So how much are the new hot games nowadays for the

sgtourism

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How low do they fall to? And how long does it take?


For instance, PC games come out at about $40-50, but usually fall to $30 in a short time. And even fall to $10-20 after 1-2 years
 

SteveGrabowski

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Huh? PC games come out at $60. Just went on Steam and Cyberpunk, Deathloop, Resident Evil Village, Halo Infinite (SP), Forza Horizon 5, Monster Hunter Rise are all $59.99. Don't know where this myth of PC games being cheaper than console comes from.
 

Commodus

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How low do they fall to? And how long does it take?


For instance, PC games come out at about $40-50, but usually fall to $30 in a short time. And even fall to $10-20 after 1-2 years
Well, for a start, there hasn't been a Wii or Wii U console on sale for years... I think you mean the Switch. :p

I wouldn't say prices are directly comparable (it's not uncommon to see $60 console and PC games when new), but you do see steep price drops depending on the game and how long it has been since launch. Assassin's Creed Valhalla for PS4/PS5 is 60 percent off at the PlayStation Store several months after release, but a hot and more recent game like Elden Ring is still full price at last check.

Really, don't worry about game pricing. You buy a console for other reasons — because the overall cost is lower than a good gaming PC, for instance, or because you'd rather play in the living room than isolate yourself in a den. Me, I originally got into consoles to see what I was missing, but I've kept with them in part because it saves me from being chained to Windows PCs; I'm free to use a Mac.
 

Commodus

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55 here and games were 50 bucks in the 80s. So, in nearly 40 years they went up 10 bucks.
That's a pretty good counter to inflation, I'd say!

Not to excuse any and all price increases, but it's also important to remember that you're probably milking a ton of value out of any one game. Let's say you buy a $60 blockbuster. Even if the campaign is 10 hours, that's $6 per hour... and that's not including multiplayer. Arguably a better value than movie tickets or a night on the town.
 

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That's a pretty good counter to inflation, I'd say!

Not to excuse any and all price increases, but it's also important to remember that you're probably milking a ton of value out of any one game. Let's say you buy a $60 blockbuster. Even if the campaign is 10 hours, that's $6 per hour... and that's not including multiplayer. Arguably a better value than movie tickets or a night on the town.
True. I've clocked 250 hours in elden ring and I plan on several playthroughs.
 
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You gotta remember too there were a handful of $70-$80 games on SNES and N64 too because they used more memory than standard carts and it was expensive back then. You can physically feel it too because the cartridges are heavier than the standard sized games.
 

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You gotta remember too there were a handful of $70-$80 games on SNES and N64 too because they used more memory than standard carts and it was expensive back then. You can physically feel it too because the cartridges are heavier than the standard sized games.
I believe there were even pricy NES games. $50-60 back in 1985 was a good chunk of change to drop.
 

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