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Topic: Why Are 3DS E-Shop Games So Overpriced Lately?

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Mordresh

41. Posted:

Bankai wrote:

The iOS version is underpriced. Why do people immediately assume that the lowest price is the fair one? It's not fair when it's unsustainably cheap. The only real problem with iOS for gaming is that is has spearheaded a flight to the bottom where people now thing that a game that runs for hours should cost $0.99

It's not a good thing. I am glad that Nintendo is trying to insist that games have value.

Couldn't agree more.

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42. Posted:

I really hope no one has paid 13 quid for the pokedex pro -.-

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I downloaded Gunman Clive to keep me occupied during a flight and it was fantastic value (especially when you're surrounded by easyJet sandwiches and bottled water combos at £8 a pop). I'm pretty picky concerning games in general but the trailer for Gunman Clive was self-deprecatingly funny and I felt like the makers had earned their 2 quid just for that. The 'blox games feel like great value. Art of Balance kept me going for a good while. It comes to a point where even if I'm paying a premium, I'm prepared to do it to support worthy people.
In a wider context, I think I do this with Nintendo in general. £179.99 for an XL is pretty steep but I feel like I'm getting a crafted, quality product and it's the same with the games. For decent games that are worth playing, they're getting the pricing right, though anything on the eShop that's an app could have it's price halved, including the Pokedex. Calculators and clocks aren't worth £1.79.

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44. Posted:

Shadowing27 wrote:

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Yeah, I can't afford FREE.
And 3D Pro is 10 dollars less than the App version.

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Nothing on the Eshop is overpriced. If it's $8, it's usually a long game or a well made one. And pokedex 3D pro isn't even something you can complain about, as it's the SAME price as the paper book, if not cheaper. Plus it's 10 dollars less than the iOS

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45. Posted:

Fair do's ^^

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$15 for something I can essentially get on the Internet is ridiculous

You can say that for a lot of things..

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47. Posted:

I don't care if Mutant Mudds costs more on the 3DS, I wanted it to play on the go and NOT with crappy touch screen controls on my phone. Just because you don't see those factors as worth a bit more cash doesn't mean everyone doesn't.

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48. Posted:

I don't find them to be too out of touch. The only gripe I have is Angry Birds (which is totally OT). I got a 3D puzzles game for $5.99 which includes loads of puzzles. The 3D version of pict o crat was only $3.99. Admittedly I don't know much about Pokemon as I don't play it, but I have to agree that for something named rollodex, that has to be overpriced at $14.99. Bit Trip is $14.99 in the eshop and $19.99 at the retailer. I think everything is pretty fairly priced in the big picture though.

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49. Posted:

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I downloaded Gunman Clive to keep me occupied during a flight and it was fantastic value (especially when you're surrounded by easyJet sandwiches and bottled water combos at £8 a pop). I'm pretty picky concerning games in general but the trailer for Gunman Clive was self-deprecatingly funny and I felt like the makers had earned their 2 quid just for that. The 'blox games feel like great value. Art of Balance kept me going for a good while. It comes to a point where even if I'm paying a premium, I'm prepared to do it to support worthy people.
In a wider context, I think I do this with Nintendo in general. £179.99 for an XL is pretty steep but I feel like I'm getting a crafted, quality product and it's the same with the games. For decent games that are worth playing, they're getting the pricing right, though anything on the eShop that's an app could have it's price halved, including the Pokedex. Calculators and clocks aren't worth £1.79.

Totally agree!

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50. Posted:

Some of the Retail Titles are rediculously priced. Pilot Wings 39.99 in the eshop and 17.99 at most online outlets. Zenonia 7.99-Eshop and .99 cents in the apple and android markets. I think gamers should boycott the market because of examples like this. I am not against the Eshop Ive spent quite a bit in it. But they offer no discount sales and old software is left there to die at weird prices when it cheaper in the other markets.

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51. Posted:

There have been sales...

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rayword45

52. Posted:

Yes, 6 weeks of sales 7 months ago, then Nintendo went back to sleeping up their own derrieres.

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53. Posted:

Windy wrote:

Some of the Retail Titles are rediculously priced. Pilot Wings 39.99 in the eshop and 17.99 at most online outlets. Zenonia 7.99-Eshop and .99 cents in the apple and android markets. I think gamers should boycott the market because of examples like this. I am not against the Eshop Ive spent quite a bit in it. But they offer no discount sales and old software is left there to die at weird prices when it cheaper in the other markets.

Another solution: buy the cheaper versions. Problem solved! :)

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Yes, 6 weeks of sales 7 months ago, then Nintendo went back to sleeping up their own derrieres.

In America, Japan had Denpa men 2, pokedex 3D Pro, Harmo Knight, and Kirby's adventure go on sale

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55. Posted:

And that's why NOJ and NOE are freaking awesome compared to NOA, also the whole 500 points thing for the Wii they did way back when.

NOA is a bunch of cheapskates who don't realize what causes more sales. Discounts would be nice, nobody with logic is asking for them to charge half the price of a physical copy for the same game.

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Lately? Did the prices rise? Has the eShop been around long enough to justify the use of the word "lately"?

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And that's why NOJ and NOE are freaking badass compared to NOA, also the whole 500 points thing for the Wii they did way back when.

NOA is a bunch of cheapskates who don't realize what causes more sales. Discounts would be nice, nobody with logic is asking for them to charge half the price of a physical copy for the same game.

Btw, their prices are normally higher. IRONY!

Also, what the heck is the last part supposed to mean?

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58. Posted:

legend of zelda four swords anniversary was for the anniversary only, it wounldnt have as much value if it was just out forever, i myself am lucky to have it

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rayword45 wrote:

And that's why NOJ and NOE are freaking awesome compared to NOA, also the whole 500 points thing for the Wii they did way back when.

NOA is a bunch of cheapskates who don't realize what causes more sales. Discounts would be nice, nobody with logic is asking for them to charge half the price of a physical copy for the same game.

Btw, their prices are normally higher. IRONY!

Also, what the heck is the last part supposed to mean?

A. Dude, please stop making sarcastic rebuttals to my (emphasis on pretty much mine alone) posts, especially when half of your responses are either "wut?" or some terrible justificiation.

B. Higher prices doesn't mean you shouldn't have discounts. If that's the case, then all those big name worldwide chains must be doing it wrong.

C. As in NOA sucks when it comes to incentives. We didn't get free points for internet linking (something lacking with Wiis overall) like the other regions did. We haven't gotten a single sale since August.

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60. Posted:

North America has a bigger population than, say, the UK, Australia, or Japan, so every sale kinda counts over in those countries whereas here they're guaranteed to get enough sales without incentives in NA.

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