The reason Sony can charge $70 for games is simple

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#1  Edited By NathanDrakeSwag  Online
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Their games are worth the price of admission.

Demon's Souls - 9/10

Returnal - 9/10

Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart - 9/10

Guilty Gear Strive - 9/10

FF7R Intergrade - 10/10

Real gamers just want to play the best games and $70 is chump change for the highest quality of gaming entertainment. Kudos to Big Dog Jim Ryan and Sony for understanding that and now both Sony and the consumers are reaping the rewards of this proven strategy.

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#2 Zero_epyon
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oh boy I see where this is gonna go...

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#3  Edited By deactivated-60cb3701bc83b
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Basically they know their fanboys are stupid enough to pay it without question.

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Reassurance thread counter

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Really stinking up the joint these dayzz. lol :P

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#7 VFighter
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I know this is just a troll thread (this place is so tiring with the non stop trolling from all sides) but there is some truth to this thread.

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#8 Gym_Lion
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I'm not paying £70 for a game. Don't care what it is.

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#9 Miyomatic
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Facts. You want the best, you gotta pay up or wait for a discount.

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#10 Pedro
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Didn't someone post UK sales and the $60 Spiderman game was in the top 20 and the $70 Returnal game was absent?😎

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#11 Archangel3371
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Thankfully by time I get around to getting a PS5 all those games will be MUCH cheaper. 😅

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#12 Zero_epyon
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so many hooks so far. This thread's gonna go poorly.

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In half a year, the PS5 has more 9/10 than the X will have in 5 years, and forget about the 10/10, the X will never have one.

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@hardwenzen said:

In half a year, the PS5 has more 9/10 than the X will have in 5 years, and forget about the 10/10, the X will never have one.

Forget the X, no Microsoft game has ever scored a 10. Their highest rated game is still Halo CE from 2001. It was all downhill from there.

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@NathanDrakeSwag said:
@hardwenzen said:

In half a year, the PS5 has more 9/10 than the X will have in 5 years, and forget about the 10/10, the X will never have one.

Forget the X, no Microsoft game has ever scored a 10. Their highest rated game is still Halo CE from 2001. It was all downhill from there.

So, we're back to taking GS score seriously again then?

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@Zero_epyon said:

oh boy I see where this is gonna go...

And it didn't take too long to see who took the bait🤭

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@davillain- said:
@Zero_epyon said:

oh boy I see where this is gonna go...

And it didn't take too long to see who took the bait🤭

lol that's a good quote!

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@NathanDrakeSwag said:

Their games are worth the price of admission.

Demon's Souls - 9/10

Returnal - 9/10

Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart - 9/10

Guilty Gear Strive - 9/10

FF7R Intergrade - 10/10

Real gamers just want to play the best games and $70 is chump change for the highest quality of gaming entertainment. Kudos to Big Dog Jim Ryan and Sony for understanding that and now both Sony and the consumers are reaping the rewards of this proven strategy.

Or just buy those games on PC with better graphics and controls for a third of the price. Thanks Jim Ryan!

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Yet in a recent poll most people said games shouldn't be that price.

Still waiting for anyone to show where the extra money actually goes.

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#20 WonderWinner
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Same people falling for the same bait. 🤭

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@wonderwinner said:

Same people falling for the same bait. 🤭

Well the OP is a Master Baiter.

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@vfighter said:

I know this is just a troll thread (this place is so tiring with the non stop trolling from all sides) but there is some truth to this thread.

Is there though? I have a PS5 with Spiderman and MM that I got off ebay for 50. I thought about Ratchet and Clank, but I know it's not a game I'd spend 70 dollars on, I don't care how pretty it looks, or how high it scores. Spiderman was phenomenal.....not for 70 dollars though.

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@gym_lion said:
@wonderwinner said:

Same people falling for the same bait. 🤭

Well the OP is a Master Baiter.

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#24 Zero_epyon
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@gym_lion said:
@wonderwinner said:

Same people falling for the same bait. 🤭

Well the OP is a Master Baiter.

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@Zero_epyon said:
@gym_lion said:
@wonderwinner said:

Same people falling for the same bait. 🤭

Well the OP is a Master Baiter.

He master baited 😉

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All those games suck, just like the pedo which is Drake.

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@tdkmillsy said:

Yet in a recent poll most people said games shouldn't be that price.

Still waiting for anyone to show where the extra money actually goes.

Lol at anonymous polls. We have no idea who voted or how many alts voted. It was likely a bunch of salty broke Xbox fanboys because the sales are in and Sony's $70 bangers have all been successful.

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You cows are so cringe...

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#29 lundy86_4
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Imagine shilling price hikes this hard.

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@lundy86_4 said:

Imagine shilling price hikes this hard.

It's a new kind of stupid, good for Sony.

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@lundy86_4 said:

Imagine shilling price hikes this hard.

Why shouldn't higher quality games cost more? You pay a premium for better cars, better clothes, better food. Why shouldn't Sony charge more for 9/10 and 10/10 bangers than Microsoft charges for shovelware like Bleeding Edge and Grounded?

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#32  Edited By lundy86_4
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@NathanDrakeSwag said:

Why shouldn't higher quality games cost more? You pay a premium for better cars, better clothes, better food. Why shouldn't Sony charge more for 9/10 and 10/10 bangers than Microsoft charges for shovelware like Bleeding Edge and Grounded?

Keep shilling those price hikes. It at least adds a bit of a laugh to SW.

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@lebanese_boy said:

It's a new kind of stupid, good for Sony.

