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shaneoh

41. Posted:

ogo79 wrote:

hes right, and my persuasive emails to nintendo arent helping prices go down either.

That's the problem with an email, no matter how persuasive it might be, it lacks the emphasis that a letter written in blood brings

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It's a fair price for GBA games of that caliber, considering that the worst NES games sell on the eShop for 5€. I'm not saying it is a convenient price, but these games are probably worth it because they are good and they have aged rather well. It's a better value for money than the NES or GameBoy crap on the eShop.
I'd have no trouble paying 7€ for these games because I know I'm going to get my money's worth in fun. Same goes with some SNES games for 8€. It's when Nintendo prices Vegas Stakes or Pilotwings as much as A Link to the Past that they're doing something wrong.

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@Unca_Lz So you're saying I shouldn't have the opinion that UK GBA games should be priced same as SNES like they're in every other region.

Well, it does depend on your economy. EU was getting physical retail games cheaper than in the U.S., but I didn't hear any complaints. The economy and such determines those prices, which is info we don't have.

I can agree that NES or SNES games could probably be a bit cheaper, but GBA is newer. It's just like how they charged $10 for Earthbound. There was demand, but I don't think that's necessarily what's going on here.

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44. Posted:

shaneoh wrote:

ogo79 wrote:

hes right, and my persuasive emails to nintendo arent helping prices go down either.

That's the problem with an email, no matter how persuasive it might be, it lacks the emphasis that a letter written in blood brings

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45. Posted:

ogo79 wrote:

shaneoh wrote:

ogo79 wrote:

hes right, and my persuasive emails to nintendo arent helping prices go down either.

That's the problem with an email, no matter how persuasive it might be, it lacks the emphasis that a letter written in blood brings

i like the way you think. we can go places together.

But all emails from @ogo79 ARE written in blood.

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@Unca_Lz So you're saying I shouldn't have the opinion that UK GBA games should be priced same as SNES like they're in every other region.

Oh you can have an opinion. However, the "value" of the games is solely controlled by Nintendo and not any market, so any perceived value is completely pointless

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47. Posted:

the_shpydar wrote:

ogo79 wrote:

shaneoh wrote:

ogo79 wrote:

hes right, and my persuasive emails to nintendo arent helping prices go down either.

That's the problem with an email, no matter how persuasive it might be, it lacks the emphasis that a letter written in blood brings

i like the way you think. we can go places together.

But all emails from @ogo79 ARE written in blood.

Blood and gold. :D

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@Unca_Lz Yes I think we're all aware that Nintendo set the pricing but that's not what the op was asking, the op clearly found the pricing structure for the GBA games [bold]in the UK[/bold] to be a bit high, I agreed pointing out that we're the only region paying more for GBA then we did for SNES one counter argument was that GBA games are newer then SNES but if that were the case GBC would cost more than SNES but it doesn't.
The offer thing I found weird was that the US had a two pricing level structure that is non-existent in every other region why is that? I do think some of are just looking at the US pricing as dismissing the op without considering other regions pricing.

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49. Posted:

I'm pretty sure the original poster was going more for a

"These old games are not worth more than £2.99. Why are they being sold for more than that."

Instead of a

"Why is the UK paying more for them than the rest of the world, that's unfair."

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@Moorpheel Pound sterling is UK currency not EU and yes his original point was a tad ridiculous but he made a few good points I was just looking at it from a more realistic viewpoint.

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conman2012

51. Posted:

Happy with the price. Purchased Advance Wars to give it a go.

Here the GBA are cheaper than SNES, which was a pleasant suprize.

I have saved bundles of cash by not buying certain VC games, E Shop games and retail games that I didn't consider worth the cost. And I haven't complained about it too much. Because I was saving all that money I didn't want to spend on them...

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DefHalan

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I purchased Advance Wars, Superstar Saga, and Metroid Fusion. I think the prices are fair. I am in US so maybe it is different else where. I don't think it is fair to judge console/handheld prices to smartphone prices. Prices are so low (most tge time free) on phones to bait casuals. It is really ddifficult to make a profit on phones. For every thousand apps made maybe 1 is profitable

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SCAR392

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@Jazzer94
EU/UK's pricing structure is different. We're not "dismissing" it, because it's not our region. We're dismissing it, because the pricing structure is different, as mentioned.

Also, GBA games are more advanced than GBC(obviously). Even though, GBC games are newer, they're still essentially portable NES games. GBA games are akin to SNES games, and are newer, to boot,

Nintendo isn't BSing people. They do determine they're own prices, as @LZ says, but it is still ultimately based around the economy and currency exchange rates. Like I said in a previous post, Wii U games were cheaper in UK/EU, despite having a stronger currency. No one complained, so it comes off as being entitled when complaints ARE thrown the other way.

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SCAR392 wrote:

@Jazzer94
EU/UK's pricing structure is different. We're not "dismissing" it, because it's not our region. We're dismissing it, because the pricing structure is different, as mentioned.

Also, GBA games are more advanced than GBC(obviously). Even though, GBC games are newer, they're still essentially portable NES games. GBA games are akin to SNES games, and are newer, to boot,

Nintendo isn't BSing people. They do determine they're own prices, as @LZ says, but it is still ultimately based around the economy and currency exchange rates. Like I said in a previous post, Wii U games were cheaper in UK/EU, despite having a stronger currency. No one complained, so it comes off as being entitled when complaints ARE thrown the other way.

Just curious when were UK games cheaper I can't recall that so it had to be a good while ago now.
Edit: Coming from someone who is half American and goes over often.

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55. Posted:

@Jazzer94
Around the time W101 and Deus Ex came out. Almost every game was at least $5-10 cheaper in U.S. dollars, as a disc copy.

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brooks83

56. Posted:

I'm ok with the price. Especially since these will be all brand new experiences for me. I haven't played a handheld game since the original GB :p

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SCAR392 wrote:

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Around the time W101 and Deus Ex came out. Almost every game was at least $5-10 cheaper in U.S. dollars, as a disc copy.

RRP was £40 (normally £50 but most retailers now under cut that a bit at launch) in the UK at launch only a few places were marginally cheaper around £2 to stay competitive at the time frame you're talking about £40 converted to $62, right now you can get most first party Wii U and 3DS games cheaper in the US obviously this changes but the majority of the time that just how it is I get that but for this specific situation I'm saying that the pricing for the GBA games on the UK e-shop does not follow the clear structure of the rest of the prices I'm only talking about the UK no where else because every other regions pricing makes at least some sense.

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James1993

58. Posted:

The prices are not wrong you are exaggerating.

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59. Posted:

Ryno wrote:

The awesome thing is, if you think a product is to expensive you don't have to buy it!

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the prices are wrong, they're too low :p

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