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Old 08-03-06, 02:36 AM   #1
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Default Wii games to cost $49.99

http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=66439

Wii games will cost $49.99 when Wii launch later this year, $10 less than both XBox 360 and also PS3's $59.99 games pricetag. But still $10 more expensive than Gamecube games titles for $39.99.

But in Europe it probably will cost 49.99, same price as both XBox 360 and PS3 pre-order games, upcoming Wii pre-order games cost 49.99 can be found at play.com.
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Old 08-03-06, 02:54 AM   #2
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Default Re: Wii games to cost $49.99

Well.... tough to say 10 dollars less than 360 games and whatnot... some 360 games launch for 39.99.
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Old 08-03-06, 03:20 AM   #3
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Well.... tough to say 10 dollars less than 360 games and whatnot... some 360 games launch for 39.99.
Yeah but I looked through Xbox 360 games catalogue at EBGames.com, only 3 Xbox 360 games cost $39.99 so far, 2 of them bundled with free faceplate.
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Old 08-03-06, 12:13 PM   #4
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Yeah but I looked through Xbox 360 games catalogue at EBGames.com, only 3 Xbox 360 games cost $39.99 so far, 2 of them bundled with free faceplate.
First party Microsoft games were also $49.99 at launch, same as Nintendo's games for the Wii will be.

Also, read the link next time. It says first party Nintendo games will potentially be $49.99, not that all Wii games will be $49.99. Third parties can charge whatever they want. Also, that article is flat out wrong: "That would put games like Super Mario Galaxy on store shelves for $10 less than their first-party Xbox 360 equivalents."...uhh, Kameo was $49.99 at launch, and now it's down to $29.99, so I don't know what they're smoking.
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Old 08-03-06, 12:32 PM   #5
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But still $10 more expensive than Gamecube games titles for $39.99.
$40 first party titles? What? When did this happen, I mean, I got a GC relatively late in its lifespan, but every first party game I've bought at launch has been 40 USD. Metroid Prime 2, Pikmin 2 was $50 until recently, Chibi Robo is still $50.

Oh well. $50 is still good compared to $60. I actually caught myself thinking "Wow, 99-Nights is launching at $50, thats pretty good...wait a minute, that's what the price always used to be!!! I've been tricked!"
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Old 08-03-06, 12:44 PM   #6
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Default Re: Wii games to cost $49.99

I don't see a problem with games costing more. Development costs have incrased 10x and games have increased 10$. Big deal. I paid $59.99 for Sega Master System's "Phantasy Star" like 20 years ago.
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Old 08-03-06, 02:40 PM   #7
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The price of games have actually went down. Remember Zelda: Ocarina of Time? That thing was like $70+ when it was released.
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I am with these two guys. I wish the cost of games were more. We want these devs to eat right?
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The price of games have actually went down. Remember Zelda: Ocarina of Time? That thing was like $70+ when it was released.
Yeah, N64 games were released for between $60 and $70. I'm not even sure if there were many that were $50 when they were released for the N64, but I remember the Player's Choice games (basically the equivalent to Greatest Hits/Platinum Hits) were $40! I mean really, the BUDGET games were $40! I think that's pretty ridiculous, especially when you consider the effect inflation has had since then.

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Wow, a budget game on the N64 cost almost as much as a brand new game at release on a recent system. How the hell did the kids pay for their own games back then...
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I am with these two guys. I wish the cost of games were more. We want these devs to eat right?
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Useless tidbit of info:

Phantasy Star IV for the SEGA Genesis was around $100 when it was released...
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Old 08-03-06, 06:08 PM   #12
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Phantasy Star IV for the SEGA Genesis was around $100 when it was released...
Oh yeah, and Virtua Racing was as well. Jeez, for the price of two Genesis games you could get a new system...
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