Game prices on the rise?

By Julio Franco
Jun 18, 2003
  1. Olefarte from our forums pointed out this article over at MSNBC discussing a possible raise in videogame prices. I believe we have discussed this before and most gamers actually expected some kind of price drop from the typical $40-50 we have been paying the last decade, in reality however development budgets have increased considerably and 'triple-A' titles have been selling quite well at an unmovable $49.99.

    Over the next year, approximately 750 new titles will hit the market. If past sales figures offer any clues, said Pachter, the top 50 to 60 games will rake in 50 percent of the total sales. “Once you see those numbers, it’s easy to see that half could command a $60 price point,” he said.

    The key word is “could.” Pachter said he believes that the Xbox version of “Doom III,” scheduled for release later this year, may go for $59.99. But he admits that he’s the only guy on Wall Street to predict the price jump.
  2. And corporations and governments and watchdog societies wonder why people pirate software. Half of the titles that sell for $50 aren't even worth the $14.99 bargain bin. Of course, you won't know that until after you've spent your $$$.

    Stinking money grubbers.
  3. bedlam_4

    bedlam_4 TS Rookie Posts: 156

    Hmmm, how much do you spend on a night out?
    We spent $53.00 (U.S.) for a two hour movie pop corn and soda.
    Rugrats Go Wild.

    I suppose that by your rational we should have snuck in and stole the popcorn.
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