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View Poll Results: What price would you be prepared to pay?
5 1 1.92%
10 0 0%
15 0 0%
20 6 11.54%
25 4 7.69%
30 11 21.15%
35 2 3.85%
40 20 38.46%
45 3 5.77%
50 5 9.62%
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Old 11-05-09, 06:03 PM   #1
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Default Optimal price point for games?

So what's your guesstimate on where the optimal price point for games is?
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Old 11-05-09, 06:17 PM   #2
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If console games were $40 instead of $60 I would probably buy a lot more of them instead of waiting to buy it from people later.

PC games at $50 are reasonable imo.
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Old 11-05-09, 06:30 PM   #3
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Only recently has it been possible for Australians to buy new release games for ~$50. It's a combination of the existence of steam and the strong Australian dollar. I must say I'm loving it. There is no excuse to pirate a game, $50 is pretty good, seeing as we normally have been paying $80-$100 since forever.
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Old 11-05-09, 06:32 PM   #4
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I chose 35 but thats 35 not $

I have never and will never pay more than 35 for 1 game.
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Old 11-05-09, 06:38 PM   #6
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When the huge steam deal sales are taken into consideration I'd say that most people would buy almost any game at 20$(instead of illegally downloading it).
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Old 11-05-09, 07:07 PM   #7
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GTA IV 9 @ Morrisons (with 10% discount)

Far Cry 2 5.99 bundle disk from eBay

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Crysis 1 (same place)


Last game I got that cost full price was Shift (25 from Blockbuster) but that was a gift.



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$40 is pretty reasonable IMO.
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Default Re: Optimal price point for games?

I voted $40... that is the price point where I would buy damn near any good game in my chosen genres.

That said, some games are worth $60 or even twice that to me... Dragon Age, Fallout 3, etc..
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Not above 50 for pc games, though I would gladly pay 40. I think NFS:S was like 60 at launch, which is totally ridiculous.
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The vast majority seem to think $60 is a fair price for new games Bob, so I doubt it is "ridiculous."
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Default Re: Optimal price point for games?

It all depends on the game.

I'll spend $50 or more on a great game, where as a game that's less likely to be awesome will be worth far less to me.

Considering that HORRIBLE games for the Atari were $50 back in 1980 when that was a hell of a lot more money, I don't think $50 is unreasonable for a modern AAA game.
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