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I was suprised at the prices when I saw it and apparently Im not the only one. Sony is now looking into stepping in on pricing the Minis instead of letting the publishers decide by putting pricing parameters up. Minis were suppose to be cheap and small games. We got small and not very cheap games.

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castlehominid99

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I think that the pricing is pretty fair since they are ipod ports but with better controls and no more touch I like tetris and hero of sparta and think that they are well priced for what is in them not sure about the othere minis though since I don't have them

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DarkG

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yeah, they are overpriced... they have to compete with retail games and PSN games, they can't just put those high prices on them... to be honest, I would get a PSOne Classic instead of getting a mini, they are almost the same price, but the PSOne Classic just have more content...

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@DarkG... that is exactly what Ive been doing is buying PSone Games instead of Minis. Hero of Sparta looks great but its too much for the small game. Especially when its like 4 bucks cheaper on iPhone.

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I'd like them to be a little cheaper, yeah, but I don't find them way overpriced. Maybe just a smidge. :)

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@Corbie.... yeah I dont think they are way overpriced either. I remember when you first heard of the Minis they would be .99-$5 USD and was a little suprised when I saw the higher prices and it really did stop me from buying. Instead I bought Prinny and Pandorium.

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Uh-oh, slapshot is angry with DSiWare and PSP Minis?!

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They seem to be priced fair enough...about as fair as anything on PSN will be, anyways.:P

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It seems like everything Sony does is overpriced. Wait about a year or two and they'll come down.

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Actaully I read about this on another today and just wanted to see what you guys thought. It was just different that I was expecting to see when I clicked on the PSP Minis menu and saw the prices.

Oh Oddworld games are offically coming to PSone Classics. That is Great news to be playin some Oddworld on my PSP soon. I cant wait.

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castlehominid99

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the games aren't a ripoff hero of sparta is pretty long and tetris has over 40 game modes and achievements and 15 different levels of difficulty on each gameplay mode

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castlehominid99 wrote:

the games aren't a ripoff hero of sparta is pretty long and tetris has over 40 game modes and achievements and 15 different levels of difficulty on each gameplay mode

Tetris looks a LOT like the one in the iTunes App Store, just for twice the price... and when you can get full games for the same money and a bit more, you easily see that the PSP minis ARE a ripoff... remember they must compete with what's being offered on the PSN for PSP... they don't even remotely have the same amount of content that a PSOne Classic has, or a full retail game has...

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I wouldnt say ripoff because its only a few bucks difference but the issue does lie in that the games are the same and they are higher priced on PSP and that is Not cool and Im glad Sony is stepping in.

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Hardy83

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I completely understand why companies like Sony and Nintendo have higher prices. They want to turn a profit for themselves and the devs, and not have their systems turn into the confusing bloated mess that the App store is.

But I think there's a line to draw since a lot of games are from the app store. I think charging a 5.99 game for 10 bucks on another system is a bit much. That's like going on the App store and seeing asphalt 4 for 1.99 then looking on the DSi and seeing it for $8. It's just a bit much.

As for the minis, there's only a few out so we'll see how things go in a month or so.

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castlehominid99

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They are not overpriced you get better controls so you have to pay 4 dollars more

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castlehominid99 wrote:

They are not overpriced you get better controls so you have to pay 4 dollars more

the better controls are on the cheaper version (Touch screen is a lot more intuitive).

also, remember that every single download you make from PSN, costs money to the publisher on top of Sony's slice on that price... if Sony takes a bigger slice of the price than Apple, then minis will be pricier than Apps...

Anyway, that's not the point of why they are overpriced... what's important is what you are getting for your money, copared on what else can you get on that same system... and as I see it, you can get full retail games (that come in UMDs too) for the same prices! and you can even get PSOne games for those prices! you an get a LOT more content for the same money... that means minis are a ripoff and are overpriced, no matter how hard castlehominid99 (our resident Sony fanboy as it looks like lol) tries to defend them...

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@DarkG.... your exactly right. When I can grab a PSone game for $6 bucks why would I grab a small game for the same price. Some of my favorite games on my PSP are Castlevania Chronicles, Street Fighter Alpha, Jet Moto, Syphon Filter and Prinny all of wich are PSone Classics with exception of Prinny wich I also downloaded for $10. So yeah the Minis have to come down in price to be competive with its own products.

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The ESRB is the one big reason that the PSP Minis are higher priced. They have now reduced their prices to $800USD on ALL games developed for under $250,000 wich would definately land directly on the PSP Minis. SO maybe this will bring the prices down some.

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i am not a huge fan of minis just think that they aren't a huge ripoff and only hero of sparta and tetris are good minis.

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