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Well... In Chile we pay around CLP $32.900 which is roughly USD $65... though some stores actually charge around USD $100 for new releases.
There's only ONE store in Chile that trades games in a very fair price range, for example, 3 or 4 months in, prices would drop to CLP $27.900 which is USD $55, and after a year or so, prices would fall down to CLP $12.900 which would be approximately USD$25. Great prices keep gamers alive!
If it only was 60 us dollars here, but it's 60 euros and it's bit too much. 40€ would be sweet spot imo. And it was while we could get games that price until our government changed the laws about bypassing VAT. Now at the moment next-gen games are listed ~69€, wooooah!!11 Not going to a single game with that ridiculous price. At least I can buy semi new games on Steam like 29€ should less tho, because 1 us $ isn't 1 euro.
Firstly guys the important thing about Jess's new items was the cost of new gen games not Ellen Pages nudity (Really!!!! getting off over what amounts to a cartoon PPPlease.....!!) Secondly with today economy we need governments to think about just what they are going to do about piracy? reduce taxes make games cheaper therefore cutting the need for piracy, bring the cost of new games down so that they are reasonable prices allowing joe public to put his/her hand in his/her pocket more often. How about developers maybe making slightly smaller margins on their profits.
Unfortunately games don't feed families, heat homes or fuel cars, think about that next time you ask for the next new gen game from your parents or if your a big growed up gamer maybe think "can I wait a bit they will soon come down in price" and there is a great second hand market.
Oh my! Is that a Balance pendant hanging from Jess' neck!?
Can't believe it! Just as I had posted that she looked like April Ryan a couple of shows ago!
I WINK BACK AT YOU FATE! (Or Jess, if you're reading this :P)
The price for anything should be whatever the consumer is willing to pay.
However, the price elasticity for each game is different, so retailers/publishers will need to adjust the price according to demand.
Well , we all know that in the end of the generation Sony will have again the best games , like with ps1 , ps2 and ps3 . Nuff said . ( Btw i am getting both next gen systems since i want to play all the excsluives and my main gaming systems is my pc . )
Thats not true . No pc GAMER will pirate it . Have you heard about Steam ? And pc games have a launch price of 40 ( like watch dogs ) , not 60 or even 70 ( like gta v ) .
$60 for a game is simply a rip off , Blue Ray discs are Blue Ray discs so a PS4 disc does not cost more than a PS3 disc which is already overpriced by about $15.
Supposedly according to Sony's own PR spiel PS4 games are easier to develop too so the extra cost simply does not add up.
In my opinion if games were a reasonable price ie $20 - $25 they would sell a hell of lot better and make more profit in the end.Instead we have a huge secondhand game business where game companies don't see the profit ...well done on that business model ..lol
Whether or not $60 is fair for a new release game seems silly. Some games are worth it, some aren't, and different gamers will have different opinions about which games are worth it. $60 doesn't seem all that bad. Given inflation, games are cheaper now (at least here in the US, I can't say for other countries) than they've ever been. I don't want to see them go higher than $60, but $60 isn't too much.
Her voice seems to have gotten smoother, also the rithym sounds better, hearing it is now less of a job and more like a pleasure.
Here in Brazil we pay an avarege of R$180,00 per game... Most of my friends are holding off to see how much the next gen games are going to cost here.
we are the internet and we love boobs! now for somthing a little festive jess show us your pumpkins :)
im happy for the ps4 more so though i wont be getting one right away. also as far as game pricing $60 for a new ps4 or xbox1 game sound fair if they drop new ps3 and xbox 360 games to $40.
Gotta feel for Aussies like Jess. Paying $100AUD seems like a highway robbery to me. I don't get why they can't produce the game disc in Australia since they can transfer the source code through online and print games in there to distribute. I suppose the machinery would be expensive but in the long run it will be cheaper to maintain.
So, from what I've been reading, people think that Americans don't have a right to complain about $60 games when other countries have their prices so much higher. Where is the logic in that??? "Your games are overpriced but our games are more overpriced so you cannot complain."
First of all, a lot of these games either made in America or in a country where the price is compatible. For this reason, game developers would have to pay to export their product to these other countries. And do you think this export cost is going to come out of their (already huge) wallet? No, they are going to make up for it in prices.
Yes, other countries have it worse. However that doesn't mean that game devs aren't screwing EVERYONE with their high game prices. I know there are some games that are "worth it" and I wouldn't have a problem with those games entering the market with a $60 price tag as long as they lowered the price after the developer starts making profit. When companies pull profits (not revenue) of $1 billion or more and still have their game sitting on shelves for $60 or more, that is a huge F-U to gamers. What ever happened to the high end games going into "greatest-hits" mode then returning to the shelves at $20?
I own and enjoy all three major consoles as well as a PC. I play primarily on my PS3 but have been thinking for a while of switching to my PC because of Steam. Did anybody see what RedBox did to companies like Blockbuster after Blockbuster was screwing people with their high rental prices? I have a fear that Steam will do the same thing to this whole console market if devs don't step it up. => my 2 cents.
60$ or 60€ for a game with 50 or more hours of content is fine, but very few games have that and most of them don't have even half of that. On the other hand, after a year or so after the release, most games' price drops, so all you have to do is wait to buy the game you want at a more fair price. The last full priced game I bought was Super Mario Galaxy for 50€, since then I started waiting for the prices to drop before buying them. I bought MGS4 for 30€ a year after its release. And this is only for brand new games, because there's also used games with even lower prices.
@driftingsilvia Agreed. I'm not paying $100 for a game unless it comes with lots of extra content over time and some decent swag. If games go up to 70, I'll stop getting them at retailers and just buy them on EBay used.
@hikaruai Yeah $40 would be the sweet spot for me. I'd buy even more games if they were priced that low. For DD, $30 should be the highest price.
@hikaruai if you converto local currency to $, new games here costs $80-120. currently I can get secondhand GTAV for 80$
@csward This is not strictly true since the games market is not a free competitive market and products are exclusive, just cause 1000 people are willing to pay $100 does not make it a good price and clearly the evidence of consumers says that they are willing to pay $20 but not so much $60.
Also tell me how a digital download can be worth the same cost as a physical product with packaging , printing and distribution costs ? The simple answer It's Not !
@RandomAvatar Nah, not creepy at all
@bigodedoido Elect a government that will overturn these protectionist tariffs how about?
@SirToxe for any game
@surfacegeek I feel like this is a good measure too, always have. Though I'll make concessions and pay more for smaller, indie studios who are often making awesome worthy games that last just a couple of hours.
@surfacegeek or 4 quarters!
@imrangr1 Sadly the transfer of source code is still considered an export and would be subject to tariffs still.
@forcefactor13 Then "Online Pass" is game devs witty F-U counter-response, lol. Game devs have been trying this and it seems to be happening more and more. Hopefully this will not be an attribute of all future games.
@be_ashketchup Not just on super slow connections -- its slow on most connections.
And yeah the old site was wayyyy faster.
@smokeless_0225 long post :/
@smokeless_0225 I hear what you're saying about export cost been added to games but where is the export cost in a digital copy of the game? Having friends of in the great USA and me down under i know that the pricing is not a far go price not even if you change the cost of US$ to AUS$.
@Unraed God knows if they are doing something or not... if this is going to be like that for a month or so i have to switch to ign.