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I'll put my $1500 for PS3 and 5 games into building a new pc which is prettier than what the ps3 will give anyways.
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YESSS PS3 is cheaper!!!!!!!!!

Gonna pre-order and resell 2 consoles now!!!!!
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Originally Posted by mrjminer
Well, I think the cost of games is acceptable and realistic.
The increase to $60 that the X360 introduced us to was unwelcome, but long overdue. Game prices have been at $50 for, oh, forever; and basic inflationary pressure had to eventually give way.

But these PS3 game prices are over the top. First the console is off-the-charts expensive, 20% more than the competition (and not going to be dropped in the US, like it has been in apan); and now the games are more expensive too, 17%-25% more expensive than the competition? Seriously...what is Sony smoking? They are quite literally killing themselves before the console even hits the shelves!
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Originally Posted by VulcanDragon
The increase to $60 that the X360 introduced us to was unwelcome, but long overdue. Game prices have been at $50 for, oh, forever; and basic inflationary pressure had to eventually give way.

But these PS3 game prices are over the top. First the console is off-the-charts expensive, 20% more than the competition (and not going to be dropped in the US, like it has been in apan); and now the games are more expensive too, 17%-25% more expensive than the competition? Seriously...what is Sony smoking? They are quite literally killing themselves before the console even hits the shelves!
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Agreed, $80 for a video game? Sorry Sony, this is exactly like the games in the end of the 16 bit era. $75 for mortal kombat 2 and all. It has to be a damn fine game for me to even spend $50 call me cheap but thats how it is, $60?, it better be game of the year material. $80? Not gonna happen, I maintain, no Final Fanstasy game is worth $80, no Metal Gear Solid is worth $80, Gran Turismo is going to charge you for "unlockable" content, OH YA AND $80 for the game... Tekken maybe? Not for $80... Oh joy WWE SmackDown Uber Sweaty Edition... $80, Madden or any of the plethora of EA sports games $80, no thanks. The cost of development does not warrant $80 and the only reason it is this way is because Sony has a massive (and unjustified) tech erection for blu-ray.

It's f-ing highway robbery, they're using blu-ray to jack up costs, and for what, so we can watch movies in hi-def? Cause games need 30 gigs? We're not stupid Sony. Is hi-def worth these kinds of prices? No. F blu-ray!!! F Sony, and F the ps3 up it's you know where, with a giant enemy crabs weak spot for massive damage, YOU HEAR THAT KAZ?!!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
BLAHHHRRRG!!!:swearing:
Z0MG PS3 PRICE IS IMBA11!!1 F1X PLZ!1!
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Originally Posted by VulcanDragon
The increase to $60 that the X360 introduced us to was unwelcome, but long overdue. Game prices have been at $50 for, oh, forever; and basic inflationary pressure had to eventually give way.

I dunno, I'm not sold on $60m being justified.......or do console games come on some special DVDs, because paying $60 for an Xbox 360 game that is only $50 or so if you bought the PC version seems a little funny. I paid $50 for my copy of Civ 4 at launch, it's 2 discs, a fold out map, and a huge spiral bound instruction manual. For $60 I could get a 360 game in a plastic clamshell with a flimsey manual and a single disc (oh, and about 3 hours of gameplay).

Inflation yes, but you also have to account for lower production costs as the technology matures....I would say DVDs are pretty mature.

As to gameplay, you have to seperate long games that are long just for the sake of being long and games that are good and draw you in as well as having longer gameplay.

$75 for games? After paying $500 for a console? No, I don't think these are going to sell very well at all.......
post #26 of 45
Gran Turismo HD is gonna cost $80 plus around $700-$800 to unlock all of the cars and courses. Screw that.
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Gran Turismo HD is gonna cost $80 plus around $700-$800 to unlock all of the cars and courses. Screw that.
rofl yah I agree that is BS. I still stand by that the price is warranted for the games themselves, though
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Gran Turismo HD is gonna cost $80 plus around $700-$800 to unlock all of the cars and courses. Screw that.
WHAT!?
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Sony is going DOWN THE DRAIN.
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Originally Posted by Murlocke
Wow this is getting ridicious, I thought games at 50$ was bad then xbox comes and sets games at 60$, and thats seriously alot of money for 6 hours of entertainment.

Game prices keeps going up!
Length of games keeps going down!

Gaming is doomed if it stays on this track. It seems like in 5 years were gonna be paying 150$ for 3 hours of entertainment.
If all of you are so mad because you only get 3 hours of entertainment, there is something wrong. You're probably whizzing through games on the easiest difficulty without doing anything except the main quest. If not, then go kick Fatal1ty's ass, because you probably could.

Even so, you should try renting games (even if that doesn't work on the PS3) so you get about 20 hours of entertainment for your $50 (about six or seven rentals).

That being said, I would like to see less price spikes in video games. $60 was needed for the devs, but increasing the price more than 50% from one generation to the next ($50 to $75-$80) is going too far.
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