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Saturday March 5, 2005 5:34 pm

Next Gen Games Pack Big Price Tags


Posted by Oscar M. Cantu Categories: Video Games


EA Next Gen MaddenDuring Sony’s annual retailer gathering Destination Playstation, Sega announced that the price of their video games for next generation consoles will most likely start at $59.99. They went on to speculate that EA Sports games could start at a bank-breaking $69.99. That’s roughly a $10-$30 price increase from the current pricing scheme. However, if the games are worth it, gamers are sure to cough up the dough – especially when NFL games are EA exclusive. We can probably expect to see something similar to the Platinum Hits category Xbox currently employs to help entice more game sales.

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And they wonder why people bootleg their #### and emulate it.  I well, sucks to be them.

$50 was already too much, im going to mod my next system

this greater-than-$50 pricepoint is pretty rediculous. they’re going to have a lot of people waiting for when they get on clearance.

what are we going to see in the next 10 yrs? 100 dollar games?

It costs almost $10 to see a movie or $20 -$25 to buy the DVD, that’s only 2 hours of entertainment. I’d say most games provide well over 10-12 hours of game play, making a $50 - $60 price tag actually quite a bargain.

I don’t know how many times someone has to point this out, but NES and SNES and N64 games all had at least a some of their games priced more than $50 in their days. Factor in inflation from the last 20 years and we’re paying much less for games than we were back then.

$60 does seem like a lot.  But if all of the graphics look like this then it might be worth it.


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