- Feb 6, 2007
New games haven't routinely debuted at $40... ever. New games on the SNES were anywhere from $50-70, PSX and Saturn games were $50, N64 games were $60-70, PS2 and Xbox were $50, PS3 and Xbox 360 have been $50-60. PC games have generally followed suit. I don't get this tendency to look at the past through rose-colored glasses as if game companies have somehow recently gotten greedy despite not raising prices on software for the last 25 years. And given how often brand new games are offered on sale for 33% or more off through Amazon, Steam, GoG and other places, this actually seems like the best time in the world to be a video game consumer.AP, I know what you are talking about, and I agree. But the key here is simple, I am disappointed that it has taken this long for prices to come down (they have not yet).
Most games drop in price quicker than this. I have been waiting patiently (and looking each weekend). I am at the $20-$30 range for most games I buy (less for smaller indies) so $60... when games like this cost $40 not too long ago (5 years?) is just too much.
My two cents.