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#1 TheEroica  Moderator
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I'm wondering if the 70 dollar mark has changed your strategy for next gen gaming? We all consume games a little different, but there's a breaking point.

Last gen I nickel and dimed just about everything I could. I waited patiently for most every game I wanted to drop in price. I did buy a few 60s and a few 40s... But most game purchases stayed in that sub 30 dollar range.

I think this gen I'll buy even less day 1 games and more budget, but how about you? Can you find the patience? Do you care?

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#2  Edited By hardwenzen  Online
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$70 per game means i'll buy most all third party on pc. Those that i get on the ps5, will be sold after i am done with the game, but that is something i've been doing for a long while.

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#3  Edited By jaydan
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I am considering any 5 to 15 hour and any one-and-done type of game, no matter how AAA its production might be, will never be worth $70.

I play 5 to 15 hour quality indie games for a fraction of that price.

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#4 Telekill
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I don't buy games often these days. I generally stick with series I know I'll enjoy it look similar to ones I've enjoyed. I think I'm averaging a single game every 6 weeks or so. After I buy two games with PS5 in Nov, I'll be at 8 games this year; 2 of which were Sega Game Gear games.

$70 or not, I don't think I'll have the time for more gaming than that.

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#5 arkephonic
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I think the only next gen game I want is Diablo 4. I'll pay $70 for it and that's the only game I'll play all generation long.

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#6 hardwenzen  Online
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@jaydan said:

I am considering any 5 to 15 hour and any one-and-done type of game, no matter how AAA its production might be, will never be worth $70.

I play 5 to 15 hour quality indie games for a fraction of that price.

Just sell em on ebay as soon as you're done. If you're done with the game in a week, you should get most of your money back.

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#7 sakaiXx
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This gen (and the previous), that $70 or $80 can net you a good collector edition that have steelbook, artbook and sample soundtrack CD. I will have to adjust my spending of course and maybe just wait for sale on all the games, I have too much backlog right now anyway to bother.

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#8 NathanDrakeSwag
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Nah. I only buy my absolute most wanted games at full price as it is. Anything I'm not eager to play right away I wait for a sale on.

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#9  Edited By Ezekiel43
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Hopefully Nintendo doesn't follow too soon. I can't even remember the last Sony game I bought at sixty dollars. Their prices go down so fast anyway.

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#10 BlackShirt20
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The only game I plan on buying anytime soon is Cyberpunk and that’s $60.

So currently the price tag doesn’t effect me currently. If you want me to pay that kind of money, you better blow me away.

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#11  Edited By GirlUSoCrazy
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I will be ok spending it for games I really want like Demon's Souls, but usually I rarely pay full price for a game and don't see that changing. Game prices drop very quickly and I don't mind waiting. Not all first party games were full price on PS4 either, there will probably be less expensive games too.

Hopefully they do go back to $60, why wouldn't I want the potential for cheaper games? But third parties will be trying to do the same thing. And honestly, with deluxe and ultimate and season pass and other bundles a lot of people were already paying $80 or more for games.

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#12 maaatter
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The jump to $70 has actually made me consider switching to PC. Since skipping last gen I don't really have much skin in the game currently so when an AMD Ryzen 3 costs $99 and gaming has become less of a priority, it's hard to justify a $600 + $140 purchase.

But if I do stay on console, I'd seriously consider the Series S bundle through Microsoft since that would cut the worry about $70 games almost completely.

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#13  Edited By briguyb13
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Yep. I'm not spending $70 on any and every game that comes out. I'll get a few on day one but most will wait for deep sales. Got a huge backlog of titles and Game Pass, so it will be an easy wait.

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#14 mrbojangles25
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All the AAA games I play are generally on some subscription service, and frankly I don't play that many any more.

All the stuff I play these days is from small or independent developers and publishers, I tend to pay about $35 average for games and expect to continue paying that much.

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#15  Edited By DaVillain-  Moderator  Online
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Nothing has change my ways of paying full price for a game I want to play but however, its only effecting next-gen consoles for the price hike but not on PC. PC always get better deals, especially if you shop over at CDKeys to purchase new games for a low price and with that said, I'm staying with PC as my ultimate gaming machine and as far as I know, Nintendo doesn't seem to be charging $70 on their exclusives, so that's a good thing.

Edit: But of course, waiting for a sale doesn't take that long and its also sometimes worth waiting for GOTY+all DLC in one price is always a good thing.

