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Asian_Lara
14-04-06, 06:46
I remember not long ago, the price for a new released game is about 40 dollars, not it went up to 50 :mad: and to day, I looked at the XBOX 360 games on the shelves and I was "Holly cow! 60 bucks ??!!!??!!", and it is very possible the PS3 games are gonna be up to 70 bucks :hea:

FourBalls
14-04-06, 06:50
Well...New games have always been expensive. And the differense comes from consoles too. If you buy the game for PC, of course it'll be cheaper. The newer the console, the more expensive the game.
:)

angelika
14-04-06, 07:18
I remember not long ago, the price for a new released game is about 40 dollars, not it went up to 50 :mad: and to day, I looked at the XBOX 360 games on the shelves and I was "Holly cow! 60 bucks ??!!!??!!", and it is very possible the PS3 games are gonna be up to 70 bucks :hea:

I bought TR7 for 60 :mad:

TrojanMan
14-04-06, 07:31
Games are costing more to make, and gamers just flat out expect more nowadays. Meeting these requirements costs an awful lot of money, thus selling prices or forced to increase for a greater chance of developers and publishers grossing in or at least breaking even on the budget.

laracroft2122
14-04-06, 08:05
I bought TR7 for 60 :mad:
Holy Cow
I bought mine for GBP 29.99 and I think that's a good price for me to pay :)
But for your sake to hell with all the crap they think they need to put prices up for :mad:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But for me :yah:

Zip
14-04-06, 08:12
I paid 37 on the morning of release friday, i v rarely pay full money for a game but still,i asked how much they would give if i traded it back in on sunday mornin they said 20,i would never trade it back in but still 17 i lost over like 2 days and its in mint condition then as i walked out i looked and the preowned they where selling at 30 so they would have made 27 on me from me buying it and trading it back

I usually buy preowned but even thats become a koke its so damn expensive to play good games now AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH:hea:

Spitfire
14-04-06, 16:21
Um i actually have to say its getting better for PC gamers because they used to be the same price as a Console game but are now 10-20 dollars cheaper when i go to buy them, another reason why im sticking to PC gaming.

Ross
14-04-06, 16:22
i remember back in the day, Megadrive games used to be 50-60. now THAT'S expensive!

Asian_Lara
14-04-06, 23:40
I bought TR7 for 60 :mad:

how come it cost much more where you live than others ?

meansizzler
14-04-06, 23:50
and to day, I looked at the XBOX 360 games on the shelves and I was "Holly cow! 60 bucks ??!!!??!!",

Over here a 360 game is like 50 that's like 80 bucks, and Top spin 2 works out to like 80 bucks over here while you get it for 40 bucks so stop whining...:D

wantafanta
15-04-06, 04:42
I never buy a game just released. I wait at least 3 months. The price ususally comes way down by then. If it was $50 US just out, 6 months later it is $29 or even less. I refuse to pay $50 for a game. The most I ever paid was $20 I think. I know it's hard to wait, especially if there hasn't been a new Tomb Raider in 2 years. But if you waited 2 years, another few months won't hurt. You'll have something to look forward to. I bought TR4 and TR5 together as a "twin pack" for only $10.95! What a deal. And I got TR3 for $3! Of course, that was 5 years after it was released. But that was because my old Compaq only had 2 megs of video memory and TR3 used 4!

Lost_Raider
15-04-06, 04:58
I remember in PC Gamer mag, they are doing a 10 year recap...and a copy of the original Warcraft in 1995 cost $60~$70 dollars when released for Windows...now that is a rip-off.

Satu
15-04-06, 05:02
I used to buy games as soon as they hit the shelf but now I usually rent. In Aust a new release costs $90(PS2 & XBox) which is about 54Euro, 38GBP & 66USD. As for Xbox360 the games here are $110.
I'd rather rent and if I really like a game then I would buy it when the price drops.

T.Onix
15-04-06, 05:07
and I was "Holly cow! 60 bucks ??!!!??!!",
Did Someone call?

mau3genius
15-04-06, 05:19
Did Someone call?

:vlol: :D :tea:

Satu
15-04-06, 05:21
Did Someone call?

:vlol:

EK-MDi
15-04-06, 15:49
i remember back in the day, Megadrive games used to be 50-60. now THAT'S expensive!
EXACTLY. Games are actually a lot cheaper than they used to be.

Raydai
15-04-06, 16:02
I don't know why a lot of people are complaining about the prices. Its like they want every game in the world. A game cost millions and millions to make and if it good then I find 50/60 cheap and if the game is bad then I let it eat some dust in the stores.

D3M0N
15-04-06, 16:04
Well, I payed 44 on release day (PC-Version). Normal here in germany...

Lara Lover
15-04-06, 16:10
Well, I bought Legend for 32. As, I was going to preorder on Amazon for 17.99 but, I was scared I wouldn't get it on the day of release so, I went to PC World and got it for 32! :(

Lavinder
15-04-06, 16:11
I got Legend for 17.99 :ton:

But I do agree that game prices are getting high so my dad moans more.

Lavinder
15-04-06, 16:13
Well, I bought Legend for 32. As, I was going to preorder on Amazon for 17.99 but, I was scared I wouldn't get it on the day of release so, I went to PC World and got it for 32! :(

I got mine from PC World, you pay for it on the website and collect it in an hours time :D

Poor you :(

TombRaiderLover
15-04-06, 16:13
i remember back in the day, Megadrive games used to be 50-60. now THAT'S expensive!

