2600K AMD 6970M 1GB 16GB PC3-10600 DDR3 1TB 7200rpm 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
256GB SSD 8x DL "SuperDrive" OS X 10.7 Lion 27" 2560x1440 iMac display 
Monitor
27" Apple thunderbolt display 
  hide details  
Reply
post #63 of 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by andrews2547 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by kikkO View Post

Umm, SNES games cost $90 back in the day, and that was 20 years ago. Factor in inflation and that $90 back in the 1990s is now ~$150.
So no, I think video games have gotten cheaper.

Compare the prices of last gen games to the prices of current gen games at around this time and you will see that the price is actually going up.

I'm not arguing about profit. Games cost a lot more to make, but are selling greater volumes, so I would imagine many game companies are making more, and there are a lot more gaming companies than there used to be. You guys can argue all you want about corporate greed, I'm just arguing that prices have decreased for 25 years if you account for inflation.
Foldatron
(17 items)
 
Mat
(10 items)
 
Work iMac
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 950 EVGA x58 3-way SLI EVGA GTX 660ti GTX 275 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
3x2GB Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 80GB Intel X25-M SSD 2TB WD Black 150GB WD Raptor 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x 150GB WD V-raptor in RAID0 Win7 Home 64-bit OEM 55" LED 120hz 1080p Vizio MS Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 
PowerCase
750W PC P&C Silencer CoolerMaster 690 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5 2500S AMD 6770M 8GB (2x4GB) at 1333Mhz 1TB, 7200 rpm 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
LG 8X Dual-Layer "SuperDrive" OS X Lion 27" iMac screen Mac wireless keyboard 
Mouse
Mac wireless mouse 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7-2600K AMD 6970M 1GB 16GB PC3-10600 DDR3 1TB 7200rpm 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
256GB SSD 8x DL "SuperDrive" OS X 10.7 Lion 27" 2560x1440 iMac display 
Monitor
27" Apple thunderbolt display 
  hide details  
Reply
Foldatron
(17 items)
 
Mat
(10 items)
 
Work iMac
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 950 EVGA x58 3-way SLI EVGA GTX 660ti GTX 275 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
3x2GB Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 80GB Intel X25-M SSD 2TB WD Black 150GB WD Raptor 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x 150GB WD V-raptor in RAID0 Win7 Home 64-bit OEM 55" LED 120hz 1080p Vizio MS Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 
PowerCase
750W PC P&C Silencer CoolerMaster 690 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5 2500S AMD 6770M 8GB (2x4GB) at 1333Mhz 1TB, 7200 rpm 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
LG 8X Dual-Layer "SuperDrive" OS X Lion 27" iMac screen Mac wireless keyboard 
Mouse
Mac wireless mouse 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7-2600K AMD 6970M 1GB 16GB PC3-10600 DDR3 1TB 7200rpm 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
256GB SSD 8x DL "SuperDrive" OS X 10.7 Lion 27" 2560x1440 iMac display 
Monitor
27" Apple thunderbolt display 
  hide details  
Reply
post #64 of 102
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by lordikon View Post

I'm not arguing about profit. Games cost a lot more to make, but are selling greater volumes, so I would imagine many game companies are making more, and there are a lot more gaming companies than there used to be. You guys can argue all you want about corporate greed, I'm just arguing that prices have decreased for 25 years if you account for inflation.

ye, i remember when PS3 - blu ray games we're first introduced.....it cost more to produce them than what they we're selling for. I'm happy paying £30-40 for a ps3 game - i remember paying around the same price for PS1 games at first
First Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k SandyBridge @4.0ghz MSI-P67A-G45 Intel P7 GeForce GTX 570 Corsair Vengeance Blue 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB + Corsair F 60GB SSD LG 10x Blu Ray Re-Writer Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit LG 23" True 120HZ 3D Widescreen Monitor 
PowerCase
Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 HAF 922 
  hide details  
Reply
First Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k SandyBridge @4.0ghz MSI-P67A-G45 Intel P7 GeForce GTX 570 Corsair Vengeance Blue 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB + Corsair F 60GB SSD LG 10x Blu Ray Re-Writer Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit LG 23" True 120HZ 3D Widescreen Monitor 
PowerCase
Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 HAF 922 
  hide details  
Reply
post #65 of 102
I wouldn't mind if they ploughed some of that monstrous profits back into the game development. $200 Million for GTA V anyone?
Main Rig.
(14 items)
 
Battlefield 2 review.
Battlefield 2 PC Game EA
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Bulldozer FX4100 Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2 MSI 7770 Kingston Hyper X | 2 x 2 GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD 2 TB  LiteON DVD/CD R-W Drive AMD Standard cooler Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
32' Luxor Full HD TV Microsoft comfort curce Antec 450 Watt OcUK Value case 
MouseAudio
Microsoft wireless mouse Logitech speakers & Bass 
  hide details  
Reply
Main Rig.
(14 items)
 
Battlefield 2 review.
Battlefield 2 PC Game EA
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Bulldozer FX4100 Gigabyte GA-M68MT-S2 MSI 7770 Kingston Hyper X | 2 x 2 GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD 2 TB  LiteON DVD/CD R-W Drive AMD Standard cooler Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
32' Luxor Full HD TV Microsoft comfort curce Antec 450 Watt OcUK Value case 
MouseAudio
Microsoft wireless mouse Logitech speakers & Bass 
  hide details  
Reply
post #66 of 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by runnin17 View Post

I also remember back in the day that games were of much, much higher quality than they are today. Not to mention the cost to produce and market games were more expensive with older generations of consoles.

