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I personally don't buy any game above €49. Unless it is a special edition that comes with coolio stuff (metal case, artwork booklet, soundtrack and so on)
So you want a washed up 1990's rappers stuff?
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You think the games in America are expensive?
Come to Australia. Each and every new release game is $100+
The cheapest you'll find is $9.99.
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It pisses me off how Ive seen games rise in price over the years. The only good to come from it, is that the market as whole has gained more respect because of how much its worth. Now, IDK if that's a good or bad thing for the consumers.
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Well GTA is price inelastic

Most games on shelves were way less, and games stay at their launch price way longer now then before.

You find 1+ yr old games selling for $60 still
The PS2 allowed developers to charge as much or little as they wanted for their games. Hardly anyone made 30 dollar games, and the ones that were, were utter crap. Most were 50.
post #25 of 88
I will not buy games that are over $50. I usually wait for a sale or a year before getting games though. The game has to be really good to get my $50 and i usually play demo and blow it off. I would rather go to my friends house who has it and play it on his pc.
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$60 might be expensive, but there is no way in hell I am playing a micro-transaction game. Except for arcade machines, but a real pro like me only needs a single quarter.
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Honestly, $60 is WAAY too much to pay nowadays. With the economy the way it is, people are more cautious with their money. Half the reason companies dont always see good sales figures is because their product isn't competitively priced.

I mean, look at Steam. When stuff goes on sale on Steam, the games fly out of the store. Valve says they make a profit off sheer volume of games sold.

Im also cautious, because I usually dont want to buy some crappy console port at $60, and if there is no multiplayer, thats another reason for me to stay away from the game. I would say Single player only games should retail for $30, with games with multiplayer at $40.

DLC should always be free for PC, around $5 on consoles (MAYBE).
post #28 of 88
The last game I've paid 60 dollars for is super mario rpg. That shows something... Games should never be priced over 40.
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I just wish STEAM prices were cheaper compared to package retail prices.
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LOL! Because 60 bucks for a (potentially) complete game experience sure is oppressive compared to dishing out ONLY 10 bucks every week to upgrade your weapon from a plastic spork to a machine gun.

I mean, you don't HAVE to buy the upgrade...
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