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Originally Posted by VulcanDragon
I was actually referring to ALL games, not just console games. PC games probably should be starting at $60 too, especially considering that they get discounted so much faster than console games.



You're right, but the technology maturation level of the media format is not the price driver in game prices. Game development costs have risen to millions of dollars, and a game is only considered "successful" by the publisher if it makes something like five times its production costs. That's the price driver.
I don't think that pc games should start at $60 unless it's some sort of speical edition version. Console games are getting higher because they need to pass the cost of hardware through the games. With pc games, they don't have to pass the cost of any hardware onto the end user, so I think $50 is a fair enough cost.
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If I'm not mistaken...the high price was wrong because of a Yen conversion screwup?? Does that sound right?
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Originally Posted by Mootsfox
I don't think that pc games should start at $60 unless it's some sort of speical edition version. Console games are getting higher because they need to pass the cost of hardware through the games. With pc games, they don't have to pass the cost of any hardware onto the end user, so I think $50 is a fair enough cost.
The price of creating a PC game has exploded to 10 times what it was even a few short years ago. There are costs that need to be recouped there, too.

But even ignoring any of those recouping cost arguments...basic inflationary pressure should have increased the price of games eventually, but the price has been around $50 since the Apple ][ days!
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Originally Posted by VulcanDragon
The price of creating a PC game has exploded to 10 times what it was even a few short years ago. There are costs that need to be recouped there, too.

But even ignoring any of those recouping cost arguments...basic inflationary pressure should have increased the price of games eventually, but the price has been around $50 since the Apple ][ days!
The last new full priced game I bought was BF2 in April. I usually wait until prices drop to $20-30 and then pick up the games. I shouldn't be whining about higher games prices, I'll just wait another month
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i just hope that i get new games with my purchases. (sound and video card. got a bunch.) i've only bought 4 or 5 games for this computer.
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