Have to disagree with this 100%.

I've been playing video games for 30 years. I've played a lot more games on older systems that never should have been released than there are now.
Upstairs Rig
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k Asus Maximus VI Hero evga 1080 Ti with Hybrid mod Corsair Vengeance Pro 2133 mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 500gb WD Caviar Black Corsair h100i GTX Windows 8.1 64bit 
MonitorPowerCase
xb280hk EVGA Supernova 1000 G2 Corsair Carbide Air 540 
  hide details  
Reply
Upstairs Rig
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k Asus Maximus VI Hero evga 1080 Ti with Hybrid mod Corsair Vengeance Pro 2133 mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 EVO 500gb WD Caviar Black Corsair h100i GTX Windows 8.1 64bit 
MonitorPowerCase
xb280hk EVGA Supernova 1000 G2 Corsair Carbide Air 540 
  hide details  
Reply
post #67 of 102
Using Rockstar as an example is just trolling. Every game Rockstar rolls out is quality worth the money.
What
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6950X X99 Deluxe ASUS GTX Titan Black 32GB @ 3200 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 960 Pro Windows 10 Pro x64 Dell UltraSharp U3014 Microsoft SideWinder X4 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair AX860 NZXT Switch 810 Mionix Castor Asus Xonar STX + 2x LME49860NA OPs + HD650s 
  hide details  
Reply
What
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6950X X99 Deluxe ASUS GTX Titan Black 32GB @ 3200 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 960 Pro Windows 10 Pro x64 Dell UltraSharp U3014 Microsoft SideWinder X4 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair AX860 NZXT Switch 810 Mionix Castor Asus Xonar STX + 2x LME49860NA OPs + HD650s 
  hide details  
Reply
post #68 of 102
Yes, they are overpriced.

You could wait for a sale, but if they priced them better from day one more people would be inclined to buy them.

PC games especially have gone up drastically in recent years. Use to be £25 as the normal set price, that rose to £30 and suddenly £35 was acceptable for certain titles.

Steam were selling MW3 for £40. They truly are taking the piss there.

It's ok though, I just won't buy them as often and wait for the sales as suggested. Shame the ******* at EA choose to close studios instead of embracing the obvious solution, make them cheaper from the off.
Carbon GT
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600K @ 4.5Ghz Asus P8P67 Pro Gainward Titan 8GB Mushkin Ridgeback Redline 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
256GB Samsung 830 SSD - 240GB Vertex 2E SSD Samsung SH-B123L Blu Ray Windows 8 64-bit 23" Asus VG236 - 120hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
QPAD MK85 Corsair HX850 NZXT Phantom Cyborg RAT 7 
Mouse PadAudio
Ozone Gaming Gear Asus Xonar DGX 
  hide details  
Reply
Carbon GT
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600K @ 4.5Ghz Asus P8P67 Pro Gainward Titan 8GB Mushkin Ridgeback Redline 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
256GB Samsung 830 SSD - 240GB Vertex 2E SSD Samsung SH-B123L Blu Ray Windows 8 64-bit 23" Asus VG236 - 120hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
QPAD MK85 Corsair HX850 NZXT Phantom Cyborg RAT 7 
Mouse PadAudio
Ozone Gaming Gear Asus Xonar DGX 
  hide details  
Reply
post #69 of 102
I always take the price of a game I'm about to buy and compare it to the price of a movie and the price of two hours out at a bar in my town... then I ask myself if the money I'm about to pay will be a more efficient use of those entertainment funds, and will it provide more hours of entertainment for the dollar? Most games have to fall to $40 or less for me (because I factor in hassles related to glitches and patches) but I do make occasional exceptions for great releases and pay full price... with Deus Ex: HR being the most recent example.
The Hedgehog
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asrock Extreme 4 Gen3 Galaxy GTX 470 775/1550/1700 @ 1.0v Gskill Sniper DDR3 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 SSD Intel 330 SSD Asus Cooler Master Hyper 212+ 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 64 Pro Lenovo L2440x LED LCD 24" @ 1920x1200 OCZ ZX 850w Gold Corsair 500R White 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
The Hedgehog
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Asrock Extreme 4 Gen3 Galaxy GTX 470 775/1550/1700 @ 1.0v Gskill Sniper DDR3 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 SSD Intel 330 SSD Asus Cooler Master Hyper 212+ 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 64 Pro Lenovo L2440x LED LCD 24" @ 1920x1200 OCZ ZX 850w Gold Corsair 500R White 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #70 of 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arthur Hucksake View Post

Yes, they are overpriced.
You could wait for a sale, but if they priced them better from day one more people would be inclined to buy them.
PC games especially have gone up drastically in recent years. Use to be £25 as the normal set price, that rose to £30 and suddenly £35 was acceptable for certain titles.
Steam were selling MW3 for £40. They truly are taking the piss there.
It's ok though, I just won't buy them as often and wait for the sales as suggested. Shame the ******* at EA choose to close studios instead of embracing the obvious solution, make them cheaper from the off.

Not to mention steam are selling MW3 for $100 AUD here. Now THAT'S taking the piss.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Video Games - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Video Games › Video Games - General › [N4G] Are Video Games becoming too Expensive?