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#16 briguyb13
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@davillain-: haha your Falcons blew another big lead yesterday. :P

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#17  Edited By DaVillain-  Moderator  Online
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@briguyb13 said:

@davillain-: haha your Falcons blew another big lead yesterday. :P

Funny enough, my expectations were low and the Falcons meet my expectation🤭

But seriously, they aren't doing good at all and Matt Ryan keeps giving the damn ball away. He really needs to go!

Edit: damnit, I thought we were in the lounge lol. You trick me!

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#18 PSP107
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@jaydan: "I am considering any 5 to 15 hour and any one-and-done type of game, no matter how AAA its production might be, will never be worth $70."

Most of the production goes to graphics and story. Gameplay gets the short end in development.

Anyway, I haven't paid full price for a game since Madden 05.

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#19 Phlop_Spencer
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No. I’m an adult with a high paying job. I’ll pay an extra 10 bones for the enjoyment I get out of high quality video games

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#20 I_P_Daily
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@davillain- said:
@briguyb13 said:

@davillain-: haha your Falcons blew another big lead yesterday. :P

Funny enough, my expectations were low and the Falcons meet my expectation🤭

But seriously, they aren't doing good at all and Matt Ryan keeps giving the damn ball away. He really needs to go!

Edit: damnit, I thought we were in the lounge lol. You trick me!

Yeah keep that fake football that you guys talk about to the lounge. Better yet why don't you guys keep it to the Sport Bar.

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#21 I_P_Daily
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@phlop_spencer said:

No. I’m an adult with a high paying job. I’ll pay an extra 10 bones for the enjoyment I get out of high quality video games

Sure quack, you'll just take whatever Sony tells you to take.

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#22 I_P_Daily
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I pay mostly $79 here in Australia, but Sony really are doing some fishy shit over here because that PS3 game (the name escapes me right now) is $124 here, that's a shit ton more than a $10 raise even with the conversion. Not only that but the next CoD is $109, now that's still a rort but not like the one Sony is doing.

Waiting to see what MS is charging. If its the same as what Sony is charging then they can take a long walk off of a short pier also.

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#23 Ant_17
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Nah, I buy used games mostly or on digital sales. Full price is when I really want a game, like cyberpunk and demons souls.

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#24 SOedipus  Online
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Not really. Our dollar is shit in Canada so see games that cost over $70 already. I rarely buy games day-one so it won't affect me.

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#25 Archangel3371
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No, not really a whole lot to be honest. There will probably be the odd game that I’ll wait for a sale but the games that I usually buy at full price now I’ll likely still buy full price with the +$10.

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#26  Edited By Chutebox
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Like I said before, only new game ill buy is demon's souls. Everything else will be used. I'm pretty patient now....kinda patient....only patient when money involved....most of the time.

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#27 briguyb13
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@Chutebox said:

Like I said before, only new game ill buy is demon's souls. Everything else will be used. I'm pretty patient now....kinda patient....only patient when money involved....most of the time.

Did you get a PS5 pre order bruh?

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#28 jaydan
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@hardwenzen: Or I'll just get games that have actual value.

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#29 Pedro
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Dial 1-800-Gamepass. 😎

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#30 Phlop_Spencer
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@Pedro: dial 1-800 gamepass for 4 decent rentals and then paying months in late fees

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#31 Phlop_Spencer
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@i_p_daily: unlike your broke ass, I have the luxury of playing games on any system or all that I choose. Sorry you’re stuck with only the xbone lol sucker

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#32 Chutebox
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@briguyb13: I did! I think. Target hasn't cancelled my order yet.

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#33 Pedro
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@phlop_spencer said:

@Pedro: dial 1-800 gamepass for 4 decent rentals and then paying months in late fees

Your bitterness is so tasty
Your bitterness is so tasty

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#34 briguyb13
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@Chutebox said:

@briguyb13: I did! I think. Target hasn't cancelled my order yet.

Lucky. For both systems I'll have to go get them the old fashioned way, unless more pre-orders open up online.

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#35 UnicycleMonke
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@TheEroica: I was already mostly a pc gamer, but this was the nail in the coffin. 70 dollars is just too much for me.

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#36 UnicycleMonke
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@ezekiel43: I've had trouble finding non used Nintendo games for less than 60 dollars and it kinda sucks :/ I'm basically gonna go fully digital or full pc at this point

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#37 sealionact
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Getting most of my gaming done on gamepass these days, but I'm ok with 70 for a couple of games like cyberpunk or a decent battlefield.

