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Old 05-17-05, 09:34 PM   #1
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Default Next Gen Console Games Jump to $60

Well, I've stumbled upon on rather interesting prices on the next gen console games. EBGames has a ton of XBOX360 releases for $59.99! Holy crap, do they really need to up the price on the games every time a new console comes out? Geez . . . .
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Old 05-17-05, 09:38 PM   #2
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Well, I've stumbled upon on rather interesting prices on the next gen console games. EBGames has a ton of XBOX360 releases for $59.99! Holy crap, do they really need to up the price on the games every time a new console comes out? Geez . . . .

that's kinda lame....

i would understand for PS3 since they are using new technology for their games (Blu-ray, i would understand it but not like it) but X-Box 360 is using regular DVDs....

so that = teh lame....
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Old 05-17-05, 09:39 PM   #3
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I also figured that M$ would drop their price on the original XBOX. I wouldn't mind buying a regular XBOX before buying the 360 . . .
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Old 05-17-05, 09:45 PM   #4
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Not surprising, due to the increasing development cost of games. Since virtually every game now has such huge budgets, something has to offset that cost. Price hikes are already being put into effect for PC games (Doom 3 and Half-life 2), so now it seems next-gen consoles have joined the bandwagon. However, EBgames might not be totally correct, they could be guessing on the high end so that people don't get mad if they put some up for $50 then then the retail price turns out to be $60. I'm expecting at least a few of the games will still retail for $50.

Oh, and actually they haven't been raising the price every new console. In fact games used to be substantially more, SNES and Genesis games were $60 easilly (some reached as high as $100), N64 games were $70. Now they simply have to raise it because of one production cost instead of another (development carts rather than the costs of making a cartridge).
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Old 05-17-05, 09:50 PM   #5
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hmm my local eb has been charging 59.99 for NEW RELEASE console and pc games for a long time now lol. Well local when i lived in boston.
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Old 05-17-05, 11:44 PM   #6
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ummm lol we wish our games were 60 buks, i mean here in australia, the games are 90 or 100 buks a game!, ($89.95 or $99.95) u guys would hate to live here then :P
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Old 05-17-05, 11:58 PM   #7
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even australian born games are that expensive?
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Just bear in mind that the Aussie dollar equates to... it must be about US80c? NZ$ = 72 US cents, and games here range from 90-100 new.
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The AUS dollar only just beats teh candian dollar!

Game prices always get silly for a little while after launch, but midway through this generation publishers learned that a lower price point was really helping sales. If they launch this high, they would be foolish to stay this high.
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damn thats expensive
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That's why the consoles are so cheap. I just hope PC games don't cost that much!
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Well, I've stumbled upon on rather interesting prices on the next gen console games. EBGames has a ton of XBOX360 releases for $59.99! Holy crap, do they really need to up the price on the games every time a new console comes out? Geez . . . .
What? Video Games have always been $50.
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