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Old 10-16-2020, 09:59 AM   #1
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$69.99 games are the standard now for next-gen

How do you guys feel? Most PS5/Xbox games are now going to be priced regularly at $69.99, an increase over the $59.99 standard since the PS3/360 era.

I'll probably be buying far less games brand new (oh who am I kidding, I haven't bought a game at full price in at least a decade already), but I'm curious how many of you feel about this. Switch games should remain $59.99 for the forseeable future at least.
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Old 10-16-2020, 10:07 AM   #2
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If anything, I see it as a potential positive if we can get the extra $10 out of the way as opposed to developers trying to nickel & dime us while we play the game. Sure, they may still try, but there has been a lot of push back and this could help alleviate the issue.

Another thing to consider is there may be more flexibility in pricing. Games like "Lost Odyssey" and "Miles Morales" are showing you can do great games with smaller scopes and a cheaper price. I like having those type of options, because as much as I love single-player games, I don't need them to all be upwards of 10 hours. I enjoy a well-paced, dense experience that I can replay.

Edit: Meant "Lost Legacy".

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Old 10-16-2020, 10:46 AM   #3
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Ridiculous since they'll still be bloated with microtransactions and DLC, but yeah I mostly buy games on sale with rare exceptions and only console I care to own is Nintendo's, I'm pretty much done with console gaming otherwise. Play on PC I can wait for things to get cheap on steam and play on my PC or my VR headset so for me there's no need for consoles any longer in 2020 outside Nintendo.
Sucks for those who are going to be gaming on PS5/Xbox.
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Old 10-16-2020, 10:58 AM   #4
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Well, that sort of paints a wide brush on every developer, which can be inaccurate. Not every developer implements micro-transactions right now. You have developers like CDPR and Naughty Dog who are making very dense games and giving away free updates.
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Old 10-16-2020, 11:02 AM   #5
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Thank God for game pass.

Also, Lost Odyssey is a game from like 2007.
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Old 10-16-2020, 11:36 AM   #6
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Whoops. I was thinking of "Lost Legacy", the Uncharted game. But yeah, it certainly makes Game Pass all the more valuable.
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Old 10-16-2020, 12:36 PM   #7
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Sadly I still have to get a PS5 because I like Sony's exclusives, and there's no other places to play most of them.

Demon Souls, Spiderman, Ratchet and Clank, the next God of War and Horizon 2, and whatever Naughty Dog does next (The Last of Us Part 3 or another Uncharted), are all still exclusive besides the years late port of Horizon on PC. If Sony's games weren't still exclusive to PS5...I probably wouldn't have a reason to get a PS5 at all. But I also buy third party games there too.
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Old 10-16-2020, 12:52 PM   #8
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Perhaps had the system came out a year or so ago, but in the USA a good part of the country is still in lockdown. There really not going to have the money to spend about 70 bucks on.
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Old 10-16-2020, 05:49 PM   #9
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Meh. By the time it is worth it to buy a PS5 I doubt it will still be the case.
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Old 10-16-2020, 06:29 PM   #10
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Perhaps had the system came out a year or so ago, but in the USA a good part of the country is still in lockdown. There really not going to have the money to spend about 70 bucks on.
PS5 pre-orders and Xbox pre-orders are already off the charts. "Gamers" don't care about a pandemic, they spend their money on games.
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Old 10-21-2020, 08:48 PM   #11
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Yeah, with inflation NES games would have been like $119 so $70 isn't even that bad.
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Old 10-22-2020, 11:15 AM   #12
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Honestly, it's silly to expect video games to stay the same price after 10+ years. Everything else is subjective to inflation, let alone the expanded scope of these games.
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Old 10-22-2020, 12:27 PM   #13
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I remember buying Mortal Kombat Trilogy on N64 for $69.99 back in 1997. I remember my parents not wanting to spend $70 on me for videogames...which back in 90's money...was insane.

$70 is a lot of money now just for 1 game...now imagine that back in the 90's. Yikes.
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Old 10-22-2020, 07:10 PM   #14
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Most N64 games were either 49.99 or 59.99 at most stores only EB games, Babbages and the like charged way more for N64 games. As a kid I always wondered who paid those extra $10 at those stores. I remember when games were only the "big" gifts either at birthday parties and christmas so you had to be careful with what you chose but it also meant you spent hours and hours on that game which isn't as much the case anymore.

The cost of those games was because of cartridges for the most part so the whole "inflation" is not a great way to defend the rise in cost when there are many other factors that lead to that price point but whatever.

At least back in the day you could return games and buy used, sure that still exists but it's not as prevalent, especially since a large portion buys digitally. And are there even places that rent games anymore? Of course this will only help streaming gaming services become more popular in the future and services like game pass.
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Old 10-22-2020, 08:51 PM   #15
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Digital rentals are pretty much Xbox Game Pass and PSNow, both services allow you to "rent" hundreds of games for as long as you have an active subscription. You don't own any of the games on Xbox Game Pass or PS Now, but you have them as long as your subscription is going.

It's kind of funny because digital games are basically just really long rentals.
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Old 11-02-2020, 04:39 PM   #16
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$70 for games GTFO. I'd never pay that much unless it gave me a good old fashion reach around and took me behind a Denny's.
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Old 11-02-2020, 04:43 PM   #17
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There are GameStops where you can make this dream a reality, but they tend to be in neighborhoods where it's not safe to walk home alone after.

Just saying, there are ways.
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I only know of one off the top of my head, but it's right... down there.

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Hah hah hah haaaaaaaaaa, I miss when that joke was all the rage. I'm gonna bring it back or die tryin'.
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