I've got a small console with six complete Megadrive games and it olny cost me about 6.00

Lara Lover
15-04-06, 16:13
I knew you could do that. Darn Dad!

YvesSL
15-04-06, 16:29
And the shizzle is that people still buy games and consoles so of course they'll go up.

But I don't care. I'm one of those people who buys it no matter what.

I bought Legend for PS2 for $60 too.

Grenade
15-04-06, 16:36
Did Someone call? :vlol: ROFL!!

Ampersand
15-04-06, 16:36
Only the new games are expensive, and I don't bother buying them as soon as they're out. Waste of money IMO. But the older ones are much cheaper - you can get Morrowind at my local PC World for £10. :D

T-Raider
15-04-06, 16:37
I bout Legend for 20 pound but the prices have gone up after that

Celephais
15-04-06, 16:54
EXACTLY. Games are actually a lot cheaper than they used to be.

New Atari ST games used to be almost invariably 25 around 1989-1991. It was the best we had at the time, but the thought of paying 25 today for an ATari ST game seems beyond outrageous. I personally think modern games give pretty good value for money.

YvesSL
15-04-06, 16:55
I buy games from eBay.

Airave
15-04-06, 17:02
I pre-ordered from Amazon, Germany for 60 Euro's.
The price went DOWN! twice and I ended up paying
40 Euro's for it (39,99). That is for PS2. Have seen
PC for 30.

clairelovestlc
15-04-06, 21:15
i onl payed 17 for legend... good old pc

Night Crawler
15-04-06, 22:02
Megadrive/Genesis games used to cost £60 each! They're much cheaper now, I remember forking out £60 for Sonic 3.

Ross
16-04-06, 15:24
lol yeah and the MK games were sooo expensive!

riprse
17-04-06, 09:33
its a bloody rip off i know some one who works in a game shop & they get there games at cost which is 20 /25. off the shelf its 40/ 45 what a mark up.. allthough i get my games at cost as well:ton:

Asian_Lara
18-04-06, 01:38
Did Someone call?

OMFG :vlol: :vlol: :vlol:

RoseTyler
18-04-06, 01:45
Is videogame price increasing? :confused:

I remember having to pay about 50 for my TR games and Legend only cost me 30 :p

Asian_Lara
18-04-06, 01:46
I don't know why a lot of people are complaining about the prices. Its like they want every game in the world. A game cost millions and millions to make and if it good then I find 50/60 cheap and if the game is bad then I let it eat some dust in the stores.

I don't want everygame in the world, but I don't wanna buy a game that costs as much as the cost of food we buy to eat in a week. I guess you make good money so you don't know why others are complaining they have to work 7-8 hours just to buy a freaking game. I know a game costs lots of money (especially the good ones) but I don't think it cost more and more every year cuz as we know, the price of home technology supplies just keeps decreasing.

Asian_Lara
18-04-06, 01:47
Is videogame price increasing? :confused:

I remember having to pay about 50 for my TR games and Legend only cost me 30 :p

and I remember seeing 40 dollar tag on the shelf of PoP:The sands of time, and now still the same shelf but Legend cost 50$

RoseTyler
18-04-06, 01:49
and I remember seeing 40 dollar tag on the shelf of PoP:The sands of time, and now still the same shelf but Legend cost 50$

Thats odd. It must be different in other countries.

average stalker
18-04-06, 02:31
the best thing to do is wait until a game is out for about a year and then it'll be about 1/2 the original cost.

Joseph
18-04-06, 02:36
Well Legend costs €49.95 here. Normal price. I could eat a week of that but also buy this game... Why has it to be compared, and if so, why would it not be fair? :confused: Terrific game > 1 week to eat? :confused:

tombfan91
18-04-06, 02:43
i don't remember game prices increasing every game i have bought cost me 50.00 as and other usual game i have bought same goes for legend. i always if you save up and you really like and want that game treat yourself to it lol

BoyTRaider
18-04-06, 02:48
It keeps increasing because a bunch of people keep buying them. :p

Joseph
18-04-06, 02:49
That has never been a reason to increase price BoyTRaider.

Raydai
18-04-06, 05:32
Its expensive if you want every game out there. I only buy action/adventure games for my PC and PS2 and sometimes I wait untill it is cheaper (goes pretty quick these days) but if I really want it then I buy it immediatley and 50 or 60 is fair enough for a game that is good.

dark_angel_7
18-04-06, 10:54
Well what can you expect from money-greedy developers/publishers? But us lucky PC users always have the same cheap, cheap prices forever! :D

Asian_Lara
19-04-06, 08:05
Well Legend costs €49.95 here. Normal price. I could eat a week of that but also buy this game... Why has it to be compared, and if so, why would it not be fair? :confused: Terrific game > 1 week to eat? :confused:

It has to be compared cuz I don't have enought money to not do that. I get paid for only 7 bucks an hour and have to pay all kind of jjob taxes and stuff. I also have a family to support, and well, I need money to support myself too. To buy a 50 bucks game I have to work 7-8 hours and well, I can use that much of money for something else more important to keep me and my family survive as food, rent, ... and they don't release only one game a year.

Asian_Lara
19-04-06, 08:07
It keeps increasing because a bunch of people keep buying them. :p

it is somehow right, what if they increased the price too high and ppl would think "Nah, I can't afford to buy it" then they wouldn't be able to sell games to lots of ppl and they would have to change the price back.