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#38 raugutcon
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Will $70 games change your ways?

Uhhhhhh ....... no ?

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#39  Edited By I_P_Daily
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@phlop_spencer said:

@i_p_daily: unlike your broke ass, I have the luxury of playing games on any system or all that I choose. Sorry you’re stuck with only the xbone lol sucker

No i choose what i want, you're stuck playing Sony's games and paying Sony's prices because Sony says so.

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#40 Sushiglutton
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Nah, it’s already so rare that I buy games day one. It’s just not worth it fir the most part. You can get a bug free version 6 months later for like a third of the price.

I predict that I’ll continue to be cheap next gen too!

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#41 2mrw  Online
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I never get the games new

70 dollars games mean they will take longer to devalue which sucks

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#42 svaubel
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It's rare that I buy games day-one and/or full priced as it is. So price hikes just mean I'll wait longer unless Im super hyped for a game.

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#43  Edited By Phlop_Spencer
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@i_p_daily: lol nice try buddy. Your budget chooses for you. Luckily between those heaps of shit you pay for on gamepass, there are a couple games worth playing.

But just to be clear , you’re a slave to almighty MS. I play the best of Nintendo games, playstation (including vr), and the best of ms games (not many to choose from) on my pc.

This next gen will further the gap between quality titles and MS shovelware. You’ll see, and you’ll still be making all your pathetic excuses. LOL, bro can you imagine if halo releases looking like it did? Incompetent MS can’t manage a project lololol. Save your tears I cry daily. You’ll need em

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#44 I_P_Daily
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@phlop_spencer said:

@i_p_daily: lol nice try buddy. Your budget chooses for you. Luckily between those heaps of shit you pay for on gamepass, there are a couple games worth playing.

But just to be clear , you’re a slave to almighty MS. I play the best of Nintendo games, playstation (including vr), and the best of ms games (not many to choose from) on my pc.

This next gen is further the gap between quality titles and MS shovelware. You’ll see

No one believes you quack, its SW you can stop pretending.

I also don't have Game Pass, my broke arse buys all my games, whoops there goes that broke narrative you had lol.

Quick find another narrative :)

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@TheEroica said:

I'm wondering if the 70 dollar mark has changed your strategy for next gen gaming? We all consume games a little different, but there's a breaking point.

Last gen I nickel and dimed just about everything I could. I waited patiently for most every game I wanted to drop in price. I did buy a few 60s and a few 40s... But most game purchases stayed in that sub 30 dollar range.

I think this gen I'll buy even less day 1 games and more budget, but how about you? Can you find the patience? Do you care?

Oh, yeah. I'm probably going to do what you're doing, and just wait for things to come down. Unless it's Nintendo, games rarely keep their initial price for more than three months. Since I don't play multiplayer, I don't have to really worry about "keeping up with the Joneses," as it were.

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$130 Here in Australia.

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#47 WitIsWisdom
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An extra $10 isn't going to change my mind if I want a game day one. That said you can probably get them for $60 at Walmart... hell, just close your eyes and pretend you are buying the game at any other store... lol.

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#48 Bluestars
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doesn’t matter to me,i buy physical and trade in

£65 game or £45 game i get around 75% back...and all MS 23 first party studio for £1

CHA CHING!

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#49  Edited By Yams1980
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@SOedipus said:

Not really. Our dollar is shit in Canada so see games that cost over $70 already. I rarely buy games day-one so it won't affect me.

yeah same here. Console games especially are usually well over 80 canadian because of the overly inflated value of the american dollar, then you got excessive provincial and federal taxes on top of that... its one of several reasons I haven't gamed on consoles for over 10 years since most PC games go on sale more often compared to console games.

70 usd for a game is a no deal.

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#50  Edited By Ezekiel43
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@unicyclemonke said:

@ezekiel43: I've had trouble finding non used Nintendo games for less than 60 dollars and it kinda sucks :/ I'm basically gonna go fully digital or full pc at this point

I know. Really wish they were cheaper.

However, I'd rather spend sixty dollars on a good Nintendo game than thirty on God of War rebooted II, The Last of Us Part II, Horizon: Forbidden West, Uncharted 5, Ghosts of Tsushima, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, Days Gone, a new Infamous or almost any other western games Sony makes. I liked them more as a Japanese company. My favorite PS4 games were Gravity Rush Remastered and Shadow of the Colossus, a remaster and remake.

Downloaded console games usually aren't cheaper.