Yeah... Genuinely perplexed. It's the exact opposite of ownage.

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sony simp

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#35  Edited By Djoffer123
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So is there no limits on how many times you are allowed to post the same shitty thread??

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#36  Edited By Pedro
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Let us not forget a worthy contender for the $70 pricetag 🤭

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#37  Edited By Moistcarrot
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@iamdavey said:

Basically they know their fanboys are stupid enough to pay it without question.

This, if Nintendo can get away with it why shouldn't Sony? This is also the same company who started charging people to pay to play online during the ps4 era and no one seemed to care.

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#38  Edited By hardwenzen  Online
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If lems liked their console manufacturer as much as we, cows, love Sony, they would have accepted that $120 XBL with no question asked. All this tells me is that lems are not true fans of Microsoft.

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only if you have low standards and the only games that were ever worth 70 dollars alot of ways were n64 games like turok and n64 wave race and mario kart and mario 64 you know real legend games?

plus cartridges are more durable than blu ray disk, that also was a contributing factor aswell.

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@killerpainrulez said:

only if you have low standards and the only games that were ever worth 70 dollars alot of ways were n64 games like turok and n64 wave race and mario kart and mario 64 you know real legend games?

plus cartridges are more durable than blu ray disk, that also was a contributing factor aswell.

And why would you need them to be more durable? Do you sit on your games? Maybe drive your car over them? Who cares if its more durable. I have never, no matter the system, broke a game. Dunno wtf you people are doing with your games if durability is a plus for you.

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@hardwenzen said:

If lems liked their console manufacturer as much as we, cows, love Sony, they would have accepted that $120 XBL with no question asked. All this tells me is that lems are not true fans of Microsoft.

Lemmings don't even know why they like Microsoft. They just hate Sony. I believe they're just xenophobic.

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Mostly weeboo oriented games

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^Case in point.

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I paid $69.99 for the big box'd earthbound back in 1994. It came in a super sized box with a strategy guide.

How long have these folks have been gaming that they won't pay $70 today? Prices could get that high for cartridge based games along time ago especially some n64 ones.

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@zerothehero said:

I paid $69.99 for the big box'd earthbound back in 1994. It came in a super sized box with a strategy guide.

How long have these folks have been gaming that they won't pay $70 today? Prices could get that high for cartridge based games along time ago especially some n64 ones.

Stimulus check Xbox gamers don't want to pay for games at all. They've become entitled and believe every game should be given away for $1 just because Microsoft does it with their 4/10 flops.

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@hardwenzen said:
@killerpainrulez said:

only if you have low standards and the only games that were ever worth 70 dollars alot of ways were n64 games like turok and n64 wave race and mario kart and mario 64 you know real legend games?

plus cartridges are more durable than blu ray disk, that also was a contributing factor aswell.

And why would you need them to be more durable? Do you sit on your games? Maybe drive your car over them? Who cares if its more durable. I have never, no matter the system, broke a game. Dunno wtf you people are doing with your games if durability is a plus for you.

When you were a kid, it was great to beable to just grab the cartridge and throw it in your pocket and ride over to your friends house and play it on their console so you could play multiplayer.

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@zerothehero said:

I paid $69.99 for the big box'd earthbound back in 1994. It came in a super sized box with a strategy guide.

How long have these folks have been gaming that they won't pay $70 today? Prices could get that high for cartridge based games along time ago especially some n64 ones.

Two reasons. First off, that game included a strategy guide which at the time usually cost around $15, so you weren't paying for just the game. Secondly, games were more expensive to deliver and bring to market. Printed circuit boards had to be manufactured, ROM chips had to be purchases, SRAM chips and various other components such as resistors and capacitors installed, and a shell had to be molded. That costs significantly more than making something available as a digital download, or pressing out a plastic disc.

Publishers delivering games to their customers have gotten significantly cheaper. That justifies the price for games staying at around the $60 point, or even less. Indie games which have more players and better gameplay than overhyped AAA trash usually only sell for $20-$30. I see indie studios consistently producing better products at a third the price, and generally speaking they put more art and passion into what they create where AAA stuff is entirely about maximizing profits, hence why so many of them use micro transaction, gacha schemes, paid for cosmetics, day 1 DLC, and have even resorted to leaving the endings out of some games to deliver in a paid-for DLC.

Why should anyone pay $70 now when better is available at much, much less?

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#48 killerpainrulez
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cartridges will always be better and they cost more to manufacture no excuse for sony games to be costing 70 dollars thats just greed/pushing their limit, like nvidia is doing with graphics cards.

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it's not about how much ''space'' you can fill up, with filler garbage, it's about the quality you put in that ''space'' and actually more limited space in a way makes u produce better quality, because ir pushes you to have a higher form of quality knowing you have limited space.

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@killerpainrulez said:
@hardwenzen said:
@killerpainrulez said:

only if you have low standards and the only games that were ever worth 70 dollars alot of ways were n64 games like turok and n64 wave race and mario kart and mario 64 you know real legend games?

plus cartridges are more durable than blu ray disk, that also was a contributing factor aswell.

And why would you need them to be more durable? Do you sit on your games? Maybe drive your car over them? Who cares if its more durable. I have never, no matter the system, broke a game. Dunno wtf you people are doing with your games if durability is a plus for you.

When you were a kid, it was great to beable to just grab the cartridge and throw it in your pocket and ride over to your friends house and play it on their console so you could play multiplayer.

Wasn't my case. Was pretty gentle with my stuff even when i was a kid cuz i knew that if i broke it, my parents wouldn't buy me a 2nd copy.